Free Ares Alternatives for Windows

    There are many alternatives to Ares for Windows and since it's discontinued a lot of people are looking for a replacement. The best Windows alternative is RetroShare, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 10 alternatives to Ares and 15 is available for Windows so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Windows alternatives to Ares are eMule (Free, Open Source), BitTorrent (Freemium), FrostWire (Free, Open Source) and Nicotine+ (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Jul 9, 2020

      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      Quazaa is a cross platform multi-network peer-to-peer file-sharing client based on Shareaza which will support Gnutella2, Ares, eDonkey2000, HTTP, FTP, and BitTorrent.


      The project is no longer developed. Last version, released in October 2013, can be still downloaded from SourceForge.

    1. [NOTE: new Mac version and Windows beta version 3.5 were released in December 2019] Gigatribe is a p2p software with more than 1 Million users. Its an easy way to share and transfer files between friends or colleagues.
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    2. MuWire is an easy to use file-sharing program which offers anonymity using I2P technology.
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    3. The Owner-Free Filing system has often been described as the first brightnet; A distributed system where no one breaks the law, so no one need hide in the dark.


      The project is no longer developed. Last version, 0.19.34, released in January 2010, can be still downloaded from SourceForge

      • Free PersonalProprietary
      • Windows
      Warez P2P is a proprietary peer-to-peer filesharing service released in January 2004.


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