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If you are using latest version of the BitTorrent client uTorrent application for download torrent file then here is a warning for you all. The latest version of the Utorrent installation file came up with the bundle of the  unwanted application know as Epic Sale, which is generally a bitcoin mining software.

On the official forum of the Utorrent, users have reported that uTorrent had silently installed cryptocurrency software from Epic Scale as part of version 3.4.2 build 28913. Once installed, Epic Scale uses some of the computer's spare processing power to generate cryptocurrency (such as Bitcoin or Dogecoin).

In the above users claim, uTorrent manager confirmed the issue and noted that parent company BitTorrent's partnership with Epic Scale. On the statement  he says -
The software generates revenue for uTorrent while also contributing some funds to charity. “In the future, Epic Scale plans to contribute CPU cycles to other initiatives, such as Genome mapping and other academic studies that require a great deal of processing power.”
Utorrent manager also mentioned  that installing the  Epic Share application on the  user's computer was with the users agreement acceptance. uTorrent employee says Epic Scale can be easily uninstalled from Add/Remove programs in windows OS. After the uninstallation of the application, software folder will remain on the system drive of the computer within Programs Files folder, users can safely delete this folder once the uninstall is complete.

If you see the End-User-Agreement of the latest uTorrent, you see notice that utorrent have clearly mentioned that application came  with the bundle of the Epic Scale, hence by accepting the agreement for  installing the utorrent users are also accepting to install Epic Scale.

This is why, it is recommend to read all the policy agreement be for installing or download in the application onto your system. 

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