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  • 1.0 stars

    "STILL installs "toolbar" without permission"

    May 29, 2011  |   By wronghead

    Pros

    It's a good Torrent program.
    It's small.

    Cons

    It installs bloatwear in your browser even if you tell it not to during install. This "bug" has been present since 2009 at least, so this tells me that they are doing it on purpose to make money.

    Summary

    Instructions to remove "toolbar":

    Open "Add/remove Programs" in windows and delete the uTorrent Toolbar entry there. Then open Firefox and open your "Add-ons" menu, you'll want to remove the entry for "Conduit" and "uTorrent Toolbar," then restart your browser. I don't know if there are additional steps necessary, but that seems to have gotten rid of the visible part of it.

    Avoid this Torrent program, if they will illegally install software on your computer that you explicitly told them not to, who knows what else they will do to make money off you.

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