English | Deutsch


How to remove an Ares error


Ares.exe is a executable file (a program) for Windows. The filename extension .exe is the abbreviation for executable. Only run executable files from publishers you trust, because executable files can potentially change your computer settings or harm your computer. The free file information forum can help you determine if Ares.exe is a virus, trojan, spyware, or adware that you can remove, or a file belonging to a Windows system or an application you can trust.

Click to Run a Free Scan for Ares.exe related errors.


Ares.exe file information

The process known as Ares p2p for windows belongs to software Ares p2p for windows or Ares for windows or Ares Destiny or ZyGoVideo or Object Desktop (version 2008) by Ares Development Group (www.aresforact.com) or Official Ares.

Description: Ares.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 1,212,928 bytes (11% of all occurrences), 961,536 bytes and 57 more variants. http://www.file.net/process/ares.exe.html 
The file is not a Windows core file. The application listens for or sends data on open ports to a LAN or the Internet. Ares.exe is able to record inputs and manipulate other programs. Therefore the technical security rating is 32% dangerous, however also read the users reviews.
The software vendor offers the option to do the following:

  • ask Customer Support to assist you
  • check the vendor’s website for a newer version
  • completely remove Ares or Ares Destiny (Control Panel⇒Add/Remove programs)

Recommended: Identify Ares.exe related errors .

If Ares.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\, the security rating is 31% dangerous. The file size is 947,200 bytes (25% of all occurrences), 916,480 bytes, 947,712 bytes or 964,608 bytes. The file is not a Windows core file. The process is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run, HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run, HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders). Ares.exe is able to record inputs and manipulate other programs.
The software vendor offers the option to do the following:

  • ask Customer Support to assist you
  • check the vendor’s website for a newer version
  • completely remove Ares or EasyCleaner (Control Panel⇒Add/Remove programs)

If Ares.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Documents and Settings", the security rating is 59% dangerous. The file size is 897,024 bytes (25% of all occurrences), 6,291,456 bytes, 1,011,712 bytes or 961,024 bytes. The program is not visible. The Ares.exe file is not a Windows core file. Ares.exe is able to record inputs, manipulate other programs and monitor applications.
The software vendor offers the option to do the following:

  • ask Customer Support to assist you
  • check the vendor’s website for a newer version
  • completely remove Ares (Control Panel⇒Add/Remove programs)

External information from Paul Collins:

  • "ares" is not required to run at start up. Ares is "a Windows program that enables peer-to-peer file-sharing on the Ares P2P network. As a member of the P2P community you can search and download any file shared by other users. You can meet new friends in Ares chatrooms while you download"

Important: Some malware also uses the file name Ares.exe, for example Generic.dx (detected by McAfee), and Trojan Horse (detected by Symantec). Therefore, you should check the Ares.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.



Score

User Comments

This is a file for the filesharing program Ares. It can be dangerous if you download a file that is infected.
  Big Balla  
its a secure chat client with fileshareing and is based on mIRC.
  lhu  
p2p music download and file share
   
Peer To Peer Use at own Risk!!!
  Fatballs  
Peer To Peer. Like Kazaa, Morpheous, and the old Napster. You can download viruses if you are not careful.
  Steven Moseng   (further information)
file sharing program called Ares
   
p2p filesharing program, need i say more
  beaglex2  
Not a dangerous file just is sure to look at the file type size when downloading.
  Sota  
from a knowledge about peer to peer connection, it means it is not really secure procedure. just do it now if you can, next day your computer crashes. don't download it .
  HCV Computer Science Major  
Conflicts with Windows Vista UAC. Info on how to configure UAC at
  Skipper   (further information)
It lets you download everything I want
  jose mondragon  
Additional info on removal, and use with Windows Vista
  bryan   (further information)
Process for Ares P2P. Harmless aside from the fact that you can get a virus if you're not careful with who you download from.
   
doesn't have a help file bad but very good and fast downloads!
  bubbles101  
files can be mis-labelled.. you may download something that you did not want * USE WITH CARE*
  anon  
Its a p2p downloader that randomly downloads viruses and opens random web pages.
  warpurlgis  
my antivirus wants to block it every time
  Joe L  
File sharing program that will fill your computer with viruses. Use bittorrent from well commented sources, not silly p2p apps.
  jamesakadamingo  
There seems to be a built in key logger so use other torrent programs such as Utorrent which are 100% safe and guaranteed virus free!
  Graham  

Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of Ares.exe: based on 22 votes with 19 reviews.
5 users think Ares.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 3 users think it's probably harmless. 6 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. 6 users suspect danger. 2 users think Ares.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it. 5 users don't grade Ares.exe ("not sure about it").


Do you have additional information?
What do you know about Ares.exe: 
How do you rate it: 
Link for more info's: 
Your Name: 


Ares scanner


Security Task Manager shows all running Windows tasks including embedded hidden functions (e.g. keyboard or browser monitoring, autostart entry). A unique security risk rating indicates the likelihood of the process being potential spyware, malware, keylogger or a Trojan.

Malwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, trojans, keyloggers, malware and tracking threats from your hard disk. Ideal supplement to Security Task Manager.

SpeedUpMyPC scans, cleans, repairs and optimizes your computer.


Other processes


Ares.exe [all]