BearShare

BearShare

Average User Rating:
3.4
out of 723 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    9.01
  • Total Downloads:
    29,234,841
  • Date Added:
    Jul. 03, 2010
  • Price:
    Free

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  • Current Version

    1.7

    out of 32 votes

    • 5 star 1
    • 4 star 3
    • 3 star 4
    • 2 star 2
    • 1 star 22
  • All Versions

    3.4

    out of 723 votes

    • 5 star 292
    • 4 star 119
    • 3 star 71
    • 2 star 37
    • 1 star 204
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3 stars

"It takes time to learn to use it safely"

May 08, 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 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 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 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 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 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 stars

"The wost download service"

July 02, 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 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 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 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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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher MusicLab
Publisher web site http://www.bearshare.com/
Release Date July 03, 2010
Date Added July 03, 2010
Version 9.01
Category
Category Internet Software
Subcategory P2P & File-Sharing Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP, Windows, Windows Vista
Additional Requirements Windows Media Player 9.0
Download Information
File Size 2.27MB
File Name gettorchmusic.php
Popularity
Total Downloads 29,234,841
Downloads Last Week 258
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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