A stupid torrent question

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  1. UKmacman macrumors regular

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    I am new to torrents and only want to use them for legal files etc. I have tried transmission and it seems easy but is there any security risk to my computer when using it.

    Can someone log onto my computer when I am downloading torrents and does uploading effect anything either?

    An thoughts would be appreciated
     
  2. EvanLugh macrumors 68000

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    I can't give you a detailed answer because I don't know but the short answer is: No.
     
  3. boast macrumors 65816

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    no.

    yes. if you do not cap your upload, it will affect your web browsing.
     
  4. iMpathetic macrumors 68030

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    No, you're fine.

    As for web browsing, mine isn't affected at all when downloading torrents. it just depends on your connection speed.
     
  5. boast macrumors 65816

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    if the upload is saturated, your requests get slowed down. UNless you have comcast or something, that will automatically throttle your bit torrent. Then you're fine ^.^
     
  6. UKmacman thread starter macrumors regular

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    Great thanks, I suddenly got paranoid that someone could log onto my computer and steal all my files!!!

    Is there anything else I should think about when downloading torrents? Protecting ip?
     
  7. pederg macrumors member

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    If what you're downloading is legal, there is no reason to worry about anything.. If on the other hand it isn't, well then there are a few things that you should do but they can't be discussed here.. :)
     
  8. gee5 macrumors newbie

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    I;ve never had a problem with it
    100%safe in my view..
     

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