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FrostWire

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  • Version:
    6.2.3
  • Total Downloads:
    35,059,609
  • Date Added:
    Apr. 01, 2016
  • Price:
    Free

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5 stars

"Great! Just be careful."

December 05, 2015  |  By A Well Groomed Ape

2015-12-05 14:14:44  |  By A Well Groomed Ape

 |  Version: FrostWire 6.1.7

Pros

Huge variety of music, movies and, TV series .Saved me hundreds.

Cons

When installing you need to be careful to to read everything so you dont install any unwanted programs, search engines ect. Also i needed to start using a VPN because my Internet service threatened to shut down my internet. But once i started using the VPN it wasnt being tracked anymore

Summary

Works Very good just be careful and think before you do

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1 stars

"This program is dangerous, it installs rvzr-a.akamaihd."

November 07, 2015  |  By jandownloads

2015-11-07 17:35:41  |  By jandownloads

 |  Version: FrostWire 6.1.4

Pros

I use Windows 8.1 This installation seemingly allows you to uncheck all adware. The program quickly finds and downloads song files. The selection of movie files available is alot less than songs.

Cons

This program will install an adware file called "rvzr-a.akamaihd.net ". It changes the homepage setting in all of your browsers (internet explorer, google chrome,) to a page that appears to be a yahoo page but has additional extensions to the web address.

Summary

I could not detect or remove the adware with my regular anti-virus programs (rogue killer, Avast). I installed Adwcleaner and it cleaned internet explorer but had no effect on google chrome. I ultimately had to do a system restore.

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3 stars

"It work's fine"

April 08, 2015  |  By artman

2015-04-08 12:57:20  |  By artman

 |  Version: FrostWire 6.0.6

Pros

It seems to do what it is intended for with no problems noticed.I gave it 3 stars because it seems like a basic program.

Cons

Nothing noticed yet.

Summary

As of now i have not noticed any problems with the program and am satisfied with it.

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5 stars

"Great everything-In one option"

December 26, 2014  |  By Malina_NY

2014-12-26 07:05:39  |  By Malina_NY

 |  Version: FrostWire 6.0.3

Pros

searches for torrents and cloud downloads within client, easy to use, build in library and player, auto syncs with iTunes and can transfer files to my phone over wi-fi

Cons

mmm - library is a bit oldish looking, and does not have a capability to sort by artists/album titles. but for what I use it for, it's sufficient.

Summary

Overall - it's a great all in one - I am not using any other software for my media.

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2 stars

"Slow D/L and a PC usage Hog"

August 06, 2014  |  By GIlRavardy

2014-08-06 09:43:43  |  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

2014-06-08 03:24:37  |  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

2013-07-06 22:55:42  |  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

2013-05-15 12:15:12  |  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

2013-04-26 11:49:31  |  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

2013-03-26 02:16:23  |  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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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 6.2.3
  • New share action in Library. Create, seed and share DHT-based torrent in a single click.
  • New jlibtorrent 1.1.0.22.
  • Fix preparing YT m4a's author field.
  • jlibtorrent: fix issue in checking outgoing interfaces
  • jlibtorrent: optimize enumeration of network interfaces on windows
  • jlibtorrent: improve reliability of binding listen sockets
  • jlibtorrent: support SNI in https web seeds and trackers
  • jlibtorrent: fix unhandled exception in DHT when receiving a DHT packet over IPv6
  • Dropped rxjava library. KISS.
General
Publisher FrostWire
Publisher web site http://www.frostwire.com
Release Date March 31, 2016
Date Added April 01, 2016
Version 6.2.3
Category
Category Internet Software
Subcategory P2P & File-Sharing Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7/8
Additional Requirements None
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File Size 21.97MB
File Name External File
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Total Downloads 35,059,609
Downloads Last Week 3,020
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License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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