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uTorrent Runs After Close & Makes My Computer Lag


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JoeyCole

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Hi, I am new to this forum... and i have tried to find a solution to my problem in other forums and through google, but have had no luck. The problem that I am having is that uTorrent seems to slow my computer down and makes my computer lag while it is running...then when i exit out of uTorrent it still looks like its running in the task manager. I try to end the processes, but nothing happens. The only way I could get rid of it is if restart my computer. Now what I don't understand even further is that this just started happening recently, maybe for the past two months... and i have not really changed anything on my cpu since then. I am running Vista Home Premium 32bit, AVG 8.0 and ZoneAlarm; and uTorrent 1.8.1.12639. The only thing that I have changed was that I decreased the amount of processes that run when the computer is on by disabling some programs from starting up automatically under the Services folder. That's all that I have done. But my computer runs great with no lag and no problem, up until I run uTorrent, then that's when I start to get the system running slow and lagging...my cpu usage goes all the way up also. I would highly appreciate it if someone can help me with this problem, I know a little something about computers, but am not an expert by no means. Thank you in advance and hope you guys can help me out.
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Hello,
The problem is that you are using utorrent.
Your computer is most likely infected with malware.
I suggest you go to the Malware Forum and run all the steps located in the START HERE. These self-help tools will help you clean up 70% of problems on your own. If you are still having problems after doing the steps, then please post a HiJackThis Log in THAT forum. If you are unable to run and/or post a HJT log, then post that in your initial post in the topic you create in that forum.

If you are still having problems after being given a clean bill of health from the malware expert, then please return to THIS thread and we will pursue other options to help you solve your current problem(s).
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Alright I think I understand u somewhat...but wouldn't the malware be picked up by my antivirus? I'll follow the steps you told me too and get back to you. Thanks
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Oh and are you also saying that I will never be able to use uTorrent? If so, then what other bit Torrent program should or can I use?
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No if you use p2p and open files you downloaded you are potentially loading a piece of malware onto your PC every time. Having an anti-virus isn't going to be able to stop that if you run it yourself.

I would not recommend using p2p programs for illegal stuff if you want your PC to run properly.
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how about you stop using utorrent, and start paying for stuff like the rest of us.
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Closing this topic now, your problem can be fixed in the malware forum
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