Jun 28, 2002, 12:38 PM
I installed Kazaa on my PC last week and a friend changed something in the registry so that I can download MP3's bigger than 128K. During this week, I formatted my machine and re-installed Kazaa. Could someone tell me what the registry entry was to change the max bitrate for Kazaa?
Jun 28, 2002, 12:52 PM
I think it's in HCU/Software/Kazaa. Put in "0" in LimitBitrate
By the way, install Kazaalite. No spyware in that.
Jun 28, 2002, 01:23 PM
Thanks Gambit. Got that sorted out.
About Kazaalite? Where can I get this from? Can I just over-install Kazaa?
One more thing, what do you mean spyware? Does that mean people can check out my hard drive?
Sorry for the ingnorant questions, but I'm new to this P2P stuff.
Jun 30, 2002, 06:15 AM
another newbie question. my registry in data says 0x0000000(0) is this the same as "0" thanks
Jun 30, 2002, 06:45 AM
I think the addy for kazaalite is www.kazaalite.nl
Got this from webopedia
Also called adware, spyware is any software that covertly gathers user information through the user's Internet connection without his or her knowledge, usually for advertising purposes. Spyware applications are typically bundled as a hidden component of freeware or shareware programs that can be downloaded from the Internet. Once installed, the spyware monitors user activity on the Internet and transmits that information in the background to someone else. Spyware can also gather information about e-mail addresses and even passwords and credit card numbers.
Spyware is similar to a Trojan horse in that users unwittingly install the product when they install something else. A common way to become a victim of spyware is to download certain peer-to-peer file swapping products that are available today.
Aside from the questions of ethics and privacy, spyware steals from the user by using the computer's memory resources and also by eating bandwidth as it sends information back to the spyware's home base via the user's Internet connection. Because spyware is using memory and system resources, the applications running in the background can lead to system crashes or general system instability.
Because spyware exists as independent executable programs, they have the ability to monitor keystrokes, scan files on the hard drive, snoop other applications, such as chat programs or word processors, install other spyware programs, read cookies, change the default home page on the Web browser, consistently relaying this information back to the spyware author who will either use it for advertising/marketing purposes or sell the information to another party.
Licensing agreements that accompany software downloads sometimes warn the user that a spyware program will be installed along with the requested software, but the licensing agreements may not always be read completely because the notice of a spyware installation is often couched in obtuse, hard-to-read legal disclaimers.