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  • I appear to have a problem?

    OK, I been using a P2P app pretty heavy in the past weeks.
    I recently noticed that I am showing that I am sending 8 bytes more when I upload a file than the file actually has.

    Anybody got a line on what's going on??

    I have suspended all file sharing of any type till I get a handle on this.

    An AV scan shows nothing to be reported??
    P2P program glitch perhaps???

    I don't know, and I surely don't want to infect anyone -- could 8 bytes even contain enough to be harmful??

    I'd appreciate any light you folks could throw on this!
    The reason a diamond shines so brightly is because it has many facets which reflect light.

  • #2
    um you gotta be pretty damn observant to notice an extra 8 bytes. However usually the file info is always messed up. When I download a movie the files are usually 698 even though it claims I downloaded 715meg.

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    • #3
      Files I'm DL'ing are accurate, just the uploads are 8 over?

      I'm going to reinstall the client and see what happens.
      Keep your fingers crossed!
      The reason a diamond shines so brightly is because it has many facets which reflect light.

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      • #4
        lol ok.........how could you notice a whole 8 bytes? lol that's almost like the day when olie noticed the little blue dot in the tweaktown graphic. lol

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        • #5
          Many of the P2P utilities are spyware in nature. Is it possible that this is some generic info being passed along to a third party?

          Just a thought.
          Old age and treachery will overcome youth and skill
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          • #6
            hmm.........well I dought that considering that I used a "crack from another author" (lol just a joke from someone elses thread on hacking and cracking) kazaa and rid it of its spyware.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Darthtanion
              Many of the P2P utilities are spyware in nature. Is it possible that this is some generic info being passed along to a third party?

              Just a thought.
              This particular breed is not supposed to contain any of that garbage - which is the reason I have used it for more than a year.
              I've reinstalled it, but it may be a while before someone completes a DL so I can see the result.

              I honestly never noticed a discrepency in file size before this AM?

              I'm stumped...........:geek:
              The reason a diamond shines so brightly is because it has many facets which reflect light.

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              • #8
                What client do you use? I've used alot and most of the ones I've touched are spyware. I used to use Morphies but when Kazaa kicked them off there network I was forced to move over to Kazaa. Kazaa has spyware until I "used some elses crack" to remove the spyware. I have tried direct connect and that seems to have a bit of spyware as well. Limewire is spyware as well. You useing IRC?

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                • #9
                  http://www.winmx.com
                  The reason a diamond shines so brightly is because it has many facets which reflect light.

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                  • #10
                    oh I forgot about that one. My brother uses it sometimes.

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                    • #11
                      Mr.C you may find that those few extra bytes that are being used are the packet confirmations being sent back letting the other end know that the d/l is going well and there are no errors during the transfer or if a packet is damaged to resend it. ;)

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                      • #12
                        Near as I can tell that must be it?
                        Seems the 8 are being uploaded first and counted as part of the total file in the upload window.

                        I never noticed before, but that doesn't mean it wasn't happening:D
                        I just don't want to be passing around any harmful content. I have found instances of virii that append 8 bytes to executables but I haven't been uploading any of those.

                        At this point it seems harmless - and folks keep coming back for more:laugh:
                        The reason a diamond shines so brightly is because it has many facets which reflect light.

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