06 Mar '15, 4pm

#Geek

If you’re a µTorrent user and you just updated to or installed the latest version, you may have gotten more than you bargained for. Your PC could be running a Bitcoin miner in the background without your knowledge. Several µTorrent forums users have reported seeing their CPU usage jump sharply following the upgrade to version 3.4.2 build 28913. They were shocked when they investigated and discovered that it wasn’t the µTorrent app itself hogging the processor, but a piece of software called EpicScale — a Bitcoin mining app. BitTorrent’s been experimenting with different ways to monetize µTorrent for years. You’ve probably grown accustomed to the banner ads by now, and they introduced a paid Pro alongside the free µTorrent app a while back. You’ve also no doubt seen a partner app or two pitched during the installation process. It’s likely that BitTorrent decided to partner ...

Full article: http://www.geek.com/apps/utorrent-caught-installing-a-bit...

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