FrostWire

FrostWire

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
3.4
out of 1299 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    4.17.2
  • Total Downloads:
    34,700,978
  • Date Added:
    Nov. 24, 2008
  • Price:
    Free

Editors' Note:

Editor's Note: FrostWire is bundled with Ask.com toolbar. Installation of these component is optional.

Editors' Review

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FrostWire is a fork of the LimeWire source code, and as such, it functions exactly the same. When you search for a file using FrostWire, you get results from LimeWire, and vice versa.

However, the user experience differs in two ways. One is that the code is actually based on LimeWire Pro, the paid version of the popular P2P client, so users don't have to worry about simultaneous download restrictions, and they won't get bombarded by ads. Also, befitting the name, the interface has changed from green to blue and has been slightly improved. Tabs have rounded corners, and there are two additions, as well. Connections monitors your outgoing and incoming connections by host name, but also provides bandwidth information, the vendor and version being used, and more. There's also a built-in community chat.

When we tested it, the built-in media player in FrostWire didn't work with MP3s or MPGs, although those files worked fine in LimeWire and elsewhere. The app also comes bundled with the ASK toolbar, but you can opt out of that during the installation process. While some people have experienced faster download times with FrostWire compared with its parent, others have not. FrostWire and LimeWire are practically indistinguishable, although the lack of ads is a big plus.

 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    3.1

    out of 73 votes

    • 5 star 14
    • 4 star 27
    • 3 star 8
    • 2 star 3
    • 1 star 21
  • All Versions

    3.4

    out of 1299 votes

    • 5 star 400
    • 4 star 402
    • 3 star 147
    • 2 star 77
    • 1 star 273
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Results 1–10 of 72

1 stars

"Terrible software"

April 29, 2010  |  By Thozzomantis

 |  Version: FrostWire 4.17.2

Pros

none, nothing.

Cons

There are no files to share on frostwire unless you're under 18

Summary

Waste of time. Avoid this trash

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1 stars

"sucks xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx"

June 04, 2009  |  By edamindada

 |  Version: FrostWire 4.17.2

Pros

frost wire sucks, i cant even open it after the download

Cons

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Summary

it sucks

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4 stars

"Great!It's fast and easy to use."

May 17, 2009  |  By owbitz

 |  Version: FrostWire 4.17.2

Pros

Easy to use.

Cons

Too long to download.

Summary

For a change!

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5 stars

"Smooth and easy to use"

May 10, 2009  |  By fvboys

 |  Version: FrostWire 4.17.2

Pros

So far everything seems very simple and straight forward to use.

Cons

Haven't found any problems yet

Summary

The Best to date

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3 stars

"easy to use"

May 10, 2009  |  By gadgetman7x7

 |  Version: FrostWire 4.17.2

Pros

Quick to download files.

Cons

fair share of bad files like most other P2p sites. Sometimes hard to find music a little further away from mainstream, but have managed to find some treasures.still a few children posting useless files but hey whatever amuses you

Summary

Woulkd recommend as another source for free music. Advise you to check files before opening or adding to your personal library. mark every bad files encountered as JUNK so that soon others won't waste their time downloading only to end up having to delete.

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2 stars

"i really dont like it"

May 09, 2009  |  By ladyjmw

 |  Version: FrostWire 4.17.2

Pros

differant ways to find cetian sites

Cons

it really dont work for me

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4 stars

"Excellent and easy to use even for seniors."

May 09, 2009  |  By ndom99

 |  Version: FrostWire 4.17.2

Pros

Very fast and easy downloads with no spam.

Cons

None as of yet.

Summary

As above.

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4 stars

"gr8 good v. good"

May 09, 2009  |  By DeaDzBak

 |  Version: FrostWire 4.17.2

Pros

gr8 good v. good

Cons

gr8 good v. good

Summary

good v. good

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4 stars

"I love it!"

May 07, 2009  |  By Gerald D Schrag

 |  Version: FrostWire 4.17.2

Pros

Good user interface. Doesn't always seem to be performing (no downloads occuring, while connection shows "Turbo Charged".

Cons

Slow download speed compared to previous P2P software.

Summary

A very usable P2P package.

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5 stars

"The best so far"

May 06, 2009  |  By tinytomthorne

 |  Version: FrostWire 4.17.2

Pros

If you are looking for a program to down load music to listen to, then you will love Frost Wire.

Cons

Can't find what is wrong, nothing

Summary

The best I have ever used!!!!!!!

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 4.17.2
4.17.2 is a bug-fixing release.
General
Publisher FrostWire
Publisher web site http://www.frostwire.com
Release Date November 24, 2008
Date Added November 24, 2008
Version 4.17.2
Category
Category Internet Software
Subcategory P2P & File-Sharing Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows, Windows Vista, Windows Me, Windows XP, Windows 2000
Additional Requirements Java Runtime Environment 1.6
Download Information
File Size 21.12MB
File Name frostwire-6.0.3.windows.coc.premium.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 34,700,978
Downloads Last Week 6,026
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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