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#1 wisbiker

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Posted 02 January 2005 - 04:31 PM

I have seen various websites and spyware utilites claim that limewire is spyware.Does anyone know if this is true?If so..to what extent is it a risk..besides the obvious risk taken when opening your machine to others..?

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Posted 02 January 2005 - 09:02 PM

Some good inforamtion in the link below.

http://www.spywarein...m/articles/p2p/

http://mywebpages.co....net/robotarmy/

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#3 wisbiker

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Posted 02 January 2005 - 09:26 PM

Ok...so is there any way to keep the program but remove the bots?

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Posted 02 January 2005 - 09:43 PM

I think the article states that "paid" versions come without all the bundled stuff. Not sure to tell you the truth as I do not use any P2P programs on my system.

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Posted 02 January 2005 - 09:54 PM

I know that a program called Diet K removes the spyware/adware that comes bundled with Kazaa, but I do not know if it works with Limewire. All P2P is dangerous to me so I avoid it and advise the students that I have to help to stay away from them too.

#6 wisbiker

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Posted 02 January 2005 - 11:35 PM

ok..thanks for the input..I have limewire..but as of yet I havent had any problems at all..I was just wondering if it was all hype or if there was truth to it..

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Posted 03 January 2005 - 03:06 PM

Here is what I know about P2P: Kazaa, Limewire, BearShare and P2P network load a computer with loads of spyware and unnecessary programs that increasingly slow down a computer. Also since there is no standard to peer to peer being virus free makes it a game of Russian Roulette.

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Posted 03 January 2005 - 10:56 PM

besides the obvious risk taken when opening your machine to others

first start with a clean p2p client. the risk comes with what you >download< or think you download, not sure- scan it with av first, esp extensions like .exe, zip .iso .rar etc. its really no different then carp** you can pickup on the internet, or have installed as 3rd party "extras"-- people who download this and that, launch it,click here and there, open e-mail attachments etc etc will soon be posting HJT logs somewhere.
How Can I Reduce My Risk?

#9 wisbiker

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Posted 04 January 2005 - 05:31 PM

yes...that is true..I never take a program off a P2P..only mp3's.I havent had any problem with limewire at all..as of yet.

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