Bearshare is a file sharing program that lets you, your friends, and everyone in the world share files. Built on Gnutella technology, it provides a simple, easy to use interface combined with a powerful connection and search engine that puts thousands of different files in easy reach.

Trade any type of file: mp3, video, images, software, etc. It runs on Windows. The latest version of this file is free of spyware. It also has a low power mode that lets you reclaim bandwidth without closing the program. Finally, it features dynamic querying, IP quality checking, and a “pause results” feature.

BearShare offers advanced search filtering as well as a family filter, which lets you block adult content. You can “swarm” downloads from multiple hosts to retrieve files faster. The program also gives you some tools to gauge your connection. You can even chat with other BearShare users while transferring files.

With BearShare you get:

  • 100% clean install, no bundled software.
  • Brand new interface.
  • Fastest downloads, ever.
  • Instant “search suggest” technology.
  • Parental controls block access to offensive files.
  • Automatic Virus protection.
  • Full featured media player with smart organization feature.
  • The easiest BearShare ever, with all new bubbles that hint at cool things you can do.
  • Instant searches across the entire BearShare network.

Some of the Bearshare features include:

  • Lightning fast downloads from multiple users simultaneously.
  • Advanced Search – all types of media files.
  • Automatic resume feature assures the completion of all requested downloads.
  • Access and view your friend’s shared files.
  • Chat with friends while downloading.
  • The most friendly and intuitive interface.
  • Bandwidth controls
  • Configurable Parental Controls block access to viruses and offensive files.
  • Media Player with playlists and full-screen preview mode.
  • Enhanced Media Manager ideally designed for organizing all your PC’s media files.

Bearshare System Requirements:

  • Windows 98/ME/NT/2000/XP
  • A 166MHz Pentium class CPU or higher is required
  • An active internet connection
  • 32 megabytes minimum free space
  • 4 megabytes of free disk space for the BearShare program
Review by Jared Moya

BearShare has an average rating 3.1 out of 5 based on 51 user ratings.