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BEWARE: uTorrent Update Installs Bitcoin Mining So 6 years 7 months ago #1728

uTorrent is secretly installing Epic Scale Bitcoin Mining Software on user’ computer to get some bucks – They claim it’s a distributed computing platform, but that’s not true.

When you hear the word uTorrent it should remind you of piracy, downloading movies, music or books, but today the popular BitTorrent client uTorrent is in news for some other reason and it’s not good.

It started on Thursday, when users started reporting how uTorrent secretly installed a cryptocurrency mining software called Epic Scale in its version 3.4.2 build 28913.


Epic Scale is a Bitcoin miner that purports to use your ‘unused processing power to change the world. That means the uTorrent is trying to get some bucks by using your computer processor, according to Trusted Reviews.

FULL ARTICLE HERE- www.hackread.com/utorrent-update-secretl...oin-mining-software/



DOWNLOAD UTORRENT 2.2.1 HERE- www.oldapps.com/utorrent.php?old_utorrent=38

This is the last decent version, is faster and has none of the adverts. TURN OFF AUTO UPDATES IN OPTIONS
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BEWARE: uTorrent Update Installs Bitcoin Mining So 6 years 7 months ago #1729

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Cheers for the heads-up, Roo.
I've been on 3.3 for a while now with no problems but checked the config to make sure auto-updates was disabled just in case.

Bit of a weird story as:

Some sites are saying there's silent/hidden installs going on:
www.trustedreviews.com/opinions/epic-sca...iskware-investigated

Others are saying that users aren't paying attention during install/upgrades:
thenextweb.com/insider/2015/03/06/is-uto...ftware-probably-not/

The official blog is saying "nothing dodgy here guys":
blog.utorrent.com/2015/03/06/regarding-partner-offers/
And so is the Golden City blackened
With each step you take in my Hall.
Marvel at perfection, for it is fleeting.
You have brought Sin to Heaven
And doom upon all the world.
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