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    Oops, one more question. I just noticed that I have LimeWire on my computer, downloaded back in January, 2007. To my recollection, I have never used it, and I didn't even know I had it. It does not show up under Control Panel > Add-Remove Programs, and the Windows Install Clean Up Utility doesn't show it either. There is a LimeWire folder in my Program Files, and it contains a whole bunch of "Executable Jar Files" with Java icons, but it does not contain an Uninstall Limewire icon. Any suggestions on how to remove this P2P file?

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    The LimeWire version is 1.0.0.2. The Malware Removal web site that Spybot directs me to says that LimeWire 4.12 is clean. Should I go to the LimeWire site and upgrade to the newer version, then uninstall, or should I try to get rid of the current 1.0.0.2 version?

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    This is out policy concerning all p2p programs:
    File Sharing, otherwise known as Peer To Peer. (P2P)
    http://forums.spybot.info/showthread.php?t=282
    If your helper detects the presence of such programs on your computer he/she will ask you to remove them. Help will be withdrawn should you not agree to their removal.
    I can't help without reinstalling combofix and using a script to remove Limewire. I suggest you use Seach Companion. Start > Search > All files and folder > then search for Limewire. Write down the location of all files, then boot to safe mode when the program will not be running and delete anything SC located.

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    Yeah, I had already read the policy. That's why I turned myself in when I noticed the LimeWire folder. Wonder why it didn't show up when we ran HijackThis, ComboFix, SpyBot, or Mbam?

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    I guess it worked. When I rebooted a balloon popped up in the lower right corner that said "Program Changes Detected. Program(s) removed: Limewire 1." Thanks.

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    It did, but once I say the AWF infection which is very bad, I concentrated on it.
    Reg Loading Points <<< in the combofix lig

    "C:\\Program Files\\LimeWire\\LimeWire.exe"=
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    Well, let me repeat my earlier post: I think we have done what we set out to accomplish, and I believe we can retire this thread. I greatly appreciate your expert, clear, very patient, not to mention successful, help with my problem. I hope that I won't need your services again, but I will certainly recommend this forum to any family or friends who have the misfortune of getting infected. Thank you!

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