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What does the btdna.exe file do?

The btdna.exe process is also known as DNA and is a part of DNA or, as the case may be, Internet TRiLOGI. This software is produced by BitTorrent (www.bittorrent.com). An obsolete or defective version of btdna.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:

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What you should know about btdna.exe btdna.exe

btdna.exe is not a Windows system file and is known to frequently cause computer problems. Btdna.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files" or sometimes in in a subdirectory of the "My Documents" folder. Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 342,848 bytes (25% of all these files), 289,088 bytes as well as 8 other variants.
This file contains no information about the producer or the version. The original file is digitally signed. Check your file. Btdna.exe was developed by a so-called third party provider - and not by Microsoft. The original file has been signed by a trusted signature authority. This lets you check your copy to see if it is a counterfeit. When Windows starts, this process is automatically started at the same time (Registry: Run). The program executes in the background, and can only be terminated using Windows Task Manager. The application is receiving or sending data on the LAN (your local network) or on the Internet. Btdna.exe is capable of track other applications as well as interpret keystrokes. For this reason, 56% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.

If you see this file on your hard drive or in Windows Task Manager, please make sure that it is not a malicious variant. It's a fact that many trojans try to cloak their true identity by calling themselves btdna.exe. With the above information or by using tools like Security Task Manager you can determine if, in your case, the file is an undesirable variant.

What do other computer users say about btdna?

Part of Bittoernt (further information...)
tim mcgee
BTDNA does have a visible window via its Control Panel applet. If it's not in the Control Panel, go to C:\Program Files\DNA and look for a file with a *.CPL extension. Double clicking on this file will open an information box. (further information...)
citib0y
BitTorent Background Pocess (further information...)
Ivan Josiah Lapis
Constantly uses internet connection to connect to its peers and is a very aggresive program and behaves like a virus for the most part it is not going to ruin your computer but it might dampen your experience
Michael Benesch
it occured after installing BitTorrent
Wouter

Summary: One user judges btdna.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. However, 4 users consider this to be a suspicious process and would like to get rid of it. For this reason, 3 users have already deleted btdna.exe. source: file.net

How to uninstall DNA or Internet TRiLOGI

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To remove btdna.exe from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.

  1. Click the Windows Start Button. In Windows 8, look for Control Panel.
  2. Click Control Panel.
  3. Click Uninstall a program.
  4. Look for DNA or Internet TRiLOGI in the list of available programs.
  5. Click Uninstall.

How to tell if btdna.exe (btdna.exe) was uninstalled cleanly

After uninstalling, restart your computer. Then start Windows Explorer and see if there is still a folder with the name of the software under C:\Program Files. Be sure to check the Registry as well for remnants of btdna.exe. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for btdna.exe or the name of the producer. Always keep in mind that only a computer professional should ever directly delete entries in the Windows Registry.

What to do if a program does not uninstall

The easiest way to remove any kind of software cleanly and accurately is to use an uninstaller tool. Because the uninstaller automatically creates a backup, there is no risk of anything going wrong.

Last but not least

If Windows not working quite right for you, or if startup is taking a long time, or btdna.exe is causing problems for you, a good Windows diagnostic tool may very well help. This is especially effective when it comes to older computers that have accumulated vast quantities of "garbage data" as the result of many software installs and uninstalls.

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