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60% remove it40% keep it
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Average installed length: 168.77 days


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ARO 2014

What is ARO 2014?

ARO 2014 is an optimization program that is supposed to increase the speed of computer by removing invalid entries the computer's registry. The trial version will perform a scan and identify issues while the user will need to unlock the software for a yearly auto-renewing subscription charge.


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 10 files and is usually about 17.4 MB (18,241,903 bytes). The installed file update.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.
  • Starts automatically

Program detailsProgram details

URL: go.support.com?linkid=101306
Help link: go.support.com?linkid=101308
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\ARO 2014\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\ARO 2014\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 17.4 MB

Program filesFiles installed by ARO 2014

Program executable:aro.exe
Name:ARO 2014
Path:C:\Program Files\aro 2014\aro.exe
Additional files:
  • CleanSchedule.exe - ARO 2014
  • soref.dll - SammSoft Referrer Utility
  • AROSS.dll
  • CheckForV4.dll
  • SASDetection.dll
  • sqlite3.dll
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall
  • update.dll (by Bjørnar Henden) - ISX Download DLL (Download DLL)
  • xmllite.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft XML Core Services (Microsoft XmlLite Library)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • ARO.exe is scheduled as a task named 'ARO 2014' (runs weekly on Saturdays at 8:44 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\ARO 2014\ARO.exe -rem.

How do I remove ARO 2014?

You can uninstall ARO 2014 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 ARO 2014, 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 ARO 2014.
  4. If for some reason uninstallation fails, please install Microsoft's uninstall fixer utility which will help fix problems with programs that can't be uninstalled at support.microsoft.com.

Win 7 (SP1) 48%
Win XP 5%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 60%
Keep it 40%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 47.62%
Windows 10 38.10%
Windows Vista 9.52%
Windows XP 4.76%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 23.81%
Windows 8.1 16.67%
Windows 7 Ultimate 14.29%
Windows 10 Home 11.90%
Windows 7 Professional 9.52%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 7.14%

Distribution by countryGeography

70.18% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 70.18%
  United Kingdom 7.02%
  France 5.26%
  Canada 5.26%
  Australia 3.51%
  Colombia 1.75%
  Belgium 1.75%
  India 1.75%
  Philippines 1.75%
  Malaysia 1.75%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 36.84%
Dell 21.05%
Acer 15.79%
Lenovo 10.53%
Toshiba 10.53%
Sony 2.63%
Intel 2.63%
Common models
Acer Aspire SW5-012 9.38%
Dell Inspiron 1721 6.25%
TOSHIBA Satellite S70-B 3.13%
TOSHIBA Satellite L55t-B 3.13%
TOSHIBA Satellite C850 3.13%
TOSHIBA Qosmio X70-A 3.13%

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