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KaZaA P2P Information

Name: KaZaA
Category: P2P
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Risk: Low Risk Low risk threats pose a very low risk or no immediate danger to your computer or your privacy, however these types of applications may profile user online habits, but only according to specific privacy policies stated in the applications End-User License. These types of threats generally borderline on being a threat to being a standard application that has a complex license agreement that you knowingly installed.
Description: Kazaa is a Peer to Peer file sharing application that uses some adware advertising as well as installs a number of thrid party adware software on your computer.

Kazaa and its accompanying hitchhiker programs are the classic examples of Adware. Kazaa itself a good little program for peer to peer file sharing that picked up where Napster left off.

When Kazaa is installed, the default option also installs three other adware applications, from Cydoor, DoubleClick and WhenU. These advertising networks will serve ads based on your country (given when you register Kazaa), browsing habits, search engine keyword searches and other criteria. How do these networks track your user history? A little application sits on your computer, tracks your internet usage and feeds this information back to the ad server. Technically, you agree to this when you install Kazaa (you can read the privacy policy of each company by clicking on the links at the beginning of this paragraph), but it would take a little digging to glean this fact out of the verbose user agreement.

Kazaa adamantly denies these applications are spyware, based on the fact that you have the option of not installing the Adware and, even if installed, these applications donít send personal information such as names and email addresses. Anti spyware vigilantes maintain that Kazaa is splitting hairs.

Kazaa was embroiled in a Spyware controversy last year when it was found that a bundled adware application by Brilliant Digital Entertainment also siphoned off the unused computing power of users computers to be used in involved network processing tasks.

Signatures: process: bb.exe: MD5 Hash: 907e3afe36cb5f9cf6e... process: cd_install_291.exe: MD5 Hash: e1c0e3bffe1e1dfd83c... process: expup.exe: MD5 Hash: 032debe9ce9c63c7aec... process: expup.exe: MD5 Hash: 0b5a6c402c90c678632... process: familykeylogger-setup.exe: MD5 Hash: 40fe402aecca463f3d6... process: kazaa.exe: MD5 Hash: c722b3aefd621788582... process: kazaa.exe: MD5 Hash: ad53a145650fc1a03d9... process: kazaa.exe: MD5 Hash: c19951f2c35e2b79147... process: kazaa.exe: MD5 Hash: 781b37ff6f0f98e00da... process: kazaa.exe: MD5 Hash: 7e15639b5b117bc70a1... process: kmd.exe: MD5 Hash: 98a10fa316eff189922... process: kmd210_en.exe: MD5 Hash: 8601c25a519f5d82eab... process: ml.exe: MD5 Hash: b3661ce6785651ef91f... process: pcd710en.exe: MD5 Hash: bddce120721494b3b19... process: pdnsrem32v115.exe: MD5 Hash: ce83e0cab8e79902ed3... process: pgmonitr.exe: MD5 Hash: 50b626186f9ea81efc7... process: uninst-wfp.exe: MD5 Hash: 51b012a649ec709ac1a... process: updatestats.exe: MD5 Hash: 15eb9dab71603290be9... process: webinstall.exe: MD5 Hash: 7d7b4fd747db648b7dd... process: whidepro-setup.exe: MD5 Hash: eaea06c742422ff1710... process: bifq5x5n.exe: MD5 Hash: ... process: irqy.exe: MD5 Hash: ... process: kazaa.exe: MD5 Hash: e96895caf41837eb784... process: kmd.exe: MD5 Hash: 33b61fc93f487a77f7a... process: kazaa271_en.exe: MD5 Hash: 7b51342e73f9f468960... process: msxml_cabinstall.exe: MD5 Hash: ... process: irqy.exe: MD5 Hash: ... process: bifq5x5n.exe: MD5 Hash: ... process: msxml_cabinstall.exe: MD5 Hash: efad940894cd067b8b8... process: bulldownload.exe: MD5 Hash: 5a205ccce8910101b8c... process: kazaa_setup.exe: MD5 Hash: 0e6c4884701069d975f... process: kazaa_setup.exe: MD5 Hash: 0e6c4884701069d975f... process: msmc.exe: MD5 Hash: 877a00ed7eaee6d58ea... process: p2p networking.exe: MD5 Hash: ... process: p2p networking.exe: MD5 Hash: 53df79b41a765c17797... process: p2pnetworking.exe: MD5 Hash: ... process: p2p networking.exe: MD5 Hash: e1d143c28bb5119ca6b..
Type: P2P - Any peer-to-peer file swapping program, such as Audiogalaxy, Bearshare, Blubster, E-Mule, Gnucleus, Grokster, Imesh, KaZaa, KaZaa Lite, Limewire, Morpheus, Shareaza, WinMX and Xolox. In an organization, can degrade network performance and consume vast amounts of storage. May create security issues as outsiders are granted access to internal files. Often bundled with Adware or Spyware.

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