i use it all the time as long as you are sensible with you r AV protection etc yourll be fine. ive used various such apps for the last 18 mths and never had a serious problem [although ive had NO problems at all with limewire] as i say if your carefull about what you d/l youll be safe.
AVG free Spybot S&D Lavasoft se A2 Spysweeper CWShredder & Zonealarm free f/wall this may sound like a lot but by using these 6 progs i have removed or stopped any problems that have or may have arisen through using p2p
and if you find yourself d/l'ing regularly make sure you regularly Defrag this will keep your d/l's & u/l's running at a healthy rate of kb/s
There has been a huge crack down lately, and that spells trouble with a capital T ! I personaly do use P2P. However to advise sum1 to allow their children to do so with out mentioning the legal implications would be wrong from my point of view. There is definately a potential for virus transmission, not to mention other malware. You have to bear in mind that not all users of this forum are at the same level of expertise, and until you have evidence to the contrary, you have to assume them as being newbies. Especially when advising on potentially criminal activities !
Oh My God what has he started. lol. phoned him and told him not to use it just for the fact of what he could download....thanks to all for your comments. On a final note I myself don't use these sort of progs, never found the need to ..yet. oh to be young again.
Limewire was mentioned as one of the file sharers which the BPI was targetting for illegal downloading. Remember the recent events of some parents having to fork out £4000 for their childrens downloading of copyright music.
There are two issues as you have said. Is p2p legal and is it safe? I think that your conclusions on both are correct. I too use p2p (Limewire) with absolutely no problems. I've appended links to a little light reading. On the subject of bundled spyware click here On the subject of the effect of p2p downloading on the music industry (and this is meant ot inform rather than to incite any particular behaviour) click here And if you want some economics injected into the debate click here
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