Ares Galaxy

Ares Galaxy

Average User Rating:
3.2
out of 58 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.2.1
  • Total Downloads:
    1,831,196
  • Date Added:
    January 23, 2013
  • File Size:
    3.41MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    718
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows NT/2000/XP/Vista/7

Editors' Note: You will be taken to a third-party site to complete your download. Using P2P and file-sharing software to distribute copyrighted material without authorization is illegal in the United States and many other countries. CBS Interactive does not encourage or condone the illegal duplication or distribution of copyrighted content.

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1 stars

"Ares is terrible. They lie."

July 26, 2014  |  By bruceanderson

 |  Version: Ares Galaxy 2.2.8

Pros

None at all. The older version used to work well. It doesn't now. And, they will not help you if you have problems.

Cons

My computer crashed 3 times. Each time, Ares forced me to buy a new membership and would not recognize payments made for "lifetime" membership. Now, they've changed, so that mostly, all you can download is an advertisement, telling you to pay $10/month in order to NOT download advertisements. Their top leadership stinks as they lied about lifetime membership. And, their tech support/customer relations people also stink, as they will not reestablish your "lifetime" membership if something happens and you cannot reconnect to Ares. Instead, they force you to buy the program again and again and again and again. They all stink and their program used to be good, but now it is as worthless as the people running the business. A pox on this program and its managers, staff and employees. Worthless - all of them!

Summary

Ares is a rip-off. They've designed a way to keep sucking money out of your pocket by changing software to make you buy "lifetime" memberships over and over and over again. Plus, you will only download advertisements now, unless you pay them an additional $10/month. Their company is built on lies, and their owners, managers, staff and employees are all trying to rip you off. They are a totally worthless company and cannot be trusted.

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5 stars

"Download it from aresgalaxy.sourceforge.net."

February 24, 2014  |  By FreedomPirate

 |  Version: Ares Galaxy 2.2.7

Pros

This is NOT the real Ares I know and love. download it from their official website above.

Very easy and effective search. Can search for and download from Ares itself without the need of using any torrent site. Best and fastest way to download any song. Also good for videos, software, etc. Nicely organized library.

Chat channels, live T.V. feature, internet radio.

You can play songs and videos while they are downloading to preview them. Helps avoid bad quality.

Ares is open source software and it will always be FREE.

Cons

Forces you to have an ugly folder on your desktop where your downloads go. Can't put the folder anywhere else, must be in desktop.

Summary

Easy, fast, effective, and free. Nice extra features.

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1 stars

"Ares is NOT FREE anymore"

January 15, 2014  |  By Otistonka

 |  Version: Ares Galaxy 2.2.6

Pros

None that I could find

Cons

The program appears to install fine, but ALL downloads play an advertisement for purchasing the software. Don't waste your time. This recently changed and is now useless.

Summary

Find another program. Don't waste your time with Ares Galaxy.

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1 stars

"What has happened to Ares?"

August 21, 2013  |  By rmwoolfe27

 |  Version: Ares Galaxy 2.2.4

Pros

I used to be able to find video and audio files with little problem.

Cons

Now, when I do a search for anything, it seems I just get my search terms parroted back to me. To test this, I searched for nonsense words my kids made up. Sure enough, I was shown several "search results" available for download, in lengths from 3 minutes to over 2 hours.

Summary

I understand copyright issues. But Ares has become worse than useless to me, except as an interface for viewing/listening to old files. I can use Windows Media player for that.

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3 stars

"Great Software...No So Great User Community."

July 17, 2013  |  By Smeaga31

 |  Version: Ares Galaxy 2.2.4

Pros

The Software is really nice. It installs easily. It's Easy to set up. Probably the easiest one to set I've tried. Very easy to navigate and even a novice to filesharing clients probably wouldn't even need to read a help file. It has a nice clean interface. My favorite is the Screen Tab/Function. From here you can watch online movies, Listen to radio and more! This function Works better than some of the programs out there made specifically for this purpose.

Cons

For me the Chat rooms aren't very good. The majority are in Spanish and filled with porn. Hardly anybody shares files. The files that are shared are usually not very good quality and usually not labeled correctly or some other problem exist. I have very good quality shares of over 10,000 items. In two days I didn't get one person trying to upload from me. Any other client and I would have people uploading in the first five minutes of going on. What are the people doing?

Summary

Great software, horrible sharing community. The only reason I keep this is for the screen function. I guess for file sharing however I'll keep Soulseek. When You go to a chat room and nobody is sharing files, The user avatars are partial nudes and all females are 18 or 21 years old....what's that tell you about the community? Simply a porn hub. What a shame.

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1 stars

"NOT RECOMMENDED!"

March 30, 2012  |  By NeoOfTheSith

 |  Version: Ares Galaxy 2.1.8

Pros

Downloads can be quick and the sorted library is nice.

Cons

There is a lot of child porn! DO NOT DOWNLOAD VIDEOS THAT DO NOT GIVE CLEAR DESCRIPTIONS!!! If the details on the video are not specific then DO NOT DOWNLOAD. I accidentally started downloading two videos which were HIGHLY INAPPROPRIATE! Thankfully I previewed the downloads before they finished and deleted them immediately!

Summary

It's probably best not to use this program. There are other methods of file sharing that give a clear idea of what you are downloading!

Updated on Feb 1, 2013

Also, I don't know if the files have been "cleaned up" since my initial review (I highly doubt it) but I still advise everybody to be EXTREMELY careful of what you download on this client.

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3 stars

"Doesn't do as good a job as Frostwire did on downloads"

March 26, 2012  |  By patrickmonagle

 |  Version: Ares Galaxy 2.1.8

Pros

Still looking

Cons

Does alot of searching and little download

Summary

I think I will try the other Ares Destiny.

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2 stars

"not so good for me"

March 10, 2012  |  By katly3877

 |  Version: Ares Galaxy 2.1.8

Pros

???? not really sure

Cons

the search finds many songs but after 5 hours of download time no song has actually been downloaded

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5 stars

"great for a non computer geek"

February 21, 2012  |  By trubble1

 |  Version: Ares Galaxy 2.1.8

Pros

Works quickly and finds everything I've looked for online

Cons

don't have any

Summary

great for the those who are computer illiterate; downloads are clean and have very few viruses

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4 stars

"works great"

February 10, 2012  |  By fwmillar

 |  Version: Ares Galaxy 2.1.8

Pros

i've found just about every song or movie i've looked for

Cons

starts slow sometimes

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General
Publisher Ares P2P Dev
Publisher web site http://sourceforge.net/users/aresgalaxy/
Release Date January 21, 2013
Date Added January 23, 2013
Version 2.2.1
Category
Category Internet Software
Subcategory P2P & File-Sharing Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows NT, Windows 2000, Windows
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 3.41MB
File Name UNKNOWN
Popularity
Total Downloads 1,831,196
Downloads Last Week 718
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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