Is xp-antispy halfopen limit patcher safe?

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  1. Konata Izumi

    Konata Izumi Registered Member

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    Is it safe to patch my tcpip.sys with xp-antispy's halfopen limit patcher?
     
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    One word: yes.

    I have patched with it regularly due to my p2p use and no issues whatsoever.
     
  3. linuxforall

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    http://half-open.com/home_en.htm

    This is a better option for you as it patches the tcp.sys file with a certificate so MS doesnt' re-patch it during Windows update.
     
  4. dw426

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    Safe yes, effective..you'll get arguments back and forth all day long. Imho, it's a placebo, and my experience backs it up.
     
  5. linuxforall

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    Placebo or not, MS removed the limit from Vista SP2 onward, it also never imposed this limit on their server OS.
     
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    Yes, and pretty much required if you do a lot of concurrent torrenting.
     
  7. Konata Izumi

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    Is that safe? :)
     
  8. linuxforall

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    Have been using it for couple of years in Windows installs, till now none has flagged it down as unsafe and even wireshark hasn't revealed anything sinister.
     
  9. Konata Izumi

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    how about Mamutu?
    Mamutu is flagging down tcpz patcher
     
  10. linuxforall

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    Probably because all these utilities patch critical system files, I have had this scanned with Jotti and it has come out clean.
     
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