Computta Review: Hand over the keys to your PC to persons unknown
Computta provide no information on their website about who owns or runs the business.
The Computta website domain (“computta.com”) was privately registered on December 26th, 2016.
As always, if an MLM company is not openly upfront about who is running or owns it, think long and hard about joining and/or handing over any money.
Computta has no retailable products or services, with affiliates only able to market Computta affiliate membership itself.
Computta affiliates are expected to download and install a distributed computing client ‘on your computer and all computers that you own or control.‘
Computta claim their client is used for bitcoin mining, with users of of it able to
- check your stats right in the application for the device you run it on
- increase/decrease application’s power depending on how much you use your computer at the moment and
- pause the application or even switch into a Smart Mode
The Computta Compensation Plan
Computta claim their distributed computing client is used to mine cryptocurrencies.
A percentage of mined cryptocurrency is shared among Computta affiliates who run their client.
Residual commissions on earned bitcoin are paid out via a unilevel compensation structure.
A unilevel compensation structure places an affiliate at the top of a unilevel team, with every personally recruited affiliate placed directly under them (level 1):
If any level 1 affiliates recruit new affiliates, they are placed on level 2 of the original affiliate’s unilevel team.
If any level 2 affiliates recruit new affiliates, they are placed on level 3 and so on and so forth down a theoretical infinite number of levels.
Computta cap payable unilevel levels at five, with commissions paid out as a percentage of bitcoin paid to affiliates across these five levels:
- level 1 (personally recruited affiliates) – 10%
- levels 2 and 3 – 5%
- level 4 – 3%
- level 5 – 2%
Computta affiliate membership is free.
Remember Seti@Home? That’s pretty much what Computta is, except for cryptocurrency mining.
Turn Your Computer into a 24X7 Money Generator. 100% Autopilot. 100% FREE.
The big question here is whether or not Computta are actually using their distributed computing client to conduct cryptocurrency mining, or whether it’s being used for something more nefarious.
One possible candidate is DDOS attacks.
Typically the biggest challenge in creating a DDOS botnet is installing malicious code on target machines.
Dodgy attachment emails is one (tedious) way to go about this. Promising people a cut of fees charged to access a DDOS botnet if they willingly install a client that can be remotely controlled is another.
Whether this is happening in Computta or not is unclear, but I’d certainly be wary.
This line from the Computta Terms and Conditions suggests unsolicited spam might be taking place in the background:
Computta reserves the right to refuse any site/user entry into the Computta Affiliate Program based on site content or promotion methods.
A legitimate distributed computing cryptocurrency mining network would have nothing to hide. Yet who is running Computta is a mystery.
The company website provides zero information about the company or who’s running it. So basically you’re handing over control of your device to person(s) unknown.
Not the smartest move in today’s online environment.
Still it doesn’t cost anything to get involved other than your electricity bill, and that’s probably going to be a big drawcard for those willing to take the risk.
Average computer generates $22.80 per month!
A gaming computer generates $78 per month!
If you’re one of those people, watch your internet usage when the client is running like a hawk. Making sure your anti-virus software is up to date wouldn’t hurt either.