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    I finally reached the rank of Marshall after after almost 9 years since this system was added to bitcomet. Ranks yet to achieve are Generalissimo, and Sovereign. I know many others have reached these ranks long ago and even though I've been running these support forums for almost as long as BitComet has existed it doesn't mean I'm a huge downloader, in fact most of my activity is centered around sharing fan produced science fiction, so virtually all my activity is uploads for new releases, so growth has been sporadic. It will be interesting to see what rank everyone else is at.
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    That's the North Korean version of coke LOL
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    Ity looks like the hamsters have gone on strike again. No doubt we'll get the usual sobs, wailing and gnashing of teeth because scores aren't being upgraded. As before, bitcomet points don't pay for the beer (or give you super abilities in any of the online games) so it's not a big deal really. You can still upload and download (which is what the app is for really). It will be back when it's back.
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    Please read the thread marked server down. It's all covered there btw - 'necro-posting' (posting to a thread that's been dead for 6 YEARS) isn't a very good idea
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    Our Development team has been making much needed forum upgrades, so it will be a while before the site returns to being stable as we iron out the kinks. Thanks for your patience.
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    VBF, I must say I don't like your tone. You are speaking to a member of development here, a team who despite the busy schedules and day jobs which pay their bills, donate time to provide you and other users with this FREE product, and producing this product is their domain, however this community forum is my domain and I will NOT allow it to become a means to attack or insult our development team using ignorance and false information. I do encourage open discussion of such serious topics as this, but you don't seem to even grasp the understanding of the basic terms, such as calling this false positive detection a "virus" and a "trojan" in the same sentence. If in fact there was an actual threat it couldn't be both, a Trojan is very different than a Virus, and your security program incorrectly detected a "trojan", defined as a program that installs without your permission or while claiming to be something different than what it actually does, and there is no evidence or any suggestion (other than yourself) that it contains any type of virus. We've also proven there is no Trojan which you can confirm using the "Total Virus" website which tests BitComet 1.44 using the top 54 anti-virus programs and 100% of them test it as clean (verified just minutes before making this post). We also had another member making the same report, he too was rude and declined to have an honest and intelligent conversation so he was removed... although his topic remains, and if you want to remain part of this community, then I will require you to speak with respect to those providing you with this great (and free) software. Please feel free to ask any questions and research any answers we give you, and feel free to redress any issues you don't agree with based on FACT, not ignorance. The FACT is your security software made a mistake and you are embarrassing yourself by ranting about it. The mature adult thing to do if you get such a detection is to ask politely in our forum, scan it with more apps to get their opinions, and most of all educate yourself as to exactly what your app claims or suspects it found. In this case it is a 100% legit app that is used to offer other software for your consideration, all of which can be easily deselected if not interested. As for "Aliexpress", it is a website similar to eBay that sells goods, mostly from Asia and I've purchased many hard to find parts from them and found them reliable and trustworthy, and you don't have to install their app to use their website, but if you do install one of the offered apps it could make the difference between bitcomet continuing development, or stopping completely. They have bills due each month to pay for the costs of running this forum, the LTseed system, CometID servers, and more, and since donations are few, the only viable method to cover the costs is to bundle apps, and as long as InstallCore is used according to the rules, it's 100% legit and not a threat of any kind, and I'm certain if your anti virus re-evaluates BitComet it will agree. This is really simple, it's not rocket science, a "trojan" is NOT a virus, it's a computer program, and in order to be considered a trojan it has to deceive you as to it's function, or install without notification or a way to opt out, and any of the 54 programs that may have previously detected it as suspect has reclassified it as safe, which proves what I told you in my first reply, so feel free to ask any questions you may have, but any further impolite or sarcastic comments and you will be removed until such time that you can behave as an adult in a civilized manner. Thank you in advance for your cooperation.
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    Please post any Questions or Comments about the VIP free trial in this topic. Please post in English Thank You
  9. 2 points
    You do not need to sign in. Please do not post duplicate messages about the same subject. Please search the forum before posting in order to make sure your question hasn't already been dealt with. Your client is fully functional without ever even registering with BitComet Passport, much less signing in. This is not an issue for great concern when it occurs. It will not measurably affect your speed except in very narrow, very rare circumstances which are entirely hypothetical and un-proven. When you are unable to sign in, this is not a matter for concern. Within a short time, you will be able to sign in again. This issue is getting ten times the traffic it deserves. I am beginning to believe the whole idea should just be abandoned or closed off for non-Chinese IP's again, because people seem to just panic over an utterly trivial issue.
  10. 1 point
    Please add a dark theme as an option since we use large monitors nowadays to greatly reduce the eye strain compare to the white theme.
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    Im not exactly sure how long I have been using this program, 15 years plus im sure. But it has always been there when needed, always works properly, and the layout and tools within are amazing. The BEST torrent software on the market! keep up the good work guys!
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    What a refreshing post!! 🙂 Someone is actually taking the time to thank the developers of this marvelous free product instead of complaining or whining about it, in some sort of fashion! 😍😍 On behalf of everyone here (and the devs, over there, of course), you're very welcome and thank you for your continued support!! 🤗
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    I would like to think things have improved in the TWELVE YEARS since the last post
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    Hi. For a few hours now I'm trying to login to my CometID in the Bitcomet client and it keeps saying "CometID not exists" I've seeded with that account for more than six years. Why would this happen? Also, I don't have access to the e-mail account it was ascociated with. What can I do?
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    My goodness - My Guinness LOL
  16. 1 point
    Would this be why the movie 'Christopher Robin has been banned in China? ?
  17. 1 point
    Wife texts husband at work on a cold winter's morning; "Windows frozen, won't open." Husband texts back; "Gently pour some lukewarm water over it." Wife texts back 5 minutes later; "Computer really knackered now."
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    I also never suggest you using free VPN. Because free VPN only access you to restriction sites but never keep you anonymous and also compromise your internet speed. That's why I will prefer you to use paid VPN. I will suggest you use xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
  19. 1 point
    I install BitComet 1.40 64 bit on my newly install Windows 10 and select floating window but it doesn't show. It has no problem with Windows 7 64 bit. BTW I have only one monitor.
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    May the Fourth be with You!
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    There are many more peer lists that could appear such as LTseed connected/connecting/disconnected, emule connected/connecting/disconnected, webseed connected/connecting/disconnected, http/ftp connected/connecting/disconnected, as well as the bittorent peer lists shown in your screenshot, so I think if one list was left expanded, or all of them expanded it would be difficult for uses to see what peers are connected. By default only lists of connected peers are open, the rest are closed so you can see lists of other peer connections using one of the other supported protocols.
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    One of my ancestors was taking part in a public function when part of the platform collapsed. He would have broken both of his legs if the rope round his neck hadn't stopped the fall.
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    And who, pray tell, do you think YOU are? Let me set you straight, tahlias... you are a user (and quite an imperious one at that) of BitComet, nothing more. When one receives a great FREE product with FREE SUPPORT, that person should, at the very least, show a minimum amount of decorum for receiving said services, instead of rudely demanding that the original (and altruistic) donors "fix" this or that. Just so you can broaden your frame of reference, let me inform you that the "guys" that you are talking down to all have regular day jobs and nowhere in their job descriptions does it state that they are on this Earth to specifically please you and your inflated airs of grandeur. Think about it... you would do well to remember this the next time that you feel the urge to post something.
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    It looks like there are some serious problems with the server. It comes back, lasts a short while and goes down again. I manage to collect a few points, then it's gone. There's nothing anyone here can do about that - it's all down to the guys who run it (and the hamsters)
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    It would be simpler if you could say what is happening in English (or even French, German or Spanish) but I'm going to guess that you can't log on to the server when downloading - that's because it's not working. Even the link you gave is in Thai I think yiour answer would be เซิร์ฟเวอร์ไม่ทำงานในขณะนี้
  27. 1 point
    Yep - it's been up and down like a yo-yo all yesterday
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    Using batch files in Windows C: / dos C:/dos/run run/dos/run
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    Look in Options - Tasks and select "Auto-resume tasks at program startup"
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    Looks like the Grinch struck again - round 0630 GMT. Tech support called for help but, unfortunately, Santa had a slight accident on the way
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    Thank you for all the work you've been doing, and I'm sure in time all functionality will be restored. I can report that it's been working perfectly for me for the last several days, but other members in different areas have reported problems. It appears that you've moved the system from cometid.com over to members.bitcomet.com, the old cometid site is still online, but not displaying users stats. http://www.cometid.com/accounts/score It will be nice if the new site shows our daily score like the old one did. It really don't make any difference worth mentioning, but was still nice to be able to see how many points we earned each day and it seems many members like to follow their score closely and enjoy seeing it climb. It might also be nice if members could get spendable points to buy virtual items like custom forum titles, or anything you can come up with. Maybe you could use the cometID points to buy items in the games you develop? it wouldn't interest me at all, but surely some members might show an interest in the games if they can use their good deeds from seeding torrents to earn items in gameplay. In the meantime I will "unofficially" offer anyone of the rank "marshall" or higher a custom forum title, as long as it's not offensive and the requests don't become extremely numerous, since I'd have to manually edit each profile. For now I'll just do this for those who happen to find this offer in the forum, we'll call it an "easter egg".
  32. 1 point
    The new update automatic enable to download ALL file in all the torrents and set those to High priority every time I restart the software. BTW, I'm on Windows 10 x64 with BitComet 1.42 x64
  33. 1 point
    I have the same problem about one week now, port detection failed, grey colour.
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    The option to edit your post is timed. If I recall correctly you have about an hour to edit before the option is removed. The reason we made this change is because we had members post asking for help, then when we ask for information many members would edit the info into the original post where we don't notice it unless we re-read each reply. We've also had times where posts were edited after people replied to them making the thread impossible for other members to understand which is contrary to the purpose of this forum. We want others to be able to read and learn by posts others have made with similar problems. La opción para poder editar tiene un tiempo limitado. Si mal no recuerdo, tienes aproximadamente una hora antes de que dicha opción desaparezca. La razón que nos llevó a hacer esto es porque algunos socios creaban un post pidiendo ayuda... y cuando les pedíamos información adicional, muchos editaban e incluían la información en el post original, lugar donde no lo veíamos (salvo que leyésemos cada respuesta de nuevo). También tuvimos instantes en los cuales los posts se editaban después de que se habían contestado, haciendo que cada hilo fuera imposible de entender por otros usuarios - todo lo contrario del propósito de este foro--> queremos que los demás puedan leer y aprender a través de los posts que otros usuarios han hecho con problemas similares.
  35. 1 point
    Looks like it was just a glitch (or something to do with the clock roll-back to GMT) as it's now back to 120 max score. Oh well, as I've said before, the scoring is all for fun anyway ;) :P
  36. 1 point
    Same problem here. I can login to BitComet sites and forum, but it keeps timing out trying to login from the BitComet application. I just tried updating to the new release, 1.43, from 1.42 and it still has the same problem. It has to be something from the server's end. My port for BitComet is forwarded outside the firewall and nothing else on my end is blocking it. BitComet shows a green WAN connection.
  37. 1 point
    If you don't want to wait 3 weeks, I believe you can escalate the dispute after a few days and in that case you should get the refund faster. I can certainly understand that they are shorthanded and perhaps the member of development who maintains this service isn't available, but since it appears to have been down for at least a few weeks so I wish they would either fix it, or take it off line so people stop buying it, but rest assured no one is trying to take anyone's money and everyone will get a refund if it doesn't work for you.
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    I'm afraid this cannot be done as http links were never designed to be stopped and restarted, but additions to the protocol have been added to allow a task still active in the server to be stopped and restarted, but a different pc cannot restart a task as it won't be recognized by the server.
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    Hola gente, estoy usando BitComet 1.42 en Windows 7 x64 Ultimate y hará un par de días me doy cuenta que después de cerrar el programa, cuando lo abro de nuevo, se olvida de mis preferencias de archivos seleccionados. Me explico mejor: si tengo archivos que originalmente no quería bajar desmarcados, al reiniciar el programa aparecen seleccionados para descargar. Reinstalé el programa y no lo solucionó. Agradezco su ayuda, saludos Hello folks, I'm using BitComet 1.42 on Windos 7 x 64 Ultimate and, about a couple of days ago, I noticed that after closing down the program, when I open it again, it has forgotten my selected files references. That is to say, if I had unmarked files that I had originally not wanted to to download, after restarting the program, they appear as being selected to be downloaded. I reinstalled the program but no joy. I appreciate your help. Greetings.
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    1.41 showing the same behaviour. Have to revert back on 1.40 which is working fine. 'The UnUsual Suspect', you were right: It's from the 1.41 and I understand why people not reporting it, as many of them not facing the particular case and the ones facing are like me as I was in the start thinking: someone should have already done it, but as time passed it become annoying to me so I came here. Kindly look into the matter. PS: Now using BitComect 1.40 and working perfect in regard to this bug.
  41. 1 point
    I am glad they managed to merge both 32bit & 64bit versions to a single installer. Changing the default disk cache to a higher value was a good idea too :)
  42. 1 point
    Hello, this is my first topic at this forum and i hope guys you can help me :) I've installed Bitcomet v1.37 x64 version and sometimes it is totally freezing my PC during the download process, i tried many of tricks but no result... I'm using Bitcomet few years and downloaded terabytes of files with Bitcomet v1.37 x32 without any problems; can't understand why v1.37 x64 freezes my PC... For itself PC works perfectly with any applications and several games... my PC specs are: CPU: intel core 2 duo E6850 3.0GHz, RAM: 4GB PSU: 600W (80+)
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    I think the issue you report is related to the add-on "Browser UI Enhancements". Perhaps you can find an option to change to correct this problem, or worse case, disable the add-on. Or you can revert to a previous version of cometbird. Pienso que el problema del que informas está relacionado al complemento "Mejoras en la interfaz de usuario del navegador". Quizás puedas encontrar una opción para cambiar/corregir dicho probelma o, en el peor de los casos, deshabilitar el complemento - o puedes volver a una versión previa de CometBird.
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    Linda, are you aware that if you use Internet Explorer and select the "run" option instead of the "save" option when downloading a file, that the file then gets downloaded to a hidden system folder where it can sit and take up space, often indefinitely. Also, should you need to reinstall the file or run it again, most users end up downloading it again because they have no idea where your Internet Explorer has hidden the file. Its my personal opinion that doing this is only serving to produce ignorant users who don't understand something as simple as handling files in windows. Also, your much better off opening files in the windows operating system, not in a web browser, so regardless if you want to use bitcomet to download the files or not, I'd strongly suggest YOU decide where you want your computer to save the files you download, then you know where they are in case you want to use them again, or in case you simply want to delete them to free up space.
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    The information's adequate, but some punctuation, a little capitalization and the odd line-break would sure be nice see it's quite difficult to read a message without them you aren't quite sure where one sentence ends and the next begins and considering that the person who wrote it is asking for your help in the first place you feel a little reluctant to give it you know paragraphs do a good job of separating one thought from the next you might not have listened when you were being taught that but it does mean that you should rate your own written communication skills toward the bottom of the heap but to your problem the red X has various meanings depending on the version you're using but the most common meaning is that BitComet cannot write to the disk this can be for all of the many reasons that a program can't write to a disk such as trying to write to a directory where it does not have permission to write an invalid pathname an invalid character in the pathname we see that a lot with charsets that UTF-8 doesn't support a disk that is full or just a bad disk to name a few anything that would prevent the program from writing to the disk will generate the error in later versions it can also mean that BC cannot read from the disk or that something went wrong in the process you can try mousing over the red X to see if it tells you specifically what's wrong a torrent is basically a text file in a defined format everything in it is human-readable if very boring it consists mostly of base-16 numbers you can read it in notepad if there's something clearly wrong this ought to be very obvious especially if you compare it with a known good torrent sometimes you will even see errors that the index site software generated instead of a proper torrent if you see something like that and it looks like a temporary issue you can try downloading the torrent again if it looks like the file is a good copy but is corrupt then you will need to find another torrent with the same material possibly from another tracker and download that.
  46. 1 point
    Warning System + Suspension/Ban The BitComet Forum hopes that all members will their stay at our Forum, abiding by our Rules. Most members who join our forum actually read our rules before clicking the "I Agree" button within the registration field, and abide by these rules. However, there are some sad people who register at our Forum, intending to post site links to Pornographic Material, Advertising Viagra and, yes, virus-contained sites. Due to increasing number of members who fail to follow our simple rules, the Warning System of this Forum has been activated. It's going to be a very simple system, all members who've joined our forum will receive a maximum of 3 Warnings. After 3 Warnings, members will have their account suspended according to the number of offenses they've committed (i.e. If you break 5 rules, you get 5 days' worth of suspension). Should you fail to abide by our rules after this suspension, you will be banned. Don't think about registering again, for your IP & IP Range will be banned accordingly by administrators/moderators. Just think of this system like a game of Cricket, 3 warnings, you're out of here. All Moderators & Administrators have the power the Suspend & Ban as they see fit. If you believe that they have warned you inappropriately, please send an E-mail at: bitcomet.admin@gmail.com outlining your circumstances, as well as the Moderator. However, if we deem your actions to be worthy of a BAN, we will BAN you! NOTE: All users of this forum can see their "Rating" System, this is an indication of your current disciplinary status. It will be decreased accordingly, if we see that your behaviour has improved. *Warning System - ON *Bad Word Filter - ON
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    Welcome to the Official BitComet Forum! From the moment you register as a member of our Forum, you will be subject to the rules stated below. Please read them carefully. Failing to follow the rules may result in a ban. Hopefully, that won't be the case. So, enjoy your time on our Forum. We'll try to provide assistance here for most of your torrent or BitComet-related problems. As always, we value your feedback or any new features you'd like to see in the next BitComet release, so please post your feedback at: BitComet Client Suggestions and Feature Request. Also, do not regard this forum only as a BitTorrent technical support area, but feel welcome to stay for a while, and have a chat in our Lounge [General Discussion Board]. That being said, please read the following rules carefully: DO NOT ask for RESEEDS, SEEDS, TORRENT/FILE PASSWORDS, ANY direct download links, or make any TORRENT REQUESTS, as we do not host any downloadable file. 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  48. 1 point
    Step-by-step guides often don't take time to explain the steps, which means you just have to follow blindly. This means that you don't usually understand what you're doing and so you can't adapt if the situation changes a little. First thing you should understand is WHY you're worrying about static IP's at all. A. The built-in firewalls on most routers will not open a port to just anything that's connected to them. It's poor security to do that because those computers might not be aware that there's an open port through which they're vulnerable. So the firewall requires that you specify an IP address for which you want the port opened. Now a device connected to the router, that HAS that particular IP address, will have that port open. Other devices with other IP addresses will still have that port number closed. B. By default, when you hook Windows up to a network, it uses a protocol called DHCP to ask that an IP address be assigned to it for use in this session. The address is leased, not permanent, and can change without notice to you. This means that each time it connects, it can have a different address, and the address can suddenly change in mid-session. Most of the time, this won't affect you. If you connect directly to your ISP, Windows asks it for an IP address. But if you connect to a router, then Windows asks the router for an IP address. The router plus any computers connected to it, form a subnet. This subnet appears as a single unit to the internet. The router stands in place of a computer. If you put B (ask for an IP address) together with A (won't open a port except to a specific IP address), you can see that there will be problems. If it has to be a particular address, but my address is variable, then anytime I don't (by blind luck) get the right address, my port will be closed. If there are other machines connected to my router, and one of them happens to get assigned that one address, then it will have a vulnerable open port that it doesn't know about. Very bad news. We solve it by telling my computer NOT to ask for an IP address anymore, but instead we tell the computer the IP it must use. When it connects to the router, it tells the router that this is its IP address. (It is up to you, as the network administrator of the subnet, to make sure no other device has that same IP.) By doing this, your computer has a static and unchanging IP address on the subnet. So now we can confidently tell the router's firewall to open the port to that IP, knowing that the port will be open for the right computer, and closed to all the other wrong computers. The router assigns IP addresses to devices that ask it to do so (via DHCP), by taking those IP addresses out of a pool of IP addresses that it has designated for the purpose. Most routers set up this pool with either a start and end address, or a start address and a range. It's a good idea to change that so there are only as many assignable addresses as you will actually need, allowing for a couple of extras, and then picking an IP address for your computer that is outside of the pool of assignable addresses. For example, let's say we have the router's address,, and we have a netmask of This means that all the addresses of all devices on the subnet need to have the same first three octets: 192.168.0, and we need only worry about the last octet, which can have any value from 0 through 255 inclusive. We won't use 0 because it makes people nervous, though it's perfectly valid. 1 is used by the router, and we can't have more than one device with any given IP, on a network. Let's make the start address for our DHCP pool begin at 2, and end at 4 which gives us a range of three assignable addresses, for three other devices. That leaves us with all the other addresses from 5 through 255 in that octet, that haven't been assigned and are not in the pool so they won't get assigned by the router. We can pick any one of those, and no one is any different or better than any other. So let's pick 5 because it's next and that makes things clean and neat. Wait, we hate clean and neat, so let's pick 42 instead, just to be ornery. Ok, our computer's IP will be and all the others, 5 through 41 and 43 through 255 won't be used at all. is the IP address we'll set in the computer network properties, and that's the address we'll tell the router's firewall to open the port for. (This is the missing step that's probably giving you grief.) For the rest of our network settings, it's really obvious. The default gateway is also the only gateway, the only thing we're connected to, which is the router, and we know it's address: For the DNS server, the same logic applies: we're only connected to one thing, the router. Same address. (The router doesn't actually do DNS decoding, it passes the task onwards, but we don't need to care about that here.) This is how you properly get through the router's firewall. But BitComet's yellow light means that your listen port is being blocked by A firewall. It doesn't say WHICH firewall. So if you've got more than one, and one of them is still blocking the port, then the port will be blocked no matter how the others are set. Many firewalls are software, running on your computer. The built-in Windows XP firewall is one of those. Many other programs include firewalls but aren't always obvious about it. Most internet "security" programs include a firewall. So do some mainboard utilities. Having multiple firewalls doesn't make you more secure, but it does give you problems trying to manage all of them. If you open a port on one, you have to open it on all of them to be effective. So I don't recommend having more than one. But you do, definitely, need that one. You're very vulnerable without it. As to these other firewalls, you have to find them and either configure or eliminate them. It is your responsibility to know what's running on your computer, nobody else can do that for you. You should bring up Task Manager, and look at the list of processes (not applications). They will be indentified by their file names. You should use Google to look up each filename, in order to understand what each one is and does. In that process you will probably discover a lot of things that you didn't know were running, and that you don't want to have running since they just waste your resources. Most people do. In this case, you'll need to find out how to keep them from automatically starting up. Google will also help you with this. Some firewalls are entirely external - your network connection can itself be behind a firewall. this is often the case where the internet connection is supplied by the building - often the case in businesses, dormitories, and motels. Most wireless connections of all types are also firewalled liek this. In such a case, where you are behind a firewall you don't control, you'll either have to have it configured for you, or just use BitComet's 'no-listen" mode, which will be much slower, but will still work.
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    Thank you for this information; unfortunatey I am having trouble getting to that website, but no worry, I will keep trying, and if everything else fails I will try a proxy. I am in China, so sometimes new websites are difficult to reach. Anyway thank you, I have wanted to upload to show my appreciation for the work so many of you do for us novices, but the explanations so far have been for those that actually understand who I would think don't need instructions anyway. I will certainly come back and comment once I have had a chance to actually try this Thank you again.
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    Please Note: READ THIS before posting, announcements are being added to some of the sections, with specific requirements of what info is required to assist members. We are seeing an increasing number of members asking for assistance, but not providing even the most basic of information, such as what version of Bit Comet they are using, what type of internet connection, router, modem, version of windows etc... This only wastes your time and ours, so provide as much info in your first post, and we will be glad to assist you.
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