Limewire help

Discussion in 'Gaming and Software' started by thrombo, Apr 17, 2008.

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  1. thrombo

    thrombo Old-Salt

    I am using AOL 9.0 VR, and my operating system is Vista. Here is the problem
    I want to use Limewire, but when I load it up, it is telling me that I have a Firewall switched on. I have turned off Windows Firewall and the Mcafee Firewall, but it is still saying the same thing. I am certain it is something to do with AOL, because a friend of mine uses Vista, and his Limewire works fine.
    Anyone had this problem? Any tips or solutions would be great.
    Cheers.
     
  2. slimjim

    slimjim War Hero

    Here's a tip, dont turn your firewall off, dont use lime wire
     
  3. Steven

    Steven LE

    http://forums.cnet.com/5208-12546_102-0.html?forumID=133&threadID=233259&messageID=2401507


    Right click on the Limewire Icon on you desktop, click "Properties", go to the tab "Compatibility", check the box, "Run this program in Compatitbility mode for:" and make sure it says "Windows XP (Service Pack 2"

    Now open Limewire,


    Should work!


    Read through the thread though as there seems to be a few other possible problems/fixes. Mcafee for instance.

    Have fun
     
  4. thrombo

    thrombo Old-Salt

    thanks for that. massive help. nobber.

    edited to add- not you steven, slimjim.
     
  5. thrombo

    thrombo Old-Salt

    tried that before steven- no help unfortunatley.
     
  6. Awol

    Awol LE

    AOL are evil. They take over your computer and treat you like an idiot which is okay if you are a 78 year old grannie who needs her cyberhands held, but a pain in the botty if you are anything else.

    Bin AOL and Limewire and go for Emule. Heaps better.

    Edit...years ago I made the mistake of using a free internet AOL disc. In the end I had to reformat the hard drive to clean it all out, it was literally the only way.
     
  7. thrombo

    thrombo Old-Salt

    thanks deputy, getting closer !
     
  8. slimjim

    slimjim War Hero

    It is massive help, limewire is shit, turning off your firewall is asking for it...

    Sorry did I not spell it out enough for you? Does your brain hurt when you think?
     
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  10. thrombo

    thrombo Old-Salt

    yes.
     
  11. Sparks_Fly

    Sparks_Fly Old-Salt

    Whether using Limewire or Emule keep your anti virus up to date. I have used both briefly and got shed loads of viruses detected in the files.

    As for AOL, I totally agree with Awol. Sign up with a decent ISP.
     
  12. slimjim

    slimjim War Hero

    awwww!

    Limewire will fill your pc with viruses! Personally I think this is the best torrent client

    http://azureus.sourceforge.net/download.php

    Make sure you scan for viruses and spyware regularly and defrag your hard drive if you're doing a lot of downloading etc

    Also use this with your downloads, helps keep the tinternet police away (not that I think you will breaking the law as we all know it would be wrong)


    http://phoenixlabs.org/pg2/
     
  13. stayce88

    stayce88 Old-Salt

    i agree azureus and transmission are the way to go
    limewire, frostwire etc p2p stuff is virus riddled
    which is ok if u have a mac like me :)
    not so good if u have a pc and *hiss* vista
     
  14. thrombo

    thrombo Old-Salt

    just tried that matey, didnt work. after speaking to a geek i know, he said its P2P thingy bob stuff as a whole that AOL doesn't like.

    However, I will not lose this battle.
     
  15. stayce88

    stayce88 Old-Salt

    it does work you have to make sure u download the right program for your system and u have to have ur java updated.

    such programs run better on mac it must be said