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What is frostwire.exe?

Part of FrostWire by FrostWire

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
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 64-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, 12.5% have disabled it.
How stable is FrostWire?
Based on crash data discovered by Boost, stability is a measure of how sound this particular process and the average percent of times it crashes.
Typical program1.26%
How resource intensive is frostwire.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00008% CPU772.7%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
408.45 MB RAM1896.8%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
3,768 /min167.2%
Average I/O read and write operations for all programs is 2,253 per minute.
798 GDI objects532.0%
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.

FrostWire Stability

frostwire.exe crashes or has encountered a critical error 0.8900% of the time.
Error: Stopped responding and was closed (AppHangB1)
Details: A problem caused this program to stop interacting with Windows.
Occurred on: September 20, 2013

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Microsoft Windows XP (5.1.2600.196608)
Windows 7 Home Premium (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 8 (6.2.9200.0)
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File details

File name: frostwire.exe
Publisher: FrostWire (verified)
Name: FrostWire
Description: FrostWire Launcher
Product version:
Size: 468.49 KB
Original file name: FrostWire.exe

Digital certificate

Issued to: Frostwire
Certificate authority: Thawte
Expiration date: 3/24/2014

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0001945220%
Privileged CPU: 0.0001172473%
User CPU: 0.00007727475476%
Privileged CPU time: 13060263.32 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 3,595 ms
CPU cycle count: 347,429,701
CPU cycle count /min: 1,820,091,030
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 1.05 GB
Peak committed memory: 1.13 GB
Paged memory: 408.45 MB
Peak paged memory: 482.6 MB
Paged system memory: 374.47 KB
Non-paged system memory: 407.31 KB
Working set memory: 320.61 MB
Peak working set memory: 422.38 MB
Min working set memory: 190.6 MB
Private memory: 408.45 MB
Page faults: 59,891,301
Page faults /min: 1,541
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 1,667,357
Read operations /min: 3,405
Total read transfer: 106.07 MB
Read transfer /min: 9.58 MB
Total write operations: 635,875
Write operations /min: 363
Total write transfer: 759.01 MB
Write transfer /min: 4.4 MB
Total other operations: 565,731,638
Other operations /min: 97,014
Total other transfer: 576.69 MB
Other Transfer /min: 4.74 MB
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 798
Peak GDI objects: 804
USER objects: 62
Peak USER objects: 67
Handle count average: 1,846
Thread count average: 116
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): User
Integrety level: Medium
Windows platform: 64-bit
System Tray: Yes
Parent Process
Process Command
"C:\Program Files\FrostWire 5\FrostWire.exe"

User start menu folder details

Name: frostwire.exe

Network connectivity

UDP: LISTENING on port 62421
TCP: localhost on port 45099
UDP: LISTENING on port 61080
TCP: on port 64186
Windows Firewall allowed program: Yes

Image hashes

MD5: fb94cab81fd0a176a669101d83381db2
SHA-1: 13c6a063b870c850d9fb8a9f75cd1f851fdd6875
SHA-256: 2a322cea30593df6a81c4b7d053e79d6a6f64a7ce55c673cb2f4aabd5066b3bc

PE image details

Subsystem: Windows GUI
File packed: No
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