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#1 gashed

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Posted 10 July 2006 - 04:11 AM

My girlfriend downloaded Kazaa, and with it came some stupid ass program called "the best offers" that is constantly popping up ads. Its listed under my "add or remove programs" menu, but when i try and remove it, it pops up a website saying that i wouldn't be able to use kazaa if i remove it and i would have to uninstall kazaa first. problem is, i removed kazaa about 2 months ago when i discovered limewire. so how can i get rid of the stupid "best offers" thing?

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Posted 10 July 2006 - 04:40 AM

Ha Ha. The same thing happened me, and this very morning I remove it in the add/remove programs in the control panel, and I haven't had any problems yet.

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Posted 10 July 2006 - 06:23 AM

First of all NEVER EVER DOWNLOAD KAZAA!
So now when that's out of the way Ad-aware and Spybot should be able to remove it.
If those don't help you might have to use Hijack this.

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Posted 10 July 2006 - 10:36 AM

Neither Ad-aware or Spybot could even find it. I downloaded hijackthis, and it found the program so I deleted it. I haven't had the program pop up yet, so i think it worked sucessfully, but the best offers is still listed on my add or remove programs list. But I think it worked, so thanks for helping, Gus.

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Posted 10 July 2006 - 10:58 AM

Do another Hijack this scan to see if you fins anything related but DON'T DELETE anything that you are not sure will be a file assosiated with The Best Offer.
Deleting the wrong files may seriously mess up your computer.

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Posted 10 July 2006 - 02:14 PM

QUOTE (gusdotcom @ Jul 10 2006, 10:23 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
First of all NEVER EVER DOWNLOAD KAZAA!
So now when that's out of the way Ad-aware and Spybot should be able to remove it.
If those don't help you might have to use Hijack this.

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Posted 10 July 2006 - 11:40 PM

Kazaa isn't that bad, you're just not using the right version.


Uninstall it all - both Kazaa and your spyware programs (make sure they're gone). Then go here:

http://www.fileshari...esurrection.php


And download Kazaa Lite Resurrection. Your life will be much happier.


eMule is still my favourite filesharing program (next to bittorrent, of course) - it has everything that I have ever needed, including a plethora of extremely-rare-and-hard-to-find albums that Bittorrent couldn't help me with. Kazaa's fine if you just want single songs though. Limewire is alright but Kazaa Lite Resurrection is far better, and faster, and open source.
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Posted 11 July 2006 - 01:24 AM

QUOTE (kurtlives @ Jul 10 2006, 11:14 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE (gusdotcom @ Jul 10 2006, 10:23 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>

First of all NEVER EVER DOWNLOAD KAZAA!
So now when that's out of the way Ad-aware and Spybot should be able to remove it.
If those don't help you might have to use Hijack this.

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best advice right there, kazza is terrible is destroys computers, now limewire on the otherhand is the sh it(thats a good thing laugh.gif )

There's viruses on there too. Frostwire is where it's at. Every bit the same as Limewire, with less of the viruses.

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Posted 11 July 2006 - 02:48 AM

I stopped using Kazaa lite when every other song I downloaded was either wrong or just noice after 10 seconds. I had problems finding stuff and many searches for music ended in porn.
That and people really knew nothing about music. Like it's not that bloody hard to spell Metallica and Mrs. Robinson is NOT a beatles song. So I started using imewire and soon there after Frostwire which seemes to be better. I got sick of them when I couldn't find the stuff I was lookin for. Now I use Azureus to download movies and such and Frostwire for single songs since I get alot faster dowloads there.

So has Kazaa got thier act together again? They were quite good for a while.

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Posted 11 July 2006 - 03:47 AM

Well there was the original KaZaA, which was a free p2p filesharing program - then in a Napster-esque turn of events they were bought out by Sharman Networks, who loaded it up with spyware to make a huge profit. Then KaZaA Lite was released, which did all the same stuff as Kazaa but without the spyware. Then Sharman filed suits and got it shut down.

Eventually the K++ edition was also released, but after legal threats they too were shut down. Now, there's Kazaa Resurrection, which may have in fact gone the way of K++ and K-Lite, but still works like a charm.


I don't use it though, like I said eMule and BT have everything my mind could possibly ever want.
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Posted 11 July 2006 - 05:58 AM

What exactly does bit torrent do? How do you use it?

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Posted 11 July 2006 - 06:35 AM

Each "download" (i.e. an album, movie, program, whatever) has it's own individual 'torrent'. You download the torrent for the specific thing that you want to download, and open it with a bittorrent client (the best is Azureus).


The torrent itself points to a "tracker" which, well, "tracks" the torrent - has a list of people connected to the torrent as well as details for the download. There are Seeders - people who have the completed file and are only uploading it - and Peers - people who are in the process of downloading the file, and simultaneously uploading it.

You connect to Seeds and Peers and download the file/folder/whatever from them. It's really quite simple, and an excellent tool.
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Posted 11 July 2006 - 06:43 AM

Now I'm even more confused.

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Posted 11 July 2006 - 06:52 AM

To put it simply:

First, you download Azureus: http://prdownloads.s...up.exe?download

You go somewhere like Torrentspy, search for something you like (i.e. "Fleetwood Mac"):

http://www.torrentsp...B...&submit.y=0

If there are no Seeders (i.e. no people with the completed file), then the torrent won't work properly (it's fine if there are no peers though). However, there are plenty of seeders for the first file in the list (Rumours), so click the link, and then click "Download Torrent".


Azureus (assuming you've installed it) will open up and ask where you want the download to go. Then it'll download. Then you'll have the album in a very short while yesani.gif
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Posted 11 July 2006 - 07:02 AM

Ah now that makes sense. I didn't know I had to go to torrentspy.

OK, I'll try and download 3D studio max and see what happens.

EDIT: it's 900MB. Maybe I'll do it tomorrow biggrin.gif

Thanks Jimbo. It's great to have helpful people like yourself here.

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Posted 11 July 2006 - 07:08 AM

Shareaza is a great P2P too. It regroups Gnutella, limewire, Gnucleus, Edonkey, Morpheus and i could almost swear that i saw some Azereus as well. The beauty of the programs is that it is also a torrent client! The best of both worlds! And i concur that torrentspy is great to finding stuff. Anybody else has others site to suggest to find stuff?

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Posted 11 July 2006 - 07:41 AM

Hmm, now that I'm getting the swing of it, I think a stupid question is called for.

Does Bittorrent and Azureus do the same thing (i.e. are they just used for opening torrents?)

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Posted 11 July 2006 - 12:08 PM

QUOTE (nealmac @ Jul 11 2006, 05:41 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Hmm, now that I'm getting the swing of it, I think a stupid question is called for.

Does Bittorrent and Azureus do the same thing (i.e. are they just used for opening torrents?)

Yes they basicly do the same thing.
Then there's more or less advanced clients that have other small functions and fancy buttons.

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Posted 12 July 2006 - 01:45 AM

Cool.

So downloading a torrent only takes like 1 second. Opening it up takes a lot more. Now I'm wondering, can I be offline when I'm opening a torrent once it's downloaded?

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Posted 12 July 2006 - 01:48 AM

QUOTE (nealmac @ Jul 12 2006, 11:45 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Cool.

So downloading a torrent only takes like 1 second. Opening it up takes a lot more. Now I'm wondering, can I be offline when I'm opening a torrent once it's downloaded?

No the torrent is a small file of a couple of k but it only contains an adress to where you can find the acctuall file you are looking for. What the torrent client does is to read teh adress and then download the files you want from there so no you have to be connected the whole time.

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