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.

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How to use VPN-Drop Protection on FrostWire for Android

On FrostWire for Android (Basic and Plus) there is a really important Privacy Protection feature for VPN users.

FrostWire will detect if your VPN connection drops and if you have this setting activated FrostWire will automatically stop all BitTorrent transfers to protect your privacy.

This is a really important setting if you want to protect your privacy on the Internet as you won’t accidentally be transferring or sharing files using your local IP address.


How to use VPN-Drop Protection?

  1. Go to Settings
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  2. Turn on VPN-Drop Protection
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Remember! In order to use this feature you will need a VPN. You can order a VPN on FrostWire!

NEW: How to use VPN-Drop Protection on FrostWire (Experimental Alpha Feature for Desktop)

Starting FrostWire 6.4.6 as our first experimental feature we’re introducing a Privacy Protection feature for VPN users out there.

FrostWire will detect if your VPN connection drops and if you have this setting activated FrostWire will automatically stop all BitTorrent transfers to protect your privacy.

This is a really important setting if you want to protect your privacy on the Internet as you won’t accidentally be transferring or sharing files using your local IP address.


How to use VPN-Drop Protection?

1. Go to Tools > Options > Advanced > Experimental > Check Alpha

 

2. On the same setting screen go to BitTorrent > Advanced and check the box.

Then apply settings, and the protection should be on.

Warning, this is an Alpha feature, use at your own risk. On our next release it could be promoted to beta as we continue to test and optimize And then show the screenshot of the warning and how the feature works.

 

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.

Support the continuous development of FrostWire with a donation today.

Get FrostWire Plus for Android (1.8.8)! New Settings Screens with Material Design!

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We’re so happy to announce this new version of FrostWire Plus. This release includes an initial makeover of Settings screen with material design. What is “material design”? Material Design is a new design language developed by Google. It makes more liberal use of grid-based layouts, responsive animations and transitions, padding, and depth effects such as lighting and shadows.

On the other hand, FrostWire Plus 1.8.8. includes multiple fixes like one with the YouTube search. This version has a lot of performance updates so you will enjoy a better FrostWire experience.

Changelog

FrostWire 1.8.8 - JAN/31/2017
 - Initial makeover of Settings screens with material design
 - Fixes issues with YouTube search
 - Fixes bug where resumed transfers would ignore the data savings setting
 - Multiple design fixes and additions
 - Misc stability and performance updates

Images of Settings Screen

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What is FrostWire?

FrostWire, a BitTorrent Client & YouTube Downloader that makes it easier to search, download, play and share content from the BitTorrent network & cloud sources, all in one place.

Get FrostWire Plus for Android (1.8.4)!

Download NOW!

We’re happy to announce a new version of FrostWire Plus for Android. This release includes a lot of important fixes. If you have been having problems getting results from YouTube, you must download FrostWire Plus 1.8.4 right now! Also, we fixed some bugs, now you are not going to get any errors with transfers larger than 6Gb.

Changelog

FrostWire 1.8.4 – NOV/09/2016
– Fixed YT search
– Improved Featured Downloads on welcome screen
– Translation updates: Italian
FrostWire 1.8.3 – NOV/04/2016
– Fixes crash that occurred on some transfers larger than 6Gb
– Fixes bug that would cause torrent connections to be choked unnecessarily
– Fixes issues with ringtone playback and management
– New jlibtorrent 1.2.0.2
– update to android ndk-r13b
– fixes bug that would fetch magnet if torrent was in the session
– inmobi 6.0.2
– fixes issue with gap between playlist list content and header
– stability and optimization improvements

What is FrostWire?

FrostWire, a BitTorrent Client & YouTube Downloader that makes it easier to search, download, play and share content from the BitTorrent network & cloud sources, all in one place.

Get FrostWire 6.3.4. for Windows, Mac and Linux! New Media Player Included!

Get FrostWire 6.3.4!

Big News! Today, we are releasing a new FrostWire version (6.3.4) for Windows, Mac and Linux.This update features a major upgrade.Now, FrostWire includes a new Media Player build based on bleeding edge mplayer +1.3.0 and ffmpeg +3.0, which not just allows you to play a lot of videos you might not have been able to play before, it’s a faster player which uses your computer CPU more efficiently, featuring over 2 years worth of upgrades by hundreds of open source contributors worldwide.

Moreover, this new MPlayer previews fine all YouTube audio/video. It supports VP8, VP9 and HEVC codecs, so now you are allowed to watch millions of videos. The new Mplayer features over 2 years of fixes and upgrades in audio/video technology included.

Our YouTube search has been fixed so expect more search results after the update!

Changelog

frostwire (6.3.4) stable; urgency=high
* Fixes YT search issues
* New media player based on mplayer 1.3.0 and ffmpeg 3.0 fixes
YT audio preview issues, video playback issues. VP8, VP9, HEVC support.

— FrostWire Team <contact@frostwire.com> Mon, 18 Jul 2016 20:59:05 -0500

What is FrostWire?

FrostWire, a BitTorrent Client & YouTube Downloader that makes it easier to search, download, play and share content from the BitTorrent network & cloud sources, all in one place, announced today its new ‘preview’ and ‘play as you download’ capabilities for Android phones and tablets. The new preview feature not just enables users with a more convenient way to find and discover content, it makes downloading optional in some cases.

Get FrostWire Plus for Android (1.7.7)! YouTube Search Fixed!

Download FrostWire Plus 1.7.7

Hello, hello! A new version of FrostWire Plus for Android (1.7.6) is ready to download! If you have had problems getting YouTube search results, update right now to the latest version of FrostWire Plus!

Changelog.

FrostWire 1.7.7 – JUL/19/2016
– Fixes YT search issues
– More descriptive error when cloud transfers are timed out
– Upgraded google play services (9.2.1), gson (2.7)
– Fonts and styles updates.

What is FrostWire?

FrostWire, a BitTorrent Client & YouTube Downloader that makes it easier to search, download, play and share content from the BitTorrent network & cloud sources, all in one place, announced today its new ‘preview’ and ‘play as you download’ capabilities for Android phones and tablets. The new preview feature not just enables users with a more convenient way to find and discover content, it makes downloading optional in some cases.

Are you using FrostWire Basic? Learn how to update to FrostWire Plus!