Shareaza

Shareaza

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

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.5
  • Total Downloads:
    4,171,822
  • Date Added:
    October 31, 2009
  • File Size:
    6.6MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    241
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows NT/2000/XP/2003/Vista

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

    2.8

    out of 9 votes

    • 5 star 2
    • 4 star 2
    • 3 star 0
    • 2 star 2
    • 1 star 3
  • 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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5 stars

"probably the best non torrent file sharer!"

January 12, 2010  |  By SparkyFlary

 |  Version: Shareaza 2.5

Pros

For data and non torrent stuff, I've tried many alternatives such as Limewire, Frostwire, etc. but this thing connects to 3 networks instead of just one and is the best one I've used.

Cons

There's another version that's fake. Shareaza is not very good when it comes to torrents.

Summary

Get this and combine with PeerBlock for protection against companies and spam. Also, be careful where you download this from. Make sure you get it from sourceforge because there's a suckier version lurking around. I'm sure that's why most people here gave it a low rating.

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2 stars

"Not very good never worked"

December 05, 2009  |  By burns13

 |  Version: Shareaza 2.5

Pros

It never worked so no comment

Cons

Never worked as I have already writen

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4 stars

"easy to use and under stand"

December 04, 2009  |  By paul-55

 |  Version: Shareaza 2.5

Pros

most files downloaded worked ok

Cons

down load very slow but could be at my end

Summary

i like it because easy to get round menus simple finding files handy

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4 stars

"It's a good program I can download my music from."

December 02, 2009  |  By obscenepinkpetunia

 |  Version: Shareaza 2.5

Pros

I can get almost any song I'm looking for.

Cons

I can't get every single song I look for in the format I want it.

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1 stars

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November 25, 2009  |  By will_he

 |  Version: Shareaza 2.5

Pros

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Cons

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Summary

ok this program sucks it really sucks i installed it and it crased my pc I NEED TO KNOW WHOS GOING TO FIX MY PC OR BUY MY A NEW ONE DO NOT GET THIS PROGRAM i have been up foe 2 days now trying to fix my pc cuz this program really messed up my pc i mad as hell so if you want your pc crashed like mine go ahead and get it BUT I SAY NO GET RID OF IT NOW IF YOU HAVE IT get rid of ot now

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1 stars

"still sucks"

November 20, 2009  |  By wjm1663

 |  Version: Shareaza 2.5

Pros

it uninstalled fairly smoothly, and I suppose suicidal shut-ins may like the ridiculous chat feature. boatloads of bad porn if you like tranny sex

Cons

bit torrent/vuze is the file sharing utility with actual content to download, this is garbage, and its buggy to boot. program constantly whines about firewalls, and chat moderator is a gay nazi

Summary

still the worst P2P utility available.^^goto:/cerberus@goatsex.org/farmpics

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2 stars

"Version 2.4 was better, this version is just slow"

November 19, 2009  |  By tony0964

 |  Version: Shareaza 2.5

Pros

The program is a good program, connects to 3 different P2P networks, and has large range of files. It used to be light and functional.

Cons

It automatically adds your My Documents folder to share.
It automatically starts hashing of your My Documents folder
Buttons become non-functional because of the hashing.

Summary

It AUTOMATICALLY adds your My Documents folder to the shared folder list. Why? I always had the impression the My Documents folder is a private folder with personal and work files. Nothing to be shared there... Then I try to remove it, but the hashing has already begun, and it seems to use up 100% of the CPU (Pentium 4 Prescott 3GHz). So the buttons in Shareaza become not functional (because there's no CPU left). Boy what a mess...

So now I am uninstalling it and re-installing version 2.4.0.0

Version 2.5 is a disappointment

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5 stars

"Excellent, no problems"

November 08, 2009  |  By swalk09

 |  Version: Shareaza 2.5

Pros

Works smoother, with a better interface than Lime Wire. Has access to Gutella2 and eDonkey, so has a larger variety to choose from.

Cons

Nothing so far.

Summary

Lime Wire and MP3 rocket are dead to me!

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1 stars

"Subject was a wall..."

November 06, 2009  |  By Senfoni1

 |  Version: Shareaza 2.5

Pros

It was a good program

Cons

It was a good programme but I didn't use it. Problem was a wall...

Summary

I download a few songs. Because there was a wall... And I didn't use it. I created account to ''Sourge Forge''...But I didn't do anythink...So, I deleted ''Shareaza 2.5''...

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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher Shareaza
Publisher web site http://shareaza.sourceforge.net
Release Date October 31, 2009
Date Added October 31, 2009
Version 2.5
Category
Category Internet Software
Subcategory P2P & File-Sharing Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows NT, Windows 2003, Windows, Windows 2000
Additional Requirements None
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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