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Well after downloading from a few torrents, I noticed that my Zone Alarm firewall Blocked Intrusions is going absolutely crazy which prevents me from playing online games, no CS for me tonight i guess. =(

Is this normal behavior after using a torrent?

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µTorrent tries to make potentially 100's of connections at once to various peers and seeds.

Even after YOU close µTorrent, these same peers and seeds may try to "call back" to connect to you again. Likely THIS is what your firewall is blocking.

And if the torrents you've downloaded had 1000's of peers and seeds that can be VERY bad! Zone Alarm will likely cripple your system under those rates, it's just not a good program.

I made this post as examples of its problems:


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