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What is BitComet.exe?

The .exe extension on a filename indicates an executable file. Executable files may, in some cases, harm your computer. Therefore, please read below to decide for yourself whether the BitComet.exe on your computer is a Trojan that you should remove, or whether it is a file belonging to the Windows operating system or to a trusted application.

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BitComet.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with BitComet
BitComet.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as BitComet - a BitTorrent Client belongs to software BitComet by www.BitComet.com.

Description: BitComet.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. BitComet.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 8/7/XP are 3,394,048 bytes (21% of all occurrences), 2,600,960 bytes and 39 more variants. http://www.file.net/process/bitcomet.exe.html 
There is an icon for this program on the taskbar next to the clock. The program has a visible window. The BitComet.exe file is not a Windows system file. The software uses ports to connect to or from a LAN or the Internet. BitComet.exe is able to connect to the Internet, record keyboard and mouse inputs, monitor applications and manipulate other programs. Therefore the technical security rating is 20% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.
The software publisher Bitcomet provides an uninstall program (Control Panel->Software->BitComet or BitComet 1.36 64-bit).

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as BitComet.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the BitComet.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.

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User Comments

peer to peer prog
  richi  
Its just a sharing Device by torrents
  Joel Pagan  
it is a peer to peer program but it IS dangerous! Or it can be dangerous it open some ports in your security, so be careful!
  AllKnowNerd  
P2P program... Can be used to download very unsafe programs/dll's though... Watch out what you download!
  DutchDude  
Poorly written P2P Windows XP Program
  Jez  
It's very useful p2p , very good seeds. Can be Dangerous if u dl .exe files . take care
  Info   (further information)
is a p2p program and if you use it right it cant be harmful
  unknown  
It is not a peer to peer but a torrent sharing software that works flawlessly
  Levendis  
BitComet is generally a reliable P2P sharing program although every care should be taken when choosing what you download, make sure you have kept AntiVirus up to date and have a good Spyware Adware application..
  BigSyWood  
Bitcomet is not dangerous,it is the person using it. do your homework before you download.(example) only download files that have comments about them eg, other people have already downloaded & rated
  gray  
bit comment comes with a trojan lmok d ,after insalling bit comment ,run yahoo anti spy and there u will see the trojan files, for some reason this files r not detected by other anti viruses
  adrianqx  
Torrent software. It's danger is inversely correlated to your level of experience with computers. If you don't download .exe files and have Microsoft Security Essentials and Windows Defender, it's fine. Just TURN IT OFF when not using it and don't let it do anything automatically, like starting upon boot up.
  Names? No names.  

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Summary: Average user rating of BitComet.exe: based on 23 votes with 12 user comments. 17 users think BitComet.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 2 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. One user suspects danger. 3 users think BitComet.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it. One user is not sure about it.


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Best practices for resolving BitComet issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with BitComet. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using cleanmgr and sfc /scannow, uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using msconfig) and enabling Windows' Automatic Update. Always remember to perform periodic backups, or at least to set restore points.

Should you experience an actual problem, try to recall the last thing you did, or the last thing you installed before the problem appeared for the first time. Use the resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off doing a repair of your installation, or in the case of Windows 8, executing the DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the BitComet.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: Security Task Manager displays all running Windows tasks, including embedded hidden processes, such as keyboard and browser monitoring or Autostart entries. A unique security risk rating indicates the likelihood of the process being potential spyware, malware or a Trojan. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.



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