DESPERATELY NEEDING HELP: How To Remove uTorrent 100% Completely?


  1. Posts : 646
    Windows 10
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    DESPERATELY NEEDING HELP: How To Remove uTorrent 100% Completely?


    Hi all,

    I have uTorrent installed on my Windows 10 Pro computer, however, the uTorrent App has a virus attached to it that's displaying strange messages.

    I just want to delete uTorrent 100% so I can be sure it's completely gone and I can't accidentally open it. What's the best way for me to do this?

    I've been so worried about uTorrent connecting to the Internet that I've disabled WiFi on this Windows 10 Pro computer so it can't contact the virus writer on the Internet so I'd appreciate any help!
    Thank you.
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  2. Posts : 101
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    Hello, use the standard uninstaller. It is very unlikely that uTorrent has a virus. More likely, it is connecting to usual connections for torrents where some have also been used for dodgy traffic (nothing to do with you, like a house people use, some go in for dodgy stuff, most do not. The house gets labelled as potentially dodgy). I assume you have something like Malwarebytes that will literally run through every single virus there is when uTorrent is connected.
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  3. Paul Black's Avatar
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    Win 10 Pro 64-bit v1909 - Build 18363 Custom ISO Install
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    Hello @NiceAndShy,

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    I hope this helps.
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  4. Posts : 646
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
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    TidySean said:
    Hello, use the standard uninstaller. It is very unlikely that uTorrent has a virus. More likely, it is connecting to usual connections for torrents where some have also been used for dodgy traffic (nothing to do with you, like a house people use, some go in for dodgy stuff, most do not. The house gets labelled as potentially dodgy). I assume you have something like Malwarebytes that will literally run through every single virus there is when uTorrent is connected.
    Paul Black said:
    Hello @NiceAndShy,

     Revo Uninstaller - FREE




    I find that when uninstalling software, Revo Uninstaller [ FREE ] is excellent. It has an option to Scan for leftover items after the initial uninstall [ using the software own uninstall process if one exists ] using an Advanced Scan option.

    > Website & Download => Revo Uninstaller [ FREE ]



    I hope this helps.
    Thank you for your replies!

    I don't have MalwareBytes. The only protection I have is the anti-virus that comes with Windows 10 Pro...

    Using Revo Uninstaller looks like a great idea Paul, but I'm really leery about installing 3rd party apps on my Windows 10 PC

    I'll run the normal uTorrent uninstaller, but is there something else I can do to make sure that uTorrent is 100% gone from my HDD?
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  5. Ghot's Avatar
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    Win 10 Home 10.0.19044.1288 (x64) [21H2]
       #5

    NiceAndShy said:
    Thank you for your replies!

    I don't have MalwareBytes. The only protection I have is the anti-virus that comes with Windows 10 Pro...

    Using Revo Uninstaller looks like a great idea Paul, but I'm really leery about installing 3rd party apps on my Windows 10 PC

    I'll run the normal uTorrent uninstaller, but is there something else I can do to make sure that uTorrent is 100% gone from my HDD?



    Yeah there is. Revo Uninstaller.


    After it uninstalls something, then it scans for all leftovers as well.
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  6. Paul Black's Avatar
    Posts : 14,697
    Win 10 Pro 64-bit v1909 - Build 18363 Custom ISO Install
       #6

    Hello @NiceAndShy,

    NiceAndShy said:
    Using Revo Uninstaller looks like a great idea Paul, but I'm really leery about installing 3rd party apps on my Windows 10 PC

    I'll run the normal uTorrent uninstaller, but is there something else I can do to make sure that uTorrent is 100% gone from my HDD?

    Besides using Revo Uninstaller, which will automatically run the uTorrent Uninstaller FIRST, if there is one, then you will need to go through the Registry to track down and remove ALL the instances of uTorrent. You need to take your time and be VERY careful when doing this, so a good knowledge of the Registry is RECOMMENDED.

    I hope this helps.
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  7. eLPuSHeR's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Home x64
       #7

    I would do a thorough check for malware after uninstalling it.
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