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Is Utorrent Safe to use?

post #1 of 19
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Hello guys after a fresh install of Win 10.
I was wondering is U torrent safe to use?
Never really looked into it. could be a gateway for hackers?
post #2 of 19
It really depends on a couple of things, whether or not you're using a private or public tracker, if you use a VPN, and what kind of files you end up downloading. It's like asking if the internet is safe to use, it all depends on how you use it.
post #3 of 19
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It's like asking if the internet is safe to use, it all depends on how you use it.

Pretty much that. I mean you could easily acquire terabytes of copyrighted data from Pirate Bay, IPtorrents, Demonoid or similar, but it all really depends.

uTorrent has gone a bit downhill with bundled crap and bloat, usually I'd just use rTorrent or Transmission, although that's typically via Linux.
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post #4 of 19
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Thanks
Yeah so is a VPN the best bet for using it? i also read you have to be careful what VPN as some are not to safe.
So rTorrent is better.
post #5 of 19
2.2.1 = FTW

just saying.
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post #6 of 19
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2.2.1 = FTW

just saying.
What you mean?
post #7 of 19
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2.2.1 = FTW

just saying.

This.

But in all honestly you're better off using something else like qbittorrent
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What you mean?

2.2.1 is a older version and is the best version to get if you are going to be using utorrent.
post #8 of 19
^ exactly. 2.2.1 was the last version before all that "adware" was put in the UI.
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post #9 of 19
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^ exactly. 2.2.1 was the last version before all that "adware" was put in the UI.
You sure you're not thinking of 3.1.3? IIRC that was the actual last version before it went ad-supported.
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post #10 of 19
There's no reason to use uTorrent anymore, it's filled with adware.


Use Tixati instead.


Torrenting itself is safe, but the things you choose to torrent are a whole different story.
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