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Old 04-15-2007, 11:45 AM   #1
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after i dled sumthin from limewire all of the sudden next day, limewire starts up even tho it isnt in the msconfig startup tab and i cant even open task manager. to get back the task manager i had to do a system restore. but i want to use limewire but i kinda want to get rid of it because it reopens it self after i exit it in the system tray
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Old 04-15-2007, 11:52 AM   #2
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That's the thing with flie sharing, you never know what will sneak in and screw with your computer. either a virus infected program, spyware, malware, ect. even micro$oft will make sure your computer screws up if your illegally downloading music files. They have the right to intercept the download.
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limewire was classified as spyware the program itself. i dont really know wat to do.
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Old 04-15-2007, 11:56 AM   #4
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after i dled sumthin from limewire all of the sudden next day, limewire starts up even tho it isnt in the msconfig startup tab and i cant even open task manager. to get back the task manager i had to do a system restore. but i want to use limewire but i kinda want to get rid of it because it reopens it self after i exit it in the system tray
What version of limewire do you have? Im using 4.12.6 What exactly did you download? The file extension that is? Also, did you bother to scan the file before you opened it?

Also, if you go into Limewires option you can remove certain file extensions which would assist in removing viruses/spyware/malware/rootkits/trojans/etc... ...


open command prompt and issue netstat -nab post results.
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Old 04-15-2007, 01:09 PM   #6
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The symptoms you describe sound very much like a variant of the Alcan worm which has been highly prevelant over the last 12 months. Once infected, the worm disables your command prompt, Task Manager and regedit. It also downloads hundreds/thousands of infected files to the victims hard drive and then enables Limewire on startup to spread them. The worm is easy to spot in a HijackThis log if you wish to post one to be on the safe side.
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Old 04-16-2007, 02:15 PM   #7
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That's the thing with flie sharing, you never know what will sneak in and screw with your computer. either a virus infected program, spyware, malware, ect. even micro$oft will make sure your computer screws up if your illegally downloading music files. They have the right to intercept the download.
microsoft can legally crew your computer up....!? in what way?
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Old 04-16-2007, 02:26 PM   #8
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That's the thing with flie sharing, you never know what will sneak in and screw with your computer. either a virus infected program, spyware, malware, ect. even micro$oft will make sure your computer screws up if your illegally downloading music files. They have the right to intercept the download.

See whats in bold? I have to disagree. Also, see whats in italic?
They have the right to intercept the download since when? I don't think they have 'proper authorization,' to do such a thing. And I sure don't remember reading it in any EULA, (End User License Agreement) or Privacy policy, Service Agreement, Legal Notices, from Microsoft stating such facts can you please post proof/evidence (links,articles,ezines,etc...) to backup your theory? Thanks, 0x0161

I will look deeper into this. Will post later with results.
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some files on limewire have dogey names and sizes, eg: an mp3 might just have the song name and not the artist and may be 100kb, in a lot of cases its an exe which is a virus and a lot of people get fooled. just be careful. i use limewire and dont have any problems
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Old 04-16-2007, 04:14 PM   #10
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ty. and i usually look at file sizes of things i want to dl b4 i do so i can tell if it is reasonable. a song is about 3mb to 4mb while games are like watever. bf2 demo from limewire is 1 gb. starcraft which i was dling was 108 mb pretty reasonable.
this happens on my friends comps too. ok done. +1 evryone to keep u guys happy.
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thanks for the rep! you should give torrents a go. i think they are better for large files such as games
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Old 04-16-2007, 06:00 PM   #12
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ty. and i usually look at file sizes of things i want to dl b4 i do so i can tell if it is reasonable. a song is about 3mb to 4mb while games are like watever. bf2 demo from limewire is 1 gb. starcraft which i was dling was 108 mb pretty reasonable.
this happens on my friends comps too. ok done. +1 evryone to keep u guys happy
I usually go into the 'options' of Limewire 4.12.6 and remove certain file extensions (.wma,.vbs. .wsh exe. etc...) that mostly consist of malicious code. I only use Limewire for music and books. I wouldnt dare download certain file extensions applications .exe they usually have bundled software with it. It's not that hard to do.


Also, with Limewire their are different ways to obtain a remote machines IP address (one your downloading from) and browse their shared folder and tons of other stuff. I wont mention or list.


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thanks for the rep! you should give torrents a go. i think they are better for large files such as games
Torrents are by far a better option, i used to use limewire and winmx and was allways picking up a virus/worm or some form of spyware so i changed to torrents, and i hardly get any, you should stay away from the exe files they tend to carry most of them, unfortunatly all software has exe files so its case of pot luck, you generaly find them fine. as long as you scan the file before opening it you should be ok,
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heres a tip, always preview the file before its done, such as a movie, if wmp says it cant play the mpeg file, cancel the download. and if it looks too good to be true, its probably too good to be true. (free games that are usually not free anywhere else) like say there was a thing called free counter strike with cd key, its probably just a cover up. and watch the file sizes.
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microsoft can legally crew your computer up....!? in what way?
They work with an outside company in wich all they do is monitor all file sharing networks and sites, with help from Microsoft by law they have the right to intercept the d/l (download) and then impliment the DRM. (Digital Rights Managment) wich puts in place ways to freeze up your cd/dvd burner or computer.

Don't ask me how i know this, i just know it's true.
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Torrents are by far a better option, i used to use limewire and winmx and was allways picking up a virus/worm or some form of spyware so i changed to torrents, and i hardly get any, you should stay away from the exe files they tend to carry most of them, unfortunatly all software has exe files so its case of pot luck, you generaly find them fine. as long as you scan the file before opening it you should be ok,
yeah i used to use limewire a lot , i still do in the rare case that i want just 1 song as it aint worth the fuss on torrents but if i want a whole album i just use a torrent or anything else large i will use a torrent
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They work with an outside company in wich all they do is monitor all file sharing networks and sites, with help from Microsoft by law they the right to intercept the d/l (download) and then impliment the DRM. (Digital Rights Managment) wich puts in place ways to freeze up your cd/dvd burner or computer.

Don't ask me how i know this, i just know it's true.


I believe you when you say that they have outside companys monitor file sharing networks. However, I don't believe they can intercept the download and freeze up your optical drive on your unit.


I used to work for a huge ISP in the USA and we had 3rd party vendors that would monitor our network(s) aswell as our own IT/NOC departments that would monitor our networks.

I have been using P2P networks since Napster days I never had any issues with any of my optical drives. (cd/dvd burners/players etc...) I must be lucky.


very interesting reply ~mr mixx~ thanks for the info.

P.S With limewire I obtain the remote machines IP address and do some information gathering on the remote host before downloading from it. I'm just double checking the source Im downloading it from.
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oh and one tip, with limewire turn OFF the file sharing. my friends IM account got hacked by someone who searched for 'Yahoo' on limewire. up popped his acount info and the dude logged on as him and started IMing me! and i also suggest not using limewire. its a virus magnet! once i had limewire and it screwed my computer up so bad we were so close to a format. and im still getting popups from nowhere land ROFL!
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Please check this out when you have a chance. http://antionline.com/showthread.php?t=275153


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They work with an outside company in wich all they do is monitor all file sharing networks and sites, with help from Microsoft by law they have the right to intercept the d/l (download) and then impliment the DRM. (Digital Rights Managment) wich puts in place ways to freeze up your cd/dvd burner or computer.

Don't ask me how i know this, i just know it's true.
Hmmm, can you post proof of this, sounds like complete BS to me lol.
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