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What is Shareaza.exe?

The .exe extension on a filename indicates an executable file. Executable files may, in some cases, harm your computer. Therefore, please read below to decide for yourself whether the Shareaza.exe on your computer is a Trojan that you should remove, or whether it is a file belonging to the Windows operating system or to a trusted application.

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Shareaza.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with Shareaza
Shareaza.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as Shareaza Ultimate File Sharing or File Sharing Revolution Ultimate File Sharing belongs to software Shareaza or File Sharing Revolution by Shareaza Development Team (www.shareaza.com) or File Sharing Revolution Development Team.

Description: Shareaza.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. Shareaza.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files" or sometimes in a subfolder of C:\—e.g. C:\Program Files\Shareaza\. Known file sizes on Windows 8/7/XP are 3,887,104 bytes (55% of all occurrences), 4,354,048 bytes and 11 more variants. http://www.file.net/process/shareaza.exe.html 
The program has a visible window. The Shareaza.exe file is not a Windows core file. The program listens for or sends data on open ports to a LAN or the Internet. Shareaza.exe is able to connect to the Internet and record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 23% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.
You can uninstall the program Shareaza or MP3-Xtreme, update it, or ask Customer Support for help. Go to shareaza.sourceforge.net to update it, go to shareaza.sourceforge.net for support, or go to Shareaza or MP3-Xtreme in Windows Control Panel (Software or Programs section) to uninstall it.

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as Shareaza.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the Shareaza.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.

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User Comments

peer 2 peer download
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logiciel de cpeer to peer
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Sharing software from person to person. May be dangerous for adware, spyware.
   
Peer 2 Peer File Sharing
  Danial   (further information)
great for downloading shared files
  Gil Chartrand  
This is a BAD program it will NOT unintall and it is SPYWARE
  Nudeman  
Peer to peer program. While not dangerous in itself, you could accidently download spyware or a virus.
  Aaron  
p2p nothing harlmess. but u can DL harmless files form the software. msut be creful Lol watch out for small file like "XXX porn dvd" 13kb .. watch out for thes ones LOL
  La  
I have used Shareaza since 2 year ago, and I am using an early version (old version) and so far never had a problem with spyware
  Ed Flanegin  
is athe worst p2p program i' ve ever used, even "melios' hakin prevent" (www.ah-me.com) is better
  pompos   (further information)
Shareaza P2P no spyware or adware
  Phillip_2005  
file sharing app.it's safe as long as you download the right stuff
  prasand   (further information)
OK, a tad slow on the CPU when downloading many files. Dangerous to idiots who don't know what to look out for online (seems to be a huge number these days!)
   
File Sharing Program. Connects to multinetworks. (Search 'shareaza security') To get ip blocklists (F7). Also run in conjunction with peerguardian/protowall
  Matt   (further information)
its normal if you have this program
  G/guy  
this proggie will NOT UNINSTALL it keeps starting all on it's own...how can I get rid of it....please help
   
it's the best P2P program out there
   
Shareaza P2P File Shareing Program. Absolutely free, no Spyware added, and works great! be sure to open a port in your firewall for more effective use!
  Ben   (further information)
No problems at all with it, to stop it fro starting up, click on START then RUN then type MSCONFIG click on the STARTUP tab and untick Shareaza
   
can download infected files from p2p
   
Shareaza is P2P filesharing client, free from spyware and viruses. Problem is with Fakes pretending Shareaza like ShareazaV6.exe etc. This organised by antyP2P company Discordia LTD and instals maware like trojans etc.
  user   (further information)

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Summary: Average user rating of Shareaza.exe: based on 23 votes with 21 user comments. 13 users think Shareaza.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's probably harmless. 5 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. 4 users think Shareaza.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it. One user is not sure about it.


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Best practices for resolving Shareaza issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with Shareaza. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using cleanmgr and sfc /scannow, uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using msconfig) and enabling Windows' Automatic Update. Always remember to perform periodic backups, or at least to set restore points.

Should you experience an actual problem, try to recall the last thing you did, or the last thing you installed before the problem appeared for the first time. Use the resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off doing a repair of your installation, or in the case of Windows 8, executing the DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the Shareaza.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: Security Task Manager displays all running Windows tasks, including embedded hidden processes, such as keyboard and browser monitoring or Autostart entries. A unique security risk rating indicates the likelihood of the process being potential spyware, malware or a Trojan. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.



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