Ive just stumbled across a blog post to by a fella called Murad who says he’s developed a mini application to stop the iPlayer and 4OD services completely on request – so when you’re done using them, you’re actually done using them and no longer subject to Kontiki’s kservice p2p bandwidth hogging “malware”.
More details can be found by clicking here.
I’ve so far held out from reinstalling either service since my initial discovery that 4OD were using the kservice.exe service to use my bandwidth without permission, and avoided the BBC iPlayer when it became clear it was using a similar underhanded tactic. Its been a while so I may take this as an opportunity to reinstall them again and see if any changes have been made. I’ll also test drive Murads application and see if it does what it says on the tin.
Hat tip to Geoff for pointing me in its direction.
Note – I’m not sure if this works with the Sky By Broadband flavour of the kservice.exe service and don’t have the facility to check. If anyone can confirm this, let me know!