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What’s WebTorrent.exe (WebTorrent)? Is it safe or a virus?

WebTorrent.exe by WEBTORRENT, LLC is a software program that enables users to download and stream content using the BitTorrent protocol directly from their web browser.

It allows users to share and access files without the need for a centralized server, making it a decentralized peer-to-peer file sharing system. The program is designed to be user-friendly and lightweight, allowing for fast and efficient file transfers. It also supports streaming of audio and video files, making it a versatile tool for accessing and sharing multimedia content. Additionally, WebTorrent.exe provides support for web developers to easily integrate torrenting functionality into their web applications.

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Who makes WebTorrent.exe (WebTorrent)?

We’ve found WEBTORRENT, LLC should be the publisher of WebTorrent.exe.

How do we know? Our SpyShelter cybersecurity labs focuses on monitoring different types of Windows PC executables and their behaviors for our popular SpyShelter Antispyware software. Learn more about us, and how our cybersecurity team studies Windows PC executables/processes.

What does it mean if someone is the publisher of a PC .exe (executable or process)?

The publisher of an executable is the entity responsible for its distribution and authenticity. Most processes/executables on your PC should be signed. The signature on the executable should have been verified through a third party whose job it is to make sure the entity is who it says it is. Find an unsigned executable? You should consider scanning any completely unsigned .exe on your PC.

Last updated: March 14, 2024

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