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Sky by Broadband is stealing your bandwidth

by on Jan.17, 2006, under BroadBand, Technology

Having registered my interest in SKY by broadband on the sky.com site I was dispointed to find out it had gone live on the BBC and not by en email from sky. So just installed Sky by Broadband, after having to down load the client at work becasue it refused to download from home.
That is hickup No.2
Two microsoft downloads and a SKY client update Later i am up and running, ISH…..
I had a nose around my system, to see what was going on and where the data was coming from, only to discover several TCP connections to Random broadband address’s in the UK my first thought was i had a virus, further investigation showed the culprit to be something called KSERVICE.EXE, which appear to be a P2P program used by SKY, over which i now have no control
After a bit of googleing I found this article which only goes to confirm my concerns What a complete pile of CRAP, not only do SKY have a legal monopoly on the delivery of a decent channel line up to my house, but now they are “stealing” my bandwidth and computer resources. That SUCKS !!

Another article on this matter is available here

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