Chrome Blocks Utorrent As Malicious And Harmful Software

mercurial

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Google's Chrome browser has started to block downloads of the popular BitTorrent client uTorrent. Those who attempt to download the software are told that it's malicious and harmful, hinting that the website might have been hacked.

With millions of new downloads per month uTorrent is without a doubt the most used BitTorrent client around.

However, since this weekend the number of installs must have dropped quite a bit after Google Chrome began warning users away from the software. According to Chrome the BitTorrent client poses a serious risk.

“uTorrent.exe is malicious and Chrome has blocked it,” the browser informs those who attempt to download the latest stable release.

Chrome does give users the option to restore the file but not without another warning. The browser is convinced that the file is harmful and suggests that the uTorrent website may have been hacked.

“This file will harm your computer. Even if you have downloaded files from this website before, the website may have been hacked. Instead of recovering this file you can retry the download later.”

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Lycanthrope

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Ah, an opportunity to punt my preferred torrent client. Long live (classic) Vuze.
 

Lynx_ZA

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I saw this when I was downloading utorrent, Quite annoying, although it didn't block BitTorrent.. Quite annoying. :wtf:
 

kooldude

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I agree. Chrome is normally buggy as **** so this could just be another one of those bugs. I wish people would release working versions live instead of getting the "Community" to test it.....

What you are saying is scandalous. Google will never do that. :)
 
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