On Wed, 21 May 2014 01:06:01 +0000, max spam wrote:
> How can chromium get hijacked to start a torrent process?
It’s probably not that it was “hijacked” but rather that the default
action when clicking a torrent file was to use ktorrent as the default
application for .torrent files.
If you shared some information about your system - like the version of
openSUSE you’re using and the desktop environment you’re using, someone
might be able to point you in the right direction to see what the default
application is for those files.
Although it’s more likely that what @hendersj described is what happened, it’s not outside the realm of possibility that some kind of adware or other malformed code might have invoked a ktorrent process.
The only diff is that @hendersj described a voluntary, manual process whereas depending on your browser and system permissions, you may be allowing such a process to run without notification. If you define “hijacked” as something that is happening without your knowledge or notification, maybe you should re-inspect permissions (and whatever is being downloaded).