What is the problem with Bearshare?? It won't load up! Help, please?

By torrenter
May 8, 2006
  1. I hate this program already. I give them my CC card and it won't start. The .exe file does NOTHING when I double-click it. What is this? A con or what? Has anyone had the same problem?
  2. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Before using any p2p software. I suggest you read THIS.

    If after doing that you still want to use p2p, then don`t be surprised if your computer gets infected with viruses/spyware/malware etc.

    I see these kind of problems all to often in our security and the web forum.

    Regards Howard :)
  3. torrenter

    torrenter TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 166

    Thanks for the reply Howard, I know that several p2p programs use spyware/adware. I have managed to remove them in the past though and have the program run properly. With Bearshare however as soon as I installed it, hashed my library and closed it; when I tryed to reopen it...well I clicked.exe/shortcut, nothing happened/happens. Surely there's a reason why it doesn't open up?
  4. Didou

    Didou Bowtie extraordinair! Posts: 4,274

    I don't think it was a wive move to give the your CC either but that's another matter...
  5. torrenter

    torrenter TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 166

    Thanks guys for the advice. I payed for the PRO version which should of had no adware/spyware but guess what, it did. Well you learn... Maybe it might be able get more sources when searching compared to the Free version. However, I have just managed to get the program running. I think the bundled adware/spyware must of been conflicting on startup because my firewall/antivirus would of said something if that was conflicting with program. Thanks again.
  6. Gilf

    Gilf TS Rookie

    Hi all,
    Just wanted to post to this because I hate Bear Share!! The p2p sucks to!! Some people like it some dont. The one I use is Limewire. I have had Limewire for sometime now and I have had no problems at all. Anything I want to look for is there. Go to
  7. Spike

    Spike TS Evangelist Posts: 2,168

    Limewire isn't that great in inexperienced hands either.

    Search the forum for "limewire" and you'll see exactly what I mean.
  8. paranoid guy

    paranoid guy TS Rookie Posts: 420

    I'll be waiting to say I told you so when you get a virus. And if you're doing what I reckon you're doing(e.g. downloading songs/movies) with that p2p software, you are a criminal. Congratulations. It really annoys me that people use these p2p programs when I pay for every song on my iPod. :mad:
  9. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Hello and welcome to Techspot.

    All I can say is you`ve been one of the lucky ones.

    Even if the p2p programme itself is ok, the content certainly isn`t.

    If you do a search of our site for limewaire, you`ll no doubt find some threads in the security and the web forum, where members have had serious infections through the use of Limewire.

    Regards Howard :wave: :wave:
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