Most antivirus programs identify torrent.exe as malware—for example TrendMicro identifies it as TROJ_RANSOM.MJSM or TROJ_Generic, and Microsoft identifies it as Trojan:Win32/Ransom.DB or Trojan:Win32/Ircbrute.
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The torrent.exe process does provide any valid information about its producer.
Description: Torrent.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. Torrent.exe is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder.
The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 1,221,632 bytes.
There is no file information. The process starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: MACHINE\RunServices, Run, MACHINE\Run). Torrent.exe is not a Windows system file. Torrent.exe is able to hide itself and monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 70% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.
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If torrent.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\Windows, the security rating is 100% dangerous. The file size is 453,442 bytes. The program has a visible window. There is no file information. User opinion: dangerous The program is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: MACHINE\RunServices, Run, MACHINE\Run). Torrent.exe is not a Windows core file. torrent.exe appears to be a compressed file.
If torrent.exe is located in a subfolder of the user's profile folder, the security rating is 64% dangerous. The file size is 102,400 bytes. There is no file information. The program is not visible. The program starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: MACHINE\RunServices, Run, MACHINE\Run). The file is not a Windows system file.
Important: You should check the torrent.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.
The following programs have also been shown useful for a deeper analysis: Security Task Manager examines the active torrent process on your computer and clearly tells you what it is doing. Malwarebytes' well-known anti-malware tool tells you if the torrent.exe on your computer displays annoying ads, slowing it down. This type of unwanted adware program is not considered by some antivirus software to be a virus and is therefore not marked for cleanup.
A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding PC trouble. 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.