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#1 trh22

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Posted 11 March 2009 - 09:16 PM

did a search here and on the net could not find anything definitive regarding this site MyP2P.eu.
it is a site which one can find streaming video programs. most people use it to find live streams of sports events.

I would think as in an p2p based program there is a risk here of not being safe, but wondering if anyone has come across this site or knows of any problems with it. I try to stay with links that will stream with windows media but other like require downloading specific programs such as Veetle or TVants to enable you to view the content.

I have used it on a few occasions in desperation to watch an Arsenal Match, but have scanned after with antivirus and spybot and nothing unsavory turns up.
thanks,
Tim

Edit:
well it looks like at least Veetle is clean as of a couple days ago:
http://www.virustota...3875c522798055f

Edited by trh22, 11 March 2009 - 09:35 PM.


#2 morcheeba

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Posted 23 March 2009 - 03:33 PM

I checked out Tvants, Sopcast, and TVU Player a while back, these P2P softwares being listed on that site. Could see nothing suspicious in a HijackThis log.
With Tvants, the install offered an option to install some kind of active-x control and didn't explain what it was and I couldn't find anything helpful on the net about it, but on declining it the program worked fine without it.

Update:
When you launch Sopcast, in addition to the main Sopcast.exe, SopAdver.exe is launched, which stays running until Sopcast is closed.
These 2 files were checked out on forums.spybot.info where it was it was decided that "we could not find anything bad. They did not produce any popups and did not try to connect to the internet except to the tv-stations where it has to connect to".
http://forums.spybot...ead.php?t=18372

I have set my firewall to block SopAdver.exe and Sopcast seems to run fine without it.
There's also a fix here by Emerica to remove it if you want to be extra cautious:
http://www.myp2pforu...6-sopadver.html

Edited by morcheeba, 18 April 2009 - 12:26 PM.


#3 trh22

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Posted 31 March 2009 - 09:37 PM

thanks for the info morcheeba, thats real helpful to know!
cheers :thumbup:




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