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Should I remove Audio Record Wizard?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
12% remove it88% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #6,973
United States Rank #5,569
Reach 0.0615%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 21.32 days
629.05 days >
Average installed length: 330.52 days


7.21 1.15%
7.20 4.04%
7.16 6.18%
7.12 10.31%
6.92 18.80%
6.9 5.19%
6.8 32.40%
6.7 4.78%
6.6 3.13%
6.5 0.08%
6.3 0.33%
6.1 0.08%
6.0 11.13%
5.5.11022 0.99%
5.4.10912 1.40%

Audio Record Wizard

What is Audio Record Wizard?  (from NowSmart)

The world is full of music - but since it's available in so many different formats and on so many different channels, it can sometimes be difficult to capture and save for later enjoyment. Perhaps you'd like to record the music you enjoy on your favorite online radio station? Maybe you have a collection of old cassette...  Read more


Audio Record Wizard is a software program developed by NowSmart. The most common release is 6.8, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. 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 arw.exe. The setup package generally installs about 20 files and is usually about 10.4 MB (10,909,256 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 10. While about 59% of users of Audio Record Wizard come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.nowsmart.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Audio Record Wizard
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Audio Record Wizard\uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 10.4 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Audio Record Wizard

Program executable:arw.exe
Name:Audio Record Wizard
Path:C:\Program Files\audio record wizard\arw.exe
Additional files:
  • songcube.exe - Song Cube
  • htmlayout.dll (by Terra Informatica Software,, British Columbia, Canada) - HTMLayout (HTMLayout - embeddable HTML rendering and layout component)
  • fmodex.dll (by Firelight Technologies) - FMOD Ex (FMOD Ex SoundSystem)
  • bass.dll (by Un4seen Developments) - BASS
  • bassflac.dll (by Un4seen Developments) - BASSFLAC
  • CrashReporter.exe
  • lame-enc.dll
  • uninstall.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • arw.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{C8A2E71A-B0D6-42C0-89B2-ED721F1938B2}' (runs on registration).

How do I remove Audio Record Wizard?

You can uninstall Audio Record Wizard 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 Audio Record Wizard, 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 Audio Record Wizard.

Win 7 (SP1) 61%
Win XP 0%
Uninstall it 12%
Keep it 88%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 64.55%
Windows 10 22.42%
Windows XP 7.17%
Windows Vista 5.85%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 35.05%
Windows 7 Ultimate 14.15%
Windows 7 Professional 12.24%
Microsoft Windows XP 7.16%
Windows 8.1 6.33%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 4.50%

Distribution by countryGeography

58.97% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 58.97%
  Germany 5.58%
  United Kingdom 4.29%
  Canada 3.91%
  France 2.05%
  Italy 2.05%
  Australia 1.86%
  Brazil 1.86%
  Belgium 1.28%
  Iran 1.28%
  Netherlands 1.09%
  India 1.03%
  Czech Republic 1.03%
  Poland 0.90%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 26.64%
Hewlett-Packard 23.73%
Acer 16.59%
ASUS 7.57%
Toshiba 3.35%
Intel 3.20%
Lenovo 2.18%
Medion 2.18%
Samsung 2.04%
American Megatrends 1.16%
Sahara 1.16%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 6.82%
Dell Inspiron 620 3.25%
Dell XPS 8700 2.92%
Dell XPS 8500 2.60%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.27%
ASUSTeK CM6330_CM6630_CM6... 2.27%


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