Query failed: connection to localhost:9312 failed (errno=111, msg=Connection refused). Will downloading Bittorrent mess with my computer? - Genius Bar Discussions on AppleInsider Forums Toggle navigation All Forums Recent Posts Sign In Will downloading Bittorrent mess with my computer? mister_volcom88 Posted: June 17, 2006 4:28PM in Genius Bar edited January 2014 Just curious if Bittorrent is anything like limewire or kazaa.......because if it is, I'll stay clearso.....BitTorrent = Mac OS X safe? Comments Reply 1 of 3 johnrp Posts: 357member June 17, 2006 4:41PM If you have to ask the question you probably should not be using it.Not so much a problem from a virus sense but than again you never know.If you are sensible about filesharing then there should not be a real problem computer wise but then again it is a illegal activity (depending on what you download) and you are exposing yourself to potential prosecution.I guess the answer I am trying to say is if you are aware of and prepared to accept the risks both legal and computer you should have no problem.j.(If you do use it SEED SEED SEED) Reply 2 of 3 project2501 Posts: 433member June 18, 2006 2:51PM Neither Official BitTorrent or Azureus comes with spy/addware on them, of course no one can guarantee downloaded content quality for you. If you only download from trusted sources(linux distros / podcasts) you should be safe. Reply 3 of 3 jccbin Posts: 476member June 19, 2006 11:10AM Project is right. For Mac users, the biggest issue will be corrupt files and the like. Sign In or Register to comment.