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Are There Any Good File Transfer Sites?

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#1 Bill L

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Posted 04 February 2007 - 11:09 PM

My daughter wanted to download Limewire. I know they are dangerous but JUST how bad are they? If I have a firewall and anti-virus am I still likely to get a virus? Is there a way I could use such a service securely?

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#2 fozzie


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Posted 05 February 2007 - 05:12 AM

The program on its own is safe. What often causes problems is the content which is being shared. If you check the HiJackThis forum there are a lot of people who opened content which they got through P2P programs.

Obviously if you take caution and not simply open everything but scan with anti virus before doing anything with it you are moe or less safe. It is a dangereous world out there.

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Posted 05 February 2007 - 04:54 PM

Personally if there was a p2p program like limewire on a pc i would suggest not doing anything private on it like online banking, etc. The first thing a virus will do is disable your antivirus and make holes in the firewall (if thats its intent). The smart ones WONT disable the antivirus, just let it run and make it look like its working ok and do their thing.

If someone in your family has to have something like that get a dedicated junk pc to do it with so when (not if) it gets infected you can format it and not lose your identity.

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Posted 06 February 2007 - 02:01 AM

There is no foolproof way of using any p2p programs, but there are numerous precautions one should take when using such programs. The following links contain plenty of useful information that you should read through.

Limewire Support Center

Viruses on Network You Should Be Aware Of

What You Should Know About WMA/WMV Files

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