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Discussion in 'General' started by Pie_uk, 15 Nov 2007.

  1. Pie_uk

    Pie_uk British beef, in Britain

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    ok so i got my new laptop installed bearshare as recomened by someone and started to down load a file only for it to be something porno graphic... and the user was a 42 year old rocker guy, and a message popped up saying that he was viewing my profile. i have avast , adaware etc and had luckily made a back up of my entire system which i have just restored to after uninstalling bearshare (although that just did a clean C install, not E which is where the p2p was installed). im just paranoid about some weirdo getting my stuff. which is why no more p2p stuff for me.

    should i be as paranoid as i am? lol should i have nothing to worry about?
     
  2. z3rb

    z3rb +4 str +4 stam

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    I personally wouldn't use any P2P other than bittorrent; they're generally unsafe and (from GNUTella experiences) everything's wrongly labelled and/or porn.

    Of course, I only use P2P for legal thing ;)
     
  3. steveo_mcg

    steveo_mcg New Member

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    eMules ok, but its best to use it much like torrent. Use google and find ed2k sites then you just bung the link into the client and it sorts it our for you. Wouldn't use bearshare limewire etc...
     
  4. Morphine-Kitty

    Morphine-Kitty Dead account.

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    Limewire PRO is actually pretty good, but the free version is crap. Limited connection speeds, adware (from my experience) etc.
     
  5. Pie_uk

    Pie_uk British beef, in Britain

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    yeah im not going to anymore. so should i do a full restore of windows to be safe or do you think im ok. i mean theres no way of anypne getting my stuff surely. as soon as i realised what it was i stopped the down load anyway

    cheers guys
     
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  6. notatoad

    notatoad pretty fing wonderful

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    it's not about the client, it's about the content. 95% of the stuff on limewire's network is **** (or at least was when i stopped using it two years ago), whereas 100% of the stuff on a private tracker is quality content.
     
  7. Morphine-Kitty

    Morphine-Kitty Dead account.

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    True. I find Limewire's network is really good for music, but little else (other then pr0n of course).

    Private trackers are GREAT, but some of them can be nearly impossible to get into (or literally impossible, like Blackcats have now done).
     
  8. Pie_uk

    Pie_uk British beef, in Britain

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    lol, i thot with bittorrent you have to pay for stuff?

    so u think i dont need to worry about the bearshare incident etc? ta
     
  9. <A88>

    <A88> Trust the Computer

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    No...bittorrent's as free as the wind. You just need to download a client (e.g Azureus) and then the torrent file for your intended download. Keep it legal though boys :thumb:.

    <A88>
     
  10. will.

    will. A motorbike of jealousy!

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    utorrent is good
     
  11. notatoad

    notatoad pretty fing wonderful

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    run a complete virus/ad/spy scan. if that turns up clean, then you shouldn't have anything to worry about.

    qft. there is one site (which i shall refrain from naming) that i would kill to get an invite for. i had an account this spring, but downloading in uni labs meant my computer always got shut off before my seed goal was reached, and i got banned for a poor ratio.
     
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  12. Lovah

    Lovah Apple and Canon fanboy

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    RS tbh
     
  13. Fr4nk

    Fr4nk Tyrannosaurus Alan !

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    I have to agree :p only way I can make use of my 20mbit connection :p

    <3's Dl'ing at ~2.4mb/s xD

    /Fr4nk
     
  14. ElZog

    ElZog Defeater of Satan's Transformo Sofa

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    I'll second utorrent, uses basically no resources and has a bunch of handy features.
     
  15. Shadow_101

    Shadow_101 Mudkips.

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    Exactly why I have p2p!
     
  16. furqan

    furqan New Member

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    So no one uses newsgroups then...
     
  17. will.

    will. A motorbike of jealousy!

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    I do.

    Fun aren't they :D

    I only just got it. My connection is taking a roite beating!
     
  18. RTT

    RTT #parp

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    Some trackers are private and accept donations as a means of keeping them alive, but it's never mandatory
     
  19. Veles

    Veles DUR HUR

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    How does one newsgroup? I've know about them before I had teh internets but I've never been able to figure out how to use them (we're talking Usenet yes?) because I'm a proper n00b.
     
  20. Guest-16

    Guest-16 Guest

    STFU don't TELL people

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