Software Update: FrostWire 4.18.1

FrostWire is a Java-written file sharing program for Gnutella and Bittorrent networks, and available for Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux. It came about after Limewire, after which this program is modeled, in 2005 considered adding code that would allow copyrighted material to be banned. The developers have released version 4.18.1 with the following announcement:

FrostWire 4.18.1 Released

A new version of FrostWire 4.18.1 is finally out for Windows, Mac and Linux. This release focuses in fixing many of the complains received by the community, mostly related to the connectivity and the media player. FrostWire 4.18.1 updates the “Connection Doctor” strategy and connects to a new network of UHC servers. It addresses a severe bug on the media player, it will now work around an “Invalid Frame Header” bug on ome mp3 files, all mp3 files should play now. Mac users will be happy to find a bug related to opening BitTorrent files completly fixed.


  • Updates on the “Connection Doctor” component, to address connection issues. Connects to new network or UHC servers.
  • Updates on secondary (after-search) loading logic. Loads secondary overlay on the spot, more room for FrostClick artist promotions.
  • Fixes a bug where some mp3 would not play. Volume, Pause and skip are disabled intentionally during workaround.
  • Fixes a bug where the media player would loop non-stop without playing all the songs on a playlist once it found an mp3 it could not play
  • Fixes a bug on for Mac OSX where FrostWire would only download torrents opened via Finder if it was already running. Torrents now launch FrostWire and start downloading at once.
  • Updates video help link to point to YouTube video or how to install FrostWire on Mac.
  • Fixes Windows Uninstaller issue where it would leave behind a Start Menu entry

FrostWire 4.18.2 is scheduled to be released sometime during August 2009, it will be an update geared towards minimizing the amount of spam and fake search results, so stay tuned.

Remember to download only from the official website FrostWire is absolutely free don’t allow anybody to scam you into paying for it.

Version number 4.18.1
Release status Final
Operating systems Windows 7, Windows 2000, Linux, Windows XP, macOS, Windows Vista
Website FrostWire
License type GPL