Installing Limewire Question.

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  1. swmr macrumors regular

    swmr

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    Mod, please lock if discussion is not allowed.

    I downloaded an install of Limewire from the website, but the installation wants my admin account name and PW to change something. How safe is this exactly. I don't know if it has always wanted to do this since I created a separate admin account a few days ago. For a week I only had the one admin account so I guess it was all automatic.

    Also, what can I use to scan individual files and disk images for viruses. Naturally, using limewire for anything, you want to scan somethings.

    Any info is appreciated. Thanks!

    Mitch -- swmr
     
  2. dopey220 macrumors 6502

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    Discussion of this is allowed. Filesharing isn't inherently illegal. However, if you were talking specifically about pirating, that wouldn't be okay.

    Anyway, yeah, it's safe. Presumably, you're on a Mac, so you'll probably be alright if you don't scan anything.

    One more thing: Don't use Limewire. It sucks. Use Cabos instead. It connects to the same networks, but it's easier on the eyes and consumes MUCH less CPU power.

    http://cabos.sourceforge.jp/
     
  3. swmr thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks for the quick reply. Limewire is what I used on my PC and I have always scanned anything I wasn't sure of. I chose to still use it now just because I am familiar with it. I don't use it often but I found a use for it a few minutes ago.
     
  4. clevin macrumors G3

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    limewire is a java app. I don't understand why it would ask for admin password, which I strongly oppose.

    You can use frostwire tho, which is the free version of limewire.

    www.frostwire.com

    [​IMG]
     
  5. swmr thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks. I ended up downloading both but installing Frostwire.
     
  6. Hankster macrumors 68020

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    I've been using Limewire for years, I've never been asked for my password. If your copy is then there's something wrong. Delete it and download it again, make sure it's from the real Limewire site.
     
  7. sammich macrumors 601

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    Be careful. While you (on a mac) might not be susceptible to viruses, if you download something, and you give it to someone running windows, THEY will get the virus.
     
  8. swmr thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yep that is one of the reasons I was looking for something to scan files with. Sometimes I find a program I need, but virus's can just be "mislabeled" as that program, and then I have a problem.
     
  9. northy124 macrumors 68020

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    Limewire never ask for Passwords when installing unless it was that box you get when it ask if you want to install like you get with every other program??
     
  10. skwij macrumors 6502

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    For file scanning, I use ClamXav . I don't worry about anything on my Macs, but have ClamXav set to scan all mails, so that I don't inadvertently send something malicious on to Windows users.

    You can also just have ClamXav scan individual files.
     
  11. The General macrumors 601

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    So don't download programs using the Gnutella network! In fact, download download anything using the Gnutella network! It's all crap, all the time.

    http://www.transmissionbt.org
    http://www.dessent.net/btfaq/
     
  12. sadilak macrumors member

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    Dude, Dont bother around with Limewire, mp3 rocket etc etc. They just suck and ultimately destroy your pc/laptop or whatever you are using.
     

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