This is not an urgent thread. Sorry in advance if threads like these are not permitted here. This is just for people to share what they know about p2p and the dangers that lie within them. I had never thought that I may be at risk while using DC++ until recently. I just assumed I was safe because I had an anti trojan, anti virus, anti spyware, firewall, and process guard. But anyway, I'm an avid user of the p2p DC++. I love it because it allows me to download anything I can imagine (musically speaking). It's great if you're into indie and other obscure stuff. Anyway, I was browsing the web and reading up on the dangers of p2p's because I just happened to think about it one day. I'm not talking about malware like spyware etc, but i'm talking about the dangers of people being able to access your computer without your knowledge, see your hidden files, etc. I just read somewhere on the web a minute ago (and now I can't find the damn link) that it's easy for people to do this especially if your computer is connected to a network. I'm not sure how it all works but that's what it said. So, in short, are p2p users at a greater risk of having our pc's compromised by being connected through a network and is it easier for people to download viri, trojans, etc and use our computers as file servers without our knowledge? Tell me anything you guys know. I'm all ears. But, of course, don't in any way let the answering of this thread of mine interfere with your progress on TDS-4! Peace.