Will downloading Bittorrent mess with my computer?

in Genius Bar edited January 2014
Just curious if Bittorrent is anything like limewire or kazaa.......because if it is, I'll stay clear


BitTorrent = Mac OS X safe?


  • Reply 1 of 3
    johnrpjohnrp Posts: 357member
    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.


    (If you do use it SEED SEED SEED)
  • Reply 2 of 3
    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
    jccbinjccbin Posts: 476member
    Project is right. For Mac users, the biggest issue will be corrupt files and the like.
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