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  #41 (permalink)  
Old February 2nd, 2007
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Actually, Lord of the Rings, you are correct. In many countries sharing music, even software is not illegal due to copywrite regulations; however sharing copywrited material in most large countries is illegal (particularly in the US and the UK). You're also right about the spreading of virus's. That is also illegal in most major countries. So with that in mind, we shouldn't be blaming each other for getting virus's, and we certainly shouldn't be saying people deserve the virus's*—*especially when we don't even know what country they're in or their copywrite laws. This is an open source community, surely we can help each other out without being pricks to one another. ...and Tquin, sorry I don't know much about proxies... If you're on a mac, just change your firewall settings to allow port 8118 and to allow your filesharing program and I think you'll be good to go. That can be found in System Preferences under "sharing." If you're on a PC, I think you go to Control Panel and choose internet preferences. And I'm not 100% certain but I think you can set that up somewhere in there... ??? someone correct me if I'm wrong ??? And I don't know how to do it in linux, since I've never used a proxy. Hope that helps. Oh yeah...I tested clamwin's ability to scan downloads. I does not scan incoming files on Windows. ClamXav (mac) does; however. Good luck y'all!

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Old September 5th, 2007
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Please also check this thread: WARNING: Viruses on network you should be aware of! (click on blue link)
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Old September 9th, 2007
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Default A virus?

I have "successfulliy" downloaded three or four songs but when I try to play them, I get Bill Clinton's comment from his impeachment. I have run the entire McAfee virus scan, I retored my system to a week ago, and I re-installed Limewire but nothing will remove that message. Any ideas? Thanks, Bob Kelley
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Old September 9th, 2007
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Hey Bob, Try these fixes in the Link below.

If the file won't delete from LW's library (right click > delete) or from your saved folder (go to LW's library, click on the file & click Explore) try starting your computer in safe mode, see if it will delete then.
Microsoft Corporation

Otherwise, try one of the tools here (I've used both Unlocker & DelinVfile).
Incomplete Download File won't delete at all.

If your computer seems weird since you downloaded the fake file, make sure to update your AV & scan your computer.

Hope this helps.
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Old September 21st, 2007
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Red face help

hello everyone i have slight problem and need some help? lime wire is telling me still connecting to the gnutella network and also says limewire has detected a firewall could it be possible that i have a virus? it has been saying and has not connected for 4 days and i have tried everything restarted my pc refreshes its not working! so if anyone would be so kind and help? post up info or send me an email please at edited to protect the identity of yet another person who can't read the forum rulez thanks
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Old December 20th, 2007
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Smile DomPlayer

Hi1 I'm new to this. Hope you can help me. I've been downloading the ******* series. Was successful the past few weeks. However. I am not able to open [edit]. It says I need to go to and download the domplayer. Could you help me figure out how to go around this. From what i've read, domplayer is malware.

Will appreciate a response to this concern.


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Last edited by birdy; December 20th, 2007 at 10:40 PM. Reason: Removing series name
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Old December 20th, 2007
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I understand that there were only 11 episodes, due to the writers strike, i.e. the series was curtailed.

Do a bit of research to see if I'm right, if so then your E12 is a fake.
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Old December 20th, 2007
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Default Thanks!

Thank you for replying to my query. I did check as you suggested and you were right.

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Old January 17th, 2008
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Use a Mac......
It don't matter then......
If you download a virus.....
Throw it into trash....Empty Trash.....
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hi im new
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