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#1 tireddad

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Posted 19 October 2005 - 08:05 PM

My kid's computer has Limewire music sharing on it...just HOW dangerous is this from a virus perspective?

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Posted 19 October 2005 - 08:16 PM

LimeWire is spyware until it stops calling home (or gives the user the option of turning it off). Period.Having said that, the real danger lies in not scanning what is downloaded before opening it.
Spike's advice: Backup your data routinely.

#3 jgweed

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Posted 19 October 2005 - 09:44 PM

The SANS Institute continues to list p2p file sharing as one of the top ten vulnerabilites in Windows. Read #7 in their list:

http://www.sans.org/top20/#w4

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#4 matt123

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Posted 19 October 2005 - 09:59 PM

I have a similar program, eTomiPro, and it has caused me some problems. I am still not on top of this issue. It has caused my Program Files to freeze up and not respond. It does have its advantages, so don't force your kid to delete it, he probably gets alot of use out of it. Just be sure that he knows to scan the files before opening them.

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Posted 19 October 2005 - 10:09 PM

Well said. I use emule, and have no problems since I learned to scan before viewing.
Spike's advice: Backup your data routinely.

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Posted 21 October 2005 - 06:52 PM

My kid's computer has Limewire music sharing on it...just HOW dangerous is this from a virus perspective?

is it dangerous to have limewire in your computer
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Posted 21 October 2005 - 07:01 PM

bob32 - Limewire is one of the P2P (peer-to-peer e.g. <your computer> to <my computer>) filesharing applications which by their nature make parts of your system accessible to the outside world. Thus greatly reducing your system security.

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Posted 23 October 2005 - 08:07 PM

I personally have been using limewire for a while now, downloading music, on a paid server. As long as you keep an eye on the files, (scanning before download, or have something that scans on completion of download) it works fine.

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Posted 17 November 2005 - 06:50 PM

You mentioned that your kid has this on his computer. You want to be carefull with this because there is alot of porn and offesive stuff that can be found on it.

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Posted 17 November 2005 - 07:44 PM

If like some of the other P2P you can block out the offensive stuff by entering words into a list like S*X, S**T, F**K etc. and that is protected by a password. that will stop most of it if not all that feature that into the filename but some files are named incorrectly to just annoy people.

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Posted 18 November 2005 - 12:50 PM

Your child should be ashamed of himself. Real men use BITTORRENT.

Kids these days.... >.>

Edited by Auritribe, 18 November 2005 - 12:53 PM.


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Posted 19 November 2005 - 06:49 AM

what is BITTORRENT?

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Posted 19 November 2005 - 03:55 PM

Please read this very fine article by Paperghost about BitTorrent

http://www.vitalsecurity.org/2005/06/auror...ed-and-175.html

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Posted 20 November 2005 - 08:41 PM

Excellent article.
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Posted 13 December 2005 - 09:52 PM

I heard their latest version 4.93 or wahtever it is up to now is supposed to be one of the few file sharing utlities ou there that doesn't have spyware or adware. From my own experience using it I would say that it is not entirely without issues.
I find many downloads are corrupted and Avast alerts me to virus or trojans when I try to open some.
Certainly it is advised to not open anything you download through P2p without scanning the files with a good AV program.




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