Limewire Blues

  9nailer9 18:01 19 Nov 2005

I have uninstalled Limewire because when I connected it started downloading unrequested pornographic files. I have deleated these files but i want to give my computer to my grandaughter and I cant guarantee she wont reinstall the programme. Has anyone any idea what is causing this problem, and how i can cure it,

  Trackrat 18:41 19 Nov 2005

Try this little program.

click here

  sinbad1 18:47 19 Nov 2005

the old version of limewire contains malware/spyware.
would suggest using
click here
click here
click here
to remove any infections.

I would also point out to your grandaughter that whilst p2p programs are legal, downloading of copywrite material is illegal and she does so at her own risk.

  Skyver 18:54 19 Nov 2005

Limewire may have come bundled with spyware - scan your PC with this click here and download and install this click here

As for preventing installation of Limewire in future, difficult to do without restricting all kinds of other things, whether you're using Windows 98, ME or XP. You could setup a folder in Program Files called Limewire and make it Hidden and Read Only, but that's very easy to overcome once you get to know Windows.

  friedcarp 19:36 19 Nov 2005

  9nailer9 20:23 19 Nov 2005

Thanks for your suggestions, I have tried the programes that sinbad1 and skyver recomended then reinstalled Limewire. Unfortunatly the shared file fills up with these porno files (yes Friedcarp they are unrequested) Has anyone else had this experience?

  sinbad1 22:24 19 Nov 2005

did any of the programs suggested show problems if what were they?and were they deleted or quarenteed.

if the problem has reoccured then turn off system restore reboot and then enable again as nasties can reside in the system restore.

  alan227 10:46 20 Nov 2005

I thik the best thing you can do in unistall Limewire and go to thi URL and install HJT and post a log in the Neo planet forum.

click here

  wilco33 11:20 20 Nov 2005

I've been using Limewire a few weeks & had no problems of this kind.Have had spyware etc but nothing serious as I have adequate detection tools/firewall etc.

  ACOLYTE 11:32 20 Nov 2005

Empty the share folder,then the incomplete folder,there should'nt then be any files on your pc unless you ask to download them,also make sure there is no downloads pending.

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