μTorrent and BitTorrent are the official torrent clients from the creators of the BitTorrent protocol. It is proprietary (not open-source) software maintained by a legal US company. uTorrent and BitTorrent, the software itself is legal, although it can be used for piracy. The official μTorrent and BitTorrent are free of malware and can be used safely and privately in combination with a VPN. It does not, however, prevent users from downloading malicious files that can infect their device.