About Alejandro Martínez

Amante de la buena literatura, el cine y las series de televisión. Cuando no leo, escribo o veo películas, me gusta jugar sudoku, estudiar ajedrez y cocinar.

FrostWire, Alternative to BitTorrent

As you probably know, According to TrustedReviews and many other news sources BitTorrent has been sold to Justin Sun and his blockchain startup Tron.

“BitTorrent has been sold to the founder of cryptocurrency TRON, who reportedly wants to use the acquisition to “legitimise” the blockchain startup’s reputation.” -TrustedReviews

 

Due to this, and because no one knows with certainty what will happen with BitTorrent, you will be wondering what is the best alternative. You came to the right place. FrostWire is one of the few fully independent, fully featured open source alternatives. FrostWire is a free, fully featured BitTorrent Client and Cloud downloader with a built-in Music Library designed for Android, Windows, Mac, and Linux.

FrostWire allows you to find & download any file from the distributed peer-to-peer BitTorrent Network – music, movies, apps, ebooks, images. Any file – no matter how big or small!
In addition, FrostWire is also a cloud downloader – fetching results and able to download files from cloud based sources such as Archive.org, SoundCloud.com and YouTube.

You just enter a keyword and search, then pick a file from search results and download the file with one tap. Yes. It is that easy!

So, what are you waiting for? Download FrostWire for free today!

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Get FrostWire Plus 2.0.4. build 523!

DOWNLOAD NOW!

It’s the best time of the week! We invite you to get our latest release of FrostWire Plus for Android. We have optimized the app to work faster and more stable.

Changelog

FrostWire 2.0.4 build 523 - APR/21/2018
 - New jlibtorrent 1.2.0.18-RC2 (reverting to 1.2.0.17 while bugs are fixed)
 - Library updates: gms 15.0.0, re2j 1.2
 - Translations updated, Hungarian
 - Music player clean up and optimizations
 - Advanced Transfer Piece viewer rendering optimizations

What is FrostWire?

FrostWire is a free, open source BitTorrent client first released in September 2004, as a fork of LimeWire. It was initially very similar to LimeWire in appearance and functionality, but over time developers added more features, including support for the BitTorrent protocol and a full blown media player.

Get FrostWire Plus 2.0.2. build 515!

Happy Friday! If you have not yet updated, we recommend to download the new version of FrostWire Plus for Android! A lot of bugs fixed, VPN detection working better, and torrent search engines working again!

Changelog

FrostWire 2.0.2 build 515 – MAR/26/2018
– Application startup is faster
– Faster YT downloads
– Zooqle search fixes
– TorrentDownloads search fixes
– LimeTorrents search fixes
– Library updates: jlibtorrent 1.2.0.17, applovin 7.8.5, ogury 2.2.8, mopub 4.20.0, okhttp 3.10.0, gson 2.8.2, gradle 4.6, support libraries 27.1.0
– When audio files are deleted from “My Files” they’re now cleared from “Recents” in “My Music”
– Bug where deleted .torrent files would reappear fixed
– Translations updated, Urdu update
– Loads of Crash and Freeze fixes
– VPN detection and offering updates
– Notifications work again on Android 8.0

What is FrostWire?

FrostWire is a free, open source BitTorrent client first released in September 2004, as a fork of LimeWire. It was initially very similar to LimeWire in appearance and functionality, but over time developers added more features, including support for the BitTorrent protocol and a full blown media player.

Get FrostWire Plus 2.0.2. build 511!

Download NOW!

Happy Friday! The new version of FrostWire Plus is ready for download! Now you will get more torrent search results, the application startup is faster, and we fixed a bug related to audio files deletion.

Changelog

FrostWire 2.0.2 build 511 – MAR/19/2018
– Application startup is faster
– Faster YT downloads
– Zooqle search fixes
– TorrentDownloads search fixes
– LimeTorrents search fixes
– Library updates: jlibtorrent 1.2.0.17, applovin 7.8.5, ogury 2.2.8, mopub 4.20.0, okhttp 3.10.0, gson 2.8.2, gradle 4.6, support libraries 27.1.0
– When audio files are deleted from “My Files” they’re now cleared from “Recents” in “My Music”
– Bug where deleted .torrent files would reappear fixed
– Translations updated, Urdu update
– Loads of Crash and Freeze fixes
– VPN detection and offering updates

What is FrostWire?

FrostWire is a free, open source BitTorrent client first released in September 2004, as a fork of LimeWire. It was initially very similar to LimeWire in appearance and functionality, but over time developers added more features, including support for the BitTorrent protocol and a full blown media player.

Get FrostWire Plus 2.0.2. build 491!

DOWNLOAD NOW!

Happy Monday! We’re glad to announce this pre-release  of FrostWire Plus for Android. This new version includes several fixes related to search results.

On the other hand, remember that with FrostWire 2.0 you can now:

  • check the transfer status of your torrent in a cleaner interface with more info
  • check the details of your torrent transfer and access/copy its hash and a magnet link
  • check the storage path for each torrent transfer separately
  • set download and upload speeds for each transfer separately (especially useful if you want to prioritize downloads)
  • add and remove trackers to each torrent transfer
  • check which peers you are connected to
  • watch the torrent pieces come together in real time (surprisingly mesmerizing!)

Changelog

FrostWire 2.0.2 build 491 - FEB/12/2018
 - Zooqle search fixes
 - TorrentDownloads search fixes
 - LimeTorrents search fixes
 - Library updates: jlibtorrent 1.2.0.17-RC1, applovin 7.8.2, ogury 2.2.8

What is FrostWire?

FrostWire is a free, open source BitTorrent client first released in September 2004, as a fork of LimeWire. It was initially very similar to LimeWire in appearance and functionality, but over time developers added more features, including support for the BitTorrent protocol and a full blown media player.

FrostWire for Desktop: Path to Java-9

In 2018, we’ll be making the effort to transition our code base to be Java-9 compatible.

This entails a lot of tasks and it will take a while, but we’ll get there.

Along the way, we’ll have to drop 32-bit support for Windows and Linux as Java-9 is 64-bit only.

We have already created a 64-bit jlibtorrent.dll for windows. Download it here. You can follow our progress and help us test from source on the jdk9v4 branch on github, still broken as java 9 does break backwards compatibility majorly with Java 8 (as much as Oracle says otherwise)

Among the harder tasks:

  • Figuring out the transition to modules
  • Figuring out how to embed a new Java9 modularly built JRE
  • Maintaining all of our build scripts for Windows, Mac and Linux (very time consuming stuff)
  • Stabilizing the app due to unforeseen behavior. Many fixes we had in there since Java 6 have been removed since several Java classes have been removed in Java 9

How to tell to your Antivirus to allow FrostWire?

Have you tried to install FrosWire and your antivirus didn’t allow it? In this article we will explain you how to fix that! It’s important to know that FrostWire installer downloaded directly from our website (www.frostwire.com) or via automatic update doesn’t contain any trojans or viruses. 

When for some reason your antivirus flags FrostWire, here are the steps you can follow to allow your Antivirus let FrostWire run. We have done the step by step tutorials for AVG and Webroot, but the steps necessary should be similar for any antivirus on the market.


NORTON

  • Follow these steps to tell Norton you want to allow FrostWire installation if you are on a Mac PC:
    Allow FrostWire on Mac

If you have a Windows PC check the article below. Go to the section called ‘Exclude files or folders from scan’ under ‘What to do after you submit a false positive’. Make sure to apply the steps when installing FrostWire. You don’t have to report a ‘false positive’ since this will take more time to solve the issue, only in case the exception option doesn’t work:
Allow FrostWire on Windows

AVG

1. Download FrostWire installer from FrostWire.com and once the AVG launches an alert when trying to install FrostWire, select the option to “Allow” the app.

You then should see the following screen saying the file has been successfully added to the exception list:

 

 

2. If you get more than one alert when trying to install FrostWire then a list of files could be displayed as follow:

To add these files to the list of exceptions you must check the address where the file is saved by selecting the file with the red “x” symbol and clicking on “View details”

3. Adding more exceptions: Now that you have the route where the file is saved go to the right top Options menu on the main screen of AVG

Once there, go to Advanced settings… > Exceptions > Add exception and select the exception type Application or File so you will be able to browse your file and add the address where the file is located.

The files added to the AVG exceptions shouldn’t block the installation of your app again.

Webroot

1. Download FrostWire installer from FrostWire.com. Do not clean up the frostwire-setup.exe file when Webroot wants to Clean it, this is the FrostWire installer, not a virus or threat.
 
2. Your antivirus blocks FrostWire from installing, so you must add an exception, to do it select the PC Security icon on the Webroot screen and select the label to Block/Allow Files. Then tap on “Add File” to select the installer frostwire-6.0.x.windows.coc.premium.exe  and click “Allow.”
3. When you open the Installer yet again, Webroot will show you another alert saying the file is trying to connect to the Internet. In this case select the option “Allow Always” – that will allow FrostWire to install and run properly.
4. If Webroot launches more alerts about treats such as the file ocsetuphlp.dll, then you will have to add that file to the exceptions too. To do it, check the address Webroot is indicating where the folder is located. If this is a Windows “hide” folder then do this:
  • Click on Start > My Computer.
  • On that window click on Tools > Folder Options
  • Then, click on the View tab at the top of the window.
  • Under Advanced Settings, locate Hidden files and folders. Select Show hidden files and folders just below that.
  • Click on OK.
  • Hidden files will now be shown.

5. Now you can see where the file marked as a threat is located and do the same you did with the installer, select the PC Security icon on the Webroot screen and select the label to Block/Allow Files. Next tap on “Add File” to select the file C:\……\ocsetuphlp.dll and click the option “AllowAfter you have completed the steps, try to open the FrostWire installer again – it should install and run with no issues.

If your antivirus is marking FrostWire as Trojan, the steps to allow it are the same.