FrostWire

FrostWire

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
3.4
out of 1298 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    4.18.5
  • Total Downloads:
    34,665,986
  • Date Added:
    December 13, 2009
  • File Size:
    22.98MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    1,770
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows Me/2000/XP/Vista/7

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

    3.3

    out of 13 votes

    • 5 star 2
    • 4 star 6
    • 3 star 1
    • 2 star 2
    • 1 star 2
  • All Versions

    3.4

    out of 1298 votes

    • 5 star 399
    • 4 star 402
    • 3 star 147
    • 2 star 77
    • 1 star 273
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5 stars

"frost wire 4 18 5"

January 20, 2010  |  By joemaldonado3

 |  Version: FrostWire 4.18.5

Pros

nice inproved gui. better torrent suppoet

Cons

works better on high speed connections

Summary

good product. remember, it's only for testing . please do respect copyright protocols. don't steal electronic type media....

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1 stars

"VIDEOS Won't work...ADDWARE!!! not 1 video works"

January 09, 2010  |  By checkindownloads

 |  Version: FrostWire 4.18.5

Pros

music downloading is ok

Cons

video downloads will redirect to web pages or will pop exe's files to damage your computer

Summary

Don't install this program

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4 stars

"Works good for what I do."

January 08, 2010  |  By Pheud1

 |  Version: FrostWire 4.18.5

Pros

Simple interface
Searches are accurate most of the time
Pretty color(blue(

Cons

Searches can sometimes yield nothing
Connections time out depending

Summary

Its great. One of the better file sharing programs out there right now.I highly recommend.

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3 stars

"Quick and easy to use"

December 31, 2009  |  By Roger J A

 |  Version: FrostWire 4.18.5

Pros

Connection speed is significantly faster than other similar products.

Cons

Nothing - everything works well

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4 stars

"Pretty good with good features that are easy to use."

December 30, 2009  |  By kevina7363

 |  Version: FrostWire 4.18.5

Pros

blue better than green blah

Cons

haven't used it long enough yet

Summary

I just started using it , so give me a few days to check it out and I'll let you know.

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5 stars

"Works fine for my needs"

December 28, 2009  |  By katyjake9610

 |  Version: FrostWire 4.18.5

Pros

Free, very user friendly

Cons

Get same results over and over, so keep trying, eventually they get it right

Summary

Simple to use, a little slow sometimes, watch out for viruses (should do that anyway with free AVG), wish there was a way to rate the sharer's reliability, wish there was a way to report people that seem to have child porn on their computers when those nasty bits show up on a legit search (not an adult content search), either way, it's wrong and the people should be investigated

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4 stars

"Works Fine for me, and improved over the prev version!"

December 25, 2009  |  By StevieT123

 |  Version: FrostWire 4.18.5

Pros

Operation is smoother now, with none of the constant crashing experienced with the previous version. If you have ANY problems, the answer comes quickly in the support room chat ~ Niiiiiiiice! BITZI WORKS, Use it and avoid headaches!!!

Cons

Have found that many good files that have come up designated as Trash, but I think that other users have applied this designation after their own faulty operation, not sure...

Summary

This is the best version SO FAR, so many user controls allow customization of up and download speeds, the chat function works very well and can be quite helpful in a pinch, I think many user complaints stem from their own lack of abilities and equipment issues, it's so easy to simply right-click on a file and check it with Bitzi first ~ then scan the file from the saved folder with your own virus scanner before opening it. I have gotten ZERO VIRUSES from using Frostwire! Many users don't practice proper "share etiquette" which they don't realize can limit their functionality with these types of programs. You can even monitor who and what is being uploaded as well. Take it to the next level and download the Bitcollider and report files, this makes it easier for everyone! Excellent program, Two Thumbs Up!!!

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2 stars

"PASTER THAN BEFORE"

December 24, 2009  |  By leca20

 |  Version: FrostWire 4.18.5

Pros

COZ I CAN GET MY FAVORITE SONGS

Cons

VIRUS SOMETIMES

Summary

SOME SONG DIDN'T WORK

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2 stars

"It could be better?"

December 22, 2009  |  By wHinkjr1969

 |  Version: FrostWire 4.18.5

Pros

It's o.k...it's free.

Cons

It's not that fast of a download app. Overly exaggerated.

Summary

It does what it is suppose to do...download computer data, etc.

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1 stars

"Almost useless"

December 21, 2009  |  By JWH80

 |  Version: FrostWire 4.18.5

Pros

It's free.

Cons

The search result's are almost always the same an wrong an even when there not there are rarely enough source's.

Summary

It has a simple an easy to understand menu.It's fast When there are enough source's but first you must make your way through the terrible search result's.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 4.18.5
Version 4.18.5 may include unspecified updates, enhancements, or bug fixes.
General
Publisher FrostWire
Publisher web site http://www.frostwire.com
Release Date December 11, 2009
Date Added December 13, 2009
Version 4.18.5
Category
Category Internet Software
Subcategory P2P & File-Sharing Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows 7, Windows Me, Windows
Additional Requirements Java Runtime Environment 1.6
Download Information
File Size 22.98MB
File Name frostwire-5.7.7.windows.coc.premium.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 34,665,986
Downloads Last Week 1,770
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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