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#1 merlin2755

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Posted 10 August 2007 - 09:17 PM

Recently after downloading music files from Limewire, they zip themselves after I shut down. When I get back on to listen to them, I cannot unzip them or play them. Have I picked up a virus or something and how can I get rid of this zip program??

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#2 DanC1186

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Posted 08 September 2007 - 02:03 PM

Are you able to play them before you reboot? Your saying that upon a reboot your files are zipping themselves?

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Posted 10 September 2007 - 02:33 PM

Sounds like you have a worm. Check out the thread below for more info & advice
Music files changing to zip or exe: some info



(http://www.gnutellaforums.com/general-windows-support/71296-music-files-changing-zip-exe-some-info.html)

#4 Neonwave

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Posted 15 September 2007 - 09:21 AM

Limewire itself contains viruses. Read more at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Limewire

It is also said even after removing Limewire, it does not remove the viruses. So, use at your own risk.

Edited by Neonwave, 15 September 2007 - 09:22 AM.


#5 tg1911

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Posted 15 September 2007 - 10:54 AM

Sorry Neonwave, but you are mistaken.
LimeWire contains no Virus', or Spyware.
Is this what you were referring to, in the Wiki article:

Prior to April 2004, the free version of LimeWire was distributed with a bundled program called LimeShop (a variant of TopMoxie), which was considered by computer security experts to be spyware. Among other things, LimeShop monitored online purchases in order to redirect sales commissions to Lime Wire LLC. Uninstallation of LimeWire would not remove LimeShop.

If you'll notice, this was prior to April 2004.
Newer versions, are clean.
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Posted 16 September 2007 - 07:55 AM

Ah, my bad.




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