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Limewire

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Gisèle, Nov 10, 2007.

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  1. Gisèle

    Gisèle Thread Starter

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    I've installed Limewire but when I go to open it I get this error box: "Unable to intialize & start. This is usually due to a firewall program blocking access to the internet or loopback connections on the local machine. Please allow Limewire access to the internet and restart program. I have Windows XP and a firewall; I turned it off to see if it would let me open but it still doesn't; please help?

    Thanks, G
     
  2. Dr. Chauncey

    Dr. Chauncey

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    There's a lot of good info here:

    http://www.techguy.org/rules.html

    OR

    Try this:

    Start > Settings > Control Panel > Add/Remove Programs
    Find LimeWire in the list and remove it, then browse to your "Documents and Settings" folder, find your user name folder, and delete the "Shared" and "Incomplete" folders inside.
    Next go into Windows\Prefetch, find LimeWire.PF or something like that and remove it.
    Start > Run > Type "msconfig" then click the "Startup" tab and take Limewire out of the list.
    Exit with reboot. Hopefully, it will be completely gone when you log back in, then you can come back to Tech Support Guy forums and tell us how it worked.
     
  3. Gisèle

    Gisèle Thread Starter

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    I've done all the steps you mentioned above; but in the start up menu where you told me to remove limewire well it wasn't in there. Now limewire seems to be completely deleted from my system; how do I proceed? Do I just re-download the program??

    Thanks, G
     
  4. Dr. Chauncey

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    NO. Limewire is a P2P program, and anyone that knows about networking will tell you; P2P is the best way to pick up the very latest viruses (even before their signatures are available for virus scan programs so when you get one, it rapes your computer completely.) I guess you didn't go to the link in my first post, you should check it out.
     
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