Kazaa Starts When I Start My Computer?!!?

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  1. Christopher Chung

    Christopher Chung Stunt Coordinator

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    I know that there have been a lot of posts about Kazaa and everything. But I have not found any situation like this when doing a search in this forum.

    Whenever I start my computer, Kazaa automatically comes on! I do not want it to run when I turn my computer on, I want to load it manually. In Kazaa's preferences, I turned off the options to do such things, but it continues to still come on. I am running WinXP Home and I can't seem to get rid of it at the Start up. Can anybody help me find the solution to this problem?

    Thanks
     
  2. Jedd

    Jedd Second Unit

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    You need to check Startup folder in you programs and probably windows/run keys in the registry. It might reside somwhere there. (and I guess it does)
     
  3. Kevin P

    Kevin P Screenwriter

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    Run msconfig and turn off Kazaa in the startup. That should do the trick.
     
  4. Christopher Chung

    Christopher Chung Stunt Coordinator

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    SWEET, thanks for the help.

    I'll give em a try!

    Chris
     
  5. Andre F

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  6. Camp

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    Kazaa is evil!
     
  7. GaryAR

    GaryAR Agent

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    get rid of kazaa immediately.

    if you still have the urge to download spuriously, get kazaa lite. it's the same thing, minus the spyware. you should be able to find it with a search at google.com.

    -gary
     
  8. Ken Seeber

    Ken Seeber Supporting Actor

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    Here's another big vote for Kazaa Lite.

    As far as your current problem goes, in Kazaa Lite you go to Tools -> Options and disable "Launch Automatically." I don't know if there is a similar option in Kazaa.
     
  9. Camp

    Camp Cinematographer

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    I say dump it altogether and get WinMX. A MUCH better search engine and I always get tons of responses. Plus, doesn't the Kazaa network limit you to 128kbps MP3s?
     
  10. Sam E. Torres

    Sam E. Torres Second Unit

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    where can you get winMX?
     
  11. Ken Seeber

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    I use WinMX and Kazaa Lite both and most of the time have better luck with Kazaa Lite. For one, no you're not limited to 128 kbps. For another, I've had much better luck actually connecting to people for download.
    That said, there's a reason I have both programs. Both are good, both are small, and what I can't find on one I can find on the other.
    I'd recommend trying them both.
    Sam, go to www.winmx.com.
     
  12. Scott L

    Scott L Producer

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    Kazaalite still has spyware. When you start it up it automatically contacts 5 or 6 sites, one of which puts Gaytor on your puter. Here's how to get rid of this..
    First close Kazaalite. Then find a file called "HOST" and open it up with Notepad.
    In Windows 95/98/Me it's in c:windows
    In Windows NT/2000/XP it's in c:windowssystem32driversetc
    Once you open it up add these lines at the end:
    127.0.0.1 www.brilliantdigital.com
    127.0.0.1 desktop.kazaa.com
    127.0.0.1 shop.kazaa.com
    127.0.0.1 www.bonzi.com
    127.0.0.1 www.b3d.com
    This stops KL from contacting the sites it usually does, even its homepage. And when running Adware delete everything but CYDOOR files. Cydoor is the dummy file KL uses.
     
  13. Clinton McClure

    Clinton McClure Casual Enthusiast

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    No, you can download bitrates up to 320kbps if the query returns a hit on them. A lot, however, will only be 128.
     

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