What Is BitTorrent.com?
BitTorrent (BitTorrent.com) is a torrent client that allows you to download torrents onto your computer. BitTorrent has a sister site, uTorrent, another popular torrent client. BitTorrent is also a website where you can download the BitTorrent client. And once you visit a site that offers the torrent or magnet link, the client will automatically open and start downloading the torrent file. According to SimilarWeb, the website Bittorrent.com gets an estimated 2.5 million monthly views. However, that figure does not display the popularity of the torrent client which has already been downloaded many millions of times. The Wayback Machine estimates Bittorrent.com was founded on July 18, 2002.
Is BitTorrent.com Safe?
I conducted a series of malware tests to find out if BitTorrent is safe and legitimate. Here are the results:
I installed the Malwarebytes Browser Guard on my Chrome browser and was able to browse the site BitTorrent.com without any issues which tells me that the browser guard doesn’t consider the domain to be compromised or malicious.
To check this further I ran malware scans with Malwarebytes and Spybot – Search & Destroy and they returned no malware detection. I also ran a system-wide scan with Microsoft Defender and no malware was found.
To confirm that the site is clean, I also checked the site BitTorrent.com on an online malware scanner and it returned with no issues. You can see the same here: https://sitecheck.sucuri.net/results/BitTorrent.com
Lastly, I ran an online malware scan with VirusTotal for the domain BitTorrent.com and the scan detected at least 10 files that are communicating with the domain and no security vendor flagged the domain as malicious. You can see the same here: https://www.virustotal.com/gui/domain/bittorrent.com
The BitTorrent torrent client is safe to use. There is no way to run it through a malware scanner; however, you can run a malware scan on your computer after downloading it. I did that with a full scan with Microsoft Defender on Windows 11 and the torrent client is not detected as malware. I scanned the computer again with Malwarebytes and Spybot – Search & Destroy and neither of them considered the BitTorrent torrent client to be malware.
The BitTorrent torrent client displays one banner advertisement. I have tested these ads as much as possible by clicking on them and then checking if my computer’s hard drive or browser had malware afterward. There was no malware detected in the browser or hard drive.
In conclusion, BitTorrent (the website BitTorrent.com and the torrent client) is safe to use. We didn’t detect any malware during our scans. And the online malware scanner says BitTorrent.com is a low security risk with no malware and it hasn’t been blacklisted by any security vendors. We have no problem recommending this site and torrent client.