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Limewire Is It Safe?


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#1 brant

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Posted 13 July 2006 - 04:31 AM

Hi all,

I am using the free file sharing software called limewire. I am just wondering how safe this is? Are any p2p networking programs safe?

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Posted 13 July 2006 - 04:43 AM

The program LimeWire 4.9.28 is safe. Some of the files are not.

Edited by Xpert, 13 July 2006 - 04:48 AM.


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Posted 13 July 2006 - 07:25 AM

See: http://p2p.malwareremoval.com/

Keep in mind that even if you use a spyware-free P2P application, you still have to contend with the possibility of downloading malicious files from unknown sources and infecting your system.
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Posted 13 July 2006 - 07:29 AM

It is reported that the newest version of limewire has added spyware. I do not know how reliable this source is but check here

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Posted 13 July 2006 - 07:37 AM

I have the SWI bookmark too but I believe it was last updated July 21, 2005.
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Posted 13 July 2006 - 07:41 AM

I have the SWI bookmark too but I believe it was last updated July 21, 2005.

I see, thanks for pointing that out.

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Posted 13 July 2006 - 07:55 AM

Your welcome.
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