Windows 10: High Memory usage when using Utorrent Solved

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    Windows 10 (duh)
       10 Aug 2015 #11

    You might also check out Deluge (uses libtorrent - cpu & memory efficient implementation)
    I have been testing this project for almost an year and find it generally better on resources and does not require advanced tweaking like uttorent. It's more spartan in looks, but it gets the job done.
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  2.    16 Aug 2015 #12

    I would not use utorrent. It installs trojans and malware on your system.
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  3.    16 Aug 2015 #13

    I had a few problems with utorrent but they all seem to be working fine now. I uninstalled version 3.2.1 and went back to utorrent 2.2.1.
    Utorrent is only using 24% and I have been checking that also. No spikes for me on this desktop.
    @AmonShiraq
    Really!! Why not download utorrent from a proper site and not get a hacked version (just suggesting). That could have been your problem for Trojans and malware. I have never had any problems like that with utorrent and I have been using it for many years. It seems I did have a few problems when I first upgraded to Windows 10 but it's working normal now.

    cheers
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  4.    16 Aug 2015 #14

    Scramjet said: View Post
    Really!! Why not download utorrent from a proper site and not get a hacked version (just suggesting). That could have been your problem for Trojans and malware. I have never had any problems like that with utorrent and I have been using it for many years. It seems I did have a few problems when I first upgraded to Windows 10 but it's working normal now.

    cheers
    Seriously, uTorrent has become a bloated mess and is now crammed with hidden malware/adware. All my AV/AS scanners have flagged the installation and I've checked other sources and can confirm it has become a PUA (potentially unwanted application) because of it. And yes, this was directly downloaded from their official site.

    I'm currently looking at Qbittorrent, Transmission QT and Deluge. As they seem to be highly mentioned as uTorrent alternatives without the ads and bloat. uTorrent used to be great, but not now. It has sunk to lower depths and I'm not going to fish it out or bother with it again.
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  5.    16 Aug 2015 #15

    neomatter said: View Post
    Seriously, uTorrent has become a bloated mess and is now crammed with hidden malware/adware. All my AV/AS scanners have flagged the installation and I've checked other sources and can confirm it has become a PUA (potentially unwanted application) because of it. And yes, this was directly downloaded from their official site.

    I'm currently looking at Qbittorrent, Transmission QT and Deluge. As they seem to be highly mentioned as uTorrent alternatives without the ads and bloat. uTorrent used to be great, but not now. It has sunk to lower depths and I'm not going to fish it out or bother with it again.
    Sorry to hear you are having problems with utorrent also and had to change to another torrent program. Many people have good results with other torrent programs so I hope you find one that works great for you.

    cheers
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  6.    16 Aug 2015 #16

    neomatter said: View Post
    Seriously, uTorrent has become a bloated mess and is now crammed with hidden malware/adware. All my AV/AS scanners have flagged the installation and I've checked other sources and can confirm it has become a PUA (potentially unwanted application) because of it. And yes, this was directly downloaded from their official site.
    Like with other legitimate tools, like Daemon-tools, Java, etc.. many of them have a very easy to miss option in the installer to install adware, it's on by default and if you just click next, next, next you're going to get the adware installed.

    You have to be very careful to make sure to decline the offers. The same is true of utorrent.
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  7.    16 Aug 2015 #17

    Mystere said: View Post
    You have to be very careful to make sure to decline the offers. The same is true of utorrent.
    uTorrent was still flagged trying to install hidden junk by my AV/AS software during the install AFTER DECLINING the offers. So I no longer trust it. I don't think it's a false positive either. I'm avoiding it now. It was great in the past. But not anymore. Don't get me wrong. I used to love and recommend it as a torrent client. But not anymore.
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  8.    16 Aug 2015 #18

    Actually, I had this same problem and I did fix it. It's due to a glitch in the OS and it requires a registry edit to fix.

    Go into regedit and then do this

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services\Ndu

    Change the Start value to 4 (for disable).

    Then restart the computer and utorrent should work fine. If you do a google search for

    Windows Network Data Usage Monitoring Driver

    Then you'll see that this is a known issue. I've had this edit done for awhile now with no negative issues.

    Edit: Missed where it had already been solved. My Bad.
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  9.    16 Aug 2015 #19

    Scramjet said: View Post
    I had a few problems with utorrent but they all seem to be working fine now. I uninstalled version 3.2.1 and went back to utorrent 2.2.1.
    Utorrent is only using 24% and I have been checking that also. No spikes for me on this desktop.
    @AmonShiraq
    Really!! Why not download utorrent from a proper site and not get a hacked version (just suggesting). That could have been your problem for Trojans and malware. I have never had any problems like that with utorrent and I have been using it for many years. It seems I did have a few problems when I first upgraded to Windows 10 but it's working normal now.

    cheers
    I am not saying this from personal experience. It's simply a well known fact. Google it! Also, how do you know you don't have a problem? Trojans generally don't come with a neat little notification.
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  10.    16 Aug 2015 #20

    @AmonShiraq
    I have never had any (knock on wood) I guess because I have always installed software to protect me against it. It is a fact though that some or maybe all of antivirus and malware programs give false reports about some programs that we all attempt to install. If I read a forum post that states the software I am using detected a virus or Trojan while installing a certain program I will do some searching and be sure its not just a false reading before I attempt to install it myself.
    Yes I know I don't have a trojan because my system is working properly and I pay for software that alerts me of any intrusions. I am also careful what I install and allow through my firewall. It is either the software I use to protect me is working as intended or I am very lucky. I really think its what I pay for because I do get alerts of things being blocked.
    Be sure you have top notch protection for your system.

    cheers
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