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Shareaza is "stealing" torrent magnet links

Postby guillaume666 » 05 Dec 2012 09:02

I installed Shareaza 2.6.0.0 for 64bit systems on a Windows 8 computer.

During the installation I turned off all torrent association features.

Then, I went to the Shareaza settings and turned off all torrent association features in Settings\Web, as well as the magnet association features.

After this I closed Shareaza completely.

Then, I specified in Windows that torrent are to be opened with utorrent instead of Shareaza.

I then opened utorrent and associated magnet links with utorrent.

When I click on a magnet link, it asks me if I want to use utorrent. I click yes.

However, for some unknown reason it is Shareaza that gets the torrent! Somehow, Shareaza "steals" the magnet link from utorrent, even with all the Shareaza magnet link options turned off!

I tried everything to stop Shareaza from getting the magnet link but nothing works! Can anyone help???
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Re: Shareaza is "stealing" torrent magnet links

Postby raspopov » 05 Dec 2012 18:17

guillaume666 wrote:I tried everything to stop Shareaza from getting the magnet link but nothing works!


Have you tried Shareaza settings?
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Re: Shareaza is "stealing" torrent magnet links

Postby queueclimber » 05 Dec 2012 18:28

guillaume666 wrote:Then, I went to the Shareaza settings and turned off all torrent association ....

guillaume666 wrote:Then, I specified in Windows that torrent are to be opened with utorrent instead of Shareaza.

guillaume666 wrote:I then opened utorrent and associated magnet links with utorrent.


After that, did you do a registry cleanup und defragmentation ?
Edit: But why you want to use utorrent ?
The .torrent feature is the best working part. LOL
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Re: Shareaza is "stealing" torrent magnet links

Postby raspopov » 05 Dec 2012 18:31

queueclimber wrote:After that, did you do a registry cleanup und defragmentation ?

Please don't!
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Re: Shareaza is "stealing" torrent magnet links

Postby queueclimber » 05 Dec 2012 18:34

Ooops, what the reason ?
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Re: Shareaza is "stealing" torrent magnet links

Postby old_death » 06 Dec 2012 08:30

Most of these programs do more damage than they actually do good. Also, there is a hell of a lot of viruses that come in the disguise of such programs.

What would be interesting is whether guillaume666 actually reinstalled uTorrent after he had set up Shareaza to not to take magnets/torrents. Usually installing the program that shall in the end get the link/file association last does the trick.
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Re: Shareaza is "stealing" torrent magnet links

Postby guillaume666 » 06 Dec 2012 21:17

Nope, I reinstalled utorrent and it still doesn't work!

Note that .torrent files are opened correctly, it is magnet links that do not work.
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Re: Shareaza is "stealing" torrent magnet links

Postby old_death » 07 Dec 2012 15:01

Is there nothing within the advanced settings of your browser to allow you to set the application to handle specific link types?
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Re: Shareaza is "stealing" torrent magnet links

Postby queueclimber » 07 Dec 2012 20:13

raspopov wrote:
queueclimber wrote:After that, did you do a registry cleanup und defragmentation ?

Please don't!


Ryo, what do you think about Ccleaner
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