LimeWire

Well Today I downloaded LimeWire and i got some songs but i know theres been some contreversy. and also computer safty issues.
so just wondering Whan DO YOU GUYS THINK?


also 1 question a realy dumb one but does the progeram it self give you a virus or do you first have to down load like a lets say a music file then open it and gives u avirus

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ghostman!!10 years ago
you guys want to know a really good way of getting around this whole virus thing GET A MAC then you dont have to worry about ever getting viruses i mean i dont even have my firewall turned on ever!!
ktkutthroat10 years ago
Be Careful. That's my advice. ANY kind of P2P programs (Limewire, ShareBear, torrent sites) are potentially dangerous. As far as I know, Yes, you have to download a file to get a virus. If you're downloading songs and you see one that's like maybe less than 1000 KB when all the rest of the choices are 4000KB plus, that 1000KB one is not the actual song, so steer clear of those. Make SURE you have some awesome antivirus program. I suggest Symantec if you don't have one (I'm not sure how much it costs but if you're downloading files on the internet more than likely you can 'obtain' it for free, just don't drop your jaw in shock when the FBI comes banging down your door... it's a risk we all take). It takes pretty good care of me and is good about letting me know when I've made a Limewire boo-boo. ~KT
gotja (author)  ktkutthroat10 years ago
yea i have a realy good anti virus and even spyware catcher
gyromild10 years ago
I won't repeat what everybody have told you about the legalities. Limewire is a good P2P client. However, the success of a file sharing software largely depends on how many users are sharing in it's network, and Limewire's user base has slowly dwindled over the years. Your security concern is somewhat valid, but it's entirely due to users and marketers exploiting P2P network's popularity by sharing malicious files. Steer clear from downloading files that raise your suspicion (ie exe, zip, wmv, etc). Limewire runs on Gnutella network, meaning you can locate files shared on Morpheus, iMesh etc (that run on Gnutella network as well). Try exploring other P2P networks ie EDonkey and FastTrack. Or try multi-network client like Shareaza that traverse all major P2P networks. My personal favorite are Ares P2P client,and Bittorrent client. Ares runs on it's own network, much more reliable and less malicious content. And Bittorrent because I have the option to check user reviews and and ratings on a particular file before downloading it.
Bittorrent is a peach. Tons of media. Plus with torrents you get to download entire albums or discographies at once. Do a search for bittorrent and download the program, then you have to go to a torrent site and start downloading torrents. Some decent torrent sites I use are demonoid (which you have to be invited to or know someone's password), miniova.org, and torrentspy. There are bunches of others out there as well that I'm sure I don't know about.
lemonie10 years ago
So you've downloaded, installed and used the thing, and now you're asking questions about viruses...?
(Ask first, then download something you're unsure of)

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gotja (author)  lemonie10 years ago
lol
Brennn1010 years ago
So I have heard, that sharing files is illegal, but the actual downloading is not. I am not 100% positive on this fact, but I have heard of it. I tend to stay away from these programs, being that I never know what spyware will be on the files that I download. It is not often that people get caught, but when they do, it is a pretty big deal.
gotja (author)  Brennn1010 years ago
true true i run diognostics ever 3-5 days and spyware things practicaly ever day and i heard it was like a program to share files is legal but downloading them was illegal
Brennn10 gotja10 years ago
Yea, like I said, there are many differing opinions on this topic, but to say the least, it is technically illegal, but because there are millions upon millions of people doing this, it is hard for companies like the RIAA, to pinpoint each person and fine them.
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