is it sketchy to use limewire?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by megadon, Apr 16, 2009.

  1. megadon macrumors 6502

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    my pc got absolutely ****ed because of limewire and all the stuff I downloaded. so will this happen if I download it onto my mac or is the virus protection good enough so I don't have to worry about it?
    thanks..
     
  2. Hellhammer Moderator

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    Limewire sucks! Use
    uTorrent instead. And yeah, Limewire is full of viruses and other crap. I use my old laptop for downloading torrents and other stuff
     
  3. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    There are no Mac viruses. Limewire is a terrible service, anyway. Just don't use it. Torrents are a far better means of collectively sharing files.
     
  4. megadon thread starter macrumors 6502

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    ok..thats guys..I was hoping there was a way around it..
    but it still makes my computer more susceptible to viruses right?
     
  5. MTShipp macrumors 6502a

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    Please explain. I am a n00b with a Mac (am trying to convert if :apple: will ship my damn computers!) so this is a serious request.
     
  6. Hellhammer Moderator

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    Most of the users uses Windows so it's more known than OS X so all viruses are for Windows. There are some trojans for Macs but you have to type admins password before they act.
     
  7. megadon thread starter macrumors 6502

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    so fast and easy to download utorrent, i love macs
     
  8. MTShipp macrumors 6502a

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    uTorrent is quick for Windoze too. I use it on them.
     
  9. Hellhammer Moderator

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    Yea it's the best. It's so small too (less than 300KB)
     
  10. megadon thread starter macrumors 6502

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    so I got utorrent, and other than the that interface, I cant really do much, every time i try to search for anything, it just closes..
    do i have to open an account or something?
     
  11. mastershakess macrumors 6502

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    google Torrents for how tos
     

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