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 ( 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.


  • 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


1. Download FrostWire installer from 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.


1. Download FrostWire installer from 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  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.

MAJOR RELEASE: FrostWire Plus 2.0. for Android


The year is almost over but we are still working! To end 2017 we have decided to release FrostWire 2.0. FrostWire 2.0. for Android is a major release of our app. We created a new details screens for BitTorrent transfers. You will love it! You will notice that it’s so relaxing to see how a Bittorrent swarm downloads the file pieces into our new Piece Hive view.

The new transfer detail screen for BitTorrent transfers has several tabs! The first tab is Files. On Files, you can see what files are included in the torrent.

You can play each file.

On the tab Pieces you can see how each piece of the torrent is downloaded. Also you can see the download and upload speed of the file, the number of pieces, and the piece size. You will be fascinated to see the download process of each torrent! No other app does this!

On the tab Status you can see what is the condition of the torrent at that moment. You can see the download percentage, the time it takes for it to download, how much has been downloaded and how much has been uploaded, what is the number of peers and seeds, the time of activity. It is a very detailed and complete information like no other torrent client!

On the Details tab you can see where the torrent is being downloaded, the total size, the number of  files, you can see the speed limit the hash number (unique for each torrent! greater security), the magnet link, and when the torrent was created.

On the Trackers tab you can see the list of trackers of the torrent file, and you can also add other trackers. Very simple, very useful, very powerful!

Finally, on the Peers tab you can see the number of peers of the torrent and details about from each of them.

On the other hand, now when you share a track that you are enjoying on social media, Frostwire will automatically attach a screenshot of thw music player. You can always delete the attachment from your social media post if you don’t want to include it. This is very useful if you want people to know what you are listening. For example, you can share it on Instagram, Facebook, etc!

Even more, FrostWire 2.0. is faster than the previous version of the app.


FrostWire 2.0.0 build 485 – DEC/25/2017
– New Transfer Detail screens for BitTorrent transfers.
– New Share current track with FrostWire Player screenshot attachment
– Faster startup
– Library updates: jlibtorrent, gms 11.6.2, mopub 4.19.0, flexbox 0.3.1, applovin 7.6.2, presage 2.2.7
– Translations update

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.

Listen to FrostWire FrostClick Creative Commons Mixtape Vol. 6!

That’s right! 2017 is almost over! We’ve had another amazing ride this year and we are so happy to announce FrostWire Creative Commons Mixtape Volume 6. The tracks on this year’s mixtape all come from free-to-download, Creative Commons licensed albums, so if you like what you hear, pls make sure to support the artists and spread the word. What are you waiting for? Download the torrent now!

1. Magnolia Soul by Who Seth Power
2. Mind Frame from Computer Love by Melissa B
3. Cool Kids (produced by iLL Brown) from The Early EP by Billy Early
4. With You from Summer of Joe by Joe Playo
5. To The Shore from Electric Soul Magic Vol. 2 by Joe Marson
6. New Gods (feat. M. Dean, & C. Rydning) from Lesser Restoration by Toussaint Morrison

If you have a music band, remember that you can share your music on FrostClick!

Get FrostWire 1.9.9 build 471!


We’re still working on FrostWire 2.0, but right now we invite you to download our latest build of FrostWire 1.9.9! This new release includes a lot of fixed bugs, and quality improvements!


FrostWire 1.9.9 build 471 – NOV/29/2017
– App Startup is faster
– Multiple freezes fixed, memory leaks fixed, crashes fixed
– Android Jelly-Bean (<4.4) support dropped, minSdkVersion=19
– Library updates: jlibtorrent, gms 11.6.0, mopub 4.18.0, flexbox 0.3.1, applovin 7.5.0, presage 2.2.2
– Image viewer can now go to next and previous pictures with fling gesture
– Update system refactor, cleanup, updates shown on nav menu
– New Afrikaans translation
– Transfer screen on rotation would not keep last tab selected
– Java 8 usage, gradle 4.3.1
– compileSDKVersion 27, support libraries 27.0.1, kotlin plugin 1.1.51
– Material design dialog update
– TPB domain update

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.

New FrostWire 6.6.0 build 248 for Desktops

Just give me the installer!




Any Java compatible OS:

About this release:

This is an urgent must-install release! We fixed an important bug that makes the app crash. Please update today!


frostwire (6.6.0) stable; urgency=high
  * New jlibtorrent, storage and upnp related crashes fixed
  * Portuguese translation updated
 -- FrostWire Team <>  Wed, 1 Nov 2017 15:09:57 -0600

How to fix ‘App not installed’ error while downloading FrostWire Plus from outside Google Play?

On this post you will learn how to fix “app not installed” error while downloading FrostWire Plus from outside Google Play. FrostWire Basic and FrostWire Plus are based on the same code, but FrostWire Plus has the ability to download from YouTube and SoundCloud in addition to the BitTorrent Network.

  1. Backup your FrostWire downloads saved within the SD card to make sure you won’t lose any of your files when uninstalling the app. (Check here how to backup your files downloaded)
  2. Open your Settings > Application Manager > All and select FrostWire, then click the button “Force stop” and “Uninstall” the app.
  3. Open your internet browser – Firefox or any browser other than Chrome – on your device and go to
  4. Select the Android icon on the website and then click on the button “Get the APK”
  5. Open your file manager (like File Commander) and go to the folder “Downloads”
  6. Select the .apk file downloaded from (it should be frostwire-android-release-[versionNumber]-b[buildNumber]-plus.apk) and open it with the app “Package Installer”
  7. Follow the instructions to install the app and let us know if you still get the message “Application not installed” at the end.