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Whenever I start utorrent directly from a torrent (i.e. go to a site, click "download torrent" then that opens up an instance of utorrent for me if it wasn't already open), exiting out of utorrent will still leave the utorrent process running. When I do the same thing (open utorrent through a website) again, utorrent doesn't respond and says "the utorrent process is already running." Lo and behold, there are two utorrent.exe files in my task manager at this point. I exit out of one and utorrent starts working.

This is mostly annoying when I am shutting down my computer. The process is still running, and even the shutdown signal sent from windows doesn't force the program to close. I have to manually close the program before the machine will shut down.

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After upgrading to 3.0 version i'm experiencing the same issue. Windows XP SP3. Usually if you won't stop torrents and try to exit it will take 5-6 seconds for the process and tray icon to exit. That's ok, but sometimes while doing the exit process it stalls my other programs. Never was a problem with 2.0. Now the biggest issue. After a downloading something for a while, when i delete the torrent and exit uTorrent, systray icon disappears. Then after a few hours i do a shutdown of my system and it hangs because of uTorrent process still hanging there. Not a 30-60 seconds. Few hours. Not acceptable at all.

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I have the the same issue with latest version v3.0 Build 25454 (clean install) on XP SP3 32x!

When i exit utorrent (right click on taskbar icon/exit) he still appear in processes and also .dat file still remaining in downloaded file folder? I never have this issue with older versions 2.x?

And he not disappeared from processes after 60 sec or what ever. Also XP wont shutdown until manually confirm utorrent to exit!?

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