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  1. devdatta

    devdatta New Member

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    what precautions b taken while using net and p2p in XP?
     
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    dIgItaL_BrAt New Member

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    Use a good AV,Firewall and Anti-Spyware app.
    That's it.
     
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    drgrudge Another Brick in the Wall

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    Nothing.

    No Firewall, No AV, No AntiSpyware , No precautionary measure you need to take IMO.

    Been using p2p since it has been around.. I have not been infested *even once*.
     
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    dIgItaL_BrAt New Member

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    but it's better to be safe than sorry!
     
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    champ_rock champ_rock

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    i completely agree with @drgrudge...

    u should knw what kind of a file u should download.. like a file which is very popular has very less chances of being infested with a virus... u should look at the size also. . for ex. some software which is about 10mb.. is shown as 50mb.. then there is something fishy about it.. dont download it..
     
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    anispace dattebayo

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    yeah p2p is safe...according to my experience. Been using it since the past 6-7months and never got infected. yeah i agree with champ_rock tht u should know which file to download and how large is it etc. other than that its safe.

    I have only Avast home edition and Zonealarm home edition(since the past few days) installed.thats it.
     
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    More important that AV and spyware, a firewall is more critical to avoid intrusion from hackers...

    Arun
     
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    go_gamez New Member

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    to be on the sfer side..use zone alarm total security suite ..
    any way it also depends on which p2p are u using ...never use kaaza..thats full of spyware..u can try bareshare..

    any way which p2p do u all use ??
     
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    best to use zass or any such integrated security suite, when on the net.
     
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    Use a firewall and a anti virus.....keep the definitions up-to-date.....While using P-2-P s/w avoid downloading *.exe files......
     
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    P2Ps are generally safe(especially torrents and Gnutella networks). I am using for the last one year without any problem. However, at browsing, there are some sites(like some crack-sites) where you can get infected with spyware. So "Use a good AV,Firewall and Anti-Spyware app" as dIgItaL_BrAt advised.
     
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