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Posted: 8/26/2004 1:05:48 PM EDT
I've tried Kazaa and Kazaa lite. Don't care for them and don't want them. Same goes for Bearshare.

Is there any filesharing software out there that doesn't install spyware on one's computer and is any good?
Link Posted: 8/26/2004 1:06:33 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Shane333:
Is there any filesharing software out there that doesn't install spyware on one's computer and is any good?



WinMX
Link Posted: 8/26/2004 1:07:12 PM EDT
I'd be interested to know also.

BigDozer66
Link Posted: 8/26/2004 1:08:50 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/26/2004 1:13:52 PM EDT by Janus]
Link Posted: 8/26/2004 1:10:11 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/26/2004 1:11:09 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Paul:
WinMX



What they said.
Link Posted: 8/26/2004 1:12:20 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/26/2004 1:16:05 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/26/2004 1:18:19 PM EDT by Shane333]
Does WinMX install spyware on your computer when you install it?

ETA, I know they advertise that they don't, but I sometimes advertising can be misleading. So I'm asking those of you who know.
Link Posted: 8/27/2004 12:00:55 AM EDT
BearShare. Comes with a little bit of spyware, but it's easily removed.
Link Posted: 8/27/2004 12:03:39 AM EDT
Also what are you trying to download, videos, music, etc? Some seem to have more of one tpye then others.
Link Posted: 8/27/2004 12:07:46 AM EDT
Watch out for the spyware guys, it can get REAL nasty.

At least use Mozilla if you are running this software.

- BUCC_Guy
Link Posted: 8/27/2004 4:16:33 AM EDT
Limewire. Get it, use it, be happy.
Link Posted: 8/27/2004 5:01:35 AM EDT
You have to think outside the "Napster" box here. Try Internet Relay Chat. The best client for that is prabably mIRC
Also, don't forget about binary news groups like alt.binaries.sounds.mp3.rock, alt.binaries.warez, etc. There are lots of them. Probably the best newsgroup reader is Forte` Agent.
The quality of mp3s is consistently better in the newsgroups than you'll find anywhere else.
Link Posted: 8/27/2004 5:11:12 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/27/2004 5:11:46 AM EDT by Redcap]
Direct Connect is actually one of the biggest filesharing utilities in existance. Beware, though...it does have a bit of a learning curve. It is also 100% clean of spyware/adware.

DC++
Link Posted: 8/27/2004 8:33:38 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Shane333:
Does WinMX install spyware on your computer when you install it?

ETA, I know they advertise that they don't, but I sometimes advertising can be misleading. So I'm asking those of you who know.



No.
Link Posted: 8/27/2004 8:34:57 AM EDT
+1 for WinMX.

Not as fast as Kazaa, but safer.
Link Posted: 8/27/2004 10:39:31 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/27/2004 10:39:41 AM EDT by ByteTheBullet]
No one else uses shareza? Not sure if I spelled it right...this is also a tag. It allows/manages torrent d/l's too.


ByteTheBullet (-:
Link Posted: 8/27/2004 10:40:16 AM EDT
Link Posted: 8/27/2004 10:42:27 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/27/2004 10:43:39 AM EDT by vito113]
I use 'Limewire', it's the 'mutts nuts' … been using it for years without worries. No spyware or any of that crap.

www.limewire.com/english/content/home.shtml

Andy
Link Posted: 8/27/2004 11:05:14 AM EDT
I've had pretty good luck with BitTorrent for large files like movies and TV shows.

The Gnutella network seems to work pretty well for smaller files and hard to find stuff. There are dozens of clients for it, Limewire is one of the popular non-spyware ones.

And don't discount IRC and Usenet either.

There's also Hotline, but I haven't been able to get much from them in a while.
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