Discussion in 'QnA (read only)' started by devdatta, Jul 5, 2006.
what precautions b taken while using net and p2p in XP?
Use a good AV,Firewall and Anti-Spyware app.
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*.
but it's better to be safe than sorry!
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..
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.
More important that AV and spyware, a firewall is more critical to avoid intrusion from hackers...
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 ??
best to use zass or any such integrated security suite, when on the net.
Use a firewall and a anti virus.....keep the definitions up-to-date.....While using P-2-P s/w avoid downloading *.exe files......
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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