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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FrostWire: The Best KickAssTorrents (KAT) and Torrentz Alternative!

Earlier this month, KickAssTorrents (KAT) website went down and now Torrentz.eu shut down aswell. If you used those sites to search torrents, you may be wondering what alternative site or software you can use. The answer is simple: Get FrostWire!

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

FrostWire Plus

You just enter a keyword and search, then pick a file from search results and download the file with one tap. It’s so simple. In only one place you can search and download. Other apps don’t have this amazing feature.

FrostWire is available for Windows, Mac, Linux and Android.

How to show Search/Transfers in split screen mode on FrostWire?

Since FrostWire 6.3.1 you can select how to show the transfers screen: as an individual tab or together below the search results in split view. On this post, you will learn how to use this new option.

Open FrostWire and you will see an individual tab for transfers.

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Click on transfers tab and you will see all transfers!

frostwire transfers tab

Now, if you prefer to have the transfers below the search results in split view, you have to click on the “View” menu and select the option “Search/Transfers Split Screen”

frostwire view select transfer split

Restart FrostWire and now you will have the search/transfers split screen!

search transfer split

What do you prefer? Transfers Tab or Search/Transfer split screen?

 

 

Happy Valentine’s Day!

We want to wish you a very Happy Valentine’s Day. If you don’t know what to do today, we propose you these ideas:

  1. Watch a romantic movie on FrostClick

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    We recommend you Time Travel LoverTime Travel Lover transcends the Hollywood formula of romantic comedy, creating a punching unromantic comedy that’s simple, entertaining, and incredibly brilliant, all packed in approximately ten minutes. The short is directed by Bo Mirosseni, written by Elisha Yaffe, and presented under Partizan Films.

  2. Create a Playlist of your favorite songs on FrostWire and share it with your true love!

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  3. Invite your partner home, turn off the lights, have a glass of wine, light up candles, play a romantic song on FrostWire, and dance!

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How to save mobile data downloading torrents?

There are some moments —some sad moments— when you are away from home/work/school and you don’t have wi-fi to connect. If that’s the case, maybe your mobile phone will start consuming data. And if you run out of mobile data without realizing it, you may be in trouble.

So today we are going to explain how to save mobile data. Sometimes, you only to change a few settings on your Android in order to not use mobile data. For example, if you don’t want to use your mobile data downloading torrents. We made a very useful video explaining how to save mobile data downloading torrents from BitTorrent with FrostWire.

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Tips to save battery on Android

Do you get angry when your cellphone is running out of battery? Do you want to learn how to save battery on your Android device? We made a video that can help you! Sometimes you just need to do some little things in order to save battery!

This video will show you how to save battery when downloading files from the BitTorrent Network and YouTube when using FrostWire Plus for Android

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FrostWire integrates Bitcoin donations and Creative Commons licensing into Torrent files.

FrostWire has introduced the possibility for of adding Bitcoin, Litecoin, Dogecoin wallet address into metadata of the torrent file format in order to enable optional donations. By eliminating middlemen and transaction costs, microtipping is now fully possible and the recipients can collect 100% of their contributions.

Mainstream centralized digital distribution platforms have been relatively successful at providing big content creators with means of monetization and discovery of their works. In spite of their success however, many self-publishing artists are still struggling with having have to share a significant portion of their revenues with the stores and middlemen, just for being able to bring their works to their fans. The centralized systems also often impose censorship and are ridden with bureaucratic structures that inevitably increase costs, making it impossible for a digital media micro-tipping economy to be born.

The FrostWire team believes that by integrating a free, peer-to-peer payment method, Bitcoin, into the free, peer-to-peer file distribution network, BitTorrent, our community can help bootstrap the largest micro-tipping economy of the Internet.

By enabling over a quarter of a billion BitTorrent users worldwide to support their favorite content creators with tips of any amount, from a fan directly to the artist, for the first time ever we would enable content creators to collect 100% of their revenues, easily and instantly.

This would be the first step towards not only creating an alternative massive monetizable distribution channel, but a decentralized digital media catalog that would make it easier for fans to discover new artists and more beneficial for any content creator to use the power of BitTorrent for a free, uncensored, and direct worldwide distribution.

We also believe that the world cannot experience an evolutionary step in digital media distribution if existing copyright licensing is antiquated and not fit for global reach. We want to help speed up the adoption of alternative licensing models by building the tools that make it convenient for content creators to embrace licensing solutions like Creative Commons.

Content Creators can now select from any of the available Creative Commons licenses available and express in advanced how their content can be used.

Content Creators can now select from any of the available Creative Commons licenses available and express in advanced how their content can be used.

As a first step in making this vision a reality, the FrostWire team has developed a way for the payment & licensing information to be included into the .torrent file. Now all BitTorrent Clients and search engines can read that information and present it to their users.

The newest version of FrostWire (5.7.1 beta) can already process the payment information.

After FrostWire starts downloading a torrent file containing metadata related to a Bitcoin, Litecoin, Dogecoin wallet or PayPal donation url it will show “Tipping” buttons anyone can use to voluntarily support their favorite content creators. This version of FrostWire already allows for creation of the enhanced torrent, giving the creators an ability to add their Creative Commons License information into the torrent itself.

When tipping options are available these appear bolded, and one click takes them to the payment page.

When tipping options are available these appear bolded, and one click takes them to the payment page.

Just imagine a BitTorrent bundle in which Bono from U2 shares free songs or a free video documentary to raise awareness and collects Bitcoin donations for the (Red) foundation to further the fight against HIV worldwide. We can’t wait to see all the imaginative use cases this integration can inspire!

If you are or know an artists how would like to create their own Bitcoin empowered torrent, please have them contact us at contact@frostclick.com. Before we roll out this particular feature to the general audience, we would like to test to make sure it’s absolutely perfect and bug free.

We encourage to try it out yourself and tell us what you think. We have created beta installers for different operating systems so that you can test the tipping/payment process yourselves.

Hack it

Technical Documentation on Github

Here is the Source Code.

Download Test Installers

Beta installer for Windows (5.7.1 build 1)

Beta installer for Mac (5.7.1 build 1)

Beta installer for Debian based Linux distros (5.7.1 build 1)

Beta installer for RPM based Linux distros (5.7.1 build 1)

Try the first Bitcoin-tippable .torrents in history:

Sample .torrent frostwire-5.7.1.dmg.torrent (includes all payment options and CC license)

Sample .torrent bitcoin_revolution_by_FriCtrl_CC-BY-SA.mp3.torrent (includes just Bitcoin payment option and CC license)

Try the Payment pages

Payment options page for frostwire-7.8.1.dmg.torrent

Bitcoin only payment/tipping page for bitcoin_revolution_by_FriCtrl_CC-BY-SA.mp3.torrent

If you want to spread the word about this integration, feel free to use the text and all images in your articles. Everything in this blog is under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. FrostWire logos are here.