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    serracin
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    Despite what they claim, my anti-adware program has shown that ALL p2p have bundled spypware. Even eMule, has BEARSHARE spyware bundled.

    We pay dearly for our internet connection. And I expect, that if I have to pay for a pro version of a program, it should be free from any spy/adware.

    Limewire is a classic example. Despite paying for a pro version, I still could detect Groksner spyware.

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    Rip The Jacker's Avatar Retired
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    Quote Originally Posted by serracin
    ALL p2p have bundled spypware.
    The following are spyware free:
    -Kazaa Lite
    -Ares Lite Edition
    -WinMX
    -Most BitTorrent clients (BitTornado, etc.)
    -mIRC

    Not all P2P apps have spyware, just look around, and never pay for filesharing.

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    Many do indeed although there are those that have none at all...

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    you forgot soulseek and dc++
    Open your mind

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    Many of those anti-spyware applications do not actually find legitimate malwares. They are simply scanning your system and identifying files against a central database, comparing to known .exe's and .dll's (or whatever) that have already been marked by someone else as "spyware".

    For instance, K-lite K++ contains no spyware. However it still utilizes a file called "kazaa.exe". Therefore an anti-spyware application will flag it and alert you. Many of the "pro" versions have the same results. Someone has modified or created a new version of the internal files needed in order to omit known malwares yet because the overall application still utilizes files of the same name as those identified as containing spyware... well- you get the picture.

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    Emule has spyware?

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    Quote Originally Posted by keyser_soze
    Emule has spyware?
    That's what I'm thinking.

    If meant eDonkey or even a variant from the official eMule project, yeah. But the official eMule client?


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    I hope not

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    I think there is some confusion here. I have never seen any evidence of emule having spyware The regular KMD had spyware, K-lite never did.

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    Many antispyware have false positives when scaning your computer. Giant finds my k-lite and limewire as spyware. It then tells me to ignore it, which I do.

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