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What percent of users and experts removed it?
7% remove it93% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Fair
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #156
United States Rank #266
Reach 4.2361%
Installation trends (last 30 days)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 12.77 days
376.69 days >
Average installed length: 197.92 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
8.0.0 0.12%
7.9.2.33263 0.03%
7.9.2.33081 0.14%
7.9.2.33028 0.15%
7.9.2.32895 0.24%
7.9.2.32692 0.35%
7.9.2.32550 0.36%
7.9.2.32507 0.17%
7.9.2.32355 0.46%
7.9.2.32344 0.26%
7.9.2.32241 3.25%
7.9.2.32128 4.49%
7.9.2.32087 0.19%
7.9.2.31897 0.72%
7.9.2.31744 0.39%
7.9.2.31638 0.40%
7.9.2.31516 0.53%
7.9.1.31396 2.74%
7.9.1.31228 0.61%
7.9.1.31141 4.20%
7.9.1.31106 0.01%
7.9.1.30889 3.01%
7.9.1.30862 0.00%
7.9.1.30769 0.67%
7.9.1.30739 2.30%
7.9.0.30752 0.16%
7.9.0.30751 0.13%
7.9.0.30661 0.04%
7.9.0.30659 0.69%
7.9.0.30637 0.37%
7.9.0.30621 0.48%
7.9.0.30612 0.01%
7.9.0.30599 0.03%
7.8.2.30587 0.95%
7.8.2.30571 0.32%
7.8.2.30545 0.37%
7.8.2.30489 5.73%
7.8.2.30487 0.08%
7.8.2.30445 1.51%
7.8.2.30417 0.75%
7.8.2.30332 10.45%
7.8.2.30265 2.18%
7.8.2.30182 2.70%
7.8.2.30172 0.01%
7.8.2.30165 0.00%
7.8.1.30225 0.01%
7.8.1.30124 0.06%
7.8.1.30071 0.01%
7.8.1.30070 0.01%
7.8.1.30016 6.16%
7.8.1.30004 1.23%
93 versions

BitTorrent

What is BitTorrent?

BitTorrent is a desktop application that allows you to work with torrent files.BitTorrent allows you to download files available as torrents, search torrent sites for music, videos, books, software and other free or public domain material. BitTorrent will modify system settings upon installation, making the Application the default application for handling torrent files, if you do not already have an program associated with torrent files.

About  (from BitTorrent)

Since BitTorrent is offered by the team who invented the BitTorrent open source protocol, you know you will always have access to the latest and greatest technologies.

Expertly designed for fast downloads. Avoids hogging valuable system resources, runs quietly in the background, and doesn't interfere with your ...  Read more

Overview

The most used version is 7.8.2.30332, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). The software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The main program executable is bittorrent.exe. It also adds an icon to the Windows notifications area in order to provide access to the program. The software installer includes 92 files and is usually about 957.4 KB (980,376 bytes).
BitTorrent has been seen bundling various 3rd party software during the installation process. Make sure to check for and remove unused programs.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.bittorrent.com
Help link: www.bittorrent.com/btusers/guides
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\BitTorrent
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\BitTorrent\BitTorrent.exe" /UNINSTALL
Estimated size: 957.4 KB

Program filesFiles installed by BitTorrent

Program executable:bittorrent.exe
Name:BitTorrent
Signed by:BitTorrent Inc
Path:C:\Program Files\bittorrent\bittorrent.exe
MD5:b605503895b759bfe986256baa6b6c23
Taskbar:Displays an icon in the notification area
Additional files:
  • BitTorrentIE.2.dll - BitTorrent ActiveX Control
  • uninst.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • BitTorrent.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{40734F9E-9580-40B5-B19A-F3B5CD531E0C}' (runs on registration).
Startup File (User Run)
  • BitTorrent.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'BitTorrent' and executes as "C:\Program Files\BitTorrent\BitTorrent.exe" /MINIMIZED.
Startup File (User Run Once)
  • BitTorrent.exe is loaded once in the current user (HKCU) registry as a startup file name 'Application Restart #2' which loads as C:\Program Files\BitTorrent\BitTorrent.exe.
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • bittorrent.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'BITTORRENT' which loads as "C:\Program Files\BitTorrent\BitTorrent.exe".
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • BitTorrent.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\BitTorrent\bittorrent.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

bittorrent.exe
Memory:29.18 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0083316096%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00351517%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00481644%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:94,667,189
8,062,084 average
Switches/sec:117
70 average
I/O reads/min:2.68 MB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:7.06 KB
105.02 KB average

How do I remove BitTorrent?

Quickly and completely remove BitTorrent from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall BitTorrent from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program BitTorrent, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove BitTorrent.

OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 57%
Win 8 0%
 
HOW IT STARTS
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 7%
Keep it 93%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 64.70%
Windows 8 25.60%
Windows XP 5.76%
Windows Vista 3.92%
Windows Server 2003 0.03%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 31.49%
Windows 7 Ultimate 20.33%
Windows 7 Professional 9.28%
Windows 8.1 7.61%
Microsoft Windows XP 5.74%
Windows 8 4.69%

Distribution by countryGeography

36.66% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 36.66%
  United Kingdom 5.08%
  Canada 4.23%
  India 3.70%
  France 3.68%
  Brazil 3.64%
  Italy 3.45%
  Australia 2.74%
  Netherlands 2.45%
  Belgium 1.68%
  Spain 1.65%
  Israel 1.56%
  Germany 1.42%
  MA 1.17%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 26.34%
Dell 19.11%
Acer 17.47%
ASUS 11.57%
Toshiba 6.81%
GIGABYTE 6.61%
Samsung 4.56%
Lenovo 4.25%
Intel 1.75%
American Megatrends 0.85%
MSI 0.70%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 7.79%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 7.10%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 4.47%
Dell Inspiron N5110 2.98%
ASUS All Series 2.89%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 2.49%

About BitTorrent

BitTorrent is responsible for the continuing development of the peer-to-peer protocol, as well as the continuing development of ĀµTorrent & BitTorrent Mainline, clients for that protocol.
Publisher URL: www.bittorrent.com

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