Torrent Trackers Officially Ban Windows 10


Can Microsoft wipe torrents and pirated software from your hard drives if you install Windows 10? The ‘terrible privacy policy’ of Windows 10 has forced torrent sites including iTS, FSC and BB to ban Windows 10 users altogether.

If you use Windows 10 then Microsoft’s end-use license agreement (EULA) could allow the company to disable counterfeit games and illegal hardware. Portion (7b) states:

“We may automatically check your version of the software, which is necessary to provide the Services and download software updates or configuration changes, without charging you, to update, enhance and further develop the Services, including those that prevent you from accessing the Services, playing counterfeit games or using unauthorized hardware peripheral devices.”

To protect its newest operating system, Microsoft can also run a torrent tracker in order to check for illegal Windows 10 files, which may lead to the distribution of pirated versions of the OS. The tracker is designed to ban such files, to locate them on the hard drive and to even locate the other people with whom these files have been shared with. Thanks to the new EULA, Microsoft can install software updates that have the power to block the access to unauthorized peripheral hardware devices.

Torrent tracker iTS banned Windows 10 users and now redirects those users to a video called “Windows 10 is a tool to spy on everything you do“. iTS also issued the following statement:

“Many of you might have heard or read about the terrible privacy policy of Windows 10 recently. Unfortunately Microsoft decided to revoke any kind of data protection and submit whatever they can gather to not only themselves but also others. One of those is one of the largest anti-piracy company called MarkMonitor.

Amongst other things Windows 10 sends the contents of your local disks directly to one of their servers. Obviously this goes way too far and is a serious threat to sites like ours, which is why we had to take measures. Since last Thursday Windows 10 is officially banned from iTS. Members using it get redirected to a video that eggsplains [sic] the dangers quite in detail hoping to enlighten as many people as possible.

Perhaps at some point special versions of Windows 10 will surface that would successfully wipe all those outrageous privacy violations but until then Windows 10 is not welcome here in the interest of this site and all iTS members.”

BB staffers told its users, “We have also found [Windows 10] will be gathering information on users’ P2P use to be shared with anti-piracy group. What’s particularly nasty is that apparently it sends the results of local (!!) searches to a well-known anti-piracy company directly so as soon as you have one known P2P or scene release on your local disk … BAM!”

Staff from the torrent tracker FSC warned, “As we all know, Microsoft recently released Windows 10. You as a member should know, that we as a site are thinking about banning the OS from FSC. That would mean you cannot use the site with the OS installed.”

Do you think the privacy concerns about Windows 10 have been blown out of proportion? Or the sites are justified in banning the new operating system over privacy concerns?

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  1. Still waiting for actual proof apart from some Czech guy. Other OS systems already had telemetry before windows. Where’s the actual packet inspection?

  2. I think is is totally within their right to ban Windows 10 from the site.I would it compromises everyone on the site . I downloaded Windows 10 and ran it for a day ,cleaned up all the bs tracking spy crap and wiped my hard drive later that night and went back to 7.All of the Windows OS have tracking and spy stuff in them regardless ,but 10 is freaking loaded with it. Windows 10 would be awesome if they ere not money hungry fuckfaces trying to sell the worlds info . Suckit Gates

  3. I`m considering to go with Kali Linux as a Home Desktop OS. Is anyone using it ? can we cover our windows needs with an OS like Kali?

    • It would be incredibly stupid to do so. Kali isn’t the most safe and tested linux version out there and it’s completely aimed for pentesting, it’s not intended to be a daily user. So I would strongly advise against it. Instead if you want to use linux try a more mainstream version like Ubuntu or Mint.

  4. i’m using windows 10 from the day it was launched, don’t have any issues so far and i used to download from torrents very frequently.

    • You should know that BB isn’t going to bust in your door over the first torrent you pick. No sir Mr Addiction. They will most likely store ALL data and eventually give it to the fbi or nsa or dhs or doj or all of the above, who will then most likely bring you up on piracy charges because YOU were ignorant enough to continue using W10 even AFTER being warned not to.

      I WANT ALL TORRENT SITES OR EVEN ACTIVIST SITES TO BAN WINDOWS 10! But mostly TPB because it’s my favorite 😉

  5. Also, i have installed W10 and everything works alright, inclusive programs that i downloaded over torrent. I don’t know why everyone use this phobia from a tracked ans censored W10??
    every thing of this is only bullshit

  6. Windows 10 Mostly tried to circumnavigate anything it suspects is malicious that you try to do anyway. It’s like a built in ‘goody-fucking-two-shoes’. I have to live stream anything I would usually try to torrent, because it’s just a no-show. You just have to use your initiative. Why clog up your memory anyway? It’s definitely watching you. But where there’s a will, there’s a way.

  7. bullshit asiad from the blue screens the first week it works fine not a single file not workingv for me but my friend gets bluescreened every time he opens a legit steam game waot for official release and you should be fine

  8. Are these people stupid? Cutting off a potential slice of your users because you don’t like an OS isn’t punishing Microsoft. People aren’t going to reinstall a different OS to use your site, so all you’re doing is limiting yourself, not hurting Microsoft in any way.

  9. Lots of friends switching to Linux and Mac. Fed up with MS. We are playing with both op systems in Virtual Box just for fun. Will continue Win7 till the end.

  10. Is that why UTorrent, Bittorrent and any other Torrent program on my MSI laptop running Windows 10 keeps freezing and not working?


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