Why is there an Intel advert in my downloads folder?
May 22, 2009 9:03 AM   Subscribe

Yesterday I found a mysterious mkv file in my Azureus downloads folder. I opened it and it turned out to be an advert for Intel. I promptly deleted it but it showed up again the next day. Has Intel started putting adverts in bittorrent files?
posted by Andy Harwood to Computers & Internet (7 answers total)
I think Azureus/Vuze automatically downloads certain video files for its video browsing features. That's one of them.
posted by JauntyFedora at 9:13 AM on May 22, 2009

To clarify. It's Azureus doing it, not Intel directly.
posted by JauntyFedora at 9:14 AM on May 22, 2009

The answer is to use uTorrent.
posted by anti social order at 10:15 AM on May 22, 2009 [4 favorites]

uTorrent is owned by BitTorrent. Grain of salt &c.
posted by Halloween Jack at 12:27 PM on May 22, 2009

Are you still seeding a bunch of torrents? If you delete a file on an active torrent from your torrents folder, of course it'll get replaced, because the torrent's not complete anymore. You can use that to figure out which torrent it was part of.
posted by mendel at 12:30 PM on May 22, 2009

Use BitTyrant instead. [wiki]
posted by Civil_Disobedient at 1:24 PM on May 22, 2009

[few comments removed - can we stick to the question here? thank you.]
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 1:58 PM on May 22, 2009

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