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Vista And P2p Software


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#1 reggieboy

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Posted 17 June 2007 - 02:31 AM

When I download P2P software such as Limewire and Soulseek I lose my internet connection. This means having to uninstall the program or reset the router. I have McAfee security and my Windows Firewall is disabled. Can anyone advise how I can get the software and keep the internet connection?? It is very frustrating as I was able to use these programs OK with my old XP pc.

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Posted 17 June 2007 - 09:05 AM

I'm curious -

are you able to download similar sized files from other sites?


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#3 reggieboy

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Posted 17 June 2007 - 11:25 AM

Yes I have not downloaded many but I have downloaded Memories on TV which is 18Mb. I also had a problem opening a mpg attachment in hotmail which also disconnected me and I had to reset the router (voyager 210). I believe it is something to do with Vista thinking that the downloads are "problem" files and therefore stops the internet connection altogether! Can it really be that "smart"?

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Posted 19 June 2007 - 02:12 AM

Any suggestions anyone?? :huh:

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Posted 19 June 2007 - 02:16 AM

Yes it can; most of those type programs come bundled with programs such as newdotnet, which hijack the network connection.
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Posted 19 June 2007 - 03:04 AM

Thanks, oldf@rt. So does that mean I can't use them, or more importantly should never be using them anyway for security reasons?

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Posted 19 June 2007 - 03:17 AM

There are other programs that are clean, but ones that contain bundled adware especially newdot net should not be used. I have yet to find a machine with P2P software on it that did not have malware. check this link: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/startups/r...tup_s-3687.html

Newdotnew redirects all your internet traffic through thier server.
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