Shock from Azureus

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daddyhominum

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I clicked Azureus out of the tray to see how a download was progressing that I had started hours ago. When the screen opened it showed a file I had not asked for was halfway through a download.

The file was, "companymen.avi". I did a search on Google for the file and the only response was a porn site. I removed the download and the data that had dld without looking at it for fear of infection, (not VD).

But I am shocked. I did not know that someone else could 'push' a file to my computer through Azureus that way.

Does anyone know how I can prevent such a thing happening in future?

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Cheeseball81

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Sorry, but we do not provide P2P assistance here. It's against the rules.

P2P Instructions - The purpose of P2P is to illegally trade copyrighted material. We do not support the use of P2P networks and any threads requesting help for them will be closed. This includes Kazaa, Bearshare, WinMX, and the like. If you're interested in the topic, you are free to discuss it on our site (and please visit StealingIsIllegal.com), but information on how to use them will not be provided.

P2P programs are notorious for coming bundled with spyware, so in my opinion, I'd remove it completely. Better safe than sorry.
 
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