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Should I remove LimeWire?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
26% remove it74% keep it
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5.4.6 100.00%

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LimeWire 5.4.6

What is LimeWire?

LimeWire is a free peer-to-peer file sharing (P2P) client program. (The software is no longer distributed under court order). It uses the gnutella network as well as the BitTorrent protocol.


The software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The software installer includes 4 files and is usually about 76.13 MB (79,823,599 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.limewire.com
Help link: www.limewire.com/support
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\limewire
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\LimeWire\uninstall.exe"
Estimated size: 76.13 MB

Program filesFiles installed by LimeWire 5.4.6

  • uninstall.exe - LimeWire 5.4.6 (The Fastest File Sharing Program on Earth)
  • LimeWire.exe - LimeWire
  • unpack200.exe (by Sun Microsystems) - Java(TM) Platform SE 6 U14 (Java(TM) Platform SE binary)
  • msvcr71.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft® Visual Studio .NET (Microsoft® C Runtime Library)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • LimeWire.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\LimeWire\LimeWire.exe'.

How do I remove LimeWire?

You can uninstall LimeWire from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program LimeWire 5.4.6, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove LimeWire.

Win 7 (SP1) 39%
Win Vista 2%
Uninstall it 26%
Keep it 74%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 45.31%
Windows Vista 43.75%
Windows XP 10.94%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 37.50%
Windows 7 Home Premium 35.94%
Microsoft Windows XP 10.94%
Windows 7 Professional 4.69%
Windows Vista Home Basic 3.13%
Windows Vista Ultimate 3.13%

Distribution by countryGeography

61.18% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 61.18%
  Canada 10.59%
  Australia 7.06%
  France 4.71%
  Netherlands 3.53%
  United Kingdom 2.35%
  Belgium 1.18%
  Germany 1.18%
  Egypt 1.18%
  Ireland 1.18%
  MA 1.18%
  Malaysia 1.18%
  New Zealand 1.18%
  Turkey 1.18%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 36.67%
Dell 21.67%
Toshiba 13.33%
Acer 8.33%
Gateway 3.33%
Sahara 1.67%
Packard Bell 1.67%
MSI 1.67%
Medion 1.67%
Intel 1.67%
ASUS 1.67%
Common models
Dell Inspiron 1545 10.53%
Hewlett-Packard Compaq Pr... 3.51%
TOSHIBA Satellite A215 3.51%
Dell Studio 1555 3.51%
TOSHIBA Satellite P305D 1.75%
TOSHIBA Satellite P300 1.75%


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