Support for Mac OS 9 and other previous versions was dropped with the release of Lime Wire 4.0.10.From version 4.8 onwards, Lime Wire works as a UPn P Internet Gateway Device controller in that it can automatically set up packet-forwarding rules with UPn P-capable routers.On February 15, 2010, Lime Wire reversed its previous anti-bundling stance and announced the inclusion of an browser toolbar that users had to explicitly opt-out of to prevent installation.

According to its Source Forge website, Wire Share is the newest fork of the original Lime Wire open source project (a successor of LPE: Lime Wire Pirate Edition, which name was dropped for legal reasons).

The software was developed to help keep the Gnutella network alive and to maintain a good faith continuation of the original project (without adware or spyware).

However, there are still ways to bypass this security feature, which was done when creating the pirate edition.

For example, there are currently cracks available on the internet, and people can continue using the Lime Wire Pro 5.5.1 Beta, which also includes AVG for Lime Wire and is the first version to include AVG.

Lime Wire was the second file sharing program after Frostwire to support firewall-to-firewall file transfers, a feature introduced in version 4.2, which was released in November 2004.

Lime Wire also now includes Bit Torrent support, but is limited to three torrent uploads and three torrent downloads, which coexist with ordinary downloads.

Until October 2010, Lime Wire LLC, the New York City based developer of Lime Wire, distributed two versions of the program: a basic free version, and an enhanced version, Lime Wire PRO, sold for a fee of US.95 with 6 months of updates, or around .00 with 1 year of updates.

The company claimed the paid version provides faster downloads and 66% better search results.

Lime Wire versions 5.5.11 and newer feature an auto-update feature that allowed Lime Wire LLC to disable newer versions of the Lime Wire software.