P2P Networking is a component that enables other applications
to use Peer-to-Peer functionality.
P2P Networking is bundled with Kazaa v2.5.2 but
is not required for its operation. There is no option to
opt-out during the installation of Kazaa; you will get P2P Networking
whether you want it or not. If P2P Networking was installed this way
it will only show up in the Control Panel's "Add/Remove Programs" and in
the task manager's process list. If you downloaded P2P Networking
from the developer's site, it will also show as a white or green icon
in the system tray.
According to the
content is not pushed
to your computer. You will only make content available
that you, or the application using P2P networking has downloaded.
P2P Networking v1.24 uses 2 up to 9.9 MB of primary memory when tested on Windows 2000
with no upload or download activity.
P2P Networking can use, by default, up to 256 MB of your hard drive space for the cached files.
This setting can be changed.
To clarify, P2P Networking does not spy on you and it does not open pop-up windows, though it will
use your system resources as described above. I think there are a few thing that could
make the P2P Networking better. The first improvement would be to allow the user to opt-out during
the installation of Kazaa.
According to polls done here, 59% of the users that have P2P Networking installed on
their systems are not aware of it.
P2P Networking is mentioned in the Kazaa EULA,
but the notice could obviously be more explicit, which would be the second improvement. The third improvement
concerns the uninstall procedure, where it is unclear what will happen if you decide to uninstall
P2P Networking. At the time of writing, P2P Networking state
that uninstalling may prevent Kazaa from working. Uninstalling
P2P Networking on my lab computer did not stop Kazaa from working.
P2P Networking installs in "%SystemDir%\P2P Networking\".
Note: %SystemDir% is a variable (?). By default, this is C:\Windows\System (Windows 95/98/Me), C:\WINNT\System32 (Windows NT/2000), or C:\Windows\System32 (Windows XP).
P2P Networking.exe, marshal.dll
If you have any of the files related to P2P Networking on your system,
please send them
for additional analysis. Generally, I have only analysed a
few versions for each software component listed at this web site. With your help I
will be able to look at both old and more recent versions of the P2P Networking software.
Thank you very much for your time!
Log 14 Log 37
Bazooka Adware and Spyware Scanner does not detect P2P Networking.
Uninstall notice for P2P Networking
Notice that removing P2P Networking may cause the program that bundled it
to not function as intended.
Uninstall P2P Networking from "Add/Remove Programs" in the Windows® Control Panel. Notice that uninstalling it can
break the programs that use the peer-two-peer component. If you run into problems uninstalling
P2P Networking, please contact the vendor
Do not uninstall P2P Networking if you value the service that it offers.
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Contact information for P2P Networking's vendor
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needs a revision.
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