A "p2p sharing software" that has many worms, viruses, adware, and spyware attached, not to mention there is countless hacks and viruses on the files inside.
Malware installed by Kazaa includes the following:
Cydoor (spyware): Collects information on the PC's surfing habits and passes it on to the company which created Cydoor.
B3D (adware): An add-on which causes advertising popups if the PC accesses a website which triggers the B3D code.
Altnet (adware): A distribution network for paid "gold" files.
The Best Offers (adware): Tracks your browsing habits and internet usage to display advertisements similar to your interests.
InstaFinder (hijacker): Redirects your URL typing errors to InstaFinder's web page instead of the standard search page.
TopSearch (adware): Displays paid songs and media related to your search in Kazaa.
RX Toolbar (spyware): The toolbar monitors all the sites you visit with Microsoft Internet Explorer and provides links to competitors' websites.
New.net (hijacker): A browser plugin that lets you access several of its own unofficial Top Level Domain names, e.g., .chat and .shop. The main purpose of which is to sell domain names......
The bottom line, dont download this. Use frostwire.
Kazaa is so pathetic. Who would even download it? *downloads frostwire*
gives you more virus's than the U.S have dropped on vietnam.
it'll cost more to fix your computer than you'll save on songs
dont bother unless you have broadband and update your anti virus everyweekend
i even know a few hackers who dont even bother using kazaa for sending them.
summary: DONT BOTHER
nortan anti virus report: 22 virus's including kazza itself has virus's and spyware
A source for viruses.
<hau> I'm running low on viruses, any suggestions?
Came into the spotlight after the fall of napster
A once mighty peer to peer file sharing program, in its peak in 2000-2002 kazaa was unmatched for free music, movies, games. Today is home to viruses, trojans, fake files, traps, and porn.
There are many losers on kazaa who Intentionally host fake/re-named files.
With kazaa today, you have to search and download carefully. Sometimes when you are trying to download A Movie, you
might be disgusted to find out its actually gay porn. Or that mp3 your downloading, is actually a fake 10 second clip that is coded to track you and play an audio clip to damage your ears and speakers.
1. Hey did you finish downloading the matrix yet off kazaa?
2. Yes, but it was actually gay porn from khazakistan
1. good old kazaa!
Kazaa is a horrible program. On their website, before clicking the link to download this piece of shit, I read this: "No adware or spyware!" Well, after installing it there were shortcuts about casino gambling and mortgages on my desktop, as well as 6 other hidden programs in my file structure, including one that uses your pc as a component in a network for some company that does god knows what. All this stuff was on my pc right after the install- I didn't even use the program!!!!more...
Kazaa is in legal battles, and to financially support these has resorted to flooding your pc with ads and all sorts of junk. Here's something to ponder: Kazaa claims not to install spyware on your system, but the ads and programs that flood your pc are based on your browsing habits. If you browse cars, you'll get car ads. If you browse the net for movies, you'll get movie ads. Kazaa doesn't magically know your browsing habits- there is a program hidden in the file structure that spies on you while you are online..... If this isn't "spyware" then what the hell is their definition? They can add false advertising to their list of lawsuits.
It took me 2 hours to get rid of this crap completely. Whatever you do, do not use Kazaa. Just stay far, far away. It doesn't matter what kind of antivirus or firewall you have, trust me. If you can use Kazaa, then it is unblocked and unaffected by your firewall, and will pretty much do as it pleases. Kazaa is a joke of a program, and I will throw a party wh...
A program that slows your computer and fills it with spyware, adware, and viruses. Really it's just one big virus/adware-producing program disguised as a file-sharing program. For some reason it seems to be more well known than other better file-sharing programs.
Bob: KaZaA made me take my computer to the shop and get it cleaned out. What should I do?
Joe: Download Limewire instead.
gives you more viruses than a dirty old diseases ridden prostitute from the back street's of thailand
hey joe wanna get a virus !
sure bob should we fuck a old prostitute
or download kazaa ?
A great way of downloading great software. Not only is the software free but you get a free virus with every download.
I downloaded some software off kazaa now my computer is fucked.