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i have been downloading music from limewire to my ipod, today my ipod crashed and won't even switch on. do you think the two are linked, and if so how can it be fixed?
i realize there have been many ppl asking plenty of questions on here...but i just need a simple answer...which programs would u SUGGEST or gaurantee?. and if the answer is NONE..then im guessing nothing is ever safe when it comes to technology:P..
I'm a happy iTunes user, and can easily recommend that.
Basically anything that's *free* - or rather, anything that allows you to download free music illegally, is VERY suspect. They often make money by including tons of spyware in the file sharing programs (Kazaa is a great example).
man the safest p2p sharing program out there is winmx although it is kinda slow winmx is the program to use if u dont want a bunch of crap on ur comp. but the bad news is that winmx took a crap on people and they have to shut the whole business down!!!!!!! and that sucks but i am currently using nooooo p2p file sharing program.
My kid's iPod 20gb crashed last night while listening to a freshly downloaded Limewire tune. We found fairly detailed troubleshooting suggestions on Apple's site re how to reset it but nothing worked. We could hear a clicking sound which sounded a lot like a dead drive. This iPod was 9 days under 1 year old so it was still under warranty.
Toniight we called the Apple store who told us with the warranty we could come in and pickup a replacement. We went to the Apple store and were given a refurb which looks brand new. HOWEVER, when my kid loaded his tunes into the new refurb it crapped out, too - within 5 minutes. Interesting thing is it crapped out on the same Limewire downloaded tune he was listening to when the first iPod crashed??? Bad job on the refurb, coincidence or a viral download??? Anybody heard of such???
My experience is that all p2p systems that I have used have finally resulted in a virus. Limewire gave me no probelms for months but I recently began some downloads of music videos, .mpg format, and got a warning from Limewire that one file was corrupt. Limewire locked up my pc and I needed to delete Limewire and a few corrupted other files to begin a computer clean-up. The idea is good but requires vigilance. I will delete all cookies, Temp int files and anything else that looks suspicious and try Limewire again but these viruses are well concealed.
Yes it is possible to get a virus from a downloading service. I've used WinMX which was great but I think they went out a business or got in trouble and closed. Then I used Limewire, not all files have virus's but some do and you dont know which ones they are. I got 6 virus's from useing Limewire. My norton or windoes safe mode cleanup could not fix the problem. I had to call dell and have them work with me on Reformatting my computer. It cost me $99.00. My computer is free and clean from junk now, and I will never download again.
Ok...So i downloaded my cd's onto my ipod shuffle.....i need to charge it by hooking it up to my computer...my computer has many many things wrong with it....is it possible for the viruses and whatever is wrong with my computer to transfer somehow to my ipod and my ipod not work too???..... please e-mail or im me!!!
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Yes, it's more than possible, it's probable, if you use LimeWire. I used Limewire for months without seeming problems, but a couple of days ago, got a trojan virus that pops up on start-up. I delete it, then when I reboot the computer, it comes up again. In addition, Limewire developed a weird bug where it kept relaunching itself anytime I'd close it. I tried resetting every option that might trigger it, but it wouldn't stop relaunching. I uninstalled it, which solved the problem. But then I redownloaded it from the official LimeWire site, and the program kept doing the relaunching bit all over again. I'm still trying to get rid of the trojan (trying a new antivirus program). DO NOT USE LIMEWIRE. It's a tempting program, gives lots of results, and lots of speedy downloads. But you will get infected sometime, trust me. I never had problems like that with Kazaa or iMesh; some spyware, but no viruses, worms, or trojans. LimeWire is nasty stuff, not worth a few free music downloads.
i just bought my ipod mini in america for xmas and i came back to englang and was using cds to put on my ipod but then i was putting songs from limewire onto it and was listening to it for a couple of days then one day i put it down an when i went to go and turn it on it wasnt turning on!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! so i tried resetting it and charging it but nothing worked so i then heard that you cant put song from limewire onto your ipod because you can catch a virus but that was after! Is there anything that i can do??? i was crying and everything i couldnt believe it!!!! please help me is there anything???!!!
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