Protecting Yourself in Ares
We should all know that Ares is a very good P2P network by now, you can tell that based on the huge popularity of it. However, you may come across files that you really don’t want to when using it. This is exactly the same with every other piece of software of this kind and it’s very difficult to prevent it from being visible as we cannot open every file that is shared on the Ares P2P network. However, what we can do is give you some tips on how you can prevent yourself from having any trouble as a result of downloading files in the Ares software. You can read more about them below.
Filter Malicious Files
There is a feature that has been built into the application which can filter out all files that could be counted as malicious. Please note that whilst this does a great job in removing most of it, don’t be reliant on it and follow the other tips we’re going to give you below. To enable the malicious files filter, you need to follow just a few short steps.
First of all, you need to open it up on your computer by choosing it from the list of software you have installed, usually in Start –> All Programs. Once Ares has loaded, you should see the navigation menu towards the top. Go into the control panel, click on “Hashlinks” and then check the box next to “Filter Executable files and potentially dangerous file types”. Simply save this and then restart the software and you should find that the change has taken place with immediate impact. This is a highly recommended feature to enable if you want to remain safe from viruses and other bad files when you’re using P2P.
After you’ve used our Ares download, it’s essential that you install a good antivirus software on your computer. This will scan all of the files you download to detect whether there is any viruses in any of them. This would work really work with the filter we’ve described above as it should stop you from getting any malware on your computer which as we all know can cause massive problems to you.
If you want our recommendations, it might be a good idea install a free antivirus such as AVG which should do the job you want, although we would always recommend using a paid software instead as this could make your system even more secure. For examples of this, you can use BullGuard or Norton. You’ll probably be able to find them in stores too so you might want to consider looking in there. Either way, a good antivirus software is essential for keeping safe on the P2P network and that is something you need to remember. Some antivirus tools that you find on the internet could even be fakes themselves and could actually be a virus and also report fake warnings to you in order to steal money from you. This is something else you really want to be careful of, only choose reputable software to protect your data.
Another way of protecting yourself is to check carefully at what you’re looking for. For example, you should be checking the file sizes. If you’re trying to download a movie, then you wouldn’t expect the file size to be really small, for example less than 100MB in size. This can be a big indicator of something that isn’t genuine and isn’t what you want on your computer. As a rough indication, movies could be between 500MB – 5GB depending on the length and songs are usually a few megabytes in size.
Make sure you also look at other indicators like the name and the description. If what they say don’t look right, then the chances are the file in the network isn’t right either. You need to remain suspicious at all times because if you download a virus and execute it, you could face massive problems that will be very time consuming and could even be costly. This is one of the downsides with downloading illegally on the internet, it is very hard to stop it from happening and that is why we don’t recommend doing so. It is entirely your decision to do it.
We’ve now given you 3 different methods of protecting yourself when you use our official Ares free download. If you follow the tips we’ve given you, you should never bump into any nasty or malicious files like the majority of our users. If you don’t yet use this tool, we recommend that you use the download we’ve provided you with on our website to make sure that you are getting what you’re looking for and that you don’t get viruses of any kind. This client a genuine software that will do the job you’re looking for if you know how to use it properly.