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Frostwire freezing immediatly

I am running Win7 with the newest versions of java and frostwire but every time (this has been happening for some time) I attempt to run Frostwire the main screen opens and either freezes or lags so badly that I have to force close the window. Any help available?

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  • Mput wrote:
    I am running Win7 with the newest versions of java and frostwire but every time (this has been happening for some time) I attempt to run Frostwire the main screen opens and either freezes or lags so badly that I have to force close the window. Any help available?
    The basic check list for FrostWire problems include:
      Latest Version of FrostWire
    http://frostwire.com
    Latest Version of Java http://www.java.com/en/download/installed.jsp
    Firewall allowing FrostWire
    Router allowing ports and/or set for UPnP
    DO check java, the fire wall, and any security programs you may have running.

    Insure FrostWire is completely terminated, and go into the windows fire wall advanced>inbound rules and delete all references to FrostWire. What we want to do is force windows to ask for connect permission on the next execution. That way, all of the parameters should be correct. If you are using some other firewall, do what it takes to force it back to it's original state, relative to FrostWire so that you can get a clean start.

    If you have some other firewall or security center,(such as McAfee Security Center or zone alarm, etc.) make sure that it's allowing FrostWire, also make sure your virus program or malware monitors are not killing it.
    NOW: (for Win7. Other systems will have similar files)
      From file explorer, navigate to use c:\users\YourAccount
      (assuming your system drive is c:\") and delete the folder: .frostwire5
    Restart FrostWire and be alert for any error indications.

    That may get you going.
  • Thanks Scott1x, I did everything you asked, relaunched Frostwire and it immediately became non-responsive again.
  • Mput wrote:
    Thanks Scott1x, I did everything you asked, relaunched Frostwire and it immediately became non-responsive again.
    When you say non-responsive, do you mean it totally freezes and you have to task manager abort it?

    Be a precise as possible.
  • Yes, the main window and the pop-up about free stickers freeze. None of the buttons on my Frostwire will respond nor will the search box. I usually have to close it via the task manager but, on rare occasion, the close button does work. Once I was able to type in the search box but when I attempted to start the search it froze up.
  • Mput wrote:
    Yes, the main window and the pop-up about free stickers freeze. None of the buttons on my Frostwire will respond nor will the search box. I usually have to close it via the task manager but, on rare occasion, the close button does work. Once I was able to type in the search box but when I attempted to start the search it froze up.
    This is sounding more an more like a java problem.
    Here is a portable version of Revo: http://portableapps.com/apps/utilities/ ... r_portable
    Use this to uninstall Java and frostwire. Do the delete .frostwire5 thing again.
    In order:
    reinstall java: http://www.java.com/en/download/installed.jsp
    Reinstall a fresh download of FrostWire http://frostwire.com
    Observe carefully the progress of the install and no NOT accept the ask tool bar... let's keep this simple.
    When it starts, note its progress. Before you do anything, go to tools>options and look at EVERYTHING.
    If you don't understand what you are seeing, nod and move on, but you may see something you'd like to change. If so, do it.

    When that is done, uncheck all search engines except TPB and ISOhunt.
    Make sure only torrent search type is on.
    Enter ubuntu in the search box and click the magnifying glass.
    Make sure you have the upper half of the search window visible.
    Do you get hits?
    Can you download, in other words, what has happened?
  • did everything you said opened Frostwire and went to check out the options tab. Nothing. Frozen in it's tracks
  • Mput wrote:
    did everything you said opened Frostwire and went to check out the options tab. Nothing. Frozen in it's tracks
    Then I will have to say that the problem is not FrostWire. Somewhere, on your system, something is blocking it. It could be a virus, malware, or an ad blocker or even registry protection program of some sort.

    Unless you find what it is, FrostWire will not be an option for you.
  • Still freezing? Hrm
    Can we have some specs about your system please?
    Do you know how much RAM you have in your PC/Laptop. Do you happen to know what processor? It's okay if you don't; you can just go to Start(Windows Icon)> My computer, and it'll tell you on the bottom of the window.
    Just for confirmation, did you download the latest java and frostwire, following Scott1x's steps.
  • I am having the same problem with frostwire. I did everything you guys asked the last person to do and im still having a problem with it freezing and lagging. It just started doing this all of sudden. I havent had any problems using it since i started using it months ago. Ive reinstalled frostwire and java. Everything is up to date. I dont have any firewalls up but I did delete all refrences in the advance settings of the windows firewall just to be safe. It cant be this other persons computer problem if were both having the same problem. Im not having any other issues with my computer. This problem just started a week ago. My computer is only a few months old. Im quite computer savy but this problem is driving me crazy. Please Help!!!
  • alaylanna wrote:
    I am having the same problem with frostwire. I did everything you guys asked the last person to do and im still having a problem with it freezing and lagging. It just started doing this all of sudden. I havent had any problems using it since i started using it months ago. Ive reinstalled frostwire and java. Everything is up to date. I dont have any firewalls up but I did delete all refrences in the advance settings of the windows firewall just to be safe. It cant be this other persons computer problem if were both having the same problem. Im not having any other issues with my computer. This problem just started a week ago. My computer is only a few months old. Im quite computer savy but this problem is driving me crazy. Please Help!!!
    You posted to a year old thread that is no longer relevant to the current version of FrostWire. Lets start from the beginning.
    Here is the current check list: http://catfangz.com/frostwire/CheckList.html
    Please DO NOT run on the internet with no firewalls! That is a disaster waiting to happen.
    You NEED a firewall and it needs to pass FrostWire.

    Please indicate your -
      Operating system:
      FrostWire Level Number:
      If this is an upgrade, from what level:
      Virus Checker:
      Fire Wall:
      Are you behind a router:
      Using a proxy or VPN:
      Type of internet connection:
      Problem Description:
    Make sure, if you have one, that the router is allowing the FrostWire port and/or set for UPnP
    Describe, in as much detail as you can, the nature of your problem, errors, messages, what does or does not happen, etc:
  • alaylanna wrote:
    I dont have any firewalls up but I did delete all refrences in the advance settings of the windows firewall just to be safe.

    OMIGOSH!!!! I'll bet you enjoy unsafe sex, too?
  • I have the firewalls back up but I have teh savy friend who is an expert except he knows nothing about frostwire because he uses Utorrent but he said Firewalls are a joke. and explained to me why i should take it down. This guy is a genius but like I said he has never used frostwire. AND NO I DONT HAVE UNSAFE SEX because Im married and that was tottaly inapropiate. Anyways my firewall is back up. I have Windows 8. i have a MSI computer with 8g ram I 7 core with a processor speed of 2.4 its a quad core. 64 bit. I cant remember what else you asked for. I have internet , its broadband of 16megs of speed. I dont anything about proxy and NO my router is not blocking it because like I said it was working then all of a sudden one day it started having problems. It still keeps downloading but its frozne when i try to press the buttons and for example it will say 67% but if exit out using task manager and then reopen it it will say 100% so i know its still downloading even though its freezing. I have Avast Antivirus. I have the latest frostwire. It lags and when I try to click the up an down button to scroll through the downloads it freezes or lags and it keeps opening up a new frostwire everytime i click to download something in frostwire then i end up with like 4 frostwire window open. this never happen before it just started one day. Ive had no problems until a couple of weeks ago. Give or take a few days
  • alaylanna wrote:
    I have the firewalls back up but I have teh savy friend who is an expert except he knows nothing about frostwire because he uses Utorrent but he said Firewalls are a joke. and explained to me why i should take it down. This guy is a genius but like I said he has never used frostwire. AND NO I DONT HAVE UNSAFE SEX because Im married and that was tottaly inapropiate. Anyways my firewall is back up. I have Windows 8. i have a MSI computer with 8g ram I 7 core with a processor speed of 2.4 its a quad core. 64 bit. I cant remember what else you asked for. I have internet , its broadband of 16megs of speed. I dont anything about proxy and NO my router is not blocking it because like I said it was working then all of a sudden one day it started having problems. It still keeps downloading but its frozne when i try to press the buttons and for example it will say 67% but if exit out using task manager and then reopen it it will say 100% so i know its still downloading even though its freezing. I have Avast Antivirus. I have the latest frostwire. It lags and when I try to click the up an down button to scroll through the downloads it freezes or lags and it keeps opening up a new frostwire everytime i click to download something in frostwire then i end up with like 4 frostwire window open. this never happen before it just started one day. Ive had no problems until a couple of weeks ago. Give or take a few days
    First of all, firewalls are NOT a joke! They are almost an absolute necessity to keeping your machine from being corrupted or conscripted. I'd strongly recommend that you recheck his IQ. If he told you that, his shoe size could be larger!!!

    Now, IP blockers are worthless for torrent security. I would agree with that.

    Generally speaking, software does not suddenly just stop working. IF you were running w/o a firewall DO do a complete virus check, a malware check and use more than one of each checker. You could have been hit by a driveby virus or malware. FrostWire did not suddenly go bad on your machine. That does not happen. SOMETHING happened, and it wasn't FrostWire.

    Have you added any new software? How about new hardware? What has changed?

    Have you performed a reboot? That can sometimes solve a lot of problems.

    If all of that is good:
    The basic check list for FrostWire problems include:
    Latest Version of FrostWire http://frostwire.com
    Firewall allowing FrostWire
    Router allowing ports and/or set for UPnP
    DO check the fire wall, and any security programs you may have running.

    Insure FrostWire is completely terminated
    Uninstall Frostwire. Download the latest version from http://frostwire.com

    Go into the windows fire wall advanced>inbound rules and delete all references to FrostWire. What we want to do is force windows to ask for connect permission on the next execution. That way, all of the parameters should be correct. If you are using some other firewall, do what it takes to force it back to it's original state, relative to FrostWire so that you can get a clean start.

    If you have some other firewall or security center,(such as McAfee Security Center or zone alarm, etc.) make sure that it's allowing FrostWire, also make sure your virus program or malware monitors are not killing it.
    NOW: (for Win7. Other systems will have similar files)
      From file explorer, navigate to use c:\users\YourAccount
      (assuming your system drive is c:\) and delete the folder: .frostwire5
      This forces a reinitialization of FrostWire, so you will have to answer the setup questions.
    Reinstall the newly downloaded version and hope for the best.
    Restart FrostWire and be alert for any error indications.
  • alaylanna wrote:
    AND NO I DONT HAVE UNSAFE SEX because Im married and that was tottaly inapropiate.

    I really do not think of it as being inappropriate because running without a firewall is tantamount to having unsafe sex. I am happy to see that you have your firewall back up. NEVER let anyone tell you to take it down again!
  • I dont have a virus my avast would tell me automatically with that said I run scans everyday and I only had my firewall down long enough to see if that was what was causing frostwire to have problems. It was up then i had problems so i took it down to see if the problem would fix itself and it didnt improve but i put it back up. I have restarted my computer many times. I restart my computer everytime i reinstall and install and uninstall something.
  • alaylanna wrote:
    I dont have a virus my avast would tell me automatically with that said I run scans everyday and I only had my firewall down long enough to see if that was what was causing frostwire to have problems. It was up then i had problems so i took it down to see if the problem would fix itself and it didnt improve but i put it back up. I have restarted my computer many times. I restart my computer everytime i reinstall and install and uninstall something.

    You did not answer any of the questions I asked about your environment.
    I would NOT put my trust in only one checker. What about other forms of malware? Have you checked for those?
    Did you do the things I suggested?
    That is the next step.
  • YOUR NOT LISTENING TO ME!!!!!!!!!!! My router is allowing frostwire. I have already went to windows firewall and deleted all refrences to frostwire. Didnt you read the post where i said I already did everything the you told the last guy to do. I have the latest version of frostwire. Your not listening to me because you keep repeating yourself and you said if you have mcafee I told you I have AVAST Mcaffee is crap! I have had no problems then bam i have a problem. I can still download stuff, its just if im not on the window for a while it becomes inactive and lags or freezes but its still downloading because if i use task manager to close it then i reopen it the download has progressed.
  • alaylanna wrote:
    YOUR NOT LISTENING TO ME!!!!!!!!!!! My router is allowing frostwire. I have already went to windows firewall and deleted all refrences to frostwire. Didnt you read the post where i said I already did everything the you told the last guy to do. I have the latest version of frostwire. Your not listening to me because you keep repeating yourself and you said if you have mcafee I told you I have AVAST Mcaffee is crap! I have had no problems then bam i have a problem. I can still download stuff, its just if im not on the window for a while it becomes inactive and lags or freezes but its still downloading because if i use task manager to close it then i reopen it the download has progressed.
    I AM listening to you and you are NOT answering my question. I sent you a general document telling anyone the steps to take. If you can't figure out what to do, I can't help you. Either answer my questions, try what I suggest, or use another product.

    I can't help you without adequate feed back.
  • alaylanna wrote:
    I have already went to windows firewall and deleted all refrences to frostwire.

    I believe that eliminating all references to FW will have the effect of not allowing FW access to your computer?
  • Zooky wrote:
    alaylanna wrote:
    I have already went to windows firewall and deleted all refrences to frostwire.

    I believe that eliminating all references to FW will have the effect of not allowing FW access to your computer?
    In windows, that forces the firewall to ask for permission as if it is a new program. You can try to set it yourself, but that can be hit and miss. It's a quick and easy way to get the firewall job done.
  • My friend had an answer to your firewall crap. He said you probably are reading from flash cards. Thats why you have no idea what you are talking about. He is helping me with my problem since obiviously you cant. Firewalls arent needed if you arent an idiot who clicks on links and not know what your clicking on. Im not stupid like half these people on frostwire. I listen to the stupid shit they put up and laugh. Even you are stupid. You just sit and smile and keep reading your Q cards because you really dont have a degree to be talking. My friend does graphic web design for big companies. Everybody comes to him for help. So before you keep telling people how to fix there problems. GO BACK TO SCHOOL!!!
  • alaylanna wrote:
    My friend had an answer to your firewall crap. He said you probably are reading from flash cards. Thats why you have no idea what you are talking about. He is helping me with my problem since obiviously you cant. Firewalls arent needed if you arent an idiot who clicks on links and not know what your clicking on. Im not stupid like half these people on frostwire. I listen to the stupid shit they put up and laugh. Even you are stupid. You just sit and smile and keep reading your Q cards because you really dont have a degree to be talking. My friend does graphic web design for big companies. Everybody comes to him for help. So before you keep telling people how to fix there problems. GO BACK TO SCHOOL!!!
    I am retired from the IT field and I spent years working on mainframes, helping to design security protocols. You do NOT have to click on links to get infected. With no firewall, port scanners can find your computer and exploit known weaknesses in the operating system. I am neither stupid nor do I need more school. I've taught some of those classes, so what would the purpose be.

    This is not a response to you. You don't have what it takes so grasp it. If you were half as good as you thought you are, you'd have fixed the problem and be offering advice, here, not complaining about how we can't help you and don't listen. So have him remove your firewalls, fix you current problem, and be reeeel careful on the links you click on... just like that makes a difference.

    This response is more to inform others who may read the post how essential firewalls are. Posts are left available so others may benefit from them. Yours will also provide comedy relief.

    Thank you for the fun time.
  • Gee - this is the 1st time I've actually added someone to my "blocked' users (foe list). I love to see people like this person flapping their arms and moving their mouths out in cyberspace. :)
  • FrostWire was freezing for me when Id search anything. I found a fix though for me. its basic and anyone should know how to do this. I change the priority of it in task manager to high. Fixed it for me instantly. Its worth a try.. I don't red comments so if someone mentioned this then I apologize for my ignorance.

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