BEWARE! μTorrent Silently Installing Bitcoin Mining Software


If you have recently installed or updated the popular BitTorrent client μTorrent 3.4.2 Build 28913 on your computer, then you read this warning post right now.
Users of the μTorrent file-sharing service are complaining that the latest update of software used for torrent downloading is silently installing a piece of unwanted software called EpicScale, which is basically a Bitcoin mining software.

So far, uTorrent is the most visited BitTorrent client worldwide with more than 150 Million active users every month. So one can imagine, if 10% of them have upgraded their software to the latest malicious version, then how much revenue company could have generated by burning their CPUs within one day.If you think that it’s time to move on to other Torrent downloads, meanwhile, you can try Deluge, Vuze, Bitcomment, qBittorrent which are lightweight, free, cross-platform torrent software available for Linux, Mac OS X and Windows.

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