Alternatives to Ares for Windows with any license

  • eMule

    eMule is a free peer-to-peer file sharing application for Microsoft Windows. Connects to the eDonkey network and the Kad network.

    Free Open Source Windows

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    • Discontinued The official website is no longer updated, but the forum is still active. Last official version, 0.50b Beta1, was released in March 2015 by SomeSupport. As of August 2017, an unofficial release is still developed by fox88/irwir and can be downloaded from GitHub.
  • FrostWire

    Easy to use BitTorrent Client and YouTube Downloader in one, with built-in search and music library.

    Free Open Source Mac OS X Windows Linux Android Android Tablet ... Kindle Fire

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    • Bundleware As reported on VirusTotal, the installer contains Opencandy. Be careful during installation. https://www.virustotal.com/en/file/60a309e91ba1039c3527053867e0e210ff2e18628a01acc264d82430e6436889/analysis/
    • Currently, frostWire is a BitTorrent client and not more a Gnutella client. Some files are indeed extracted from YouTube videos, not from P2P clients. Guest • Jul 2015 • 2 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
  • aMule

    aMule is a free peer-to-peer file sharing application that works with the EDonkey network and the Kad Network.

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD

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    • Discontinued The program seems to be no longer updated. Last version, 2.3.2, released in September 2016, can be still downloaded from the official website.
  • Nicotine+

    SoulSeek is a p2p network/software, in particular geared towards finding music you may not find elsewhere, and finding about more music you may not know about! ...

    Free Open Source Windows Linux

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  • MLDonkey

    MLDonkey is an open source, multi-protocol, peer-to-peer file sharing application that runs as a back-end server application on many platforms. It can be controlled...

    Free Open Source Windows Linux

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    • Discontinued The program seems to be no longer updated. Last version, 3.1.5, released in March 2014, can be still downloded from the official website.
  • Fopnu

    Fopnu is P2P File Sharing System. 100% Free, Simple and Easy to Use. Contains NO Spyware and NO Ads. Fully decentralized network. All shared files are indexed locally.

    Free Windows Linux

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  • Quazaa

    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.

    Free Open Source Mac OS X Windows Linux

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    • Discontinued The project is no longer developed. Last version, released in October 2013, can be still downloaded from SourceForge.
  • Warez P2P

    Warez P2P is a proprietary peer-to-peer filesharing service released in January 2004.

    Free Personal Windows

    • Discontinued No recent development activity.
  • Gigatribe

    Gigatribe is a p2p software with more than 1 Million users. Its an easy way to share and transfer files between friends or colleagues. Features: There are no...

    Free Mac OS X Windows

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    • Discontinued The program seems to be no longer updated. Last version, v3.04.013, released in April 2014, can be still downloded from the official website.
  • OFF System

    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. OFF...

    Free Open Source Mac OS X Windows Linux

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

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