fast free clean p2p program?

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  1. metallicakid15

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    anyone recommend any?
     
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  3. WSFuser

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    theres many clean p2p programs like emule (any its various mods), utorrent, azureus, shareaza, and cabos.

    emule (or its various mods) in particular is slow but any p2p program depends on people sharing the file.

    utorrent and azureus are two popular bitorrent clients and are quite fast. i like utorrent since its a rele small executable and the skins look cool. azureus is a full featured java-based client. its good if u dont mind the memory usage.

    cabos is gnutella client based on limewire/aquistion and like utorrent its not java-based like limewire. its speed is good but when i last tried it, the program cant minimize to tray.

    lastly is shareaza which is multiprotocol and can download from ed2k, gnutella, and bitorrent.

    underlined programs are what i use.
     
  4. Meltdown

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    BitTorrent for larger files. Azureus, BitComet, utorrent all work well.
    The Gnutella network for smaller files. Not all clients are clean; LimeWire and Phex are okay, others too.

    More information from:
    Slyck
    Zeropaid

    And here's a list of clean and infected apps.
     
  5. metallicakid15

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    ok i got utorrent anyone wanna tell me why it want to connect to a bunch of ports even if im not doing anything

    oh and which port is best to use in the settings
     
  6. WSFuser

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    afaik, utorrent only needs one port to connect. i just use the default
     
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    It's listening. You need to allow inbound TCP and UDP connections for the local port it's using (the default is 32459).
     
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    kerio says its trying to connet to other ports beside the default one is this normal?

    now i just noticed there isnt any unistaller ugh..
     
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    Those Kerio alerts would be for outbound connections? You'll need another rule for utorrent: allow outbound TCP/UDP, any local port, any address, any remote port.

    If the alerts are for inbound connections, in utorrent go to options - preferences - network options, and make sure the listening port is the same one you defined for the inbound Kerio rule.
     
  11. metallicakid15

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    thats it im done with p2p too much malware, going to reformat
     
  12. WSFuser

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    thats a bit harsh. is teh malware from the program or teh files u download?
     
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    files from download
     
  14. dog [away]

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    utorrent doesn't install it just runs from the exe ... btw: it'd get my vote for best torrent client
     
  15. WSFuser

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    well that can be expected (it was quite frequent with kazaa). it also depends on what u download, from where u get the download, and what antivirus u use. some AV like KAV are more likely to flag files as malware.
     
  16. SwordOfSecurity

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    well i don't torrent, i just use Limewire. older versions used to have malware in limewire, but the newest version says that they guarantee that there is none. i've also done several updated scans (set on highest sensitivity/protection) in safe mode to ensure this and i've found nothing on: avast!, a-squared, ewido, ad-aware, spybot SD. also, the new limewire version has some added privacy options (you can tweak whether you want to share files or not!) so check them out if you get limewire.

    as for your problem on downloading files and finding malware, limewire usually is better when it comes to this. you can easily view the files and their size (generally you look at the file size to determine if it is malicious or not) and you can also right-click the file to view reviews on its reliability. the rest is common sense i guess :rolleyes:

    well i'm not trying to advertise limewire this is just my opinion. i myself barely use P2P since its still unsafe in many ways (such as downloading malicious files by accident) and tbh i still feel unsafe with limewire on my computer (or any p2p software)
     
  17. Ailric

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    Limewire is clean.
     
  18. metallicakid15

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    k thanks ill try limewire.. i guess i dont have to reformat after my bitdefender caught most of the malware after scan, and pestpatrol, windows defender, housecall, ad-adware found the rest.

    i check with kaspersky online scanner, etrust, nortom, and mcafee and clean now :)

    you guys think sandboxie can work with bittorent clients since you search for filesonline?
     
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    Wow! Never saw someone so uninformed that it's juping so fast to conclusion.
    uTorrent use DHT (distribued hash table) in order to find sources for download. If you are not currently downloading with uTorrent, DHT is still active as you act as a relay server for the best of the community. If you don't like this behavior, it can be easily disabled. You cannot claim that something is malware simply because you don't understand it.

    Of course it is !! You have chosen one port you wish to accept connection on. Another peer have chosen another port. IF peer A have setup it's port to 5555 and you want to connect to peer A, it's normal utorrent connect to port 5555.

    (BONUS WARNING) If peer B set it's incoming port to 25, utorrent will connect to this computer's port 25. Now if your firewall complain utorrent is sending mail, IT IS NOT. It only mean you have a dumbass firewall who see every connection to port 25 as email !!!

    (BONUS WARNING #2) If you have a form of string protection in your firewall... eg it check every outgoing connection for certain string such as your passwords, beware of false positive. If you transfer 10gb of data it's very likely that you'll find the same 9 bytes as your password, just like you can find series as 12345 or 321654987 in the decimals of PI


    My final word is:
    p2p have a bad reputation for two reason
    1) Misconfigured firewall and ignorant firewall user
    2) Ignorant ppl you download thing such as:

    "Britney-spears-nude_____Free-Ipod____All_windows_keygen___.jpg.zip____.txt____.exe"
     
  20. Meltdown

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    Three things to watch out for with P2P:

    1. The applications you use. There are recommendations for clean apps in this thread, plus links to lists of ones to avoid.
    2. The files you download. Downloading .exe files from P2P networks is taking a massive risk, and you can't rely on your AV or AT to save you. The only exception would be using BitTorrent to download e.g. OpenOffice or Linux distros, where you get the torrent from the official website.
    3. The law. If you're sharing copyrighted material, such as most audio and video files available on P2P networks and torrent sites, you may be breaking the law. It depends on the law of the country you live in; you can find out more, including potential consequences and case histories, at Slyck and Zeropaid.
     
  21. metallicakid15

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    thanks i scan my downloads with jotti and my av,ats, as's
     
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    Yeah, but... new malware can distributed through filesharing, things for which AVs etc. don't yet have signatures. I remember reading something from the BOClean people, recommending that if you do download executables - despite all advice to the contrary - at least to wait a couple of weeks before running them, by which time the antimalware companies should have caught up.

    Your choice, but no way I'd risk it.
     
  23. charincol

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    I use uTorrent as my client and consider it the best for torrents. I also use eMule and run it as an unpriviledged user. Because of my current setup I can download and run just about anything to see what it does or is (although I rarely download questionable stuff that might contain malware because I use my gray matter). I'm just extra cautious.

    DO NOT THINK THAT YOU CAN DO THE SAME UNLESS YOU KNOW WHAT YOU ARE DOING!

    If I do want to test something or make sure it is clean, I will try it in one my Virtual Machines, under Shadow User, or right on my system (just reimage if something goes wrong).
     
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    I also am a big fan of uTorrent. It gives good speeds and barely takes up any memory. Combined with private trackers (oink, bitsoup, pisexy, demonoid etc.) BT is great.
     
  25. PaulBB

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    I see a lot of uTorrent fans here, just a friendly tip:

    Links removed. No links to cracks, spyware, or other malware on Wilders forums. - Ron
     
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