FrostWire

FrostWire

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

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    4.21.3
  • Total Downloads:
    34,700,978
  • Date Added:
    Jan. 03, 2011
  • Price:
    Free

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

    2.2

    out of 25 votes

    • 5 star 2
    • 4 star 4
    • 3 star 3
    • 2 star 4
    • 1 star 12
  • 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

"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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1 stars

"file won't download"

March 22, 2011  |  By larseilenfeld

 |  Version: FrostWire 4.21.3

Pros

can't review file won't download

Cons

file won't download

Summary

file won't download

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2 stars

"good site for music"

March 20, 2011  |  By badger444

 |  Version: FrostWire 4.21.3

Pros

Works good once you figure out what to do

Cons

very difficult to maneuver, not real user friendly
impossible to download video's

Summary

needs instructions

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4 stars

"FROSTWIRE WITH IT TURBO SPEED AND THE RIGHT SEARCH"

March 15, 2011  |  By jdown06

 |  Version: FrostWire 4.21.3

Pros

WITH ITS TURBO SPEED THE SEARCHES COME UP .

Cons

NOT ALL SEARCHES WILL BE ABLE TO DOWNLOADED IF THEY HAVE COPYRIGHTS ON THEM SO YOU CAN NOT SHARE ALL FILES.

Summary

USER FRIENDLY TOP SPEED ON SEARCHES

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1 stars

"Dont trust this download"

March 14, 2011  |  By audicouperunner

 |  Version: FrostWire 4.21.3

Pros

Never got into my system

Cons

AVG stopped the download saying that it was a trojan. Now I dont trust it. I use mp3 rocket with no problems.

Summary

I use mp3 rocket with no problems. was going to try this for fun, but reloading windows is not fun. stay away from it till cnet can get their stuff cleaned up.

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1 stars

"viruses and other crap"

March 10, 2011  |  By 123Geno

 |  Version: FrostWire 4.21.3

Pros

none at all

Cons

tons of viruses

Summary

viruses

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3 stars

"Be careful"

March 08, 2011  |  By robrote

 |  Version: FrostWire 4.21.3

Pros

Works great if you're careful about what you download

Cons

Lots of spyware. If you are downloading a movie and it's only 5000kbs large, you pretty much know it's bogus

Summary

Sort by size and virus scan everything

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4 stars

"pretty safe alternative to torrents"

March 05, 2011  |  By ztemplarz

 |  Version: FrostWire 4.21.3

Pros

good selection

Cons

too few filtering options

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1 stars

"Shouldn't even be offered as a download here!"

March 04, 2011  |  By rockycanuck

 |  Version: FrostWire 4.21.3

Pros

None what so ever!

Cons

If you are looking for Trojans and other problems this is your download!

Summary

Should be removed from this site if CNET wants to remain respectable!

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1 stars

"Gave Computer Spyware"

February 27, 2011  |  By bitchingabouteverything

 |  Version: FrostWire 4.21.3

Pros

The Logo Looks Cool

Cons

Gave Computer 3 total virus's

Summary

Just buy your music, This is ridiculous I had to Redo my whole computer 3 times, in one hour, First it was a Trojan, then a worm (didnt get anywhere thankfully) and then just a random virus with a pop up that said "computer regerstry error, restart" like 20 times. dont download its not safe

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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher FrostWire
Publisher web site http://www.frostwire.com
Release Date January 03, 2011
Date Added January 03, 2011
Version 4.21.3
Category
Category Internet Software
Subcategory P2P & File-Sharing Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows NT, Windows, Windows 7, Windows Vista
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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