Limewire acquired infection

UNIQUE - Aug 2, 2010 at 01:46 PM
Gervarod Posts 306 Registration date Saturday March 27, 2010 Status Member Last seen June 8, 2014 - Aug 3, 2010 at 10:11 AM

i recently downloaded the new version of limewire w/ the spider man
now im having security pop ups that says app cannot be executed!
moost of the answers im getting is telling me to download some but i cant open the internet at all!!!! it take me to a page trying to get me to purchase expensive spyware


3 responses

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Aug 2, 2010 at 02:20 PM
Hi there,

You have been infected ,definitely you need to run a malware remover or make a backup of your important data then boot from your recovery cd and recover your system t factory default settings just as it was bought with default applications .

Ambucias Posts 47356 Registration date Monday February 1, 2010 Status Moderator Last seen February 15, 2023 11,164
Aug 3, 2010 at 07:40 AM
Dear Unique,

Limewire is renown throughout the planet for spreading viruses. Actually Limewire is the stumping, breathing and development center for virus makers, hackers, pirates of all kinds.

The solution to your problem is here:

1. Immediately remove Limewire from your system including from the registry.

2. Boot your system in safe mode with networking

3. Download, install and run Malwarebyte which you can find on this site: es-anti-malware

Ensure you make an update.

Please request a FULL system scan, which may take from 20 minutes to hours. Do not interfere no matter how long in takes. The creators of Malwarebyte recommend that while the tool is running that you go do something else, such as watching a rerun of Gone with the Wind or read Tolstoy's War and Peace.

If Malwarebyte restarts your system, launch it again to finish the Full scan.

When the scan is completed, delete all items found.

Once your computer is clean and working normally just to be on the safe side
*Turn off system restore and wait 30 seconds,
*Turn it back on and create a new restore point.

This way it gets rid of anything bad that might have gotten saved in a restore point and you have a clean restore point to use in the near future if needed.
Do not turn it off until your computer is clean and working normally because you might need to use it if something goes wrong during the clean-up process.
It is better to go back to an infected restore point if something goes wrong then to not be able to undo changes that were damaging.

4. Let me know how your system is performing because more clean-up will be required.

Good luck
Gervarod Posts 306 Registration date Saturday March 27, 2010 Status Member Last seen June 8, 2014 21
Aug 3, 2010 at 10:11 AM
Hello people please do not download Limewire at all as i had a malware infection on it once and i had some pain in the rear end to remove it but i gave up and reformatted the computer then, but if other people tell you to download Limewire and say it's safe NOOOOO it's not safe just cos they done it they haven't found out if they had any viruses or hackers on there computer or that, but remove it ASAP and do a malwarebytes scan then your safe from the infection then.