“Epic Scale is a great partner for us to continue to generate revenue for the company, while contributing funds to good causes,” uTorrent employee wrote. “Feel free to delete this folder. You certainly won’t see any persistent auto-reinstalls of the software, it will be gone from your machine for good.“
If you think that it’s time to move on to other Torrent downloads, meanwhile, you can try Deluge, Vuze, Bitcomment, qBittorrent which are lightweight, free, cross-platform torrent software available for Linux, Mac OS X and Windows.
The silent install appears to happen selectively, and not on all machines. BitTorrent spokesperson said, “We have reviewed the issue closely and can confirm there is no silent install happening. We are continuing to look at the issue.”
HAVE YOU EVER READ SOFTWARE AGREEMENT?
Whether its a software, or an online service, you have to agree to a so-called End User License Agreement. They are so common, in software and on the Internet, that many users ignore them and blindly click “Agree” without understanding what they’re agreeing to.
An average user spent only 6 seconds on every page while installing a Software, Next… Next… Install… and Finish.
BUT IT SAYS, ‘EPIC SCALE’ IS A COMPUTATION PLATFORM
In the below screenshot you can read, μTorrent software is giving an option to “Accept” or “Decline” the offer, but they have described “Epic Scale” as a ‘distributed computing platform‘ that perform ‘computation‘ only and asking users to ‘Join us to help support organisation working to cure AIDS‘ by donating our system resources.
It is clear that an average user will never understand that they are allowing it to install a ‘Bitcoin Mining Software‘, which is used to generate revenue by consuming their system resources massively.
So either the users are collectively mistaken or there is a lack of transparency in the software installation, leading to confusion amongst users.