What is utorrentie.exe?

The genuine utorrentie.exe file is a software component of µTorrent by BitTorrent.
µTorrent is a peer-to-peer file sharing software. Utorrentie.exe displays advertising within the µTorrent client using an Internet Explorer framework. This is not an essential Windows process and can be disabled if known to create problems. µTorrent is a BitTorrent client that is currently developed by BitTorrent, Inc. The program uses advertising as a means of revenue and is frequently categorized as an adware program. µTorrent is the world's most popular BitTorrent client outside of China with over 100 million active users. It was originally developed by Ludvig Strigeus and first released in 2005. BitTorrent, Inc. is an American company that is best known for its development of the BitTorrent peer-to-peer protocol. The company also develops µTorrent and BitTorrent Mainline, two clients that utilize the protocol. A significant portion of all Internet traffic is constituted by peer-to-peer file transfers using the BitTorrent protocol. BitTorrent was founded in 2004 by Ashwin Navin and Bram Cohen. BitTorrent is currently based in San Francisco, California.

utorrentie stands for Torrent Internet Explorer Framework

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 utorrentie.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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Utorrentie.exe file information

The process known as WebHelper or utorrent belongs to software µTorrent or BitTorrent or utorrent or WebHelper or Rainmeter by BitTorrent (

Description: Utorrentie.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The file utorrentie.exe is located in a subfolder of the user's profile folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 336,896 bytes (34% of all occurrences), 387,072 bytes and 18 more variants. 
The utorrentie.exe file is not a Windows core file. The program has no visible window. There is no description of the program. Therefore the technical security rating is 75% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If you have any problems with utorrentie.exe, you can do the following:
  1) uninstall the associated program (Start > Control Panel > Uninstall a Program > µTorrent or BitTorrent)
  2) look for help on the [1][2] website.

Recommended: Identify utorrentie.exe related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as utorrentie.exe. Therefore, you should check the utorrentie.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

It is a p2p client, so it is normal that it downloads information from your computer (files that you download are shared, it is called "seeding") and open ports. To uninstall it, if you really want to, I recommend Max Uninstaller. It is not free, but it is the best program to uninstall program and all their files left behind. One thing that is strange, it is certified by Sysmantec, but it is a suspicious process per Sysmantec.
It can be ended in taskmanager and it will not cause utorrent.exe to crash. You don't need utorrentie.exe
  Connor McMahon  

Summary: Average user rating of utorrentie.exe: based on 1 vote with 2 user comments. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous. One user is not sure about it.

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Best practices for resolving utorrentie issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with utorrentie. 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 utorrentie.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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