Baka starts to ban uTorrent too.
Following the reports of major security flaws discovered in newer and older builds of uTorrent and Bittorrent that allows outsiders to gain control over your computer all windows versions of uT and Bittorrent have been removed from our whitelist.
It may be possible to mitigate this bug by disabling net discoverability in uTorrent versions 2.2.1 But it is not confirmed, and probably won't be, if this solves this vulnerability.
Currently the only certain way to mitigate this bug is to not use uTorrent or Bittorrent versions altogether and move to safer clients such as Tixati, BiglyBT, qBittorrent, Deluge and other open source projects. Similar bug has been reported to affect users of Transmission, but a patch has been published according to TorrentFreak.
Because of this latest version of qBittorrent (v4.0.4) has also been approved and added to our approveed client list, however do note that some users may experience unstable upload and download speeds unlike with previous builds such as v3.3.16.
New whitelist should be in effect in few hours, so it might be time to start mitigating your torrents to other clients.
UPDATE: Although the extent of the vulnerability of pre 3.x versions of uT is not yet fully explored, in consideration with a number of our user requests, we will be allowing uT 2.2.1, 1.8.5 and 1.6.1, however we still recommend that you consider migrating your torrents to another client regardless (if you haven't already done so). If you intend to keep using uT, set net discoverability to false, but if you choose to still use it, you're doing it at your own risk.
submitted by Moonblink-XXII
Active torrents become Stalled with I/O error
Most of my downloads go to external hard-drive. Whenever I start a torrent which has some files completed (downloaded with uTorrent earlier, but there are no partial data files), it downloads for a few seconds then stalls with an I/O Error (file_open error: Access is denied). Altough, the files are not open anywhere.
I have tried starting qBittorrent as Admin and provided full control to all users for the download folder. But I still see the problem all the time. Force Recheck and Force Reannounce have no effect. Neither does restarting the client.
Adding the torrent to a different client (uTorrent) works just fine and i am able to download without any issues.
Anyone got any idea why this might happen? And how to fix it?
EDIT: FYI, I found a solution to this issue. It works for me and I am not 100% sure it will work for anyone else though. The torrents which had the issue were writing into Read-only folders.
So, pause the torrent and remove the Read-only property from the folder's properties, apply it to folder and sub-folders. Do a force-recheck and start the torrent. Let me know if it works
submitted by justuseyourownname