Amazing tip for increasing your bandwidth!

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USnip

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09-18-2010

Add/Remove Programs --- > Pando Media Booster. Get rid of it.

This is a little program that runs in the background, it has no system tray icon or any notification it exists. You agreed to install it when you took league of legends. It's sole purpose is to turn your computer into a peer to peer node for streaming video. Presumably riot gets paid for your bandwidth, although it's also possible they are using it only to stream their own videos. Which seems unlikely, how many riot videos do you see?

I'm not really interested in the ethics of this, just wanted to tell you that it is there, and it doesn't really benefit you in any way, so you might as well get rid of it.

EDIT: Encased says below that it is used for patches only. I can confirm that at least for some people it's not necessary though, since I haven't had it for a while.


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Hanni

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09-18-2010

For streaming video?

Whose video?

Is Riot stealing your pornz?


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Xerexsus

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09-18-2010

Thanks for the tip.


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Wingflier

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09-18-2010

You've got to be kidding me.


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EmissaryShadow

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09-18-2010

Incorrect. Its used for for their patching and installing

Quote:
Our Game publisher customers use Pando's Game Downloader that is powered by Pando Media Booster to download the game installer. When you use the Game Downloader, you install Pando Media Booster and participate in a secure, closed peer-to-peer network where you receive pieces of the download package from a Content Delivery Network (CDN) as well as other active users (peers). In addition you send pieces of the download package installer to other peers participating in the secure peer-to-peer network. No other files can be shared on your computer via Pando Media Booster and your computer is never used as a relay nor for transient storage of content you did not wish to download. More information about Pando Media Booster and how to manage it can be found at http://pandonetworks.com/pmb-faq
http://support.leagueoflegends.com/e...gue-of-legends > http://www.pandonetworks.com/games/help


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corona009

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09-18-2010

i think you need it for downloading patches.


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Hanni

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09-18-2010

Quote:
Originally Posted by EncasedShadow View Post
Incorrect. Its used for for their patching and installing
Incorrect, it is not necessary for any patching or updating of the game.


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brb getting sued

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09-18-2010

Congratulations on freeing up like 5% of your upload power. It's going to make a huge difference, it will!


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EmissaryShadow

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09-18-2010

Quote:
Originally Posted by Hannilicious View Post
Incorrect, it is not necessary for any patching or updating of the game.
I didn't say you couldn't patch without it, though you may experience issues. It is not a video node that steals your bandwidth though.


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XXXXXXXXXX

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09-18-2010

gawd dam, i just uninstalled it.


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