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Other Latest uTorrent Silently Installs a BitCoin Miner

Discussion in 'General' started by lancer778544, 6 Mar 2015.

  1. lancer778544

    lancer778544 isnt really an ultramodder...

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    More here and here.

    If you've just updated uTorrent then check your task manager for EpicScale.exe. If it's running, stop the process and head to C:\Program DATA and delete the EpicScale folder. Might be worth running your favourite malware removal tool at this point too.
     
  2. Instagib

    Instagib Well-Known Member

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    Sneaky buggers. Its not the first time such a thing has happened though.

    I'm using torrents less and less these days with services like
    Pornhub,
    Netflix and Spotify, so I suppose this is as good a reason as any to finally remove uTorrent and stop downloading stuff.
     
  3. Shirty

    Shirty Time travelling rogue Super Moderator

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    Deluge. That is all.
     
  4. Redbeaver

    Redbeaver The Other Red Meat

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    Brilliant!

    Thanks!
     
  5. lp rob1

    lp rob1 New Member

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    This. I never trust proprietary software, as this is the stuff they can do without anyone noticing (until they get greedy, at least).
     
  6. pilsner72

    pilsner72 Member

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    I reinstalled it late last night on my laptop and Kaspersky popped up with a warning.
     
  7. Kronos

    Kronos Well-Known Member

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    I read about this also but was unaware or the removal procedure. Thanks.
     
  8. elise_s1

    elise_s1 New Member

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    has anybody experience with Transmission in Windows?
     
  9. TheJackal

    TheJackal Getting Old

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    Transmission is great been useing it over a year now
     
  10. Kronos

    Kronos Well-Known Member

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    Oddly I do not have any sign of Episcale on either PC and both are relative fresh installs.
     
  11. Atomic

    Atomic Gerwaff

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    Glad I dumped uTorrent and moved to Deluge now, the ads stopped me using it as they were bordering on NSFW but now this just takes the piss.
     
  12. InSanCen

    InSanCen Buckling Spring Fetishist

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    It's an "option". You can just uncheck it on installation. No different to many other pieces of software that offer other installations.

    That said, Deluge is my go to when I want a new ISO. It just works.
     
  13. panda_uk

    panda_uk New Member

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    Thanks for the deluge tip. I can't believe those cheeky *****, last time I use utorrent.
     
  14. Kronos

    Kronos Well-Known Member

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    I switched to Deluge but I found set up not quite simple as Utorrent. No matter which pot I give it I still get the yellow triangle. Seems to work OK though even so.
     
  15. Kronos

    Kronos Well-Known Member

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  16. penryn 2 hertz

    penryn 2 hertz I'm not a science fiction writer...

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    Nothing is ever free these days glad i have a good antivirus kaspersky...
     
  17. EvilMerc

    EvilMerc Well-Known Member

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    As far as I can ascertain this doesn't affect OSX machines. I don't think EpicScale even has an OSX version in the first place, so this was a completely unnecessary mild panic for me.
     
  18. freshsandwiches

    freshsandwiches Can I do science to it?

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    Couldn't find any evidence of it. Running 3.4.2

    However I have disabled all the ads etc.
     

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