FrostWire

FrostWire

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

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    4.21.7
  • Total Downloads:
    34,700,978
  • Date Added:
    May 22, 2011
  • Price:
    Free

Editors' Note: You will be taken to a third-party site to complete your download. Using P2P and file-sharing software to distribute copyrighted material without authorization is illegal in the United States and many other countries. CBS Interactive does not encourage or condone the illegal duplication or distribution of copyrighted content.

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

    2.7

    out of 13 votes

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

"need more time for review but first impressions"

June 10, 2011  |  By neilcroft

 |  Version: FrostWire 4.21.7

Pros

see line 2 above

Cons

see line 2 above

Summary

need more time for review but first impressions

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2 stars

"It's ok for us who need freebies"

June 07, 2011  |  By Nannners

 |  Version: FrostWire 4.21.7

Pros

Can download a fair amount of music depending on the time of day you use it. And if your under 25.

Cons

Have to watch out for thoses who put s%*t files as music files so they can corrupt your computer.

Summary

As a free service for those of us who have fixed incomes and would rather buy something to eat rather then .99 to 2.99 for a music file. It's great.

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4 stars

"Fast Downloads."

June 06, 2011  |  By mfontan

 |  Version: FrostWire 4.21.7

Pros

very easy to use!

Cons

haven't encountered any yet.

Summary

I would definitely recommend to other's.

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2 stars

"Will not connect with Hughes net"

June 04, 2011  |  By Yogi

 |  Version: FrostWire 4.21.7

Pros

It works with my old Dial up . But with my Hughes net it still got my bit torrent in the disconnected state

Cons

It just won't connect with Hughes net . I spent 3 hours trying every trick in the book trying to connect and nothing worked

Summary

For cable or dial up i'm sure it will work fine and with Dial up you can get speeds of up to 3KB at least that is what i was pulling with a 36K connection

Updated on Jun 7, 2011

Got it to connect and wow what has happened to all of the music files . Every song i looked for was nothing but junk one key to spot the fake file is 320 bit rate and no album info or best of mix .
Out of the 1000 files it did find for the song not 1 and i mean not 1 was real .
I tried to see if it was just the song i wanted so i entered a band name that i bought the CD for Barenaked Ladies 2000 results and not one was a real MP3

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4 stars

"Works well, does what it says."

May 31, 2011  |  By Alligator_Al

 |  Version: FrostWire 4.21.7

Pros

Lots of users. There are "freeloaders" but you can spot them easily by monitoring activity.

Cons

Watch out for viruses. Lots of "not really" songs that are advertisements. Use your judgement and knowledge of what file sizes should be.

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3 stars

"When I find a movie to download, Frostwire works fine."

May 31, 2011  |  By zolysr

 |  Version: FrostWire 4.21.7

Pros

I downloaded a lot of first run movies up until a month or so ago.

Cons

I download movies with .avi extension but for the last month or so I can hardly five anything with.avi. If you download video with a small amount of MBs, you probably will get a virus. Movies with 600+ are generally pretty good.

Summary

The price is right.

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1 stars

"i dont kno i have never been on yet"

May 31, 2011  |  By msmoss09

 |  Version: FrostWire 4.21.7

Pros

i dont know yet

Cons

i dont know yet

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1 stars

"Can't really download music much anymore"

May 29, 2011  |  By darkenedworld666

 |  Version: FrostWire 4.21.7

Pros

can find a few songs

Cons

can't download much anymore doesn't seem to be able to find a lot of music now

Summary

I'm disappointed

Updated on May 30, 2011

Still the same problems with the version 4.21.7 of frostwire no improvements that I can see.

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4 stars

"Nice an awsome site to dig into."

May 29, 2011  |  By AP651

 |  Version: FrostWire 4.21.7

Pros

I appreciate the free software

Cons

there are no cons

Summary

this site is all good. PEACE

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1 stars

"Bad Update"

May 28, 2011  |  By nursemike46

 |  Version: FrostWire 4.21.7

Pros

Usually works fine

Cons

Bad update ever since they started trying to load Real Player with it

Summary

I don't think the product is bad, in fact, I think it is great. I just think something went wrong with the latest update. I noticed that it was having trouble copying some .dll files. It has been buggy and slow ever since, so I hope they fix it fast

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 4.21.7
Version 4.21.7 may include unspecified updates, enhancements, or bug fixes.
General
Publisher FrostWire
Publisher web site http://www.frostwire.com
Release Date May 06, 2011
Date Added May 22, 2011
Version 4.21.7
Category
Category Internet Software
Subcategory P2P & File-Sharing Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows NT, Windows 2000, Windows
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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