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Should I remove AIM 6?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
11% remove it89% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #6,665
United States Rank #3,791
Reach 0.0659%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 12.78 days
377.06 days >
Average installed length: 198.12 days

Typically installed together

Other programs by AOL


What is AIM 6?

AOL Instant Messenger (AIM) is an instant messaging programs to allow registered users to communicate in real time. The standard protocol that AIM clients use to communicate is called Open System for CommunicAtion in Realtime (OSCAR). Most AOL-produced versions of AIM and popular third party AIM clients use this protocol.

About  (from AOL)

The AOL® Instant Messengerâ„¢ (AIM) service provides the easiest way to let you communicate with your friends. AIM lets you add buddies to your Buddy List and set buddy alerts to be notified when your buddies sign on. You can also share your Buddy List with family and friends. Send instant messages and online greetings t...  Read more


Upon installation, it defines an auto-start registry entry which allows the program run on each boot for the user which installed it. 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 software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The main program executable is aim6.exe. The software installer includes 49 files and is usually about 19.93 MB (20,893,826 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.aol.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\aim6
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\AIM6\uninst.exe
Estimated size: 19.93 MB

Program filesFiles installed by AIM 6

Program executable:aim6.exe
Name:AOL Service Libraries
Path:C:\Program Files\aim6\aim6.exe
Additional files:
  • rbm.exe - AOL Post Install Processing Module
  • image.dll - AIM Image Processor Library
  • addressBook.exe (by America Online) - AOL Service Libraries (Address Book)
  • aollaunch.exe (by America Online) - AOL
  • aolsoftware.exe
  • AOLSvcMgr.dll - AOL Runtime Libraries (AOLSvcMgr)
  • migrator.exe - migrator Application (AIM Prefs Migrator Application)
  • xprt6.dll - XPRT Runtime Library
  • sipXtapi.dll (by Pingtel) - SIPxua SDK (SIP User-Agent API)
  • uninstall.exe - AOL OCP/EE (AOL Open Client Platform / Execution Environment)
  • acccore.dll - AIMCC (acccore Component Server)
  • uninst.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • aim6.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{AD9217F0-0726-42F0-ADE4-9E8ACA52D1E0}' (runs on registration).
Startup File (User Run)
  • aim6.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Aim6' and executes as "C:\Program Files\AIM6\aim6.exe" /d locale=en-US eC://aol/imApp.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • aim6.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\AIM6\aim6.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:11.84 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0309768521%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.02191758%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00905927%
0.015104% average
Memory:3.59 MB
Total CPU:0.0010991556%
Kernel CPU:0.00069448%
User CPU:0.00040468%
I/O reads/min:3.57 KB
I/O writes/min:1.69 KB

How do I remove AIM 6?

You can uninstall AIM 6 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/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program AIM 6, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: 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 AIM 6.

Win Vista (SP2) 68%
Win XP 0%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 11%
Keep it 89%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows Vista 86.07%
Windows 7 8.55%
Windows XP 4.39%
Windows 10 1.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 77.15%
Windows Vista Home Basic 7.28%
Windows 7 Home Premium 6.35%
Microsoft Windows XP 4.34%
Windows 7 Ultimate 1.70%
Windows Vista Ultimate 1.16%

Distribution by countryGeography

80.67% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 80.67%
  France 4.80%
  United Kingdom 4.59%
  Canada 3.43%
  Australia 1.31%
  Spain 0.71%
  Netherlands 0.56%
  India 0.40%
  Malaysia 0.40%
  New Zealand 0.35%
  PR 0.20%
  Philippines 0.15%
  Germany 0.15%
  Brazil 0.10%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 89.94%
Dell 5.97%
Gateway 0.74%
Toshiba 0.74%
Acer 0.57%
Intel 0.49%
Sahara 0.41%
ASUS 0.33%
Lenovo 0.25%
American Megatrends 0.16%
Sony 0.16%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6700 Notebo... 22.26%
HP Pavilion dv9700 Notebo... 11.13%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 8.19%
HP Pavilion dv5 Notebook ... 6.86%
Hewlett-Packard Compaq Pr... 6.32%
Hewlett-Packard Compaq Pr... 6.14%

About AOL

America Online develops, grows, and invests in brands and sites.
Publisher URL: corp.aol.com


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