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Should I remove BitTorrent?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
6% remove it94% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #5,664
United States Rank #6,394
Reach 0.0844%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 14.11 days
416.17 days >
Average installed length: 218.67 days


VersionDistribution 0.06% 0.06%
7.2.1 0.90%
7.2.0 0.66%
7.1.0 0.36%
7.0.0 0.12%
6.4.0 2.22%
6.3.0 0.90%
6.2.0 1.02%
6.1.2 3.25%
6.1.1 0.30%
6.1.0 0.42%
6.0.3 0.78%
6.0.2 0.54%
6.0.1 0.06%
6.0.0 0.90%
6.0 0.36%


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


The most common release is 6.1.2, with over 4% of all installations currently using this version. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. 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 primary executable is named bittorrent.exe. The setup package generally installs about 10 files and is usually about 1000.51 KB (1,024,520 bytes).

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\uninst.exe
Estimated size: 1000.51 KB

Program filesFiles installed by BitTorrent

Program executable:bittorrent.exe
Signed by:BitTorrent Inc
Path:C:\Program Files\bittorrent\bittorrent.exe
Additional files:
  • BitTorrentIE.2.dll - BitTorrent ActiveX Control
  • BitTorrent-7.2.1.exe - BitTorrent
  • npbittorrent.dll - BitTorrent Plugin 1
  • btdna.exe - DNA
  • uninst.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Google Chrome Plugin
  • npbittorrent.dll is loaded in the Google Chrome web browser as 'npbittorrent.dll'.
Scheduled Task
  • BitTorrent.exe is scheduled as a task named 'madan' (runs daily at 11:30 PM).
2 Startup Files (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".
  • btdna.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'BitTorrent DNA' and executes as "C:\Users\David\Program Files\DNA\btdna.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".
2 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • bittorrent.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\BitTorrent\bittorrent.exe'.
  • btdna.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\DNA\btdna.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:42.16 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0031793111%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00212245%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00105686%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:629,292,287
8,062,084 average
70 average
I/O reads/min:6.08 MB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:205.88 KB
105.02 KB average

How do I remove BitTorrent?

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/7/8/10: 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/7/8/10: 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.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by BitTorrent you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Win 7 (SP1) 39%
Win 8 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 6%
Keep it 94%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 45.88%
Windows Vista 24.59%
Windows XP 16.30%
Windows 10 13.17%
Windows Server 2003 0.06%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 22.78%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 19.82%
Microsoft Windows XP 16.19%
Windows 7 Ultimate 14.56%
Windows 7 Professional 6.53%
Windows 10 Home 3.44%

Distribution by countryGeography

38.87% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 38.87%
  France 7.96%
  Italy 4.99%
  United Kingdom 4.68%
  Canada 4.42%
  India 3.12%
  Germany 2.81%
  Belgium 2.39%
  Netherlands 2.34%
  Spain 2.19%
  MA 1.87%
  Australia 1.77%
  Israel 1.61%
  Brazil 1.14%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 28.10%
Dell 24.04%
Acer 15.61%
Toshiba 5.83%
ASUS 5.31%
American Megatrends 3.43%
Intel 2.91%
Samsung 1.87%
Sahara 1.66%
Compaq 1.14%
Lenovo 0.83%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 6.55%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 4.61%
Dell Inspiron 1525 3.64%
Dell Inspiron 1545 3.16%
HP Compaq dc7600 Converti... 2.91%
TOSHIBA Satellite L500 2.91%

About BitTorrent

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


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