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>uTorrent quietly installs a cryptocurrency miner on users'

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>uTorrent quietly installs a cryptocurrency miner on users' computers

>The popular BitTorrent client uTorrent is facing a backlash after trying to turn a buck through cryptocurrency mining.

>"We have reviewed the issue closely and can confirm there is no silent install happening. It is in fact impossible for partner software to be installed without user permission. We are continuing to look at the issue. But it is almost certain these users accepted the offer during install...

I hope your'e not using utorrent anymore
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sauce: pcworld.com
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I'm using an earlier version yes.
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>2015
>STILL using uTorrent, any version
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>>46896969
>he doesn't know about uTorrent 2.2.1
Enjoy your inferior alternative client.
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>>46897833
Enjoy your vulnerabilities!
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>>46897833
I love me some vulnerabilities :)
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>>46897858
>>46897879
>not having proof
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Transmission is literally love.
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yo faggots if your so adamant recommend me a client to replace ut 2.0.4 that will work on most torrent sites
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>>46897993
>mac
LOL
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>>46898005
Either Deluge or Transmission. Both FOSS.

http://deluge-torrent.org/

http://www.transmissionbt.com/
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>>46897993
Even though this is a fag running a local transmission session he knows what he's saying.
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>>46898015
It works across multiple UNIX-based operating systems.
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>>46897833
see
>>46897624
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>>46897833
There is literally no reason to be using a proprietary torrent client.
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>>46898036
It works on when does too
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>>46898080

Proprietary clients are faster and better because there are paid professionals working on it. Meanwhile, "free" torrent programs were written by basement dwellers for free, with no guarantee that it will work properly.
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>>46898036
>>46897993
>Local transmission Sessions
>Not dedicated seedbox
You people sicken me.
>Also transmission Remote Master Race.
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>>46898122
>weebshit
>opinion discrated
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>>46898119
You literally mean rtorrent and transmission the worlds best and fastest clients that are open source considered the best high performance p2p clients to suck?

Please tell me which proprietary clients surpace in pure performance these 2.
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>>46898122
The great thing about FOSS is that you can run it however you want. Some people want to run Transmission locally, some people want to run it remotely; there is no wrong way to use it, it's purely a matter of preference.
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>>46898122
>seedbox
Seedboxes are the cancer of private trackers. Kill yourself.
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>>46898151
>Doesn't have a seedbox
>Doesn't have a dedicated machine to download torrents and stream content home
>Not having a NAS machine that does this

It's like you don't want to have a propper torrenting experience.
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qbittorrent or deluge?
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>>46898204
Try them both out and see how you like it.
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>>46898019
ive heard good things about transmission
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>just switched to qbittorrent
I don't know, it feels weird. I've used utorrent for 9 years and I FEEL like I'm losing something ;_;
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>not using superior qbitorrent
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>>46898391
you lost a botnet anon.
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>>46898146

BitComet
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>>46898391
i switched and im happy with it, havent found anything missing so far and its basically 2.2.1 with a slightly different ui
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Why would they even do this? Weren't there ads on utorrent already? Didn't they get enough money selling ads? Did they really think people wouldn't notice them sneaking a miner onboard? What the fuck is going on?

Or are they just relying on the general public to be that stupid and thinking "Well, if it's using my PC when I'm not using it, what's the harm?"
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>use utorrent
>disable ads
>disable any optional installs

Are people dumb?
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I installed uTorrent the other day

Saw some ads about "hot Russian girls"

Uninstalled right then and there
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>>46898469

Because there are better programs that you don't have to do that.
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>year of our lord two thousand and fifteen
>usint uTorrent

i use tixati on windows and transmission on linux
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>>46898469
>just ignore the malware!
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>>46898469
>Rent a seedbox for $15 a month so I don't fuck up my own personal bandwidth
>Use Deluge and remotely manage my downloads
>FTP shit out

Are people dumb and cheap?
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I'm /g/tarded and don't know how to torrent

I dl'd qBittorrent the other day

Now what
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>>46898526
I do this but wouldn't if I wasn't using private trackers.
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>>46898119
this so much

pirated shareware is almost always better than freeware

>>46898515
There is no malware on old uTorrent 2.2.1 (which still works perfectly). And you can find vulnerabilities in any bittorrent client if you look hard enough, the point is there is nothing that actually exploits them. Any virus (or w/e) you might get through uTorrent you could just as easily get through rtorrent or Transmission

Also Transmission has such a shitty GUI, I tried using it for about a month and I fucking hated it
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>>46898526
can I do that with a droplet instead?
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>>46898553
Ok, I'm going to spoonfeed you a bit, m8. I'm assuming you're only using public trackers since you're this new to torrenting.

You go to a torrent site (torrentz.eu is good for indexing sites and then you pick a site for the torrent you want to downlad).

When you're looking for a torrent, you want to check the leechers and seeders. Leechers are people who are currently downloading something from the torrent and seeders are people who are only uploading the files of the torrent. (There are some exceptions. For example somebody who has only set their client to download 50% of the files and has completed them and uploads them is still counted as a leecher)

Now that you added a torrent with good seed/leech ratio to your client, check the tracker list from torrentz.eu for the torrent you downloaded and add all the trackers to your torrent (right click, properties, trackers or something. You'll figure it out)

When you're done, you probably want to delete the torrent (not torrent+files). KEEP IN MIND: this only is the case when using public trackers. If you ever join private trackers, you want to keep your torrents seeding so you return what you've taken to the tracker, or you will probably be banned.
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>>46898553
Knowing how to torrent is why i use utorrent. Every other program takes a shit when trying to load 1000 torrents on startup.

Also become I'm not retarded I installed a version that doesn't have this problem. Learn how to use a computer.
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>>46898601
>There is no malware on old uTorrent 2.2.1
Please verify this statement
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>>46898670
is that you?
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>>46898630
Thanks a lot man, sorry I made ya spoonfeed but software is to me what building a PC is to a koala
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>>46898739
I forgot to mention, when you're in a torrent site, there is either a link to download the .torrent file, or a magnet link (or both). When you use the magnet link, your browser should automatically start your torrent client and start downloading the file without needing the actual .torrent file.
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>>46898670
post her nudes.
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>>46897833
>running obsolete software
dude what are doing with your life?
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>>46898800
Sounds good
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>>46898670
>naval piercing
100% sure way to spot a slut
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>>46898446
>"Well, if it's using my PC when I'm not using it, what's the harm?"
>"Well, if I'm going to search for things to buy online anyway, what's the harm?"
>"Well, if I've got nothing to hide, what's the harm?"
etc.
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>>46898898
>"Well if it's using my Xbox and Samsung TV when I'm not using it, what's the harm?"
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>>46898727
Yes. A/S/L?
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>>46899104
Nah, DSL
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