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Old May 20th, 2007
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Default I've had enuff... looking for an alternative to Shareaza

AAAARRRGGGHHH!!!!

I've had enuff... I'm looking for an alternative to Shareaza...

All I can say is that after running Shareaza 2.0.0.0 and 2.2.1.0 FLAWLESSLY with XP SP2 and only recently downloading the 2.2.5.0 Beta version...

I was previously REGULARLY getting download speeds in excess of 1 Meg/sec and now to have it reduced to less than 10 freakin' KB a sec with the 2.2.5.0 Beta Version I am not at all amused... ESPECIALLY when you can't just uninstall the 2.2.5.0 Beta and reinstall an earlier version as the Beta version apparently alters the Incomplete downloaded files so that they can not even be recognized by earlier versions of Shareaza...

In short the New Beta Version is a pile of crap and is to be avoided like the plague...

*sighs* nothing I can do about it now except look elsewhere for a DECENT P2P proggy that delivers what it promises and warn ANYONE AND EVERYONE I can to avoid Shareaza in future (a proggy i always used to like and used have links to the download site at both my business and personal sites, my blog and my own Forum - but NO MORE - I'll be removing them TODAY - and replacing them with the reason why I NO LONGER will recommend Shareaza to ANYONE!!!)

I dunno what the Developers of the 2.2.5.0 Beta Version got for their efforts - but I hope it was Life plus 20 Years!!!!

Soooo... *puff* *pant* *puff* ... anyone wanna recommend a WORKING freeware proggy that handles both P2P and torrents... ????

I would prefer spyware and adware free but that is not a pre-requesite as bu using Zone Alarm and Spybot Search and Destroy you can get rid of most of that crap the first time you run an infected proggy...

Soooo... Any suggested alternatives to Shareaza's latest BOTCHED offering????
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BearShare has been sabotaged.

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I remember version 2.2.1.0 being better but has anyone compared the two as of now?
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Anonymous P2P has had it. It's finished. It's not only Shareaza but all the 'proggys' that were designed to share files in the days before professional sabateurs (software corps) moved in on the networks.

We have to borrow some ideas from ebay, from Shareaza and from Skype. We need a members-only-network and we need to be able to rate the members with feedback on files like 99.6% good files. We need end-to-end encryption, like Skype, so that file identities are known only to the parties transferring them. And we need a versatile and pretty user interface... like Shareaza!

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gamera...i suggest u to use limewire, try, or maybe u already have, old thread...i dont see ur date topic..heee
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my friend believe me use cabos or frostwire and u will c
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I used to absolutely love Shareaza, and I am astounded at how horrible it has become. I loved it because it found way more stuff (videos, I'm talking about) than any other program, but for over a year, the problem was than it just wouldn't download anything. If I was lucky, I would complete 2 or 3 downloads in a week. And even though my router WAS configured correctly, exactly according to their instructions, I would get that damned message say that it wasn't configured correctly. So I trashed Shareaza and tried Limewire. For reasons that are a total mystery to me, Limewire doesn't find anywhere near as much as Shareaza (and if anyone cares to explain why this is to me, I'd appreciate it). So tonight, just for the hell of it, I tried Shareaza again and disscovered that they have a new version--version 4. What a piece of crap! It doesn't have half the features that previous versions did--or if it does, I can't find them--and it will not find any video bigger than 50 MB! What garbage and what a shame that they have self-destructed. As far as I'm concerned, there is NO good program anymore.
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The version 4 you saw is a counterfeit and the old website has been stolen by the scammers.
Go to the official website ( Shareaza - Bringing P2P Together ) and see if version 2.3.0.0 is more to your liking.
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Wow, thanks Aaron. That's a surprise and the last thing I expected. I'm pretty savvy about scams, but I fell for that one. Now I'm worried about what kind of spyware or virus I've infected my computer with. What *******s. There should be some sort of warning in this forum.
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There's a warning The warning was right on top of this forum
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