Nope, there are no safe P2P fil,e sharing programs.
But I have found if you download only valid music files (.mp3, etc) you should be fine.
Never download a .exe or .zip, it is very possible they have malware on them. (I learned that the hard way)
Not really..... many of you just download particular file types, but at the same time you don't protect your security.I download any and every file type there is
. I have no problems at all. I do use virus scans to scan my computer and files, and registry programs that monitor and warn if my registry changes.
But the main course of action, which again, many of you don't do, and that's to block ip's from reaching your computer.Even with .mp3
file extensions, they can be viruses.... and I hope you know it's very easy to change the extension of a file.... Right?... So,,,,, particular file types you download don't protect you at all. It's how serious you are about your (online) security that protects you.
But, I must say, if you are downloading, I'd stay away from programs that help you do so. They are spiked with not only viruses, but also monitoring information. If you use the right tools, you can browse to web sites, download your files (if you're talking about torrents) and use your torrent client to do the rest. The main point is to use protection.
It's like this. You're not avoiding apprehension, you're just preserving your privacy. Nothing more, and nothing less.
Morpheous, iMesh, War3z, and other programs like that, and similar to them are all the types of programs that you really don't want on your computer at all. Even the Napster
, (LEGALLY PAID FOR SERVICE
), I wouldn't dare install that crap on any of my computers.
More security breaching programs
that probably all of you use........ but not me.... are:Windows Media Player
RealPlayer / iTunes
....... between 1 or all
of the programs mentioned above, here is what happens to you when using those programs.1.
Your audio AND
video files suddenly don't play any longer. 2.
Your burner programs no longer work.3.
Original discs (audio/video) no longer play.4.
Your physical burner (hardware) no longer works.
............ those are the main effects you get when using those programs. Again,,,,, this is all FACTS
Every-single one of the 4 problems above I've ever read about..... every single person has used one or more of those programs on a regular basis:Windows Media Player
RealPlayer / iTunes
...... but as much as time goes by, it seems that people aren't getting to know the known FACTS
about those programs....... simply because they keep using them. ...... Oh Well
To this day now, I have never seen a thread on any forum that specifically states that the problems that people are having come from "alternative
" programs, when it comes down to audio/video.
If you're a music/movie/program/,,,,, etc..... downloader .... your best bet is to do your research (search engine or from another site), find what you want/need, go to the web site, and if it's a .torrent
file, go that route. Those programs
that let you search them to get what you want?........... will get you what you don't want. I've used a few of them,,, and it kept me from even wanting to use the others.
So.... although it may have been a long story, there is no safe p2p program
, but there is protection when using/doing p2p, than can and does keep you safe.Again... it's not the file type(s) that gets you infected...... it's what you keep allowing to connect to your computer that gets you infected.
Most of what I post/reply about anywhere here on this site comes from real-life experiences
and real-life research
that has been done by myself and others. I personally have 6 running computers, but 2 I always use.
Lastly,,,,,, your isp could be putting things on your computer to prevent you from p2p'ing. So again, with the right protection, you can avoid, even them from doing such.
Whatever choices any of you make..... just make the right choices, because it WILL
make the difference.