Now hang on just a durn minnit there, young-un.
Limewire was NOT malware.
Limewire was the last "real" internet application, in that it expected you to give in order to receive. If you wanted to download files, you also had to host files.
But, even better than that, you didn't host the WHOLE file for anything! That way the Feds and Tipper Gore couldn't come to your house and accuse you of "stealing" because you didn't have any whole files... only bits and pieces... and that was a loophole in the law through which Limewire existed.
For a time.
I loved that app. And I loved the philosophy that you had to give to receive...