Allowing a 3rd party software like Limewire to run?

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Security' started by Jamison Kuemmerle, Mar 12, 2007.

  1. I downloaded Limewire on my new pc with vista home premium.
    Limewire requires you to disable the firewall for use, I disable the
    firewall in the security center and on McAfee and it still wont connect and
    says it detects a firewall.
    has anyone else encoutnered this and how do you fix it?
    Jamison Kuemmerle, Mar 12, 2007
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  2. Jamison Kuemmerle

    Jesper Guest

    Let me see if I understand this:

    You want to run a program whose primary use-case is to violate intellectual
    property laws, and the program requires you to disable all firewalls, and you
    still find this to be desirable enough to post a message in a security
    newsgroup to find out how to turn off your security to make this program

    It may work properly if you get an iMac, but short of that, I'd say you have
    a hardware firewall on your router.
    Jesper, Mar 12, 2007
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  3. Jamison Kuemmerle

    mupet0000 Guest

    Well i have Limewire 4.12.11 from the official website and I can run limewire
    with windows firewall enabled.

    I read an article yesterday about the vista firewall saying how easily it
    could be disabled by hackers so I wouldn't bother with it, I leave it on
    anyway. The problem is not your firewalls if it still wont connect.

    If you are on a router (wired or wireless) make sure you have the correct
    ports setup for limewire and your router.
    mupet0000, Mar 12, 2007
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