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BitTorrent apologizes for Epic Scale crypto-miner installed with ?Torrent torrent client with after user outrage

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BitTorrent apologizes for Epic Scale Bitcoin mining software that users say was shadily installed ?Torrent torrent client, offers an uninstall guide

BitTorrent the maker of widely popular ?Torrent torrent client came under severe fire from all quarters for bundling the popular with cryptocurrency mining software with the ?Torrent torrent client.

BitTorrent was not only criticised on different websites but also on its own ?Torrent forum with users blasting it for installing the Epic Scale cryptocurrency miner without asking users for permission or warning them about it.

Under the unrelenting barrage of criticism, BitTorrent today apologized to its ?Torrent torrent client users. Writing on the ?Torrent forum, a member of BitTorrent staff said that they had paused the installation of Epic Scale software with ?Torrent client.

We understand the concerns that have been raised about our partner offer with Epic Scale. Amid user feedback, on Friday, mid-day we paused the offer to allow time for us to do an evaluation.

For users who already installed the Epic Scale software with ?Torrent client and want to remove it conventionally, you are requested to visit the uninstall guide site here. BitTorrent also clarified that the Epic Scale software was shipped only with the Windows client and therefore Linux and Mac machines are not affected by this cryptomining software.

BitTorrent however tried to muzzle the claims that the software itself was bad and went on to give a detailed reasoning for shadow installing the Epic Scale software.

“There have been a lot of claims over the past few days, some of them fair and some pretty wild. We have always invited an open and constructive dialogue, particularly through our forums, and want that to continue.”

“As we’ve discussed in the past, partner offers are one of the ways we generate revenue. Many of you already understand that this is a common model for software companies that provide products and technology for free. Our policy is that these offers are strictly optional and we have never done a silent install; in fact, we built our installer technology to make silent installs impossible. The offers we choose and how we present them are something we strive to get right, and we think we’ve been mostly successful over the last four years.”

“That being said – from the feedback we’ve received, it is clear that we misjudged how users would react to this offer; this software is truly different from our previous offers and therefore deserves special attention. For this, we unequivocally apologize to our affected users.”

The ?Torrent client were however not happy with the apology. A poster on the forum demanded the BitTorrent should permanently stop such installations while another asked BitTorrent to consider the damage it may have cost,

“I may ask that for the next set of offers that full testing be done to ensure that zero threats of malware/adware/spyware is given free reign over the client’s system. Meaning, a system set up that a normal person would use with a normal AV program. Once the package is installed, an array of mal/spy/adware cleaners are put to work to see how deep these packages go and how they are treated by the cleaners.

This situation would pale in comparision if a genuine threat was unleashed by accident.”

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BitTorrent apologizes for Epic Scale crypto-miner installed with ?Torrent torrent client with after user outrage

Se pare ca nu e de la adware si alte programe intalate din greseala fiindca uiti sau nu vezi sa dai uncheck atunci cand instalezi utorrent.

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Da sigur, "scuze" :)) sa fim seriosi si-au cerut scuze doar pentru a incerca sa "remedieze" situatia, au realizat

ca s-au facut de rahat si si-au stricat imaginea si acum incearca sa o reabiliteze.

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Sa ma slobozesc pe jegul lor de client.

A fost foarte ok la inceput, dar apoi au inceput sa bage reclame, iar acum...

Ca tot veni vorba, aveti si ceva sugestii de alternative? Eu am mai folosit BitTorrent parca, dar nici acela nu imi place. Voi ce mai folositi?

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Sa ma slobozesc pe jegul lor de client.

A fost foarte ok la inceput, dar apoi au inceput sa bage reclame, iar acum...

Ca tot veni vorba, aveti si ceva sugestii de alternative? Eu am mai folosit BitTorrent parca, dar nici acela nu imi place. Voi ce mai folositi?

Tixati.

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Deluge la recomandarea lui m2g.

Doar ca imi sare BitDefender de fiecare data cand deschid clientul.

Acus ajung sa folosesc FlashGet ca sa downloadez torrenturi :))

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Apropo de recomandari, recent am sters niste "trash" cu un program numit Privazer sau Privatizer sau asa ceva si acuma cand deschid uTorrent nu mai are nici un torrent. Si stiu ca am mai patit asa cu programul asta. Nu aveti unul care nu fie asa si sa nu-si mai piarda lista de torrente cu fiecare cleanup de reigistri sau temp sau mai stiu eu ce ?

Multumesc anticipat !

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Sa ma slobozesc pe jegul lor de client.

A fost foarte ok la inceput, dar apoi au inceput sa bage reclame, iar acum...

Ca tot veni vorba, aveti si ceva sugestii de alternative? Eu am mai folosit BitTorrent parca, dar nici acela nu imi place. Voi ce mai folositi?

Transmission :)

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Sa ma slobozesc pe jegul lor de client.

A fost foarte ok la inceput, dar apoi au inceput sa bage reclame, iar acum...

Ca tot veni vorba, aveti si ceva sugestii de alternative? Eu am mai folosit BitTorrent parca, dar nici acela nu imi place. Voi ce mai folositi?

?Torrent 1.8.0. :)

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Deluge rupe hardul in 2 si nici nu imi foloseste banda in proportie de 100%. Pe utorrent descarc cu 10mb / sec iar cu Deluge nu sare de 5,6 cu tot cu setari.

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Sa ma slobozesc pe jegul lor de client.

A fost foarte ok la inceput, dar apoi au inceput sa bage reclame, iar acum...

Ca tot veni vorba, aveti si ceva sugestii de alternative? Eu am mai folosit BitTorrent parca, dar nici acela nu imi place. Voi ce mai folositi?

tot utorrent,dar versiunea 2.2.1, nu reclame,nu nimic.

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Sa ma slobozesc pe jegul lor de client.

A fost foarte ok la inceput, dar apoi au inceput sa bage reclame, iar acum...

Ca tot veni vorba, aveti si ceva sugestii de alternative? Eu am mai folosit BitTorrent parca, dar nici acela nu imi place. Voi ce mai folositi?

Eu folosesc Vuze

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Sa ma slobozesc pe jegul lor de client.

A fost foarte ok la inceput, dar apoi au inceput sa bage reclame, iar acum...

Ca tot veni vorba, aveti si ceva sugestii de alternative? Eu am mai folosit BitTorrent parca, dar nici acela nu imi place. Voi ce mai folositi?

de ce nu faci un client RSTORRENT

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Sa ma slobozesc pe jegul lor de client.

A fost foarte ok la inceput, dar apoi au inceput sa bage reclame, iar acum...

Ca tot veni vorba, aveti si ceva sugestii de alternative? Eu am mai folosit BitTorrent parca, dar nici acela nu imi place. Voi ce mai folositi?

Din pacate romanul este invatat sa foloseasca tot ce este free.

Ce este free pentru utilizator....(eu ,tu etc) nu inseamna ca este in totalitate free pentru dezvoltator,si asa apar addurile si reclamele din interiorul next-next-next.

Pentru cei care au un calculator mai puternic si doresc sa palteasca abonament in fiecare luna,exista alternative la torrent mult mai rapide.

Personal nu recomand torrentu decat pentru fisiere care chiar nu se gasesc la alti furnizori de servicii de genu.

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Din pacate romanul este invatat sa foloseasca tot ce este free.

Ce este free pentru utilizator....(eu ,tu etc) nu inseamna ca este in totalitate free pentru dezvoltator,si asa apar addurile si reclamele din interiorul next-next-next.

Pentru cei care au un calculator mai puternic si doresc sa palteasca abonament in fiecare luna,exista alternative la torrent mult mai rapide.

Personal nu recomand torrentu decat pentru fisiere care chiar nu se gasesc la alti furnizori de servicii de genu.

La ce alternative te referi?

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bittorrent - Original BitTorent client - console tools
transmission - lightweight BitTorrent client
transmission-cli - lightweight BitTorrent client (command line programs)

Daca o faceam eu se numea botnet si probabil faceam puscarie , daca o fac ei se numeste greseala . Misto !

Buna observatie! :))

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Din pacate romanul este invatat sa foloseasca tot ce este free.

Ce este free pentru utilizator....(eu ,tu etc) nu inseamna ca este in totalitate free pentru dezvoltator,si asa apar addurile si reclamele din interiorul next-next-next.

Pentru cei care au un calculator mai puternic si doresc sa palteasca abonament in fiecare luna,exista alternative la torrent mult mai rapide.

Personal nu recomand torrentu decat pentru fisiere care chiar nu se gasesc la alti furnizori de servicii de genu.

de ce ? ce are daca e free si opensource?

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de ce ? ce are daca e free si opensource?

Fiecare foloseste ce doreste.Aplicatii free...payed...Numai ca daca o aplicatie este free...nu vad rostu sa te plangi ca aia e asa..ca aia ca pe dincolo...

OFTOPIC:

Ai primit 2 mesaje...la primu ai raspuns..la cel deal doilea ai refuzat sa raspunzi.

Nu sunt gabor si nu colaborez cu gaborii.

Voiam sa vad daca tu esti Acel Kalashnikov sau daca esti o copie dupa el.

Atat.

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cat de patetici sunt cei de la utorrent :)) mai dai in morti lor de labagi cum le-a crescut popularitatea cum a inceput cu reclame si tot felu de addon`uri foamea de bani

sigur este o strategie de market asta :))

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