Opening ports on Soulseek



I’ve been using Soulseek for awhile and have Zone Alarm firewall. Is it possible to be subject to a virus or an intrusion while downloading given that I am allowing Soulseek to connect to an open port for better connectivity? Any opinions are welcome.


While downloading a file it seems strange the file would active itself.
If however the file actually happens to be a virus and is executed in some way (Windows XP preview, asp, you double click or otherwise) you can have a virus yeah.