Are There Any Safe P2P Programs Out There?

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  1. Andrew_Sch

    Andrew_Sch Cinematographer

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    I just got a new laptop and I'd like a good P2P program that won't infest my computer with all sorts of spyware and other assorted nastiness. With Kazaa Lite now apparently defunct, I'm not sure of the safety of any other programs. Can anybody reccomend some that are sure not to harm my computer?
     
  2. Chris

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    How about Itunes or Rhapsody. When you pay for it, it's almost always good.
     
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    why assume what he is trying to download? i didnt hear him say "p2p program for downloading mp3s". those pay sites may be good for mp3, but utterly useless for game demos, video clips, or anything else available through p2p.

    CJ
     
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    Oh. Well, if he's looking for game demos & video clips, places like http://quicktime.apple.com/ and of course, http://www.happypuppy.com/ etc. are very good sources that always have continuous T3/OC45 feeds to supply the latest in game demo downloads and previews. Surprisingly, the websites for those games/movies often have them too if they are released [​IMG]
     
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    How is Kazaa lite defunct? im using it right now. Download it here.

    http://k-litetk.com/download/

    Im not sure how computer savvy you are but if your interested give mirc a try.
     
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    There's also WinMX and Bit Torrent.
     
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    Bittorrent is good, as is emule (which you can download from Sourceforge). Both appear to be spyware free (at least according to spysweeper).
     
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    oldversion.com also has Klite readily available

    Shareaza also i good too (combination of Bittorrent, eDonkey and Gnutella i believe)
     
  9. Joe Hsu

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    Well, for safety and security, newsgroups and IRC are always the best way to go, unless you want to go private via Direct Connect or a Waste group.
     
  10. Scott L

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    I still use the last version of Kazaa Lite K++ here and get pretty good results with it. Use it mainly for car videos and game demos/previews.

    Here's a neat article ful of alternatives:

    Tech TV article
     
  11. Kimmo Jaskari

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    Ok, listen up... search for DC++ it's international, P2P, no spyware, and it WORKS GREAT! It tells you the persons connection and you can search for directories if you want to (source files and folders). Also, you can check out the persons sharing enabled things which saves time, and may spark some interest in your search as well.

    I'm telling you, at least from my point of view, Bit Torrent is kinda confusing, DC++ isn't and there's a ton of people on it. MP3's (at own risk), programs, etc... it's great!

    DC++ seach for it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I guarantee you'll like it...

    -Ryan*C
     
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    I use WinMX too. It has no spyware and no banners.
     
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    Yeah, usually find what I want through WinMX. If not Bittorrent is another good one.
     
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    DC++
     
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    I'll put my votes in for Bit torrent and emule, I use emule at home with good results. It's basicaly the kazaa lite of edonkey.
     
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    Bittorrent isn't confusing at all. Once you find a bittorrent download, that is.

    It's simple - while you're downloading a file, the client is simultaneously uploading the bits you've already gotten to others. That way you both download and share without having to keep multiple files available on the hard drive for sharing.

    For DC, any serious hubs require you keep stuff available for others as well; amounts vary per hub.
     

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