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Difference between torrent and normal downloads?
« on: December 07, 2008, 10:17:04 AM »
What is a torrent download? does it have anything different then a normal download would have. I find more torrents that I can't find as an actual .exe or something.

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Re: Difference between torrent and normal downloads?
« Reply #1 on: December 07, 2008, 10:26:13 AM »
A torrent file is basically a list of parts. Activating the torrent in a client begins to download and upload those parts.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BitTorrent_(protocol)#Creating_and_publishing_torrents

EDIT: A torrent.exe file may be a torrent file plus a stand-alone torrent clent. Or it may be malware. The first torrent.exe file I found was a nasty:

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File torrent48.exe received on 07.25.2008 21:11:15 (CET)
Current status: finished
Result: 21/35 (60.00%)

Antivirus    Version    Last Update    Result
AhnLab-V3    -    -    -
AntiVir    -    -    DR/VB.Y
Authentium    -    -    W32/Malware!d6cd
Avast    -    -    Win32:Adware-gen
AVG    -    -    Generic.TIJ
BitDefender    -    -    Dropped:Adware.VB
CAT-QuickHeal    -    -    -
ClamAV    -    -    Adware.BHO-36
DrWeb    -    -    Adware.Bho
eSafe    -    -    -
eTrust-Vet    -    -    -
Ewido    -    -    Adware.VB
F-Prot    -    -    W32/Malware!d6cd
F-Secure    -    -    AdWare.Win32.VB.y
Fortinet    -    -    W32/WhenU
GData    -    -    -
Ikarus    -    -    -
Kaspersky    -    -    not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.VB.y
McAfee    -    -    -
Microsoft    -    -    Adware:Win32/WhenU.A
NOD32v2    -    -    Win32/Adware.BHO.BA
Norman    -    -    -
Panda    -    -    -
PCTools    -    -    Adware.VB
Prevx1    -    -    -
Rising    -    -    Adware.Win32.VB.y
Sophos    -    -    Cydoor
Sunbelt    -    -    WhenU.Save
Symantec    -    -    -
TheHacker    -    -    -
TrendMicro    -    -    -
VBA32    -    -    AdWare.Win32.VB.y
ViRobot    -    -    -
VirusBuster    -    -    Adware.Vvsn.B
Webwasher-Gateway    -    -    Trojan.Dropper.VB.Y

http://www.virustotal.com/analisis/19914a65a08ad1bd995c98be1e3e4b7b
« Last Edit: December 07, 2008, 10:38:03 AM by FreewheelinFrank »
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Re: Difference between torrent and normal downloads?
« Reply #2 on: December 07, 2008, 10:50:08 AM »
Uhhh...  ??? Oh well, I'll just try it

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Re: Difference between torrent and normal downloads?
« Reply #3 on: December 07, 2008, 01:03:32 PM »
Uhhh...  ??? Oh well, I'll just try it

That is absolutely the worst attitude to take to an .exe.   :o
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Husk

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Re: Difference between torrent and normal downloads?
« Reply #4 on: December 07, 2008, 01:07:34 PM »
Nearly everythings exe. anything can give you a virus. Torrents don't seem to work for me anyway. Always has red in availability, no matter what it is
« Last Edit: December 07, 2008, 01:24:51 PM by Husk »

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Re: Difference between torrent and normal downloads?
« Reply #5 on: December 07, 2008, 01:19:14 PM »
You need to setup your hardware/software firewall to allow connections to pass through...

Husk

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Re: Difference between torrent and normal downloads?
« Reply #6 on: December 07, 2008, 01:25:21 PM »
ok