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Fast and unlimited P2P file sharing

Ares is a great P2P client for file sharing. It supports the downloading of torrent files, includes a multimedia player, and best of all, is free.

Ares functions 

Just like eMule, BitTorrent or uTorrent, Ares helps you download movies, music, programs, games, images and other files (provided they're not covered by copyright). 

The application supports the download of Torrent files, letting you preview files before downloading. It includes a player to play media files (audio and video) in the shared folder, as well as letting you surf the web directly from the client. 

With Ares, you can download a file from multiple sources, which improves the download speed. When it comes to speed, there is software out there that promises to speed up your Ares downloads, like Ares Galaxy SpeedUp or Turbo Booster, but we're skeptical about their effectiveness.

Intuitive and adapted to all

The interface of Ares is easy to use. With just one click, you can access all the client's main features (search, download, chat, settings, library and Internet browsing) from the main screen. 

Take full advantage of the search engine, which allows you to filter content by type.

Download speed

Ares is suitable for those looking for file sharing software that's intuitive and uncomplicated. The waiting time for downloads to start is minimal, and the download speed is excellent

On occasion (although pretty rarely), you might have trouble connecting, but using the Ares Fix tool will solve this quickly.

Latest versions support BitTorrent protocol and Shoutcast radio stations


  • Latest versions support BitTorrent protocol and Shoutcast radio stations


  • Really easy to use
  • Minimal wait to download files
  • Media player included


  • Intermittent connection problems

Older versions

Program available in other languages

User reviews about Ares

  • Gina Johnson

    by Gina Johnson

    ive used this successfully for a while. All of a sudden when I want to share the audiobooks, it only gives me them in the Polish language (I'm English More

  • Andy Desoto

    by Andy Desoto

    I loaded it up, and downloaded a few bits, all good. then suddenly every time i open it, it tries to reinstall, and then crashes. Bit More

  • Anonymous

    by Anonymous

    Ares no longer free P2P .
    Ares is no longer free. You either have to pay $10 per month or $30 for six months, otherwise you will just download a More

  • Anonymous

    by Anonymous

    4 out of 5 dl's are ads for which asks for money (scam?).
    So far I have downloaded 15 songs(in two days) and I actually have 5 that  More

  • Anonymous

    by Anonymous

    it is good for music and video.
    i like the website it is good i will like to use this site for my music and video and so many other thing

  • Anonymous

    by Anonymous

    This has been an incredible P2P for home use for over 2 years and going strong for mostly music but in the past year, many movi More


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