Shareaza

Shareaza

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
3.6
out of 582 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.3.1
  • Total Downloads:
    4,171,822
  • Date Added:
    Jan. 08, 2008
  • Price:
    Free

Editors' Review

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Although the bigger names in the P2P world still maintain the lion's share of users, several smaller entities have popped up. These programs appeal to those fed up with the fluff and third-party software often found in the more popular applications.

Shareaza is focused and lean, with a gorgeous interface and connections to the Gnutella2, Gnutella, eDonkey, and BitTorrent networks. It's also handsome and easy to use; we had no trouble quickly figuring out how to search, check our network status, and customize the interface through a healthy choice of skins. Search results were extremely fast, although we wish each new search automatically spawned a new tab. Shareaza also has a decent built-in media player for common audio and video formats. Other features include a chat client and the ability to schedule transfers.

The file-management system, with a slew of folders divided and subdivided into all sorts of categories, may overwhelm novices, though seasoned file-sharers probably won't have that much trouble. Overall, though, Shareaza's design, performance, and trim size provide make it a nice choice for peer-to-peer users.

 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    3.5

    out of 43 votes

    • 5 star 17
    • 4 star 9
    • 3 star 4
    • 2 star 4
    • 1 star 9
  • All Versions

    3.6

    out of 582 votes

    • 5 star 241
    • 4 star 116
    • 3 star 75
    • 2 star 49
    • 1 star 101
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2 stars

"good for searching and looks ok"

December 10, 2008  |  By Kingville

 |  Version: Shareaza 2.3.1

Pros

good for searching

Cons

downloading

Summary

to search for a file is ok, but to download a file takes too long even on a T1

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3 stars

"im still using some serches are not found"

December 08, 2008  |  By sammyred

 |  Version: Shareaza 2.3.1

Pros

quite quick downlods when found althought others take all day sometime s days

Cons

some download files take far to long and too many junk files with serches

Summary

as i said above too much junk files with serches aqnd slow dowloads

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4 stars

"IT TAKES SOME TIME, BUT IT WORKS"

October 26, 2008  |  By doxford

 |  Version: Shareaza 2.3.1

Pros

I LIKE THIS PRODUCT. I HOPE IT REMAINS FREEWARE, IT WORKS AND IWOULD LIKE TO SEE IT CONTINUE WORKING

Cons

TAKES TOO MUCH TIME AND LEAVES ITEMS SUSPENDED TOO LONG

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5 stars

"Best program ever!!!"

October 22, 2008  |  By stoopie

 |  Version: Shareaza 2.3.1

Pros

shareaza is just great, I have been using the program for many years.... It's fast and there is a bittorrent function included..... I will never use another program...

Cons

No cons, the program is just great!

Summary

Many people are complaing, just because they downloaded the one from shareaza dot com, which is a hijacked version.... Dont go there, they will install malware on your system..... Download from this one here or go to shareaza.sourceforge dot net.

I promise you will love the real shareaza

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1 stars

"this sucks"

October 21, 2008  |  By raviespd1

 |  Version: Shareaza 2.3.1

Pros

searches for music files very quickly

Cons

once downloaded I couldn't play the music

Summary

U right click the file or click the play icon and it refers u to the library. when u get there and click the download (in this case a song) it will not play. so after 2 days I just said forget it and deleted the program.

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4 stars

"ver 2.4.0 - dwnld 50-200kbs, choices, eliminates fraud"

October 16, 2008  |  By awarren1

 |  Version: Shareaza 2.3.1

Pros

simple interface, easy redistribution of files, good speed, good blocking of bad content and bad sites

Cons

Appears Shareaza not as fast as Frostwire or Limewire (maybe?), but much less buggy than Frostwire and more configurable. Limewire you need to pay for Pro to get speed boost.

Summary

I have used Kazaa, Shareaza, Limewire, Frostwire and others. I have come back to Shareaza.

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5 stars

"better than limewire in interface and downloadble image"

September 26, 2008  |  By moey123456789

 |  Version: Shareaza 2.3.1

Pros

this program is way betta then lime wire because lime wire lacks of options . in this program it displays much more plus betta doenloadble skill and more protecton onspyware eg u can c if it is a virus so download this program than lime wire

Cons

few but better than lime wire

cons would be ;# FIRE WALL protection risks affecting download and internet speed,
#MORE HACKING RISKS as in turing off fire wall for better downloading effects

Summary

its ok but i preefer this instead of lime wire

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1 stars

"Waste of space"

September 23, 2008  |  By anoceanbetween

 |  Version: Shareaza 2.3.1

Pros

Pretty easy to navigate. Easy to change themes. That's about it.

Cons

The first file I downloaded was a trojan. I couldn't tell if files were MP3 or video. It was SUPER slow. Not worth crashing my computer over just to download a song.

Summary

Just use LimeWire. You can find just about anything on there. It's fast, easy to use. However, like with any program, exercise caution on what you download. Bottom line - It beats any other P2P program I've ever used.

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2 stars

"Get utorrent instead."

September 16, 2008  |  By stevefrancissr

 |  Version: Shareaza 2.3.1

Pros

I cannot think of any pros

Cons

Viruses ; got rid of them easily though.

Summary

The product works but utorrent is better

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1 stars

"could be better"

September 15, 2008  |  By johntrumble32773

 |  Version: Shareaza 2.3.1

Pros

its nice to look at

Cons

it can't find any of the olde stuff, and if it does it doesn't download, i think i'll stick with limewire

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 2.3.1
Version 2.3.1 is a bug fixing release.
General
Publisher Shareaza
Publisher web site http://shareaza.sourceforge.net
Release Date January 08, 2008
Date Added January 08, 2008
Version 2.3.1
Category
Category Internet Software
Subcategory P2P & File-Sharing Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows Me, Windows XP, Windows 98, Windows, Windows 2000, Windows 95
Additional Requirements Windows 95/98/Me/2000/XP
Download Information
File Size 6.6MB
File Name UNKNOWN
Popularity
Total Downloads 4,171,822
Downloads Last Week 241
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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