Hey, I recently downloaded LimeWire after reccommendation from a friend, but i read on a spyware database website that LimeWire was potentially dangerous. Also, there's the fact that there is no License Agreement screen.
Have i swarmmed my PC with Spyware, Viruses, or stuff like that??
Limewire is not dangerous. Limewire does not come bundled with spyware (if obtained from click here). Limewire in itself is not illegal.
Provided that some care is taken in the choice of files to download (avoid exe/zip files etc..) and provided that a PC is equipped with adequate AV and ASW progs., there is only a very minimal security risk.
I know this because I used Limewire for many years, not because I read it in an article somewhere! Now I use Frostwire (essentially the same source code as Limewire) click here partly because of click here.
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I have been using limewire for some time with no problems but recently downloaded an .avi file and found it not only closed my WMP when opened but also closed Windows explorer. It did this every time I looked at the folder it was saved to until I managed to delete it by quickly right-clicking before the window appeared. Now Limewire wont work (it also keeps closing ('Limewire has encountered a problem and needs to close') and java wont install. Any ideas? Ive run AV and ASW.