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Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Kazaa is Badware

According to, peer-to-peer fileshaing agent Kazaa from Sharman Networks tops their first list of "Badware".

“We find that Kazaa is badware because it misleadingly advertises itself as spywarefree, does not completely remove all components during the uninstall process, interferes with computer use, and makes undisclosed modifications to other software..”  
Specifically, it includes the following Badware behavior.

Today’s report is the first to be released by the “Neighborhood Watch” campaign led by Harvard Law School's Berkman Center for Internet & Society and Oxford University's Oxford Internet Institute.

Other Badware reports issued today include

For a full report in PDF format, click here

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