Please Tell Me, What is Limewire?

@mjmlagat (3171)
Philippines
August 20, 2008 10:47pm CST
I don't mean to be ignorant and outdated but really, I just don't know what is this limewire stuff my kids have been up to every time they surf! Sometimes I got irritated because our PC at home is already full of limewire files(I'm not sure if I'm using the right technical term for it) that it slows down the system. One time when one of my kids borrowed my USB flash drive and when he returned it, it was already overloaded with limewire stuffs! What is this guys?! Thanks for the info!
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@gtdonna (1740)
21 Aug 08
Limewire is a peer to peer file sharing lient...something like what Napster oe was. So basically your kids are downloading files from Limewire and then saving it on the computr whih si beocming overloaded with endless programs already running, now they have probably add songs and movies.
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@mjmlagat (3171)
• Philippines
21 Aug 08
Okay, thanks much!
• United States
21 Aug 08
Limewire is a free music downloading program where your kids probably get all of their music for free (I doubt it is legal though haha), but that should answer your question pretty well. Happy mylotting!
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@mjmlagat (3171)
• Philippines
21 Aug 08
Thanks for the additional info...God bless!
@sconibear (8006)
• United States
21 Aug 08
Limewire is a site where you can download music.....so basically, your kids have filled your computer up with songs. now have them show you how to listen to them.
@mjmlagat (3171)
• Philippines
21 Aug 08
Hehehe! I guess so! Thanks for the response!
@slavezero (835)
• Philippines
22 Aug 08
Limewire is a P2P (peer to peer) software wherein users of limewire shares it's files to one another. you can download almost anything using limewire such as music, video, applications, documents etc. Limewire can slow down your Internet connection because because it eats up bandwith. Running limewire is not recommended when you have a dial-up connection. Like other P2P, Limewire is not always safe, some files that you will get are infected of virus, trojans etc. that can harm your system. I think the "limewire files" that you are saying is the limewire incomplete files. those files are needed for limewire to be able to resume the previously paused downloads.
@apples99 (6564)
• United States
21 Aug 08
Hi, limewire is a music software that people use to download free music the software is legal but using the software to download copyrighted music is illegal but a lot of people use it any way any peer to peer file sharing is illegal people use limewire to download music and movies free.