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Windows 7: Would someone be kind enough to explain what Torrents are all about?

08 Feb 2011   #31

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by McSeven View Post
Sometimes huge game mods are in a torrent format (whatever that means), and are not available any other way.

Is UTorrent safe???
Utorrent is just an application to download a torrent file. It's as safe as the files that you download with it.

If you are getting something like a game mod, a linux distro, etc....then using a torrent is just fine. And overall the fastest method of downloading. Just be sure to have an AV and scan anything and everything that you download with a torrent.

You run into problems mostly when you download illegal or pirated software. It's stuff like this, that I stay, far, far away from. Follow that advice and you likely won't have too many issues.
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08 Feb 2011   #32
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1


don't be scared of all torrents - there are nasties out there, but you can trust the ones that come from legit sources.
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09 Feb 2011   #33

W7 Prof 64 bit

there is a stalker mod coming out that is over twelve gig. it is to be posted as a torrent.
good thing we don't use 14.4 modems any more. lol
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