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13 Mar 2010   #1
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Widespread File Sharing App Integrates Popular AV......

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Widespread File Sharing App Integrates Popular Antivirus Engine.

The developer of one of the most widespread peer-to-peer file sharing applications, LimeWire, has partnered with AVG Technologies to protect its customers. The software company has licensed the AVG Anti-Virus SDK engine and integrated it into the commercial version of its product.

LimeWire is a Java-based cross-platform file sharing application boasting over 50 million unique monthly users. The program was originally written as a client for the Gnutella peer-to-peer (P2P) network, but has since added support for other protocols as well, such as BitTorrent.
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Widespread File Sharing App Integrates Popular Antivirus Engine - LimeWire partners with AVG to protect its premium customers - Softpedia

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13 Mar 2010   #2
Microsoft MVP

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I wouldn't go to LimeWire if it was the last site on Earth.
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13 Mar 2010   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

I didn't realise people still used Limewire, since the likes of Kazaa and Shareaza died I thought that type of P2P had been superseded by BitTorrent.
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13 Mar 2010   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tuckeratlarge View Post
I didn't realise people still used Limewire, since the likes of Kazaa and Shareaza died I thought that type of P2P had been superseded by BitTorrent.
nah, ppl still swear by it personally i wouldnt touch it with a 10ft barge pole! torrenting is too complicated for some.
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13 Mar 2010   #5

Arch Linux 64-bit
 
 

Ugh.

I listened to my brother and have always used µTorrent for my needs.

I installed LimeWire once to see what it was like and I couldn't find what I wanted. What I did find, though, were music files, picture files, etc. all named incorrectly.

My cousins have probably recently infected their PC through the use of LimeWire.
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14 Mar 2010   #6

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by malexous View Post
What I did find, though, were music files, picture files, etc. all named incorrectly
Hahaha thats what people used to do on napster to confuse the RIAA filters.

That's a clear indication that Limewire et al is not a safe method of piracy legitimate downloads.
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14 Mar 2010   #7

W7 X-64 RTM,SUSE 11.1, XP PRO SP3 as a VM, VMware ESXi
 
 

Hi there

Talk about "Dinosaur Technology".

If you must file share utorrent is the way to do it.

If you like conspiracy theories then I suspect they are only pushing this as it's easier for FBI / Music industry etc etc to check what's being file shared - and they can decode the content if they need to.

The newer algorithms in the latest versions of utorrent ensure that your streams are reasonably well encrypted too.

I'm not a fan of "Plaintext data" i.e unencrypted data being sent over the web unless absolutely necessary and there's no other way.

Cheers
jimbo.
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14 Mar 2010   #8

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
I wouldn't go to LimeWire if it was the last site on Earth.
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In my experience if you use Limewire it's only a matter of (not much) time before the system is thoroughly infected. I do malware cleanup in the field and it's typical that Limewire is installed on the infected computer - usually the "kids" computer. I explain to parents that antivirus will not protect the system if they keep using Limewire, but sometimes it doesn't help The fact that they've added AVG to the Pro version won't help since the kids are using the free version. Oh well, job security
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14 Mar 2010   #9
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W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Victek View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
I wouldn't go to LimeWire if it was the last site on Earth.
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In my experience if you use Limewire it's only a matter of (not much) time before the system is thoroughly infected. I do malware cleanup in the field and it's typical that Limewire is installed on the infected computer - usually the "kids" computer. I explain to parents that antivirus will not protect the system if they keep using Limewire, but sometimes it doesn't help The fact that they've added AVG to the Pro version won't help since the kids are using the free version. Oh well, job security

Yes the people I talk to always mention "kids" it makes me wonder who owns the PC the adults or the children.
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14 Mar 2010   #10

windows 7 ultimate 64 bit,Windows 7 ultimate 32 bit,Windows XP sp3 home
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
I wouldn't go to LimeWire if it was the last site on Earth.
limewire= a rocket heading for planet infection
AVG= guardian of planet infection

moral of story:
get u-torrent+ mse
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