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uTorrent or BitTorrent

By AndrestheBean
May 18, 2009
  1. AndrestheBean

    AndrestheBean TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 217

    most of my programs like Office 2007, photoshop, studio 12, etc,

    piratebay baby haha.
     
  2. srvijayam

    srvijayam TS Rookie Posts: 30

    ja ja.. piratebay ha ha ha
     
  3. ChrisDown

    ChrisDown TS Rookie Posts: 125

    First off, malware is not a threat until it is executed. I don't know where this 'exposure' idea comes from, but you'd need to execute at least one compromised or infected file to expose your system in any way. Neither uploading or downloading does that.

    And if you are talking about people changing the files to include malware for the leechers, you should know that every file is hashed when the torrent is created.

    For the record, I am a big supporter of uTorrent. I'm all for lightweight apps. :)
     
  4. T77

    T77 TS Enthusiast Posts: 315

    piratebay.org is nice. i have downloaded a couple of games and movies from there.
     
  5. teklord

    teklord TS Maniac Posts: 527

    Pirate Bay usually has the most torrent participants I've found. Good site.
     
  6. fimbles

    fimbles TS Evangelist Posts: 1,284   +157

    Scan your files after they have downloaded. Use only reputable torrent sites, read the comments..

    Im a member of a couple of private trackers " iptorrents" ect.

    Never had any issues here.. using utorrent :)
     
  7. teklord

    teklord TS Maniac Posts: 527

    ^ +1 to what fimbles said. I've never had issues using torrents either. You should always scan regularly as well.
     
  8. AndrestheBean

    AndrestheBean TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 217

    like i said most of the **** on my pc is torrent downloaded

    Ms Office 2007
    Pinnacle studio 12 Ultimate
    Adobe
    -After effects cs4
    -Photoshop cs4
    Movies
    etc.
     
  9. fimbles

    fimbles TS Evangelist Posts: 1,284   +157

    Please note, Piracy is not condoned on this site.
     
  10. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] Hello, nice to meet you! Posts: 4,378   +127

    Overconfession ftw?
     
  11. MeanStr1de

    MeanStr1de TS Rookie

    "Utorrent may have a better UI, and have a lighter system footprint, but there is probably little speed difference".
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    Utorrent I have been using for a while its fast and stupid easy. Clearly The Best Is Utorrent Its Also Very Light On Resources.
     
     
  12. MeanStr1de

    MeanStr1de TS Rookie

    Torrents are not always for piracy. That's a different subject.
     
  13. snowchick7669

    snowchick7669 TS Maniac Posts: 698

    I think thats piracy in its finest... lol
     
  14. fimbles

    fimbles TS Evangelist Posts: 1,284   +157

    Rofl kitty :)
     
  15. ender

    ender TS Rookie Posts: 99

    Another uTorrent vote here.

    The light footprint is what made me switch to it in the first place but what really got me hooked is the fact that it's the only Windows bit-torrent client with decent remote management features. Set it up on a properly configured and secured machine and you can service all your torrenting needs in a centralized fashion using just about any device that has a working internet connection.
     
  16. mattfrompa

    mattfrompa TS Maniac Posts: 483   +8

    I prefer utorrent, and have never had any problems. If you want to be paranoid, build a linux box and dl your torrents from there. If you do a lot like I do, you will find its nice to be able to just start a bunch and not have to worry about it since you are free to use your primary computer for whatever else. Also agree with Rage
     
  17. gobbybobby

    gobbybobby TS Maniac Posts: 552

    I use Utorrent. My ISP completerly blocks torrents at certain times of the day. (Limits between 12PM and 5 PM and blocked completerly between 5Pm and midnight) I have had no problems with it. Limewire is a DEFO NO! Stuff from limewire is full of viruses. at least with torrents people put in the comments box's that they contain viruses.

    If you are really worried then don't download from torrent websites. Most torrents are illegall anyway. Also don't limit your uploads! It just makes downloads slower for everybody.
     
  18. psyduck6199

    psyduck6199 TS Rookie

    i like utorrent better but i think with the right settings its a matter of opinion
     
  19. tipstir

    tipstir TS Ambassador Posts: 4,761   +97

    Azureus always the best well 2.5.0.4 is... since is uses java client..
     
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