Remove peer-to-peer (P2P) file sharing programs

The University of Delaware recommends that you uninstall ALL peer-to-peer (P2P) file sharing programs from your computer. Examples of P2P programs include Limewire, Bit Comet, Vuze, Transmission, uTorrent, and Deluge. If you have these or any other P2P or file sharing programs installed on your computer, remove them immediately.

Remember: you are responsible for all network traffic on your computer. If you use file sharing programs, you may face the following:

  • Legal action for copyright violation from the copyright holder—not from UD.
  • Computer infection by worms, viruses, Trojans, and other malware.
    • Downloaded files often contain malware (spyware/adware).
  • General computer slowness.
  • Privacy violation issues.

You can always use legal options to download digital media. Some resources offer legal content for free, others at a low price. Go to for more information.