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#1 deathslaught

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Posted 12 April 2007 - 11:48 PM

Hey, I need your help. My friends use LimeWire a lot and I would love to use Limewire to download music and use it but there has been word that Limewire has a virus in it so I am afraid to download it. is there any way to not get the virus and still be able to download from Limewire? I currently have Norton AntiVirus 2004, and i just updated it. If this is not enough, i might get a antivirus from a store so which one do you reccommend? please reply quickly! thanks a lot :thumbsup:

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Posted 13 April 2007 - 12:33 AM

It's not the Limewire so much as it's the "payload". Meaning it's not the service, it's what you download thats corrupted with malware, quite often.

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#3 deathslaught

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Posted 13 April 2007 - 11:56 PM

So if I scan all the songs I download, and delete the infected files, will I be safe? and is there a way to download any song without getting any viruses?

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Posted 14 April 2007 - 06:50 AM

So if I scan all the songs I download, and delete the infected files, will I be safe?

No, but you will be safER. At least from viruses, but not enforcers of the law of the land.


and is there a way to download any song without getting any viruses?

Download from legitimate sites instead of using P2P.

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Edited by jgweed, 14 April 2007 - 06:51 AM.

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Posted 14 April 2007 - 10:48 AM

can you give me a legitimate site to download from?

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Posted 15 April 2007 - 10:33 PM

just right click on something you are about to download or already downloaded ( in the limewire window) and choose scan with bitzi. That will tell you whether it is legit or not. And you should always scan everything you download before opening it, thats a given, not just for music.




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