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#1 masono

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Posted 15 May 2005 - 08:25 AM

hi, :thumbsup: could anybody tell me what kazaa/shareza are?are they necessary to the system which is xp professional or are these removeable without damage ? and where might they have come from?are there likely to be problems if i attempt to remove them or . Appreciate any advise or experience to share, :flowers:

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Posted 15 May 2005 - 08:42 AM

Hi masono

They are both Point to Point or P2P programs used to download music, videos and other things from other computers. They are not natively part of XP. Kazaa is known to include malware while Shareaza normally does not. You can remove both through Add/Remove programs safely. You will need to clean the malware left behind by Kazaa afterwards with Ad-Aware or Spybot S&D

where might they have come from


Someone has installed them.

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Posted 17 May 2005 - 05:39 AM

many thanks Leurgy. Had a feeling they didnt really belong. :thumbsup:

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Posted 17 May 2005 - 05:56 AM

Your welcome masono.

P2P programs are fun in that you can get some good tunes, but I have to caution that they are among the leading source of viruses and malware through the files downloaded. Having said that, millions of people use these programs. Have a look at Clean and Infected File Sharing Programs for a breakdown on the bad and safe ones that can be used. When I say safe, I mean that they don't have any bundled malware. Cautious use of these programs won't compromise your computer, but the debate rages on as to whether this is legal activity or not.

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