Download installed an unwanted and unauthorized application named "Search Protect", which changes your browser's startup page and default search engine. The application will be installed in %AppData%/uTorrent without any possibility to customize the installation path, which makes it even more suspicious.
This site is currently listed in hpHosts
hpHosts Classification Explanation
EMD - Sites engaged in malware distribution
This classification is assigned to website's engaged in the distribution of malware (e.g. adware, spyware, trojans and viruses etc).
Malware Found: 4
Safety Rating: Caution
Compromised Pages: 2
List of Malware found on utorrent.com
These are the top viruses found on this site by the percentage of total detections they caused during the last 30 days.
1 Win/Heri 50 %
2 Trojan horse Generic 37 %
3 Blackhole Exploit Kit Detection 12 %
4 SSLv3 support 0 %
This website has SSLv3 support enabled and may be vulnerable to data leakage.
Timeline Detection Stats
Last reported malware activity
Apr 03, 2016 (1 days ago)
Days with malware in last month
6 days (20% of total)
Days with malware in last year
288 days (79% of total)
The installer offers you the installation of (optional) additional tools, which might be unwanted and are difficult to uninstall completely, in a deceitful way. If you do not want them, be sure not to check them off. Moreover, there are other BitTorrent clients that don't try to sneak junkware onto your system