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which program to download torrent files?

Dec 26, 2008 1:34PM PST

hi all,

i am new to the Torrents downloading experience. i had been using Mu Torrent 1.8.1 (or U Torrent as it is also called) barely a month ago.
however, i noticed that the AVG 8.0 email scanner often showed a pop-up window - "connecting to 59.60.149.118" and a few moments later
the message "client connected".
this later turned out to be a piece of tracking / monitoring malware based out of China!

so , i have since uninstalled this Mu / U Torrent and have no idea which downloader program to use !! can someone please suggest which
ones are reliable ? And where to download them from?

thanks!

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I'm NOT Sure ANY Such Critter Exists....
Dec 26, 2008 5:20PM PST

the major problems w/ any of this type of program are:
Even if the program is good, it depends on every other possible file provider's machines & files for upload/download being squeaky clean.
EXTREMELY unlikely!

You're allowing others you do not know,worldwide(see above) basically straight in access to your machine.

That is why no reputable security site will recommend such & many require removal of such before even offering help via HJT or otherwise.

Good Luck & have clean back-ups of whole system stored safely off your machine for future need. Happy

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so what to do then ?
Dec 26, 2008 10:57PM PST

hey thanks,

but what to do about monitoring software such as those that will steal your keystrokes to find out about your credit card details, or your email details ?

will using an anti malware like MBam etc help ?

should i then shift over to a superior quality paid anti virus like Bit Defender instead of the free AVG 8.0 that i am using right now?

any specific program that will at least allow me respite from this tracker outside of China ?

thanks

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YES!
Dec 27, 2008 12:58AM PST

Get rid of the torrent software!

As has been noted several times simply by using torrent software you are opening up your computer to any other torrent software user who happens along because that is how torrents are designed to work - what you download comes in bits and peices from other torrent users who are active and who have the requisite bits and pieces available to you and your computer provides them with what you have that they are wanting.

re: will using an anti malware like MBam etc help ?

should i then shift over to a superior quality paid anti virus like Bit Defender instead of the free AVG 8.0 that i am using right now?

any specific program that will at least allow me respite from this tracker outside of China ?


If your left arm has gangrene (the torrent client) changing the fabric and color of a blove from white cotton to black leather (the malware detectors and anti-virus apps) won't help at all -- you have to treat then get rid of the gangrene.

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but which torrent client then ?
Dec 27, 2008 3:59AM PST

thanks, got the point.

but are you suggesting that i quit using the torrent downloads completely? or only Mu torrent which is causing a problem?

cos i do want to keep downloading stuff. so wihch alternate torrent client do you suggest ?

thanks

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i think you are missing the point
Dec 27, 2008 4:16AM PST

ALL P2P programs (emule/bit torrent etc) leave you open to infection!

it can be an annoying pop-up or a trojan that will send your personal information to people you REALLY don't want to know


so, choose any program you want, but

BE AWARE OF THE DANGERS INVOLVED


jonah

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arctic torrent
Dec 27, 2008 2:25PM PST

ok jonah !

no pain no gain Happy am going to use this light weight client called "Arctic Torrent" !

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Will make no difference ...
Dec 27, 2008 9:23PM PST

The problem is NOT with whichever torrent program you may use, but the files that you are downloading with it.

If you were to download the same torrents with "Arctic Torrrent", as you did previously with uTorrent, the result would be the same. You're at the mercy of the person creating the torrent, and will receive whatever malware he/she chooses to package alongside the files the torrent is for.

At any rate, such discussion is against forum rules, and as such, this thread should be locked to prevent further comments.

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Dec 27, 2008 9:59PM PST

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