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Problems with KaZaA


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#1 darkchyld98

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Posted 18 March 2005 - 08:52 AM

HELP! I recently downloaded KaZaA. It worked fine for a few days, and now, when I start up the application, it tells me a run time error has occured, saying 'kDomain' is undefined. So, I start up the debugger, in my case, Microsoft Script Editor. From there, what do I do? Please help....thanks

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Posted 18 March 2005 - 10:51 AM

Hi darkchyld98 and welcome to BC

Kazaa is a program with spyware bundled in. The best thing you can do is to try to uninstall it (you have to do that first) from Add/Remove programs and then run AdAware and Spybot S&D to get rid of the spyware left behind. Take a look at this page from SpywareInfo for a list of clean and infected P2P programs and get one that is clean.

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Posted 19 March 2005 - 01:22 PM

If you still want kaZaA click:

and get any of these, I reccomend the Nsane Install.


Mod edit: Link contained spyware.

Edited by JEservices, 27 March 2005 - 11:01 PM.


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Posted 21 March 2005 - 10:24 PM

Kazza is indeed bad spyware that slows your systemn down by multitudes and delivers annoying adds.
I wrote a removal gude for it here.

http://www.techsomething.net/SupportSpywar...emovalKazaa.htm

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Posted 21 March 2005 - 10:43 PM

A strong word of caution. P2P filesharing is one of the more dangerous, from a computer security point of view, things someone can do. The SANS institute has listed P2P file sharing for several years in their top ten security vulnerabilities:

http://www.sans.org/top20/#w7

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Posted 21 March 2005 - 11:06 PM

although p2p file sharigng applications do have their vulnarabilities, if you use basic common sense your computer can be safe,.

One of the only safe file sharing programs out right now is limewire

and if you scan everything you download with a certifies antivirus then youll be safe.

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Posted 22 March 2005 - 08:09 AM

and if you scan everything you download with a certifies antivirus then youll be safe.


That works in some cases but a .asf (Audio Streaming Format) file will scan clean but when you open it will connect to a website and quite possibly bring in all kinds of different viruses and trojans.

If you only download .mp3, .mpg and .avi files you should be ok. Always check the file extension before downloading or opening a file. Watch for files with more than one extension, which is any file that has two or more periods (.) in it.

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Posted 22 March 2005 - 06:39 PM

If it is indeed a .asf file, and it scans clean one of the benefits is it can only open annoying porno windows and cannot download anything.

An asf file comes with a command line that would connect to a virus site, so your virus scanner can pick it up.

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Posted 27 March 2005 - 02:57 PM

If you still want kaZaA click:

and get any of these, I reccomend the Nsane Install.


Just a warning to those who may consider downloading the k-lite Nsane Install, or indeed any of the k-lite programs on that site, the Nsane Install contains bundled malware known as Top Search as identified by Webroot's SpySweeper. The other versions no doubt have bundled malware also. Definitely NOT a recommended download. If you have downloaded and installed any of these programs you should consider cleaning your computer. See the instructions in the HiJack This forum about how to submit a log.

Mod Edit: Removed link in quote that contained Spyware

Edited by JEservices, 27 March 2005 - 11:06 PM.

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Posted 27 March 2005 - 04:51 PM

Have a look here, before making any decisions:

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Posted 27 March 2005 - 05:17 PM

Thanks for the warning Leurgy. Also thanks for the additional information, tg1911.

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