What is btdownloadgui.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 btdownloadgui.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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Btdownloadgui.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with btdownloadgui
Btdownloadgui.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as btdownloadgui.exe belongs to software BitTornado by unknown.

Description: Btdownloadgui.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The file btdownloadgui.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 87,552 bytes (71% of all occurrences) or 110,592 bytes. 
There is an icon for this program on the taskbar next to the clock. There is no information about the author of the file. The file is not a Windows system file. The program listens for or sends data on open ports to a LAN or the Internet. Therefore the technical security rating is 41% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: You have the option to uninstall the associated program (Start > Control Panel > Uninstall a Program > BitTornado) or ask the developer,, for support.

Recommended: Identify btdownloadgui.exe related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as btdownloadgui.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the btdownloadgui.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.


User Comments

Bit Torrent donload file
Typical Torrent Resource
  helping hand   (further information)
It's the user interface that downloads/uploads when using Bit Torrent
  Fanny Batter  
Bit Torrent Download Manager
  King Key  
This is Bittorrent..removing this file will stop bittorrent from working
    (further information)
Bittorrent client (easy for other users 2 get your ip)  
Bit Torrent
it's ok, as long as you know you downloaded a bit torrent program
Bit Torrent download/upload control
Best known bittorent client. Monitored it's behaviour and found it harmless. Can't understand though why the process continues to run after exiting the program! It just sits there completely inactive.
  Jynx D5  
just and only download bittorrent
BTdownloadgui is a bittorrent tracker released by Aurora, it has packaged spyware included with it. For safe downloads, download Azureus or a trusted client!!!
  Vicious   (further information)
This file is released by the Aurora corp. and is packaged with spyware. Download a trusted client such as Azureus or Mainline.
  Vicious   (further information)
Btdownloadgui.exe is the client for BitTornado and as such needs to be running 'only' if you are currently using the program to download/upload to the internet. Upon finishing a download/upload I have noticed that btdownloadgui.exe will 'hang' in the "Task Manager Proccesses" applet. Watch the CPU (% usage) column for any activity... if none it's safe to "End Proccess", just make sure its the right one :)
This is the client-proccess for BitTornado (and other torrent-client apps).
that I can download anything and is for freeheber
Bit Torrent
it is the interface for downlading bittorrent files using bittornado... it is not spyware, but a p2p program for d/l music etc. It has nothing to do with Aurora
  Spicoli   (further information)
Runs with BitTorrent, but when BitTorrent stops, this keeps on running. Might just have been badly coded
Bit Torrent Download
  Wahhaj Ali  
Bit Torrent Client - No Spyware packaged as mentioned above.
Bit torrent main window but it doesn't display it either crashes or hangs
Bit Torrent
Automatically creates an exception in your Windows firewall
it opens .bittorrent files
Stopps me Dl files as i know
bit torrent client

Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of btdownloadgui.exe: based on 32 votes with 29 user comments. 21 users think btdownloadgui.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 2 users think it's probably harmless. 4 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. 2 users suspect danger. 3 users think btdownloadgui.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it. 3 users don't grade btdownloadgui.exe ("not sure about it").

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Best practices for resolving btdownloadgui issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with btdownloadgui. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using 1cleanmgr and 2sfc /scannow, 3uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using 4msconfig) and enabling Windows' 5Automatic 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 6resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off repairing of your installation or, for Windows 8 and later versions, executing the 7DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the btdownloadgui.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: ASecurity 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. BMalwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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