Resources for Controlling Peer-to-Peer File Sharing Applications
Peer-to-peer file-sharing applications continue uploading files to other people's computers even when the application's window is closed. To stop uploading, you must either completely remove the P2P application from your computer, or locate and change the options that control uploading in the particular application you are using, or disconnect the computer from the network.
- Tip: Even a P2P application that you paid for, such as the premium version of Limewire, does not give you the legal right to distribute music - even if you also paid for a copy of the music, such as a CD that you copied onto your computer's hard drive.
- How the RIAA Catches Alleged Music Pirates from The Chronicle of Higher Education, May 2008
How to Remove P2P Applications
- How to uninstall file sharing programs from Virginia Tech
- Removing File-Sharing Programs from University of Delaware
- Peer to Peer (P2P) Removal Instructions from Saginaw Valley State University
- P2PCleaner is a commercial cleanup tool that has received good reviews, but has not been tested at IIT
How to Stop P2P Applications from Uploading
- Disabling Peer-to-Peer File Sharing from the University of Chicago
- Reconfiguring p2p Applications from Duke University