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The LinkTank is a list of important or interesting links related in some way with Envy project. It includes both links to shareaza project pages and links to sites/software which we think our users will find interesting and/or useful. The list is created based on the experiences of our users and community.


Get The Right Websites

Official Homepage.

Regular Downloads Page

Debug Versions Download Page

  • Download page for so called debug builds, in theory for beta-testers and advanced users, in practise for all who need more updated/fixed Envy before nearest next official release will be published.

Help Desk

  • Envy help or support site, here you will find links to Envy IRC, wiki and forums. IRC is the quickest way for user to obtain help. You can enter IRC using links here via browser or any IRC client or by using built-in Envy IRC client.

Official Forums

  • Forums of Envy project, place where you can post for help, improvements, news, development and others subjects.

User Wiki

Developer Wiki

  • Trac Logo 512x512.pngTrac Wiki or Dev Wiki: this wiki focuses on Envy development. Mysterious kingdom of coders, open source and IT knowledge for all interested in.

Skins and Add-ons

Envy Features Overview

Get the Right Information

Envy Install Guide

  • This guide is a PDF file and you can download it via G2 by searching for it with Envy. (When you download it, please share it for other users like you) This is a very useful, step-by-step "how to" install guide for Envy. It is recommended for everybody, especially new users. Currently in English and German, although they are slightly out out-of-date. Thank you OldDeath.

Magnet links: http links:

Shareaza/Envy on Wikipedia

  • Wikipedia Icon.PNG Shareaza Updated by Shareaza and wikipedia community members. Main and most actual is English version. Other languages versions are updated from English version and are maintained by users. National versions can have small and minor differences in details. Versions in other languages are listed at left side on Wikipedia page. You can help by creating page in your own language - help us to spread the Word.

  • Source of facts and knowledge for all those who would like to know about true versus scam sites and the real extent of the anti-Envy conspiracy. Original created by Floog, recovered and archived by Cyko_01.

G2 Network Statistics

  • The crawler stats are updated every 5-10 minutes. All times are UTC-05:00. G2 Network Statistics provides: Network size, Countries, Versions, Vendors, Density, Uptimes, Uptime Graphs, Superlatives, Bad Hubs, World Map and more.

Gnutella2 Developer Network

  • G2dn.jpg G2 Developer Network "(...) The Gnutella2 Developer Network (or G2DN) is a convenient central location for discussing, developing and documenting all aspects of Gnutella2. Like the Gnutella2 platform itself, this website is designed to evolve through community support and participation. Everyone is free to contribute discussion, proposal documents, developer resources or any other relevant material.
  • Although the G2DN is primarily geared toward developers and technical enthusiasts, users of Gnutella2-enabled software are also welcome to participate. Those who are new to Gnutella2 may wish to check out some of the Gnutella2-powered software.(...)"

How to Report Bugs Effectively

  • Read it please just to report bugs effectively. You will save lots of nerves and time, yours and ours. Very recommended to make life and development easier and more happy. On linked site translation to many languages are available: English | Português | 简体中文 | Česky | Dansk | Deutsch | Español | Français | Magyar | Italiano | Nederlands | Polski | Русский | 繁體中文 .
  • Use Trac Logo 512x512.pngTrac to submit your reports or view the reports made by others.

Some (NOT ALL) of scummers, malware etc. sites

Here are listed sites which should be avoided so they have intentionally dot (" . ") replaced with asterisk (" * ") to make them not linkable. This is warning against danger places.

  • shaeaza*com - stolen domain, which is not Envy home any longer.

Glasnost: Test if your ISP is manipulating BitTorrent traffic

Get The Right Protection

PeerGuardian 2 (PG2), IP blocker

  • Description from linked site: "(...) PeerGuardian 2 is Phoenix Labs’ premier IP blocker for Windows. PeerGuardian 2 integrates support for multiple lists, list editing, automatic updates, and blocking all of IPv4 (TCP, UDP, ICMP, etc), making it the safest and easiest way to protect your privacy on P2P. (...)". It is maintained but not developed actively, open source. Idea is continued by Peerblock team, described below. All systems before Vista.

PeerBlock (PB), IP blocker

  • Description from linked site: "(...) PeerBlock lets you control who your computer "talks to" on the Internet. By selecting appropriate lists of "known bad" computers, you can block communication with advertising or spyware oriented servers, computers monitoring your p2p activities, computers which have been "hacked", even entire countries! They can't get in to your computer, and your computer won't try to send them anything either. (...)". This is continuation (fork) of PeerGuardian 2, fixed and recommended for Vista and W7 users - while PG2 is not.

Web Of Trust (WOT), browser plug-in

  • WOT is very recommended addition to your browser which auto warns you against dangerous or fake-malware-virus-scum sites, so allow during surfing the Internet to avoid places which should be avoided. Also warns against sites propagating Fakeaza. Collects and is baseed on experiences and opinions by internauts.

Mcafee SiteAdvisor

  • SiteAdvisor software adds safety ratings to your browser and search engine results. Available for both Internet Explorer and Firefox

All-In-On AntiSpam Filter, set of rules for Envy security

  • Security Filter block fake search results and unfriendly peers by telling shareaza what it should block. Link to Envy wiki.

See Also

Get The Right Tools

VLC media player

  • VLC is probably most popular replace for Envy Media Player (in Envy settings any external player can be set permanently as default player, and all Envy functionalities will remain unchanged, thanks to modular design of Envy). Descritpion from linked site: "(...) VLC media player is a highly portable multimedia player and multimedia framework capable of reading most audio and video formats (MPEG-2, MPEG-4, H.264, DivX, MPEG-1, mp3, ogg, aac ...) as well as DVDs, Audio CDs VCDs, and various streaming protocols - full features list on site. It can also be used as a media converter or a server to stream in unicast or multicast in IPv4 or IPv6 on networks. (...) The cross-platform open-source multimedia framework, player and server. (...)"

Process Monitor

  • From linked site: "(...)Process Monitor is an advanced monitoring tool for Windows that shows real-time file system, Registry and process/thread activity. (...) Its uniquely powerful features will make Process Monitor a core utility in your system troubleshooting and malware hunting toolkit. (...)". Use when you want to observe what is doing what, or what can make trouubles.

DivFix++ (AVI Video Fix & Preview)