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#1 rlestra5

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Posted 28 January 2005 - 12:36 PM

Hey Guys,
I'm new to the site so I'd appreciate if everyone could help me along. My question is this: I recently purchased a Dell Dimension 4700 system. The system works fine, I have virus protection and firewall protection. I have Corel Word Perfect, a CD Burning program, a PhotoShop program, etc. (all the things that would come packaged with a new comp) But now I'm wondering how I should go about getting music for my computer. I'd like to burn some CD's, and I'd like some music on my computer to listen to every once in awhile. In the past, I have experienced difficulty with programs like Kazaa, Morpheus, and Limewire. They maliciously install spyware, popups, and all other kinds of garbage onto your system that is difficult to remove afterward. Where can I download the music I want FREE? Obviously this is a concern for someone with a new system. I dont want to start having problems again. I'm assuming many of you on this site are experienced computer users, so I'm hoping someone can shed some advice on my question. Thanks again guys.

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#2 Wally

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Posted 29 January 2005 - 05:18 PM

Hi there I've used shareaza in the past, didn't find any spyware in it.you can get it here. http://www.download.com/Shareaza/3000-2166...tml?tag=lst-0-1 give it a try nothing to lose.
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Posted 31 January 2005 - 08:29 PM

Hey Guys,
I'm new to the site so I'd appreciate if everyone could help me along. My question is this: I recently purchased a Dell Dimension 4700 system. The system works fine, I have virus protection and firewall protection. I have Corel Word Perfect, a CD Burning program, a PhotoShop program, etc. (all the things that would come packaged with a new comp) But now I'm wondering how I should go about getting music for my computer. I'd like to burn some CD's, and I'd like some music on my computer to listen to every once in awhile. In the past, I have experienced difficulty with programs like Kazaa, Morpheus, and Limewire. They maliciously install spyware, popups, and all other kinds of garbage onto your system that is difficult to remove afterward. Where can I download the music I want FREE? Obviously this is a concern for someone with a new system. I dont want to start having problems again. I'm assuming many of you on this site are experienced computer users, so I'm hoping someone can shed some advice on my question. Thanks again guys.

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#4 trickydick

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Posted 31 January 2005 - 09:08 PM

WinMX has been getting good reviews, check it out.

WinMX is a FREE file-sharing program like no other. It allows you to connect, download, and share files with MILLIONS of other users through the decentralized WinMX Peer Network. Once WinMX is installed, you'll have access to one of the largest and most diverse networks of shared media files in the world. And unlike many other 'peer to peer' software providers, we respect your privacy and will never sell you out to spyware. When you download WinMX, you're getting WinMX and only WinMX, no bundled spyware, no ads, no B.S.

http://www.winmx.com/

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Edited by trickydick, 31 January 2005 - 09:09 PM.


#5 Izzy

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Posted 11 February 2005 - 02:57 AM

Kazaa, WinMX, Shreaza, Limewire. all those type of programs are illegal for because it is stealing music from the copywright owner. that's why they complain about it because they lose money. millions of dollars.

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Posted 14 August 2006 - 04:51 PM

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a really good music images and videos program is limewire its free and reliable u can download
seriously millions of tracks and movies all in a click of a button try it!!

regards, teen computer fix itlimewire.com

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Posted 14 August 2006 - 05:41 PM

Sorry but i have to say i wouldn't touch Limewire with a barge pole . It's one of the most spyware ridden apps on the planet.
Shareaza or Azureus ( bit torrent) are both spyware free apps , but the biggest danger with file sharing programmes is the actual files you download . You are putting your trust in people you don't know , that the files you are downloading , contain what the sender says they do. In reality a file that is tagged as Snow Patrol for example , may contain something entirely different such as a trojan. Unfortunately you're not going to know this until you open the file to play it and bang you're infected.

As has already been said consider the legal aspects as well , and also your ISP who , if suspects you are using up a lot of bandwidth and suspects you are file sharing , may put restrictions on your download capabilities.

If after all this you wish to risk the security of your new pc , then the two apps i've mentioned would be worth a bash.

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Posted 14 August 2006 - 07:35 PM

if u want to download anything that IS NOT COPYRIGHTED then its not illegal, and you are free to download at your discretion. BUT if you do decide to download COPYRIGHTED MATERIAL on any p2p networks, its your head. personaly i wouldn't bother with any p2p for music becuase most of it is protected and could get you in trouble.and the way u get spyware from kazaa and limewire, bearshare, so on, is by downloading files whom people have added something extra, that you don't know about, this can also include malicious software or a virus, so use caution, as you maynot know from who you get your music/games/whatever.

Edited by ussr1943, 14 August 2006 - 07:37 PM.

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Posted 15 August 2006 - 02:05 AM

ALL P2P programs are extremely hazardous sources of viruses and malware, in fact, next to warez the primary sites.

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Posted 15 August 2006 - 05:32 PM

I use Limewire. If you get the latest version from the official site their is no bundled software.

Also, if you want to listen to music on your computer use Windows Media Player. Although you can't download the files you can listen to full songs if you click on the "Guide" button. You can also use an internet radio to lsiten to music.

Hope that helps. :thumbsup:

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