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Why does Spyware suck, you ask? It sucks because its a monitoring system that monitors your habits online like which songs you download that sort of thing. Spyware can also lead to bad viruses. To remove 99% of Spyware go here or here.

*remember* Top 5 in no order so the 5th doesn't mean the worst and the 1st doesnt mean the best. This top 5 is from my point of view because I visit this site often and see these a lot.

1. The best by far has to be WinMX, WinMX is a totally spyware-free app. It's great for downloading multiple files at one time. You can also run it on P2P and OpenNap Servers. Homepage

2. The second has to be Edonkey, Edonkey comes with spyware but its optional. Caring for your Edonkey
3. A lot of people like Direct Connect. It is Spyware free and AD free. Here is the Site. DC PlusPlus: »dcplusplus.sourceforge.net/

4. Zero spyware: »shareaza.sourceforge.net

5. Fourth has to be Songspy. It contains Spyware but can easily be removed with Ad-aware.

Feedback received on this FAQ entry:
  • I came across FileReflex which is a P2P Application

    2011-06-03 06:29:06

  • Bittorrent and emule -- the rest on the list is dead occh nearly dead.

    2009-04-26 05:17:29 (jmak See Profile)

  • might want to update the list of top 5 p2p apps without spyware.. WinMX is no more, has been for some time per http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WPNP#Official_closing .. the link to www.winmx.com is dead too.. I've been messing with Vuze which used to be Azureus, http://azureus.sourceforge.net/ seems OK.. It does need Java to run, and so far neither NAV 2009 and SpyBot complained about it.. One thing to be aware, there are options checked to install their browser toolbar and set Ask.com as the default search - those can be unchecked tho..

    2008-10-12 10:15:20 (beerbum See Profile)

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last modified: 2008-06-05 01:45:12