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I made a post a while back about limewire and I have ask others also. Many of you replied saying that torrents are the way to go.
1. why?
2. Is it guaranteed not to have that adaware/spyware crap?
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there are no guarantees. they have different strengths and weaknesses though, so i have both programs on my computer.
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Why? Because it's reliable, and doesn't need a local server while Limewire does.

And yeah, it's pretty much guaranteed if you know where to search for stuff. As long as you use a moderated site (not allowed to tell which), there should be absolutely no problems when the torrent is a couple of days old.
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1) Because generally it's faster. More stuff. Um. "Safer."
2) No. It's your own fault if you download adware/spyware, Limewire or through any other means. Don't download your favorite Backstreet Boys Album with a 800kb file size in .exe format and you'll be fine, otherwise, run for the hills.
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1. It's more secure and sometimes faster.
2. If you are careful what you download, yes. It's "guaranteed" to be spyware/trojan free. But you have to look at what other people have said about a particular torrent so that you're sure it's not malicious. There aren't many things on the internet that are completely safe, but they can be made safe if you're smart about them.
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all you guys saying that Torrents are faster than Limewire must know something i don't. i have Limewire Pro and it goes at the full speed of my connection. Torrents rarely, if ever go at full speed for me.
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Limewire caps me at 100kb/s while I can torrent at 500kb/s+

The speed difference is enough to make the change.
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post #8 of 14
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Originally Posted by MrBungle View Post
all you guys saying that Torrents are faster than Limewire must know something i don't. i have Limewire Pro and it goes at the full speed of my connection. Torrents rarely, if ever go at full speed for me.
You might want to try port forwarding and allowing the app in the firewall.
Other than that, it should go full speed with a well seeded torrent.
post #9 of 14
Torrents have a HUGE selection of "stuff" to choose from. If your download is going slow, that is most likely because there are not enough uploaders (seeders). To get fast downloads, look for a torrent with a lot of seeders.

And of course, when you have finished downloading, always upload for other people.
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Also, make sure you have properly forwarded a port in your router.
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