Odd system behaviour after Limewire install

By ramlal
Sep 28, 2005
  1. Hello Friends,

    I was searching in google for a problem when I came across this site.

    I am using win xp on a dell laptop. Everything was working fine till last night. I downloaded limewire pro and downloaded some songs n stuff. This morning I cannot open Task manager at all by pressing ctrl alt del. I even tried right clicking on taskbar, nothing works. I restarted my comp, still nothing.
    I did virus check..no virusses.

    The only way i can think is uninstall limewire and try it. But before doing it i wanted to know that is there any other way I can fix this problem, if its a problem of some sort.

    PS: MSCONFIG is working .

    I hope i gave all info needed..:)

    Thanks Guys
  2. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Hello and welcome to Techspot.

    It would seem that you may have downloaded some malware on to your computer.

    The trouble with p2p networks is , you don`t always know what you`re getting when you download something.

    That`s why it`s better to go and buy the legit article, plus it`s legal.

    Go and read both these threads by RBS. Follow all the instructions exactly.

    How to remove trojans, and it`s ilk. and How to remove Begin2search / coolwebsearch and other nasties.

    Once you have done that. If you are still having problems, see How to post your Hijackthis log-file as an ATTACHMENT.

    Regards Howard :wave: :wave:
  3. nickc

    nickc TechSpot Paladin Posts: 923   +11

    limewireis notorious for screwing with things, my daughter used it several times to get music, and I enjoyed the music. Everytime I had to format her C: drive and reinstall windows to get the computer working after a time. I am not going to say why this happens, I just know it happened.........

    I said computer, and it was always the network that was screwed up.
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