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Should I remove LimeWire?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
21% remove it79% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #28,478
United States Rank #24,567
Reach 0.0055%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 31.30 days
923.48 days >
Average installed length: 485.22 days


4.18.8 100.00%

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LimeWire 4.18.8

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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 setup package generally installs about 4 files and is usually about 43.14 MB (45,233,941 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: 43.14 MB

Program filesFiles installed by LimeWire 4.18.8

  • uninstall.exe - LimeWire 4.18.8 (The Fastest File Sharing Program on Earth)
  • LimeWire.exe - LimeWire
  • GenericWindowsUtils.dll
  • LimeWire20.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

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

How do I remove LimeWire?

Quickly and completely remove LimeWire 4.18.8 from your computer by downloading Reason's ‘Should I Remove It?’ (click the button below).
Or, 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: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program LimeWire 4.18.8, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: 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 Vista (SP2) 35%
Win Vista 1%
Uninstall it 21%
Keep it 79%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows Vista 41.51%
Windows 7 33.02%
Windows XP 14.15%
Windows 10 11.32%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 37.14%
Windows 7 Home Premium 19.05%
Microsoft Windows XP 14.29%
Windows 7 Ultimate 6.67%
Windows 7 Professional 2.86%
Windows 8.1 2.86%

Distribution by countryGeography

51.13% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 51.13%
  Brazil 8.27%
  France 6.02%
  Canada 5.26%
  Netherlands 2.26%
  United Kingdom 2.26%
  Belgium 1.50%
  Australia 1.50%
  Mexico 1.50%
  Greece 1.50%
  Austria 1.50%
  Estonia 1.50%
  Singapore 0.75%
  Colombia 0.75%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 33.75%
Dell 21.25%
Acer 17.50%
Toshiba 7.50%
Intel 5.00%
Samsung 5.00%
American Megatrends 3.75%
Gateway 1.25%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.30%
Dell Inspiron N5010 2.20%
Acer Aspire 5735 2.20%
Acer Aspire M1201 2.20%
Dell Studio XPS 435MT 2.20%
Hewlett-Packard Compaq Pr... 2.20%


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