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Just as an observation, over the years I have seen many FrostWire versions downloading public torrents, but I have never seen a FrostWire host seed a torrent after they finished downloading. Not even the 'torrent only' FrostWire 5 version.

There must be a defect with the program. lol

I have also never come across a 'private' torrent site that allows FrostWire to be used for their torrents.

I remember when Vuse was known as Azureus, if your overall share ratio was below a certain amount, your download speeds would be limited. The worse your share ratio, the less your download speeds would become. IMHO This is something all torrent programs should incorporate. Freeloaders destroy file-sharing networks and kill torrents flat in their tracks at times.


And that's not to say there are not organised groups out there set to destroy torrents because there are. Networks of them. I won't post snapshots on this occasion. But Sleepless would verify discussions and sample evidence on the matter.
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I also believe developers should make some efforts toward educating users of their software how file-sharing networks work and what steps a responsible file-sharer should do to help keep file-sharing networks (and torrents) alive.

There seems to have been too much general bad education about p2p networks via paid google adverts from scam companies selling free p2p file-sharing softwares. Such scam companies advertise free software, music, video, and everything else, plus lifetime membership. (Giving the wrong idea about p2p file-sharing from the beginning.) Of course, these companies change address and name every 6-24 months. But their bad influence still seems to be living on, probably by word of mouth. People who use p2p file-sharing networks need to be properly educated from the very beginning. Incorporating some kind of education about this within the program setup, might have some effect, but also the help menu and support program folder documents. Occasional *Reminders* pop-up menus with such special messages would be ideal.

To my understanding, p2p file-sharing was not supposed to be about obtaining money in any form or fashion. It was not supposed to be about cheating copyright. It was not supposed to be a con. It was supposed to be a genuine way of sharing of files others might be interested in. And that includes any kind of file format. I first started sharing a few of my previous band's music on the network last decade. It was not copyright, it was our own non-contract compositions. And I found other music of the same. Would be nice to go back to then. But seems companies are being paid substantial amounts of money to destroy file-sharing in any form regardless and in many cases illegally. But of course the USA government turns a blind eye to that because it suits them when it does damage to other countries' economies by putting companies out of action temporarily. Would you vote for a government that allows trojans, virus, and backdoor scripts to steal your identity to be spread to you and your relatives and your neighbors computers every day?

Yep, an hour ago I noticed multiple attempts from a varied Washington ip range (a network) trying to access my file-sharing program. Hello President, are you really in control? Or is big business sponsoring too much money for you to be a *real person* ? Or simply their robot?

I am glad my ip firewall also has a TO disallow option, which will obviously help for my shares, as I noticed big blocks there to Washington.

What is Washington willing to share with us? Honesty? Or are they freeloaders of honesty; no files of honesty exists in their shares.
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Frostwire 4.21.8 ;

there is one line in my upload page which i do not understand ;
vendor - version , multiple ;
size , 4188 mb ;
progress , seeding 2584 mb ;
status , awaiting requests ;
upload , swarm for the cosmonaut frostclick ;
name , the cosmonaut hd free movie ;

what on earth is this and should i kill this upload or just let it go on and on , its been sitting there for months ????

Now its 2585 mb .
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Now its 2586 mb
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I'm not sure. There are what is known as seedboxes, which is where multiple users are joined together. Some information here Seedbox - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. That might explain the multiple vendors issue. Though I have never seen that before. Seedboxes I've come across before were usually named with linux in it somewhere.

By the looks though, and I might be wrong, the file is one of those free-to-distribute, non-copyright files made available to the public from time to time to help advertise a particular music or video or literary artist. From memory FrostClick is involved in this kind of media distribution. Vuse/Azureus does something similar or with samples of larger work. I am not sure how FrostClick works but the FW site might even help kick-start some such torrents.

Should you remove it? If your ratio on it is good and you feel uncomfortable about it then perhaps yes. Via Vuse I've had some super good ratios on such files but they eventually lose popularity because of not being a recent release and the publicity surrounding it getting hidden by time.
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Looks like The Cosmonaut is indeed a Frostclick file: http://www.frostclick.com/wp/index.p...the-cosmonaut/

There's some info in this older thread - maybe it's the same kind of thing that shapeshifter910 is talking about:
Frostwire is now a malware

I remember ages ago there a similar thing happening with LW, where a file (in that case the file in question was the latest LW version) in the .networkshare folder was being shared without users' knowledge.

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Frostwire is now a malware ... yeah that is one annoying thing about FrostClick. Click anywhere on the main window even by mistake and you are instantly downloading a torrent. There should have been a clearly marked designated area to click, not the entire window.

And Gubatron went off his rocker, including post #23. To the contrary, I found many a nasty post by moderators and users on their forums. I guess he just found life outside of the FW forums scary. Agoraphobia?
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Hi there folks, long time I didn't come here.
No agoraphobia, just troll-phobia.

I was just reading that old thread, and we've fixed the way those promotions work now, when you hover you are clearly shown the actions you can perform on them, you can preview, download, go to the social media pages behind them.

As for seeding settings, it's up to the user and always up to the user wether or not to seed finished downloads.

In the beginning we had set downloads to be automatically seeded (and shared in gnutella back when we still supported gnutella) but then came the feds and threw at us an injunction order and forced us not to do that, so no malware, just big government regulation doing extensive (anal probing) quality assurance on our software, you know, to protect people's privacy (while on the other hand they're spying on everybody, but that's another story #NSA #Prism)

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