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We just bought a new laptop and my friend wants to put a whole heap of limewire music, namely 50 cent, other rappers and dance music. Figuring that those types of songs are most popular and would be most likely to contain viruses i said no. We have trouble with our desktop and we've been using Limewire for ages...
I bought my HP Media PC 3 days ago. I downloaded LimeWire mmm yesterday and last night i got a virus with a program i was DL. So it took me less the 24hours to get somethen from Lime. Lime is like a slut shes hot and she will get you off but will leave you with a nasty STD or worse so stay away from LIME!!!
It is extremly easy to get a virus from downloading music because there are fake file's which are just viruses and while it say's something like finding sources it is actually putting several viruses into your pc. Lmewire has a thing in it which controls your computer i don't know what it is called but i will find out.
Okay, Limewire I don't really know about, but from what I've read eventually you WILL get a virus from it. As for KaZaa, it is the worst music downloader you can get. It installs a nasty little virus called altnet that is virtually impossible to get rid of. Imesh will also allow many viruses to get through to you. This is my observations on things.
I installed limewire - downloaded a few songs and thought is was to slow so I bought the pro version but when I wanted to uninstall the basic version it wouldn't let me and said the files are corrupted- so now I can't install the pro version or delete the basic- Sent a few e-mails to the support desk but they are not helpful- How do I get rid of this problem--Pls help!!!!!
Posted by: greg at March 6, 2006 09:59 AM
sorry i missed a letter in my e-mail address -pls reply on this message
I'd suggest getting Shareaza. Has NO parasites bundled with it and is goes pretty fast for me. But I'm on dial-up, so I'm not sure how fast it goes on high-speed connections. I know that Morpheus came with a couple trojans and went super-slow (and average of 0.3 - 2 BYTES per second. Kazaa, as everyone knows comes with lots of parasites. I tried Limewire, but it also came bundled with parasites. Shareaza is the only one I've been happy with so far. It's been great the last few months. As with all p2p programs, you have to watch what you download. They aren't going to scan every file uploaded/downloaded ya know.
I have an Mp3 and a very expensive computer and i want to download songs for my mp3 and i dont want my computer dto get a virus. My friend keep on telling me to buy cds but i only want 1 song from each artist so i think its too expensive.is ther any music download sites that have no viruses?
I've been very happy with iTunes.
How do i find viruses on songs that i downloaded? my brother wont tell me how and i want to no. also i have limewire and i wanted to no how do i get the songs from limewire to Windows Media Player.
Practically 95% of program downloads on Limewire are corrupted or include trojans/worms. Music files/videos and other downloads availbable on the program do also include viruses but not as much as if you do a search on a program. Off my head I remember file sizes: "851.7, 0.00, 0.00, 69.4" there's quite a few more but I'm not at home and this computer doesn't allow me to access the website with the viruses on. Go to www.download.com, do a search on Limewire and read the user reviews, a poster listed all of the viruses to look out for.
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