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What percent of users and experts removed it?
13% remove it87% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #47,935
United States Rank #45,770
Reach 0.0016%


VersionDistribution 100.00%


What is Shareaza?  (from Shareaza Development Team)

Shareaza is a peer-to-peer client for Windows that allows you to download any file-type found on several popular P2P networks. Shareaza can connect to up to 4 separate Peer-to-Peer networks, providing access to hundreds of thousands of diverse users, all from one single program. You can download/upload from these net...  Read more


Shareaza is a software program developed by Shareaza Development Team. It adds registry entry for the current user which will allow the program to automatically start each time it is rebooted. The software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The primary executable is named Shareaza.exe. The setup package generally installs about 24 files and is usually about 32.91 MB (34,506,476 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows Vista (SP2) and Windows 7 (SP1). While about 54% of users of Shareaza come from the United States, it is also popular in France and Canada.
Shareaza has been seen bundling various 3rd party software during the installation process. Make sure to check for and remove unused programs.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: shareaza.sourceforge.net
Help link: shareaza.sourceforge.net/?id=support
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Shareaza\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Shareaza\Uninstall\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 32.91 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Shareaza

Program executable:Shareaza.exe
Shareaza Ultimate File Sharing
Path:C:\Program Files\Shareaza\Shareaza.exe
Additional files:
  • MediaPlayer.dll - Shareaza File Sharing Client (Shareaza Media Services)
  • 7ZipBuilder.dll - Shareaza (7-Zip Builder)
  • DocumentReader.dll - Shareaza Document Reader Plugin
  • GFLImageServices.dll - GFL Image Service Plugin
  • GFLLibraryBuilder.dll - GFL Library Builder Plugin
  • ImageViewer.dll - Shareaza Image Viewer Plugin
  • MediaImageServices.dll - Media Image Services Plugin
  • MediaLibraryBuilder.dll - Media Library Builder Plugin
  • RARBuilder.dll - RAR Builder
  • RatDVDReader.dll - Shareaza RatDVD Reader Plugin
  • RazaWebHook.dll - Shareaza Web Download Hook
  • Shareaza.exe - Shareaza Ultimate File Sharing
  • Skin.exe - Shareaza Skin Installer
  • SkinScanSKS.dll - Shareaza Skin Metadata Extractor
  • SWFPlugin.dll - SWF Library Builder & Image Service Plugins
  • TorrentWizard.exe - Shareaza Torrent Wizard
  • ZIPBuilder.dll - ZIP Builder
  • Shareaza_2.2.5.0.exe
  • unrar.dll (by Alexander Roshal) - RAR decompression library
  • zlibwapi.dll - ZLib.DLL (zlib data compression and ZIP file I/O library)
  • libgfl280.dll (by XnView) - GFL SDK
  • 7zxr.dll (by Igor Pavlov) - 7-Zip (7z Standalone Extracting Plugin)
  • geoip.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Startup File (User Run)
  • Shareaza.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Shareaza' and executes as "C:\Program Files\Shareaza\Shareaza.exe" -tray.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • Shareaza.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program\Shareaza\Shareaza.exe'.

How do I remove Shareaza?

Quickly and completely remove Shareaza from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Shareaza from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Shareaza, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove Shareaza.

Win Vista (SP2) 30%
Win Vista (SP1) 4%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 13%
Keep it 87%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows Vista 34.78%
Windows 7 30.43%
Windows XP 21.74%
Windows 8 13.04%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 26.09%
Microsoft Windows XP 21.74%
Windows 7 Ultimate 13.04%
Windows 7 Home Premium 8.70%
Windows 8.1 8.70%
Windows 10 Home 4.35%

Distribution by countryGeography

54.05% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 54.05%
  France 13.51%
  Canada 8.11%
  Brazil 5.41%
  United Kingdom 5.41%
  Netherlands 5.41%
  Australia 2.70%
  BD 2.70%
  Sweden 2.70%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 23.81%
Acer 14.29%
Hewlett-Packard 14.29%
American Megatrends 9.52%
Toshiba 9.52%
Samsung 4.76%
Lenovo 4.76%
Intel 4.76%
Common models
TOSHIBA Satellite U400 5.56%
Samsung R510/P510 5.56%
MSI MS-7309 5.56%
LENOVO F0B10039UK 5.56%
HP-Pavilion NB953AA-ABF a... 5.56%


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