FrostWire

FrostWire

Average User Rating:
3.4
out of 1298 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
5.3.9
File Size:
22.97MB
Date Added:
August 27, 2012
Price:
Free
Operating Systems:
Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7
Total Downloads:
34,652,061
Downloads Last Week:
2,831
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Additional Requirements:
Java Runtime Environment 1.6

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  • 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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  • 2 stars

    "Slow D/L and a PC usage Hog"

    August 06, 2014   |   By GIlRavardy

    Version: FrostWire 5.7.4

    Pros

    Search torrent sites on Frostwire
    easy to understand for basic users
    Media Players in program

    Cons

    SLOW!!!
    PC hog, slows everything
    Blocked from most torrent sites (will explain in Summary)
    Not much for the experienced torrent user

    Summary

    What used to be a great all-in-one torrent downloader has hit ground zero, like a pumpkin shot from an air cannon. I used this a few years back when i was active in torrents (2009-2011). Was a great, easy, go-to program for the casual and lazy downloader. Just recently got back into torrents (2014) and brushed the dust and leaves of Frostwire and updated it. Hoping for good results like I had in yesteryears. DISAPPOINTMENT strikes when i do my search on the in-program engine and nothing shows up... Scratch my head and try different file types and still nothing (or very little). Used to be years ago the search was like google and you had to sift through hundreds or thousands of results to find exactly what you were looking for. Times changed for Frostwire so I found out why.

    Here is why. As many know sites get a kickback from advertisers each time the site is viewed. With Frostwire bypassing the sites wih their search engine the sites were not getting their view count, so they weren't getting their $$ for ads on the site. Hence, Frostwire has been blocked from most torrent hosting sites. Since the only great PRO for Frostwire is the internal search engine, it renders it almost useless.

    Also, because of this... Downloads are extremely slow. I tried several different ways to speed it up with no success (changing ports etc.). Since Frostwire also doesn't have much for experienced users concerning custom settings... Another bust. Example: downloading a huge file (10gig+) and the average speeds were between 200kB/s-300kB/s (I have a 20MB/s speed).. Needless to say it would take DAYS!!! DAYS??? We all know we would be disgruntled with such poor speed these days. My new torrent program (Vuze) topped this speed by 6 times or more without tweaking the mind-boggling amount of customization settings it has.

    Conclusion: Bypass this program, it's time to put this one down. I would never recommend Frostwire to anyone, friend or foe. Hope this review was helpful and have a pleasant internet day!

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  • 1 stars

    "nope nope nope"

    June 08, 2014   |   By roughnready

    Version: FrostWire 5.7.3

    Pros

    there is not one

    Cons

    when searching for music or anything you get more junk results than good.

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  • 1 stars

    "Adware and spyware heaven"

    July 06, 2013   |   By Hey_888

    Version: FrostWire 5.6.2

    Pros

    multiple bitorrent search

    Cons

    app is becoming malicious after latest update. even after going through each individual selection to ensure nothing but the app is installed, the toolbar is automatically included and installed.

    Summary

    Just like CNET downloads which is promoting spam and adware these days, Frostwire is no longer a suitable app for multimedia. it's time people gave cnet and frostwire a piece of their mind.

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  • 5 stars

    "excellent product"

    May 15, 2013   |   By emha56

    Version: FrostWire 5.5.6

    Pros

    easy to navigate the site

    Cons

    no negative experiences

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  • 5 stars

    "I'm using 5.3.8 right now and it works like i remember"

    April 26, 2013   |   By mebich1

    Version: FrostWire 5.5.6

    Pros

    I you are using i for downloading music it will work perfectly i use the torrent part of the Frost wire i haven't gotten any major viruses that i know of so i'm happy to use it if you use it for anything else idk how well it works though i do have a weekly thourough scan so ya download it you wont regret it just make sure you look around on your screen to make sure you have the right download options highlighted

    Cons

    the cons arent many other than i can't find some smaller names in music but i mostly listen to heavy metal and such so i expect as much such as i couldn't find nexilva etc. but no real cons other than look around on your screen and make sure you know whats highlighted

    Summary

    Get it!

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  • 3 stars

    "Works good"

    March 26, 2013   |   By willymccoy

    Version: FrostWire 5.5.5

    Pros

    Does what it says.

    Cons

    A little heavy but ok.

    Summary

    No viruses found in mine.It does what I want it to so far without ads.Hope it stays that way.

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  • 1 stars

    "Just like Limewire but more resource intensive"

    February 14, 2013   |   By bobstokes

    Version: FrostWire 5.5.3

    Pros

    Works if you know what the file name is.

    Cons

    Resouce intensive.
    uses too many system resources.
    slows the operation of the pc.

    Summary

    Better run on a high end faster processor PC

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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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  • 5 stars

    "It is Awesome"

    December 22, 2012   |   By wheelsatv

    Version: FrostWire 5.5.1

    Pros

    Haven't used it alot yet but so far it's pretty easy to install and use. I Like that you can get a copy of the song with the lyrics and a seprate copy of just the song. That's pretty Cool.

    Cons

    I haven't ran acrosst any con's yet.

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  • 5 stars

    "Good and capable bit torrent."

    December 22, 2012   |   By htennek42

    Version: FrostWire 5.5.1

    Pros

    Fast and easy to use bit torrent.

    Cons

    Adds can get annoying.

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