UPDATE: December 2012
Kazaa is no longer available.
“We thank you for your interest in Kazaa. However we no longer offer a music service,” reads their webpage address.
Kazaa (3.0 is the latest version) is still loyal to the FastTrack network. It presents a very user friendly web based installer. The GUI is skinnable and you might not get an easier one in other P2P clients. As a result of the large number of viruses on the FastTrack network, Kazaa has comes packed with a virus scanner (yet, we recommend not to download Full version Virus software from Kazaa, as it is likely to be infected this way as well). Although Sharman Networks keeps saying there is no spyware, Kazaa includes titles like Altnet Peer Points Manager, InstaGinderK, Need2Find Bar, RX Bar and P2P Networking (which you can honestly label as adware). Besides this, the installer sets links to ThunderLuck.com and ThunderLuckPoker.com on the desktop. The program bundles Skype, but only optionally.
However, if you think of using Kazaa we would recommend that you go with Kazaa lite, as it is spywarefree. Besides having less questioning content than the original Kazaa, Kazaa lite offers several useful features such as:
Sig2Dat – you can use it to create links to files that someone can click to get a verified correct file, you can find websites full of Sig2Dat links that you simply click and then download should start as soon as the file becomes available
AviPreview – in case you want to determine whether a movie file you are downloading is legitimate or bogus.
Speedup – the feature automatically searches for other versions of the same file at a user set time interval thus increasing your download speed.
Additionally – Kazaa lite is not considered 100% legal. Overall, you’d better look for another p2p client.