idling system when sharing/downloading torrents

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  1. kokoriko

    kokoriko Registered Member

    Oct 3, 2008

    I am a new user of ESET smart security and a very enthusiastic one since it seems to be very fast and my system eventually does not slow down at all...
    however, when I am using programmes such as mTorrernt or Vuze (azureus), my whole internet connection freezes and browsing the web is impossible... therefore, I need to shut down the torrent clients, stop the downloads and restart windows vista in order to put things back in place...
    I tried to exlude these programmes from ESET's firewall but this did not speed up my connection significally... Besides, what's the use to be uprotected?

    it's really disappointing since I would not like to go back to my previous AV even though I have an active resistration for it...

    any help would be precious,
    thank you
  2. Eryan

    Eryan Eset Staff Account

    Jan 17, 2008
    Hi, traffic from mTorrent and Vuze are probably considered internet browsers by ESET Smart Security and are being restricted. To address this, follow these instructions:

    1. Open the main program window by clicking the ESET icon next to the system clock or by clicking ‘Start’ -> ‘All Programs’ -> ‘ESET’ -> ‘ESET Smart Security’ or ‘ESET NOD32 Antivirus’.

    2. Press the F5 key to display the Advanced Setup window.

    3. From the Advanced Setup tree, click 'Personal Firewall' -> 'Protocol Filtering'.

    4. Select the 'Applications marked as Internet browsers or e-mail clients' option.

    5. From the Advanced Setup tree, click 'Antivirus and antispyware' -> 'Web access protection' -> 'HTTP' -> 'Web browsers' and make sure that only the applications you want scanned with the Internet filter are selected. Typically only real web browsers (iexplorer.exe, firefox.exe, etc.) will need to be selected. Repeat this step for email clients (outlook.exe, thunderbird.exe, etc.) by clicking 'POP3' -> 'Email Clients'.

    6. Click 'OK' to save your changes.

    Let us know if this helps.
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