While use of peer-to-peer (P2P) file-sharing programs is NOT illegal and there are legitimate uses, it is strongly recommended that you do not use any file-sharing programs. These programs are often hard to completely remove from your system as they may contain malware that will reload the program or simply lie to you that it was removed.
We recommend that you take your system to the CSU Computer Diagnostics Center in the Morgan Library to help you remove the file-sharing software.
If you wish to try to remove the file-sharing program yourself, make sure you run a full virus scan of your system, as well as using a program that looks for “rootkits” such as Malwarebytes. You should ensure that your system is set to prevent sharing of files from your computer to others by disabling your P2P software’s uploading capability. Peer-to-peer programs turn your computer into a server, or distributor of material, and allow others to download content from it.