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Geoff Myers

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I recently downloaded some Mpeg files using Limewire when I tried to play them Windows Media Player 9 told me it was aquiring licences and asked me to accept and install an active X file I did NOT do this and killed the player and deleted the movie file from my PC is this a legitimate request for a licence? or is it as I suspect a way of infecting my PC?
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I suspect on the surface it is legitimate. I don't know anything about the source where you downloaded from, Limewire? The license feature is a means that some use to "protect" their copywrited material. There is always a remote chance that anything you download could be malicious.
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I suspect on the surface it is legitimate.  I don't know anything about the source where you downloaded from,  Limewire?  The license feature is a means that some use to "protect" their copywrited material.  There is always a remote chance that anything you download could be malicious.

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Hi Limewire is peer to peer software
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