KaZaA Spyware/Rapeware(?)

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    KaZaA Spyware/Rapeware(?)

    I was pondering whether to install KaZaA so that I could download some MP3s. BUT THEN I found this:

    http://www.imilly.com/kazaa.htm

    Have a look, especially at the BDE Annual Report extract near the bottom of the page. It scared the hell of me. What does everyone else think?

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    If you want Kazaa w/o the spyware and stuff, look for Kazaa lite.

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    I'm gonna upload my page soon.
    There, you can find in the Spyware section a list off spyware servers, that you can add to the windows directory.
    It blocks the spyware servers.

    Don't use Kazaa -> Use Kazaa Lite!!!

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    I heard about that. I keep forgetting to uninstall my kazaa and then reinstalling with kazaa lite.
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    KaZaA Lite is pretty good. I have that one.
    If any of you haven't heard of WinMX I suggest checking that one out as it makes KaZaA look like childsplay.
    The world is waiting. I must leave you now.

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    kazza lite still has some spyware. Alot of people don't realize this, i don't care how much they say they don't , they do.

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    Oh? Where'd you hear about that?
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    I have one thing to say about this **** KazAa it has to be the lamest crap ever heh.
    Laugh

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    i didn't hear about it, i wanted to prove to my friends that they didn't remove it all. You can use port scanners, netstat, network scanners, etc

    These tools, while kazzalite is running, will eventually give u suspicous information, and soon it goes from one to two to four and so on, trace them up and bam, its spyware ala kazzalite.

    It took almost 3 hours running kazzaa for me to detect one, but i proved it.

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    uh... why don't you have a firewall?

    can the kazaa spyware penetrate a firewall?

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    1) I do have a firewall.

    2) Yes, it opens ports locally. If kazzaa is allowed to run thru the wall, so is the spy ware.

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    use Direct Connect and WinMX, neither have spyware and DC has many times the data volume, they have stats on their front page.
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    use Direct Connect
    got a link?

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    I read about one of these programs, think it was Kazaa, where another thing it does is disable your anti-spam/spyware software like AdAware. Of course, it doesn't tell you this, at least anywhere not obvious to a non lawyer.
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    Direct Connect can be found here,

    http://www.neo-modus.com/

    haha i just cant wait thill they rights protect their spyware and it becoes a DMCA violation to disable it.
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