Is LimeWire.exe safe?
LimeWire.exe is a executable file (a program) within Windows. The filename extension .exe denotes an executable file. You should only run executable files from publishers you trust, because executable files can potentially change your computer settings or harm your computer. The free file information forum can help you determine if LimeWire.exe is a virus, trojan, spyware, or adware that you can remove, or a file belonging to a Windows system or to an application you can trust.
LimeWire.exe file information
The process known as LimeWire: The most advanced file sharing program on the planet or LimeWire Professional belongs to software LimeWire PRO or LimeWire Pro or "Doras Rapido River Rafting by Lime Wire (www.limewire.com).
Description: LimeWire.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. LimeWire.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files" or sometimes in a subfolder of C:\ or in a subfolder of "C:\Documents and Settings" - e.g. C:\Program Files\LimeWire\.
Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 81,920 bytes (41% of all occurrences), 159,744 bytes and 7 more variants.
The program has a visible window. The LimeWire.exe file is not a Windows system file. You can uninstall this program in the control panel. The process uses ports to connect to a LAN or the Internet. Therefore the technical security rating is 23% dangerous; however you should also read the users reviews.
You can do the following:
1) uninstall the associated program (Start > Control Panel > Add/Remove programs > LimeWire or LimeWire PRO)
2) contact www.limewire.com Customer Service
3) look for a new, improved version.
Recommended: Identify LimeWire.exe related errors
If LimeWire.exe is located in a subfolder of the "My Files" folder, the security rating is 26% dangerous. The file size is 81,920 bytes. The program has a visible window. The software starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders, HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders, HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders, HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunServices, HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Shell Folders, HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run, HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run). The process uses ports to connect to a LAN or the Internet. LimeWire.exe is not a Windows core file.
If LimeWire.exe is located in a subfolder of Windows Temp folder, the security rating is 16% dangerous. The file size is 147,456 bytes. The program has a visible window. The LimeWire.exe file is not a Windows system file.
If LimeWire.exe is located in the folder C:\Windows\System32, the security rating is 96% dangerous. The file size is 1,506,304 bytes.
External information from Paul Collins:
- "LimeWire x.x" is not required to run at start up. LimeWire - Peer to Peer (P2P) file-sharing client. x.x represents the version number. Note - as with all P2P sharing programs they are susceptible to various forms of malware
Important: Some malware camouflages itself as LimeWire.exe, particularly when located in the c:\windows or c:\windows\system32 folder. Therefore, you should check the LimeWire.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.
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