Does anyone else hate people like this?

Literally everytime someone ask what AV they should use if they're going to torrent something, there's always some moron that replies that WD and common sense is enough. There is no common sense when using torrent, if someone puts something in the file they're seeding, you're fricked and no amount of common sense could have stopped that.

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  1. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    when they say common sense they mean don't torrent anything executable
    its really that simple
    the other way to look at it is remember in the early 2000s sony put rootkits in audio cds.
    so no matter the source you always need to think opsec.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      > when they say common sense they mean don't torrent anything executable
      yeah like webp images

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        what are you referring to in regard to webp files images? Is there anything I should know about them or risks they pose?

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        If you want to avoid downloading webp images I have some bad news about your browser

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      just buy all software, excellent idea

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Just use FOSS, simple as

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          yeah, just choose non-functional free alternatives for professional software and games

          how could I have missed this brilliant idea

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >don't torrent anything executable
      webp 0day
      What other 0days involving media input have been?

  2. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >if someone puts something in the file they're seeding
    I'm pretty sure this cannot happen. Torrent detects when the files that you're seeding change, unless there is a way to bypass that which I'm not aware of.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Hm, I always just assumed someone who wanted to do that could. If it's not possible then maybe it would be fine to not have an AV installed. because WD isn't bad, but in testing it lost to Bitdefender and Kaspersky regarding ransomeware and a couple maleware samples.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        looks like you yourself don't have enough knowledge to be complaining about what other people say

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Why, because I didn't know it was impossible to insert your own files when seeding? Why would I assume so, that'd be naive.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >Why would I assume so, that'd be naive.
            because no one would be torrenting if it was true

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            You're so fricking moronic yet truly believes you have some ground to stand against the people you want to portray as being "dumb". It's so fricking funny.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Why did you assume it could happen?

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Why did you assume it could happen?

          You guys shouldn't be picking on OP, this is a perfectly healthy level of paranoia. Wildly misplaced, but still.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            I don't disagree it's better to assume unsafe than safe, but you should look something up before making recommendations

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I still do not torrent anything proprietary like cracked games to avoid any potential malware anyways, but thats a piracy issue, not a torrent one. There is really no risk downloading music or videos unless you download "evangelion.exe". Torrent is a great protocol, and I always use it whenever I can.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Hm, I always just assumed someone who wanted to do that could. If it's not possible then maybe it would be fine to not have an AV installed. because WD isn't bad, but in testing it lost to Bitdefender and Kaspersky regarding ransomeware and a couple maleware samples.

      in theory you can inject something malicious into a block if you can compute and generate the required padding to get the digest to match. difficulty of which depends on the digest algo.
      but i assumed op meant seeder as in initial seeder, as in the person who makes the torrent who can put anything they like in it.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        There are no viable preimage attacks on SHA1 so this isn't possible.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      It can't happen, torrent chunks are hashed and your client makes sure it's correct as it comes in. This is mainly to avoid corruption. But serves just as well to avoid intentional poisoning as well

  3. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    You are moronic and should stay away from computers for your own safety.

  4. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Anti virus software is malware.
    I have used Linux since 2014 btw

  5. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    im smart enough to manually find viruses and I still find shady shit running or laying around. recently a major python package was breached and simply by importing it you curl 5k lines of every malicious activity possible on a computer.

  6. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    The common sense here is to vet the source of where the torrent comes from. Scene releases are relatively safe if downloaded from a source that is more exclusive. i.e. Don't be a moron and download games from public trackers.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >relatively

      just trust the scene

  7. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >install linux
    >fire up a windows VM whenever you want to pirate software
    problem solved

  8. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    This person does not exist. Also, you're moronic.

  9. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Turns out OP is a homosexual, as always.

  10. 3 weeks ago
    Sage

    >be me
    >have backups
    >restore from backups with fresh install when literally anything goes wrong.
    Also if you weren't a brainlet yourself you'd use linux or at least be able to spin up a cage or a container for suspicious software.

  11. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I torrent software but none of my Windows installs are ever used for communication so there is nothing useful for malware to access. It's trivial to have multiple OS on multiple machines or on multiple drivers or in VMs so I do. I've sailed the high seas since 1999 and was surprised at how little malware I could find. (Many crackz are detected as malware but I don't mean that.)

  12. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Fricking zoomers I swear

  13. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Antiviruses are indeed a waste of both computing power and money. Most viruses won't even launch when they sniff you using a VM. And even if they infect the VM, they in 99% of the time won't be able to do shit if you keep your VM disconnected from the web.
    Massive skill issue, have a nice day redditor.

  14. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Low quality meme made by some tech-illiterate corpo shill. If you really need to run something potentially sus, use virtual machine but in the vast majority of cases it is irrelevant

  15. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    You're a Black person, you're a fricking Black person.

  16. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    yeah pirategays are moronic and didn't adapt to the current world of stealth malware we live in today. everyone who pirates software has malware on their computer.
    do you really think that running a 100 different random executables is safe? of course not, moron. Antiviruses are not magic and heuristic detection is horrible.
    Common sense should tell you running random executables is not safe. It is common sense that pirating software is not safe.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Cool. I've had malware on my pc for 20 years and yet it hasn't affected me in any way.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        so you are moronic?
        ok thanks for letting us know

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Cool. I've had malware on my pc for 20 years and yet it hasn't affected me in any way.

      if it's not malicious, then how come it's called malware?

  17. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >OP exposing himself as a moron within the first 5 replies
    LMAO
    wintoddlers, not even once

  18. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    If I'm gonna pirate a single player game like Starfield for example, I . . .
    1. Use Linux
    2. Run it in a Bottle so it's containerized.
    3. Cut off internet access to that bottle.

    If the game is multiplayer it's likely free to play, cheep or to retarted to play in the first place.

  19. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Windows defender is complete shit. It's almost not even worth having. This is true for most AV though. The fact that AV still catches malware is a testament to how many dumb poo skins want access to your PC.

  20. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    newbie

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