lphant

Editors' Rating:
2.5
Average
Average User Rating:
2.3
out of 3 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
8.0
File Size:
1.31MB
Date Added:
December 03, 2013
Price:
Free
Operating Systems:
Windows 95/98/NT/2000/XP/2003/Vista
Total Downloads:
10,961
Downloads Last Week:
11
Additional Requirements:
  • Windows NT 4 SP 6
  • Windows 2003 SP 1
  • Windows XP AMD 64-bit
  • Windows XP 64-bit SP 1
  • Windows NT 4 SP 2
  • Windows 2000 SP 1
  • Windows 2003 64-bit
  • Windows 2003 AMD 64-bit
  • Windows XP 64-bit SP 2
  • Windows NT 4 SP 3
  • Windows 2000 SP 2
  • Windows Server 2003 x64 R2
  • Windows 2000
  • Windows 2003 64-bit SP 1
  • Windows Vista AMD 64-bit
  • Windows XP Itanium 64-bit
  • Windows NT 4 SP 4
  • Windows 2000 SP 3
  • Windows NT 4
  • Windows XP 32-bit
  • Windows XP SP 1
  • Windows Server 2003 x86 R2
  • Windows ME
  • Windows 2003 Itanium 64-bit
  • Windows NT 4 SP 5
  • Windows 2000 SP 4
  • Windows Vista 32-bit
  • Windows XP 64-bit
  • Windows NT 4 SP 1
  • Windows Server 2008 x64
  • Windows NT 3
  • Windows Server 2008 x86
  • Windows XP
  • Windows Server 2008
  • Windows 2003
  • Windows Vista Itanium 64-bit
  • Windows XP Itanium 64-bit SP 1
  • Windows 2003 32-bit
  • Windows XP Itanium 64-bit SP 2
  • Windows XP SP 2
  • Windows 95
  • Windows 98
  • Windows Vista
  • Windows NT
  • Windows 2003 Itanium 64-bit SP 1
  • Windows XP Pro
  • Editors' Note: You will be taken to a third-party site to complete your download. Using P2P and file-sharing software to distribute copyrighted material without authorization is illegal in the United States and many other countries. CBS Interactive does not encourage or condone the illegal duplication or distribution of copyrighted content.

    Editors' review

    First, lphant and lphant 5.1 are not the same thing. lphant is a peer-to-peer file-sharing program that uses the eDonkey network and BitTorrent protocol. lphant 5.1--the subject of this review--is an imposter application that looks very much like the original lphant, but that operates on a restricted, proprietary network. This network is supposedly the first P2P network to be approved by the Recording Industry Association of America, and through some tricky maneuvers--including commandeering the original lphant's Web domain and advertisement server--lphant 5.1's operators have sought to acquire the original application's user base. As far as we're concerned, the whole thing stinks.

    Questionable back story aside, the program does function as a P2Pclient--sort of. Like the original lphant, the application's interface is attractive and slick, and we find it interesting that the program contains social-networking-style features such as profiles, friends, and status updates. But the actual file sharing, which is what the program is about, isn't so great. Many of the search results are YouTube videos, which can be viewed from within the lphant interface. Although clicking the Download button adds these videos to your library, they're not actually downloaded; you can't view them if you're not online. When we tried to download songs from other users, they appeared to download completely, but we got a Failed Download message when we attempted to play them. Overall, we can't say we were impressed with lphant; it looks good, but it doesn't deliver much.

    lphant is free. It installs and uninstalls without issues. We do not recommend this program.

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    • 1 stars

      "Fake - No more a P2P"

      February 23, 2011   |   By Oneshah

      Version: lphant 5.1

      Pros

      Crooks can not be praised.

      Cons

      No more a P2P file sharing client. It is owned by Discordia Ltd, a puppet company of 4 major music labels and an RIAA funded company. Discordia owns iMesh, Bearshare, LPhant and Shareaza (original still available on a diff site).

      Summary

      Check these points to verify.
      1) All iMesh v10, Shareaza v5, BearShare v7 and Lphant v4 look same.
      2) Their website mentions 100% clean, legal P2P; which must explain it all.
      3) They are just online music stores masquerading as a filesharing network.
      4) They connect neither to BitTorrent nor to eDonkey/Kad but to their own, centralized and filtered network in which only certain file types are allowed, video files are limited to 15 minutes and audio files are controlled by acoustic fingerprinting.
      5) They will not disclose which P2P network they are connected to.
      6) Read their EULA carefully for "Use of Service"
      7) McAfee SiteAdvisor® also flags all four domains as untrustworthy, and all should be avoided.

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    • 1 stars

      "FFULL OF VIRUIS AND SPYWARE DONT DOWNLOAD"

      August 29, 2010   |   By OHIOBOBCATS

      Version: lphant 5.1

      Pros

      NOTHING ITS A JOKE

      Cons

      FULL OF VIRUIS AS SOON AS I DOWNLOAD IT BEFORE I COULD INSTALL IT MY ANTIVIRUIS REMOVE TRHIS FROM MY COMP FOR SERIOUS VIRUIS AND SPYWARE

      Summary

      DONT DOWNLOAD IT

      Updated on Aug 31, 2010

      IPHANT AND IPHANT 5.1 MAYBE NOT THE SAME BUT THEIR BOTH HAVE SOMETHING IN COMMON ITS FULL OF VIRUIS AND THESE ARE THE WORST ONES I CAME ACROSS IT TOTALLY MESSED UP MY LAST COMPUTER DONT DOWNLOAD ANY OF THESE FINDS SOMETHING ELSE I RECOMMEND SHAREAZA 2.5.3 ITS THE BEST ONE SINCE MORPHEUS

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    • 5 stars

      "the best p2p client"

      April 29, 2009   |   By twisteregg

      Version: lphant 3.51

      Pros

      emule and bittorrent in one client

      Cons

      none........

      Summary

      the best p2p client

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