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    wow...old thread of mine
    Limewire completely messed up my PC months ago, causing me to not be able to do backups and much worse. I ended up just deleting it and haven't used it since.
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    u using xp? hmmm it sounds like it may have been a virus. i use limewire all the time and never had those kind of problems.

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    I've heard that lime wire is full of virus issues? I'm looking for a site to download cartoons like American Guy or King of the Hill. Something around the half hour and ideally cartoon as its light harted and easy to watch. Videos4blackberry is great but looking for another.



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    Quote Originally Posted by rextilleon View Post
    Is there a policy in this forum against stealing music and videos via P2P?

    It is not the "stealing" part, it is the "getting caught" part...


    ...even though, given recent RIAA antics, they fully DESERVE whatever losses they are suffering


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    Quote Originally Posted by stuart B View Post
    I've heard that lime wire is full of virus issues? I'm looking for a site to download cartoons like American Guy or King of the Hill. Something around the half hour and ideally cartoon as its light harted and easy to watch. Videos4blackberry is great but looking for another.



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    Indeed, Stuart -- and anybody else who uses P2P without researching it first: here is a slightly dated (2004) but still valid detailed account of how you get exploited (by Kazaa first):

    http://www.searchlores.org/p2P_shin.htm

    Quoting from there:


    *****
    As you can see, the following spywares were added:
    AltNetPoints Manager, P2P NETWORKING, Search Upgrader, and Trickler(GAIN, sporting a new name). The rest, Run Once, Run OnceEx, RunServices and Run Services Once were clean. The startup foldrer in C:\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\StartUp was clean. But when I opened Internet Explorer, several icons and tools were icons were added to its tool bars. Those included a My Search icon and tool, plus a Yahoo button, Ask Jeeves button, LookSmart button, a file option that sent me to http://kd.mysearch.myway.com/jsp/FLm...=KD&searchfor= site, plus a customize and My Search.
    I closed KaZaA down and tried to resume my normal everyday activities which amouted to downloading off UseNet and writing this article. No go. My Internet connection had slowed down to a virtual crawl.
    *****

    READ it, all ye seekers

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    Quote Originally Posted by stuart B View Post
    I've heard that lime wire is full of virus issues? I'm looking for a site to download cartoons like American Guy or King of the Hill. Something around the half hour and ideally cartoon as its light harted and easy to watch. Videos4blackberry is great but looking for another.



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    anything involving P2P opens the possibility to virus and/or trojan attacks. you take that risk when you use the program or any at that matter

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    Blackberrys can't play the windows media player format that some of the limewire movies are dl as, bb's can only play mp4, and 3gpp formats.

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    yea pretty much quicktime formats

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    Bloodyhell!! That's scary! I really didn't realise that there could be such a major problem?! The mad part of this is that I'm happy to pay for the right virus free videos but finding a site that is worth the possible charge is harder than finding a free site.

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    well normally pay sites are a little more filtered for virus free media but there are NO guarantees

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    Don't get me wrong I know that there is never a guarentee. Any past videos that I've downloaded has always been done via my pc and hopefully the security software would pick up any problems. I'm unsure if there is any protection on my BB and are not prepared to take the risk downloading anything direct.
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    yea normally as long as you keep your virus software up to date then you should be ok

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    im not even sure what an mu3 file is

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