Limewire may be old school but it is still very good. You can get viruses from it when downloading songs for example. Check the length of the song, the size of the file and other things like the album etc. If these coincide with the song your wanting to download, crack on.
However viruses can still get through. I've found that Norton Antivirus 360 is the best antivirus software on the market. It checks your computer frequently and advises you on how to remove certain things.
Forget limewire, if you want illegal downloads (which you wouldn't because that's naughty) you should get bit torrent. uTorrent is great (how do you get the character for the mew?) and pirate bay (google it) is the best torrent tracker- good user reviews and really simple.
Limewire in my personal experience isn't very good. It does have attached viruses to certain files when opened and also has the tendency of having non program relevent titles to what you're downloading. For example downloading a simple song may be a presidential speech or more than most is just an advertisement to a website/s.
I'd recommend Utorrent, Bittorrent or even Bitlord for your downloading needs. Once downloaded simply search for 'insert name of song/film' and add the word 'torrent' within your search and the rest is pretty self explanitory.
As always with new programs they can take a few attempts to 'master' but I can guarantee using a torrent rather than a straight CPU>CPU download engine is far safer, easier and has a far higher chance of finding what you're looking for.
Also if you use Firefox as a web browser in conjunction with AVG free it will automatically search every download for viruses before allowing them to infiltrate your computer.
Although some Arrsers don't rate Limewire highly, it is worth looking at www.download.com. It is still one of the most popular downloads and is generally highly rated. Futhermore download. com has an anti-bug policy and theÃr stuff is not infected.
I had a nice chat with teh wonderful people at CEOP (http://www.ceop.gov.uk/) a few weeks back. They told me that on Limewire now, the vast majority of files on offer have some kind of infection or spywear attached (I stopped using it quite a few years back) which does not supridse me at all. Go for torrents instead.
i got pointed towards this site the other day and it seems to be very good for downloading torrent and hard to find titles (was after a copy of wings of the apache made in 1990 couldnt find it any where, vuze found and downloaded it in under 2 hours) as well as alot of just out movies and music
Torrents often have a short life span, so they are okay for new releases but often become impossible to complete, or even start. P2P clients such as eMule and Limewire tend to have older files, although it might take 2 weeks to complete a tune or movie.
aflyinghaggis: Try eMule, it's pretty good for music and films (especially porn). For games, apps and other software, get a torrent client such as uTorrent, then check Mininova and ThePirateBay for torrents.
Agrees that they do have shorter life span, HOWEVER you can get torrent plugins for limewire / emule etc on some of the torrent downloaders like Utorrent and Bitcomet so can still download torrents from the normal places and emule/edonkey/bearshare stuff too! + i find www.demonoid.com so much better for torrents.