View Full Version : Frostwire Help????

01-22-2011, 03:15 PM
I tried downloading Frostwire and it downloads as a binary file so I can't open it and actually put it ionto my computer to use....HELP!!

01-22-2011, 03:19 PM

Should open autimatically as an EXE file. Easy-Peasey

01-22-2011, 03:39 PM
ok thanks I'll try it :)

01-22-2011, 03:43 PM
Ok Heres what it says for me....

which is a;Binary File
from; http:files.brothersoft.com

Would you like to save this file? Save File Continue

So its still a binary file......

And when I click on Save File this is what comes up....

"frostwire-4.21.3.windows.exe" is an executable file. Executable files may contain viruses or other malicious code that could harm your computer. Use caution when opening this file. Are you sure you want to launch "frostwire-4.21.3.windows.exe"?

So my question is....Now what do I do? lol

01-22-2011, 05:31 PM
An .exe is an executable. Just save it to your desktop and run it.

01-23-2011, 04:10 PM
But I don't get the option of saving it to my desktop....
How can I do that?

01-23-2011, 04:51 PM
No offence, but maybe you should not be downloading stuff until you know a bit more about PC's. You are really opening yourself up to viruses if you don't understand the basics of files and file extensions.

01-23-2011, 09:57 PM
My computer was fine last year for downloading stuff and then all of a sudden I go to download stuff and it ends up being a binary file..

And Hans...no offense taken,but I do know about computers its just that this binary stuff all of a sudden is confusing me because its never happened before....

01-24-2011, 06:09 AM
An exe file is a binary file in an executable form. Windows uses file extensions to determine what to do with it when you open a file. In this case it will execute the file.
Just be aware that by default windows hides known file extensions, including .bat and .exe.

frostwire-4.21.3.windows.exe will be seen in windows explorer as frostwire-4.21.3.windows
frostwire-4.21.3.windows.mp3.exe will be seen in windows explorer as frostwire-4.21.3.windows.mp3

The first one will be a regular exe, the second one a virus. It's a common trick used to lure people into opening files containing viruses.