µTorrent Virus Guard - powered by BitDefender

Discussion in 'other anti-malware software' started by kerykeion, Jan 2, 2011.

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  1. kerykeion

    kerykeion Registered Member

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    Hey all,

    Quick question, anybody using Virus Guard add-on on µTorrent?

    Read the FAQs, but found it too vague.
    -http://www.utorrent.com/documentation/virusguard-

    If so, any additional information or feedback would be great!
     
  2. Noob

    Noob Registered Member

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    Didn't know about it =O
     
  3. siljaline

    siljaline Former Poster

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    Last time I looked it is not recommended to use two AV Clients at once.
    I do a bit of P2P and have not opted in to this feature, many on the uTorrent board and other users see this as bloat. Proceed at your own risk and peril.
     
  4. kerykeion

    kerykeion Registered Member

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    After two hours of playing with it, I uninstalled it from my system. Yeah, I have to agree that it's bloatware, so I'm not recommending this, at least for this time.

    @siljaline, it seems that it's an on-demand scan solution, so it doesn't conflict with anyone's setup. Thanks for the advise though, cheers!
     
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  5. siljaline

    siljaline Former Poster

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    Cheers, kerykeion, thanks for your feedback :thumb:
     
  6. J_L

    J_L Registered Member

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    Can it scan your system?
     
  7. kerykeion

    kerykeion Registered Member

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    No, it only scans your downloaded (torrent) files
     
  8. siljaline

    siljaline Former Poster

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    As previously posted here further up this thead. Edit to add: From what I understand from the documentation, this is an on-demand scanner not an additional AV.

     
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    I'm pretty sure any AV can pick up on malware picked up through torrenting.
     
  10. weirddemon

    weirddemon Registered Member

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    Well... yes... but they don't usually scan a file when it's downloaded. If this works like it should, then as soon as the file completes BitDefender will scan the file immediately. Kind of like how AVG worked with LimeWire.
     
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