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I'm tired of not being able to download certain files that are to hard to find any where ells but p2p file sharing programs safely. it seems like every time I open up one of these programs someone is trying to hack me or give me a virus. how can I use these programs with out such a high risk?

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Illegal file sharing discussions are not allowed on this site

(Jun 18 '10 at 19:25) kevin ♦♦ kevin's gravatar image

he never said he wanted to share copyrighted material.

believe it or not guys p2p file sharing isn't illegal at all, its just a technology.

(Jun 18 '10 at 19:27) nepdude101 nepdude101's gravatar image

@Kevin. You can use P2P software to download programs legally. But yes, downloading copyrighted material is illegal.

(Jun 18 '10 at 19:27) daaaveeeee daaaveeeee's gravatar image

But, the user said "hard to find any where ells but p2p file sharing programs " which rings off a possibility of illegal file sharing

(Jun 18 '10 at 19:29) kevin ♦♦ kevin's gravatar image
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I feel you're trying to find something which isn't here. Let's leave illegal file-sharing aside and deal with the topic at hand. P2P software is like anything else, it's just a technology, which can be used wrongly. Then again, so can most technology.

(Jun 18 '10 at 19:30) daaaveeeee daaaveeeee's gravatar image

I'm confused on how "hard to find anywhere ells but p2p file sharing programs" seem to you (kevin) like illegal files. To me it is the complete opposite seeing how copyrighted material is easy to find, pretty much everywhere ells, and if files can only be found on p2p programs it was probably put there by the author him/her self.

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  1. Only download files from reputable websites.
  2. Check the contents of the .torrent file when the program opens it. Most P2P clients will list all the files in the torrent that will be downloaded when you add it to the client.
  3. You might want to use filter software such as http://phoenixlabs.org which adds that extra layer of protection.
  4. After you've downloaded the programs/files, scan them using an up-to-date virus checker.

Hope this helps!

answered Jun 18 '10 at 19:26

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whatever u download always scan it with norton 360 first and u'll be good to go. plus make sure u update it on regular basis.

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