Opensoft (Freeware)

MP3Shield is a program used for protecting audio files from the user’s music library. It works by scanning the library for corrupt files and can also detect corrupted audio while they are being downloaded. This program is used as a plugin for Kazaa clients. Kazaa is a peer-to-peer file sharing application where users can download different types of files, such as audio, video, photos, ebooks, and other files. The application is useful, as it sifts through the downloads so users can save bandwidth and time by downloading only the files that are working perfectly.

Upon installation, users can already start using the program even with files that are already downloaded on the computer. It has a simple user interface that is easy to use even for novice computer users. Users just need to select a drive to scan from the drop down menu. There are buttons for browsing files, starting the scan, and stopping the scan. Users can also play an audio file from the interface. Corrupted files that are detected by the application can be deleted one by one or all at the same time. The program also comes with a comprehensive help file and users can ask for technical help online.