Author Topic: How to use QBITTORRENT with Avast Premium Security?  (Read 1761 times)

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Offline Luiz5

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How to use QBITTORRENT with Avast Premium Security?
« on: March 27, 2022, 10:54:39 PM »
Hi!

I just installed Qbittorrent on my PC but it isn´t working. All downloads are stuck at zero, even though there are plenty of seeds for them.

I´ve already changed the Windows Firewall settings so I´m assuming I should do the same with the Avast Settings. But I don´t know what to do and I´m afraid I might cause some harm to my PC.

Anybody having similar problems?

Any help will be much appreciated.

Thank you.

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Re: How to use QBITTORRENT with Avast Premium Security?
« Reply #1 on: March 28, 2022, 12:11:12 AM »
Use of this is frowned upon by several parties. It may not only be avast, but due to existing P2P-threats.

As for why Malwarebytes blocked QBitTorrent, this is because QBitTorrent, and all Bittorrent software, are what are known as Peer-to-Peer (P2P) applications meaning it connects to many different servers/IP addresses (this is how files are downloaded through QBitTorrent) and because of this, sometimes QBitTorrent will connect to a server that is also known for hosting malicious content.

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Re: How to use QBITTORRENT with Avast Premium Security?
« Reply #2 on: March 28, 2022, 01:52:20 PM »
Simply put, when you play with fire, you get burned.
Using a service like QbitTorrent is playing with fire.
Since it's Avast's job to keep you safe, blocking it's use
means Avast is doing it's job.
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