P2P file share...which do you use?

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  1. Bulletguy

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    Looking for a reliable p2p file sharing prog download.

    Previously used Kazaalite (not bad) and Limewire (excellent selection), but last time i had Limewire in, it totally screwed up my pc......so that won't be going back in!

    Already have Demonoid which is 1st class but limited, and Piratebay (not much in the way of music).

    I'm looking for one which has a good selection of mp3/4 music files.

    Any recommendations from personal experience? Which do you use on a regular basis and been problem free with?
     
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    Any P2P File sharing sites has it's risks.

    As soon as files are shared, so are virus' and Malware.

    Kazaa, Limewire and Facebook are the major source of my income from repairing PCs.:RollEyes:

    Even Rapidshare has it's down sides.Torrents too.

    Advice is to use a good antivirus.I use NOD 32 Security.Seems to get them.
     
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  3. Bulletguy

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    Agree with you 'ad' though my 'bad experience' with Limewire was using the Pro version, reckoned to be safer than the basic download, plus i was running with the latest version of ZA antivirus.

    I'd used Limewire on 'n off for two or three trouble free years....no problem. Unfortunately it had access to a huge selection of music and you could virtually guarantee you'd find some obscure single you were after!

    Demonoid encourages 'virus free' downloads and any users found sending any out get chucked off. Took me a while to get on as it's by invited members only....only downfall is its pretty much limited to current stuff.
     
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    Giving it a go Jim.

    First thing i noticed though is it insists on installing a daft 'Ask' toolbar which i wouldn't accept.......but then Frostwire wouldn't run, so i've had to stick this daft toolbar in but once i've tried a download i'll remove it (toolbar), then see if it will work without.

    Nothing annoys me more when you are forced to take something you don't want and probably don't need!
     
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    Totally agree, I abhor tool bars forced on me..

    I've had Frostwire a while so maybe that's a new feature , shouldn't be a problem removing it ..

    let us know how you get on with it ..

    Jim
     
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    What is the difference between frostwire and limewire please?
     
  8. sinbad1

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    My advice would be to leave these p2p programs alone, they are full of spyware :cry:and viruses :cry:

    regards
     
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    Ermmmm.........removing toolbar? No problem, i removed that soon as the download was in.

    Frostwire? Removed that too now!!

    Both downloads were infected files!
     
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    Take it you won't be using the internet then? :Confused:
     
  11. sinbad1

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    Use it all the time ;but safely :thumb: like american dream, fixed to many puters that have been riddled with malware/viruses.

    Regards
     
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    I use utorrent for software and download from mininova also use the newsgroups alot

    used to use limewire and kazalite but dont need anymore you can get viruse from any where on the net but any decent antvirus will get rid of most nasties:thumb:
     
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    Plenty of viruses lurking around the internet and googling for sites on a TV presenter, one 'locked up' my pc. Lost everything on the drive and took two days to get it back up and running again.

    Believing viruses and/or spyware exist only within p2p file sharing progs is wrong.

    'Safe' internet use is fine......it's simply taking precautions. But that doesn't make you totally invulnerable to viruses etc.
     
  14. sinbad1

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    I fail to see that this comment relates to my earlier post:Doh:

    Use it all the time ;but safely :thumb: like american dream, fixed to many puters that have been riddled with malware/viruses.

    The chances of security breach/infection is far greater using the likes of limewire, frostwire,bearshare and alike.

    read this

    If your pc locked up whilst googling for a tv presenter, either you have a problem with your pc or maybe your pc was infected ? and if so why didn't you AV protect you?

    I n no way do i want to start a p2p debate, its up to you what you want to do ;but IMHO, are best avoided:thumb:
    Regards
     
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    Which was.....
    Which is defining p2p as being soley responsible for viruses and spyware which isn't quite accurate.....and that was the point i made which is relevant to your earlier post.

    You can easily bring in a virus through email, quite innocently without even knowing its there straight away. Viruses can be attached to photographs, adverts, pop-ups, websites......you name it and it can possibly be infected.

    Having a good av is an essential.....but even the very best av progs are not bullet proof.



    Bit of a difference between this statement and the previous, "leave these p2p programs alone, they are full of spyware and viruses."

    I agree that using p2p can increase the chances of infection etc.....in just the same way as the wide use of internet access will.

    The only pc's which won't ever risk infection are those used for no other purpose than a simple word processor, and i dont think there are many people around using pc's like that!
     
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    TOTALLY agree there.The amount of "chain" emails sent around also carry a hidden payload.

    Just being on the internet is a virtual invite and challenge to any unscrupulous people to try to nause your system up or get the data from it.:Angry:.

    Safety all boils down to good PC housekeeping from the owner and running and reacting to any error messages. Reading Firewall and Spyware messages thoroughly and dealing with them in the appropriate manner.:thumb:
     
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  17. sinbad1

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    Originally Posted by sinbad1 [​IMG]
    My advice would be to leave these p2p programs alone, they are full of spyware and viruses.


     
  18. sinbad1

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    Safety all boils down to good PC housekeeping from the owner and running and reacting to any error messages. Reading Firewall and Spyware messages thoroughly and dealing with them in the appropriate manner.:thumb:[/quote]

    Couldn't agree more :thumb: you missed the vital ingredient Common sense :Rofl1:

    Regards
     
  19. Bulletguy

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    As you wrote the quote i assumed you could apply some kind of logic to it.....obviously i was wrong to assume that.



    Far from it.
    If you read post #15 then you would also have read the following;
    To use your own term of 'common sense'......which should tell you that viruses/infections/spyware etc can attack any pc making an internet connection.....period. Irrespective of what sites etc the user connects to, no av program or pc user is ever 100% bullet proof.
     
  20. Bulletguy

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    Absolutely correct AD.

    As with most things...you can take precautions, but thats where it ends at. If everyone feared risking virus infections etc then nobody would ever use the internet at all!
    If we all feared having an accident, everyone would stay at home behind closed doors and never go out.......only to get scalded by knocking a boiling kettle over! :Laughing:
     
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