Shareaza is a peer-to-peer client for Windows that allows you to download any file-type found on several popular P2P networks. Shareaza is free & contains NO Spyware or third-party products. Shareaza can connect to up to 4 separate Peer-to-Peer networks, providing access to hundreds of thousands of diverse users, all from one single program. You can download/upload from these networks: EDonkey2000, Gnutella, BitTorrent and Gnutella2 (G2).


  • The ability to download the same file simultaneously from multiple networks.
  • Scheduler, which allows users to schedule tasks on Shareaza for a later period.
  • Media Player - unlike some peer-to-peer software's media players, Shareaza's completely bypasses corruption and merges file chunks into one, creating a previewable video from virtually any amount of downloaded segments. This does not include sound in MPEGs however.
  • Complete unicode support, as well as numerous translations.
  • New interface with multiple color schemes
  • Unlimited music downloads
  • Share your profile, photos and music
  • iPod and MP3 players support!
  • Make new friends and connect with old ones
  • Discover and download music and HD quality videos
  • The ability to 'skin' the interface, allowing users to change its appearance and more...

What's New:

Language support:

  • Fixed crash due incorrectly translated text in Portugu√™s.

Network support:

  • Fixed download size range of download properties dialogue.
  • New torrent codepage defaulted to UTF-8.
  • Set default chunk size to 256 KB (for compatibility).
  • Fixed garbage "hosts" from broken Web-caches.
  • Fixed adding sources to just downloaded file in library.
  • Implemented BTH adding to library file on torrent seeding.
  • Removed Discovery.EnableG1GWC option to help connecting when no Gnutella 1 UDP-cache can be found.
  • Fixed adding URLs with comma.
  • Fixed downloading from silent FTP-servers.
  • Fixed downloading with unknown file size (downloads stuck in verified state bug).
  • Added "Content-Disposition:" HTTP-header to uploads.
  • Fixed "X-Thex-URI" uploads header (real tiger tree height and ed2k hashset).
  • Fixed tracker parameter of BitTorrent magnet-link
  • Optimized BitTorrent tracker request code (no more freezes on download closing).
  • Limited download sources amount ("Downloads.SourcesWanted" option) to avoid freezes on very popular torrents with thousands of sources.
  • Fixed "disappearing" trackers.
  • Fixed "stuck at 99.9%" download.
  • Optimized source requests timings (ED2K, BT).
  • Optimized uploading file chunk size (now 1000 KB).
  • Added new option BitTorrent.PeerID. Use this peer ID (if set) for BitTorrent trackers in form of "CCvvvv" where "CC" - agent code ("SZ", "UT" etc,), v.v.v.v - version.

Media Player

  • Fixed media window volume control.
  • Fixed media window speed control.
  • Fixed playlist repeat and loop operations.
  • Added played file (blue) marker in the playlist.
  • Added speed label to media window status bar.
  • Added player plugin unloading on every file (for compatibility).
  • Added fullscreen on mouse middle button.

GUI changes

  • Added "Rename" button inside Download properties dialog.
  • Added "Rebuild" item to Library file menu.
  • Now thumbnails can be refreshed by "Rebuild" or "Refresh metadata" operations.
  • Added clearing of recent searches to "Clear History Now" button in options.
  • Fixed wrongly interface language resetting to "English" due new user login.
  • Fixed connected time on Home tab being slow (ticket #184).
  • Fixed search window message (ticket #3; OldDeath)
  • Trying to make less annoying hash window (added WSEXNOACTIVATE style).
  • Fixed file selection in Library (was not properly selected if file folder was collapsed).
  • Fixed IRC chat notification icon.
  • Added thumbnails generation in collection wizard, added thumbnails to "basicCollection" template.

Internal and functional changes

  • Fixed "Download Now" menu item (ticket #198)
  • Re-factored new download creation code.
  • Fixed crash in media player visualizations.
  • Limited number of saved or loaded sources - 500 per download
  • Added removing of duplicate ghost files on library load
  • Separated tracker and file errors (in download tooltip).
  • Fixed RegExp filter (crash in host browser window, inverted state in search window, interface issues, duplicate code).
  • Re-factored and optimized thread code (affects among other things download tasks, tracker requests and ed2k importing).
  • Fixed dropping sources during merging with local files process.
  • Fixed missing download preview file.
  • Re-factored packet handling (CBuffer class).
  • Added experimental support for Snarl notification (, added new option "Interface.Snarl".
  • Adjusted locks during Library periodic scans.
  • Disabled unneeded part of BZlib.
  • Fixed Windows XP incompatibility (issue #208).
  • Added new collection variable: $title$ - name of album folder.
  • Fixed "GeneralPurpleCollection" and "VideoCollection" collection templates.
  • Fixed deadlock on Shareaza exit when "merge with download" task was not completed. Refactored download task class.
  • Fixed stack overflow error when tooltip window was shown while Shareaza suffers overload.
  • Fixed another deadlock when merging tasks are active.

Plugin stuff

  • Added manifest for player plugin.
  • Fixed player plugin rare freeze if file has an unknown format.
  • Added workaround against "frozen" plugins.
  • Fixed plugin registration under non-administrative account ( ticket #98 ).
  • Fixed black thumbnails of unsupported video files.
  • Added Comic Book support i.e. cbr, cbz and cb7 file extensions but only as archives.
  • Fixed plugin code freeze when external plugin crashed.
  • Added JAR extension.
  • Added CB7 extension as archive type (handled by 7Zip).

Library updates

  • Updated GeoIP database.
  • Updated Zlib 1.2.5 -> 1.2.8
  • Updated UnRar ->
  • Updated SQLite ->


  • Fixed TorrentWizard compilation in V$2008.


  • Updated Setup script for new Inno Setup version 5.5.2
  • Fixed UPnP checkbox (due unicode).
  • Re-enabled Windows Firewall checkbox.
  • Enabled compilation of the installer separate from VS.

and last but not least...

  • Fixed tons of (mostly very rare) crashes ;)