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Limewire malware possible or likely

Discussion in 'Is my Computer infected?' started by ChevyMan, Jun 9, 2015.

  1. ChevyMan

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    Is it possible or likely that u would download malware through a p2p download that would change your share folder settings and make your entire personal pc available for other users to download. I understand hackers could get into your pc but would they likely change your share folder so the entire network could download your files
     
  2. starbuck

    starbuck Administrator - Malware Removal Specialist Administrator

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    Hi ChevyMan

    Anything is possible when using P2P programs.
    It's not only the malware in the downloads that could change your settings, the actual P2P program may do this as well.

    This is part of my canned speech when P2P programs are seen in reports.....

     
  3. ChevyMan

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    How likely would it be to download this kind of malware on p2p
     
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    Extremely likely. It's a big problem with P2P.
     
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    The simple answer is, for your own security do not use P2P sites at all.

    The usual answer to that though is "Yeh, well I want to get stuff for free 'cos it is on there"

    The problem with that is that in most cases you are getting "For free" stuff that should be paid for and is circumventing the copyright laws as well.
    Look at it this way, if you did a lot of hard work creating something, music, literature, or other things that can be covered by copyright, wouldn't you get a bit upset that some one is getting your hard work and not paying for it? The next thing is "Well OK I won't create stuff any more if I am not going to get paid, why should I? I can always go sweep the streets and get paid for that."

    In the end that will only mean no music, no decent books to read, no decent films to watch and so on.

    So stop being tight fisted and get your hand in your pocket and buy what you want as you should do.

    Nev.
     
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    It only takes one malware infested file.
     
  7. ChevyMan

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    But that don't mean that every malware file you download will be the one that changes your save folder settings
     
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    Why take the chance?
     
  9. ChevyMan

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    I wouldn't want 2. I haven't used limewire in years. So no way telling if my files were shared or not now
     
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    That's true.
    The one malware file you download could be the one that steals your bank details or could be the one that uses your system as part of a botnet!
    Whatever the malware file.... it won't be good for you or the system.
     

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