The latest version of uTorrent comes with an unwelcome friend — some kind of app host called Conduit, and a waste-of-time toolbar in IE and Firefox.
I don’t know if they’re dangerous or not (you’d hope the uTorrent people wouldn’t have allowed them in if there was any risk), but I certainly think they’re unwelcome, and the semi-auto update from the previous version of uTorrent didn’t give me the option of having them or not.
To remove them, go into Control Panel, Add/Remove programs and remove:
You’ll also need to go into Firefox and in Tools, Addons, do the same.
That seems to do it (touch wood). uTorrent, unsurprisingly, seems to work fine without them.
Hey uTorrent guys, love your product, but stick to your core business, eh? Don’t let bundled crapware like this drag you down.
Update 24/12 — also noted: it changes your Firefox home page without asking, too.