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What is uTorrent.exe?

Part of µTorrent by BitTorrent

What is it?

µTorrent is a is a free, ad-supported, lighter-weight BitTorrent client designed to consume less resources then the full BitTorrent version. Some uTorrent installs include adware in the form of the Conduit Engine, which installs a toolbar, and makes homepage and default search engine changes to a user's web browser.
Description of utorrent.exe from BitTorrent
µTorrent is designed to consume as few resources as possible to avoid impacting your computer use. µTorrent will work on Windows XP and up, including Windows 7. BitTorrent's two main products today include the original BitTorrent software and the tiny-but-mighty µTorrent, which combined boast over 100+ million users. BitTorrent is based in San Francisco, California.
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How does utorrent.exe run?

Process - uTorrent.exe is an instance of a running program. This 32-bit program executes with the privileges as the currently logged in user account. uTorrent.exe is executed by the process explorer.exe (Windows Explorer by Microsoft).

How does utorrent.exe start?

Startup files (user) run - uTorrent.exe is registered with the run identifier 'uTorrent' and the execution command '"C:\Program Files\uTorrent\uTorrent.exe" /MINIMIZED' in the Windows registry HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run. Run keys are startup registry keys that are used to launch an application automatically when a user logs into Windows.
Scheduled task - uTorrent.exe is launched automatically by registering itself into the Windows Task Scheduler under the task name '{3E0C592A-6E89-47B8-B8E8-7EFA3DE8B8BB}' and is triggered by the Registration action. Task Scheduler provides the ability to schedule the launch of programs or scripts at pre-defined times or after specified time intervals or even with event-based triggers.


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.2% of all Boost users have the utorrent.exe process running.Of the 0.2% of utorrent.exe users, 62.0% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is uTorrent.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.22999% CPU2299893.0%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
7.28 MB RAM33.8%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
257 GDI objects171.3%
Average number of GUI GDI and USER objects for all programs is 150.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\utorrent\utorrent.exe

Are there other versions of µTorrent?

What programs install uTorrent.exe?

µTorrent by BitTorrent Inc.
Program URL: www.utorrent.com
Install path: C:\Program Files\uTorrent
Size: 946.39 KB
Stardock Decor8 by Stardock Corporation
Program URL: www.stardock.com/products/decor8/
Program help URL: www.stardock.com
Install path: C:\Program Files\Stardock\Decor8
Size: 44.53 MB
360Amigo System Speedup Free by 360Amigo - 360Amigo System Speedup is a tool of Windows that works quickly in identifying the problem and fix it if there are some mistakes that result in slow system performance. This application can be used to detect and cope wit
Program URL: www.360amigo.com/
Install path: C:\Program Files\360Amigo System Speedup\
Size: 12.19 MB
CCleaner by Piriform - CCleaner developed by Piriform, is a utility program used to clean potentially unwanted files and invalid Windows Registry entries from a computer. CCleaner supports the cleaning of temporary or potentially unwanted file
Program URL: www.piriform.com/ccleaner
Program help URL: www.piriform.com/support
Install path: C:\Program Files\CCleaner
Size: 5.07 MB
Defraggler by Piriform - Defraggler is a defragmentation utility which allows users to defragment individual files on their computer system. Defraggler can defragment individual files, groups of files (in a folder) or an entire disk partition, e
Program URL: www.piriform.com/defraggler
Install path: C:\Program Files\Defraggler
Size: 10.53 MB
Recuva by Piriform - Recuva is a data recovery program and is able to recover files that have been "permanently" deleted and marked by the operating system as free space. As with other file recovery programs Recuva works by looking
Program URL: www.piriform.com/recuva
Program help URL: www.piriform.com/support
Install path: C:\Program Files\Recuva
Size: 2.13 MB
calibre by Kovid Goyal
Program URL: calibre-ebook.com
Program help URL: calibre-ebook.com/help
Install path: C:\Program Files\Calibre2\
Size: 29.15 MB
HijackThis 2.0.2 by Trend Micro Inc. - HijackThis is an open source enumerating tool for Microsoft Windows originally created by Merijn Bellekom, and later sold to Trend Micro. The program is notable for targeting browser-hijacking methods, rather than relyin
Program URL: www.spywareinfo.com/~merijn/
Install path: C:\programs\hijackthis
Size: 1.14 GB
Counter-Strike 1.6 by Valve Corporation - Counter-Strike is a tactical first-person shooter video game developed by Valve Corporation which originated from a Half-Life modification. The game has been expanded into a series since its original release, which curre
Program URL: www.counter-strike.net/
Install path: C:\Program Files\counter-strike 1.6
Size: 46.64 MB
Should I Remove It by Reason Software Company Inc. - Ever wonder how to clean out your computer? Many people do, because it’s not unusual to have your PC filled with adware, toolbars and other programs you no longer need or probably never intended to install in the first p
Program URL: www.ShouldIRemoveIt.com
Install path: C:\Program Files\Reason\Should I Remove It\
Size: 578.58 KB
ConceptDraw MINDMAP Professional by Computer Systems Odessa corp.
Program URL: www.conceptdraw.com/products/mind-map/
Program help URL: www.conceptdraw.com/en/support/
Install path: C:\My programs
Size: 694.48 MB
SnapPea by Wandou Labs
Program URL: snappea.com/
Install path: C:\Program Files\WandouLabs
Size: 44.12 MB
JDs Auto Speed Tester by GMW Software
Program URL: www.gmwsoftware.co.uk/
Install path: C:\Program Files\jdast
Size: 11.45 MB

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What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows 7 Ultimate (6.1.7601.65536)
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File details

File name: uTorrent.exe
Publisher: BitTorrent, Inc. (verified)
Name: µTorrent
Description: µTorrent
Size: 718.37 KB
Original file name: uTorrent.exe

Digital certificate

Issued to: BitTorrent Inc
Certificate authority: VeriSign
Effective date: 6/20/2010
Expiration date: 7/26/2013

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.2845340588%
Privileged CPU: 0.0545447595%
User CPU: 0.22998929928166%
Privileged CPU time: 7020045 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 0 ms
CPU cycle count: 1,539,667,034
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 109.16 MB
Peak committed memory: 120.84 MB
Paged memory: 7.28 MB
Peak paged memory: 7.88 MB
Paged system memory: 156.07 KB
Non-paged system memory: 19.2 KB
Working set memory: 11.84 MB
Peak working set memory: 15.72 MB
Min working set memory: 11.84 MB
Private memory: 7.28 MB
Page faults: 12,145
Page faults /min: 0
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 391
Total read transfer: 127.45 KB
Total write operations: 13
Total write transfer: 34.9 KB
Total other operations: 3,536
Total other transfer: 37.63 KB
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 257
Peak GDI objects: 269
USER objects: 117
Peak USER objects: 121
Handle count average: 359
Thread count average: 10

Process details

Runs as (owner): User
Integrety level: Medium
Windows platform: 32-bit
Parent Process
Process Command
"C:\Program Files\uTorrent\uTorrent.exe" /MINIMIZED

Startup files (user) run details

Name: uTorrent
Command: "C:\Program Files\uTorrent\uTorrent.exe" /MINIMIZED

Scheduled task details

CLSID: {3E0C592A-6E89-47B8-B8E8-7EFA3DE8B8BB}
Command: \{3E0C592A-6E89-47B8-B8E8-7EFA3DE8B8BB}

Network connectivity

UDP: LISTENING on port 49153
TCP: localhost on port 10000
Windows Firewall allowed program: Yes

Image hashes

MD5: 4679d9a51c33938bb5ab230e817c36d0
SHA-1: b7dbb993e72f6feb6dcdcca8ded2f1016e8a53bc
SHA-256: 3bde0e0fe78ab9dd2f0843a0921a35b3ab6a5b95760e82b5f41a71552e8ae873

PE image details

Subsystem: Windows GUI
Langauge*: Microsoft Visual C++
File entropy: 7.58187
File packed: No
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