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Should I remove Ares Plus?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
60% remove it40% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #39,759
Reach 0.0025%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 10.30 days
303.77 days >
Average installed length: 159.61 days


2.7.0 98.00%
2.3.5 2.00%

Ares Plus

What is Ares Plus?

Distributed by Onekit Internet S,L, this P2P program bundles additional software, most PUPs (potentially unwanted programs such as adware). It uses a 3rd-party download and install manager. From the Terms of Service: "The download is performed directly from the author’s website through a mechanism created by the company called downloader. Such downloader is not related nor belong to the author of the download and its aim is to perform a reliable download from the author's website. Sometimes, the downloaded software can be published within the electronic media which are property of this Web site, such as CD compilations or Software. Such electronic media may request you to create shortcuts or change the homepage to our Web site which is, by no means, related to the possibility of installing the downloaded software afterwards."

About  (from Onekit)

Ares Plus is an enhanced version of the famous file sharing program. Its connection and its compatibility with BitTorrent have been optimized greatly, to achieve faster downloads. Basically, Ares Plus integrates the set of tools that many Ares users always wanted to have. Some versions of Ares include these aspects, wh...  Read more
  • Malware detected in the program
  • Automatically starts with Windows
  • Known to include offers within the setup
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in Ares Plus.
AresPlus.exe (7570e3563c14f706c2f14dac6c3a09cc) has been flagged by the following 4 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
AVG 2014.0.3608 MalSign.Skodna.Bundle.bb4
Bkav FE HW32.Stranfom
Comodo Security 16966 Heur.Suspicious
VIPRE Antivirus 21624 Onekit Installer (fs)
Ares Plus has been seen bundling various 3rd party software during the installation process. Make sure to check for and remove unused programs.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: aresplus.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\ares plus
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Ares Plus\uninstall.exe"
Estimated size: 4.99 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Ares Plus

Program executable:AresPlus.exe (Malware detected)
Name:Ares Plus for windows
Path:C:\Program Files\ares plus\AresPlus.exe
  • Uninstall.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Startup File (User Run)
  • AresPlus.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'ares plus' and executes as "C:\Program Files\Ares Plus\AresPlus.exe" -h.

How do I remove Ares Plus?

You can uninstall Ares Plus 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 Plus, 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 Plus.
  4. If for some reason uninstallation fails, please install Microsoft's uninstall fixer utility which will help fix problems with programs that can't be uninstalled at support.microsoft.com.

Win 7 (SP1) 50%
Win 7 4%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 60%
Keep it 40%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 54.00%
Windows 10 28.00%
Windows Vista 10.00%
Windows XP 8.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 18.00%
Windows 7 Ultimate 14.00%
Windows 7 Professional 12.00%
Microsoft Windows XP 8.00%
Windows 8.1 8.00%
Windows 8 6.00%

Distribution by countryGeography

14.29% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 14.29%
  Spain 14.29%
  Argentina 12.24%
  Mexico 10.20%
  Italy 8.16%
  Uruguay 6.12%
  Canada 6.12%
  Brazil 4.08%
  France 4.08%
  Ecuador 4.08%
  Venezuela 4.08%
  Portugal 4.08%
  Dominican Republic 2.04%
  Germany 2.04%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 30.95%
Acer 23.81%
Samsung 11.90%
American Megatrends 7.14%
Lenovo 4.76%
Dell 4.76%
Sony 4.76%
Toshiba 2.38%
MSI 2.38%
Intel 2.38%
ASUS 2.38%
Common models
HP 650 Notebook PC 4.76%
TOSHIBA Satellite L745 2.38%
TOSHIBA Satellite L300 2.38%
Hewlett-Packard CQ1-1206L... 2.38%
Hewlett-Packard Compaq Pr... 2.38%
Hewlett-Packard Compaq 61... 2.38%


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