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Ares 2.1.5

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 2.1.5 is a software program developed by Ares Development Group. It adds registry entry for the current user which will allow the program to automatically start each time it is rebooted. Upon being installed, the software adds a Windows Service which is designed to run continuously in the background. Manually stopping the service has been seen to cause the program to stop functing properly. 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 setup package generally installs about 8 files and is usually about 4.4 MB (4,614,611 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows XP. While about 18% of users of Ares come from Spain, it is also popular in the United States and Brazil.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: aresgalaxy.sourceforge.net
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\ares
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Ares\uninstall.exe"
Estimated size: 4.4 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Ares 2.1.5

  • Ares.exe - Ares p2p for windows
  • chatclient.exe - Ares Chat Client
  • chatServer.exe - Ares Chat Server
  • unins000.exe - Inno Setup (Setup/Uninstall)
  • Uninstall.exe
  • bass.dll (by Un4seen Developments) - BASS
  • BeJeweled 2 Deluxe.exe (by Indigo Rose http://www.indigorose.com) - setup (Setup Factory 6.0 Setup Launcher)
  • libfaad2.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • Ares.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{C05FEB76-DC7E-41E8-A3CE-3135D5E96DCB}' (runs on registration).
  • chatServer.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{37D3EC0A-6273-4D20-8CE2-CC6294CAA141}' (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.
2 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'.

How do I remove Ares?

Quickly and completely remove Ares 2.1.5 from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, 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: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Ares 2.1.5, 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 Ares.

Win 7 (SP1) 46%
Win 7 1%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 9%
Keep it 91%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 64.91%
Windows XP 20.47%
Windows Vista 12.87%
Windows 8 1.75%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 26.90%
Windows 7 Home Premium 25.73%
Microsoft Windows XP 20.47%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 9.36%
Windows 7 Home Basic 5.85%
Windows 7 Professional 3.51%

Distribution by countryGeography

18.03% of installs come from Spain
Which countries install it?
  Spain 18.03%
  United States 17.49%
  Brazil 15.85%
  Argentina 12.57%
  Mexico 8.20%
  Colombia 3.83%
  MA 3.28%
  Italy 3.28%
  Venezuela 2.73%
  Poland 2.19%
  United Kingdom 2.19%
  Canada 1.64%
  Chile 1.09%
  Panama 1.09%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 32.11%
Hewlett-Packard 18.35%
Dell 13.76%
Toshiba 7.34%
Lenovo 5.50%
Samsung 3.67%
ASUS 3.67%
American Megatrends 2.75%
Sony 2.75%
Intel 1.83%
Sahara 1.83%
Common models
Dell Inspiron 1545 2.97%
Gigabyte G41MT-S2P 1.98%
Acer Aspire one 1.98%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 1.98%
HP Pavilion dv4 Notebook ... 1.98%
Positivo Positivo M... 1.98%


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