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Should I remove AOP Framework?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
4% remove it96% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #444
United States Rank #535
Reach 1.4292%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 7.56 days
223.08 days >
Average installed length: 117.21 days


3.25.2001.0 6.86%
3.23.2000.0 0.46%
3.22.2001.0 15.20%
3.22.2000.2 5.06%
3.21.2000.0 1.70%
3.19.2000.1 0.68%
3.17.2002.1 6.74%
3.15.2000.1 5.53%
3.13.2000.0 6.94%
3.12.2002.0 1.01%
3.11.2002.1 0.43%
3.11.2000.2 2.17%
3.10.2002.1 1.17%
3.09.2004.0 8.23%
3.09.2003.1 0.62%
3.09.2002.2 0.40%
3.07.2006.1 0.04%
3.07.2004.0 8.26%
3.06.2002.2 4.44%
3.05.2004.0 2.05%
3.05.2003.0 0.54%
3.05.2002.2 0.10%
3.04.2001.2 7.33%
3.03.2001.0 4.60%
3.02.2004.7 1.20%
3.02.2002.1 1.40%
3.02.2001.3 0.79%
3.01.2012.1 2.61%
3.01.2010.0 0.91%
3.01.2008.3 2.53%

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AOP Framework

What is AOP Framework?

Acer Open Platform (AOP) Framework is part of the Acer AcerCloud project.

About  (from Acer)

The AOP is not a new concept; in fact it was the basis of the AcerCloud™ application services launched in 2012. Leveraging its established cloud and application services know-how, Acer is creating new solutions and platform alliances, helping software and hardware developers build their own cloud apps based on the AOP ...  Read more


AOP Framework is a software program developed by Acer. The most common release is 3.22.2001.0, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. Upon being installed, the software adds a Windows Service which is designed to run continuously in the background. Manually stopping the service has been seen to cause the program to stop functing properly. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. 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 38 files and is usually about 14.72 MB (15,437,830 bytes). The installed file AutoUpdate.dll is the auto-update component of the program which is designed to check for software updates and notify and apply them when new versions are discovered. Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 10 and Windows 7 (SP1). While about 44% of users of AOP Framework come from the United States, it is also popular in Italy and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.acer.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\acer\aop framework
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Acer\AOP Framework\AOPSetup.exe -uninstall
Estimated size: 14.72 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by AOP Framework

  • CCDMonitorService.exe - CCD Monitor Service
  • BackgroundAgent.exe - AOP Framework (Background Agent)
  • TagEdit.exe - AcerCloud (TagEdit)
  • LocalPlayPhoto.exe - abPhoto (LocalPlayPhoto)
  • AOPSetup.exe - APO (Acer Open Platform Installer)
  • AutoUpdate.dll
  • firewallsettings.exe - clear.fi (clear.fi Client)
  • Interop.WUApiLib.2.0.dll
  • Ionic.Zip.dll (by Dino Chiesa) - DotNetZip Library (Ionic's Zip Library)
  • ServiceInterface.dll - ServiceInterface
  • MyService.dll - MyService
  • zlib1.dll (by Zlib) - Zlib (Zlib: general purpose data compression / decompression library)
  • bg_tool.exe
  • DiskSpace.exe
  • libcurl.dll
  • msvcp90.dll
  • msvcr90.dll
  • uninstall.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • BackgroundAgent.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named 5.
  • CCDMonitorService.exe runs as a service named 'CCDMonitorService' (CCDMonitorService).
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • BackgroundAgent.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'BacKGround Agent' which loads as C:\Program Files\Acer\AOP Framework\BackgroundAgent.exe.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • CCDMonitorService.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Acer\AOP Framework\CCDMonitorService.exe'.

How do I remove AOP Framework?

You can uninstall AOP Framework 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 AOP Framework, 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 AOP Framework.

Win 10 99%
Win XP 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 4%
Keep it 96%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 99.19%
Windows 7 0.79%
Windows Vista 0.01%
Windows XP 0.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 10 Home 45.81%
Windows 8.1 31.44%
Windows 8.1 Connected 10.23%
Windows 10 Home Single La... 5.60%
Windows 8.1 Single Langua... 3.23%
Windows 8.1 Connected Sin... 1.08%

Distribution by countryGeography

44.31% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 44.31%
  Italy 7.84%
  United Kingdom 7.57%
  Germany 6.69%
  Canada 5.58%
  France 4.74%
  Netherlands 2.42%
  Spain 2.21%
  Australia 2.11%
  Brazil 2.05%
  Sweden 1.20%
  Norway 1.15%
  Belgium 1.02%
  DK 0.87%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 99.62%
Hewlett-Packard 0.14%
Dell 0.11%
ASUS 0.05%
Toshiba 0.02%
Lenovo 0.02%
Medion 0.01%
Samsung 0.01%
Packard Bell 0.01%
Common models
Acer Aspire ES1-512 6.59%
Acer Aspire E5-571 5.86%
Acer Aspire E5-573G 3.98%
Acer Aspire E5-571G 3.34%
Acer Aspire E5-521 2.64%
Acer Aspire E5-573 2.44%

About Acer

Acer is a Taiwanese hardware and electronics corporation whose products include desktop and laptop computer PCs, tablet computers, servers, storage devices, displays, smartphones and peripherals.
Publisher URL: www.acer.com


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