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  • All versions:

    3.4 stars

    out of 723 votes

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    • 3 star: 71
    • 2 star: 37
    • 1 star: 204
  • Current version:

    1.7 stars

    out of 32 votes

    • 5 star: 1
    • 4 star: 3
    • 3 star: 4
    • 2 star: 2
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  • 3.0 stars

    "It takes time to learn to use it safely"

    May 8, 2012  |   By andrewchrist43

    Version: BearShare 9.01

    Pros

    The song library is rich.
    The sharing tool is effective.
    It exposes you to P2P network of BearShare that is wide.
    Updates are pretty frequent and regular.
    It is free.
    Legally safe to use.

    Cons

    It can harm your PC with malware if it is not duly protected.
    The installation may affect the processing speed of your system.
    Some unique songs may not be found on the network. It depends on chance indeed. If you find peers matching to your taste, it's good; else you may not enjoy it—especially for the offbeat genres.

    Summary

    Having no protection against malware will be risky to use BearShare. But if you are duly protected you can jump into the ocean of music right away. For me it has served for last seven months well to cater to my needs.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Very Intrusive Software"

    November 25, 2011  |   By rosspatt

    Version: BearShare 9.01

    Pros

    I wish that I could list one

    Cons

    this program causes more problems than it is worth using

    Summary

    Find another program. Stay away from Bearshare.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "DANGEROUS, SOMEONE NEEDS TO STOP BEARSHARE!"

    November 24, 2011  |   By ccowboy32

    Version: BearShare 9.01

    Pros

    ABSOLUTELY NONE

    Cons

    WILL NOT LET YOU SEARCH FOR SONG, ONLY ARTIST! ALL MUSIC DOWNLOADS HAVE LOCKS ON THEM PREVENTING YOU FROM USING THEM ON ANOTHER PROGRAM! wILL NOT LET YOU UNINSTALL PROGRAM. tAKES OVER YOUR WHOLE COMPUTER! INVASIVE TO THE POINT IT COULD READ YOUR WHOLE HARD DRIVE AND MEMORY!

    Summary

    CRAP, DANGEROUS SOFTWARE! HAD TO PAY 20.00 BUCKS TO BUY BEARSHARE REMOVAL TOOL FROM A COMPANY IN RUSSIA! DON'T DOWNLOAD DON'T DOWNLOAD DON'T DOWNLOD DON'T DOWNLOAD

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  • 1.0 stars

    "DO NOT DOWNLOAD THIS F'ING GARBAGE!"

    November 16, 2011  |   By Bearshare_hater

    Version: BearShare 9.01

    Pros

    The one good thing about this software is that it's not on my computer anymore.

    Cons

    Loads all kinds of garbage on your computer that it doesn't tell you about beforehand and then makes it really difficult to remove it all. It also changes all your browser settings including changing your homepage and toolbars and then won't let you change them back.

    Summary

    Only download it if you like giant virus-like programs on your computer.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Show as a virus"

    October 22, 2011  |   By gunnerds

    Version: BearShare 9.01

    Pros

    None. Avast anti-virus shows the install program to host a worm.

    Cons

    I can not and will not run this due to the chance it could have a worm or some other type of virus.

    Summary

    Not safe.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Viral properties"

    October 12, 2011  |   By hollieroo

    Version: BearShare 9.01

    Pros

    You can download music and listen virtually to your music selections with the option to purchase for personal use.

    Cons

    In the event that you decide to remove the program from your computer the LLC makes it complicated. They have poor 'helpdesk' response time, and you are not given specifics as to how to manually remove the product.

    Even after you remove the program from your system there are hidden files and cookies that you have to take the time to find and remove. In all honesty, it took me forever since I had no clue what to look for.

    Remember to remove the toolbar from your browsers -- all of your browsers. When you delete one the cookies attach themselves to another. Its a nightmare.

    Here's a thought...if you want to listen to music virtually use Jango, and if you want to download MP3's use Amazon.

    Cheers!

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  • 1.0 stars

    "The wost download service"

    July 2, 2011  |   By dougp3104

    Version: BearShare 9.01

    Pros

    There aren't any. They are the worst.

    Cons

    These people don't sell music for you to keep. They make you buy a license so that you can keep listening to music you have downloaded fro their site. It is easier to buy the cds from Amazon.

    Summary

    These people are ripoffs. They are stealing your money.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Their music pro service is TERRIBLE"

    June 22, 2011  |   By doodlebug7151

    Version: BearShare 9.01

    Pros

    MusicLabs who take payment for bearshare users love taking you money!!!

    Cons

    I had downloaded a few songs they would not burn to a CD nor go on an iphone. So I lodged a complaint with paypal to have my money refuned but of course MUSICLABS has not refunded the money nor answered any emails

    Summary

    STAY FAR AWAY FROM BEARSHARE BECAUSE IF THERE IS A PROBLEM THEY JUST WANT YOUR MONEY THEY DONT EVEN WANT TO EMAIL THE BUYER. BUT I WILL GIVE THEM ENOUGH BAD PRESS IT WILL BE WORTH THE 1095 I LOST

    Updated on Jun 22, 2011

    DO NOT EVEN GO NEAR BEARSHARE THE SERVICE SUCKS PLUS WITH SUCKY SERVICE THEY ALSO WANT TO KEEP YOUR MONEY

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  • 1.0 stars

    "It is crap"

    June 20, 2011  |   By phishbowl14

    Version: BearShare 9.01

    Pros

    Pro's ? What pros?

    Cons

    I can not get rid of the icon of the bear. It was a ***** getting rid of the toolbar

    Summary

    It sucks and sucks and sucks

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  • 5.0 stars

    "they must have improved, eh?"

    June 19, 2011  |   By gutwrencher

    Version: BearShare 9.01

    Pros

    millions of hard to find tracks and complete albums. I found Happy the Man for crying out loud! HTM was not even on Limewire. For those that say there is little music, you must be looking for crap.

    Cons

    tool bar issue sucked but I had no issues with disabling it and I use Google Chrome. I have had to treat lots of cookies form BS but my antispyblocker cleans them every time.

    Summary

    Advice to most of you: Get a better spybllocker, anti virus and a damn good firewall. Seriously, this is NOT the devil. It's an angel with musical wings but you need to know what the hell you're doing. I downloaded 98 sindgs and 5 albums in about 2 hours. Paid for nothing. There are some tracks that are .99 that I want....so what. 95% of what I want is free.

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