qBittorrent v3.2.1 released

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  1. BoerenkoolMetWorst

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    http://www.qbittorrent.org/news.php


    http://www.qbittorrent.org/download.php
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    qbittorrent_3.2.1_setup.exe
    SHA1: 8D403DA80CC40EB824F09204AEC71B53FE1C4062
    SHA256: EB2BD058796DB9AEDC4E18EF8DFFDB1354C1D200F1DD43F217DBF01375988887
    SHA512: ACDA0C074DB597C417ED033B526031B452E252841CF88BC297826EA997E342AF2B02BAC6F97FAEB1F450AD2DB7CEA12393FDB4B4E307BB2B9A8ECE89FB62A6A7
    qBittorrent-3.2.0.dmg
    SHA1: 3D44114BABCE5BF3EB14BD990F28B2844554D54A
    SHA256: FBCCAF3DCA950C1284E99A9F85C6C4618266C1EA7F66D5AA392FC8C4907D2764
    SHA512: 5D0ACAF7D61779CB4E5970F15C74372938814D9179B9C22C299DB1B8B8DB256C7E42AB45365A47C9C35F3D50950C554D8C7F195C612B64994B098CDCE023B6EB
     
  2. Rasheed187

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    For some reason I can never download any torrent files, so I gave up. Is this your favorite torrent downloader?
     
  3. BoerenkoolMetWorst

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    Yes, it's light and fast, but with enough options and features. Not bundled with trash like uTorrent, doesn't need Java and it's open-source.
    Can you not even save .torrent files to your PC and then open them manually with a torrent client?
     
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    No, I meant that the content never gets downloaded, I'm not sure if it's because of my firewall. Perhaps I will try again. BTW, isn't in unsafe to allow these down-loaders to accept incoming connections?
     
  6. Joxx

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    Updated... didn't save some of my settings (only UI fortunately otherwise I'd be fuming).
    Good program, light and effective.
     
  7. BoerenkoolMetWorst

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    Afaik creating connections to other users will be more difficult with NAT/Firewall so less connections can lead to lower speeds and if the torrent only has a few peers that could mean it's unable to download it.
    But it should still work, unless your firewall is set really tight perhaps.
    With torrent guides/toturials they usually advise NAT exceptions or UPnP but I haven't done that and still get nice speeds, occasionally I can even max out my 100Mbit connection.
    I'm not sure about the safety of incoming connections, but I would advise restricting it's rights with security software that can run it as restricted or sandboxed or something. And add it to anti-exploit software if you use that.

    Had the same, Transfers view was suddenly messed up and the Name column was unchecked.
     
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  8. ArchiveX

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    My favorite torrent client, too. :-*
     
  9. Rasheed187

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    Yes, I will probably run it sandboxed, and I never felt comfortable with apps that want to receive incoming connections. But if you block it, these type of apps won't work. That's why it's best to shield your important data, with Sandboxie this is possible.
     
  10. Joxx

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    You know nothing about Torrent clients :rolleyes:... start here and go from there (if you're really interested). That's what I did years ago: understand the basics and everything is suddenly clear and easy... and safe... and etc... uff
     
  11. Rasheed187

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    Correct, but what I'm basically worried about is malicious apps that can receive incoming connections. So if the torrent-downloader is legit, you probably have got nothing to worry about. But if you're paranoid like me, you probably still want to run it sandboxed + restrict access to your important data, so that it can't be stolen.
     
  12. Robin A.

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    I always run qBittorrent client in Shadow Mode (using Shadow Defender). The only way to run it for me.
     
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    To clarify, that won't protect you against a malicious torrent downloader. Apps that can accept incoming connections, can basically setup a connection to your computer, and might take control over the PC, just like Trojan horses. The reason to run them sandboxed (with Sandboxie) is to restrict them from the rest of the system and data.
     
  14. Joxx

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    Any proper torrent client (the mainstream ones like qBitorrent, uTorrent...) manage the connections themselves, only accepting incoming requests related to the file that's being downloaded.
    But that's only if the firewall port the client uses is being forwarded in the router, otherwise there will not even be incoming calls, only outgoing. Paranoid in this case is just going to options and uncheck automatic forwarding (snapshot).

    Bottom line is: your only worry is the file itself, and then you'll only have to create a folder where all the files go, force sandbox it (I'm thinking Sandboxie here) and Bob's your uncle.

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  15. Joxx

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    In this case the App is the torrent client, check my previous post and search the Internet; there's no risk in there.
     
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    Correct, but I don't want to blindly trust the torrent client. I feel better if it's restricted with HIPS and sandboxing.
     
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    I've started to use it about one week ago, and I like it... :)

    But the feature of running a program after download is not so complete as uTorrent, so I can't use my own batch script...:(
     
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