A bit of torrent
by PKsteven - 6/19/06 11:48 PM
In Reply to: BIT TORRENT IS VIRUS by mike3954
While reading this whole scenario, I don't think that Bit torrent is a virus in itself but it allows many to piggyback. I have had to deal with many people's computers who get viruses simply by using it to download a safe file. While I would do a scan on the file, it was not infected, but somehow viruses came along for the ride and were indeed their own entity in the matter. How do I know? They would go back and download the same file, since I would delete the whole lot, and accompanied were viruses once again.
I can't honestly say that it's knowledge that keeps people from getting viruses using it as many were fairly knowledgable people when it comes to security and pcs in general. I question how many can say it's not used for illegal purposes, if something is truly free, would we need Bit torrent? Probably not as it would be distributed among other means. Also, any free or legal sharing I have done has never needed BT or Kazaa or any other P2P. And I would argue that many who defend BT to the point of giving it godhood, are illegal downloaders\sharers anyway. <<(NOT ALL)but many.>>
No, I am not passing judgment here and I don't care what anyone does, after all, it's money in my pocket to fix it. All i'm saying is that a lot would ignore or try to sugarcoat the risks to get something for nothing. I get rid of a lot of viruses, spyware, etc... every year for people and the main causes are these, BT, Limewire, Kazaa and\or poor security measures.
So all i'm saying is, don't pretend BT is a safehouse as long as you have some know how, because it's definately not but let's not say it's the root of all evil either, it's simply how it's used.
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