uTorrent new update includes a cryptocurrency miner

Little snippet of the article

uTorrent’s latest update may be hijacking computers to turn a profit. According to a report from Trusted Reviews, the latest update to the popular torrent management software comes bundled with a program called Epic Scale, a Windows program that uses the computer’s processor to mine a bitcoin variant called Litecoin in the background. Many users were unaware that their computers were being used to mine the currency, and only discovered the program was running after noticing the significant increase in processor load.


Quit using uTorrent and switch to something better. Deluge is probably the most popular now but there are several others.

I seen this on le meme website before, apparently qBittorent is good.

Deluge looks a lot nicer without the ads.

We will be fine with older versions though right?

Yes, I think so.

As long as you are on 2.2.1 or before. Honestly though you are just better off switching, the less people that continue to support them the better.

I’m switching to Deluge now, even though I didn’t update uTorrent.

Is Deluge okay to use for Iptorrents.com?

Wow this is pretty ****ty for them to do. I’ve used utorrent for years and it has always been reliable.

What a shame.

It does look pretty good, and my downloads seem to go faster with it

Deluge is supported!

Any particular version of Deluge?

That’s what i just did.

I’ve switched too, speeds seem more stable on Deluge.

1.3.1 or 1.3.5. Make sure you disable DHT, LSD, and Peer Exchange.

Oh, and make sure your encryption is forced both inbound and outbound :thumbsup:

Why is this necessary?

IPT rules. With DHT, LSD, and peer exchange enabled it can provide incorrect data back to their tracker and you can get the ban hammer, so I don’t question and just disable :wink:

I’ve been on 3.4.2 for a long time without any ads.
It is simple to disable all of their promotional garbage.

I do not plan on updating to the latest version anytime soon.

Well, I have yet to install Deluge or anything else, but I have successfully uninstalled uTorrent and shall not reinstall the program until I’ve heard or read other wise.

Thanks Chris!