What does the LimeWire.exe file do?
The LimeWire.exe process is also known as LimeWire and is a part of LimeWire. This software is produced by Lime Wire (www.limewire.com). An obsolete or defective version of LimeWire.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- LimeWire has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- LimeWire has stopped working. A problem caused the program to stop working correctly. Windows will close the program and notify you if a solution is available. (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- LimeWire.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module LimeWire.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about LimeWire.exe LimeWire
LimeWire.exe is not a Windows system file and is known to frequently cause computer problems. LimeWire.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files" - mostly C:\Program Files\LimeWire\.
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 147,456 bytes (52% of all these files), 503,808 bytes, 139,776 bytes or, as the case may be, 581,632 bytes.
This LimeWire.exe process is recognizable as a window and also on the taskbar. It was developed by a so-called third party provider - and not by Microsoft. To remove the file and its related software from your computer, click Programs in Control Panel When Windows starts, this process is automatically started at the same time (Registry: User Shell Folders). For this reason, 18% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.
A LimeWire.exe file has a 12% certainty of being dangerous if it is found in a subdirectory of C:\. In this case, the file size is usually 139,776 bytes. This LimeWire program is recognizable as a window and also on the taskbar. You can find the file or its related application in Control Panel under Programs. You can then rerun the setup or uninstall the program. It does not come from Microsoft and is not part of the operating system. This process is connected to a server on the Internet or in your local network.
If you see this file on your hard drive or in Windows Task Manager, please make sure that it is not a malicious variant. It's a fact that many trojans try to cloak their true identity by calling themselves LimeWire.exe. With the above information or by using tools like Security Task Manager you can determine if, in your case, the file is an undesirable variant.
What do other computer users say about LimeWire?
|it won't install after download because it's corrupt or has a virus. my pc shows an error message saying access to file path is denied |
|Download Prog. (further information...) |
|worm vb |
|can be deadly if you download stuff off it |
|It's very dangerous (further information...) |
Summary: 12 users judge LimeWire.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. 3 users consider it harmless. However, 3 users consider this to be a suspicious process and would like to get rid of it. For this reason, 3 users have already deleted LimeWire.exe. source: file.net
How to uninstall LimeWire
To remove LimeWire from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.
- Click the Windows Start Button. In Windows 8, look for Control Panel.
- Click Control Panel.
- Click Uninstall a program.
- Look for LimeWire in the list of available programs.
- Click Uninstall.
How to tell if LimeWire.exe (LimeWire) was uninstalled cleanly
After uninstalling, restart your computer. Then start Windows Explorer and see if there is still a folder with the name of the software under C:\Program Files. Be sure to check the Registry as well for remnants of LimeWire. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for LimeWire or the name of the producer. Always keep in mind that only a computer professional should ever directly delete entries in the Windows Registry.
What to do if a program does not uninstall
The easiest way to remove any kind of software cleanly and accurately is to use an uninstaller tool. Because the uninstaller automatically creates a backup, there is no risk of anything going wrong.
Last but not least
If Windows not working quite right for you, or if startup is taking a long time, or LimeWire.exe is causing problems for you, a good Windows diagnostic tool may very well help. This is especially effective when it comes to older computers that have accumulated vast quantities of "garbage data" as the result of many software installs and uninstalls.