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    P2P Networking?

    I hope I'm in the right forum, but I have a question regarding P2P Networking. My question is, what exactly is it & can I safely remove it from my system? Is it something I need? I am not networked to anyone or any other computer. Every once in awhile, when my computer has been idle for a lengthly period of time, I get a virtual memory error. If I bring up my task manager, I've noticed that the P2P Networking has been as high as 38,000 K. As soon as I remove it, my performance improves greatly. This is why I'm asking if I can remove this from my computer. Thanks for any help.

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    Re: P2P Networking?

    P2P Networking, otherwise know as "File Sharing" is not something you need and is likely something your kids installed to download music from the internet. Most of the activity on P2P networks is illegal in nature (sharing copyrighted music and program files). Take a look here for a more comprehensive overview of P2P. You can, remove it. And I would recommend that you, at the very least, disable the sharing function. That is most likely the cause of the virtual memory error on your system. If you have P2P installed, you are most definitely networked to MANY other computers.

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    Re: P2P Networking?

    OMG, no way! Thank you so much. I'm removing it as I type this. Found where it came from. I kept on getting stuff from Bullguard & couldn't figure it out. I had never installed anything from them, but it is listed in the programs that rely on the P2P. Obviously something that came in on a spyware. This definitely explains some things & I sure hope it stops the virtual error on my system.

    Thanks again.

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    Re: P2P Networking?

    If you should find that removing the P2P program doesn't cure all your problems, post back and let us know what symptoms you are experiencing and we'll try to help. <img src=/S/yep.gif border=0 alt=yep width=15 height=15>
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    Re: P2P Networking?

    I will for sure do that. Thank you for your help Doc.

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