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Is Frostwire safer than Limewire?

Asked by Gruz06 (811points) December 28th, 2007
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El_Cadejo's avatar

I don’t know for sure because I’ve never used it but i generally like to avoid all P2P programs like that. Bit torrent is a more reliable and safer option. If you dont want to use that you can always just use g2p which is very nice for finding music through Google.

jrpowell's avatar

No. Both of them download stuff from the same network (Gnutella). The same files are shared with both applications. It is two different methods to get to the same place. I would actually avoid both.

Bittorrent, while confusing at first, is the best method for file sharing that I have found.

If you absolutely have to use one of those applications I would suggest Frostwire. Limewire has added spyware in the past. I’m not sure if they still do.

Breefield's avatar

If you have a Mac I suggest transmission for your torrenting.

It’s really easy to use, and takes little to no setup, as long as your ISP doesn’t block torrenting things will run smoothly.

If you notice, once you set that up, there’ port forwarding, and while it’s fairly simple to set this up, it’s no necessary unless you’re part of a private torrent sharing network such as the late

mirza's avatar

If you really need something for downloading music, why not just use —its like a google for audio search. You can preview the songs first and then download it for free if you want

Mokujin's avatar

I agree with the torrent replies. They are the easiest/safest choice.

If you refuse to try that.. is a looker. Search the song, artist, or album and it will most likely give you what you are looking for.

jerico's avatar

No, they are basically the same. FrostWire is based on LimeWire but completely freeware. The only difference is that it does not nag you to go pro.

But since I don’t like their GUIs, I use Cabos instead.

jonno's avatar

FrostWire is better because there is talk of LimeWire making it so only “verified” files can be downloaded (don’t know exactly how it would work, but it probably mean you wouldn’t be able to “illegally” download file). FrostWire have said though that they wouldn’t implement a feature like this.

A good thing about FrostWire too is that you don’t get that nag window to upgrade to a Pro version (there is no Pro version of FrostWire) like there is in LimeWire.

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missyli's avatar

Well, From my experiences, I have a macbook so I haven’t had any problems so far. with FrostWire. My friend uses LimeWire and says it’s a little creepy because you never really know what you’re downloading when it comes to shows or music videos. FrostWire is OKAY. it kinda slows down my computer so I got rid of it. So, it doesn’t matter, really. I’m also not a fan of the “P2P” thing. So i stick to iTunes. So, it’s whatever, really.

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