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#1 jorval

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Posted 12 January 2005 - 04:06 PM

I allways used BearShare for downloading music. Somebody told me that it is not 100% safe of spyware, malware, ...ware. Any body knows something about this. it's safe or not?
If not, which software is safe for downloading MP3 file? Thanks.

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Posted 13 January 2005 - 12:07 AM

Almost all P2P programs seem to have spyware. All as well increase your chances of downloading trojans and viruses, so be extremely careful how you d/l files and make sure your antivurus application is up-to-date.

The information I have seen indicates that BearShare does have spyware, but that you can avoid downloading it:

http://www.oit.duke.edu/ats/support/spyware/bearshare.html

Other P2P programs are also discussed at that site.

Hope this helps,
John
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#3 jorval

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Posted 13 January 2005 - 05:39 AM

John, thanks for your reply and advice. Site you recommended is an excellent one.

Have a good day.




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