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Error: Torrent is not a valid Win32 application

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ESET NOD32 32-bit v12.0.27.0 blocks downloaded torrent-file as not a valid W32 application:

When I download a torrent-file from a torrent website, ESET NOD32 blocks this torrent-file with the error message: ????.torrent is not a valid Win32 application.

I have unchecked "detection of potential unsafe applications" and added torrent.exe as an exclusion from scanning.

Nothing worked except disabling NOD32.

Please advice.

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If you have excluded the PUA by its detection name, it should not be detected the next time you download it.

You can post a screen shot of the PUA exclusion so that we can check it out and make sure it's set up correctly.

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Marcos, thanks for responding to my question.

The requested screen shot of the PUA exclusion.

PUA.JPG

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@dumbenis, Don't exclude uTorrent as it's not recommended because sometimes you might get malicious files through a torrent

I don't know what is causing the problems you had , never had any problem with Torrents and ESET , but I do use a different torrent software , I do use Deluge(open-source, without ads and stuff that uTorrents add unless you bought it) and use magnet-urls for downloading the torrent or just download the torrent and run it in Deluge without any trouble

Can you post a screenshot of the detection from ESET?

EDIT : If you download Ubuntu torrent for a test, will it still get detected? - hxxp://releases.ubuntu.com/18.10/ubuntu-18.10-desktop-amd64.iso.torrent

Edited by Rami

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Do you use Windows XP? Otherwise please install v12 and exclude it by the detection name, e.g.

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Argh I didn't pay attention , Why are you still using Windows XP? :blink:

Microsoft has dropped Windows XP support and doesn't release any updates for it.

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Yes, XP SP4 POSReady. Supported up to April 9, 2019 by Microsoft, with regular updates and patches.

So, what should I do?

  • back to NOD32 v11?
  • excluding uTorrent?

Please advice.

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In v9 it's also possible to exclude a specific detection by name by expanding advanced options in the yellow alert and selecting "Exclude signature from detection".

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