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Is BearShare a virus?

Is BearShare a virus?

bearshare.exe is a legitimate process file popularly known as BearShare. It belongs to BearShare, developed by Free Peers, Inc. It is located in C:\Program files by default. Malware programmers write virus files with malicious scripts and save them as bearshare.exe with an intention to spread virus on the internet.

Can you still use BearShare?

As of June 12, 2016, BearShare is no longer available to download. The official page with a message announcing its discontinuation remained active until March 2017.

What protocol does BearShare use?

GNUTELLA(IMesh,bearshare) uses TCP protocol to communicate, and UDP protocol for searching resources. The default TCP ports are 8011 and 8012. UDP ports are dynamic. HTTP proxy is also supported.

What replaced LimeWire?

25 Best LimeWire Alternatives

  • uTorrent. Currently, uTorrent is the most popular LimeWire alternative.
  • Transmission. Like LimeWire, Transmission consumes minimal CPU resources; hence, other platforms choose it as their default BitTorrent client.
  • qBittorrent.
  • Deluge.
  • Soulseek.
  • Tixati.
  • eMule.
  • LuckyWire.

Does LimeWire still work?

LimeWire is a discontinued free software peer-to-peer file sharing (P2P) client for Windows, OS X, Linux and Solaris. As a result of the injunction, LimeWire stopped distributing the LimeWire software, and versions 5.5. 11 and newer have been disabled using a backdoor installed by the company.

Is LimeWire illegal?

In a nutshell, Limewire [now defunct] and similar “peer to peer” or p2p file sharing tools (BitTorrent is another popular tool) are perfectly legal and there’s no prohibition on distributing the applications or having them on your computer.

Is LimeWire safe to use?

Limewire contains no spyware/malware but some of the things that are avalable to download are. Make sure you do NOT use these rogue products.

Is LimeWire dead?

LimeWire, which was once the iTunes of file-sharing software, is officially dead. Parent company the Lime Group received a permanent injunction (PDF here) this afternoon from U.S. District Judge Kimba Wood ordering it to stop distributing and supporting LimeWire, and the company complied.

Is LimeWire malware?

LimeWire.exe is a legitimate executable file developed by Google Inc. It is commonly stored in C:\Program files\LimeWire.exe. Cybercriminals find a way out to mimic malicious programs in the name of LimeWire.exe to spread malware infection.