June 16th, 2008, 09:39 AM #1
I had always used Limewire to download music. I now have a new computer and am a little leary of going back to limewire because of what I suspect to be the viruses that come along with downloading music for free. I would be interested in hearing your thoughts on this matter. Is it true that fighting viruses and a slower computer are just a price you pay for downloading music for free, or are there steps to take to eliminate the risk?
June 16th, 2008, 09:44 AM #2
If it ends with the letters .mp3 then as far as I know there is no possible way for there to be a virus included. Just don't run anything with .com .exe .asx etc and you should be ok. Then again I was just scourged with a virus so what the **** do I know?
June 16th, 2008, 10:54 AM #3
Do you think that just downloading the intial software itself is harmful? Or would it be the individual songs themselves that would contain viruses.
June 16th, 2008, 11:13 AM #4
I wouldn't know anything about it so let me ask my friend...
My friend says that the software itself isn't the problem, it is just harmful files you may download. Always be extremely careful with file types... make sure they are mp3s or mpegs or avi if you are downloading TV shows / movies / ETC... the best thing to do though is search limewire pro on a torrent site and get that instead of limewire standard... many less pop-ups and spyware.
...or so he tells me.
June 16th, 2008, 11:13 AM #5
I wouldn't put limewire on any computer. Soulseek is the best app. for downloading music. Soulseek - Slsknet - File sharing software
June 16th, 2008, 11:34 AM #6
Originally Posted by pb2k
Concur. I've used WinMX, Limewire and DC++. SoulSeek is the best. No spyware and is formatted much better.
I haven't tried Bit Torrent but have heard it's very good with the exception of additional steps and software required to decode the Bit Torrent files to their end state (.mp3, .avi, .jpg, etc.......).
June 16th, 2008, 11:47 AM #7
I've got an idea. How about you pay for the content instead of stealing it?
June 16th, 2008, 06:39 PM #8
Without trying to start a new thread because I think I know the answer, but will an ipod sync with a regular music folder or can it only work with iTunes?
Looks like I'm going to give soulseek a try.
June 16th, 2008, 07:01 PM #9
June 16th, 2008, 07:25 PM #10
who says its stealing, what if youre like me and only buy vinyl but still want a digital copy for my ipod?
Originally Posted by BleedingPurple