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Do you know any safe torrent sites? [closed]

asked 2015-12-18 23:54:11 -0500

eron_ee gravatar image

I read that torrents are a good way to download computer virus. I want to be able to download movies, and burn them onto dvds. Thanks in advance!

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answered 2015-12-19 04:56:31 -0500

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Why would you be worried about viruses as they only affect Windoze and Mac!

piratesbay or extratorrent are reliable torrent indexes, google for the sites as downloading movies and copyrighted material is illegal

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I don't want to do anything illegal.

eron_ee gravatar imageeron_ee ( 2015-12-19 05:21:41 -0500 )edit

It is, of course, totally false that viruses "only affect Windoze and Mac." Malicious software can be written for any operating system, and torrents are a very common vehicle for it. While it is true that most malicious software is not written for GNU/Linux operating systems, it is not true that such operating systems are immune. You are right to be careful when it comes to downloading torrents. However, this forum is not likely a good place to seek advice in that regard. This is a forum for the Fedora operating system, and best practices for torrent consumption are outside of that scope.

bitwiseoperator gravatar imagebitwiseoperator ( 2015-12-19 10:38:41 -0500 )edit

Further, if you don't want to do anything illegal, that's a different concern than the safety from malicious software which your question addresses. In line with that concern, the rule is simple and obvious: if you don't purchase the content through an authorized distributor, you are likely acting illegally. There is no particular torrent site that is more legal than others hosting the same content.

bitwiseoperator gravatar imagebitwiseoperator ( 2015-12-19 10:41:25 -0500 )edit

answered 2015-12-19 09:20:34 -0500

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A virus could just as easily target Linux, or any specific linux distro. Don't expect to be safe just because you run linux!

Use tripwire or such a program. And even then, keep checking.

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I've never seen a infected video file, I wouldn't recommend downloading any software program (i.e cracks or cracked operating systems as they are likely to be riddled with viruses and malware!).

geforce gravatar imagegeforce ( 2015-12-20 03:51:56 -0500 )edit

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