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Why has MWB suddenly quarantined my longstanding uTorrent installation?


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Hello @JabbaLeChat

Please post back the Protection or Scan log showing the removal.

 

You can find Scan and Protection logs within the Malwarebytes 4 program in the following location

 

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RTP stands for Real-Time Protection and is where automatic protection operations would normally be logged

 

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If you click on the View option you should get something similar to the following with other options available.

 

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Thanks for getting back to me.

I don't have exactly the same MWB screen as that, as per attached screen capture.

All those items are referenced as malware.AI 1564901973.

As you can see in the list MWB also zapped the original installation exe file, from 2016 and kosher.

This is all well wrong and shouldn't have happened.

mwb-utorrent.thumb.jpg.c09f6950b8c29b2bc4dde49b48367201.jpg

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This looks to be an older uTorrent client that is flagged by many antivirus vendors.

Please see the following.

https://www.virustotal.com/gui/file/07396e1da33f3db6f474cfcedc5e7f9e11712734f095046b77c0f671cca8fd08/detection

 

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I would recommend you uninstall that version and if you really want to use one then get the latest version.

 

NOTE:

The act of torrenting itself is not illegal. However, downloading and sharing unsanctioned copyrighted material is very much illegal, and there is always a chance of getting caught by the authorities.
Torrenting non-copyrighted material is perfectly fine and is allowed. We have seen an increase in malware being bundled with software downloads over P2P.
Please keep in mind when sharing files that you're increasing the risk that your system might get infected. Scan all files prior to running them.

Thank you @JabbaLeChat

 

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