apparantly the safest oe is limewire pro as you have to pay for it. they look at how many fiels you ahve and the peole that have them in the 100's and 1000's are the most likely to get handed oer to the police.
'apparantly the safest oe is limewire pro as you have to pay for it'..utter nonsense. You are still allowing anything to install on your computer. However P2P sites do have virus prevention and your AV will stop the vast majority as they appear to be old viruses.
'Not only illegal to download but from such sites'...it IS legal to download from P2P sites but NOT copyright material. There is a lot of non-copyright stuff about.
Reagrdless of the legaility issues, I'm with Skills and PC Bilbo. I have seen some horrible examples of PCs screwed up by malware originating from Kazaa. I wouldn't download it onto any of my machines, even for a large payment!
It just takes some common sense if you are using it. If your PC is adequately protected from malware and virus attacks then you have little to worry about.
I used Kazaa a lot in the past and never had problem with malware, spyware etc.
However there's few legal uses for P2P software (compared to the amount of illegal content) so it's your call.
However if you are interested in downloading, BitTorrent is a much better way (from a speed of download point of view). Some websites, such as Eurogamer (click here) now have all their downloads as Torrents.
I use the Azereus client, it's free and available at Sourceforge.net. I have found that for game demo downloads of large files (like those on Eurogamer), download speeds are a lot faster than traditional methods.