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6% remove it94% keep it
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2.2.7 4.17%
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Ares 3.1


Ares 3.1 is a program developed by Official Ares. The most used version is 2.2.7, with over 4% of all installations currently using this version. 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 software installer includes 9 files and is usually about 6.69 MB (7,019,993 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 10. While about 58% of users of Ares come from the United States, it is also popular in Canada and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.officialares.com
Help link: www.officialares.com/faqs
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Ares\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Ares\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 6.69 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Ares 3.1

  • Ares.exe - Ares p2p for windows
  • chatServer.exe (by Ares Development Group) - Ares Chat Server
  • unins000.exe - Inno Setup (Setup/Uninstall)
  • Uninstall.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • Ares.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{99E43087-15BC-4EB1-B178-F0919E185E73}' (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)
  • 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.
  • 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.
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.
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'.
Network connections
  • 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:16.04 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0017994126%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00100628%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00079313%
0.015104% average

How do I remove Ares?

Quickly and completely remove Ares 3.1 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 3.1, 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) 63%
Win XP 4%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 6%
Keep it 94%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 70.83%
Windows 10 16.67%
Windows Vista 8.33%
Windows XP 4.17%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 60.87%
Windows 10 Home 17.39%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 4.35%
Windows 7 Professional 4.35%
Windows 7 Ultimate 4.35%
Microsoft Windows XP 4.35%

Distribution by countryGeography

58.06% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 58.06%
  Canada 16.13%
  United Kingdom 6.45%
  CW 3.23%
  Australia 3.23%
  Mexico 3.23%
  PR 3.23%
  Guatemala 3.23%
  Peru 3.23%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 36.36%
Toshiba 18.18%
Dell 13.64%
Acer 9.09%
Lenovo 4.55%
MSI 4.55%
Sony 4.55%
ASUS 4.55%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 9.52%
TOSHIBA Satellite P205 4.76%
TOSHIBA Satellite L505D 4.76%
TOSHIBA Satellite L500 4.76%
Sony VPCF136FM 4.76%
Micro-Star CR500 4.76%


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