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The newest uTorrent version has a feature which warns me if the file is malicious.

I noticed that it was right at least once or twice, but after testing 4 different torrents I couldn't find any malicious files from the torrent (using Avast!), so I got suspicious: Is this just a monetizing trick from uTorrent? Since it is asking me to upgrade. The funny (or sad) thing is that when I press the upgrade button, it says I don't have internet connection and kind of bugs there (cant get back to torrents list anymore, unless I restart the program).

So what is going on... has someone hijacked uTorrent and is now trying to make money with it (but failing, hard), or what?! Should I change to some else torrent application?

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Have you tried the latest version of BitTorrent? You'd swear it was just a purple uTorrent. – Bon Gart May 26 '12 at 21:30
@BonGart, what do you mean by the second sentence? – Rookie May 26 '12 at 22:41
the chosen color in BitTorrent is purple, where in uTorrent it is green, otherwise the two programs appear to be identical. – Bon Gart May 26 '12 at 23:08
uTorrent will waring any executeable file as malicious software. – Nam Phung May 26 '12 at 23:41
@BonGart: They are. – Oliver Salzburg May 27 '12 at 10:40
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uTorrent simply displays this for all file types, check the Do not show this again box and hide it.

P.S:-It's a monetizing trick and it's what you can expect from the creators of modern era piracy

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have you tested it by making own torrent with non-malicious exes? or where did you get your information? – Rookie May 27 '12 at 17:07
Yes, pissed when it did that for Fedora's ISO. – HackToHell May 31 '12 at 7:22
i think it displays it for exes only, or for isos too? at least not for avi etc video files. – Rookie May 31 '12 at 12:09

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