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Should I remove Advanced Registry Optimizer?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
56% remove it44% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #14,181
United States Rank #8,030
Reach 0.0236%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 32.70 days
964.68 days >
Average installed length: 506.87 days


6.9 19.64%
6.0 38.97%
5.3 11.48%
5.2 3.02%
5.1 17.22%
5.0 9.67%

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Advanced Registry Optimizer

What is Advanced Registry Optimizer?

Advanced Registry Optimizer is registry cleaner/fixer utility whose purported purpose is to remove redundant items from the Windows registry. The software helps to automate the process of looking for invalid entries, missing file references or broken links within the registry and resolving or removing them. The necessity and usefulness of registry cleaners is a controversial topic, with experts in disagreement over their benefits.

About  (from Sammsoft)

Help keep your PC operating smoothly by using Advanced Registry Optimizer 5 to scan, identify, clean and repair errors in your Windows registry with a single click. Advanced Registry Optimizer can clean and repair unwanted debris left behind by adware and spyware. This top-rated registry tool is extremely powerful, yet...  Read more


The most common release is 6.0, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. It adds registry entry for the current user which will allow the program to automatically start each time it is rebooted. A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). The primary executable is named ARO.exe. The setup package generally installs about 9 files and is usually about 11.97 MB (12,555,458 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: go.sammsoft.com?linkid=100162
Help link: go.sammsoft.com?linkid=100161
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Advanced Registry Optimizer\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Advanced Registry Optimizer\unins000.exe" /silent
Warning, the uninstaller has been known to not fully remove the program.
Estimated size: 11.97 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Advanced Registry Optimizer

Program executable:ARO.exe
Name:Advanced Registry Optimizer 2010
Path:C:\Program Files\Advanced Registry Optimizer\ARO.exe
ARO 2010 is registry cleaner, a class of software designed for Windows, whose purported purpose is to remove redundant items from the Windows registry. Registry cleaners in general try to automate the process of looking for invalid entries...
Additional files:
  • ARO.exe - Advanced Registry Optimizer 2010
  • AROSS.dll
  • CheckForV4.dll
  • CleanSchedule.exe
  • AROTutorial.exe - Advanced Registry Optimizer
  • soref.dll - SoftwareOnline Referrer Utility

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • ARO.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Advanced Registry Optimizer' (runs weekly on Mondays at 10:22 PM).
Startup File (User Run)
  • ARO.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'AROReminder' and executes as C:\Program Files\Advanced Registry Optimizer\ARO.exe -rem.

How do I remove Advanced Registry Optimizer?

Quickly and completely remove Advanced Registry Optimizer from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Advanced Registry Optimizer from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Advanced Registry Optimizer, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove Advanced Registry Optimizer.

Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 56%
Keep it 44%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 42.47%
Windows Vista 36.14%
Windows XP 18.07%
Windows 8 3.31%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 32.92%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 30.77%
Microsoft Windows XP 17.23%
Windows 7 Professional 5.23%
Windows Vista Home Basic 3.38%
Windows 7 Ultimate 3.08%

Distribution by countryGeography

78.90% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 78.90%
  United Kingdom 3.65%
  Israel 2.03%
  Canada 1.83%
  Belgium 1.42%
  Sweden 1.01%
  Germany 1.01%
  Norway 0.81%
  Australia 0.81%
  Italy 0.81%
  Mexico 0.61%
  Iran 0.61%
  Netherlands 0.61%
  Singapore 0.41%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 33.76%
Hewlett-Packard 31.20%
Acer 14.10%
Toshiba 9.83%
Intel 3.42%
Gateway 2.14%
American Megatrends 1.71%
ASUS 1.28%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 5.10%
Dell Inspiron 530 3.18%
Dell Inspiron 531 3.18%
Dell Inspiron 530s 2.55%
Dell Inspiron 560 1.91%
eMachines ET1831 1.91%


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