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Old May 31st, 2008
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I refuse to run AVG free I found it crap had it on and then downloaded spyware doctor and it found and removed alot more now I run trend micro internet security pro and spyware doctor together and it seems to work well the only thing is trend micro has limewire classified as a dangerous site and wont let me download it I have to disable trend micro first and leave my aas hanging in the breeze to get it thses two together still is a long way from being protected though I still got a trojan in my pc
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How about this? I downloaded a song, which turned out to be one I didn't want. Not sure it was even a song. I tried to delete, and can't. I keep getting the message I can't delete because it's running in another program. I'm getting a sick feeling...
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Old June 7th, 2008
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Originally Posted by Cassey1009 View Post
How about this? I downloaded a song, which turned out to be one I didn't want. Not sure it was even a song. I tried to delete, and can't. I keep getting the message I can't delete because it's running in another program. I'm getting a sick feeling...
Have tried to cut your network connection then trying to delete it
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Old June 8th, 2008
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New Virus On Limewire called Trojan-Downloader.WMA.Wimad.n

WARNING: Viruses on network you should be aware of! (click on blue link)
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Old June 8th, 2008
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It worked! By starting in safemode, I was able to delete it. And yes, it was the aformentioned new virus, my symantecs anitvirus program isolated it.

Thank you!
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Old June 12th, 2008
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Default trojan horses and other nasty stuff..


I am quite new at LimeWire and I'm trying to download some games for ps2. I think I've tried about 10 different torrents by now and every single one has a trojan horse.....or some infected files... it's getting pretty annoying and I'm wondering if I'm doing something wrong, or are there really that many bogus torrents

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There are heaps of infected files available for download...torrents and files on the gnutella network.

Many program files that you search for within LW will be infected or not work because they're missing a key or missing some files. Always check the file with Bitzi before download.
How to use Bitzi

If you're searching for a file on a torrent site, always check the comments on the file...that's where you'll find out if the file's good or bad. If there are no comments on the file, I'd leave it alone

Sometimes it's just easier to buy the game.
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Old June 13th, 2008
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Default PS2 downloads

I found that Limewire is really poor for programs one of the few Ive got to work really well is the *Read The Forum Rules*program very good but if you want to download games your best bet would be a private torrent download there was one I found that was still open but I found it to confusing you might be a bit more up on how to upload and all that sort of stuff you have bonus hours and you have to give back what you take by uploading a percentage of what you download it all sounds really cool but I just couldnt figure it out the torrent is if you can figure this out you can get alot of stuff good luck

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Old May 31st, 2010
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thanks for informative post, security of your computer is first .

there isn't kasperky online scanner ??
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