How to Add uTorrent to a Kaspersky Firewall

by Jay Darrington

UTorrent is a popular alternate way of downloading large files and programs, but it's also usually blocked by Kaspersky's firewall system. This means that if you try to access uTorrent behind the Kaspersky firewall, you will not be able to download or upload anything using the BitTorrent network. To make uTorrent work on your PC, make sure it's listed as one of the "trusted" applications installed on your computer.

1

Run uTorrent, and then open the Kaspersky interface on your PC.

2

Click on the "Settings" tab on the Kaspersky program, and then click "Protection."

3

Click "Threats and Exclusions" in the left pane.

4

Click the "Settings..." button in the Exclusions section of the Kaspersky window.

5

Click the "Trusted applications" tab that appears, and then click "Add."

6

Click "Applications" in the drop-down menu to access the list of programs currently running.

7

Click on the "uTorrent" icon in the list that appears.

8

Click "OK" in the "Exclusions for application," "Trusted Zone" and "Settings" windows.

Warnings

  • close Do not enable any of the options located in "Exclusions for application," such as "Do not scan opened files." These will open up your computer to malicious software, including viruses.
  • close Information in this article applies to Kaspersky PURE 3.0. It may vary slightly or significantly with other versions or products.

About the Author

Jay Darrington has been a professional writer since 2006, specializing in technology. He has published on several online blogs, including iTech24, iPhoneland and Tech101. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in communication technology from California State University.

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