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Firewall won't unblock limewire RRS feed

  • Question

  • I'm having issues with my firewall accessing limewire.
    I installed Windows Live OneCare 1 week ago and this is the first time I've tried accessing limewire with it on.
    However, limewire will not connect because there is a firewall blocking it. I only have OneCare on my computer, so it has to be this. When I went into the Change settings>advanced settings>firewall, it will not access.
    I'm not very impressed with OneCare so far.
    Saturday, November 8, 2008 9:24 PM

Answers

  • You will need to configure the firewall to allow the Limewire program and you will probably need to add the ports/protocols needed by Limewire to function. Note, however, that Limewire and other file sharing networks are havens for malware, which is a good enough reason to not use it. If you are planning to use Limewire for legitimate, legal P2P file sharing, consider a safer alternative.

    If you really must use Limewire and can't get it to work with the OneCare firewall, please contact support.

    How to reach support (FAQ) - http://forums.microsoft.com/WindowsOneCare/ShowPost.aspx?PostID=2421771&SiteID=2

     

    -steve

     

    Monday, November 10, 2008 2:42 PM
    Moderator

All replies

  • Hello,

    I am having the same problem.  Has anyone solved it for you? Any ideas? thanks.

     

    Sunday, November 9, 2008 3:57 PM
  • You will need to configure the firewall to allow the Limewire program and you will probably need to add the ports/protocols needed by Limewire to function. Note, however, that Limewire and other file sharing networks are havens for malware, which is a good enough reason to not use it. If you are planning to use Limewire for legitimate, legal P2P file sharing, consider a safer alternative.

    If you really must use Limewire and can't get it to work with the OneCare firewall, please contact support.

    How to reach support (FAQ) - http://forums.microsoft.com/WindowsOneCare/ShowPost.aspx?PostID=2421771&SiteID=2

     

    -steve

     

    Monday, November 10, 2008 2:42 PM
    Moderator