TorrentFreak is reporting that this week several Windows users that the uTorrent BitTorrent client was suddenly being flagged as a threat by Windows Defender as "Potentially Unwanted Software." The article goes on to state that other Antivirus software has been labeling uTorrent as a threat, and the uTorrent download page now triggers a warning from MalwareBytes real-time protection. If you use BitTorrent to get your latest Linux distro, you may want to stray away from uTorrent. I know personally I never updated passed 1.6 until switching to qBittorrent a couple years ago. Based on what I saw from later versions of uTorrent, this news isn't all that surprising. “We believe that this passive flag changed to active just hours ago with the Windows patch Tuesday update, when a small percent of users started getting an explicit block,” the company told TorrentFreak.