File sharing

Why Should I Keep My Computer Secure?

The purpose of many security threats today is to allow a hacker to gain access to your computer. The hacker can then:

  Peer to peer (p2p) file sharing is used to both download files and make them available for upload to other computers. Some common peer to peer clients are LimeWire, Kazaa, FrostWire, and BitTorrent.  More information on removing peer to peer software may be found here.

Dangers of File Sharing Programs

File sharing can be a useful and powerful tool; however, due to the nature of this technology, it carries with it a variety of potential problems:

Why Remove P2P Programs?

Peer-to-Peer (P2P) programs can and often do cause a variety of problems for computers. Viruses can be spread over these P2P networks. They may also come with malicious programs causing pop-ups to occur, and can even corrupt your computer files. P2P use also can use a large amount of UNI's Internet bandwidth, slowing down Internet access and can expose you to legal liability if you are found sharing copyrighted files.

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