For the record, I pay for software I deem worthy of purchase. I currently own Partition Magic by Symantic, Acronis True Image Home Edition 2009, Roboform, DVD Fab Platinum, Windows XP Home Edition and others. All of which I have the original CD's and or serial numbers for. I even paid for a program called Matter of Time, which is my homepage. I also pay an annual fee to a website called Weather Underground, just to have the privilege of using their website throughout the year.
To be labeled a thief by user "Molly" was highly offensive to me. I am fully aware of the risks and reputation of Limewire. On the rare occasion I cannot find the website of a particular program I'm interested in, as a last resort I would search for it on Limewire.
I have downloaded less than half a dozen files from Limewire, all of which contained Trojans. My question was a simple two parter. Do all files downloaded from Limewire contain Trojans and where would be a better place to look. My question was not referring to any program in particular.
In less than a blink of an eye, without answering the question at all, Molly wrote "how about buying your software! some folks write code for a living, you know". Her assumption here of course is that I'm a pirate and/or a thief. She doesn't even know me, or anything about me. And when someone attacks my character, I'm not going to sit idly by and take it.
I should mention here that I recognized he name and statistics from another forum called ASUS Eee PC Forum. She had asked for advice on a piece of software for her EEE Netbook, which I gave to her. She replied with another snide nasty retort similar to the one she just gave me on this forum. I was really taken aback by he response. I had never been subjected to that kind of attack before, even though I've been on the internet for many years. I own an ASUS Eee Netbook and when I visit that forum, I would go out of my way to stay clear of her. Then out of the blue she pops up here.
All I was looking for was a response given by user "dbr" which got my checkmark and received seven up votes.
Looking at her record on this forum, I notice she has given 381 answers, but never asked a question, which to me is a red flag in itself. It tells me she feels she has all the answers and doesn't need advice from anyone. What a pity. I don't go through one day without learning something new about my computer. And this from a person who's first computer was a Radio Shack Model 1. That should tell you I've been tinkering with these things since the late 70's.
And for the record, I'm 72 years old and probably old enough to be her grandfather.