06 Mar '15, 1pm

uTorrent silently installing bundled Bitcoin mining software

uTorrent silently installing bundled Bitcoin mining software

BitTorrent client uTorrent has come under fire from users after it emerged the software’s latest update comes bundled with Bitcoin mining software. The piece of software, named Epic Scale, is a Bitcoin miner that purports to use your ‘unused processing power to change the world.’ According to one user, the software is ‘easily noticeable by the increased CPU load when the computer is idle.’ Unfortunately, the problem lies in the fact that users say they weren’t asked they wanted the software to be installed, although it must be noted that the uTorrent team flatly denies that silent installs have occurred. UPDATE: Since this story broke we've dug a little deeper into the installation process and story behind Epic Scale. Read: Epic Scale and uTorrent: Bitcoin mining 'riskware' investigated A thread on the uTorrent forums by user ‘Groundrunner’ says: “There was no information ...

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