FrostWire

FrostWire

Average User Rating:
3.4
out of 1298 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    6.0.3
  • Total Downloads:
    34,714,972
  • Date Added:
    Dec. 04, 2014
  • Price:
    Free

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2 stars

"Slow D/L and a PC usage Hog"

August 06, 2014  |  By GIlRavardy

 |  Version: FrostWire 5.7.4

Pros

Search torrent sites on Frostwire
easy to understand for basic users
Media Players in program

Cons

SLOW!!!
PC hog, slows everything
Blocked from most torrent sites (will explain in Summary)
Not much for the experienced torrent user

Summary

What used to be a great all-in-one torrent downloader has hit ground zero, like a pumpkin shot from an air cannon. I used this a few years back when i was active in torrents (2009-2011). Was a great, easy, go-to program for the casual and lazy downloader. Just recently got back into torrents (2014) and brushed the dust and leaves of Frostwire and updated it. Hoping for good results like I had in yesteryears. DISAPPOINTMENT strikes when i do my search on the in-program engine and nothing shows up... Scratch my head and try different file types and still nothing (or very little). Used to be years ago the search was like google and you had to sift through hundreds or thousands of results to find exactly what you were looking for. Times changed for Frostwire so I found out why.

Here is why. As many know sites get a kickback from advertisers each time the site is viewed. With Frostwire bypassing the sites wih their search engine the sites were not getting their view count, so they weren't getting their $$ for ads on the site. Hence, Frostwire has been blocked from most torrent hosting sites. Since the only great PRO for Frostwire is the internal search engine, it renders it almost useless.

Also, because of this... Downloads are extremely slow. I tried several different ways to speed it up with no success (changing ports etc.). Since Frostwire also doesn't have much for experienced users concerning custom settings... Another bust. Example: downloading a huge file (10gig+) and the average speeds were between 200kB/s-300kB/s (I have a 20MB/s speed).. Needless to say it would take DAYS!!! DAYS??? We all know we would be disgruntled with such poor speed these days. My new torrent program (Vuze) topped this speed by 6 times or more without tweaking the mind-boggling amount of customization settings it has.

Conclusion: Bypass this program, it's time to put this one down. I would never recommend Frostwire to anyone, friend or foe. Hope this review was helpful and have a pleasant internet day!

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1 stars

"nope nope nope"

June 08, 2014  |  By roughnready

 |  Version: FrostWire 5.7.3

Pros

there is not one

Cons

when searching for music or anything you get more junk results than good.

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1 stars

"Adware and spyware heaven"

July 06, 2013  |  By Hey_888

 |  Version: FrostWire 5.6.2

Pros

multiple bitorrent search

Cons

app is becoming malicious after latest update. even after going through each individual selection to ensure nothing but the app is installed, the toolbar is automatically included and installed.

Summary

Just like CNET downloads which is promoting spam and adware these days, Frostwire is no longer a suitable app for multimedia. it's time people gave cnet and frostwire a piece of their mind.

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5 stars

"excellent product"

May 15, 2013  |  By emha56

 |  Version: FrostWire 5.5.6

Pros

easy to navigate the site

Cons

no negative experiences

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5 stars

"I'm using 5.3.8 right now and it works like i remember"

April 26, 2013  |  By mebich1

 |  Version: FrostWire 5.5.6

Pros

I you are using i for downloading music it will work perfectly i use the torrent part of the Frost wire i haven't gotten any major viruses that i know of so i'm happy to use it if you use it for anything else idk how well it works though i do have a weekly thourough scan so ya download it you wont regret it just make sure you look around on your screen to make sure you have the right download options highlighted

Cons

the cons arent many other than i can't find some smaller names in music but i mostly listen to heavy metal and such so i expect as much such as i couldn't find nexilva etc. but no real cons other than look around on your screen and make sure you know whats highlighted

Summary

Get it!

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3 stars

"Works good"

March 26, 2013  |  By willymccoy

 |  Version: FrostWire 5.5.5

Pros

Does what it says.

Cons

A little heavy but ok.

Summary

No viruses found in mine.It does what I want it to so far without ads.Hope it stays that way.

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1 stars

"Just like Limewire but more resource intensive"

February 14, 2013  |  By bobstokes

 |  Version: FrostWire 5.5.3

Pros

Works if you know what the file name is.

Cons

Resouce intensive.
uses too many system resources.
slows the operation of the pc.

Summary

Better run on a high end faster processor PC

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1 stars

"wow what a suck"

December 23, 2012  |  By icedriver220

 |  Version: FrostWire 4.21.3

Pros

ability to download a varied variety of files

Cons

virus/trojan and malware around every corner filled to the brim
also allows exceptions to (backdoor) your pc great if you want to be putting fresh windows on ur pc every few days

Summary

omg go and get bittorrent its simple easy and doesn't allow exceptions through your firewall (other than itself IE. what it needs to run)
i would definatly not recommend this program and i have been building games rigs for over ten years with 8 yrs of p2p sharing 6 of which i used bittorrent without any issues

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5 stars

"It is Awesome"

December 22, 2012  |  By wheelsatv

 |  Version: FrostWire 5.5.1

Pros

Haven't used it alot yet but so far it's pretty easy to install and use. I Like that you can get a copy of the song with the lyrics and a seprate copy of just the song. That's pretty Cool.

Cons

I haven't ran acrosst any con's yet.

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5 stars

"Good and capable bit torrent."

December 22, 2012  |  By htennek42

 |  Version: FrostWire 5.5.1

Pros

Fast and easy to use bit torrent.

Cons

Adds can get annoying.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 6.0.3
  • Solves issue getting correct single file location from transfer manager.
  • Improved MD5 verification. Thanks @abderraouf-adjal.
  • Important UI transfer related actions restored for Linux users.
  • Updated frostwire-jlibtorrent libraries, now built with older Boost 1.55, fixes Windows UI Freeze issue.
  • CPU usage reduced managing transfer items.
  • Croatian, Bulgarian, Polish, translation updates.
  • More cleanups and refactors.
General
Publisher FrostWire
Publisher web site http://www.frostwire.com
Release Date December 03, 2014
Date Added December 04, 2014
Version 6.0.3
Category
Category Internet Software
Subcategory P2P & File-Sharing Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows Vista, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows XP, Windows, Windows 2000
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 21.12MB
File Name frostwire-6.0.3.windows.coc.premium.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 34,714,972
Downloads Last Week 6,180
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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