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hi. well i've been told that until i can break the crack cocaine of kazaa that my computrer will never be free of app. problems. that said, is there any tool or fix for the kazaa and if not then what would be a decent alternative to kazaa?

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Reformat will fix and iTunes is a decent alternative

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a little drastic, but it will do what you ask

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Re: kazaa

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yup K mMart, stores etc

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Something For Your Reading Pleasure..

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A link to the McAfee forum's discussion about KaZaa and other P2P downloaders:

Sticky: KaZaa & P2P networks - High Virus/Legal Risks

How To Remove KaZaa

First try removing KaZaa from the "Control Panel/Add-Remove Programs" section. If you get error messages, then you'll need to remove it manually using the instructions below. After that, download, install and run, either or both of the spyware removal programs below. KaZaa installs all sorts of spyware and it must be removed separately. Some of the spyware can also be removed from the 'Add/Remove Programs" section, but most must be eliminated using the Spyware Removal programs below. Both are free to use.

Manual Removal Instructions For KaZaa

How can I uninstall Kazaa Media Desktop?
Kazaa Media Desktop (KMD) can be uninstalled through the usual process of going into the 'Control Panel' through the START menu and opening the 'Add/Remove Programs' option. Just find 'Kazaa Media Desktop' and click 'Change/Remove' then follow the prompts.

When you uninstall KMD, the My Shared Folder will remain since it may have files in it that you wish to keep.

In the unlikely event that you have any problems uninstalling KMD, you may have to go into the program files folder (or where it was installed) and delete it manually. Be careful that you do not delete the 'My Shared Folder' directory before copying/moving any files that you have downloaded or want to keep. The 'My Shared Folder' directory is usually located on your C drive, in 'Program Files', within the 'Kazaa' directory.
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After downloading and installing the programs below, make sure to "update" them from within the program's interface before running them.

Ad-Aware Personal Spyware Removal Tool

Spybot Search & Destroy Spyware Removal Tool


Hope this helps.

Grif

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Re: Something For Your Reading Pleasure..

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I had heard that it loaded a lot of spyware ect: so once i was at a point i needed to reload XP i installed Kazza and said no every time it asked to load some extra program even then i found ouer 85 spyware adware programs when i ran adaware and spybot. it will load you system up with unwanted programs. watch out

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I did the same thing once. Kazaa still installed 92 pieces of spyware and 1 trojan.

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