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post #11 of 63
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Originally Posted by ChielScape View Post
QFT limewire sucks.
get uTorrent. torrents rarely contain malware
depends on what you download. There have being some extremely well played trolls on popular torrent sites, and not talking small files but something like 2GB.

the only way to know is to wait and see what someone else says after they download it, the file size and everything else down to the description are flawless.

Although private trackers are much safer, just not everyone has access to them.

Also I've never had any problems with newsgroups.
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post #12 of 63
the best is when they get like "jay-z.mp3.exe" or some crap like that. brothers/sisters are awesome...*****.

Good thing I have my own computers.
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post #13 of 63
lol @ .mp3.exe
post #14 of 63
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Originally Posted by Znth View Post
depends on what you download. There have being some extremely well played trolls on popular torrent sites, and not talking small files but something like 2GB.

the only way to know is to wait and see what someone else says after they download it, the file size and everything else down to the description are flawless.
yah, reading the replies does help.
post #15 of 63
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lol. mp3.exe, who is stupid enough to believe that lol? I'm sure many people fall for it however, even cautious people if they misread.
    
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post #16 of 63
wouldnt be the first time i'd misread something, though thats not the kind of trap i'd fall for. i always check extentions.
post #17 of 63
lol @ mp3.exe... anyways nice tutorial.
    
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post #18 of 63
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Ya but again, my #1 advice is do not use Limewire for anything else but music, I just spent 3 hours recovering my system from I don't know how many spywares and trojans that came from a single Trojan downloader...
    
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post #19 of 63
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QFT limewire sucks.
get uTorrent. torrents rarely contain malware
I agree Limewire sucks, Bittorrent is almost never malware, and if you want to get like a single mp3 or just can't find a file on Bittorrent use Emule. Emule is faster and safer, and Bittorrent is way faster and way safer. Limewire is for p2p n00bs.
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With a little of knowledge, I know that the latest version of MSN Messenger is 8 something, so I already see a "_9X". I can already forget about this one.
Umm... I think the 9X thing means that it's for Windows 9X aka 98 and the others... Correct me if I'm wrong, lol
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