P2P Spyware

Discussion in 'Mac Help/Tips' started by MacKenzie999, Mar 17, 2002.

  1. macrumors regular

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    #1
    Hey folks...

    I'm told that many of the various P2P apps feature built-in spyware. Can anyone recommend a good, X-compatible P2P app that does not feature spyware?

    I'm currently using limewire, and I like it, but I'm wondering if anyone can point me in the direction of a faq or other resource that explains spyware, how to disable, etc.

    Thanks!
    -Mike
     
  2. arn
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    arn

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    Kazaa is the primary one people talk about on the PC that has spyware... as far as I know... none of the OS X clients have spyware in it.

    see

    http://www.chaosmint.com/p2p

    for P2P clients for OS X

    arn
     
  3. macrumors 603

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    I can see that Almighty Arn has done some research for this!

    I have done a little as well.

    In all the Net searching I have done in looking for spyware removers for the Mac I have found none.

    So I have put together this conclusion with the help of Arn . . .

    All of the spying is done on PCs! Get a MAC and be safe!
    ________________________

    Bill Gates: All you need to upload pictures from your camera is a fast PC and some boring software.

    Yours Truly: Well I have a Mac, and the software I use operates in OS X. That DOES make me better than you!
    ________________________

    How often have I posted this catch phrase?
     
  4. macrumors 68020

    Beej

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    I think I recall someone claiming that Pitbull Pro contained spyware (at Version Tracker, I think), but the person who suggested it was flamed bad pretty quickly, so I'm guessing it wasn't true...
     
  5. macrumors 68040

    MacAztec

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    P2P?

    What is P2P spyware? I have no memory about what this is.
     
  6. macrumors 68020

    Beej

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    P2P is short for 'peer to peer'. Like Hotline etc... one computer directly connects to another computer.

    Spyware is something that is built into a P2P app (or the like) that is capable of tracking who you are and what you do with the app.
     
  7. macrumors demi-god

    LethalWolfe

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    Re: P2P?

    It's spyware present in some P2P proggies that tracks download and/or surfing habits.


    Lethal
     

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