Safest P2P Program

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Bman, Jun 19, 2007.

  1. Bman

    Bman OSNN Veteran Original

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    As the title says, whats the safest to use. No Spyware etc crap...

    My friend insists on using such programs, but I don't trust them.

    Any ideas.
     
  2. j79zlr

    j79zlr Glaanies script monkey Political User

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    Limewire doesn't contain any spyware, but any of them will allow you to download viruses that other people share. Tell him to scan whatever he downloads with a virus scanner. Common sense wouldn't hurt either.
     
  3. Bman

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    Yea but my friend (not being mean) doesn't have common sense with computers.
     
  4. madmatt

    madmatt Bow Down to the King Political User

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    Then he shouldn't be using P2P software.
     
  5. Bman

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    I know that, and anything else is too complicated for her lol.

    Thanks for the help anyways.
     
  6. madmatt

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    lol.

    Without common sense (as 79 said) you run the risk of downloading malware/viruses through any medium including email. But, his suggestion is your best bet.
     
  7. Perris Calderon

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    anyone have input on shazar or whatever that p2p program is called?
     
  8. epk

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    shareaza?... its so so... last time i checked it didnt stand a chance against emule or utorrent (which -in my opinion- are the best, bman... no bundled spyware or anything and both very reliable to use)

    if your friend isnt too into computers, tell him to get a good av with good real time scan and to be careful with what he downloads... maybe google some newbie p2p guides
     
  9. Bman

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    Thanks, I got them Limewire, and showed them how to scan them everytime they get something with AVG.

    Hopefully they keep it up.
     
  10. Perris Calderon

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    doesn't shareaza access the emule network?
     
  11. Bman

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    I think it does lol
     
  12. Tuffgong4

    Tuffgong4 The Donger Need Food!!!! Political User

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    frostwire opensource version limewire...I don't use it but would if I had to use a particular p2p client like this.
     
  13. epk

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    shareaza uses the edonkey network, but also uses gnutella (which imho sucks, and thats why i didnt recommend limewire)

    and for ed2k only, emule is the way to go
     
  14. Aprox

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    bittorrent client of choice + Peer Guardian 2 + NOD32 = Good Combo
     
  15. Tuffgong4

    Tuffgong4 The Donger Need Food!!!! Political User

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    A peer guardian rc is out for vista that works really well. I would also scan everything possible before opening.

    Antivirus' are only as good as the person clicking things on their computer...
     
  16. Perris Calderon

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    I believe you can program this program to access any of the peer to peer networks, it's also a bittorrent client
     
  17. j79zlr

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  18. Tuffgong4

    Tuffgong4 The Donger Need Food!!!! Political User

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    I know I was at work and typed very poorly, I mean it's a program based off the open source code of limewire.