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Keep Pc Safe When Downloading Torrents


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#1 deanpcmad

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Posted 28 September 2007 - 10:37 AM

Hey,

How can I keep my PC safe when I download Torrents?

I regulary download from Torrent Sites including isohunt.com and mininova.org.
How can I keep my PC safe from Viruses, Trojans, Spyware, etc when Downloading from Torrents?

What Antivirus, etc Software is best?

Thanks
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Posted 28 September 2007 - 02:05 PM

To protect yourself against malware and reduce the potential for re-infection, read:
• "Simple and easy ways to keep your computer safe".
• "How did I get infected?, With steps so it does not happen again!".
• "The Ten Most Dangerous Things Users Do Online".
• "PC World's: The 10 Biggest Security Risks".
• "Seven ways to keep your search history private".

Using any P2P (peer-to-peer) file sharing program is a security risk. Even if you use a spyware-free P2P application, you still have to contend with the possibility of downloading malicious files from unknown sources and infecting your system. P2P networks have infected files on them and many have malware bundled with their software. Using P2P software makes you susceptible to a smörgåsbord of malware infections, remote attacks, and exposure of personal information.

Edited by quietman7, 28 September 2007 - 02:06 PM.

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