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ARI Update Service 2.1.15

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ARI Update Service 2.1.15 is a program developed by ARI. 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 installer includes 35 files and is usually about 2.44 MB (2,563,072 bytes). ariupdate.controlpanel.exe is the automatic update component of the software designed to download and apply new updates should new versions be released. In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 10. While about 80% of users of ARI Update Service come from the United States, it is also popular in Canada and DK.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\ari\ari update service
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{69C61734-C8AE-4F91-A27B-7CCCF6C45AA6}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 2.44 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by ARI Update Service 2.1.15

  • interop.windowsinstaller.dll - Assembly imported from type library 'WindowsInstaller'.
  • partsmartapi.dll (by ARI Network Services) - PartSmart Configuration API Library
  • ariupdate.controlpanel.exe (by ARI Network Services) - ARI Update Scheduler Service (ARI Update Control Panel)
  • ariupdate.service.exe
  • ari.winforms.common.dll - ARI.WinForms.Common (Ari.WinForms.Common)
  • ariupdate.agent.exe - ARIUpdateService (AriUpdate.Agent)
  • ariupdate.core.dll - AriUpdate.Core
  • ariupdate.partsmart.activationprocessor.dll - AriUpdate.PartSmart.ActivationProcessor
  • ariupdate.partsmart.dll - ARIUpdate.PartSmart
  • dotnet.framework.dll - ARI.System.Core
  • icsharpcode.sharpziplib.dll (by ICSharpCode.net) - #ZipLibrary (SharpZipLib for .NET Framework 2.0)
  • log4net.dll (by The Apache Software Foundation) - log4net (log4net for .NET Framework 2.0)
  • ariupdate.agent.resources.dll
  • ariupdate.controlpanel.1030.dll - ARI Update Control Panel Danish Resources (da-DK)
  • ariupdate.controlpanel.1031.dll - ARI Update Control Panel German Resources (de-DE)
  • ariupdate.controlpanel.1035.dll - ARI Update Control Panel Finish(Finland) Resources (fi-FI)
  • ariupdate.controlpanel.1036.dll - ARI Update Control Panel French(French) Resources (fr-FR)
  • ariupdate.controlpanel.1040.dll - ARI Update Control Panel Italian(Italian) Resources (it-IT)
  • ariupdate.controlpanel.1043.dll - ARI Update Control Panel Dutch(Netherlands) Resources (nl-NL)
  • ariupdate.controlpanel.1053.dll - ARI Update Control Panel Swedish(Sweden) Resources (sv-SE)
  • ariupdate.controlpanel.2058.dll - ARI Update Control Panel Spanish(Mexico) Resources (es-MX)
  • ariupdate.controlpanel.2070.dll - ARI Update Control Panel Portuguese(Portuguese) Resources (pt-PT)
  • ariupdate.controlpanel.3082.dll - ARI Update Control Panel Spanish(Traditional) Resources (es-ES)
  • ariupdate.core.resources.dll
  • microsoft.applicationblocks.updater.activationprocessors.dll (by Microsoft) - Updater Application Block
  • microsoft.applicationblocks.updater.dll (by Microsoft)
  • microsoft.applicationblocks.updater.downloaders.dll - Downloaders
  • microsoft.practices.enterpriselibrary.common.dll - Microsoft Enterprise Library for .NET (Enterprise Library Shared Library)
  • microsoft.practices.enterpriselibrary.logging.dll - Enterprise Library Logging Application Block
  • microsoft.practices.enterpriselibrary.security.cryptography.dll - Enterprise Library Cryptography Application Block
  • microsoft.practices.objectbuilder.dll - Microsoft.Practices.ObjectBuilder
  • msvcr100.dll - Microsoft® Visual Studio® 2010 (Microsoft® C Runtime Library)
  • xdelta3-3.0.4-x86-32.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • ariupdate.service.exe runs as a service named 'ARI Update Service' (ARI Update Service) "Enables the download and installation of ARI software updates. If this service is disabled, this computer will not be able to use the ARI Updates feature and updates will have to be installed manually.".

How do I remove ARI Update Service?

Quickly and completely remove ARI Update Service 2.1.15 from your computer by downloading Reason's ‘Should I Remove It?’ (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall ARI Update Service 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 ARI Update Service 2.1.15, 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 ARI Update Service.

Win 7 (SP1) 55%
Win XP 9%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 8%
Keep it 92%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 54.55%
Windows 10 36.36%
Windows XP 9.09%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 36.36%
Windows 10 Home 27.27%
Windows 7 Home Premium 18.18%
Microsoft Windows XP 9.09%
Windows 10 Pro 9.09%

Distribution by countryGeography

80.00% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 80.00%
  Canada 8.00%
  DK 4.00%
  Poland 4.00%
  Sweden 4.00%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 22.22%
Hewlett-Packard 22.22%
MSI 11.11%
Lenovo 11.11%
Intel 11.11%
Acer 11.11%
ASUS 11.11%
Common models
Micro-Star CR620 11.11%
LENOVO 7244A34 11.11%
HP ProBook 4530s 11.11%
Hewlett-Packard 110-210 11.11%
Dell OptiPlex 7010 11.11%
Dell OptiPlex 3020 11.11%


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