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jcunews

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qBittorrent trying to access Google?
« on: December 24, 2018, 06:52:42 pm »
I've just installed qBittorrent, but it tries to access Google?

https://i.imgur.com/OeRNaXm.png

After I blocked the network request, my firewall application created this rule.

https://i.imgur.com/gAEV1pV.png

Why does qBittorrent needs such request? And how to stop it from doing that.

mike20021969

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Re: qBittorrent trying to access Google?
« Reply #1 on: December 24, 2018, 08:29:09 pm »
I've just installed qBittorrent, but it tries to access Google? ... Why does qBittorrent needs such request?

Maybe Google is the search engine that's used if looking for torrents to download...?

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Re: qBittorrent trying to access Google?
« Reply #2 on: December 24, 2018, 11:00:25 pm »
It is for the tracker favicons.
If it fails to download a favicon using the tracker domain/ip, it fallbacks to using a google service for that which sometimes has better success.
The url for google is:
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https://www.google.com/s2/favicons?domain=
and the tracker domain/ip is appended to that in order to get a reply

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Re: qBittorrent trying to access Google?
« Reply #3 on: December 26, 2018, 10:07:49 am »
So, disabling the "Download tracker's favicon" setting should (indirectly) disable that request, correct?
I don't need any favicon, anyway.