The internet goes crazy today when someone finds uTorrent bundles a piece of crapware called EpicScale, which searches for bitcoin on your computer and seems to be installed silently. The biggest problem is that he did not uninstall correctly, so we'll show you how to do it today.
Just like any other crapware element, this is included in the uTorrent installer as an optional bid you can accept or reject. It was not installed silently in our tests today, but uTorrent has been packing junkware for years - now Crapware on Mac OS X.
This is the same tactic used by the entire freeware industry, and although there seems to be nothing terrible in hijacking your HTTPS connection, they take a lot of CPUs and slow down your computer to be crawled.
How To Remove EpicScale Crapware From Your PC
You should start with your uninstaller, which really does not work properly. But if you do not use it, you might have trouble to get rid of it, so just go and uninstall the program in the control panel and click on it and click Uninstall.
If you are wondering, there is still a lot left in this folder after uninstall. We used uninstall a few times and it looks like it has done something different every time.
You will now use the WIN + R key combination to open the Registry Editor. Type regedit in the Open box and click OK.
Go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER \ Software and find and delete the EpicScale key.
Now go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER \ Software \ Microsoft \ Windows \ CurrentVersion \ Run and locate and delete the EpicScale key (may or may not exist).
At this point, you may have to delete uTorrent and look for a better client because they will probably bring you things like that.
Anyone who integrates Crapware into its installation should not be approved.