Is FrostWire Safe?

FrostWire – free at http://www.frostwire.com – is a file sharing
application and media hub.

FrostWire, as a stand-alone application, is 100% safe to use. FrostWire
itself will not install any viruses, adware, malware or spyware. But is
there a way you can get your computer in trouble while using FrostWire?
Sure.

FrostWire connects to other computers & online servers to find the
content you are looking for. FrostWire does not itself create, host or
control the content it finds on the internet – the same way internet
browsers do not create, host, or control the websites & files you view
and download through them. There are some safeguards in place to
recognize and prevent malicious content from showing up in the search
results, but none are perfect. Before you download a file:

1) Check if the file size makes sense for the content type you wish
to download
2) Check the Source link to see file comments other
users have left on the hosting website and most importantly, if you
are a Windows user and do anything online, always
3) Make sure you have an up-to-date anti-virus software installed
and you check any file you download before opening it.

Music Credit: “The Big House” by Jason Shaw

http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Jason_Shaw/
Audionautix_Tech_Urban_Dance/TU-TheBigHouse

Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License (CC-BY)
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/us/

Use the FrostWire stickers to signal others of a Wi-Fi file sharing zone.

Get Free FrostWire Stickers

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With FrostWire now Android phones, tablets and computers (PCs, Macs, Linux boxes) can share files on a Wi-Fi hotspot without setup, it’s very fast and no internet connection is necessary.

Place the stickers to signal others of a file sharing area nearby, A cafe, park, classroom, office or maybe even the last subway car on every line in your city?

Get your free stickers at http://www.frostwire.com/stickers

Get FrostWire 1.0 for Android

If you are getting an Android device this holiday season, we’ve spent the last 5 months building a must-have app for it.

Install FrostWire via Google Play.

Download the .apk installer.

Here’s a few things you can do with our completely re-designed and easy to use file sharing client and media player.

Improved search that integrates with the cloud.

Search results are faster than ever (instant in most cases) and not only you’ll have the most powerful BitTorrent Deep-Smart search[1] featured in previous versions, now FrostWire integrates with popular cloud services where content creators from all over the world share millions of legally available files[2].

The fastest downloads ever on any FrostWire for Android.

Be it on Wi-Fi, 3G or 4G you will experience in most cases downloads that are so fast you won’t even see the progress bar begin to move, by the time the transfer screen is opened the file will already be on your device. Specially when sharing files with other FrostWire devices (PCs too) on the same Wi-Fi network.

Share files between phones, tablets and computers without any networking know-how

You don’t have to use cables or become a computer guru to share files between your phones, tablets or computers. We’ve also been working on FrostWire for desktop so that when you open FrostWire on your phone or computer you will be able to see every device automatically.

Just make files publicly available by opening padlock icons next to the files and every device running FrostWire will be able to download and even stream music or video from each other.

This makes it great for groups of people (work, school, home, party), now you only need to take only one photo and share it with everybody else next time you’re all connected to the same Wi-Fi hotspot.

Sending documents, music, family videos between your mobile, tablet or computer has never been easier or faster, best of all it doesn’t even matter what Operating system you’re running, Windows, Mac, Linux, it doesn’t matter, all you need is FrostWire and a Wi-Fi router. It just works.

World class Gesture Based Music Player

We’ve redesigned our music player for simplicity and convenience. FrostWire’s music player is the world’s first gesture based music player, we built it thinking of drivers in mind, no need to take your eyes off the road if you want to switch songs or pause/resume playback.

On this version we’ve introduced a beautiful new design with a 3D presentation of the album art currently being played. It also has functionality to share or un-share the file you’re currently listening to without having to browse or find the file on your device.

Easier Navigation

We’ve recreated the navigation system on the application, it now has a beautiful animated and responsive slide in menu that will take you anywhere in the app, with room for future functionality, and if you’re playing a song you will be able to see the album art of the song being played.

We’ve also implemented a custom “Back” history handler so that you can backtrack perfectly the screens you’ve navigated as you used the app. You now have random access navigation through the menu, and sequential access navigation through the Android’s back key.

We’ve added new controls to let you instantly filter your own files and see which are being shared on the Wi-Fi network and which aren’t in just one touch.

Install FrostWire on your Android and spread the word, the more the merrier, it’s absolutely free.

Install FrostWire via Google Play.

Download the .apk installer.

[1] FrostWire's Deep-Smart search uses the most popular torrent indexing services to fetch torrent files, then FrostWire opens these files and searches for the individual files indexed by the torrent. As FrostWire searches it remembers the files it's seen in the past to make your next searches instantaneous.

[2] Only on YouTube.com in 2012 it was announced users had shared over 4 million Creative Commons licensed videos. FrostWire also taps on SoundCloud.com, the internet's biggest sound and music community of content creators, bands, singers and DJs that pay to make their music available for free to the SoundCloud community. If you share your content on YouTube or SoundCloud you're automatically available to the millions of FrostWire users on both Desktop and Android. Integration with more popular cloud services to come in the next releases.

When you download and install FrostWire you must agree that you will not use it for the purpose of copyright infringement otherwise the software won't work. FrostWire condemns copyright infringement. Downloading FrostWire does not constitute permission or a license for obtaining or distributing unauthorized files. It is illegal for you to distribute copyrighted files without permission. If you want to know about legal content you can download and distribute legally please visit FrostClick.com, Vodo.net, ClearBits.net, LegitTorrents.info and CreativeCommons.org

New FrostWire for Android 0.5.5 with improved file sharing controls

We urge all FrostWire for Android users to install this latest update which addresses some stability issues and introduces improved sharing controls so that you are always aware of exactly what files you are sharing from your Android device when connected to the FrostWire for Android P2P network.

Here’s how sharing works after this update.

Now by default you decide on what file categories you will enable file sharing.

By default you will be sharing 0 files. This way you’ll avoid sharing the wrong files by mistake.

Now, there are clear instructions on how to enable sharing file categories and how to share individual files.

At first you won’t be sharing any files to better protect your privacy.

Long Press on a Category Icon at the top (e.g. Pictures), this will show an action to Enable file sharing on that category

After enabling Sharing on a category, you will see Padlock buttons.
A closed padlock means the file is private,

An open padlock means the file is shared with the network.

If you wish to disable file sharing for a particular category, again, Long Press on that category icon at the top of the screen.

All padlock buttons will be gone.

Now share safely and responsibly with FrostWire for Android.
A lot more changes coming in the weeks to come in regards to network performance.

Update: We are aware of file availability dropping now that the rules have gone in favor of making files harder to share. We are working on a few solutions to make sharing and un-sharing equally accesible.

However we’re strong on our decision to having files not shared by default when you first install the app. People have very personal files on their phones that they might not want to share with others and we prefer to keep everyone safe so that they’re not deterred from installing the app and we all have a great experience using it.

FrostWire for Android is still in its infancy but we like to release early, release often so hang in there, the app will get better and better as updates arrive so be sure to upgrade when you see the next notice for 0.5.6.