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You might be able to find that too, Ocean11 if you look.
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not stealing dude, "sharing"... ;\) ;\) ;\)
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The last time I downloaded Kazaa my PC got swamped with (whats it called) ad-ware or something. I kept on getting popups whenever I used the internet. Is that normal, and anyway to get Kazaa without all the junk?
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Yeah, it puts pop-up ads on your screen, but if you just minimize them in the task bar you can forget about them. And if you download while you're eating your dinner, they're not going to steal your data or get your grandma pregnant or whatever terrible things people seem to believe they do...

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I had that too. I think he means spyware, the stuff that lasts on your machine and keeps on annoying with you (and taking info?).
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get kazaa lite, and/or use the hints on the kazaa lite website to stop the pop ups. u can program your comp so that when a popup from a server is searched for, your computer re routes to look at itself and nothing comes up.

remove sprware with ad aware (free)

get handy comp info from searching cnet.com

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I ran Ad-Aware that checks for spyware, and all it found were a couple of ad gifs - no big deal considering.

People keep repeating these accusations against Kazaa, and I think it's groundless. The only problem I've found is that when I have 10 files coming in and 5 going out, it slows my whole system down noticeably.

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Thanks for the tip - just got on the case with this ad-aware thing. It found an alarming amount of "rogue" files.

Cheers.

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Rogue files? Like what exactly? And are they all from Kazaa?

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Not sure.

But lots of bad looking file names, and files that weren't there before (ie they all appeared just after I downloaded by time).

When I got rid of them, annoying popups and security alerts stopped.

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He means the evil adware that comes with kazaa Ocean. Adaware's great, gets most of buggers out.
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Yeah, I know what he's talking about, and having just run Ad-aware again, I know that it exists. I'm still not convinced there's anything particularly malignant about it though.

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Well, there's kinda 2 issues at stake here. One is the ads. The other is the spyware which is way worse. normal kazaa has extra software hiding in it when u install it, there's also a release clause buried in all the documentation. Basically your computer becomes their bug and sends info on all the websites u visit, when u visit them, all that stuff that marketing companies luv a) hitting u with more ads that might appeal to u b) onselling that info for profit c) hijacking rival sites etc. possibly the biggest invasion of privacy u can get on the internet. anyway, check out this url for more detailed info about kazaa.

http://www.scumware.com/wm1.html

ocean, if u're comfortable with that, all the more power to u but u can always get kazaa-lite instead which doesn't have the spyware. PM if u're interested in the url.
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:rolleyes:

That would be awful - if it were true. But it's not true. I don't know how old that content in your link is, but it hasn't been valid for at least 6 months, and I don't know if it was valid before that either.

And I don't get my pants in an uproar about the concept of targeted ads either.

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hey ocean,

i remember installing the original kazaa many moons ago. I remember having to re-write my host file to kill the pop-ups, messing with regedit and some other things i can't omoidasu right now. maybe it's because i don't like the idea of sumbody else using my own computers resources to spy on me that makes me loathe kazaa(but not kazaa-lite and the nice german people who developed it).

i'm pretty sure what scumware says is true. The pc's at school have evil GAINtrickler on and there's lotsa hijacking pop-ups there that i don't get at home.
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What, you think I wouldn't notice if there were all sorts of weird yellow links all over the websites I visit? Which would be the case if what that content said was true.

Well if you're comfortable with repeating things that might have been true many moons ago but that have now changed, well all the more power to you. And another thing; Kazaa and GAINtrickler are different programs. As I'm sure you know.

I just had a look at the Kazaa Lite website, and immediately my window is filled with something called Popupmoney.com traffic. An interesting start to pop-up free filesharing...

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i'm guessing u used a search engine like google to find the kazaa lite site. The one with all the pop-ups and no kazaa-lite is a fake. Ironic how people who spam/sponge ads will use any opportunity to do it. This is my major beef with kazaa (and others like real player ) and it's deception in giving u software u don't want, didn't ask for and in most cases don't even know about cos it's bundled with what u want and then hidden in the user agreement. Not illegal but who reads the 10 page agreement anyway? on top of that using the hardware that u paid for without ur knowledge to communicate about your habits and how to market to u, your mileage may vary as i said b4 but it's just asking too much from me. phewm what a rant. anyway, it's the willful "deception" that i don't dig.

Trust me on the kazaa-lite thing. The experience goes from annoying to care-free.
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