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torrent users -- beware latest version of Utorrent

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    Hafnarfjörður IS
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    Linux Centos 7, W8.1, W7, W2K3 Server W10

    torrent users -- beware latest version of Utorrent


    Hi there
    If you use things like Utorrent (and there are plenty of legit reasons to use some torrents -- Linux distros, Driver packs etc) then DO NOT UPDATE to the latest version of Utorrent.

    What it does --even if you don't want the toolbar installed -- adds an "Addon" to IE10 which changes your home page --and it's the devil's own job to undo or get rid of this even if you totally uninstall Utorrent. You can disable the add on but the REMOVE option gets greyed out --also a NO NO in my book.

    Fast Solutions: How To Remove uTorrent Toolbar - Fast Solution

    This solution "sort of works" but you probably are better off restoring a previous image of your system.

    The "Naughty file" is prxtbuTor.dll although it's not actually a Trojan or virus --just handles the toolbar etc stuff.

    prxtbutor.dll - What is prxtbutor.dll ?

    Some sort of file from Conduit ltd (conduit toolbar).

    Utorrent WAS fine -- I don't like "customized toolbars" and I HATE anything that interferes with my default HOME page.

    So any utorrent users --DO NOT UPGRADE.

    Cheers
    jimbo

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    Orbiting the Moon
    Posts : 2,993
    Windows 8.1 - 64bit, Others in VMs


    I'll follow your advice because already from some previous versions, Chrome and Firefox already got toolbars and extensions included, yeah not to mention IE... then you need to uninstall 10 things from 10 different places.

    They've made a mess from Utorrent probably since they made PRO version, to make us upgrade.
    No on my pc!

    Hopachi
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    Posts : 1,925
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    I upgraded to the latest version, and I have not had the issues you mention. I said no to the toolbar, and it didn't install it.
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    San Jose - California
    Posts : 2,511
    8.1x64PWMC Ubuntu14.04x64 MintMate17x64


    Same here, I upgraded to the latest version and no problem. I think the problem is you guys are having fast finger. Please look closely every time you install freewares, they always offer to install additional sh*t such as toolbar, google chrome etc....
    just untick those then you won't have any problem. Besides, If you accidentally installed it, it only takes a few minutes at most to clean it up.
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    Orbiting the Moon
    Posts : 2,993
    Windows 8.1 - 64bit, Others in VMs


    Quote Originally Posted by topgundcp View Post
    Same here, I upgraded to the latest version and no problem. I think the problem is you guys are having fast finger. Please look closely every time you install freewares, they always offer to install additional sh*t such as toolbar, google chrome etc....
    just untick those then you won't have any problem. Besides, If you accidentally installed it, it only takes a few minutes at most to clean it up.
    Hmmm.. thought I unchecked everything.

    I always say "no" and look carefully before I click.
    Some items were installed because they aren't mentioned in the checkboxes (depends on version installer). But I guess you don't use or check FFox or Chrome to see additional torrent extensions install all of the sudden.

    No big deal guys but the fact that they add more additional - unwanted stuff to the installers is a reality. We'll have to be even more careful now.
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  6. #6


    Strathpine, Queensland
    Posts : 179
    Windows 8 Pro 64 Bit


    I've installed the latest version, and I launched IE (it was dreadful ;n; ) to try and pick up the same thing you described, and I didn't get it.

    As long as you untick all the "install toolbar" and "agree with uTirrent web bar blah blah blah" on initial installation, it shouldn't change on an update...
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  7. #7



    San Jose - California
    Posts : 2,511
    8.1x64PWMC Ubuntu14.04x64 MintMate17x64


    Quote Originally Posted by Hopachi View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by topgundcp View Post
    Same here, I upgraded to the latest version and no problem. I think the problem is you guys are having fast finger. Please look closely every time you install freewares, they always offer to install additional sh*t such as toolbar, google chrome etc....
    just untick those then you won't have any problem. Besides, If you accidentally installed it, it only takes a few minutes at most to clean it up.
    Hmmm.. thought I unchecked everything.

    I always say "no" and look carefully before I click.
    Some items were installed because they aren't mentioned in the checkboxes (depends on version installer). But I guess you don't use or check FFox or Chrome to see additional torrent extensions install all of the sudden.

    No big deal guys but the fact that they add more additional - unwanted stuff to the installers is a reality. We'll have to be even more careful now.
    Yes, that's true. Sometimes they just install the extras without prompting you. For IE, just open "Manage Add-on" and disable it, For Firefox, go to Tools->Add-ons and uninstall.

    In addition, download Autoruns from MS website. This program will show you the registry entry, file location etc... so you can really clean up and remove them from your PC. Here's the link:

    Autoruns for Windows
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    Hafnarfjörður IS
    Posts : 4,363
    Linux Centos 7, W8.1, W7, W2K3 Server W10


    Quote Originally Posted by topgundcp View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Hopachi View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by topgundcp View Post
    Same here, I upgraded to the latest version and no problem. I think the problem is you guys are having fast finger. Please look closely every time you install freewares, they always offer to install additional sh*t such as toolbar, google chrome etc....
    just untick those then you won't have any problem. Besides, If you accidentally installed it, it only takes a few minutes at most to clean it up.
    Hmmm.. thought I unchecked everything.

    I always say "no" and look carefully before I click.
    Some items were installed because they aren't mentioned in the checkboxes (depends on version installer). But I guess you don't use or check FFox or Chrome to see additional torrent extensions install all of the sudden.

    No big deal guys but the fact that they add more additional - unwanted stuff to the installers is a reality. We'll have to be even more careful now.
    Yes, that's true. Sometimes they just install the extras without prompting you. For IE, just open "Manage Add-on" and disable it, For Firefox, go to Tools->Add-ons and uninstall.

    In addition, download Autoruns from MS website. This program will show you the registry entry, file location etc... so you can really clean up and remove them from your PC. Here's the link:

    Autoruns for Windows
    Hi there
    Happy Xmas

    Thanks for the link --useful utility.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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    Orbiting the Moon
    Posts : 2,993
    Windows 8.1 - 64bit, Others in VMs


    Quote Originally Posted by topgundcp View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Hopachi View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by topgundcp View Post
    Same here, I upgraded to the latest version and no problem. I think the problem is you guys are having fast finger. Please look closely every time you install freewares, they always offer to install additional sh*t such as toolbar, google chrome etc....
    just untick those then you won't have any problem. Besides, If you accidentally installed it, it only takes a few minutes at most to clean it up.
    Hmmm.. thought I unchecked everything.

    I always say "no" and look carefully before I click.
    Some items were installed because they aren't mentioned in the checkboxes (depends on version installer). But I guess you don't use or check FFox or Chrome to see additional torrent extensions install all of the sudden.

    No big deal guys but the fact that they add more additional - unwanted stuff to the installers is a reality. We'll have to be even more careful now.
    Yes, that's true. Sometimes they just install the extras without prompting you. For IE, just open "Manage Add-on" and disable it, For Firefox, go to Tools->Add-ons and uninstall.

    In addition, download Autoruns from MS website. This program will show you the registry entry, file location etc... so you can really clean up and remove them from your PC. Here's the link:

    Autoruns for Windows
    Thanks for that.

    I'll use Autoruns for other stuff as well. Nice program!
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    Posts : 1,127
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    memo to people, you should not just be clicking, clicking, clicking through the install process without knowing what's installing. it's very easy to just pause and uncheck things you don't want installed. I only have utorrent and not all the other stuff installed. All these free software titles have to make money somehow and installing this other stuff brings them money. that's the reality of things.
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