Right when I saw the title of this thread, I knew it was a lure for everyone to start talking about what alternatives they use, haha. The thing is that this software doesn't install automatically, and if a person blindly clicks through the setup process, then that's what they get. Even then, Epic Scale is not a bad piece of software in and of itself.
Source Statement from Epic Scale regarding uTorrent Installs
We believe strongly in opt-in distribution and we are deeply disappointed to hear about users having problems uninstalling Epic Scale because our mission is to help people. We’ve posted uninstall instructions on our site here
and have confirmed with BitTorrent that our offer is always offered on a 100% opt-in basis. If you have any questions or need help please don’t hesitate to reach out to us here: support at epicscale.com
Epic Scale was founded with a dual mission:
Benefit high-impact charities
Advance research science by providing affordable high-performance computation
Our team is a small group of developers who are determined to solve these problems. We started with cryptocurrency mining as a way to advance the first mission. Today 100% of our profits go to charity because we are just starting out and want to make as big of an impact as we can. As our company grows our plan is to donate 75% of our profits to charity. Our next step was to start helping researchers with compute problems. We’ve partnered with tier 1 research organizations such as UCSF to help with genomic computations and are working on partnerships with many more. We believe we can build a new kind of social impact company that not only makes it easier for non-profits to raise funds but also enables researchers to answer their biggest questions.
The charities we support today are Watsi and Immunity Project. To date we’ve donated thousands of dollars to both and are making growing monthly contributions. On Watsi we support individual patients with their healthcare needs.
If you don't like the ads, then disable them. This
website makes it idiot-proof, and I think there's some way to turn them off somewhere in advanced settings. If that's too much, then downgrade to 2.2.1. If you want to be dirty, then use uSerenity