this is a long article written by P2PNets Jon Newton and is very much worth the time to read it all.http://www.p2pnet.net/story/17331
There’s one commercial outfit that’s central to the vast majority of the RIAA hate lawsuits, but which has nonetheless escaped virtually unscathed: Australia’s Sharman Networks, owner of Kazaa, the P2P file sharing application used by almost every RIAA victim.
Its presence in these cases is ubiquitous,” says Ray Beckerman, the New York lawyer who runs Recording Industry vs The People, the famous online archive of RIAA cases and associated documents, and who himself represents people singled out as RIAA targets.
Anecdotally, I would guess that 95% of the cases have to do with Kazaa,” Beckerman told p2pnet. “It’s rather suspicious.
Ultimately, Sharman ’settled’ with the corporate music industry for a reported $115 million and Kazaa made the transition from one side of the tracks to the other to become an approved corporate good guy, with Hemming still at the controls, and NO SPYWARE displayed prominently on its Net ad. But that’s not the way it is, says McAfee SiteAdvisor.
You,ll find an interesting list of malware this program installs and some info on how even if you remove their program your shared files are left able to be accessed by kazzaa users , this truly is "scumware" of the highest calibre.