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OF COURSE ANY COMPUTER TECH OR PERSON WITH SOME ADVANCED COMPUTER KNOWLEDGE KNOWS TO STAY AWAY FROM, LIMEWIRE, KAZAA, MORPHEUS,BITCOMET ALL OF THESE HAS TON OF ADWARE/MALWARE/SPYWARE.!!!!!!!! I feel bad for your system :>(

Just to clarify limewire is 100% spyware free, but as with any p2p app be careful what you download with it.

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and btw - most p2p sharing programs connect to the similar if not the same network - so it's wrong to say that limewire is full of viruses - any p2p is full of viruses - but you could say that the share network is full of files which contain viruses, limewire has nothing to do with it

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the actual program limewire has no viruses or spyware...

its just idiots that get viruses by downloading files (disguised as porn or something) like to start rumors

just use your head before you click 'download', make sure you have an antivirus, and you should be fine.

if you just think logically, you shouldnt really get any viruses.

ex: you're downloading some image editing program (like photoshop or something), and it says the filesize is 500kb.  Well, obviously 500kb's is WAY too small, so if you get a virus, then its not limewires fault, its your fault for just not thinking straight.

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Not true.. most zipped folders have something in the lines of virus bug trojan...trust me i scan everything.. i have to download at least 5 of the same thing to get on without something harmful  :twisted:

also yes limewire has spyware in its code.. many spyware scanners i use detect limewire as spyware such as Comcast spyware scanner and a couple others

ive tried download fraps.. it was the right size and everything because i checked what the size was..and three out of 4 had a bug

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id like to see a proof of this - not he said she said proof, but actual proof ;) - i use limewire very often and I like it, its fast, doesnt take up much resources, and as far as Im informed its spyware free :)

At one point in the game yes Limewire did have spyware to get information about the users.  But after user complaints they released a newer version that had no spyware.

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/news/archive/2002/01/04/financial1758EST0370.DTL

http://news.com.com/2100-1038-5215028.html

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Not true.. most zipped folders have something in the lines of virus bug trojan...trust me i scan everything.. i have to download at least 5 of the same thing to get on without something harmful  :twisted:

also yes limewire has spyware in its code.. many spyware scanners i use detect limewire as spyware such as Comcast spyware scanner and a couple others

ive tried download fraps.. it was the right size and everything because i checked what the size was..and three out of 4 had a bug

fraps is obviously a smaller program.  the method wont work for ALL files, but for a lot, it will.

as for the spyware part...what swimmer said.

also, just b/c some spyware scanner detects it as spyware doesnt mean that it <i>is</i>

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At one point in the game yes Limewire did have spyware to get information about the users.  But after user complaints they released a newer version that had no spyware.

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/news/archive/2002/01/04/financial1758EST0370.DTL

http://news.com.com/2100-1038-5215028.html

Swimmer is absolutely right. I have already argued this point with another user months ago and provided about 15 links to convince him.

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