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I have a bit-torrent problem. Recently downloaded a bit-torrent down loader my problem is now I've decided that I no longer want it on my computer knowing how dangerous it can be, so I tried un-installing but i've tried and I've tried and can't seem to get rid of it, I can easily just drag the icon to the garbage pail but still I know it doesn't un-install when I do it that way. Any helpful way I can fully un-install a program manually maybe?

asked Dec 13 '12 at 18:58

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What OS are you using?

(Dec 13 '12 at 19:02) DJ Scooby Doo DJ%20Scooby%20Doo's gravatar image

Windows 7 Home Premium

(Dec 13 '12 at 19:16) CautiousUser1983 CautiousUser1983's gravatar image

Hit Start (the button in the bottom left of your computer), then search "Uninstall a program". Then click it, then double-click BitTorrent.

answered Dec 13 '12 at 19:31

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edited Dec 13 '12 at 19:32

Sorry to bother but it still not uninstalling this way. I tried doing it how you explained here and it isn't showing any signs of uninstalling, clicked uninstall and doing so slowed my computer down to a lag.

(Dec 13 '12 at 20:05) CautiousUser1983 CautiousUser1983's gravatar image

I am not trying to take a mods job away but are we not suppose to be talking about anything torrent related on here since torrents are illegal? If mods think I'm taking their jobs I'm not. I just noticed that no mods have picked up that he is talking about tormenting programs

answered Dec 13 '12 at 19:57

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Was this a joke because it was hilarious lol I need the help.

(Dec 13 '12 at 20:01) CautiousUser1983 CautiousUser1983's gravatar image

torrents have many legit uses while that can be used for illegal uses, so can anything else.

calling torrents illegal is just like calling computers illegal because computers can be used illegally. (PS you can really bash someones head in with a camera so they should be illegal too :) jk

anyway, there are too many legit uses for bittorrent for it to be illegal. Many sites use it, especially websites that are struggling with web hosting cost, eg many radio shows will offer their archives through torrents (and some major radio stations and shows are considering torrents (eg NPR)

(Dec 13 '12 at 20:30) Razor512 Razor512's gravatar image

knifes can be used to stab people, therefore, no one should be able to own a knife... They can also be used to cut meat, make things, used in medicine, ect... just because something is used for something bad, does not mean it is...

(Dec 14 '12 at 21:20) trueb trueb's gravatar image

Sorry didn't know the rules!

answered Dec 13 '12 at 20:07

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This isn't against the rules, no worries. @Studio66Designs confused piracy with torrenting, a common mistake.

Piracy is illegally stealing digital content, and is not to be discussed here.

Torrents/Torrenting is a data-transfer protocol that is sometimes used for piracy but has a myriad of legitimate uses and is not against the rules to discuss.

(Dec 13 '12 at 22:39) Zbob750 Zbob750's gravatar image

How about just deleting the folder from the Program Files then CCleaning the rest of the files? This is final result.

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answered Dec 13 '12 at 20:44

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DJ Scooby Doo

edited Dec 13 '12 at 20:57

Thanks and sorry for breaking the rules.

(Dec 13 '12 at 20:57) CautiousUser1983 CautiousUser1983's gravatar image

What rules? You can talk about Torrents here, but you can't talk about illegal files here. Torrents are legal ways of distributing files.

(Dec 13 '12 at 21:00) DJ Scooby Doo DJ%20Scooby%20Doo's gravatar image

Do note though that with this method you may need to manually remove the BitTorrent uninstall option from the list of programs in Control Panel. Utilities such as CCleaner can do this for you.

(Dec 13 '12 at 22:40) Zbob750 Zbob750's gravatar image

Torrents aren't illegal, it's just how some people use them that is illegal. Go to your control panel and open up Programs & Features, locate the app in the list and uninstall. Then open Computer from the start menu, open Program Files and delete it's folder. If using a 64 bit system search for the folders in both Prog Files folders. THen open Program Data and delete it's folder from there. THen go to the Users folders and search for it's files and folders in AppData folders. You will need to go to Organize and then folder options, the view tab and unhide hidden system files first though.

answered Dec 13 '12 at 22:24

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thanks for all the answers! think the program is deleted. so far so good.

(Dec 14 '12 at 19:44) CautiousUser1983 CautiousUser1983's gravatar image

You can download Ccleaner from www.ccleaner.com or from filehippo.com and it has a section that scans your Windows computer. It can uninstall programs and delete registry keys for _ program.

answered Dec 15 '12 at 00:39

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