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Does Limewire give you viruses?

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2009-12-26 18:41:30
2009-12-26 18:41:30

No. Limewire does not give you a virus. Like many tools that connect to the internet, Limewire can be used to download a virus. This is no difference than downloading an infected file through your web browser or email client. Avoiding infected files on Limewire is very easy. Limewire includes the ability to look up files through an external service known as Bitzi, where people can report if files are legitimate, virus-free, and of good quality. If the file has only bad reviews, or has none at all, just don't download it.

Tip:

Avoid downloading dangerous file types...

The below list may not contain all the dangerous file types.

*.exe (Executable Files / Programs)

*.bat (Batch Files)

*.com

*.vbs

*.pif

*.scr (Screen Savers)

*.shs

*.lnk

*.js (Java Script)

*.*.* (Files that have more that one file extention, example: screensaver.txt.exe)

*.zip (Compressed files that contain one or more of the above file types.)

Most infected files on Limewire contain the words "cracked", "keygen", "full version", or "with serial".

If you decide to download an infectable file type, make sure that you have a good anti-malware scanner like MalwareBytes, at http://www.malwarebytes.org/mbam-download.php

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