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Old January 2nd 19, 04:30 PM posted to alt.windows7.general
Jean Fredette
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Is there an off network full offline utorrent installer that isn't a stub?

I tried uTorrent Stable 3.5.5 build 44954 but it's not a full offline exe.
https://www.utorrent.com/downloads/win

Name: uTorrent.exe
Size: 2982880 bytes (2912 KiB)
SHA256: DA42E4D2B88D5DDE8005742E640474BF4E136C85926D65F369 0075F4477547A5

When I run that with the network cable disconnected it proves to be a stub.

Warning:
The 'utorrent' installation process requires Internet connection.
Please make sure that yoyur computer is connected to the internet.

Same thing happened when I tried a portable app utorrent.
https://portableapps.com/apps/intern...rrent_portable

Name: uTorrentPortable_3.5.4.44520_online.paf.exe
Size: 3005624 bytes (2935 KiB)
SHA256: 5FC1D89B17CF3220661F33BCCAD81C3EF8ABC70823C745792D C710338CF7222D

When I run it with the network cable disconnected, it proves to be a stub.
uTorrent Portable | PortableApps.com Installer
The installer was unable to download uTorrent.
The installation of the portable app will be incomplete without it.
Please try installing again. (ERROR: SendRequest Error)
Installation aborted.

Then I tried sourceforge to get the full offline utorrent executable.
https://sourceforge.net/projects/por...nt%20Portable/

Name: PortableApps.com_Platform_Setup_15.0.2.paf.exe
Size: 5117416 bytes (4997 KiB)
SHA256: 65E95458BDB40290D1207408834B6E8F9B20E3F374925D1885 103AF0D210EDE8

But that turns out to be only an empty portable apps downloader gui.
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Old January 2nd 19, 05:34 PM posted to alt.windows7.general
Paul[_32_]
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Default utorrent full offline installer or portable app

Jean Fredette wrote:
Is there an off network full offline utorrent installer that isn't a stub?

I tried uTorrent Stable 3.5.5 build 44954 but it's not a full offline exe.
https://www.utorrent.com/downloads/win

Name: uTorrent.exe
Size: 2982880 bytes (2912 KiB)
SHA256: DA42E4D2B88D5DDE8005742E640474BF4E136C85926D65F369 0075F4477547A5


Be still my beating heart.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Utorrent

So which side of evil do you think they lean towards ?

Looks like it's mainly an adware/PUPS delivery vehicle.
No wonder it uses a stub loader. We would not want to scan
that with Virustotal or Windows Defender or something, no
siree.

*******

The comments section gives some recommended clients.

https://www.techsupportalert.com/ins...ithout-toolbar

*******

http://help.utorrent.com/customer/po...ticles/2054417

"Note that it is not our clients themselves that are flagged
under either category, but occasionally our partner install offers
that are flagged in this "potentially unwanted program" category.
"

Occasionally, which means "always".

Hahaha. The partner you partnered with is evil.
But, you won't stop partnering with them, because
"money is money" after all.

*******

Is there a Linux client of any sort ? Does it crash ?

A quick check in Linux shows a qbittorrent.

For linux packages kept inside a package manager, generally
the binary comes from a compilation of source code. No tricks
like is possible with Windows delivery mechanisms. If on the
other hand, you got a .ppa version of a torrent client, anything
could be possible (those operate on a "trust" system).

You can run Linux in a VM - except when you're VPNing or whatever,
in which case the networking could be "ugly". A VM could be using
TAP/TUN and bypassing some of the regular Windows interface
points, which can complicate hooking in other comms features.
I think one of my VMs claims to be on another subnet for example,
which means it's doing something a bit different.

If you weren't using a VPN, then a VM might be a simple option.

Note that I don't know a thing about torrenting, and it shows.
Good Luck.

Paul
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Old January 2nd 19, 06:11 PM posted to alt.windows7.general
Shadow
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Default utorrent full offline installer or portable app

On Wed, 2 Jan 2019 10:30:50 -0600, Jean Fredette
wrote:

Is there an off network full offline utorrent installer that isn't a stub?

I tried uTorrent Stable 3.5.5 build 44954 but it's not a full offline exe.
https://www.utorrent.com/downloads/win

Name: uTorrent.exe
Size: 2982880 bytes (2912 KiB)
SHA256: DA42E4D2B88D5DDE8005742E640474BF4E136C85926D65F369 0075F4477547A5

When I run that with the network cable disconnected it proves to be a stub.

Warning:
The 'utorrent' installation process requires Internet connection.
Please make sure that yoyur computer is connected to the internet.

Same thing happened when I tried a portable app utorrent.
https://portableapps.com/apps/intern...rrent_portable

Name: uTorrentPortable_3.5.4.44520_online.paf.exe
Size: 3005624 bytes (2935 KiB)
SHA256: 5FC1D89B17CF3220661F33BCCAD81C3EF8ABC70823C745792D C710338CF7222D

When I run it with the network cable disconnected, it proves to be a stub.
uTorrent Portable | PortableApps.com Installer
The installer was unable to download uTorrent.
The installation of the portable app will be incomplete without it.
Please try installing again. (ERROR: SendRequest Error)
Installation aborted.

Then I tried sourceforge to get the full offline utorrent executable.
https://sourceforge.net/projects/por...nt%20Portable/

Name: PortableApps.com_Platform_Setup_15.0.2.paf.exe
Size: 5117416 bytes (4997 KiB)
SHA256: 65E95458BDB40290D1207408834B6E8F9B20E3F374925D1885 103AF0D210EDE8

But that turns out to be only an empty portable apps downloader gui.


I use an old version 2.0.4 or 2.2.1
You can get them from FileHippo.

To make it portable, just extract it to a folder and place an
empty file called "settings.dat" in the folder BEFORE running it the
first time. It will keep all the settings there, instead of writing to
registry.
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Old January 2nd 19, 07:08 PM posted to alt.windows7.general
Jean Fredette
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Default utorrent full offline installer or portable app

Paul posted:

So which side of evil do you think they lean towards ?


I don't know much but my beating heart stopped while reading the wikipedia!
That was scary enough to make me give up on both bittorrent and utorrent.

What torrent app for Windows is now recommended for simple basics?
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Compar...orrent_clients

Looking at that & your list --- are these three the best choices today?

deluge http://deluge-torrent.org
qbittorent https://www.qbittorrent.org/download.php
transmission https://transmissionbt.com/download/
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Old January 2nd 19, 08:05 PM posted to alt.windows7.general
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Default utorrent full offline installer or portable app

On 02/01/2019 19:08, Jean Fredette wrote:
Paul posted:

So which side of evil do you think they lean towards ?


I don't know much but my beating heart stopped while reading the wikipedia!
That was scary enough to make me give up on both bittorrent and utorrent.

What torrent app for Windows is now recommended for simple basics?
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Compar...orrent_clients

Looking at that & your list --- are these three the best choices today?

deluge http://deluge-torrent.org
qbittorent https://www.qbittorrent.org/download.php
transmission https://transmissionbt.com/download/


Hello Jean Fredette

FYI Jolens.com is currently 'for sale'.

https://www.afternic.com/forsale/jolens.com?

But of course, you'd already know that, eh?!!

I firmly recommend that you avoid Torrents completely - before your
activities are brought to the attention of the security services.

Take no notice of Shadow. He's spent much of his life in prison. :-(

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Old January 2nd 19, 08:42 PM posted to alt.windows7.general
Paul[_32_]
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Default utorrent full offline installer or portable app

David B. wrote:


I firmly recommend that you avoid Torrents completely - before your
activities are brought to the attention of the security services.


You do realize you can do stuff like download perfectly
legitimate Linux distros via torrent, right ?

Torrenting is used to reduce the cost of distributing
Linux to end users.

There is no "automatic guarantee" that a torrent user
is a street criminal... Much as you'd like to think so.

*******

Did you know you could "steal movies" via USENET ?
Of course you did. A binary server, a block account,
a source of headers, automatic download tools, and so on.
For example, one person admitted to automatically downloading
around 1TB of stuff that way... in a single month. Basically,
his broadband connection pulled posts at max_rate for the
entire month, and those were all movies. You don't have to
torrent them. He probably doesn't even know what movies
he got.

Paul
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Old January 2nd 19, 11:11 PM posted to alt.windows7.general
Shadow
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Default utorrent full offline installer or portable app

On Wed, 2 Jan 2019 20:05:24 +0000, "David B." "David
wrote:

On 02/01/2019 19:08, Jean Fredette wrote:
Paul posted:

So which side of evil do you think they lean towards ?


I don't know much but my beating heart stopped while reading the wikipedia!
That was scary enough to make me give up on both bittorrent and utorrent.

What torrent app for Windows is now recommended for simple basics?
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Compar...orrent_clients

Looking at that & your list --- are these three the best choices today?

deluge http://deluge-torrent.org
qbittorent https://www.qbittorrent.org/download.php
transmission https://transmissionbt.com/download/


Hello Jean Fredette


And so it begins:
https://tekrider.net/pages/david-brooks-stalker.php
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Old January 2nd 19, 11:12 PM posted to alt.windows7.general
David B.[_10_]
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On 02/01/2019 20:42, Paul wrote:
David B. wrote:


I firmly recommend that you avoid Torrents completely - before your
activities are brought to the attention of the security services.


You do realize you can do stuff like download perfectly
legitimate Linux distros via torrent, right ?


Yes, I *DO* know that. :-)

Torrenting is used to reduce the cost of distributing
Linux to end users.


I cost me NOTHING to download Linux Mint WITHOUT using Torrents.

There is no "automatic guarantee" that a torrent user
is a street criminal... Much as you'd like to think so.


It's good to hear that you recognise that "street criminals" *DO* use
Torrents.

I do NOT use Torrents.

I read he
https://www.schneier.com/blog/archiv...r_crime_1.html

*******

Did you know you could "steal movies" via USENET ?


No, I did NOT know that - but nothing surprises me nowadays.

Of course you did.


AS I've just said, I did NOT know - nor do I care.I do not "steal
movies" - I either watch them on normal TV, in a movie theatre or via a
DVD which I've either paid for directly or borrowed and paid for from my
local library.

More recently we have subscribed to Netfix and done a little 'binge'
watching of past series like Breaking Bad, The Bridge and Luther!

A binary server, a block account,
a source of headers, automatic download tools, and so on.
For example, one person admitted to automatically downloading
around 1TB of stuff that way... in a single month. Basically,
his broadband connection pulled posts at max_rate for the
entire month, and those were all movies. You don't have to
torrent them. He probably doesn't even know what movies
he got.


That sounds as if it was an illegal action. I trust it wasn't YOU who
did it.

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Old January 2nd 19, 11:18 PM posted to alt.windows7.general
Shadow
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On Wed, 02 Jan 2019 15:42:36 -0500, Paul
wrote:

David B. wrote:


I firmly recommend that you avoid Torrents completely - before your
activities are brought to the attention of the security services.


You do realize you can do stuff like download perfectly
legitimate Linux distros via torrent, right ?

Torrenting is used to reduce the cost of distributing
Linux to end users.


He knows. He's been told that multiple times.

https://tekrider.net/pages/david-brooks-stalker.php


Now comes the part where he asks you to "look into a torrent"
that gives him a "hinky".
Sorry, but I have to put an OT up. The OP was asking about
torrent clients.
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Old January 2nd 19, 11:25 PM posted to alt.windows7.general
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Default utorrent full offline installer or portable app

on 1/2/2019, Jean Fredette supposed :
Is there an off network full offline utorrent installer that isn't a stub?

I tried uTorrent Stable 3.5.5 build 44954 but it's not a full offline exe.
https://www.utorrent.com/downloads/win

Name: uTorrent.exe
Size: 2982880 bytes (2912 KiB)
SHA256: DA42E4D2B88D5DDE8005742E640474BF4E136C85926D65F369 0075F4477547A5

When I run that with the network cable disconnected it proves to be a stub.

Warning:
The 'utorrent' installation process requires Internet connection.
Please make sure that yoyur computer is connected to the internet.

Same thing happened when I tried a portable app utorrent.
https://portableapps.com/apps/intern...rrent_portable

Name: uTorrentPortable_3.5.4.44520_online.paf.exe
Size: 3005624 bytes (2935 KiB)
SHA256: 5FC1D89B17CF3220661F33BCCAD81C3EF8ABC70823C745792D C710338CF7222D

When I run it with the network cable disconnected, it proves to be a stub.
uTorrent Portable | PortableApps.com Installer
The installer was unable to download uTorrent.
The installation of the portable app will be incomplete without it.
Please try installing again. (ERROR: SendRequest Error)
Installation aborted.

Then I tried sourceforge to get the full offline utorrent executable.
https://sourceforge.net/projects/por...nt%20Portable/

Name: PortableApps.com_Platform_Setup_15.0.2.paf.exe
Size: 5117416 bytes (4997 KiB)
SHA256: 65E95458BDB40290D1207408834B6E8F9B20E3F374925D1885 103AF0D210EDE8

But that turns out to be only an empty portable apps downloader gui.


In addition to that which Shadow has pointed out, here is one I use on
accasions and it is updated regularly and a portable version is
available.

https://www.tixati.com/

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Old January 3rd 19, 12:06 AM posted to alt.windows7.general
Nil[_5_]
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Default utorrent full offline installer or portable app

On 02 Jan 2019, Jean Fredette wrote in
alt.windows7.general:

What torrent app for Windows is now recommended for simple basics?
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Compar...orrent_clients


I like qBittorrent. Similar interface to uTorrent, easy to use, good
feature set, no unwanted spyware or foistware.

https://www.qbittorrent.org/
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Old January 3rd 19, 07:40 AM posted to alt.windows7.general
Paul[_32_]
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Default utorrent full offline installer or portable app

David B. wrote:
On 02/01/2019 20:42, Paul wrote:


A binary server, a block account,
a source of headers, automatic download tools, and so on.
For example, one person admitted to automatically downloading
around 1TB of stuff that way... in a single month. Basically,
his broadband connection pulled posts at max_rate for the
entire month, and those were all movies. You don't have to
torrent them. He probably doesn't even know what movies
he got.


That sounds as if it was an illegal action. I trust it wasn't YOU who
did it.


Via information found on DSLReports.

Why do you think, at one time, UK ISPs were throttling
or blocking port 119 ? USENET movies was the reason.
(Sufficient traffic, that they were trying to traffic
shape it.) But, it also affected the ability of people
like yourself, to post TEXT to USENET. Other countries
didn't have a defacto USENET port 119 block in place.
At the time, it seemed to be a UK-unique feature.

What also made it tough, is innocent USENET people
trying to get tech support at their UK ISP to admit
what the ISPs were doing :-/

Since nobody has complained about this for some time,
the block might have been removed.

Your usage of your broadband account is constantly
monitored by fully automated equipment. If you were
to "break a rule" with regard to certain ISP policies,
the equipment quietly closes the port and stops it.
No human could possibly notice undesired mail forwarding
activity, in an 80Gbit/sec firehose of traffic. But
automated equipment called Deep Packet Inspection
sees this.

Paul
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Old January 3rd 19, 09:20 AM posted to alt.windows7.general
David B.[_10_]
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On 03/01/2019 07:40, Paul wrote:
David B. wrote:
On 02/01/2019 20:42, Paul wrote:


A binary server, a block account,
a source of headers, automatic download tools, and so on.
For example, one person admitted to automatically downloading
around 1TB of stuff that way... in a single month. Basically,
his broadband connection pulled posts at max_rate for the
entire month, and those were all movies. You don't have to
torrent them. He probably doesn't even know what movies
he got.


That sounds as if it was an illegal action. I trust it wasn't YOU who
did it.


Via information found on DSLReports.


Ah! I used to read a lot here! http://www.dslreports.com/

Why do you think, at one time, UK ISPs were throttling
or blocking port 119 ? USENET movies was the reason.
(Sufficient traffic, that they were trying to traffic
shape it.) But, it also affected the ability of people
like yourself, to post TEXT to USENET. Other countries
didn't have a defacto USENET port 119 block in place.
At the time, it seemed to be a UK-unique feature.

What also made it tough, is innocent USENET people
trying to get tech support at their UK ISP to admit
what the ISPs were doing :-/


Gulp You imply that there are NON-innocent folk using Usenet?!!! ;-)

Since nobody has complained about this for some time,
the block might have been removed.

Your usage of your broadband account is constantly
monitored by fully automated equipment. If you were
to "break a rule" with regard to certain ISP policies,
the equipment quietly closes the port and stops it.
No human could possibly notice undesired mail forwarding
activity, in an 80Gbit/sec firehose of traffic. But
automated equipment called Deep Packet Inspection
sees this.


Thanks for that, Paul.

Here's a comprehensive article about such matters:-

https://www.techrepublic.com/article...persons-guide/

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Old January 3rd 19, 12:55 PM posted to alt.windows7.general
Shadow
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On Thu, 3 Jan 2019 09:20:45 +0000, "David B." "David
wrote:

You imply that there are NON-innocent folk using Usenet?


Yes, people that post copyrighted material and boast about it.
Even had DMCA takedowns on their stalking blogs. Some of them use
Usenet.

https://tekrider.net/pages/david-brooks-stalker.php

Since Usenet was meant to be anonymous, you only spot the
really "bad guys" due to their repetitive stalking, which usually
starts with disrupting threads and asking for full names and
professions.
It then goes on to posting emails to employers and family
members, using enough real information about the person to make the
recipient think ALL the content is all true.
Which has lead to the suicide of at least one person.
The stalker then repeatedly posts the obituary.
A very sick "game".

PS Paul - BD knows all about posting illegal binaries on
Usenet. He has done it himself.
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Old January 4th 19, 11:22 AM posted to alt.windows7.general,alt.comp.freeware
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On 1/3/2019 12:30 AM, Jean Fredette wrote:
Is there an off network full offline utorrent installer that isn't a stub?

I tried uTorrent Stable 3.5.5 build 44954 but it's not a full offline exe.
https://www.utorrent.com/downloads/win

Name: uTorrent.exe
Size: 2982880 bytes (2912 KiB)
SHA256: DA42E4D2B88D5DDE8005742E640474BF4E136C85926D65F369 0075F4477547A5

When I run that with the network cable disconnected it proves to be a stub.
....


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