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Posted 3/6/15
I use Ktorrent or Transmission, rather that uTorrent.
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MightyMidgit wrote:

Thanks for the heads-up. Removed utorent. Thankfully, I haven't gotten the crapware.


Have you noticed your PC slowing down recently? You could always check quickly by going into the taskbar and then look for the name EpicScale. If you find it in that list then you're affected.


I did a much more in-depth search than that after uninstalling and found nothing. I'm all clear. Thanks!
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This has me concerned. Thank you very much for the information. I had heard word of this just earlier today.
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Thanks for the info. I always used to use BitTorrent but started using uTorrent just recently. I don't know if I want to continue using it anymore though.
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This reminds me of a video that I watched yesterday, how Antivirus programs are also putting in other unwanted programs, in their programs, to gain more money. Seems like uTorrent is doing something similar.

Here's a link to the video that I watched. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OVWFRQ47SG8
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Pups are very annoying.... I use CCleaner but it came with no Pups. You just have to uncheck the tool bar installer. Most people don't do that.


SilentDrifter wrote:

This reminds me of a video that I watched yesterday, how Antivirus programs are also putting in other unwanted programs, in their programs, to gain more money. Seems like uTorrent is doing something similar.

Here's a link to the video that I watched. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OVWFRQ47SG8


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I just installed utorrent just recently. And I kinda noticed something went bad on my pc. And also while I finished downloading utorrent there was this other software which was called "EpicScale". I tried to searched some infos about it and It was bugging me the whole time so i uninstalled it after. Since then, my pc worked normal again. But I have a question: since I already uninstalled epicscale should I really uninstall utorrent too?
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AridDxD wrote:

Pups are very annoying.... I use CCleaner but it came with no Pups. You just have to uncheck the tool bar installer. Most people don't do that.


SilentDrifter wrote:

This reminds me of a video that I watched yesterday, how Antivirus programs are also putting in other unwanted programs, in their programs, to gain more money. Seems like uTorrent is doing something similar.

Here's a link to the video that I watched. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OVWFRQ47SG8




Yeah, usually when I'm fixing relatives/friends computers, they'll have all these freaking toolbars, slowing down their computer, not including the viruses, that are already on it. My uncle literally had half his IE window, filled with toolbars, before I started fixing it.
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Never used torrents so I don't know much about it. Is it basically used for stealing or are there legit legal uses for it?
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Posted 3/6/15
Sounds like a real pain.. Most people don't really look at what they are agreeing to install.
This is also why I only use Crunchy Roll and Funimation to watch anime on my windows pc.



SilentDrifter wrote:


AridDxD wrote:

Pups are very annoying.... I use CCleaner but it came with no Pups. You just have to uncheck the tool bar installer. Most people don't do that.


SilentDrifter wrote:

This reminds me of a video that I watched yesterday, how Antivirus programs are also putting in other unwanted programs, in their programs, to gain more money. Seems like uTorrent is doing something similar.

Here's a link to the video that I watched. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OVWFRQ47SG8




Yeah, usually when I'm fixing relatives/friends computers, they'll have all these freaking toolbars, slowing down their computer, not including the viruses, that are already on it. My uncle literally had half his IE window, filled with toolbars, before I started fixing it.


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Posted 3/6/15 , edited 3/6/15
Torrents can be used to download mostly anything you can think of.
The problem with this is allot of users upload copy-written material. (Without permission of the owner.)

I don't feel like explaining how torrent's work so I will Copy and past from Wiki..

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Torrent_file


"A torrent file is a small computer file allowing a computer user with a BitTorrent client to locate tracker computers, to locate other client computers of the peer-to-peer file sharing network with copies of parts of a large file or wanting parts of that large file, to get a copy of that large file in pieces from wherever it may be found across that global internet or to share what pieces the user has, reciprocally.

In the BitTorrent file distribution system, a torrent file is a computer file that contains metadata about files and folders to be distributed, and usually also a list of the network locations of trackers, which are computers that help participants in the system find each other and form efficient distribution groups called swarms.[1] A torrent file does not contain the content to be distributed; it only contains information about those files, such as their names, sizes, folder structure, and cryptographic hash values for verifying file integrity. Depending on context, a torrent may be the torrent file or the referenced content."






bensonc120 wrote:

Never used torrents so I don't know much about it. Is it basically used for stealing or are there legit legal uses for it?

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Posted 3/6/15
Good thing I haven't bothered to let it update for quite a while.

Might as well uninstall it then.
Posted 3/7/15
Feel free to steal my information if you can.
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karmacide wrote:

If you really need/want to pirate just find the 15$ a month for a giganews account.

Torrents are generally just shitty usenet re-ups anyway.



$15 is too much... I used to have a $5 a month account until I thought THAT was too much, and switched to a self-renew block account (good thing I did because I've never used it either since I got it)

USENET's been pretty useless to me on the whole... Last time I downloaded something from USENET it was for a Formula 1 race.
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Posted 3/7/15

bensonc120 wrote:

Never used torrents so I don't know much about it. Is it basically used for stealing or are there legit legal uses for it?


I use torrents to host official Linux & Humble Bundle downloads (For poor people on dial-up / 256K speed internet)
I haven't used them for illegal reasons for a LONG time now!

qBitorrent (open source) is my main torrent client and Synology Download Station (I believe it uses transmissiond) is my seeding program (part of my server, why waste upload speed and storage space).
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