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What is frostwire.exe?

Part of FrostWire by FrostWire Group

What is it?

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 BitTorrent support. In version 5, Gnutella support was dropped entirely, and FrostWire is only a BitTorrent client.
Description of frostwire.exe from FrostWire Group
FrostWire, a BitTorrent client, is a collaborative effort from hundreds of Open Source and freelance developers from around the world. In late 2005, concerned developers of LimeWire's open source community announced the start of a new project fork "FrostWire" that would protect the developmental source code of the LimeWire client. The developers of FrostWire give high regard and respect to the GNU General Public License and consider it to be the ideal foundation of a creative and free enterprise market. FrostWire has evolved to replace LimeWire's BitTorrent core for that of Vuze, the Azureus BitTorrent Engine, and ultimately to remove the LimeWire's Gnutella core to become a 100% BitTorrent client that is simple to use.
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How does frostwire.exe run?

Process - frostwire.exe is an instance of a running program. This 32-bit program executes with the privileges as the currently logged in user account. frostwire.exe is executed by the process explorer.exe (Windows Explorer by Microsoft).

How does frostwire.exe start?

User start menu folder - The shortcut file frostwire.lnk is loaded in the user's Startup folder (%AppData%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup\) that points to the executable frostwire.exe. The startup folder contains programs that automatically start when Windows starts for the logged in user.


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.4% of all Boost users have the frostwire.exe process running.Of the 0.4% of frostwire.exe users, 14.3% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is frostwire.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00026% CPU2590.8%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
207.7 MB RAM964.6%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
23,716 /min1052.6%
Average I/O read and write operations for all programs is 2,253 per minute.
498 GDI objects332.0%
Average number of GUI GDI and USER objects for all programs is 150.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\frostwire 5\frostwire.exe

Are there other versions of FrostWire?

Why are multiple of the same versions listed?

What modules are loaded?

A module is a dynamic link library (DLL) or an executable file that is loaded into the process. Below is a list of non-system modules that are loaded by FrostWire.

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Microsoft Windows XP (5.1.2600.196608)
Windows 7 Ultimate (6.1.7601.65536)
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File details

File name: frostwire.exe
Publisher: FrostWire Group
Name: FrostWire
Description: FrostWire
Product version: 4.12.0
Size: 456 KB
Original file name: FrostWire.exe

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0018311542%
Privileged CPU: 0.0015720700%
User CPU: 0.00025908416295%
Privileged CPU time: 1072990.48 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 107,457 ms
CPU cycle count: 68,779,998
CPU cycle count /min: 700,745,191
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 824.27 MB
Peak committed memory: 887.25 MB
Paged memory: 207.7 MB
Peak paged memory: 207.7 MB
Paged system memory: 207.74 KB
Non-paged system memory: 68.29 KB
Working set memory: 146.77 MB
Peak working set memory: 146.77 MB
Min working set memory: 120.46 MB
Private memory: 207.7 MB
Page faults: 76,783
Page faults /min: 7,690
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 219,273
Read operations /min: 21,960
Total read transfer: 420.05 MB
Read transfer /min: 42.07 MB
Total write operations: 17,538
Write operations /min: 1,756
Total write transfer: 118.95 MB
Write transfer /min: 11.91 MB
Total other operations: 25,776,194
Other operations /min: 2,581,421
Total other transfer: 279.48 MB
Other Transfer /min: 27.99 MB
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 498
Peak GDI objects: 502
USER objects: 56
Peak USER objects: 60
Handle count average: 1,418
Thread count average: 83
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): User
Integrety level: Medium
Windows platform: 32-bit
Parent Process
Child Process
Process Command
"C:\Program Files\FrostWire 5\FrostWire.exe"

User start menu folder details

Name: frostwire.exe

Network connectivity

TCP: c-68-59-9-82.hsd1.sc.comcast.net on port 52675
UDP: LISTENING on port 64069
Windows Firewall allowed program: Yes

Image hashes

MD5: 39b08151677c37b8f780569882516a72
SHA-1: 28d7369f5f35a393b00659670f377fdf85861bed
SHA-256: eef3bad6bbaabbfc200a90407f0d6fdc34657d9f4041b101dcee50761d709d44

PE image details

File packed: No
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