Posted 21 May 2005 - 09:23 PM
Posted 21 May 2005 - 09:39 PM
Posted 21 May 2005 - 11:34 PM
KaZaa is infected with several nasty malwares.
They also require this "Participation" and similar garbage. They are not like they used to be. I kept version 1.5.1 so that I would avoid the problems, as I noticed that each newer KaZaa just got worse. I still have 1.5.1 and 1.7.1, but I have not used them in over a year, so I dont even know if they work, or if KaZaa forces you to install and use thier latest version.
The current P2P application I use is Morpheous 2.0
I do not know if they are any better, but I do not notice any unusual activity or lagging in my computer's speed.
When its all said and done, there really truly isnt a such thing as "Free"
Edit- If you have the capability, I would use a seperate second computer souly for downloading off of P2P networks. That way, if there are any bugs in the software, you'll only have the junk on the backup pc, which usually is a slower one.
Edited by BePro, 21 May 2005 - 11:38 PM.
Posted 22 May 2005 - 12:50 AM
The following file-swappers are confirmed to have spyware or other unwanted parasites bundled into them:
* KaZaa (offers a paid version without spyware)
* Limewire (Older versions only, see below)
* Bearshare (offers a paid version without spyware)
* Grokster (offers a paid version without spyware)
* Blubster 2.x aka Piolet (Blubster 2.0 and higher and Piolet are adware and bundle other adware)
The following file-swappers have been found not to have any spyware or other advertising parasites bundled into them:
* WinMX (recommended)
* Blubster 1.2.3 (Later versions include adware)
* Direct Connect
* ABC Bittorrent Client
Posted 22 May 2005 - 01:19 PM
Posted 22 May 2005 - 01:24 PM
Then, once you have HJT and create a log, start a new topic in the Malware Removal forum, and someone will check it out for you!
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