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Windows 7: Limewire Shut Down

28 Oct 2010   #41
LiquidSnak

W7 Professional x64
 
 

So it's ok to shoplift from walmart, rather than your corner market, because it's a huge corporation?


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28 Oct 2010   #42
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Wait.. are you saying that if a corporation/artist is successful, that theft of their property is less important??? Sounds like a bad case of situational ethics to me...
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28 Oct 2010   #43
Dark Nova Gamer

Windows 7 Ultimate, OS X 10.7, Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

Limewires needed to die for a while now, hopefully Frostwire will follow as well.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Corrine View Post
I don't know, Capt.Jack. However, when they do, I know we'll see fewer people needing help in the security forums. Many of the security forums require all P2P programs to be uninstalled before assistance will be provided.
Even uTorrent/BitTorrent clients? Thats rather unfair and biased since it does have its legit uses (such as download linux distrobutions). Remind me never to visit one of those security forums.
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28 Oct 2010   #44
LiquidSnak

W7 Professional x64
 
 

Uninstalling a program is a small price to pay for some good help
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28 Oct 2010   #45
Dark Nova Gamer

Windows 7 Ultimate, OS X 10.7, Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by LiquidSnak View Post
Uninstalling a program is a small price to pay for some good help
I suppose that is true. Still though, it is your computer. If the P2P client is the source of the issue then that is your problem. You shouldn't be forced to uninstall something that in most cases actually are 'not' the cause of viruses (referring to uTorrent/BitTorrent, not Limewire).

A majority of viruses come from un-educated users downloading everything and its brother and running it even when they generally do not know what it is. Then they end up whinning that Windows sucks because they got infected.

Sorry, got a bit off track. My point is, its just plain biased to force a user to remove a program that isn't generally the cause of something before removing it. Reminds me of when a friend got yelled at by a Bestbuy Geeksquad Agent for having uTorrent installed. Told my friend to tell that guy next time to shove his comments where the moon don't shine.
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28 Oct 2010   #46
niemiro

Vista Home Premium x86 SP2
 
 

A lot of the time uTorrent etc. *IS* the cause of the issues, and we are trying to stop them getting re-infected and putting massive strain on the helpers. If a user comes in, and they promise that they only use P2P programs for legal, occasional uses, they maybe only actually have BitTorrent, and they got infected from a differnt source, then prehaps the story would be different to people just downloading crack after crack and getting seriously infected, and then expecting help without changing their habits at all.
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28 Oct 2010   #47
LiquidSnak

W7 Professional x64
 
 

In my experiences, I've had many more computers come back with problems generated by malicious files disguised as music, videos, or applications from Limewire, Bearshare, and the like than from torrent clients.
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28 Oct 2010   #48
Gornot

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by IownAmoneyPit View Post
If torrent sites were forced to use only legal torrents such as Linux distros and the Neosmart startup repair CDs for Windows 7 & vista, they would probably go out of business in short order as just about everything is trademarked & copyrighted or start charging for the torrents by downloaded file size.
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From now on, only Content Distribution torrents are allowed. Read the blog post | Learn more
This is the only reason I still use torrents at all
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28 Oct 2010   #49
s31

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by niemiro View Post
A lot of the time uTorrent etc. *IS* the cause of the issues, and we are trying to stop them getting re-infected.
utorrent isnt the issue.. it's the files they are downloading that are the issue
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28 Oct 2010   #50
dajogejr

7 Pro 64 Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Orbital Shark View Post
This is indeed good news

On the other hand...I'll earn less money cleaning Viruses from machines as Limewire was the biggest contributor. Hmmm, gonna have to think of something else now
Ditto...

No worries, there's enough security holes in Facebook and tons of other websites to keep the Trojan's a Flowing and side work plentiful.

Heck, my G/F last night was looking for a pumpkin stencil on the internet and she got hit with a trojan.

MSE, SuperAntiSpyWare Pro and Malwarebytes got her fixed in a jiffy....but just saying...
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