The uTorrent client will install a Bitcoin miner which can slow down your machine if you're not careful.
Somewhat misleading title as users still have a choice, but nonetheless, something to definitely take note off.
By default it should be ticked off so that anyone who doesn't read the fine print downloads it by mistake. This type of practice is very shady.
It's not even a tick box, it's either "accept offer" or "decline offer". At least it's just a bitcoin miner for charity rather than $10k on your house. People need to learn to read so they don't make a bigger mistake later.
This is why i switched to Deluge ages ago. uTor is constantly packing more and more junk in with the program and there are even rumors that they have been working with the MPAA and automatically handing over IPs and DL info for several years now.
Thanks for this. I've just switched.
I guess its a good thing that I haven't updated uTorrent in quite some time.
Reminds me of those days when every and any program packed on Weather bug. How I hated that program!
Sometimes older software is lighter & better.
how do you know if its on your pc? will it show up in programs and features?
this is the day i stopped using utorrent.
I've been using BitComet and it is wonderful, it is really for the nerds. It's Simple UI but has got immense details in it.
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