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It is possible. Be sure to scan any downloads with your anti-virus software.

Yes you might I did and my computer restarted whenever I ran Limewire, I got the virus a few days after I downloaded Limewire and I uninstalled Limewire and reinstalled it but it kept restarting my computer so I couldn't use it again and then even when I uninstalled it it restarted my computer for no reason and the virus wont get picked in my anti virus software.

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Q: Will you get any viruses from downloading or using LimeWire?
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To prevent getting viruses when downloading any software on lime wire, you can either find an anti-virus that is free or purchase a good name brand such as Norton.

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Downloading with Limewire or ANY other p2p software is not illegal. Its illegal to download Copyrighted material.

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Does downloading LimeWire Basic cost anything?

No, it is free to download the basic. (I know because a teen babysitter helped me dowload basic limewire this last month on my home PC.) No, But it can if you get caught using it. limewire is illegal and you can get in trouble for it. Limewire says it is legal, But it is only legal to them limewire doesnt use any of the files, just lets them go from one place to another (you can also get pro for nothing by downloading PRO off limewire basic ';,.,;'

What is the free music downloading website that doesn't give you any virus?

Limewire, but be careful of what you do download because of course limewire is illegal :)

Can lime wire give you a virus?

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How do you know which downloads on LimeWire have viruses?

Limewire doesn't have any built in detector for that kind of thing, it's job is just to find files that match your search. The only way to be sure you aren't downloading the PC version of Ebola is to use a separate virus scanner and keep the folder you're downloading into quarantined. Scan every file you download for viruses before moving it into your music or video library and setting it free on your hard drive.

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