Bittorrent is a peer-to-peer file-sharing protocol, a set of rules that describe one method for programs and applications to receive files from and distribute files to many computers.
Please note that the program Bittorrent is completely safe. The way people use it makes it unsafe. << To be edited and improved later >>
2 Bittorrent basics
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2.1 How to install Bittorrent
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2.1.1 Downloading Bittorrent
To install Bittorrent on your computer you first have to go to Bittorrent website. Click on the Free Download button to start downloading the program. If you do not see a file download window or if the download doesn't start after a long time, look at the next screen and search for the text "If your download does not start after a few seconds, click here." and then click on the blue highlighted text. Next, click on the run button if you want the program to run right after it is done downloading, or click on save if you wish to install it later.
!! Note: Windows Vista users might get around 3 pop-ups stating if you really REALLY trust the program. The program is safe, its what you download with it that MAY be unsafe, also torrents on BakaBT are tested and safe. !!
2.1.2 Installing Bittorrent
On the first screen that you get with Bittorrent there will be the option "Next >" and "Cancel". Just click on next here if you want to continue or cancel if you don't want to install it anymore. On the next screen click "Next >" You'll see a "Licence Agreement page" now, it just states that you can't mess around with the program, nothing of interest really. Just click on "I Agree".
Now you'll see a page in which the installation location is written. Usually the location that they say is okay, if you aren't sure that the location is correct, contact someone (not the people at BakaBT) that knows your computer and ask them if the location is correct. Just click "Next >" if the location is okay.
You'll now see a page in which you can say what the start menu folder is called, just leave it as it is, it doesn't really matter. Click "Next >" to continue.
Now you'll come to a page with some random options. If you don't know what they are just click all the boxes off. They aren't needed for Bittorrent and are basically useless. After your done selecting what you want installed optionally, or what you don't want to have installed optionally, click on "Install" to have Bittorrent installed. Once Bittorrrent has been installed you'll be asked if you want to create a shortcut of Bittorrent on the Desktop and if you want to run the program. It's a good idea to let it create a shortcut to Bittorrent. It makes it alot easier to start Bittorrent up. Once you've selected what you want click on "Finish" and your copy of Bittorrent will be installed!
2.2 Configuring Bittorrent
After you installed Bittorrent the first thing that the program will ask, once you run it, is if you want to set it as the default torrent application. Its a good idea to set it as the default program if you dont have any other torrent programs.