Those who have downloaded ripped movies off the Internet must be familiar with the name 'aXXo'. aXXo is considered to be a legend in the movie rip scene. Unlike most other underground piracy groups which consists of several members, aXXo releases are ripped by a single person. aXXo movies rips are famous for their high quality, smaller file size (mostly 700MB single CD) , absence of security risks and reliability.
However aXXo's releases have been subject to frequent attacks by anti piracy groups such as MPAA. MPAA is known to upload fake torrents or virus infected files imitating aXXo releases such as this one - dont download its a fake. MPAA is famous for using foul tactics (in other words, they, and everyone who sucks up to them are shit asses) to discourage file sharing over the Internet.
So how can we avoid fake movie torrents which use aXXo's name? Certain torrent sites allow maintaining user accounts for uploaders. You can verify a genuine aXXo release by cheking the uploader name against the following.
These are aXXo's accounts on few torrent sites.
- On TorrentSpy, his details (uploader details) are- Author: aXXo - Member Since: 12/17/2005
Make sure the torrent is posted by one of the above listed genuine accounts. If it's not, there is a good chance of it being a fake. Additionally, some fake aXXo torrents may require you to download an additional 'w3w player software'. This is a trojan and should never be downloaded into your PC (thanks maddy).
There is a site (nForce) that tracks every genuine torrent release (not only movies) in the scene. Whenever you come across a suspicious torrent, make sure the release (with the release group's name) is listed in nForce. nForce removes fake torrents from list (called 'nuking') pretty quickly. Mind you there is no download facility @ nForce so you'll have to download the file from a torrent site like torrentspy of use a software such as Bit Che.