Hmmm, where’s my bandwidth gone…?

I was wondering where my bandwidth was going, seemed to be something funny going on… Noticed KHost and KServer in the Task Manager and a quick bit of googling led me to Kontiki and this blog article. My friend Conan had previously expressed concerns about this platform and he’s right (as usual); even exiting the download manager does not stop this software using my machine as a P2P server. As i use both the BBC iPlayer and the 4OD service, Kontiki is potentially rather busy… My workaround is to download to another storage device; removing the files stops it sharing them (they still play fine from other locations; WMP just gets the DRM license direct). I don’t mind P2P but at least give us control over when and where and how much bandwidth to use!