Jump to content
Posted 19 November 2012 - 01:34 PM
Posted 20 November 2012 - 12:23 PM
Do not use P2P programs
Peer-to-peer or file-sharing programs (such as uTorrent, Limewire and Bitorrent) are probably the primary route of infection nowadays. These programs allow file sharing between users as the name(s) suggest. It is almost impossible to know whether the file you’re downloading through P2P programs is safe.
It is therefore possible to be infected by downloading infected files via peer-to-peer programs and so I recommend that you do not use these programs. Should you wish to use them, they must be used with extreme care. Some further reading on this subject, along with included links, are as follows: "File-Sharing, otherwise known as Peer To Peer" and "Risks of File-Sharing Technology."
In addition, P2P programs facilitate cyber crime and help distribute pirated software, movies and other illegal material.
Fortune Cookie says: Fortune not Found: Abort, Retry, Ignore?
Sent from my All-In-One Desktop. Perfect for Internet, Not for heavy usage or gaming however.
How Does a computer get Infected? http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/2520/how-did-i-get-infected/
Forum Rules, The BC Welcome Guide
167 @ June 2015
Posted 20 November 2012 - 01:02 PM
0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users