Are peer to peer networks (like winmx) safe?

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Do you use Winmx?

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  1. rohanbee

    rohanbee New Member

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    Hi guys,
    Just wanted to know wether these peer to peer networks are safe to share things on the internet. I know the logically answer would be "HELL NO",

    However can we take a precaution to protect the computer from accidently loading virusus from them?

    I for example am using all these softwares for safe guarding my computer like Norton anti-virus fully updated, spybot 1.3, spyware blaster etc etc...

    Please tell me know what you ppl have done in this regard and your experiences.

    PS. and yes lastly i hope these aren't illegal to use??
     
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    Im using edonkey. It runs 24/7 on my Pc. [except when gaming demands more bandwith :p]

    U can do a few things.
    1. Be careful, and use common sense.
    2.Scan ur pc everynow and then. [My Nav Corp. scans everyday at 3]
    3. Check for spyware atleast once a month too.
    4. Keep ur Av Updated..

    Oh and again, be careful.
     
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    Scanning with an updated av after downloading thru p2p is a must if you want to stay safe.You never know what they might contain.
     
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