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#1 cherylisfun

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Posted 26 April 2006 - 01:13 PM

I believe someone in my house is using MY computer to download kiddie porn on limewire.
Is there a way to track limewires history for future references? If I could get a time when it
is happening, I would know who it is.
Thank You =/

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Posted 26 April 2006 - 07:21 PM

You could uninstall it, and wait for the person to reinstall it.

Once they reinstall it, check the "created" time for the limewire folder.

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Posted 26 April 2006 - 08:33 PM

That sounds like a pretty good idea.

I am currently getting help on here with an infection problem....of adware/spyware, someone told me that maybe noone wasdoing it, it could be the infection, do you or anyone else for that matter know anything about that?

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Posted 26 April 2006 - 09:02 PM

An infection would not do an autmoated download of illegal files or any files. It would just cause excess adware, and possible spyware.

I would recommend the following applications to help remove any spyware or adware on your computer.


Ad-Aware SE from http://www.lavasoft.de/
There is a tutorial on how to run this here: Ad-Aware Tutorial

Spybot Search and Destroy from http://www.safer-networking.org/index.php?page=download
There is a tutorial on how to run this here: Spybot S&D Tutorial

SpywareBlaster from http://www.javacoolsoftware.com/spywareblaster.html
There is a tutorial on how to run this here: SpywareBlaster Tutorial

SpywareGuard from http://www.javacoolsoftware.com/spywareguard.html

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Posted 26 April 2006 - 10:17 PM

Hi cherylisfun

I have noticed that you have an active Highjack This thread.
It is probably best that you follow through with it. Before making
any changes to your system and or attempting to remove any
infection on your own. :thumbsup:

BTW jurgenv has replied.

Here is the link: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/ind...14&#entry273614

Edited by Scarlett, 26 April 2006 - 10:17 PM.

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Posted 26 April 2006 - 11:30 PM

o yes I am working with her, and only changing based on her advice.
I was just wondering if the downloads could have anything to do with
the infection.

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Posted 02 May 2006 - 08:26 AM

Allo Cherylisfun :thumbsup:

Although it's unlikely, the downloads could be the cause of your PC's infection, especially in porn clips.. Some clips will open your browser to various porn sites with lots of 'pop-ups' and they can slip adware/spyware onto your PC.

Also, Limewire itself has a reputation for containing spyware too :flowers: .

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Posted 13 May 2006 - 08:42 PM

Right on, WereBo. I have yet to see a computer working right that has Limewire on it. Or BearShare. Or Kazaa. P2P sites are close to the number one reason why the average computer user get infected.
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Posted 13 May 2006 - 10:10 PM

Right on, WereBo. I have yet to see a computer working right that has Limewire on it. Or BearShare. Or Kazaa. P2P sites are close to the number one reason why the average computer user get infected.

Its the reason I stopped using Bitorrent...I don't know what I had, but it pretty much fried my compy. :thumbsup:

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Posted 14 May 2006 - 03:52 PM

THANK YOU! More support to the atrocities of P2P programs like Limewire and Altnet. Can't remember whether it was a thread here, CastleCops, or Microsoft's Security Newsgroups but like I said in it, the majority of kids at my school are hooked on it! Even some of my friends whom I've worked my persuasion powers on refuse to give it up. Over and over I tell them there is NO FREE LUNCH! Nevertheless they ignore me... Well some intelligent ones or loyal friends have agreed to forfiet the freebie onslaught, so I even conducted a Limewire testing and proved that after a few downloads my machine was housing a bevy of malware. At least some people out there stay away from it! :thumbsup:
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Posted 14 May 2006 - 04:39 PM

I have limewire Pro and Ares because ARES is pretty fast i use it for everything I need......until recently I never had any computer problems i doubt limewire or ARES have anything to do with it though.......also when you run syware/virus removal programs regularly p2p programs dont cause much harm.......I did hear that people can steal your passwords for aim or msn messenger off of limewire though.....that sucks but a chance you take......

anywayz g2g

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Edited by stezieb, 14 May 2006 - 04:40 PM.


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Posted 14 May 2006 - 05:12 PM

i used to use limewire, until one day i realized with horror that i had only four percent of my computer's space left :thumbsup: and that was the end of my downloading, and the end of limewire for me, along with other useless programs. i had only meant to download a few things, and without realizing it had downloaded a LOT of 'few things.' (and now, after a huge amount of spring cleaning, i'm proud to say, i've got fifty-three percent of my computer space left! :D)

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Posted 15 May 2006 - 07:25 PM

Have you thought of locking down your computer so nobody but you can use it?
are you using win95 or xp ? you should be able to set up a POP (power-on-password)
through the bios . or password your account and only let the others have accounts
that they can't download with if thats possible. or some kinda of "net nanny" to block
the porn.

"Not everything that counts can be counted, and not everything that can be counted counts."

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Posted 15 May 2006 - 08:52 PM

P2P sites are bad news for your computer. I make a pretty good living cleaning up computers that have been to P2P sites, so just keep visiting these sites and help feed my kids! :thumbsup:

Like I said before, I have not seen ONE computer with P2P software on it that is working correctly. NOT ONE! And the problem is getting worse. It is easy to find studies on the subject if you look.
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From http://news.zdnet.com/2100-1009_22-5888062.html

Instant messaging and peer-to-peer fans are being hit with more worm and malicious code attacks than ever before, according to research reports. The number of threats detected for IM and peer-to-peer networks rose a whopping 3,295 percent in the third quarter of 2005...
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A legal way to download music is to subscribe to Napster. I did. It cost's me $10 per month, which is about 1/5 of what I was spending a month on CDs before subscribing. I get to download pretty much everything I want, malware CLEAN!

Edited by Albert Frankenstein, 15 May 2006 - 08:58 PM.

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Posted 15 May 2006 - 09:57 PM

Yep, no way do I need that crapware on my box, about 4years ago
I heard "oh man, you got to get this kazaa thing " and thinking
I don't think so.(file sharing with a bunch of distant strangers,
sounds safe :thumbsup: ) then hearing about all the malware bundled and telling
friend "dump it" but he was "addicted" and said "this is kazaa lite"
(only half the malware :flowers: )at which point I told him your on your own.
haven't seen him in a coulpe years(he moved), but heard he bought
a new computer cause the"old one"(2yrs) wouldn't work anymore, go figure :trumpet:

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