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Best P2P File Sharing Applications

p2p-napster.pngHello Everyone! This is Haris from SizzledCore and I am having the honor to Guest Blog at Sizlopedia. I would like to share some of my best picks related to P2P File sharing applications. For more tips and tricks and other internet and software walkthroughs please visit my blog.

Recently I downloaded many free P2P (Peer-to-Peer) sharing applications and gave them a try to see which was best for me. Some of them were good, I got nice speeds, but some were extremely slow. Here I bring you the list of the best of P2P applications available for free and can be used to download music, movies etc.

1. Limewire

LimeWire is a peer-to-peer file sharing client for the Java Platform, which uses the Gnutella network to locate and transfer files. Released under the GNU General Public License, Limewire is free software. It also encourages the user to pay a fee, which will then give the user access to LimeWire Pro. The Pro version allows you to download at very fast speeds, the search results are optimized, and the Pro version has its own unique skin.

2. Shareaza

Shareaza is a peer-to-peer file sharing client which supports the Gnutella, Gnutella2, EDonkey Network, BitTorrent, FTP and HTTP network protocols and which can handle magnet links, ed2k links, Piolet links, and the now deprecated Gnutella links. It is available in 27 languages. It has loads of features and download speeds are also impressive.

3. Kazaa

Kazaa Media Desktop is a peer-to-peer file sharing application using the FastTrack protocol. Kazaa is owned by Sharman Networks and is infamous for the alleged high number of computer viruses, trojans and worms it helped to propagate. Kazaa is commonly used to exchange MP3 music files over the Internet. However it can also be used to exchange other file types, such as videos, applications, and documents. The official Kazaa client can be downloaded free of charge, bundled with adware and spyware, although there are “No spyware” claims found on Kazaa’s website. Throughout the past few years, Kazaa’s developing company has been the target of many copyright-related lawsuits. For some reason, I hate Kazaa and don’t like it. Once I download an audio file and my PC got infected with hundreds of bugs and viruses.

4. iMesh

iMesh is a file sharing and online social network. It uses a proprietary, centralized, P2P protocol. iMesh is owned by an American company iMesh, Inc. and maintains a development center in Israel. iMesh was the first company to introduce “swarming” – the ability to download one file from multiple sources, increasing download speed. Not better though. Limewire still stays at the top of the list!

5. BearShare

BearShare is a peer-to-peer file sharing application originally created by Free Peers, Inc. for Microsoft Windows and currently sold by MusicLab, LLC. They have given file-sharing a new meaning. With this, you can do the usuals like downloading music, movies plus you can even see other users’ profiles, photos etc. You can chat with your friends and meet many new people there. And it support hundreds on MP3 players.

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  • Cold Fire July 30, 2007, 12:25 am

    I’ve used Lime Wire and Shareaza and Limewire Rocks! I have used kazaa too but it does not work for DSL users.

    Anyways Thanx for sharing the rest I will definitely try them

    Great Post! :)

  • ryo-oh-ki July 30, 2007, 12:35 am

    Shareaza is the best! Its too powerful but its good. ^_^

  • Dj Flush July 30, 2007, 1:29 am

    First of all I must say that the post is great :)

    Secondly I would like to say that in my opinion BearShare is the best when it comes to easy to use interface and fast loading. Though no doubt Limewire has obviously got more peers and is really the best.

  • ReviewSaurus July 30, 2007, 4:16 am

    Well, I’ve never heard of shareza. I’ve seen others and Limewire is one of the most popular one. SO my money on that one :)

  • Brown Baron July 30, 2007, 9:34 am

    I’ve used all of them .. for research purposes of course hehe. Great to see you here Haris!

  • ryo-oh-ki July 30, 2007, 11:32 am

    But Shareaza uses LimeWire/BearShare network also known as Gnutella 1 and free comparing to LimeWire.

  • Madhur Kapoor July 30, 2007, 4:30 pm

    I have used almost all and in my opinion , Limewire is the best . Bearshare was also good but it brought Spywares to my system .

  • Shankar Ganesh July 30, 2007, 5:37 pm

    Well, you may not believe me but I’ve never used any P2P client and I’m not into such kinda things. πŸ˜›

    This post inspired me πŸ˜€ Think I’ll give them a try. Great post, Haris

  • Dj Flush July 30, 2007, 6:42 pm

    lol Shankar you really stunned me by saying that you have never used a Gnutella client before because thats mainly what a person uses after learning the basics of computers

    But due to the huge amount of viruses and spywares, as Madhur said, I would prefer to switch to Torrents now :)

  • Brown Baron July 30, 2007, 11:28 pm

    Ahh torrents … another favorite – for research purposes haha.

  • Haris July 31, 2007, 12:02 am

    @Brown and Shankar: Thanks a lot πŸ˜€

    And thank you everyone for reading it! You can catch the other good stuff on my blog.

  • Vic July 31, 2007, 7:35 am

    I feel like an old timer i am still using emule. lol :)

  • Umair July 31, 2007, 3:41 pm

    Thanks for the post.

    Can anybody guide me which is the best for dial up?

  • shashank July 31, 2007, 4:20 pm

    Limewires rules for me until i found a secret software :D….i bet you will forget even limewire if you had that software…:D

  • Vijay July 31, 2007, 5:13 pm

    I stick with Limewire most of the time and I’ve used imesh a few times as well, but it crashed frequently in my case

  • Dj Flush July 31, 2007, 7:12 pm

    Umair I think Limewire is the best for Dial up yet.

    shashank lol buddy please share your secret software with us so we can make use of its Gnutella power too hehe πŸ˜›

  • Umair August 1, 2007, 9:29 am

    Thanks DJ Flush.

    One more question. Whats the basic factor that differentiates p2p softwares from other downloading methods. Can we not get everything from downloading sites such as rapidshare, megaupload etc???

  • Nirmal August 1, 2007, 10:13 am

    I use limewire and my favorite. My vote goes for that. :-)

  • Dj Flush August 1, 2007, 4:36 pm

    Umair p2p softwares are fast and you can download files using them without any waiting limit and its easy to search files over p2p networks but yes the fact that they are full of trojans and viruses gives them a negative image.

    Rapidshare and Megaupload are good in the sense that they contain mostly virus-free files but you have to wait to download a lot of files consecutively unless you have a premium account.

    Nirmal Limewire is no doubt an all time best :)

  • Lovedeep Wadhwa August 2, 2007, 1:55 pm

    I used Limewire, Kazaa and Shareaza. Limewire is the best. πŸ˜€

  • martian August 2, 2007, 5:04 pm

    limewire is the man .. you simply get everything you want !

  • Dj Flush August 2, 2007, 6:58 pm

    Time to say bye bye to Gnutella clients. Torrents here I come πŸ˜›

  • martian August 2, 2007, 7:57 pm

    yeah torrenting may be slower .. but you dont get latest stuff on p2p .. ! so in the long run .. torrenting may prove to be better

  • Benedict Herold August 5, 2007, 1:20 am

    Haven’t done much research with P2P tools. I was happy with LimeWire anyway.! Nice post.

  • Haris August 5, 2007, 1:26 am

    I have always had a bad experience with torrents, so I wouldn’t prefer then to anyone. I only use P2P applications for downloading music.

    @Benedict Herold: Thanks a lot! :) .

  • Umair August 6, 2007, 11:35 am

    I have installed limewire and I searched for fifa 2002 game torrents on google. One search result showed the following information.

    Type Games
    Seed/Leech 9 seeder(s), 30 leecher(s),
    39 total peer(s) – Torrent Health: Health 4/5
    1392 downloads completed with 632.05 GB (678,661,980,192 bytes) transferred
    Last Stats Update: 27 weeks 2 days 30 minutes ago

    What does this information indicate?
    What are seeders, leechers etc???

  • anthony spankyville August 6, 2007, 4:34 pm

    since this is da most up to date post site ill post for u seeders mean……how fast u can download the more seeds the faster u go 9 seeds is good nuttin less … and leechers mean how many ppl r connected to the torrent like users…..

  • anthony spankyville August 6, 2007, 4:39 pm

    and if u guys wanna jus use a p2p proram id prefer not using any of the above cuz copared to all of them moepheus is better n i chcked n u no wut morpheus showed up with more sources.. n files i compared …morpheus goes fast

  • khurram fazal August 12, 2007, 10:10 am

    can anybody send me the client of Shareaza cuz im unable to download it from its/or any other website.

    khurram
    khurram.fazal@gmail.com

  • steven August 15, 2007, 4:41 am

    Well can any body tell me how to download torrents?
    In P2P I would prefer limewire and bearshare as these both are very good

  • Endrik August 15, 2007, 8:25 am

    What about k-lite pro…?
    I thing its OK too

  • martian August 15, 2007, 2:14 pm

    you can download any software for torrenting..

    i’d recommend .. utorrent… http://www.utorrent.com

    then go to mininova.org .. or isohunt.com ..

    search for whatever you want .. select the result with the most seeds .. and download the torrent .. and utorrent will open it up and start the download

  • Dj Flush August 15, 2007, 10:30 pm

    Endrik Thats old now :) its not as good as Limewire

    martian Thanks for keeping the discussion live and healthy. I have no experience in using torrents but I will look forward to trying them out according to the guide you have mentioned :)

  • anthony spankyville August 16, 2007, 8:24 am

    ur all old news limewire and all the gnutgella is clients r old torrents r new any ways and i find everyhting on torrents i even have loads of good sites ..so i dont use limewire or cheap kazaaa kazza is old they stopped making kaaza lite now and there files never update and they have viruses lol limwire kaaaza and bearshare and imesh and shareaza have all thne same shitty files if u dont beleive try all of em they suck no wunder y u guys dont have nuttin lol its based off the same network too they all got the same files that never updates i imbannded all these same clients and i am torrenting now cuz bitttorent is a thing of the new school all that limewire and all that is old school has the same files forever ….beelivce me u aint gonna get no were ..id prefer everyone to go with torrents and go to http://www.btsites.tk has all the best top bitttorrent sites ever do a search on any sites on that page and ull find anything to me limewire and all those same clients r alll the same lol has the same files so ya thats the thing of the past and o kazaaa last updated in 2003 or 4 its old and id prefer morpheus its better and more sources ..www.morpheus.com

  • James August 17, 2007, 3:18 am

    Try DC++ you’ll never go back… limewire is full of spyware and trojans…all the files you share in dc++ are scanned before ther are allowed to be shared so no viruses, no spyware…and really helpful people… also you can join a hub which has info you wast…so if you want rock music…you join say a rock music hub from the us or the uk…easy… oh not one if your looking for porn most hubs ban porn

  • Dj Flush August 19, 2007, 6:05 am

    I never used DC++ and to be honest I don’t even know which p2p software it is. I do agree that Limewire is full of trojans and spywares but now every p2p network is a victim of spywares and trojans so you really can’t blame only Limewire for that.

    I am currently not using any p2p software. I think torrents will do the job for me now :)

  • James August 19, 2007, 6:33 pm

    well if u want a p2p with no spyware at all use dc++ just google it

    it’ll have everything you could ever want and has about 5x the users of limewire

  • Dj Flush August 19, 2007, 7:25 pm

    Hey Thanks :) I will surely try it

  • Petey T August 23, 2007, 5:50 pm

    I’d Probably class LimWire as the best. But reading the thing about Kazaa being spyware and virus ridden, LimeWire is really just as bad. I’d recommend only using LimeWire for songs really, and maybe images, but hey you’ve got google images for most of your image needs. For software, and movies I’d recommend torrents. Also (for research) has anyone noticed the ammount of fake files e.g. The president bush voice advertisment file, telling you to go onto some site and get free stuff. If your downloading a song I recommend you check the size of it first e.g. if its only 92kb, you know somethings not right. And has anyone heard the news of limewire going legal?

  • steve August 24, 2007, 8:06 pm

    i think all them listed are rubbish wont download when i click download, i use ares

  • Dj Flush August 24, 2007, 8:45 pm

    Petey T I agree with you that Limewire is the best for light downloads and that is why I prefer it over other Gnutella clients.

    Yeh! Limewire is going free. Its the hot news on the Internet these days and I certainly read about it.

    Steve I have heard from some of my friends that ares is a good one too but for me Limewire is just too perfect.

  • Manish Sinha August 27, 2007, 2:05 pm

    I have used Limewire but my comp quickly got infected with malwares, to me Gnutella is not a secure p2p network.
    I prefer torrents and it rocks, say addicted to torrenting :)

  • Luisa August 27, 2007, 7:32 pm

    Im trying to find a p2p client for downloading old music from say the 1970-1990…

    What would be the best to use?

    I have tried shareaze and Limewire and there hopeless!

    If you know of a web page or a download I can do to get what i need…Pleas email it to me at luisa-dagnolo@hotmail.com

  • steve August 27, 2007, 8:14 pm

    I found that limewire has alot of viruses and spyware etc, other p2p dont seem to work for me, ares has been the best one in my opinion so far, ive tried shereeza and other things they dont seem to work.

    i just stick to ares but i like to see other ppl’s opinions aswell

  • Dj Flush August 27, 2007, 9:30 pm

    Manish Sinha I agree with you Limewire has a lot of trojans and spywares but recently some of my friends have reported that they are getting adwares through torrents too which is a serious and bigger threat now.

    Luisa You need a P2P client for downloading an old song of 70’s lol that would be hard to find.

    Steve I have still got to try ares yet :) and reading your positive reviews about it I think I will give it a try.

  • Manish Sinha August 27, 2007, 9:39 pm

    Dj Flush Adwares! Oh God! I never expected this, well am lucky!I havnt got a single malware through torrent till now, earlier when i used LimeWire, my comp got f**ked up many times….

  • Haris August 27, 2007, 9:52 pm

    Even I haven’t got a single malware through Limewire or torrents. But yes, I did got viruses and trojans through iMesh and Kazaa.

  • steve August 27, 2007, 10:14 pm

    Ive never had a virus from Ares, all the others Ive had all sorts and a lot of fakes as well.

    Dj Flush no p2p is brilliant but I think ares is the best one to have, hope u wont be disappointed if you decide to give it a try

  • Petey T August 27, 2007, 10:53 pm

    Just found something very useful on CNET- PeerGuardian- blocks bad IP address’s, stops you from downloading infected files and so on. Works for Limewire, other P2P file sharing applications and torrents.

    http://www.download.com/PeerGuardian/3000-2144_4-10440558.html?tag=pdp_prod

  • Haris August 27, 2007, 11:47 pm

    That looks cool! Will give it a try and see if it’s useful.

  • Dj Flush August 28, 2007, 2:18 am

    Petey T Really thanks a lot for sharing that utility. I think it seems promising. I will see if it good enough and if it really clicks me then I will review it :)

  • Luisa August 28, 2007, 3:02 am

    Yeah..i knew it would be hard to find cos i have been here all day looking with no luck what so ever!

    I was actually trying to find this song:

    Chance – The very best and new.

    I love that song.
    The best i could find free was a 30 second sample!

    :(

    Please let me know if u find anything!

    Luisa-dagnolo@hotmail.com !!!

  • Luisa August 28, 2007, 3:02 am

    Yeah..i knew it would be hard to find cos i have been here all day looking with no luck what so ever!

    I was actually trying to find this song:

    Chance – The very best and new.

    I love that song.
    The best i could find free was a 30 second sample!

    :(

    Please let me know if u find anything!

    Luisa-dagnolo@hotmail.com !!!

  • Dj Flush August 28, 2007, 3:58 am

    You should try torrents or wait until someone finds the song and contacts you :)

  • steve August 28, 2007, 4:28 am

    ill give this a whirl, updates aint downloading says error though:S ?

  • cobra September 1, 2007, 3:52 am

    What exactly are torrents? Are they better than any of the other p2p file sharer?

  • mizzike September 2, 2007, 12:35 am

    for torrent downloading i recomend bitcomet.once you have that, there are links to torrent sites(some may not work anymore)at the start of the program.if that is to confuseing,i would try:www.torrentreactor.to
    http://www.thepiratebay.org

  • anthony spankyville September 3, 2007, 5:17 pm

    just as i thought torrents r new p2p is all old news and a thing of the past all p2p clients r all the same shyt and has the same files..accpet dc + and soulseek …i use soulseek and torrents thats it i say fuuuuuuk limwire shyt its old or use morpheus or upgrade ur selfs…for gods sake lol bye losers

  • Byun Seung Park September 10, 2007, 1:28 pm

    The Advantages and Disadvantages:

    P2P vs. Torrents

    theres not much of a difference between torrents and p2p, torrents are much safer because you can see what your downloading before you download it the disadvantages is that you gotta find enough peers/seeds to support your downloading, and sometimes it can be a pain in the butt once they all ditch you in the middle of you download, p2p’s is abit reliable in speed but sometimes you gotta watch what you downloading, try to avoid download .exe files straight from the network, half the time they’re really viruses!! alot of p2p networking programs tend to have a $hitload of them, so if you like downloading larger files like movies and games use torrents, and for smaller files like music/audio go with p2p!!

    i don’t fully agree with the list, I think that Mopheus deserves to have a spot on your list, it is a reliable program when it comes to p2p sharing. i would probably put then second on the list since it doesnt support any torrent-related protocol, its much better than kazza, its a bit safer, and doesnt have as much adware, but its fast and efficient!

  • steve September 10, 2007, 6:06 pm

    i use ares p2p and bit lord for torrents, they seem ok to me, i also have BT engine which improves the speed of the torrent download

  • Manish Sinha September 10, 2007, 9:33 pm

    kazza?? Well its full of spywares and adwares.
    What the hell they claim its spyware free, its a headache to uninstall once u installed it.
    kazza is legalised adwares 😑

  • steve September 10, 2007, 10:22 pm

    yes exactly things like kazaa limewire etc are full of crap, ares is best one ive found im sure ive sed that 4 times. just use ares.the latest version by the way

  • mullen September 11, 2007, 9:12 pm

    I found this p2p software, its better than limewire and its called FostWire

  • JR September 12, 2007, 8:05 pm

    I use limewire and ares. I find that ares has alot of things that I can’t find on limewire. The downside with ares is that you can’t always download the file.

  • steve September 12, 2007, 9:54 pm

    I couldn’t find anything on limewire last time i used it, but on ares often u double click what u want to download and it wont let says “connecting” must have a few bugs in it, but have tried other p2p and they seem to be worse

  • Petey T September 13, 2007, 4:04 am

    Torrents are the best for albums, I remember before Torrents, or at least before I knew about torrents, software like Kazza, had albums as one long song, so you would have to split them yourself.

  • steve September 13, 2007, 4:06 am

    I remember that didn’t they have songs like that on winmx. I just have ares and bit lord, I also use BT Engine to make downloading torrents faster, searches for extra seeds and things

  • drobbins September 15, 2007, 12:53 pm

    Some of these on this list are okay, but IMO the hands-down best application has to be Emule; lots of people don’t like it because it isn’t super-fast, and/or they don’t know how to use it right, and it forces you to share files, but in the long run it is the best. It does work on a credit system, meaning you can’t download 100 files and not share any – which encourages the whole “P2P community” aspect, which in turn makes many hard to find files available. Secondly, it is by far the safest application, and it allows user comments on files, so a fake, infected, or corrupt file is often flagged as such before you finish (or oftentimes start) downloading it. Lastly, it is ideal for large files. Be warned: several fake versions of Emule exist (or have in the past) – you should never have to pay for it, and it never contains any adware or spyware … if you are uncertain about it, you can always find the authentic version at sourceforge.net.

  • Anand September 18, 2007, 1:52 pm

    Ya I have used three of them but my vote goes to Ares. Yup its not even on the list. 2nd place will go to Limewire :)

    I like Ares because I never had any security issues with it and it never showed a glitch. And because it has BitTorrent protocol support plus web browser plus ShoutCast online radio plus chat utility it stands apart.

  • anthony September 25, 2007, 8:54 am

    Just as i said in my last comment long ago no 1 listens as I said and as that guy said Morpheus is the best ever I tested them all and trust me Limewire is crap nothing shows up. It has old files and its slow as compared to Morpheues which is fast, has more files and deserves a spot in the list as top number 1. Everyone just brags about the same shit software because they don’t know whats out there. Move on Limewire and Kazaa and all of them gnutellaralated programs have all the same files because its based on the same server don’t u guys no that?

    Get Morhpeus its based on music city and is fast too plus you will find more sources for download too…Kazaa, Limewire, Frostwire, I-Mesh, Grokster and all them are the same thing its from the same server, They are all based off the same gnutella servers and have the same files. If you guys love the gnutella network and there same files then just stay with Kaaza its the main source from the gnutella network while the others like Limeiwre and all them are just remakes of Kaaza with the same files and stuff now!

    Shareaza and Morpheues are different as they are based on there own network basically…I think so I rather stay with Morpheues and Shareaza because its better and has more sources of files and is faster. I don not like the gnutella network if all else please let the RIAA take it down its crap any ways lol I personally use bit torrent…mostly

    Can anybody tell me if Ares and Shareaza are part of the gnutella network too?

  • Mishur September 29, 2007, 12:23 am

    Nobody said anything about eMule? but Hey! eMule is the best p2p client ever!

  • anthony September 30, 2007, 10:19 am

    Emule is slow dude lol you waiting for hours for a download…is like waiting for sources lol are you even serious?

    Haha Emule sucks man

    second thought i guess its ok if ur getting 1 by 1 songs πŸ˜€

  • samm September 30, 2007, 11:35 am

    Can please anyone can tell me about the best p2p software in the world? I mean the most used p2p program and which p2p program can help me download Thai songs?

    Please let me know. Thanks!

  • Jayson October 3, 2007, 7:28 am

    Everyone Listen! You tried the rest but now try the real best p2p in the world.

    Ares is the ever best. I never had trouble with It and I tried them all. I started with Napster in 1997 then Grokster, Kazaa, Morpheus, Bearshare, Shareazza and then I-Mesh, Limewire and Emule…

    But now Ares is the best with very fast downloads and you download from a collection of users at one time. Try It and trust me you won’t regret.

  • mersild October 6, 2007, 8:18 am

    You fools should search out secure P2P on Wikipedia! Unless you want to pay $240,000 to the RIAA.

    I always used Shareaza because it is open source (No Spyware/Free) plus it connects to eDonkey, Gnutella 1 & 2 networks. Emule is slow but you always get what you want if you are patient. Torrent Rocks/Fast and Shareaza can makes torrent file searchable and downloadable. None of this is secure.

    You need to get on board with anonymous P2P…It is slow and you can’t find all that you want but it is safer! I’m using StealthNet because it has a good look and feel. Do some research and stay safe :)

  • Peachy October 9, 2007, 10:04 am

    I prefer Ares overall, it has gotten better over the years. I hated it at first but now I love it and its what I use most often. Emule is the best in terms of files though. They have more files and you can usually find files on there that you can’t find on other p2p programs. The downfall is its speed. The downloads are super slow unless you’re downloading something thats very popular and its not very good for single mp3 files either. Sometimes I feel like I’m on dialup when using it but I still like it nonetheless. Limewire suck for the most part unless you’re using it for mp3 files only. Thats the only thing its good for and nothing else.

  • Sally October 9, 2007, 11:27 am

    I agree with Steve and Jayson. Ares is definitely the best so far. I’ve used: Kazaa, Limewire, Morpheus, winmx, bearshare. I stumbled across Ares and it has the stuff i needed. There’s tonnes of it. And if it isn’t available, then the next time i’m on it, i search again and it’s there. No doubt about it Ares rox.

  • Vip October 16, 2007, 6:46 am

    Fanatics of the P2P super power gave birth to the devil. It is the strongest P2P file sharing system called Share NT and because UDP is used, even the band limiting that the internet service provider does is exceeded.

  • Cyber October 17, 2007, 6:26 pm

    Ares is the best in my opinion. Rocks better than all slow P2P out there.

  • Atropos October 18, 2007, 1:01 pm

    Most of the softwares enlisted above really suck! There was once upon and a time a p2p program called eMule that was 100000 times better in all ways e.g. Faster, Bug/virus/Trojan Free, Bigger database of any kind (music videos programs games docs etc) but the main servers of this p2p network have been busted recently :( thus it has no longer has that big collection as it used to have nor the big user activity….but even now its better than Limewire or Kaaza or the other shit listed above!

  • Hammad October 21, 2007, 1:40 pm

    I think Ares is the best and in my opinion it has not got a single virus or Trojan until now. I use p2p mostly for downloading music and for rest of the things like movies episodes etc I think torrents are better πŸ˜‰

    I get better speed on torrents compared to Ares or Limewire :)

  • Niggerace October 29, 2007, 9:24 am

    The one p2p application that will yield you results before you even finished typing in you search information is Limewire PRO!!! Not the free app but the Pro version for all you cheap asses or ones who never took the time to steal it. If set up correctly (takes a brain and five minutes if you are not a mexican) thats how explosive Limewire will work and nothing else comes close. Of course its not the safest but you cant have your cake and eat it to. And if your not ready to go to jail or pay an unlikely fine for the cause then that takes all the fun out of it!

  • Dp October 29, 2007, 4:10 pm

    Limewire is cool but it contains a lot of viruses…Dude you should come up with a “5 Best Virus Free P2P File Sharing Applications”

  • chris November 4, 2007, 3:04 am

    I downloaded Limewire and then used it to find and download Limewire PRO lol (that was about 2 years ago) I have tried other P2P programs but for me Limewire is the best because its nice and fast and easy to use. The only set back that I found is that you cant set the size of the file you are looking for, like with movie clips you cant ask for all files over 600mb (e.g. full film)

    anyways nowadays I only download music from Limewire and moved over to BitTorrent for my lovely films and PC programs

    (if aXXo happens to see this then I would like to say lots of Thanks to him)

  • Blazer November 12, 2007, 10:03 am

    First off I have used every p2p & torrent program available on the internet up to this date and I have to say with my cable connection I have no complaints about either one of them at all it depends on what your downloading i.e. how many seeds & how many leechers there are downloading the same file you are. The more leechers there are the slower your download will be. So to all of you out there downloading torrents please Seed πŸ˜‰

    Peace.

  • Jbean December 1, 2007, 1:14 am

    I understand that most people have their favorite but what isn’t addressed is the level of corrupt files that one has to surf through.

    I was religious with Limewire but sorry to say, it sucks on the standpoint of corrupt files. I find myself using my anti-virus as much as the p2p. As for the others, I have used them as well. Limewire is by far the best of them but nevertheless its not all that great.

    For music you won’t have problems (which must be what you guys are ehhm researching) But for much else like (researching programs) or documents, all of these listed on the list are crap. Sorry but people with nothing better to do than put advertisements and viruses on p2ps are screwing things up.

  • Faisal December 4, 2007, 1:21 am

    Hi I have home DSL connection and I am sharing it with others, I want to block all the file sharing or downloading software, could you please tell me how many total softwares exist? just drop me the name so I can block them all.

  • felix December 5, 2007, 8:22 pm

    Well I got Final Burn alpha via ares, but its kind of slow. I use uTorrent and BitComet now. I tried BitLord and I dont get it at all. In p2p I also tried Morpheus.

    My verdict: PirateBay, BitComet, Ares

  • Dj Flush December 6, 2007, 1:41 am

    Faisal Here is a list of the most famous file sharing and downloading softwares.

    – Kazaa
    – Limewire
    – E-Mule
    – I-Mesh
    – BearShare
    – Shareaza

  • Dizzel December 7, 2007, 6:27 pm

    I’ve only used Kazza, Bearshare, Winmx and Limewire but I think Limewire is a dominant force in p2p’s.

  • Mikey December 26, 2007, 9:59 pm

    Limewire always lagged the hell out of my old comps. Probably all the spyware πŸ˜› I just got a new comp and I’m still deciding what p2p I want.

    All these clients take you to the same networks (gnutella, edonkey, etc) so really the most important thing for me is spyware and speed. I’ve been p2p sharing for years I’ve used Limewire, Kazaa, Morpheus (back when it was free), Ares, Shareaza, Kazaa Lite Rresurrection, Emule, uTorrent, etc. of course I never really cared about spyware as much because my comps were crap.

    Anyone know which p2p is the safest? Spyware, Virus-wise?

  • Shaun December 31, 2007, 1:19 am

    Shareaza is awful! you have to go through the hassle of making an account, it has no sources, you can only download movies or music, it changes your homepage. Its plain awful.

  • Live Crunch January 6, 2008, 7:12 am

    I think the best sharing program is StrongDC no RIAA

  • Mandeep Duggal January 6, 2008, 5:26 pm

    Has anybody used Ares? I find it the best. No spywares or virus! Its simply the best.

  • Moerby January 7, 2008, 6:53 am

    @Shaun

    You probably downloaded the wrong “Shareaza”. Just before Christmas 2007 the Shareaza.Com domain was hijacked by some astonishingly unethical moron and this person(s) then lets you install some spyware infected load of garbage that isn’t even Shareaza but some other P2P program, even though he has all the Shareaza logos on there.

    The real Shareaza can be found on SourceForge and is a fantastic P2P application.

  • Andy January 8, 2008, 6:20 pm

    For small sized files >> Ares and for large files >> torrents >> uTorrent and yea if u don’t posses common sense to spot malware by looking at size and file extension of any file you better not touch any p2p software πŸ˜›

  • Professor Farnsworth January 9, 2008, 6:53 am

    Shareaza is a big pain in the ass, it has just started to completely slow down my computer, searching is horrible, it takes forever to download, that is if it downloads at all. I just downloaded Ares, and the songs I couldn’t get off of Shareaza finished downloading in a minute on Ares.

  • annon January 10, 2008, 3:20 pm

    Faisal, get blucoat proxySG

  • YungGG7 January 12, 2008, 9:35 pm

    Personally I like Shareaza because if you find a file with at least 3-4 sources your download is usually to be finished in about 3 minutes but I also like torrents because with torrents you are more likely to find the album instead of just a few popular songs.

  • JaK January 13, 2008, 2:22 am

    I have used almost all these p2p except Shareaza…Limewire might be fast but myself and a generous amount of people I know that use it get a virus or spyware intrusion.

    What is the best one I use? I use Ares because it has never given me anything with a virus or spyware program. It is practically like having the speed of Limewire except without all the crappy things that mess up your computer. Limewire and Bearshare shouldn’t even be on the list because they are notorious for giving you viruses…Kazaa on the other hand has also given me the same problem but they seem to have fixed a lot of those problems in new program releases but Kazaa is too slow.

    You should use uTorrent and Ares together for the safest most reliable combination of p2p services.

  • Jamma January 22, 2008, 3:01 am

    I have been using Limewire and think its great for searching music! Trax download within minutes. I can find and download old trax, wonder why some of you people can’t? Not that good for videos and software though.

    Gonna try Ares, Lets see what all the fuss is about.

  • Wallace January 23, 2008, 6:38 am

    So, What then, is the best Torrent(s), and how do u use them? Are they self explanitory like any p2p program?

  • Scott January 26, 2008, 9:00 pm

    I have tried most of the above but find Limwire the best of all. It is very easy to use, good search results and very good for older music. I would give it a try.

  • Reagan February 15, 2008, 10:32 am

    I now use soulseek, it doesn’t have all the features of Limewire, but I can find tons of rare songs and bands that are not on Limewire.

  • Aislinn February 22, 2008, 4:50 am

    Limewire is good but slows your computer down and has spyware on it apparently, Shareaza is rubbish now I can’t find any music on it.

  • Genesis February 23, 2008, 12:48 am

    Yeh…I think Limewire is the best…been using it for nearly 3 yers but been having slight problems lately…my download speed is becoming really slow…I use a DSL connection and normally get good download speeds…anybody got any ideas…Plus the downloads have a prob only on Limewire

  • Lone druid March 1, 2008, 1:35 am

    hey guys…I have a problem here. I am using limewire and there are music videos of many artists which I cannot find. I can get those videos by downloading the torrent files from isohunt.com, torrentspy.com, but there are many videos in a bunch over there for which the file size exceeds 1 GB and it takes a lot of time to download that stuff. Can anyone please tell me where can I find the torrent files which contains only that particular video which I want and that also with good availability of seeders and leechers?

  • Omer March 1, 2008, 10:54 pm

    I tried both shareaza and ares, and no doubt Ares is far better than shareaza in terms of speed and security. i can see that many people have not tried Ares so far. I think it is the best from what other people are saying about other p2p software. why not give it a try?

  • Vanguard March 2, 2008, 12:16 am

    Well Ive tried most of them all of them in my opinion bearshare is the best. It doesnt make my use my cpu as much as limewire. Limewire may be a good option but I think bearshare is the best…

  • Erick March 4, 2008, 9:23 pm

    the moment you get connected with Limewire; you automatically have a number of ports infiltrated. your firewall then is nothing more but a toast.

  • Akshay March 25, 2008, 7:10 am

    Ares is the best p2p software ever!

    It beats Limewire completely

  • Fram April 4, 2008, 2:22 am

    Forgive me for abruptly changing the subject, but I’ve always wanted to find the name of a song through some type of chat within the p2p software which I could send to all users, but I don’t know if it’s possible.

    I owned a CD few years ago which I used for speakers demonstration. Man, it had some good bass in it. The main song started with a somewhat loud motorcycle (with open exhaust)
    going from left to right speakers. If you closed your yes you could swear the bike was right there. I impressed so many people at circuit city at the time.

    Anyways, do you know what song is it? Or if there’s any p2p that allows you to send a question to multiple users?

  • Kishore April 6, 2008, 5:04 pm

    Hi Haris, I am using Emule pro Ultra2 P2P. I find it is best as I get all the softwares in that. I have already used Shareaza but I found Emule is better than Shareaza, though I hav not used Limewire yet.

  • John H April 8, 2008, 9:04 pm

    If you are a limewire fan but dont want the ads or to pay for Limewire Pro get Frostwire. http://www.frostwire.com

    It’s free, it looks exactly the same and downloads at the fastest speeds.

  • G.O.B. the Magician April 12, 2008, 12:55 am

    Fram: “Raise a Little Hell” by Trooper has a motorcycle in the intro, try that.

    Others, do not waste your time on Limewire/Sharezaa/Bearshare. You are ruining your computer with malicious software (viruses, spyware, adware, trojans, keyloggers, etc) and you don’t even know it. And to the users who post that they have been using Limewire for X amount of time and have never had a virus, you have had viruses, you just don’t know it.

    Personally, I think this list was a joke. It was put together by someone with relatively little experience/knowledge (no offence) and unfortunately, is directing other users to using hazardous p2p software.

    My suggestion is to use the program uTorrent (download here) and do a little googling on torrents. Use a site such as http://www.thepiratebay.org to search for torrents (files such as music, vids, programs, etc). Read other users comments prior to downloading.

    As well, this is a handy litle site for googling mp3’s that are in computer directories. It’s not very useful for alot of songs, but anything even remotely popular should come up. http://www.smacki.com/mp3%20search%20using%20google

  • Jersey April 12, 2008, 5:08 pm

    Soulseek owns.

  • Jason April 30, 2008, 12:14 am

    I use FilesWire. Its a free online browser-based p2p service. There is nothing to download and install, so you can begin sharing immediately. Visit http://www.fileswire.com

  • Beaulac May 2, 2008, 2:41 am

    What the hell is going on with E-Mule! Dammit it’s slow like a dunk! My Goodness, it took me 4 hours to download a 1 Mo file…Damn!

  • ashiq May 25, 2008, 2:01 pm

    all you limewire users,
    could u tell me how to configure limewire to throw cbr files when i search for comics. now all it does is throw pdf files & it is real crap reading comics in pdf format.
    shareaza gives cbr files automatically without any configuring.
    help please
    thank you

  • Bobby June 2, 2008, 8:15 pm

    I’ve downloaded over 20TB of music and movies over the past 10 years and I believe the safest way to share files is by using Torrents wich you don’t mention at all.P2p sharing is the past…Torrents are the NOW.

  • libya June 9, 2008, 1:12 am

    i heard limewire has virusus

  • rEnE June 16, 2008, 1:23 am

    No, the best p2p is no doubt Ares Galaxy. I’ve used limewire and it has too may spyware/adware, and viruses.

    GO ARES

  • Ozeias June 20, 2008, 7:27 am

    what about ares n eMule?

  • KiarFuZzy June 25, 2008, 10:35 pm

    For those who like Limewire…you probably know that it takes a lot of your ram and cpu when you run it, the solution is a simpler client named Cabos, and ya I think is the best mp3 downloader, because on limewire and kaza and others you can download only mp3s, the movies are 80% fake.

    For the other stuff the torrentz is the only way…I use bitcoment coz its working very fine for me!

  • Gin July 3, 2008, 3:32 am

    Check out Graboid. Real quick tv/movie downloads.

  • Beaulac July 4, 2008, 12:16 am

    Can we download Adult Movie with Graboid? If not, what is the best free program to download Adult Movie?

    Thanks! :-)

  • klint July 5, 2008, 10:52 pm

    What about spyware?

  • shane July 14, 2008, 7:59 pm

    hey streaming is the new thing girls and boys who wants to wait for movies when you can watch as you stream only problem tricky to keep. but with the crap they put out there, do you really need to watch it a second time? any way if its good then do the right thing and buy it. if its crap well you don’t want a copy of it anyway the internet is doing us all a fav try before you buy, maybe they’ll put more thought in those block busters now you can see it before you waste your cash.

  • klinton delmaine sopeter July 16, 2008, 12:07 pm

    imes is a joke it is the worst program i have ever used but frostwire and ares are most likely better than limewire even limewire pro ….Frostwire and ares do not have spyware or anything attached…

  • erhan July 20, 2008, 3:01 am

    ares is the best!! i have no problems… trojans viruses or another things

  • Alex July 24, 2008, 6:46 pm

    I wanna try Ares.. And I’m trying to try Ares.. But all it does is to sit still on “Connecting” all the time… Any hints how to fix that?

  • Snow July 24, 2008, 8:08 pm

    hi guys.
    just wanna know what is better?
    torrent downloading or direct downloading?
    i use ares, but i find it a bit slow.
    is there some way it could go faster or do u recommend another torrent program?

  • Snow July 24, 2008, 8:10 pm

    Gin can u actually download movies from graboid or only watch them?

  • AndrΓ© Felipe July 24, 2008, 11:24 pm

    BearShare used to be full of spyware. Is it “clean” now?

  • Bobby July 28, 2008, 9:55 am

    Pirates Bay has become a pay website, well well is this the end of free movies and music downloads? I think it’s only a matter of time so download all you can people cause pretty soon you’ll all need credit cards to do so!

  • Nerz July 28, 2008, 11:10 am

    Yup Ares is the best, especially it can bypass some firewall configurations[in a LAN env].
    Azureus is the best followed by bitcomet for torrents in terms of findin peers and cachin and stuff!!!

  • Nerz July 28, 2008, 11:13 am

    There is a new network for Bearshare6.0, it uses a different protocol and away from the G1 or G2 networks…
    @ Andre – This version is completely free from spyware…but not a well spread n/w as with G1/2.

    Bearshare 5.0x versions is packaged with some addware…

  • PeteyT July 29, 2008, 6:42 am

    The Pirate Bay charging? Nope they are still free, and probably, well hopefully will be free. The best torrent site I find is Demonoid, which sadly closed down a while back, but then re-opened! Yay!

    The problem may be ISP’s though. Internet Service Providers, well some in the UK, are joining a voluntary code, which would have them writing letters to every one using p2p software, as a warning, and then possibly contacting the law and other organisations if it continued. I wonder if it will go ahead. I mean they have been talking about stopping it for years, but maybe it’s the start of the end now.

  • AndrΓ© Felipe July 30, 2008, 6:48 am

    Nerz: thanks. :) It’s been a while since I installed that software.

  • Gerliamrob August 3, 2008, 1:57 am

    I have Bearshare on my old computer. Now I have tried newer versions of Bear and Lime, and all I get are pay songs. How do I get my old Bear back? All I want is free tunes.

  • TechGlow August 20, 2008, 11:45 am

    I love the limewire pro because it downloads data from 10 peer connections simultaneously.

  • Alex August 27, 2008, 6:39 pm

    POOOOOOOR guys……try e-mule!!! where do u live people? Jesus!!!

  • Niko September 7, 2008, 8:42 pm

    This is how to download torrents anywhere! http://driftingdots.com/float/torany.html

  • willson September 14, 2008, 1:55 am

    For convienience its got to be FilesWire You can share direct from your browser, download up to 20 files at the same time and play your files in the in-built media player.
    This all happens directly from your browser!!

  • sgr September 20, 2008, 10:16 pm

    Hey Haris! I think you should include Ares in the top five p2p softwares. What say !!!!!!

  • devrim September 30, 2008, 5:47 pm

    I have used limewire, limewire pro,emule,imesh,bearshare and frostwire.Frostwire seems to be the fastest for me. (adsl).

  • Lupin October 15, 2008, 9:04 am

    I know a best way to get free stuffs aside from using torrents & P2P, just follow these steps:

    1. spend 2 days in front of your TV watching gore action movies to motivate you.
    2. go buy a gun
    3. get anything you want for free!!

    no downloads, no virus + 100% adrenaline

  • Hawk Eyes November 27, 2008, 5:16 pm

    Limewire is the Best…Next comes FrostWire and MP3 Rocket. :)

  • extreament September 22, 2009, 11:16 am

    i do a lot of file sharing and no where in this post can i find anything about how to tell if the file you are downloading is any good so if you need help with this try using bitzi you can download it here http://bitzi.com/ this will tell you weather are not the file is any good before you download it good luck every one and spread the word about this and mabey we can clean up all this junk http://bitzi.com/

  • extreament September 22, 2009, 4:16 pm

    i do a lot of file sharing and no where in this post can i find anything about how to tell if the file you are downloading is any good so if you need help with this try using bitzi you can download it here http://bitzi.com/ this will tell you weather are not the file is any good before you download it good luck every one and spread the word about this and mabey we can clean up all this junk http://bitzi.com/

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