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How safe is Bearshare as far as file sharing programs go?

How safe is Bearshare as far as file sharing programs go?

How safe is Bearshare as far as file sharing programs go?

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A couple of years ago my neice purchased an Ipod. Well, like most 15 year olds she downloaded her 1000 songs, a great majority from Bearshare. It was only a matter of time before her computer system ran afoul.

She's 18 now, they have a new, reformatted hard drive and a NEW ipod. She tells me that Bearshare has upgraded or reconfigured their software and the products which they offer. She claims that they NOW have an anti-virus feature available if you PAY on an annual basis. I'm not sure the exact amount. Its not a lot of $$$$$. She has used it for a few months now and says everything is fine.

Can I get some help on this? Does this sound legitimate? Are there ANY file sharing programs that are safe to run on your computer?

Thanx for any help.

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