RARBG: what are the exe that contain the videos?

In recent days, the torrent site RARBG has begun to distribute an .exe file along with every torrent. Everyone knows, however, that executable torrent files containing movies are often malware, so the friends on the page seem to panic.

However, there is no danger. The RARBG website has been on the internet for more than ten years, and continues to be one of the most popular pages.

In the last few days, however, the page has gone into an unusual step by making site friends wondering what has happened.

If you take a look at the contents of the new torrents uploaded by the website you will also see an .exe file named 'RARBG_DO_NOT_MIRROR.exe'.RARBG

Generally when you watch video torrents that contain .exe files, you should not download them because they are usually viruses.

But in the case of RARBG, you should not worry. If you rename the file and give it the .txt extension, you will see that it contains the following information:

"It's not an .exe file. This is just a placeholder to avoid mirroring on other public sites. ”

So, since it's a simple text file, why do RARBG add it to their torrents?

The site releases thousands of torrents each week, which are automatically mirroring on other platforms. .Exe files are suspicious of the scripts that are used to automate mirroring, thus stopping automatic cloning. Most sites do not allow uploading .exe files to video categories.

"[.Exe file] is included in torrent files to stop distribution to other public sites," RARBG administrators say in the FAQ.

The ".exe" experiment, according to the administrators, "has reduced the average hit & run by 35%!"


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