Second article for torrents.
This is my second article about Bit torrents for Newbies. Read the first one here. I can say that Bit torrents as good as they can be there are people who try and take advantage of this. They do this through placing advertisement in the Bit Torrents or they have you follow links on the web that are useless to get an unlock code. What I will attempt to do is show how to figure out if the torrent is fake or if that torrent is worth your time to down load. The Biggest thing is if you get a fake torrent delete it asap. Do not seed it and propagate that torrent through the system.
When you get to your favorite torrent site. The first thing to do is look at the comments. Read what others are saying about the torrent. If it is a fairly new torrent look at the seeder vs leecher. Spammers have this incredible seeder side and very few leechers. No always an indicator but it is a place to start.
Now lets look at what files are actually in the torrent you want to download. When torrent program opens it up it shows you the files that ready for you to download. Most torrents have an information file a *.nfo you can be opened this file with a simple text editor. This will give you details about the file and if you need to do anything prior to using the file. You should always read this file. Other files that may be contained are a readme.txt or readmefirst.txt file again these are simple text files. Things you should be on the watch for are HTML or website pages, password info or zip files. This are key indicators that the file is fake. There are normally more then one source so move on.
Things that indicate that a torrent may be good. Are details about the items and screen shots of item. These are all real good indicators the torrent is good. do not worry not always do these things exists and does not mean it is fake. You just may want to move on to another source for download. Just remember the more detail about the file will help you not waste your time with a download.
I really love this site. What it does is verify that what you are getting ready to download does in fact work. So click here and search your favorite. When and if it comes up there will be a NFO file. Click it. that should open in the browser and right there is the seeder that is providing the working torrent.