Any different for mac/pc?
Thread: Does utorrent give you viruses?
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The **** you download on it does. 10-20% of the **** out there (especially applications) has some form of malware or virus in it.
Except (for 99.99999% of all cases) in three places. The Scene, Usenet, and private torrent sites. Warez is better, but still has alot of fakes rooting around. Private FTP's are entirely hit\miss.
05-22-2011, 01:58 AM #8
uTorrent, the application itself, does not contain viruses. However it is only a client and you need to download .torrent files to actually get the programs and music you want. These files can contain viruses but you just have to be cognizant of what you're downloading. Check the comments, file size, and scan them before you open them. To be extra safe, join Demonoid. Might have to ask the Prime Minister for an invite code though
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Usenet: High speed pay-for-access servers with similar content to torrents. $5 month is typical.
Warez: Forums where people post links to rapidshare\megaupload for pirated content. Basically, you need an account on either site to use these effectively.
private torrent sites: what.cd, iptorrents, preto.me, torrentleech.org, x264.me, broadcasthe.net, etc, etc.
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