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Ares P2P Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What is Ares P2P?

Peer-To-Peer (P2P) is a network protocol for computer users to share and distribute files electronically such as games, movies, or applications. The advantage of using a P2P architecture is that downloads are considerably faster as they are not restricted by a websites server speeds and instead are shared by the millions of users worldwide using Ares P2P.

Q; What are the requirements needed to run Ares P2P?

Ares is a piece of software built for the Windows operating system, so you must be running Windows 98/ME/NT/2000/XP/Vista/Windows 7 for it to operate correctly. It does have support for both 32-bit and 64-bit architectures so this shouldn't affect the operation of the software. Windows is the most popular OS available to date so the majority of users should be able to appreciate what Ares has to offer.

Q: How do I setup Ares?

The whole installation of Ares Galaxy is incredibly easy and quick. Simply download the setup file from our website and once finished, double click the file. The installation procedure should open up allowing you to get everything ready with just a few clicks of your mouse. You should now be ready to use Ares Galaxy and can download any music, films or other files that interest you.

Q: How long does it take to download files through Ares?

This entirely depends on a few different factors, the biggest being the size of the file you're trying to download. It also depends on your own download speed as well as the sender's upload speed. To maximize the speed, it's a good idea to download only from search results that have at least 2 stars next to them, so you know that the download will be quick. It's also recommended that you allow your firewall and router to pass traffic through the port that Ares uses.

Q: What type of file can I download through Ares P2P?

Ares has over 100 million files and is increasing all the time as it can pull files from other online resources. You are able to download anything and everything from PDF's, Images, Audio files, Video files, Applications, Games, and anything else you can think off.

Q: When I download a file, where do the files get saved to?

This depends on the version of Windows that you're running. Earlier versions of Windows, such as XP, will keep the files in C:\Program Files\Ares\My Shared Folder. New versions such as Vista or Windows 7 will store them in C:\Documents and Settings\YourName\Local Settings\Application Data\Ares\My Shared Folder. It is possible to change it if you'd prefer, you should be able to find this in the control panel under the Transfer tab. Make sure you restart Ares to apply the changes.

Q: How can I share my own files with the Ares community?

If you have files to share that you know other people will want to own too, why not give back to the community and help others out? This is really easy to do, just go into the control panel and into the File sharing tab. From here, you can start an autoscan which will look through your folders so you can select the ones which you wish to share with other users. That's all you need to do, users should then be able to download your files.

Q: I know about the great features Ares provides, but how much does it cost?

Ares has always been free to download and should remain this way. There are websites that attempt to sell it in order to make a profit. You should never pay for Ares P2P software when it is so easily available. The software is updated regularly, too, so it's a good idea to check back on our website often to find the latest updates.


You can use Ares Galaxy on any computer, including a computer in a commercial organization. Ares Peer-To-Peer is free to download, free to use, and does not require registration. Ares P2P - 100% free software.


After download, double click the Ares setup file and the automated installation procedure will begin. Ares Galaxy is now installed and ready for you to use.

System Requirements

Windows 7/Win8/Win8.1/Windows 10
Supported for Windows 32-bit and x64 Editions