MuWire Alternatives

    MuWire is described as 'easy to use file-sharing program which offers anonymity using I2P technology' and is an app in the File Sharing category. There are more than 10 alternatives to MuWire for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Mac, BSD and Android. The best alternative is RetroShare, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like MuWire are GNUnet (Free, Open Source), eMule (Free, Open Source), FrostWire (Free, Open Source) and Shareaza (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Apr 7, 2021
    1. RetroShare is a open source cross-platform, private and secure decentralized communication system. It lets you to securely chat, share photos, videos, and more, using OpenPGP to authenticate peers and...
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    2. GNUnet is a framework for secure peer-to-peer networking that does not use any centralized or otherwise trusted services. A first service implemented on top of the networking layer allows anonymous censorship-resistant file-sharing.
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    3. eMule is a free peer-to-peer file sharing application for Microsoft Windows. Connects to the eDonkey network and the Kad network. The official website is no longer updated, but the forum is still active and new versions are frequently released by the community.
    4. FrostWire is a free, open source P2P BitTorrent file sharing application & cloud file downloader in one. It's a fork of LimeWire .

      Bundleware

      As reported on VirusTotal, the installer contains Opencandy. Be careful during installation. https://www.virustotal.com/en/file/60a309e91ba1039c3527053867e0e210ff2e18628a01acc264d82430e6436889/analysis/

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    5. Shareaza is the most luxurious and sophisticated file sharing system you'll find. It can harness the power of up to four separate peer-to-peer networks, including EDonkey2000, Gnutella, BitTorrent and Shareaza's native network, Gnutella2.
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    6. Tribler is an application that enables its users to find, enjoy and share content. With content we mean video, audio, pictures, and much more. Tribler has three goals in helping you, the user: find, consume and share content.

      Warning

      Host's IP can be used as exit nodes: it means that if some other user downloads something illegal, you could be prosecuted because your IP appears! Even on Tribler official website, a Disclaimer states: "Do not put yourself in danger. Our anonymity is not yet mature. Tribler does not protect you against spooks and government agencies."

    7. WireShare is a fork of the original LimeWire open source project. Features Ease of use. Just install, run, and search. Ability to search by artist, title, genre, or other meta-information.
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    8. Calypso, formerly Kommute, is a cross platfrom file sharing client using the anonymous network MUTE. Developped using C++ and Qt. For windows and linux, portable to other environments. You can try it by following the installation instructions below.

      Discontinued

      The project is no longer developed. Last version, 0.24, released in May 2010, can be still downloaded from the official website.

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    9. Perfect Dark is an anonymous peer to peer network which aims to become the #1 in Japan. You have to share at least 40 Gigabyte of your hard drive which is used for the networks exceptional storage system which works like a global RAID array.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      MUTE File Sharing is a peer-to-peer network that provides easy search-and-download functionality while also protecting your privacy.

      Discontinued

      Latest version 0.5.1 released on April 23, 2007. See dates on http://mute-net.sourceforge.net/

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