Torrent Noob

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  1. spliffer1

    spliffer1 New Member

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    I recently found a site that has lots of freeware to download. Its in the form of torrents. Can I get an EDU on torrents? Are they safe? How do they work?
     
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    look on wikipedia. i found some good articles about bittorrent.
     
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    spliffer1 New Member

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    I think my time with torrents came to a quick end. Last night I was attacked by about 6 trojan viruses from soem torrent
     
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    wow that sucks. I have been using torents regularly for over a year now and by careful picking of which files I download I have yet to get any problems from my downloads.
     
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    Use private trackers and you shouldn't have a problem (though obviously there's still a chance).
     
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    Don't you normally have to pay for private trackers?

    Just search the internet for torrent's you want and make sure you read the comments. Torrent's with a ton of seeders are usually good since it shows that people still have the files and are still distributing them.
     
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    No, you normally have to be invited or get lucky and check a site when it's accepting new members.
     
  8. spliffer1

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    what does that mean?
     
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    It's always a good idea to scan any file you download via bittorrent with your antivirus software...but as others mentioned, take a look at the comments and number of seeders.
     
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    Private trackers are sites that you need to have an account for to download from... Some are also invite only so you need to know someone with an invite.
     
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    DatacomGuy is moving to Canada

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    Be careful. Posts editted.
     
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    anybody wanna invite me to one?
     
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    spliffer1 New Member

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    why are others editing the posts?
     
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    DatacomGuy is a mod here... If you see the sticky at the top of the forum about things we can't talk about... This is one of them...

    While torrents itself isn't illegal, it is mainly used to pirate software.
     
  15. Doomsday

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    i'm surprised Datacomguy even bothered editing the posts
    the thread starter clearly said he wants to pirate stuff (before the edit)
     
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    So before the edit it didn't say "freeware"?
     
  17. Doomsday

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    yeah
    if i recall right, it specifically says music, movies, and maybe beastiality porn
     
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    beastiality itself is illegal, isn't it? who the fuck would like that shit. :ugh:
     
  19. Doomsday

    Doomsday XXX

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    relax, i made that up (beastiality thing) :mamoru:
     
  20. spliffer1

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    oh shit - sorry Doomsday
     
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    sorry for what? :confused:

    i'm just surprised about the mod's move, that's all
    this usually gets locked

    but lol at you for the 6 trojans :rofl:
     
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    I meant datacomguy
     

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