The fight between torrents and tech companies is obtaining uglier even as we speak. Many high Anti-virus manufacturers have begun obstruction uTorrent after identifying the software, as malicious or ‘potentially dangerous’.
To add to uTorrent’s woes, Google Chrome is presently obstruction many pages on uTorrent’s official web site like utclient.utorrrent.com. The same is being flagged beneath the Google’s Safe Browsing norms based mostly reports the popular file-sharing application is coupled to riskware and trojans.
Both the above stated actions are going to be an enormous blow to uTorrent, that excluding being the best bittorrent client around, is downloaded in millions each month. The client is also the main source of revenue for the city based mostly company BitTorrent Iraqi National Congress. The uTorrent client dashboard shows ads and comes with bundled package that generates immense revenues for the parent company.
uTorrent is being flagged by massive security code vendors like ESET and Symantec and plenty of others. The scanning result below from VirusTotal shows that a minimum of six anti-virus applications square measure drooping uTorrent as malicious or doubtless dangerous.
uTorrent has been flagged earlier also but only by some solitary opposed virus software system however this is the first time that nearly all top AV are flagging it.
Google had promised that it would be harsh on websites that contain unwanted software system/malware/ malicious software from this month ahead. Earlier Kickass Torrents was its initial victim and currently uTorrent is additionally being blocked by Google in many other ways.
These and the other uTorrent threat reports all appear to be triggered by bundled third-party code that uTorrent and Bittorrent square measure victimization. As of currently apart from drooping them as malicious, Ab manufacturers haven’t pop out with any official statement of the purchasers themselves being malware carriers.
Bittorrent is about to come out with an official comment regarding to the above issue.