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What percent of users and experts removed it?
8% remove it92% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #18,062
United States Rank #17,684
Reach 0.0150%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 22.97 days
610.37 days >
Average installed length: 320.70 days


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. 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 programs's main executable is shareaza.exe and has been seen to consume an average CPU of less than one percent, and utilizes about 39.34 MB of memory. It also adds an icon to the Windows notifications area in order to provide access to the program. The software installer includes 35 files and is usually about 24.84 MB (26,045,895 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 8. While about 38% of users of Shareaza come from the United States, it is also popular in France and Brazil.

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: 24.84 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Shareaza

Program executable:shareaza.exe
Shareaza Ultimate File Sharing
Path:C:\Program Files\shareaza\shareaza.exe
Taskbar:Displays an icon in the notification area
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
  • Shareaza_2.5.5.0_Win32.exe - Shareaza Ultimate File Sharing
  • 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
  • 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
  • libgfl340.dll (by XnView) - GFL SDK

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Internet Explorer BHOs
  • RazaWebHook64.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}.
  • 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}.
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:\CreativesFiles\Shareaza.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:39.34 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0024211731%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00180371%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00061746%
0.015104% average
70 average
I/O reads/min:694.84 KB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:683.21 KB
105.02 KB average

How do I remove Shareaza?

Quickly and completely remove Shareaza from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, 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: 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: 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) 64%
Win Vista 0%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 8%
Keep it 92%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 70.28%
Windows 8 12.26%
Windows XP 8.49%
Windows Vista 8.02%
Windows Server 2003 0.94%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 37.62%
Windows 7 Ultimate 15.71%
Windows 7 Professional 12.38%
Microsoft Windows XP 9.05%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 5.24%
Windows 8 3.33%

Distribution by countryGeography

38.33% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 38.33%
  France 11.25%
  Brazil 7.92%
  Netherlands 5.00%
  Canada 4.17%
  Germany 4.17%
  United Kingdom 4.17%
  Italy 2.92%
  Belgium 2.50%
  MA 1.67%
  Spain 1.25%
  Austria 0.83%
  Australia 0.83%
  Switzerland 0.83%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 24.80%
Acer 20.80%
Dell 16.00%
ASUS 9.60%
Samsung 6.40%
Toshiba 4.00%
American Megatrends 2.40%
MSI 2.40%
Intel 1.60%
NEC 1.60%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 7.55%
Dell Inspiron N5110 2.83%
Dell MM061 1.89%
Gateway DX4300 1.89%
Samsung 355V4C/355V4X/355... 1.89%
Hewlett-Packard s5743w 0.94%


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