What is qbittorrent.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 qbittorrent.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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Qbittorrent.exe file information

The process known as qBittorrent - A Bittorrent Client belongs to software qBittorrent by The qBittorrent project or Christophe Dumez.

Description: Qbittorrent.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. Qbittorrent.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 13,179,660 bytes (94% of all occurrences) or 7,365,120 bytes. 
It is not a Windows core file. The software listens for or sends data on open ports to a LAN or the Internet. Qbittorrent.exe is able to connect to the Internet, record keyboard and mouse inputs and monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 25% dangerous.

Uninstalling this variant: The software publisher Qbittorrent provides an uninstall program (Control Panel->Software->qBittorrent).

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If qbittorrent.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\, the security rating is 50% dangerous. The file size is 13,179,660 bytes. The program is not visible. The application is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: Run). It is not a Windows core file. Qbittorrent.exe is able to connect to the Internet, record keyboard and mouse inputs and monitor applications.

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as qbittorrent.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the qbittorrent.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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Best practices for resolving qbittorrent issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with qbittorrent. 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 repairing of your installation or, for Windows 8 and later versions, 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 qbittorrent.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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