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Looking For Clean P2p Sites


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#1 I_am_CanadianEh?

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Posted 14 September 2006 - 11:38 AM

Just wondering if anyone knows of a P2P site that is truly clean. IE: when I download the software, I want no extra gunk on the box.

Any suggestions would be welcome. :thumbsup:

Thx.

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Posted 14 September 2006 - 11:52 AM

Shareaza or Azureus won't install "extra gunk" on your PC , but the risk of infection is at it's greatest when you start downloading files no matter what P2P app you use.

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Posted 14 September 2006 - 01:08 PM

You can check out these 2 sites:
Malware Removal - Clean/Infected P2P Programs
Is That Filesharing Program Infected?

You should also check out this site:
Risks of File-Sharing Technology
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Posted 15 September 2006 - 07:53 AM

Thanks very much for the recommendations. :thumbsup:

Yeah, I'm fully aware of the risks of file sharing. I do have ZoneAlarm Pro & McAfee 10 on the comp. I think this would be sufficient to alert me if there is something funny going on...

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Posted 15 September 2006 - 09:26 AM

Thanks very much for the recommendations.

You're welcome.


I do have ZoneAlarm Pro & McAfee 10 on the comp. I think this would be sufficient to alert me if there is something funny going on...

No , not so. When you are sharing files over p2p you are trusting that any particular file that you download , actually contains what it says. For example , the file may say it contains a particular song from a certain artist but if you're unlucky could also be hiding an infection that is loaded the minute you open the file.
Now it's too late , you're PC is infected.

You could of course check each individual file you download with your anti-virus programme , but i can assure you , there is still no guarantee that if that file is harbouring a nasty, that your AV will recognise it

You choose P2P file sharing at your own risk , and the chances are , that no matter what PC protection you have , at some stage you're likely to get stung.

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Posted 16 September 2006 - 08:21 AM

I'll bet you are using an administrator account rather than a limited account too when you use the P2Ps.

Doing so will give any malware that sneaks in admin rights too.

The only safe way to download music is from one of the major pay for the music sites.




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