Does LimeWire Have Adware and Other Garbage I Wouldn't Want On My Mac?

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by SamIchi, Feb 15, 2005.

  1. SamIchi macrumors 68030


    Aug 1, 2004
  2. Nermal Moderator


    Staff Member

    Dec 7, 2002
    New Zealand
    The only adware it includes is a link to, which is only visible while LimeWire is running. So it's not a problem :)
  3. ham_man macrumors 68020


    Jan 21, 2005
    Though it may not have adware, many people have said that Limewire slows down your system alot. That is the only thing that I have really heard negatively about it...
  4. DaiKirai macrumors member

    Jan 17, 2005
    That's probably a consequence of it being written in Java, not anything the programmers did wrong (except perhaps choosing that language to program in.)

    Anyway, I've only used the apps on Linux, but I'd recommend aMule as a better alternative.
  5. tristan macrumors 6502a

    Jul 19, 2003
    high-rise in beautiful bethesda
    My guess is that the architecture of OSX makes spyware a lot harder to write, because an app doesn't run with root privileges.

    Anyway, I've used both Limewire and Acquisition and have been happy with both.

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