Discussion in 'other security issues & news' started by indaloman, Nov 24, 2007.
Why doesn't Limewire scan uploads for viruses
Why should it?
Its just a p2p application; it doesnt control what people upload/download.
My grand children like to use lime wire so I set up a separate Hard drive just for this purpose.
I disconnect the master and slave drives we use normally when they play around with lime wire to provide the isolation I feel is needed when young-uns play with potential fire.
It is armed with all the recommended security software and only once has it been taken over by a "hijacker", after which I wiped the drive with DD10 (stand alone mode) and re imaged it with TI10.
A dedicated Hard Drive for peer-to-peer internet activities ( with no valuable data on it) makes me sleep better.
The most certain risk of getting something undesirable while using LimeWire, as I understand it, is by installing LimeWire in the first place. From what I've heard, it is as bad as Napster, Kazaa, and all of its P2P file sharing predecessors about including malware in the installation package.
Limewire is just as risky as any other p2p service.All it takes is one user to release an infection of malware.
That's a rumor and a false one at that. The Limewire program itself is clean. The developers are quite adamant about keeping it that way.
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