How to Make Sure Your Torrent Client Isn't Secretly Mining Bitcoin

By Adam Clark Estes on at

If you use uTorrent for your torrenting needs, there’s a good chance your client is also mining Bitcoin without you even realising it, and gobbling up your computer’s processing power.

The good news is, roughly a month after quietly rolling out the feature, uTorrent has finally stopped bundling bitcoin-mining software into its torrenting client. But there’s a catch.

Regardless of where you originally downloaded the software, you should probably go straight to uTorrent’s website and download the latest version. This is the version that does not have the Epic Scale bitcoin-mining software. However, if you download or update the software from a third party client, it’s highly possible that you’ll get a version that will still mine Bitcoin. So start fresh. And torrent safely.

[Torrent Freak]