Safest P2P Program

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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.
 

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

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Then he shouldn't be using P2P software.
 
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I know that, and anything else is too complicated for her lol.

Thanks for the help anyways.
 

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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.
 

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

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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
 
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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.
 

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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.
 

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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
 

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

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

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...
 

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

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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.
 

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