Wrong, dear friend. Not Limewire gave you a virus, It can't, because it does not have viruses. It was you, by downloading a fake file, that gave you a virus. P2P programs have a lot of fake (dummy) files, pretending to be a song, but are in fact a virus.
When you do a search, you must also see all those very small files. files much too small to be anything except a virus.
You better stay away from those fake files and start downloading files larger then 2500kb/3000kb. When you search for music video's or movies, never download any KB files. They are also much too small. Only download MB files.
Because nothing is completely safe at the internet, make sure your anti virus is up to date.
Come on. now you know what files to download and which once you should not, you can give limewire another try. You can try another p2p program, but it is the same as with limewire
I have been using limewire for many years now and never had problems with downloading music and music videos. I have been silly and also searched for software with limewire. I should not have. I got infected. My anti virus took care of it, but I advise, stick to music