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Average installed length: 471.71 days


2.1.8-Build#3042 100.00%

Ares 2.1.8

What is Ares?  (from Ares Development Group)

Ares is a free open source file sharing program that enables users to share any digital file including images, audio, video, software, documents, etc. You may now easily publish your files through the Ares peer to peer network. As a member of the virtual community, you can search and download just about any file shared...  Read more


Ares 2.1.8 is a program developed by Ares Development Group. Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). 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 programs's main executable is Ares.exe and has been seen to consume an average CPU of less than one percent, and utilizes about 8.25 MB of memory. It also adds an icon to the Windows notifications area in order to provide access to the program. The software installer includes 17 files and is usually about 6.88 MB (7,219,181 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 7. While about 23% of users of Ares come from Brazil, it is also popular in Spain and the United States.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: aresgalaxy.sourceforge.net
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\ares
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Ares\uninstall.exe"
Estimated size: 6.88 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Ares 2.1.8

Program executable:Ares.exe
Name:Ares p2p for windows
Path:C:\Program Files\ares\Ares.exe
Taskbar:Displays an icon in the notification area
ares.exe is the main user interface process for the Ares p2p program.
Additional files:
  • chatclient.exe - Ares ChatClient for windows
  • Ares.exe - Ares p2p for windows
  • chatServer.exe - Ares Chat Server
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall
  • Uninstall.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

3 Scheduled Tasks
  • Ares.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{77C3211E-B504-46A8-A67D-6D4E25CEB70E}' (runs on registration).
  • chatServer.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{37D3EC0A-6273-4D20-8CE2-CC6294CAA141}' (runs on registration).
  • Uninstall.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{AB1EB00E-616A-4FF6-9617-B8266EA3B728}' (runs on registration).
  • chatServer.exe runs as a service named 'Ares Chatroom server' (AresChatServer) "Hosts your chatroom on the Ares network.".
2 Startup Files (User Run)
  • chatServer.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'AresChatServer' and executes as C:\Program Files\Ares\chatServer.exe.
  • Ares.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'ares' and executes as "C:\Program Files\Ares\Ares.exe" -h.
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • Ares.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'ares' which loads as "C:\Program Files2\Ares\Ares.exe" -h.
3 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • Ares.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Ares\Ares.exe'.
  • chatServer.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Ares\chatServer.exe'.
  • Uninstall.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Ares\Uninstall.exe'.
Network connections
  • Ares.exe connects to 96.red.144.61.37.procono.es ( port 34715).
  • Ares.exe connects to (port 42773).
  • Ares.exe connects to bb25f0f8.virtua.com.br ( port 53011).
  • Ares.exe connects to 201-212-95-86.cab.prima.net.ar ( port 16582).
  • Ares.exe connects to CHARLES-0J3BNYI ( port 22897).

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:8.25 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0031125589%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00152940%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00158316%
0.015104% average

How do I remove Ares?

You can uninstall Ares 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 Ares 2.1.8, 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 Ares.

Win 7 (SP1) 66%
Win 7 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 2%
Keep it 98%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 78.04%
Windows XP 11.79%
Windows 10 5.28%
Windows Vista 4.80%
Windows Server 2003 0.10%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 27.27%
Windows 7 Ultimate 26.17%
Microsoft Windows XP 11.70%
Windows 7 Professional 8.40%
Windows 7 Home Basic 7.98%
Windows 7 Starter 7.31%

Distribution by countryGeography

22.87% of installs come from Brazil
Which countries install it?
  Brazil 22.87%
  Spain 17.28%
  United States 12.06%
  Mexico 10.67%
  Argentina 9.84%
  Colombia 2.82%
  Venezuela 2.50%
  Turkey 2.03%
  Chile 1.89%
  Italy 1.89%
  MA 1.39%
  Poland 1.20%
  Canada 1.16%
  Peru 1.16%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 28.21%
Acer 22.83%
Dell 12.85%
Samsung 8.77%
ASUS 6.77%
Toshiba 4.95%
Lenovo 3.99%
American Megatrends 2.26%
Intel 2.17%
Sahara 0.95%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 5.14%
Positivo MOBILE 3.67%
HP G42 Notebook PC 3.30%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.30%
HP Pavilion g4 Notebook P... 3.12%
Samsung 300E4A/300E5A/300... 2.57%


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