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What percent of users and experts removed it?
1% remove it99% keep it
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How common is it?
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Lifespan of installation (until removal)
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Average installed length: 525.56 days


2.1.7-Build#3041 100.00%

Ares 2.1.7

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 2.1.7 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 main program executable is Ares.exe. The software installer includes 28 files and is usually about 7.05 MB (7,393,012 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows XP. While about 18% 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: 7.05 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Ares 2.1.7

Program executable:Ares.exe
Name:Ares p2p for windows
Path:C:\Program Files\ares\Ares.exe
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 - 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).
  • Ares.exe connects to (port 16401).

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 2.1.7, 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) 60%
Win 7 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 1%
Keep it 99%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 72.95%
Windows XP 14.91%
Windows Vista 8.41%
Windows 10 3.73%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 29.10%
Windows 7 Ultimate 23.75%
Microsoft Windows XP 14.58%
Windows 7 Home Basic 7.00%
Windows 7 Professional 6.66%
Windows 7 Starter 5.92%

Distribution by countryGeography

18.07% of installs come from Brazil
Which countries install it?
  Brazil 18.07%
  Spain 16.94%
  United States 16.08%
  Argentina 10.33%
  Mexico 10.11%
  Italy 3.34%
  Colombia 3.28%
  Venezuela 2.21%
  Turkey 1.83%
  Poland 1.61%
  Canada 1.56%
  Chile 1.45%
  Peru 1.29%
  Uruguay 1.18%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 28.63%
Acer 22.97%
Dell 15.86%
Toshiba 6.59%
ASUS 5.15%
Samsung 4.33%
Intel 3.50%
American Megatrends 3.19%
Lenovo 2.47%
Sahara 1.13%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 6.57%
HP G42 Notebook PC 4.31%
Positivo MOBILE 3.90%
HP G62 Notebook PC 3.49%
HP Pavilion dv5 Notebook ... 3.29%
HP Pavilion g4 Notebook P... 2.26%


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