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04 Sep 2021

Published Date:

04 Sep 2021

Reviewed Date:

30 Sep 2021



Package Maintainer(s):

Software Author(s):

  • BitTorrent
  • Inc.


utorrent bittorrent torrent client p2p

uTorrent Classic (Install)

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Downloads of v



04 Sep 2021


30 Sep 2021




Software Author(s):

  • BitTorrent
  • Inc.

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
uTorrent Classic (Install)

(Waiting for Maintainer to take corrective action)
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

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At least one file within this package has greater than 10 detections


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bcurran3 (maintainer) on 04 Sep 2021 22:18:54 +00:00:

User 'bcurran3' (maintainer) submitted package.

chocolatey-ops (reviewer) on 04 Sep 2021 22:53:07 +00:00:

uTorrent has passed automated validation. It may have or may still fail other checks like testing (verification).
NOTE: No required changes that the validator checks have been flagged! It is appreciated if you fix other items, but only Requirements will hold up a package version from approval. A human review could still turn up issues a computer may not easily find.


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  • In the Description element of the nuspec file a potentially invalid Url has been found. Recommendation is to fix this URL More...

chocolatey-ops (reviewer) on 04 Sep 2021 23:04:42 +00:00:

uTorrent has passed automated package testing (verification). The next step in the process is package scanning.
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This is an FYI only. There is no action you need to take.

chocolatey-ops (reviewer) on 06 Sep 2021 12:55:39 +00:00:

uTorrent has been flagged as part of automated virus scanning.
Package virus scanning found that at least 1 file within, or downloaded by, the package has greater than 10 VirusTotal detections associated with it.
This package is now in a waiting state while you review the findings and provide an updated package, or send a message in the package review box on the package page.

bcurran3 (maintainer) on 06 Sep 2021 16:30:35 +00:00:

It's uTorrent - it always gets flagged...

gep13 (reviewer) on 27 Sep 2021 06:33:19 +00:00:

Are there any links to an offical uTorrent site where this is discussed?

Ideally, this would be added to the package description, so that folks can go there for additional information.

bcurran3 (maintainer) on 27 Sep 2021 06:57:42 +00:00:

Nothing really helpful.
You can peruse:

More interesting is you'll find some companies such as MS just always block torrent clients as potentially unwanted.

gep13 (reviewer) on 29 Sep 2021 07:17:14 +00:00:

Without a specific link that discusses the problem, and acknowledges that this is a known problem with this specific application, I am hesitant to exempt this package from the virus scanner.

I will bring this up with the other package moderators and see what the consensus is.

gep13 (reviewer) on 30 Sep 2021 08:19:37 +00:00:

Without some official statement from the original application creator, which we can add to the description of this package, we will not be able to move forward with the approval of this package.



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$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop'
$packageName  = 'utorrent'
$toolsDir     = "$(Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)"
$url          = ''
$checksum     = '41B0EBFE8BD3341B87E354C8CE536FEBD589C00019267F3D40D10E5F44FFC2D7'
$extractDir   = "$toolsDir\extracted"
$fileLocation = "$extractDir\Carrier.exe"

$packageArgs = @{
  packageName   = $packageName
  unzipLocation = $extractDir
  fileType      = 'ZIP' 
  url           = $url
  checksum      = $checksum
  checksumType  = 'sha256'

Install-ChocolateyZipPackage @packageArgs

$packageArgs = @{
  packageName    = $packageName
  fileType       = 'EXE'
  file           = $fileLocation
  silentArgs     = '/S'
  validExitCodes = @(0,1)
  softwareName   = 'uTorrent*'
Start-CheckandStop "uTorrent"

Install-ChocolateyPackage @packageArgs

Start-Sleep -s 10
if ($ProcessWasRunning -eq "True") {$ProcessFullPath} else {Start-CheckandStop "uTorrent"}
Remove-Item "$extractDir" -Recurse -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue | Out-Null
$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop'
$packageName    = 'utorrent'
$installerType  = 'EXE' 
$silentArgs     = '/uninstall /S'
$validExitCodes = @(0, 3010, 1605, 1614, 1641)
$unpath         = "${Env:AppData}\uTorrent\uTorrent.exe"

Start-CheckandStop "uTorrent"

Uninstall-ChocolateyPackage $packageName $installerType `
  $silentArgs $unpath -validExitCodes $validExitCodes

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