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DarkViper
08-09-2003, 12:08 PM
im talking about the one you get from kazaa.com , if you use it, please, grab some sense!! ack o.o;;;

if you use KaZaA seriously, have you ever heard of KaZaA Lite?

as a little experiement i did this:

i downlaoded KaZaA from kazaa.com and ran it, downloaded a few MP3s for testing purposes and then ran AVG, it found a virus. k, now, thank god it was able to delete the virus before anythign happened. Then i ran Ad-Aware6 and it found 40 files continaing spyware and adware. I uninstalled KaZaa and deleted the mp3s i got form it. Then i went and got KaZaA Lite from www.k-lite.tk and installed, dloaded a couple mp3s, ran AVG in the same maner, it found nothing. i ran Ad-Aware6 and it only found 1 adware thinger i got from a popup while surfing the net...damn gator... So then i uninstalled KaZaA Lite and got normal KaZaA again and ran it and dloaded a couple mp3s, ran AVG, no viruses, but over 60 adware files -_-'

so heres my point, get KaZaA Lite over normal KaZaA, as KaZaA lite is smaller in filesize and isn't too much of a hassle.

www.k-lite.com

if your still on normal kazaa's side, then i pity your computer

popup blockers may help a tniy bit, but not a whole lot...

gcn_zelda
08-09-2003, 12:10 PM
Ha! Piracy rules...er....who said that?



Indeed.

DarkViper
08-09-2003, 12:14 PM
i actually would really liek to know when SongSpy plans to come back up. that was actually my favorite :)

KurtSurge
08-09-2003, 12:14 PM
To my knowledge you don't get viruses from MP3 files. Correct me if I'm wrong.

DarkViper
08-09-2003, 12:22 PM
not the mp3s, downloading the mp3s made KaZaA work ionstead of just launching the application.

However the crap inside KaZaA does all the dirty work while your downloading.

Perspective
08-09-2003, 12:23 PM
Originally posted by KurtSurge
To my knowledge you don't get viruses from MP3 files. Correct me if I'm wrong.

the virus/spyware comes from the kazaa install, not the downloading

confuted
08-09-2003, 12:56 PM
I once managed to download a .zip full of viruses off kazaa (of course, I was looking for hacking how-tos, just for the point of knowledge) There were about 30 copies of the same virus, with names like "Photoshop keygen" and "Britney Spears Nude" Anyway, all the virus did was share my windows sounds directory on Kazaa (hahahaah, that's actually how I discovered it) and change the icons for .gif files or something like that. I found it with a virus scan and looked it up online - it's not even malicious. Anyway, there's my (pointless) story.

Perspective
08-09-2003, 02:21 PM
ive been using k++ for a couple weeks now. no virus, no spyware (that ive been able to detect anyway)

Fountain
08-09-2003, 03:58 PM
I think we have already decided it is syware free (http://cboard.cprogramming.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=42882&perpage=15&pagenumber=1)

Dont you think?

Ben_Robotics
08-09-2003, 07:30 PM
>>However the crap inside KaZaA does all the dirty work while your downloading.<<

hmmmm, the crap inside Kazaa? ic what you mean!

unanimous
08-09-2003, 11:35 PM
Also, K++ keeps your participation level at a stead 1000 so you can aways get a good spot in line, plus the built in download accelerator as it is called keeps looking for more and more sources which comes in very handy especially when the file is hosted by a dialup user.

DarkViper
08-10-2003, 01:39 AM
KaZaA Lite = K++, so yeha :-p

anyways, K++ is more recommended than Kazaa in anyway, dont you think?

bookworm
08-11-2003, 03:17 AM
I've always preferred Morpheus over Kazaa.It has a much more cleaner interface than the latter.Also,its style of advertising is not irritating.It also allows u to use proxy servers,in case u like to play safe;) .
But in the end,u need a lot of time to use p2p,since files are very large.I used Morpheus in my vacations,nowadays,I stay online only for a couple of minutes,so I've simply deleted it off as is basically just a waste of space now.

LogicError
08-11-2003, 07:54 AM
Kazaa is evil! Try iMesh or DirectConnect

Govtcheez
08-11-2003, 08:26 AM
Originally posted by LogicError
Kazaa is evil! Try buying your stuff
fixed, and closed.