Utorrent loads a hidden miner in new version 3.4.2

Well over the last few years Utorrent has really been reaching for the bottom, with its glaring Ads and suggested downloads, plus the MPAA are part owners now so…. But now it has gone too far. The latest version loads a program called EPIC SCALE that mines bitcoins on your hardware while you torrent files, which they claim to use for charity.

What a load of crap, private torrent sites across the board are beginning to ban utorrent 3.4.2, so better downgrade to utorrent 2.2.1 or just jump ship and try qBittorrent.

You know, for all your legal torrenting needs.

Thanks for the post, read this at ocp as well.

I'm ghetto and use a super old vuze for my torrents haha

Yeah, I've always stuck with utorrent 2.2.1 before all the bloat set in. Wonder how many other programs are bundled with this.

Good to know. Haven't used it in a while, but I will have to see what version is installed.

@funguseater:

Yeah, I've always stuck with utorrent 2.2.1 before all the bloat set in. Wonder how many other programs are bundled with this.

Yep, 2.2.1 is also before the involvment of the MPAA

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