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LimeWire is back, this time as 'LimeWire Pirate Edition'

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 09 Nov 2010 14:25 User comments (21)

LimeWire is back, this time as 'LimeWire Pirate Edition' Just two weeks after LimeWire was permanently shut down by a federal ruling, a "secret dev team" has brought the P2P client back, dubbed the LimeWire Pirate Edition (LPE).
Says the team (via PCW): "On October 26 the remaining LimeWire developers were forced to shut down the company's servers and modify remote settings in the filesharing client to try to harm the Gnutella network. They were then laid off.

"Shortly after, a horde of piratical monkeys climbed aboard the abandoned ship, mended its sails, polished its cannons, and released it free to the community."


LPE is based off the LimeWire 5.6 beta, and is now available via warez and torrents sites.

The new updated client has the Ask.com toolbar removed, all need for the LimeWire LLC servers removed, all remote settings disabled, and all LimeWire Pro features activated, for free. There is also no adware or spyware.

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21 user comments

19.11.2010 15:34
leady
Inactive

WELCOME BACK!!

29.11.2010 17:02

hahahaha I never use limewire but this is awesome, pirates always win!

39.11.2010 17:12

Not that i use any torrents or pirate software/song myself, just seems this is long enough for the parties concerned to put in the necessary hacks to harvest those who are pirating, reminds me of a sting operation where a live. The police sent invitations to convicts that skipped out reporting to their parole officers or bail, or missed court dates. After the party was going good and everyone showed up, they were all taken back to prison.

I can't help but think this is just another string.

49.11.2010 17:49

I doubt its a sting, It was probably limewires former employees who wanted to see it continue. I think its great the stripped all the ads and ditched the spyware, I might tell some computer noobs I know to download this now



59.11.2010 17:54

"via warez and torrents sites"

If anyone, ANYONE, would actually torrent Limewire. I'd just rage. Honestly lol.

69.11.2010 18:38

I love that all the attention is on P2P and Torrent! Keep it up!


Oh, Im sorry... Did the middle of my sentence interrupt the beginning of yours?

79.11.2010 20:55

Bring on the viruses and malware infections. I swear every computer I have seen with Limewire on it has had some sort of infection or something.


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89.11.2010 21:32

Quote:
Bring on the viruses and malware infections. I swear every computer I have seen with Limewire on it has had some sort of infection or something.
It's there fault they don't know how to scan the files or pay attention from kb to mb.

Serious...if you can't tell the difference then you deserve to have viruses and malware.

99.11.2010 21:48

Why won't it die already?!

109.11.2010 22:42

Originally posted by GryphB:
Why won't it die already?!
We be fixin thee old Soggy Woods fer some Iron.

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1110.11.2010 5:43

If I ever need a virus, I will download this app...using a torrent!



1210.11.2010 6:35

Originally posted by geestar20:
Quote:
Bring on the viruses and malware infections. I swear every computer I have seen with Limewire on it has had some sort of infection or something.
It's there fault they don't know how to scan the files or pay attention from kb to mb.

Serious...if you can't tell the difference then you deserve to have viruses and malware.
No it is totally the user's fault. They are taking a risk using P2P and should be more careful. I was just saying that overall there seems to be many virus infected files on the limewire network based off just about every computer I have seen with Limewire on it had an infection usually in the limewire download folder(s). No need to get bent out of shape.

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1310.11.2010 18:17

The amount of computers that I have had to recover from LIMEWIRE is obscene. I will kill the next nephew or neice who comes to me and says, "Frogfart, whats wrong with my limewire". They should die! Die Limewire!!!!!!!!die................

1412.11.2010 14:09

Meh. Private trackers for the win :D




To delete, or not to delete. THAT is the question!

1512.11.2010 17:34

If you are going to use Limewiere I strongly recoomend to use Protection agains Viruses
Use a good Free Antivirus. I use ZenOK

1620.11.2010 15:15
kennedysj
Inactive

the government might as well give up. the only way to stop the piracy is to shut the internet off and i don't see that happening

1720.11.2010 17:38

Originally posted by kennedysj:
the government might as well give up. the only way to stop the piracy is to shut the internet off and i don't see that happening
that wont stop it either before the interwebs became popular and affordable Sneaker net was the dominate way to acquire unowned goods

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1822.6.2011 12:53
cj
Unverified new user

Originally posted by geestar20:
Quote:
Bring on the viruses and malware infections. I swear every computer I have seen with Limewire on it has had some sort of infection or something.
It's there fault they don't know how to scan the files or pay attention from kb to mb.

Serious...if you can't tell the difference then you deserve to have viruses and malware.
lol for real...haha

1910.3.2012 8:39
Higzy
Unverified new user

HAHAHA! edited by ddp SOPA and the Feds in the edited by ddp!

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 10 Mar 2012 @ 14:12

2010.3.2012 12:10

Please don't speak that way. And quite frankly, that should have been your statement about limewire...




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2110.3.2012 14:12

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