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Master Geek

# 205878 30-Nov-2016 21:12
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I have carefully searched, and re-read the FUG, I don't think this query breaches either:




I am interested in knowing if anyone here is using  the Chinese P2P software Xunlei. I've read some reports about older versions possibly containing malware, so am looking for feedback before installing it. The media I am looking to acquire can only be sourced using Xunlei, but if it's going to install malware, especially of a phone home type, I will pass. Any and all comments welcome, thanks!

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  # 1680499 1-Dec-2016 08:59
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There have been a number of reports in recent times of software originating in China 'phoning home'.


If this concerns you, consider using a temporary computer that you can then erase and set up from scratch.  Or use a Virtual Machine if this is within your capabilities.  Or back up your machine first, do what you need to do, and then restore from backup.

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Master Geek

  # 1680554 1-Dec-2016 09:52
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Thanks! I hadn't thought of using a VM, may do so if no other option becomes available. 

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