FrostWire

FrostWire

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

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    4.20.5
  • Total Downloads:
    34,688,395
  • Date Added:
    April 15, 2010
  • File Size:
    21.17MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    5,845
  • 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

    3.9

    out of 10 votes

    • 5 star 4
    • 4 star 3
    • 3 star 2
    • 2 star 0
    • 1 star 1
  • 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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1 stars

"Gone Downhill, Unfortunately..."

June 25, 2010  |  By DeciDreamer

 |  Version: FrostWire 4.20.5

Pros

The chat community is still going strong and I made a few good friends there. Other than that, nothing.

Cons

Fewer downloads, more viruses. Might be shutting down soon due to copyright laws. uTorrent, Vuze and other torrent programs are the wave of the downloadable future.

Summary

I have been a user of Frostwire since early 2006, but it has gone downhill in the past year or so. Fewer downloads and what ones are left are mainly viruses. I picked up a trojan last year that changed by desktop wallpaper every few minutes after downloading a Fall Out Boy song for my sister. I since switched to Vuze and have never had an issue with it in my six months of use. I highly recommend it to anyone wanting to switch P2P networks.

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4 stars

"Not a bad P2P program"

May 23, 2010  |  By chipmaker1966

 |  Version: FrostWire 4.20.5

Pros

Have good luck finding what I'm looking for and downloading it.

Cons

Too many files are in fact viruses, worms, etc. Have to watch what you download. Also, the "find more sources" action really doesn't find more sources very often. Have to run new search and find another file from another user to download from.

Summary

Ease of use, and good interface with alot of results keep me using FrostWire.

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4 stars

"Enjoy the music and videos"

May 20, 2010  |  By complex nancy

 |  Version: FrostWire 4.20.5

Pros

Easy use and a good selection of AVI movies.

Cons

lots of files that are broken or corrupted. Have trouble using the Frostwire player.

Summary

I have had good experiences with some of the videos and audio files I downloaded, but have found quite a few corrupted ones after downloading. I have problems using the Frostwire player, and don't like that when I want to watch a movie it sends it to Real Player instead of one that I could choose that plays most of the files that I have downloaded.

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3 stars

"Pretty good programme"

May 17, 2010  |  By hamster7

 |  Version: FrostWire 4.20.5

Pros

Very easy to use and FREE !!

Cons

Some downloads are very slow and some turn out to be advertisements

Summary

All in all its a pretty good programme

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5 stars

"thjat this best frost wire"

May 01, 2010  |  By shay9977

 |  Version: FrostWire 4.20.5

Pros

that its free

Cons

to much signing up

Summary

i like this because it has many music you want

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4 stars

"very fast downloads."

April 24, 2010  |  By brodrigcsw

 |  Version: FrostWire 4.20.5

Pros

easy to install and very fast on downloads.

Cons

It doesn't find as many files as other torrent searches.

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3 stars

"reasonable p2p"

April 23, 2010  |  By Brandias

 |  Version: FrostWire 4.20.5

Pros

You have many options to enhance your searching and sharing

Cons

Junk filtering no longer works, not alot of returns, you have to serach multiple ways and multiple times to be sure you get what's online right then. Cant filter based on file type.

Summary

Very basic, but ok p2p

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5 stars

"Amazing free program, its fast."

April 23, 2010  |  By kathysue43

 |  Version: FrostWire 4.20.5

Pros

Its fast with getting searches.

Cons

Sometimes it is slow with sources.

Summary

If you want a great free product for finding all types of information, songs and such, this is the one.

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5 stars

"very easy to use"

April 20, 2010  |  By bshartle

 |  Version: FrostWire 4.20.5

Pros

easy interface,lots of options

Cons

no cons like everything

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5 stars

"frist time user heard good things even though downloa"

April 19, 2010  |  By jaynnikki1

 |  Version: FrostWire 4.20.5

Pros

lot of good music they have alot of things to download

Cons

haveing to download things that seems it dont belong

Summary

i like everything theres alot to do hoply a new upgrade come

Updated on Apr 19, 2010

everthing loook so fun

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 4.20.5
Version 4.20.5 includes fixes on the mp3 music player, speed metering, high cpu usage bug fixed, and other torrent and installer related fixes.
General
Publisher FrostWire
Publisher web site http://www.frostwire.com
Release Date March 05, 2010
Date Added April 15, 2010
Version 4.20.5
Category
Category Internet Software
Subcategory P2P & File-Sharing Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 7, Windows Me, Windows, Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows Vista
Additional Requirements Java Runtime Environment 1.6
Download Information
File Size 21.17MB
File Name frostwire-6.0.2.windows.coc.premium.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 34,688,395
Downloads Last Week 5,845
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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