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What percent of users and experts removed it?
6% remove it94% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #36,725
United States Rank #39,948
Reach 0.0030%


VersionDistribution 100.00%


What is Shareaza?  (from Shareaza Development Team)

Shareaza is a peer-to-peer client for Windows that allows you to download any file-type found on several popular P2P networks. Shareaza can connect to up to 4 separate Peer-to-Peer networks, providing access to hundreds of thousands of diverse users, all from one single program. You can download/upload from these net...  Read more


Shareaza is a program developed by Shareaza Development Team. Upon installation, it defines an auto-start registry entry which allows the program run on each boot for the user which installed it. It adds a Browser Helper Object (BHO) to Internet Explorer. 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 shareaza.exe. The software installer includes 33 files and is usually about 19.78 MB (20,745,761 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 33% of users of Shareaza come from the United States, it is also popular in Brazil and France.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: shareaza.sourceforge.net
Help link: shareaza.sourceforge.net/?id=support
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Shareaza\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Shareaza\Uninstall\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 19.78 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Shareaza

Program executable:shareaza.exe
Shareaza Ultimate File Sharing
Path:C:\Program Files\shareaza\shareaza.exe
Additional files:
  • 7ZipBuilder.dll - Shareaza (7-Zip Builder)
  • DocumentReader.dll - Shareaza Document Reader Plugin
  • GFLImageServices.dll - GFL Image Service Plugin
  • GFLLibraryBuilder.dll - GFL Library Builder Plugin
  • HashLib.dll - HashLib DLL
  • ImageViewer.dll - Shareaza Image Viewer Plugin
  • MediaImageServices.exe - Media Image Services Plugin
  • MediaLibraryBuilder.exe - Media Library Builder Plugin
  • MediaPlayer.exe - Shareaza Media Player
  • Preview.dll - Shareaza Preview Plugin
  • RARBuilder.dll - RAR Builder
  • RatDVDReader.dll - Shareaza RatDVD Reader Plugin
  • RazaWebHook32.dll - Shareaza Web Download Hook
  • RazaWebHook64.dll
  • RegExp.dll - Regular Expression Library
  • Skin.exe - Shareaza Skin Installer
  • SkinScanSKS.dll - Shareaza Skin Metadata Extractor
  • sqlite3.dll - SQLite3 Library
  • SWFPlugin.dll - SWF Library Builder & Image Service Plugins
  • TorrentWizard.exe - Shareaza Torrent Wizard
  • VirusTotal.dll - VirusTotal plugin for Shareaza
  • WindowsThumbnail.exe - Windows Thumbnail plugin for Shareaza
  • ZIPBuilder.dll - ZIP Builder
  • unrar.dll (by Alexander Roshal) - RAR decompression library
  • BugTrap.dll (by IntelleSoft) - BugTrap dynamic link library
  • bzlib.dll (by Julian Seward) - bzlib DLL
  • GeoIP.dll (by MaxMind) - GeoIP Dynamic Link Library
  • zlibwapi.dll (by Jean-loup Gailly & Mark Adler) - zlib data compression library

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • RazaWebHook32.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Shareaza Web Download Hook' with the class of {0EEDB912-C5FA-486F-8334-57288578C627}.
Scheduled Task
  • Shareaza.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{A69A1CD2-53B2-4162-B8A8-E3014E60EDB3}' (runs on registration).
Startup File (User Run)
  • Shareaza.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Shareaza' and executes as "C:\Program Files\Shareaza\Shareaza.exe" -tray.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • Shareaza.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Shareaza\Shareaza.exe'.

How do I remove Shareaza?

You can uninstall Shareaza 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 Shareaza, 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 Shareaza.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by Shareaza you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Win 7 (SP1) 60%
Win 7 2%
Auto-starting? 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 61.67%
Windows 10 16.67%
Windows XP 11.67%
Windows Vista 10.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 38.33%
Microsoft Windows XP 11.67%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 10.00%
Windows 7 Professional 10.00%
Windows 8.1 10.00%
Windows 7 Ultimate 6.67%

Distribution by countryGeography

33.33% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 33.33%
  Brazil 13.04%
  France 13.04%
  Germany 10.14%
  Canada 5.80%
  Netherlands 4.35%
  Belgium 2.90%
  Norway 2.90%
  Philippines 2.90%
  United Kingdom 2.90%
  TT 1.45%
  MA 1.45%
  South Africa 1.45%
  Australia 1.45%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 38.46%
Acer 30.77%
Lenovo 7.69%
American Megatrends 7.69%
Dell 5.13%
Intel 2.56%
Gateway 2.56%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 4.08%
Hewlett-Packard Presario ... 4.08%
TOSHIBA Satellite L300 2.04%
Hewlett-Packard p7-1054 2.04%
Hewlett-Packard p6-2016de 2.04%


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