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posted on Nov, 29 2002 @ 02:13 PM
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Kazaa, Morpheus, Grokster-what do you use for your music/file downloads?




posted on Nov, 29 2002 @ 02:35 PM
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iMesh!

i use KaZaA as well... iMesh is just my alternative...
I don't like Gnutella or anything that uses that protocol.

src: www.imesh.com...



posted on Nov, 29 2002 @ 02:54 PM
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I prefer Grokster myself.



posted on Nov, 29 2002 @ 03:08 PM
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i use mirc grokster winmx and some other stuff..



posted on Nov, 29 2002 @ 07:46 PM
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Originally posted by echelon
iMesh!

i use KaZaA as well... iMesh is just my alternative...
I don't like Gnutella or anything that uses that protocol.

src: www.imesh.com...


Imesh is full of Adware, they issued a warning about it in the Newspaper.



posted on Nov, 29 2002 @ 08:58 PM
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Originally posted by necro99

Imesh is full of Adware, they issued a warning about it in the Newspaper.


Almost all P2P clients now have adware/spyware in them...
that's why you should get Lavasoft Ad-aware




posted on Nov, 30 2002 @ 04:17 PM
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kazaa lite is a version of kazaa stripped of spyware/adware. it has access to all the files shared on kazaawww.kazaalite.com...



posted on Dec, 1 2002 @ 01:43 AM
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WinMx, hands down



posted on Dec, 1 2002 @ 03:52 AM
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Believe me, kazaa lite (2.0+) also has spyware...



posted on Dec, 1 2002 @ 04:35 PM
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i like kazaa for the music but i like grockster cause i can dl program(ust to try of course)



posted on Dec, 2 2002 @ 02:46 PM
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I use Direct Connect but it's not specially good. I don't use Kazaa because of the spywares in it.



posted on Dec, 2 2002 @ 02:47 PM
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Oh I almost forgot, WinMX is great! I use to download music and it has a lot of rare songs you aint going to find anywhere else.



posted on Jan, 1 2003 @ 05:24 PM
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I've only just recently heard of Kazaa and being a music lover I thought I'd found something great. Whist searching for the Kazza site my multi-crawler search engine brought up several Kazaa related items of interest. I discovered some very disturbing information about Kazaa as well as almost every know P2P file sharing software. Basically they are all loaded with ad & spyware programs. Even the new Kazaa lite version has imbedded spyware, so install cautiously - if at all. Anyone familiar with Gator knows what a spy that little jewel is, oh yes, give Gator all your personal information including account numbers.....NOT.

Here's just the tip of the iceburg regarding Kazaa:

Worm.P2P.Benjamin - This worm uses the Kazaa file exchange P2P network to spread itself. The Kazaa network allows its users to exchange files with each other using the Kazaa client software. Benjamin is written in Borland Delphi and is approximately 216 Kb in size - it is compressed by the AsPack utility. The size of a file can vary greatly as the worm ends each file with "dust" for masking. Benjamin then copies itself to the %WinDir%\SYSTEM directory as EXPLORER.SCR
and creates two keys in the system registry:

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run] "System-Service"="C:\\WINDOWS\\SYSTEM\\EXPLORER.SCR" [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft] "syscod"="0065D7DB20008306B6A1"

The worm executes after system restarts.

Spreading can most likely only take place if the KaZaa P2P client (software) is installed. Benjamin reads the system registry for information on the Kasaa client and creates the %WinDir%\Temp\Sys32 directory catalog that registers as the directory accessible to all KaZaa network users. It fills this directory with copies of itself listed under numerous various names from a list contained in the body of the worm.

Spreading occurs as follows:

A "victim" searching for a file in the KaZaa network finds it in the list of accessible files on already infected machine. Not suspecting a problem the user downloads this file and opens it, thus infecting his or her own machine.

There's tons of information about Kazaa available on the net, search it out & you'll find out how it basically opens your PC to the world - with or without your consent.

Here's some more wonderful news about Kazaa:

KaZaA users became exposed to a virus called Backdoor.K0wbot.1.3.B. The virus, which includes a remote control backdoor component controlled by Internet Relay Chat, is the second virus to infect the popular file sharing network in recent weeks.

Here's a little more about pesky spyware, but I assume most here are already aware of this information:

Spyware, Keyloggers, and Adware are being secretly installed on your computer when you install some programs from the internet. It usually comes from free software. Nothing is ever truly free. Ruthless companies are greedily cashing in on invading your privacy by installing this "scumware".

They are getting paid to include scumware on your computer without your knowledge or permission. Some websites can actually install software on your computer without you even knowing it.

Badly written spyware programs can cause browser problems, lockups, crashes and slow down your effective internet speed.

It is not unusual to have six or more competing spyware programs running in the background whilst you are totally unaware of their existance!


Safe & Happy Surfing - you've been warned,
Deep



posted on Jan, 1 2003 @ 06:00 PM
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You're stealing music, and complaining about spyware?

[shaking head]



posted on Jan, 1 2003 @ 06:08 PM
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A recent article on CNet News brought to light the advances in stealth and parasite programming and some of the plans of the purveyors of these programs. Parasite programs are independent, computer programs that are distributed and installed along with a known program.

The article described the Securities and Exchange Commission filing of Brilliant Digital Entertainment, a digital advertising company. Brilliant Digital makes a viewer, b3d Projector, for displaying digital advertising. In this case, the Brilliant Digital software was being bundled with the popular Kazaa file trading program. According to the article, Brilliant Digital was planning to use the unused disk space and CPU cycles on machines that had downloaded Kazaa. In fact, they were planning to market those cycles and disk space to other companies.

KaZaA is labeled as shareware, but it has a component that is spyware. Most shareware programs have spyware bundled with it. According to a public database of spyware products called Spychecker.com, "spyware is Internet jargon for Advertising Supported software (Adware)" that sneaks onto a user's machine. Instead of selling software to users, shareware creators make money by placing pop-up ads in the software in exchange for a portion of the revenue from banner sales. This way, users can download the software for free and developers indirectly get paid.

KaZaA's spyware application is like the parent of all other spyware and its sole purpose is to download other spyware components and install them onto your computer.

Here's some related links:

www.imilly.com...

news.com.com...

www.salon.com...

novanewsnet.ukings.ns.ca...

www.ciac.org...

www.isu.edu:8000...

www.cexx.org...

I don't mean to rain on anyone's parade, but this stuff really p****s me off! I hate being used, abused or manipulated in any way & the deception of getting "free" music only to discover that my PC may be imbedded with unwanted spyware causes me to feel that way. The idea that some clown from Brillian Digital wants to use my PC's CPU without my permission and not only make money off it - but give me absolutely nothing in return is far below the belt.

All I can say is that if some software wiseguy can manage to pull this off, imagine what the government must be able to do....now that's really scary!

Ok, I've vented now.......
Deep



posted on Jan, 1 2003 @ 07:23 PM
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Hi William, thanks for your comments - I respect others rights to freedom of speech, individual perspectives & opinions.

Although - I'm unsure how you've made the connection that you have, in assuming that I'm "stealing" music. I wrote that I'd just heard about Kazaa last week, looked into it & whilst doing that, I came across (what to me was) alarming information related in Kazaa. I then shared that information in this forum.

Perhaps I should have clarified that I chose not to download & install the Kazaa software - but then I didn't have the fore-knowledge that a thread about Kazaa would evolve into a moral / ethical issue of music copyright laws.

Anyway, I visited your website and like your photography.

Wishing you all the Best,
Deep



posted on Jan, 1 2003 @ 07:50 PM
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opennap.sourceforge.net... is a good source for online pirating.




posted on Jan, 1 2003 @ 08:51 PM
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William,

It's not stealing, it's trading


I use kazza lite 2.0



posted on Jan, 1 2003 @ 08:54 PM
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WINMX IS NUMBER 1!!!! Where esle can i download weird al while downloading two asian chicks getting it on on video?




posted on Jan, 1 2003 @ 09:12 PM
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ROFLMAO!!!

I'm gettin WinMX now!



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