‘GTA 5’ PC Bit Torrent Could Literally Ruin Your Day

A new GTA 5 PC bit torrent has been proven just a bad idea all around. While technically bit torrents are a bad idea to begin with for copyright reasons, this one has an especially nasty bonus attached.

First off, Grand Theft Auto 5 is not available on PC yet, and might not see a release for another few months at least, so this particular bit torrent is clearly preying on gamers who see something that’s too good to be true.

It’s a time-honored fact that especially on the internet, if it seems to good to be true, it usually is. If you see a bit torrent for Grand Theft Auto 5 for PC, check Amazon and see if it even exists yet. If it doesn’t, don’t download the bit torrent. “GTA V PC Torrent” could destroy your day.

This has nothing to do with the recent statement by London students that digital piracy actually helps the entertainment industry, as previously reported by The Inquisitr. If the game doesn’t exist, it doesn’t exist, Matrix or not.

Fact number two surrounding the GTA 5 PC bit torrent is that the item weighs in at 18GB, and unless you’re downloading at almost military level top speed, it could take the better part of a week just to finish nabbing it. When it finishes downloading, that’s when the problems begin. The massive chunk of programming you downloaded is riddled with malware.

The offending site WCCFTech is the host of this particular nightmare in a pretty package, offering an installer with a realistically sized bit torrent named “GTA V PC Torrent.”

If you absolutely must download anything through a bit torrent host, it is common sense to scan your download before you install it. If you don’t have a malware detector, you can download most of them for free, albeit with a trial period, and always check the comments for mentions of malware no matter what you download.

The GTA 5 PC bit torrent has claimed many victims already, and it really boils down to knowing whether or not the item you download actually exists yet and using precautions. Even if you did manage to get ahold of an early beta for the PC version, which at this point is probably not even playable yet, you would still run the risk of getting caught running a pirated copy if you attempt to connect to the Grand Theft Auto Online servers at Rockstar.

Legally, we can’t tell you it’s right to download copyrighted material. Logically, the game doesn’t exist yet, so don’t fall for the GTA 5 PC bit torrent, because you’re just downloading a massive virus.

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