Downloading from Limewire

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  1. rs7 macrumors regular

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    I just read about a trojan on Limewire. Two questions...
    1. Would the trojan show in my downloads next to what I downloaded, allowing me to clearly see it and just delete it?
    2. If I'm just downloading files/text documents, am I at risk? Or is it only a risk when downloading applications?

    Thanks
     
  2. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    Normally the trojan is embedded in the software you are downloading.

    The only way to really avoid it is to only download legitimate files from legitimate sites.
     
  3. Jethryn Freyman macrumors 68020

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    You will have to supply your administrator password to the trojan to allow it to affect your system. Don't download applications over Limewire.

    Downloading movies and music and text files is normally safe, but if they ask for your password, they are a disguised application, and a trojan. Remember that there are often vulnerabilities discovered in Quicktime which can be exploited by specially crafted movie files.

    Really, Limewire is a terrible P2P network.
     
  4. glasserp macrumors regular

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    Agreed. I'm not really sure why so many people use it anymore. There are much better (and easier) alternatives if you're looking for something in particular . . .
     
  5. SHADO macrumors 6502a

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    Yea you just gotta know where to look :p
     
  6. conradz macrumors newbie

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    Give me some clues as to where to look.
    I'm a novice.
    Thanks.
     
  7. Osarkon macrumors 68020

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    You want us to tell you where to look to download illegally?

    Hmmmmm, i think not. :p
     
  8. ajvizzgamer101 macrumors 65816

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    Yeah, don't download Application from Limewire. NEVER EVER!!!!

    Though I do download Music and Movies from them but I never download apps.
     
  9. gigapocket1 macrumors 6502a

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    i'm actually quite interested myself.. where do u all download? where is the safest way to download?
     
  10. dophineh macrumors member

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    I use Acquisition sometimes for p2p. It's pretty obvious when files are fakies.

    I don't do too many torrents, because my campus tracks/monitors uploads.

    Is there a way to download torrents without uploading, I know this is selfish, but given I'm on a college campus, it's essential.
     
  11. messedkid macrumors 6502

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    It is possible. Uploading torrents is called "seeding", and within torrent apps, there should (using Transmission as an example) be an option to limit upload and download speeds. I usually have download speed set at unlimited, and upload speed capped at 0kb/s, meaning I do not upload.

    Not seeding/uploading will make you (and myself) a leecher, and is frowned upon by the torrent community. Some trackers even ban leecher IPs (or at least threaten to).
     
  12. richard.mac macrumors 603

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    File Sharing (Limewire, etc) App for Mac
     
  13. uaecasher macrumors 65816

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    if you want safe and not illegal softwares go to download.com or http://www.apple.com/macosx/get/ if you want illegal sites then sorry we can't tell you :p
     
  14. bartzilla macrumors 6502a

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    I'm not going to preach on the rights and wrongs but there really are some times where if you don't know where and how, then you really shouldn't.
     
  15. Jethryn Freyman macrumors 68020

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    Message to a forum moderator: would you please tell me why my posts in this thread are being deleted? (twice now. No forum rules broken.) Could you send me a PM?
     
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