Jump to content

µTorrent deleted as Spyware by PCGuard

Green Isaac

Recommended Posts

As of yesterday 11th July 2007 my spyware program (PCGuard provided by Virgin Media - formerly Telewest) decided that utorrent was spyware and some of the files. Once restarted it had lost all the settings and all the torrent shares.

After reading them PCGuard detects it as Spyware again and deletes it again.

This site http://www.ca.com/securityadvisor/pest/pest.aspx?id=453113773 states it to be a Trojan but with no evidence and I know utorrent has a strict anti spyware policy which is why I have been using it for so long.

Anyone know what is causing this confusion? Can't find anything else on the internet as of yet.

Thanks for any information.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

The program probably (now) uses a very generic scanning method and seeing µTorrent's PECompact (.exe packer) and assuming it must therefore be evil. Maybe it was doing it before but only triggered when you updated µTorrent? Anyway, it's overly aggressive anti-spyware bullshit.

"Criminals use ski masks, so all people who own ski masks must be criminals."

Link to comment
Share on other sites


This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies.

  • Create New...