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What is ares.exe?

Part of Ares p2p for windows by Ares Development Group

What is it?

ares.exe is the main user interface process for the Ares p2p program.
Description of ares.exe from Ares Development Group
Ares engages millions of peers to create one of the largest file sharing networks in existence today. Ares contains absolutely NO adware or spyware and is certified a 100% clean download. Ares is very user friendly and integrates easily with iTunes, so you can stuff your iPod to the limit! Ares has been downloaded and enjoyed by millions of people spanning the globe. Initially formed as a spin-off of the Gnutella network, Ares quickly developed its own infrastructure and transitioned to its own Ares Download network. The downloads are free, but this program is not. While the original functionality was developed as free and open source, it has proved to be impractical to maintain and support it without a revenue to cover their costs.
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How does ares.exe run?

Process - ares.exe is an instance of a running program. This 32-bit program executes with the privileges as the currently logged in user account. ares.exe is executed by the process explorer.exe (Sistema operativo Microsoft® Windows® by Microsoft).

How does ares.exe start?

Startup files (user) run - ares.exe is registered with the run identifier 'ares' and the execution command '"C:\Program Files\Ares\Ares.exe" -h' in the Windows registry HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run. Run keys are startup registry keys that are used to launch an application automatically when a user logs into Windows.
Scheduled task - ares.exe is launched automatically by registering itself into the Windows Task Scheduler under the task name '\{60238128-8CBA-469B-8E51-BD56B59EE593}'. Task Scheduler provides the ability to schedule the launch of programs or scripts at pre-defined times or after specified time intervals or even with event-based triggers.


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.1% of all Boost users have the ares.exe process running.Of the 0.1% of ares.exe users, 63.0% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is ares.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00054% CPU5413.8%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
27.37 MB RAM127.1%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
165 GDI objects110.0%
Average number of GUI GDI and USER objects for all programs is 150.
2,710 context switches/sec2710.0%
Average context switches for all programs is 100 per second.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\ares\ares.exe

Are there other versions of Ares p2p for windows?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Microsoft Windows XP (5.1.2600.196608)
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File details

File name: ares.exe
Name: Ares p2p for windows
Description: Ares p2p for windows
Product version: 2.1
Size: 894 KB
Original file name: ares.exe

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0009425620%
Privileged CPU: 0.0004011788%
User CPU: 0.00054138316893%
Privileged CPU time: 104578125 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 0 ms
Context switches /sec: 2,710
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 73.49 MB
Peak committed memory: 80.31 MB
Paged memory: 27.37 MB
Peak paged memory: 27.54 MB
Paged system memory: 120.14 KB
Non-paged system memory: 13.26 KB
Working set memory: 21.54 MB
Peak working set memory: 22.25 MB
Min working set memory: 7.63 MB
Private memory: 27.37 MB
Page faults: 220,386
Page faults /min: 0
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 38,130
Total read transfer: 141.24 MB
Total write operations: 24,061
Total write transfer: 1.2 MB
Total other operations: 46,997,859
Total other transfer: 900.02 MB
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 165
USER objects: 127
Handle count average: 4,584
Thread count average: 9

Process details

Runs as (owner): User
Integrety level: Undefined
Windows platform: 32-bit
System Tray: Yes
Parent Process
Process Command
"C:\Program Files\Ares\Ares.exe" -h

Startup files (user) run details

Name: ares
Command: "C:\Program Files\Ares\Ares.exe" -h

Scheduled task details

Name: \{60238128-8CBA-469B-8E51-BD56B59EE593}

Network connectivity

UDP: LISTENING on port 17506
TCP: on port 3017
Windows Firewall allowed program: Yes

Image hashes

MD5: c7146033f2e120ce3a605b5fcd562319
SHA-1: dcf4b0acdb29e0323828ce59fdc7a2e2dc219d8f
SHA-256: 408ce78063b4682870594034722baf1a9c4e7523ba04b439624cc2e1afb1a19b

PE image details

Subsystem: Windows GUI
File packed: Yes
Packed by: Unknown
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