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Answered 2006-08-14 13:35:05

Not if you set it up properly. The person or people who you are downloading whatever from can see that you are downloading it and can stop you, but they can't control or access your computer apart from that. Anybody can access the files which you have set the be "shared." To see and change which files are shared, press tools -> options -> sharing and you'll see a list of folders. Anything in these folders can be accessed (but not changed or deleted). By default, Limewire shares your My Music folder and will also ask to search your computer for other shareable files. I would not recommend this, but instead keep one or two folders that you use only for sharing things on Limewire and do not keep confidential or personal files in them. To be sure others cannot access your system, it's a good idea to keep Windows updated and to use a firewall. I have linked this FAQ to others on those subjects.

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