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Should I remove AIM 7?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
25% remove it75% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #4,584
United States Rank #2,152
Reach 0.1146%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 27.99 days
825.75 days >
Average installed length: 433.87 days

Typically installed together

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What is AIM 7?  (from AOL)

AIM is the simplest (and most fun) way to chat and share with people and groups you care about. Now with video chat, easy group conversations, message history and syncing across devices, and inline expansion of photos, videos and other media.


AIM 7 is a software program developed by AOL. It adds registry entry for the current user which will allow the program to automatically start each time it is rebooted. It adds an extension to the user's Internet Explorer web browser. 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 setup package generally installs about 62 files and is usually about 16.61 MB (17,415,694 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows Vista (SP2). While about 93% of users of AIM 7 come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Canada.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.aim.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\aim
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\AIM\uninst.exe
Estimated size: 16.61 MB

Program filesFiles installed by AIM 7

  • coolcore59.dll - COOL Component Libraries (COOL Core Component Library)
  • coolcore60.dll
  • coolcore61.dll
  • aim - Copy.exe - AOL Instant Messenger
  • aim.exe
  • xprt6.dll - XPRT Runtime Library
  • acccore.dll - AIMCC (acccore Component Server)
  • Install_AIM.exe - AIM7
  • sipXmediaLib.dll (by SIPFoundry (www.sipfoundry.org)) - sipXtapi GIPS-powered Media Processing (GIPS-powered Media Processing)
  • migrator.exe - migrator Application (AIM Prefs Migrator Application)
  • sipXtapi.dll (by SIPFoundry (www.sipfoundry.org)) - sipXtapi SDK (SIP User-Agent API)
  • isAim.dll - isaim (AIM Locator)
  • jgsetlk.dll (by America Online) - JG ART DLL
  • uninst.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer Extension
  • aim.exe is installed as an Internet Explorer extension using the class {AC9E2541-2814-11d5-BC6D-00B0D0A1DE45}.
Scheduled Task
  • aim.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{DBBC254F-1B6A-460B-AD97-8CBEF023F000}' (runs on registration).
Startup File (User Run)
  • aim.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Aim' and executes as "C:\Program Files\AIM\aim.exe" /d locale=en-US.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • aim.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\AIM\aim.exe'.
Network connections
  • aim.exe connects to bos-m005b-rdr2.blue.aol.com ( port 443).

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:16.51 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0000156629%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00000445%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00001121%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:348
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:6 Bytes
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:0 Bytes
105.02 KB average

How do I remove AIM 7?

You can uninstall AIM 7 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 7, 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 7.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by AIM 7 you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Win 7 (SP1) 64%
Win Server 2003 0%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 25%
Keep it 75%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 66.90%
Windows Vista 16.17%
Windows 10 12.28%
Windows XP 4.60%
Windows Server 2003 0.04%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 45.43%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 13.46%
Windows 7 Professional 11.46%
Windows 7 Ultimate 8.20%
Microsoft Windows XP 4.46%
Windows 8.1 4.28%

Distribution by countryGeography

92.94% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 92.94%
  United Kingdom 1.54%
  Canada 1.48%
  Germany 0.59%
  Australia 0.46%
  France 0.19%
  India 0.19%
  Mexico 0.16%
  Philippines 0.13%
  Sweden 0.13%
  Argentina 0.11%
  Netherlands 0.11%
  Indonesia 0.08%
  Israel 0.08%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 31.93%
Hewlett-Packard 29.90%
Acer 10.24%
Toshiba 9.90%
ASUS 6.24%
Lenovo 2.71%
Samsung 1.36%
Intel 1.29%
Gateway 1.15%
American Megatrends 0.61%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 8.27%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 5.32%
Dell Inspiron 1545 3.84%
HP G60 Notebook PC 3.25%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 1.77%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 1.77%

About AOL

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


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