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The Freenet Project
Windows 10 / 8 / 7 / Vista / XP
Apr 25, 2017
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Freenet Review

Felix Cheng
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A review of Freenet by Felix Cheng

Freenet by the folks over at freenetproject is an anti-censorship and pro-freedom application and community which facilitates freedom of speech and free file sharing among users online their network. It is completely decentralized, putting it under the jurisdiction of no one authority. Freenet includes free chat forums, acts as a free web host accessible to others who are also online the Freenet network and also offers the option to function in "darknet" mode, making yourself only viewable to confirmed friends.

The running of the program is actually rather difficult to detect and sharing is made possible by contributing to the network in the form of providing a small amount of your own hard drive space and bandwidth.

Depending on how popular a certain file becomes on the Freenet network, it is either continuously made available or deleted after a period of time where it is less popular. It is also important to note that it works a little bit like other file sharing protocols in that your own resources are being used to the benefit of others while you are active; the files which are stored on your PC are indeed encrypted so you can't know what you are hosting and sharing. That also enters into a grey area, because the user cannot possibly have known what content they are hosting or distributing.

Overall, though, Freenet is a very secure network and all traffic in and out of Freenet is encrypted along with being routed via many different nodes.

Freenet is licensed as Freeware for Windows (32-bit and 64-bit) operating system / platform from p2p filesharing software without restrictions. Freenet is available to all software users as a free download (Freeware).

This peer to peer software is filed under:
  • Freenet Download
  • Freeware P2P Filesharing Software
  • Free Software Download

Compatibility with this peer to peer software may vary, but will generally run fine under Microsoft Windows 10, 8, 8.1, 7, Vista and XP on either a 32-bit or 64-bit setup. A separate x64 version may be available from The Freenet Project.

Freenet has been picked by our editors as very good.
Freenet has been tested for viruses and malware.
We have tested Freenet against malware with several different programs. We certify that this program is clean of viruses, malware and trojans. [Read more]

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