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#1 im_no_good_with_computers

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Posted 24 July 2006 - 12:31 PM

i know the old one is bundled with spyware, but is the new one?
the 4.0.10 or something idk the exact numbers.

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Posted 24 July 2006 - 01:09 PM

No it isnt.

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Posted 02 August 2006 - 10:14 AM

I have been using it (version 4.12) for quite some time and have had not a problem. However, the .mov files seem to be used for a lot of porn sites. Just be very careful also. For instance, if you are looking for the Eagle' Farewell Tour on DVD and it brings up a result of 10 kb executable, then you have got to know that it is not a video file. It has to be some form of malware or spyware. Evene though there are some legitimate .mov files out there, mostly porn is found on those.

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Posted 04 August 2006 - 02:52 AM

I have been using it (version 4.12) for quite some time and have had not a problem. However, the .mov files seem to be used for a lot of porn sites. Just be very careful also. For instance, if you are looking for the Eagle' Farewell Tour on DVD and it brings up a result of 10 kb executable, then you have got to know that it is not a video file. It has to be some form of malware or spyware. Evene though there are some legitimate .mov files out there, mostly porn is found on those.


I'm glad they have the little filtering device on the side, it's a lot easier to click a different format than to shift threw 10quatrillion .mov files that, like you said, are all porn anyway...doesn't matter what the title says it's all lies! haha Seriously though, it's gotten so bad that I don't even think of looking at .mov files anymore

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Posted 04 August 2006 - 06:33 AM

The problem with P2P file sharing is less with the application than with the content of the files themselves, since you are never certain about the reliability of the source. This activity has consistently been identified as one of the major sources of computer infections, so use the utmost care in downloading files or avoid its use completely.
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Posted 04 August 2006 - 07:50 AM

An additional bit of info.

http://www.spywareinfo.com/newsletter/arch...06/aug1.php#p2p

Is That Filesharing Program Infected?
http://www.spywareinfo.com/articles/p2p/
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Posted 04 August 2006 - 02:30 PM

Newest is 4.0.12.5

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Posted 05 August 2006 - 03:58 PM

hi,

you can get an incredible amount of junk via limewire

also you never know if the stuff is legal or not

-pp

Edited by PeterPowell, 05 August 2006 - 03:59 PM.

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And darkness upon the deep. And the spirit of ARPA moved upon the face of the network.
And ARPA said, 'Let there be a protocool', and it was so. And ARPA saw that it was good.
And ARPA said, 'Let there be more protocools', and it was so. And ARPA saw that it was good.
And ARPA said, 'Let there be more networks', and it was so.


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Posted 05 August 2006 - 04:32 PM

hi,

you can get an incredible amount of junk via limewire

also you never know if the stuff is legal or not

-pp

You only get the 'Junk' you click to download.Also it looks like Limewire is being sued. There is no doubt most is not legal.

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Posted 05 August 2006 - 05:29 PM

Also it looks like Limewire is being sued.

not really surprising..... they closed down Napster, then they went after Kazza.... now it's limewires turn.
They'll get them all in the end.
But... on saying that, i've never had a problem with anything that i've downloaded from limewire.
You just have to be sensible and carefull.

Edited by Starbuck, 05 August 2006 - 05:30 PM.

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Posted 05 August 2006 - 05:34 PM

Also it looks like Limewire is being sued.

not really surprising..... they closed down Napster, then they went after Kazza.... now it's limewires turn.
They'll get them all in the end.
But... on saying that, i've never had a problem with anything that i've downloaded from limewire.
You just have to be sensible and carefull.

Totally agree with that.
As long as you have some common sense you should be fine.




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