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 Is there never a need for P2P filesharing?​ That depends on which network. When it comes to the networks used by things like Limewire, there are really no good reasons to be using them. When it comes to something like BitTorrent, then it's not as bad. For instance, most Linux distributions are available via BitTorrent. There are people who make free movies and distribute them via BitTorrent. There are Churches that distribute DVD-quality sermons through BitTorrent. The list of good uses is not endless, but it's much larger than some might think. The problem is that while you are using BitTorrent for good things, there could always be people sharing parts of the file who are sending you bad/corrupt data, or any number of other dastardly things. It is important to protect yourself from these things, and while the IP Blocking in Malwarebytes'​ Anti-Malware will block some of it, it does not go far enough for simple P2P protection. You need more than that: Is there never a need for P2P filesharing?​ That depends on which network. When it comes to the networks used by things like Limewire, there are really no good reasons to be using them. When it comes to something like BitTorrent, then it's not as bad. For instance, most Linux distributions are available via BitTorrent. There are people who make free movies and distribute them via BitTorrent. There are Churches that distribute DVD-quality sermons through BitTorrent. The list of good uses is not endless, but it's much larger than some might think. The problem is that while you are using BitTorrent for good things, there could always be people sharing parts of the file who are sending you bad/corrupt data, or any number of other dastardly things. It is important to protect yourself from these things, and while the IP Blocking in Malwarebytes'​ Anti-Malware will block some of it, it does not go far enough for simple P2P protection. You need more than that:
  
-  * [[http://phoenixlabs.org/pg2/|PeerGuardian ​2]] (note that there could be issues with this and other IP Blocking techniques running at the same time)+  * [[http://www.peerblock.com/|PeerBlock ​2]] (note that there could be issues with this and other IP Blocking techniques running at the same time)
  
 === b. User Methods === === b. User Methods ===
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