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Yet another reason to steer clear of Windoze ANYTHING!
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I believe it depends on the circumstances, of course you can find legit WMA files, which are songs ripped via Windows Media Player, however majority need licenses to play them, the same is with WMV and MOV, these are also to do with majority brand video players Windows Media Player and QuickTime.

With Anti-Virus, Spyware, and Firewalls, I would suggest trying something that you can feel comfortable using, and is somewhat user friendly.
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...to stay away from anything developed in Redmond.

On a serious note, I'd be obliged to hear from any Mac users regarding viruses/spyware/adware.

I NEVER use the LW player, but I have opened one .wma while online. Luckily, it didn't/couldn't install anything, and when I saw the file wasn't music, I tossed it and vowed never to touch .wma files again.
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... On a serious note, I'd be obliged to hear from any Mac users regarding viruses/spyware/adware.

I NEVER use the LW player, but I have opened one .wma while online. Luckily, it didn't/couldn't install anything, and when I saw the file wasn't music, I tossed it and vowed never to touch .wma files again.
Mac users have little to be concerned about re: viruses. Except if you want to play wma files, I'd recommend VLC - (click on link) _ (choose nearest mirror site) so no WMA files can force a popup window or redirect you to a dialler site. Using other players will do this. VLC won't allow it to happen!

You didn't say which mac os you're using but there are no OSX viruses at present. But still, if you're sharing such files, make sure you scan them with a AV program 1st so it doesn't potentially affect other windows users should the file be suspicious.

I personally always try to stay clear of wma files. BTW there is a couple of wma converters out there for mac; ie: convert to aiff or mp3. The previous the better.
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There are a lot of MOV (QuickTime) files on Gnutella which do exactly what their WMA/WMV equivalents do i.e., redirecting you to a website. Furthermore, Mac OS contains no magic whatsoever, if there are few viruses or even none, it's only because the small marketshare of Apple isn't worth the effort. That said, I'm pretty sure a lot of people are grinding their blades currently and as soon as the Intel-Mac is widespread, there will be a big gore feast. I mean, they really deserve to be punished for not skipping x86 in favour of the much more secure AMD64 platform at the very least.
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Likewise, VLC will not allow any type of file (afaik) to redirect you & that includes MOV files. QuickTime player however will!
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since having problems recently with LW loading on its own i downloaded Ad Aware and Ewido antispyware along with my AVG and microsoft antispyware
i love those new programs! I used to run ASquared which was also good, but for some reason it got corrupted. Even though i deleted it and tried to download it again it is still corrupted so i gave up on it.
as for wma files...i never download them, but i make a point to scan everything I DO download before playing it!
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hi i have a question ? i have only one antivirus protection and it's with microsoft firewall and this won't let me recieve no connection with limewired . plus i had to pay to get limewired. 48 bucks with change. so should i get ewido antispyware .. and what is AVG how much does it cost. also i wanted to know if on top of this screen when i sign on here it has some free download stuff and it tells you free of charges. i know i know too many question. i just don't like to kill to much time on the same area. which it has been 3 days trying to figured out what going on with my limewired, i also did the test and it tell me that is working . but it's being block like i said before with microsoft firewall. could you help me with one or all my questions. thank you have anice day.
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OK, lets go:
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You should only run one AV program, if you run more than one they could corrupt each other or crash your PC.

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and it's with Microsoft firewall
MS firewall is not a proper firewall because it cannot protect you from any virus, Trojan, spyware or windows app already on your PC from accessing the internet while a real firewall, like ZoneAlarm or Norton Personal Firewall, will

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plus i had to pay to get limewired. 48 bucks with change
You got your LW from a scam site, contact your CC company and get your money back. NB. LW Basic is free and LW Pro only cost $18.80.

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should i get ewido anti-spyware
I use it and it is very good so I would recommend that you get it.

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what is AVG how much does it cost
AVG is an anti-virus application and I believe it is free.

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also i wanted to know if on top of this screen when i sign on here it has some free download stuff and it tells you free of charges
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it has been 3 days trying to figured out what going on with my limewired, i also did the test and it tell me that is working . but it's being block like i said before with Microsoft firewall
Sorry, I do not personally use MS firewall because it is nonsense but maybe one of the other forum members will help you.



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