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Old 2009-01-23, 00:41   #1
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Default Torrents? What are they?

I've heard of torrent millions of times, but don't know how to use it?
what is it?
I also heard that it gives you viruses.


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Old 2009-01-23, 00:47   #2
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torrent is where you download a small part of a file and then share it (so the system only work with lots of other people downloading and sharing their own little part of the file)


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Old 2009-01-23, 00:52   #3
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wait, so we only get part of the file? im confused

why can't it be in the Download section like the other, I know it says it wont be on file Planet but is Torrent trustable???


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Old 2009-01-23, 00:53   #4
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You need to know from where and what your downloading, and you need to use a torrent client that there are too many to list (firefox actually has a extension for it).

Depending on your connection, seeders speed large files can be downloaded quickly.

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Old 2009-01-23, 00:56   #5
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Torrents can contain viruses if you don't know what you're doing usually keygens and pron have viruses but you can trust the ones coming from PR.

Basically torrents are basically a piece of information that you download which tells the torrent downloader such as utorrent or azuerueus where to connect, what to download and connects to other peers that are sharing it. At least that's what I think a torrent file does.
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Old 2009-01-23, 02:42   #6
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Torrents can contain viruses if you don't know what you're doing usually keygens and pron have viruses but you can trust the ones coming from PR.
Any file you download on the internet can have viruses, so that's really not something that should be mentioned in regards to torrent, it's probably why some laymen don't trust them.

Basic rule of thumb for the internet, only download files from reputable sources if you want to avoid viruses.

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Old 2009-01-23, 03:20   #7
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Any file you download on the internet can have viruses, so that's really not something that should be mentioned in regards to torrent, it's probably why some laymen don't trust them.

Basic rule of thumb for the internet, only download files from reputable sources if you want to avoid viruses.
and don't click links Gaz sends you to random images, eh KoC? Poo in lady's mouth. How I laughed at your reply.
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Old 2009-01-23, 03:32   #8
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and don't click links Gaz sends you to random images, eh KoC? Poo in lady's mouth. How I laughed at your reply.
Well, another general rule of thumb for the internet is don't talk to Irishmen, but if you have to, don't click anything they send you.

Sick bastard.

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Old 2009-01-23, 10:32   #9
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Well, another general rule of thumb for the internet is don't talk to Irishmen, but if you have to, don't click anything they send you.

Sick bastard.
this is right.

i felt soo bad after that link.


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Old 2009-01-23, 04:58   #10
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Any file you download on the internet can have viruses, so that's really not something that should be mentioned in regards to torrent, it's probably why some laymen don't trust them.

Basic rule of thumb for the internet, only download files from reputable sources if you want to avoid viruses.
It's true that any file can have viruses but I'm pointing out what files are most likely to contain them such as keygens.

or some messed up fetish pron .
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