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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New FrostWire 6.6.0 build 248 for Desktops

Just give me the installer!

Windows: https://github.com/frostwire/frostwire/releases/download/frostwire-desktop-6.6.0-build-248/frostwire-6.6.0.windows.github.exe

Mac: https://github.com/frostwire/frostwire/releases/download/frostwire-desktop-6.6.0-build-248/frostwire-6.6.0.dmg

Ubuntu/Debian: https://github.com/frostwire/frostwire/releases/download/frostwire-desktop-6.6.0-build-248/frostwire-6.6.0.all.deb

Any Java compatible OS: https://github.com/frostwire/frostwire/releases/download/frostwire-desktop-6.6.0-build-248/frostwire-6.6.0.noarch.tar.gz

About this release:

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

Changelog:

frostwire (6.6.0) stable; urgency=high
  * New jlibtorrent 1.2.0.13-RC14, storage and upnp related crashes fixed
  * Portuguese translation updated
        
 -- FrostWire Team <contact@frostwire.com>  Wed, 1 Nov 2017 15:09:57 -0600

Get FrostWire 6.5.8. for Windows, Mac, and Linux!

Download NOW!

Release Day! In the morning we announced the new release of FrostWire Plus for Android. Now, we are so happy to share the newest version of FrostWire for Windows, Mac, and Linux! This new version includes several fixes (now you will get more search results) and includes a new search engine: Pixabay.

Changelog

frostwire (6.5.8) stable; urgency=high
  * New jlibtorrent 1.2.0.13-RC4 with improved IPv6 connectivity
  * Search: New Pixabay image search
  * Search: YT, SC, EZTV, Torlock, Yify, Zooqle fixed
  * Networking: Improved SSL compatibility
        
 -- FrostWire Team <contact@frostwire.com>  Fri, 22 Sep 2017 06:02:12 -0600

frostwire (6.5.7) stable; urgency=high
  * New jlibtorrent 1.2.0.12-RC1
  * Fixes issue with SoundCloud audio preview
        
 -- FrostWire Team <contact@frostwire.com>  Tue, 10 Aug 2017 11:53:00 -0600

frostwire (6.5.6) stable; urgency=high
  * New jlibtorrent 1.2.0.11-RC5
  * Search: EZTV, Torlock, Zooqle engines fixed
  * Search: BTJunkie removed
  * Download: Yify magnets can now be found in DHT
  * Fixes OTA update system bug
        
 -- FrostWire Team <contact@frostwire.com>  Tue, 10 Aug 2017 11:53:00 -0600

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.

Donation!

Support the continuous development of FrostWire with a donation today.

Get FrostWire 6.5.2. for Windows, Mac, and Linux!

Download NOW

Thursday release! It’s time to update FrostWire! We’re happy to announce FrostWire 6.5.2. for Windows, Mac, and Linux. This version fixed two torrent search engines (Monova and Torlock), and we added BTJunkie search again! So now you’re going to have more search results.

Changelog

frostwire (6.5.2) stable; urgency=high
  * New jlibtorrent 1.2.0.9-RC5
  * BTJunkie search resurrected
  * Monova, Torlock search engines fixed
  * ExtraTorrent search discontinued, RIP
  * Swedish, Nepalese translations updated
        
 -- FrostWire Team <contact@frostwire.com>  Tue, 6 Jun 2017 18:20:05 -0600

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.

Donation!

Support the continuous development of FrostWire with a donation today.

Get FrostWire Plus 1.9.3. for Android, and FrostWire 6.4.9 for Desktop! YT search fixed!

Download NOW!

Happy Friday! It’s time to update FrostWire! On this release we fixed YouTube search results. If you had problems with search results on previous releases, it’s important to get FrostWire Plus 1.9.3 for Android or FrostWire 6.4.9. for Windows, Mac, and Linux!

Changelog

frostwire (6.4.9) stable; urgency=high
  * YT search fixes
  * Turkish, Dutch, Russian translations updated
        
 -- FrostWire Team <contact@frostwire.com>  Fri, 28 Apr 2017 21:52:03 -0600
FrostWire 1.9.3 - APR/28/2017
 - Fixes YT search
 - Optimizations and crash fixes
 - Ogury 2.1.1

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.

Donation!

Support the continuous development of FrostWire with a donation today.

Get FrostWire 6.4.6. for Windows, Mac, and, Linux

DOWNLOAD NOW!

Happy Friday! We’re so happy to announce the new release of FrostWire for Windows, Mac, and Linux.

New: Experimental Features

Starting FrostWire 6.4.6 you can try experimental features at your own risk.

You will have the chance to try the future features of our software! For example, you can try the new setting of VPN-Drop protection. If a VPN connection is not available, automatically FrostWire will stop all BitTorrent traffic for your protection.

New: VPN-Drop protection (Experimental Feature)

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.

Read more.

New: Lyrics when available on Playlists

Also, now we added support to display lyrics when available. Now you can listen to music and enjoy the lyrics in the software without the need to open your web browser to search for it!

Read more

New/Advanced: Determine .torrent piece sizes

 

On the other hand, we fixed a bug related to SoundCloud search, and issues reported with BitTorrent transfers.

Changelog

frostwire (6.4.6) stable; urgency=high
  * New Options > Advanced > Experimental. Users can now try ALPHA and BETA features
    at their own risk.
  * New revision of jlibtorrent 1.2.0.6 fixes BitTorrent bugs
  * New piece size selection on torrent creation dialog
  * Library > Playlists UI improvements. Support to display lyrics when available
  * BTJunkie.eu search discontinued
  * Fixes issues with SoundCloud search
  * FrostWire wizard is now displayed when a new build number is detected
  * jlibtorrent version number available in about window
  * ALPHA: New VPN-Drop protection setting. Automatically stop all BitTorrent traffic
    if no VPN connection is available
        
 -- FrostWire Team <contact@frostwire.com>  Tue, 7 Mar 2017 19:45:51 -0600

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.

Donation!

Support the continuous development of FrostWire with a donation today.

New: Try Experimental Features starting on 6.4.6 for Desktop

Good morning! We’re so happy to announce that soon we’re going to release FrostWire 6.4.6. for Windows, Mac, and Linux.

FrostWire 6.4.6. for desktop has a new advanced settings section to let you try features at your own risk.

There’s 2 kinds of features: `ALPHA` and `BETA`.

  • ALPHA features come turned off when you first install FrostWire.
  • BETA features com turned on when you first install FrostWire.

For example, the current `VPN Drop Protection` feature is still deemed alpha, we still have some important work to do, and we don’t know if it’s unstable yet to be tested by everyone out there. The feature would therefore be an opt-in feature for those who want to try ALPHA features.

Once the feature is ready for a first try with lots of users, we can promote it to `BETA` and it will be on by default on most FrostWire’s out there, except on those users curious and risk-averse enough to disable `BETA`features.

Also, if you run FrostWire from source code, ALL features are enabled by default.

Want to try it? Download FrostWire 6.4.6. pre-release today!

Changelog

frostwire (6.4.6) stable; urgency=high
  * New Options > Advanced > Experimental. Users can now try ALPHA and BETA features
    at their own risk.
  * New revision of jlibtorrent 1.2.0.6 fixes BitTorrent bugs
  * New piece size selection on torrent creation dialog
  * Library > Playlists UI improvements. Support to display lyrics when available
  * BTJunkie.eu search discontinued
  * Fixes issues with SoundCloud search
  * FrostWire wizard is now displayed when a new build number is detected
  * jlibtorrent version number available in about window
  * ALPHA: New VPN-Drop protection setting. Automatically stop all BitTorrent traffic
    if no VPN connection is available

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.