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What is bittorrent.exe?

Part of BitTorrent by BitTorrent

What is it?

BitTorrent is a desktop application that allows you to work with torrent files.BitTorrent allows you to download files available as torrents, search torrent sites for music, videos, books, software and other free or public domain material. BitTorrent will modify system settings upon installation, making the Application the default application for handling torrent files, if you do not already have an program associated with torrent files.
Description of bittorrent.exe from BitTorrent
Since BitTorrent is offered by the team who invented the BitTorrent open source protocol, you know you will always have access to the latest and greatest technologies. Expertly designed for fast downloads. Avoids hogging valuable system resources, runs quietly in the background, and doesn't interfere with your work, play etc. Incorporating groundbreaking µTP technology, BitTorrent maximizes bandwidth and reduces congestion - so you have the smoothest, quickest downloads possible and don't make your internet connection slow to a crawl. BitTorrent is instinctively smart. It auto-adjusts bandwidth usage based upon your network and the Internet. Use Skype, play games, stream video etc., all without interference. BitTorrent is a snap to install on your home network. In most cases, it's plug-n-play. We also use UPnP and NAT-PMP technologies to prepare your router for torrent access.
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How does bittorrent.exe run?

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

How does bittorrent.exe start?

Startup files (user) run - bittorrent.exe is registered with the run identifier 'BitTorrent' and the execution command '"C:\Program Files\BitTorrent\BitTorrent.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.


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.4% of all Boost users have the bittorrent.exe process running.Of the 0.4% of bittorrent.exe users, 55.0% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is bittorrent.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.02244% CPU224404.9%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
          5.64 MB RAM26.2%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
 10 /min0.4%
Average I/O read and write operations for all programs is 2,253 per minute.
123 GDI objects82.0%
Average number of GUI GDI and USER objects for all programs is 150.
395 context switches/sec395.0%
Average context switches for all programs is 100 per second.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\bittorrent\bittorrent.exe

Are there other versions of BitTorrent?

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows 7 Ultimate (6.1.7601.65536)
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File details

File name: bittorrent.exe
Publisher: BitTorrent, Inc. (verified)
Name: BitTorrent
Description: BitTorrent
Size: 4.55 MB
Original file name: BitTorrent.exe

Digital certificate

Issued to: BitTorrent Inc
Certificate authority: VeriSign
Expiration date: 7/27/2013

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0269285849%
Privileged CPU: 0.0044880975%
User CPU: 0.02244048741562%
Privileged CPU time: 140.4 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 0 ms
CPU cycle count: 901,068,826
CPU cycle count /min: 36,252,438
Context switches /sec: 395
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 107.35 MB
Peak committed memory: 116.02 MB
Paged memory: 5.64 MB
Peak paged memory: 5.7 MB
Paged system memory: 147.62 KB
Non-paged system memory: 13.54 KB
Working set memory: 10.34 MB
Peak working set memory: 10.54 MB
Min working set memory: 10.02 MB
Private memory: 5.64 MB
Page faults: 15,275
Page faults /min: 40
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 174
Read operations /min: 1
Total read transfer: 46.64 KB
Read transfer /min: 126 Bytes
Total write operations: 9
Write operations /min: 1
Total write transfer: 16.89 KB
Write transfer /min: 45 Bytes
Total other operations: 2,817
Other operations /min: 7
Total other transfer: 25.76 KB
Other Transfer /min: 69 Bytes
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 123
Peak GDI objects: 126
USER objects: 58
Peak USER objects: 61
Handle count average: 226
Thread count average: 11
Thread resource averages

Process details

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

Startup files (user) run details

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

Network connectivity

UDP: LISTENING on port 1900
TCP: localhost on port 10000
Windows Firewall allowed program: Yes

Image hashes

MD5: 9f78da1a10b925e72e011a00c6e17085
SHA-1: 6fb6919f96b7319701cb5521a09b5794aa4be7d0

PE image details

Subsystem: Windows GUI
Langauge*: Microsoft Visual C++
File packed: Yes
Packed by: Unknown
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