Here I am not referring to those fake mp3's etc that RIAA and whoever upload.
and nor am i referring to viruses
as its pretty easy to guess the intent of these
however quite frequently i see files which are far too small to be whatever it says it is, and tend to contain filename extentions such as
or a mixture of other extentions (not necessarily executable ones), or just a jpg with a description of something that should be 100's of MB and its like 22 k
or often files which have a bunch of random words from about a dozen different places (similar to how some websites get hits by having a list of very commonly searched words)
just that there doesn't seem to be any reason i can think of for someone wanting to do that. (eg not a virus, and best way to introduce corrupted mp3s would be by making a realistically sized file)
that said one username (and i know these are not unique) that i keep seeing popup justabout every time with these files is "erica@kazaa" i'd be interested to know if others see this username almost everywhere there is a bogus file.
generally i try to message anyone who i know has one of these stupid files, or a file that is a virus, so that they might remove it. of course generally the message doesn't go through.
one last little thing... how does kazaa come up with the description/keyword, and a number of the other fields (if you leave your mouse over a searched file) - filename and say filesize of course are obvious. but i don't see where some of this other info is stored..