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That torrent site is very bad, all of those downloads look fake to me.

These sites are known for hosting malware. Only ever download from reputable sources, this applies to any software but it’s especially important for encryption programs because you’re entrusting your data to the software.

All reputable developers of cryptographic software publish the hashes of their software. This is the best thing to check because anybody, wherever they are in the world, can immediately confirm if the file is genuine. The hashes are also used by antivirus vendors when updating their databases. It’s a unique identifier for one file: no other file anywhere should have a matching hash.