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What is Shareaza.exe?

Shareaza.exe is a executable file (a program) within Windows. The filename extension .exe denotes an executable file. You should 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 Shareaza.exe is a virus, trojan, spyware, or adware that you can remove, or a file belonging to a Windows system or to an application you can trust.

Shareaza.exe file information

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 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 inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 23% dangerous, however also read the users 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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If Shareaza.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Documents and Settings", the security rating is 28% dangerous. The file size is 3,887,104 bytes (50% of all occurrences) or 2,232,320 bytes. The program has a visible window. The Shareaza.exe file is not a Windows system file. Shareaza.exe is able to connect to the Internet and record inputs.

External information from Paul Collins:

  • "Shareaza" is not required to run at start up. Shareaza P2P client

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.


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
Peer to peer program. While not dangerous in itself, you could accidently download spyware or a virus.
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
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
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
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)

Rating chart

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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