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Which Torrent client for Windows?
« on: September 01, 2023, 03:07:04 PM »
Searched for an existing thread but found nothing current or appropriate, so I'm making a new one.

Haven't had a Torrent client installed in a while but wish to grab a few recordings this weekend that other TS'ers have pointed me to.  Don't need anything fancy, just something simple and bug/spyware free to grab a couple file sets.

Will be used on a Win10 machine.

I see that on the bt.etree.org homepage there is a link to Transmissionbt, but the bt.etree.org page for the torrent I'm interested in has instead has a link to Utorrent. Have used Utorrent in the past.

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Re: Which Torrent client for Windows?
« Reply #1 on: September 01, 2023, 03:13:14 PM »
kindms and I use Deluge these days. Can't recall why utorrent isn't the one, as I used to use it as well.

https://dev.deluge-torrent.org/wiki/Download

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Re: Which Torrent client for Windows?
« Reply #2 on: September 01, 2023, 04:22:51 PM »
Still on uTorrent v2.2.1 after all these years. Apparently that was the "last" non-malware version or something. The GUI looks kinda funny, but it still works when I need it.
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Re: Which Torrent client for Windows?
« Reply #3 on: September 01, 2023, 07:24:38 PM »
Still on uTorrent v2.2.1 after all these years. Apparently that was the "last" non-malware version or something. The GUI looks kinda funny, but it still works when I need it.

Same here. It is recommended by and works great on DIME, which I use more than any other torrent site.

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Re: Which Torrent client for Windows?
« Reply #4 on: September 02, 2023, 12:16:26 AM »
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Re: Which Torrent client for Windows?
« Reply #5 on: September 02, 2023, 08:30:19 AM »
uTorrent v2.2.1

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Re: Which Torrent client for Windows?
« Reply #6 on: September 02, 2023, 11:02:57 AM »
kindms and I use Deluge these days. Can't recall why utorrent isn't the one, as I used to use it as well.

https://dev.deluge-torrent.org/wiki/Download

https://dev.deluge-torrent.org/

+1 on Deluge. Support open-source software.

I advise people NOT to use uTorrent. They have had a string of serious vulnerabilities that could put you at risk.

https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/search/results?form_type=Basic&results_type=overview&query=utorrent&queryType=phrase&search_type=all&isCpeNameSearch=false
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Re: Which Torrent client for Windows?
« Reply #7 on: September 02, 2023, 12:57:00 PM »
Still on uTorrent v2.2.1 after all these years. Apparently that was the "last" non-malware version or something. The GUI looks kinda funny, but it still works when I need it.

Same here. It is recommended by and works great on DIME, which I use more than any other torrent site.
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Re: Which Torrent client for Windows?
« Reply #8 on: September 02, 2023, 01:06:24 PM »
Some trackers are planning to ban 2.2.1 in the coming months due to it's lack of support for end to end encryption. 2.2.1 is a bit long in the tooth at this point and I would suggest if you are starting out that you select a more modern client. Deluge or qbitorrent probably. I don't use a client any longer as I have a seed box.
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Re: Which Torrent client for Windows?
« Reply #9 on: September 02, 2023, 01:10:25 PM »
uTorrent v2.2.1 is closed source and 12 years old!!  From a security standpoint there is no way in hell I would use that!  qBittorrent is open source and regularly updated.....
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Re: Which Torrent client for Windows?
« Reply #10 on: September 02, 2023, 01:23:56 PM »



qBittorrent

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Re: Which Torrent client for Windows?
« Reply #11 on: September 02, 2023, 01:37:10 PM »
All good points and great recs! I'll likely move along to something else. I rarely torrent much at all these days so that's probably kept me from the push.
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Re: Which Torrent client for Windows?
« Reply #12 on: September 02, 2023, 02:57:17 PM »
uTorrent v2.2.1 is closed source and 12 years old!!  From a security standpoint there is no way in hell I would use that!  qBittorrent is open source and regularly updated.....

I feel like a couple people above skipped right past this link. I'm posting it again because I feel it's important.

uTorrent should be considered unsafe to use.

https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/search/results?form_type=Basic&results_type=overview&query=utorrent&queryType=phrase&search_type=all&isCpeNameSearch=false
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Re: Which Torrent client for Windows?
« Reply #13 on: September 02, 2023, 04:27:47 PM »
It would be more helpful if you told us exactly what the security problems amount to. I have used it for 15 years and have never had any issues.

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Re: Which Torrent client for Windows?
« Reply #14 on: September 02, 2023, 06:33:34 PM »
Those are all related to v2.0 and v3.1. Unless I am missing something.
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