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    Certified SG Addict Brent's Avatar
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    Kazaa has Hidden Stealth P2P Network (Danger)

    This is high risk

    Apparently this thing is gonna be activated this week or something

    a hidden network under kazaa's main networking using P2P that you don't know about

    http://news.com.com/2100-1023-873181.html

    I suggest everyone remove Kazaa and use Kazaa Lite

    I removed my Kazaa and made sure it was all gone. Then downloaded the latest Ad Aware and ran that, cleared up my system.

    Then I got Kazaa Lite which is safe, just google search it

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    And this is bad...why?

    I assume because it would make it possible for people to gain access to your files without your knowing it, through the normal Kaazaa, or something like that?

    Maybe I should read the story.

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    Deja vu - Re: Security Forum

    Originally posted by Norm
    Being so close to April Fools day it may be a joke, but Kaaza is no joke.

    I just got back from another call $70.00 to remove Kaaza and fix up Win98, and another call yesterday too.. This program should be labeled a virus, and illegal. The makers should do time in jail for all the problems they have caused people.

    BUT - If you live in my area, please install it, I'm short on cash right now.

    Famous last words of most of those I come across with Kaaza "But my son uses it, and he says it's ok"
    How many people ask their sons for advice when they are under 16.? But hey, if it's Kaaza, they ask thier sons. LOL

    I wish the members here would quit posting to other members that Kaaza is ok too.
    It's NOT ok, not even close.

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    Re: Kazaa has Hidden Stealth P2P Network (Danger)

    Originally posted by Brent


    I suggest everyone remove Kazaa and use Kazaa Lite
    http://www.kazaalite.tk
    If your browser can't read unicode, you should probably switch!

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    What's up with Kazaalite?

    Is it a completely different program with roughly the same capabilities?

    Does it use the same network?

    Why is it any safer?

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    Never mind.

    Extra Features compared to original KaZaA
    - No Adware
    - No Spyware
    - No banners
    - No bitratelimit for mp3 files
    - No irritating websites loaded into KaZaA
    - No crappy BDE Viewer
    - No ****ing Bonzi Buddy
    - Set up multiple users with the included PseudoTrack tool

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    Simply shutdown the BDE projector in your startup menu or delete the reg key for it in run services, and you won't have to worry.

    I love flirting with disaster!

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    Thanks for the info Brent
    i'm going to become rich and famous after i invent a device that allows you to stab people in the face over the internet

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    I was curious so I installed Kaaza to a spare machine, and I didn't install any of the extras.

    I ran adaware before I started, no spyware found.

    After Kaaza installed, I have Aureate, and Cydoor. Plus a cookie from doubleclick.
    Aureate is THE worst spyware I've ever dealt with. It sneaks it's own dll's into play when IE opens, replacing the ones IE should use, then hides them again when IE is closed. It also screws with winsock, and in most cases corrupts it, so the user can't even access the net.

    Cydoor is also spyware. How bad? I don't know yet. It added 5 keys to my registry, 2 to .default\software, and 3 to software.

    I was going to post all the reg keys added, deleted, and modified too, but there are too many to post. Let's just say it doesn't look pretty. Some of them will definitely cause problems for IE, and it's cache.

    Time to use my backup image.

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    Elite Member Norm's Avatar
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    Oh, if I had installed the extras as well, I'd have New.net, and SaveNow to deal with as well. Probably more too.

    These companies should be in court, with jail time for the owners.
    I know they have a EULA that pretty much explains what is installed (basic explanation) but when they start messing with a users PC to the point it's worse than a virus, they should be held accountable by law.

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    I'm really liking this Kazaa Lite

    it's so much better and faster, no ads, no spyware works great so far.....

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    From the kazaalite site:

    !!!! IMPORTANT !!!!
    A dummy DLL file called "cd_clint.dll" is placed in the installation directory. This is a required file for KaZaA. Normally this file is a part of a spyware program called Cydoor. This dummy file however is completely harmless. So do not delete it when it is detected by a program such as Ad-aware.

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