View Full Version : Limewire Keeps Opening up! Task Manager WORKS fine!

19-11-2007, 01:06 AM
Recently limewire keeps opening up whenever i close it, turn on my computer etc etc. I even turned everything in the msconfig off. However, that didnt work. My Task manager does work, and nothing takes up near 100% CPU, only the system idle process. Its really bugging me now because on the other accounts on the computer it doesnt open up, i even created a new account for me and it still popped up -.-'' I have tried uninstalling it and reinstalling it and still happens. However when i uninstalled it, a java notice came up saying like the installation process failed or something like that.

Heres a picture of my task Manager:


Note: Im not running vista, im running XP its just a theme i use :)


19-11-2007, 08:02 AM
Welcome To pressF1 - Open Limewire and look through the settings, someplace there is a tick box that says run at startup ( words to that effect) untick it. I can't look in the exact place as I don't use Limewire - to many "bugs".

19-11-2007, 10:26 AM
Vlasc, I'm having the same problem. Limewire will not stop opening, and task manager and regedit work fine. Nothing in the task manager takes up a lot of cpu except for the system idle process, which is normal. Tried uninstalling limewire and reinstalling; doesn't fix it. Tried uninstalling again and then running sypot s&d, ad aware, symantec antivirus, tuneup utilities, followed by reinstalling limewire, STILL get the same problem. I tried various other methods described on the net, and nothing. I'll try what wainuitech said and let you know if it works.

Speedy Gonzales
19-11-2007, 10:28 AM
Or use another P2P program.

Just dont use Azureus. Its known to crash a lot.

19-11-2007, 11:02 AM
Azureus was always fine for me, but liked to trash my internet connection :lol:

If it was set to run at startup, then it would make sense, but there are a lot of viruses designed to spread through limewire, so it could be the virus trying to keep limewire open so it can upload itself to people

and it probably only runs when limewire is closed, thus it may not be in task manager all the time... perhaps

Run a virus scan (one of the online ones) Bitdefender online or Trend micro housecall might be a good idea

19-11-2007, 11:29 AM
Or use another P2P program.

Just dont use Azureus. Its known to crash a lot.

Never had Azureus crash on me yet.

19-11-2007, 12:38 PM
I prefer utorrent for that type of thing, but when I had Azureus it never crashed once.

In regards to the LimeWire problem, try wainuitech's suggestion. Good luck Vlasc and Phazerxl.

19-11-2007, 01:33 PM
Go into Tools > Options > Advanced (expand it) > System Startup and uncheck the tick box there.


19-11-2007, 02:54 PM
Go into Tools > Options > Advanced (expand it) > System Startup and uncheck the tick box there.

:thumbs: Thats the one

Speedy Gonzales
19-11-2007, 03:06 PM
I havent used Azureus myself, but a mate did with x64 it kept crashing the system.

Till he killed it. It hasnt crashed since.

19-11-2007, 07:33 PM
Guys, its not a startup issue, it keeps re-starting itself even when closed.

My family had the same issue. I removed it from the startup and still it happened. Un-installed, and re-downloaded it, still it happened. Un-install it and use Frostwire :) worked for them ;)

19-11-2007, 09:35 PM
Either limewire is junk (personally I think so), or you have a virus. That's my suggestion anyways

19-11-2007, 09:38 PM
Either limewire is junk (personally I think so), or you have a virus. That's my suggestion anyways I think Agent has hit the problem :thumbs: - if its got SPYWARE on the PC it could be starting up limewire to activate the "sharing" being a P2P program - highly likely.

19-11-2007, 10:22 PM
there are a lot of viruses designed to spread through limewire, so it could be the virus trying to keep limewire open so it can upload itself to people

Which is from my first reply, if anyone bothered to read it :rolleyes:

19-11-2007, 11:20 PM
I had formatted my familys PC a day earlier.. they'd installed Limewire and Office and Age of Empires, I dont think they'd even done any other browsing... it still happened...

20-11-2007, 08:59 AM
i uninstalled limewire, and installed frostwire. however the same thing happens :S now instead of limewire popping up its frostwire :S also, when i click on tools -> options, it pops up for 1 minisecond and closes :S i dont know what to do now :S

This is the Java Warning thing,

LimeWire version 4.12.3 Pro
Java version 1.6.0_02 from Sun Microsystems Inc.
Windows XP v. 5.1 on x86
Free/total memory: 3060952/4128768

com.limegroup.gnutella.gui.GUILoader$StartupFailed Exception: invalid update.ver
at com.limegroup.gnutella.gui.GUILoader.sanityCheck(G UILoader.java:270)
at com.limegroup.gnutella.gui.GUILoader.load(GUILoade r.java:40)
at sun.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke0(Nativ e Method)
at sun.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(Unknow n Source)
at sun.reflect.DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(Un known Source)
at java.lang.reflect.Method.invoke(Unknown Source)
at com.limegroup.gnutella.gui.Main.main(Main.java:44)


C:\Program Files\limewire\clink.jar
LAST MODIFIED: 1150901928906
SIZE: 307949

C:\Program Files\limewire\clink.jar.tmp
LAST MODIFIED: 1195330656406
SIZE: 622008

C:\Program Files\limewire\commons-httpclient.jar
LAST MODIFIED: 1150901929859
SIZE: 459988

C:\Program Files\limewire\commons-httpclient.jar.tmp
LAST MODIFIED: 1195330656812
SIZE: 445371

C:\Program Files\limewire\commons-logging.jar
LAST MODIFIED: 1150901930375
SIZE: 59154

C:\Program Files\limewire\commons-logging.jar.tmp
LAST MODIFIED: 1195330657234
SIZE: 59154

C:\Program Files\limewire\commons-net.jar
LAST MODIFIED: 1150901932218
SIZE: 355370

C:\Program Files\limewire\commons-net.jar.tmp
LAST MODIFIED: 1195330657453
SIZE: 355370

C:\Program Files\limewire\commons-pool.jar.tmp
LAST MODIFIED: 1195330657671
SIZE: 158968

C:\Program Files\limewire\daap.jar
LAST MODIFIED: 1150901934906
SIZE: 388504

C:\Program Files\limewire\daap.jar.tmp
LAST MODIFIED: 1195330657937
SIZE: 375837

C:\Program Files\limewire\foxtrot.jar.tmp
LAST MODIFIED: 1195330658140
SIZE: 44273

C:\Program Files\limewire\GenericWindowsUtils.dll
LAST MODIFIED: 1150901913109
SIZE: 12279

C:\Program Files\limewire\httpcore-nio.jar.tmp
LAST MODIFIED: 1195330658359
SIZE: 257183

C:\Program Files\limewire\httpcore.jar.tmp
LAST MODIFIED: 1195330658609
SIZE: 273935

C:\Program Files\limewire\i18n.jar
LAST MODIFIED: 1150901935390
SIZE: 25678

C:\Program Files\limewire\icu4j.jar
LAST MODIFIED: 1150901936671
SIZE: 741440

C:\Program Files\limewire\icu4j.jar.tmp
LAST MODIFIED: 1195330658859
SIZE: 741440

C:\Program Files\limewire\id3v2.jar
LAST MODIFIED: 1150901937656
SIZE: 94430

C:\Program Files\limewire\id3v2.jar.tmp
LAST MODIFIED: 1195330659062
SIZE: 94018

C:\Program Files\limewire\jcraft.jar
LAST MODIFIED: 1150901938500
SIZE: 136693

C:\Program Files\limewire\jcraft.jar.tmp
LAST MODIFIED: 1195330659328
SIZE: 136693

C:\Program Files\limewire\jdic.jar.tmp
LAST MODIFIED: 1195330659593
SIZE: 96604

C:\Program Files\limewire\jdic_stub.jar.tmp
LAST MODIFIED: 1195330659843
SIZE: 64134

C:\Program Files\limewire\jl011.jar
LAST MODIFIED: 1150901939406
SIZE: 255016

C:\Program Files\limewire\jl011.jar.tmp
LAST MODIFIED: 1195330660031
SIZE: 255016

C:\Program Files\limewire\jmdns.jar
LAST MODIFIED: 1150901941875
SIZE: 69306

C:\Program Files\limewire\jmdns.jar.tmp
LAST MODIFIED: 1195330660250
SIZE: 69306

C:\Program Files\limewire\LimeWire.exe
LAST MODIFIED: 1150901913593
SIZE: 159744

C:\Program Files\limewire\LimeWire.jar
LAST MODIFIED: 1150901926781
SIZE: 7109498

C:\Program Files\limewire\LimeWire.jar.tmp
LAST MODIFIED: 1195330654359
SIZE: 10654460

C:\Program Files\limewire\LimeWire20.dll
LAST MODIFIED: 1150901913187
SIZE: 40960

C:\Program Files\limewire\log4j.jar
LAST MODIFIED: 1150901943031
SIZE: 677952

C:\Program Files\limewire\log4j.jar.tmp
LAST MODIFIED: 1195330660515
SIZE: 677952

C:\Program Files\limewire\looks.jar
LAST MODIFIED: 1150901944078
SIZE: 630634

C:\Program Files\limewire\looks.jar.tmp
LAST MODIFIED: 1195330660812
SIZE: 630634

C:\Program Files\limewire\MessagesBundles.jar
LAST MODIFIED: 1150901927484
SIZE: 2720591

C:\Program Files\limewire\MessagesBundles.jar.tmp
LAST MODIFIED: 1195330655359
SIZE: 4279781

C:\Program Files\limewire\mp3sp14.jar
LAST MODIFIED: 1150901944546
SIZE: 40064

C:\Program Files\limewire\mp3sp14.jar.tmp
LAST MODIFIED: 1195330661062
SIZE: 40064

C:\Program Files\limewire\ProgressTabs.jar
LAST MODIFIED: 1150901928031
SIZE: 5786

C:\Program Files\limewire\ProgressTabs.jar.tmp
LAST MODIFIED: 1195330656140
SIZE: 5786

C:\Program Files\limewire\themes.jar
LAST MODIFIED: 1150901944937
SIZE: 741477

C:\Program Files\limewire\themes.jar.tmp
LAST MODIFIED: 1195330661343
SIZE: 690764

C:\Program Files\limewire\tritonus.jar
LAST MODIFIED: 1150901945625
SIZE: 152711

C:\Program Files\limewire\tritonus.jar.tmp
LAST MODIFIED: 1195330661562
SIZE: 152711

C:\Program Files\limewire\vorbis.jar
LAST MODIFIED: 1150901946062
SIZE: 27215

C:\Program Files\limewire\vorbis.jar.tmp
LAST MODIFIED: 1195330661812
SIZE: 27215

C:\Program Files\limewire\WindowsFirewall.dll
LAST MODIFIED: 1150901913218
SIZE: 61440

C:\Program Files\limewire\WindowsV5PlusUtils.dll
LAST MODIFIED: 1150901913375
SIZE: 12808

C:\Program Files\limewire\xerces.jar
LAST MODIFIED: 1150901948328
SIZE: 2147687

C:\Program Files\limewire\xml-apis.jar
LAST MODIFIED: 1150901949062
SIZE: 207655

20-11-2007, 10:48 AM
Limewire folder is still there on your comp.

Try this - (uninstall frostwire first)

Install Limewire once again, and then uninstall again

Go to C:\Program Files\ and delete folder "LimeWire" if present
Also check in C:\ and delete folders "LimeWire" and/or "Incomplete" if present

Run CCleaner and use the "Issues" scan to fix(remove) invalid registry entries
remember to back up reg first tho - the old "just in case" bit :)