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Old 31-08-2008, 06:58 PM   #1 (permalink)
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hellos. as above. is downloading by torrent safe?

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Old 31-08-2008, 07:04 PM   #2 (permalink)
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What's your definition of safe?

1.] Safe from the authorities?

Nope. Unless you know what you're doing.

2.] Safe from viruses/spyware/adware?

Nope, you never know until you scan it and even then, it might be new. It's best to use Linux or Mac OS X to open the file if you're worried about it and absolutely must.

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Old 31-08-2008, 07:17 PM   #3 (permalink)
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okay. but since its not safe in either ways, why are people still using it?

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Old 31-08-2008, 07:24 PM   #4 (permalink)
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cuz its convenient its hard to find direct download links too

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Old 31-08-2008, 07:34 PM   #5 (permalink)
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i think its good.

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Old 31-08-2008, 07:42 PM   #6 (permalink)
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lol...dun think any fee download of games, music and vids are going to be safe in anyway

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Old 31-08-2008, 08:08 PM   #7 (permalink)
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okay. but since its not safe in either ways, why are people still using it?
Use it all you want till either you get fined for downloading copyrighted media OR you get your computer into deep shit.

Either way, people are willing to take the risk. Especially, Singaporeans. All stingy, even when they have money, they don't want to spend it. Die already, never write will properly, end up, all fight over the money.

Singapore won't prosper for too long considering the fact that the world, in most parts, is beginning to take notice of such things.

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Old 31-08-2008, 08:09 PM   #8 (permalink)
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haha.free mah.thats why people use.and torrenting i think is quite fast if the thing you downloading is popular.personally i use utorrent and its not bad.

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Old 31-08-2008, 08:19 PM   #9 (permalink)
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do anyting u wan...juss don get caught...

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Old 31-08-2008, 08:22 PM   #10 (permalink)
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authorities will not really lock on into u unless u dl EXCESSIVELY and DO FILE-SHARE.

as for virus/spyware etc in bitorrent, the safest way to aviod dling virsued files, just look at the seeds/leechers, popularity etc.
after u dled finish, do a virus scan on the files.

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Old 31-08-2008, 08:24 PM   #11 (permalink)
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yeah.virus scanning after downloading is a must.before you unzip the file or extract it always scan.and also,try to download the files after others have done and commented safe.try to download a file which has at least 200 downloads/day should be fine.

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Old 31-08-2008, 08:48 PM   #12 (permalink)
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authorities will not really lock on into u unless u dl EXCESSIVELY and DO FILE-SHARE.

as for virus/spyware etc in bitorrent, the safest way to aviod dling virsued files, just look at the seeds/leechers, popularity etc.
after u dled finish, do a virus scan on the files.
You're sharing the file concurrently while you download dude. That's how torrent technically works.

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Old 31-08-2008, 10:07 PM   #13 (permalink)
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i used rapidshare. really gd. but i using the premium account. need to pay. i sharing wif my friends.

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Old 31-08-2008, 10:11 PM   #14 (permalink)
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torrent are very unsafe ...but who cares ,its the best way to find stuff u want to download

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Old 01-09-2008, 12:05 AM   #15 (permalink)
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lol.
you can dun upload.
but i mean.
its about taking the risk.
nth is risk free in this world.

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Old 01-09-2008, 07:36 AM   #16 (permalink)
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The tracker will know your originating IP address. Unless of course, you know what you're doing, like i said before.

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Old 01-09-2008, 10:59 AM   #17 (permalink)
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hahas. thanks.

so is limewire/bearshare or other programs any safer?

I dun think so right. cos its still downloading. but they work a little different from torrent. that's why i am not so sure yet. hahas.

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Torrents can be legal depending what you download. Some companies use torrents to save bandwidth cost in distributing large amounts of data.

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Old 13-09-2008, 01:26 PM   #19 (permalink)
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yes, i think it's safe.

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Old 13-09-2008, 01:36 PM   #20 (permalink)
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anything in the internet is unsafe la.. not only torrent..

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