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Should I remove A.R.E.S.?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
1% remove it99% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #24,753
United States Rank #17,809
Reach 0.0072%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 42.02 days
601.06 days >
Average installed length: 315.81 days



A.R.E.S. is a software program developed by Extend Studio. 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 ARES.exe. The setup package generally installs about 10 files. Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 10. While about 68% of users of A.R.E.S. come from the United States, it is also popular in Canada and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: ares.x10studio.com
Help link: support.steampowered.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\steam\steamapps\common\ares
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Steam\steam.exe" steaC://uninstall/92300

Program filesFiles installed by A.R.E.S.

Program executable:ARES.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\steam\steamapps\common\ares\ARES.exe
Additional files:
  • FlatRedBall.dll (by FlatRedBall) - FlatRedBall XNA Game Engine (FlatRedBall)
  • AssetLoader.dll - Trashman.AssetLoader
  • steam_api.dll (by Valve) - Steam Client API (Steam Client API ([email protected]))
  • ARES.exe - A.R.E.S.
  • X10.FRB.dll - X10.FRB
  • SteamWrapper.dll
  • ARES.XmlSerializers.dll
  • ARES_nofixedtimestep.exe
  • FlatRedBall.XmlSerializers.dll
  • Microsoft.Xna.Framework.XmlSerializers.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • ARES_nofixedtimestep.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Steam\SteamApps\common\ARES\ARES_nofixedtimestep.exe'.
  • ARES.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Steam\SteamApps\common\ARES\ARES.exe'.

How do I remove A.R.E.S.?

You can uninstall A.R.E.S. 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/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program A.R.E.S., click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: 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 A.R.E.S..

Win 7 (SP1) 68%
Win Vista (SP2) 1%
Uninstall it 1%
Keep it 99%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 70.21%
Windows 10 26.24%
Windows XP 2.13%
Windows Vista 1.42%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 33.33%
Windows 7 Ultimate 19.15%
Windows 7 Professional 16.31%
Windows 8.1 Pro 7.80%
Windows 8 Pro with Media ... 3.55%
Windows 8.1 3.55%

Distribution by countryGeography

68.45% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 68.45%
  Canada 4.81%
  United Kingdom 4.81%
  France 3.21%
  Germany 2.67%
  Finland 2.14%
  Australia 1.60%
  Netherlands 1.60%
  Brazil 1.07%
  DK 1.07%
  Italy 1.07%
  Japan 1.07%
  Norway 1.07%
  Thailand 1.07%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 20.29%
Dell 13.04%
Hewlett-Packard 10.14%
ASUS 8.70%
Alienware 5.80%
Lenovo 4.35%
MSI 2.90%
Toshiba 2.90%
American Megatrends 2.90%
Common models
Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3 3.13%
MSI MS-7681 3.13%
ASUSTeK K53SV 3.13%
ThirdWave Corporation Pri... 1.04%
TOSHIBA Satellite S855D 1.04%
TOSHIBA Satellite L755 1.04%


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