What is FrostWire.exe?

The .exe extension on a filename indicates an executable file. Executable files may, in some cases, harm your computer. Therefore, please read below to decide for yourself whether the FrostWire.exe on your computer is a Trojan that you should remove, or whether it is a file belonging to the Windows operating system or to a trusted application.

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FrostWire.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with FrostWire
FrostWire.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as FrostWire or FrostWire Launcher belongs to software FrostWire by FrostWire Group ( or FrostWire.

Description: FrostWire.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The FrostWire.exe file is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 114,688 bytes (75% of all occurrences) or 479,736 bytes. 
The FrostWire.exe file is not a Windows system file. The application listens for or sends data on open ports to a LAN or the Internet. Therefore the technical security rating is 25% dangerous.

Uninstalling this variant: You can uninstall the program FrostWire, update it, or try to get help from the software vendor. Click on to update it, click on to visit the vendor's website, or click on FrostWire in Windows Control Panel (section Software or Programs) to uninstall it.

Recommended: Identify FrostWire.exe related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as FrostWire.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the FrostWire.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.


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Best practices for resolving FrostWire issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with FrostWire. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using cleanmgr and sfc /scannow, uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using msconfig) and enabling Windows' Automatic Update. Always remember to perform periodic backups, or at least to set restore points.

Should you experience an actual problem, try to recall the last thing you did, or the last thing you installed before the problem appeared for the first time. Use the resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off repairing of your installation or, for Windows 8 and later versions, executing the DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the FrostWire.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: Security Task Manager displays all running Windows tasks, including embedded hidden processes, such as keyboard and browser monitoring or Autostart entries. A unique security risk rating indicates the likelihood of the process being potential spyware, malware or a Trojan. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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