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Lime wire (unable to connect)

by melancholiciouszeke / January 17, 2006 2:34 AM PST

Hi, I am really new to this whole IT thing but i recently downloaded Limewire 4.10 but it has been giving me problems eversince.
1) It will ocassionally change the language settings
2) prompts me that I am not connected to the internet when I am able to browse the internet

Can someone enlighten me just what exactly is the issue? I have tried out the troubleshooting steps provided at the Limewire site. Yet I am still unable to download anythg as there is not connection. =(

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Zeke, About Limewire And Other P2P Programs
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / January 17, 2006 3:46 AM PST

Since your "new to this whole IT thing"....Please note that P2P programs (Peer to Peer file sharing programs)such as Limewire are extremely dangerous as to spyware and virus issues..When you install a file sharing program, you begin sharing your computer with the world..As such, there is an high risk of downloading programs and files that will do damage to your computer..Limewire, at least in the past, has actually installed spyware programs as part of the installation routine.

Since you are now experiencing connection problems, I suggest you download, install, update, then run ALL of the free spyware removal tools from the links below. Although it may take a while to run all the scans, if you've never done so, you'll be surprised at how many spyware programs you'll find.


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by Crusader111 / January 17, 2006 2:48 PM PST

Yea stay away from most of those p2p programs they are loaded with spyware. But one that doesnt is emule. is a good site for learning about p2p programs. Hope that helps.

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Thanks! Emule!
by melancholiciouszeke / January 19, 2006 2:49 AM PST
In reply to: Emule

Many thanks! I joined a few forums but by far i think this is one of the friendliest and helpful forums. Thanks so much for all the info sharing!

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