ARO 2012

Average User Rating:
2.3
out of 503 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    8.0
  • Total Downloads:
    13,305,834
  • Date Added:
    Jan. 24, 2012
  • Price:
    Free to try (Fixes first 100 detected errors, cleans Internet temporary junk); $29.95 to buy
  • File Size:
    4.59MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    7,743
  • Platform:
    Windows
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  • Current Version

    1.4

    out of 32 votes

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    • 2 star 1
    • 1 star 26
  • All Versions

    2.3

    out of 503 votes

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    • 4 star 58
    • 3 star 43
    • 2 star 50
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1 stars

"So much for trusting CNET Recommendations-Never Again!"

July 07, 2012  |  By bkjamison

 |  Version: ARO 2012 8.0

Pros

Not one that I could find

Cons

After install, could not get into any programs, got error messages on everything. Tried to call their support line, no one home. Was charged $97.18. On the order you are not given a balance before you pay. I thought it was $29.95. Had to do a restore to a week prior. Cannot find the programs to uninstall them. They do not appear in program files. Maybe the restore removed them but I doubt it. They also dont show in "hidden files" but I am sure they are buried in my system somewhere and that terrifies me. Anyone have a suggestion for getting rid of it?

Summary

RUN FAST! RUN AS FAR AWAY FRIM SAMMSOFT AS POSSIBLE! TELL EVERYONE YOU KNOW TO AVOID THIS!

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1 stars

"Blue screen of death"

June 25, 2012  |  By beskeptical

 |  Version: ARO 2012 8.0

Pros

Who cares? It almost nuked my computer!

Cons

Upon starting to optimize after a scan, I got the blue screen of death. I had to restart twice, second time in safe mode, and go straight to recovery console, before I could get back onto my system. If there were no restore point, Aro would have absolutely wrecked my computer. It seems it deletes crucial system files.

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1 stars

"Definitely Malware"

June 23, 2012  |  By esoclectica

 |  Version: ARO 2012 8.0

Pros

Identifies Internet Ex[lorer, Firefox and Google Chrome as Trojans and blocks Internet access. Does not uninstall, just appeared on my system without my knowledge. Unable to uninstall and required reformat of computer.

Cons

Nothing but cons. Worst Trohan I ever had.

Summary

Do not buy unless you like paying for spyware on your system, no telling who is stealing your credit card information.

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1 stars

"CRAP!!!!!!"

June 22, 2012  |  By bbatzek

 |  Version: ARO 2012 8.0

Pros

Not going to take up drive space after I delete it.

Cons

Threw things on the bill I didn't order.
Softwear won't run.
Won't return e-mails, or customer support requests.
The"24/7" phone line goes nowhere and they don't take messages.

Summary

RIP OFF BIG TIME!
"We got your money, you can go to hell!"
Shame on you CNET for aiding these crooks!

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4 stars

"What's all the talk?This software is good virus/adware"

June 03, 2012  |  By jross9896

 |  Version: ARO 2012 8.0

Pros

System performance was very slow until I install ARO 2012.It works great with Windows 7 Home Edition

Cons

I haven't founded anything wrong with the software.

Summary

For the price it is a great virus/adware software.

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1 stars

"This software is junk"

June 01, 2012  |  By geeksondemand

 |  Version: ARO 2012 8.0

Pros

Nothing in good about this

Cons

Absolute garbage, do not download

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3 stars

"This software is okey, as a standard version"

May 25, 2012  |  By Gardeneir

 |  Version: ARO 2012 8.0

Pros

It is bettern then the "Uniblue's" version. And lesser then the "Glary Ultilites 2012". It is okey. But faraway from these softwarez. But.., I like its "Clean-Up" part. Faster then my written softwarez, as I recently writhe.

Cons

I meant it could have more of a real "powerful engine". It should need of brand-new power-up. Sometimes it will freeze-up. That means I have to wait. All until it is back to the track!

Summary

This is one strong-working softwarez, as a good point. The "Old Reliable One". All along the tracks. Looking forward to its next following version. This "A-train" needs of lot's more power!

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1 stars

"No quality software...I use Winoptimizer FREE instead"

May 14, 2012  |  By laughlikemuttley

 |  Version: ARO 2012 8.0

Pros

poor interface, complicated

Cons

why should I use this piece of software?...not useful for cleaning up my vista64

Summary

there are full suites for free serving more tools than I need...try glary or ashampoo winoptimizer free

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1 stars

"This is a joke, right?"

May 14, 2012  |  By reehone

 |  Version: ARO 2012 8.0

Pros

Absolutely none whatsoever.

Cons

Oh boy, where do I start...
-Won't uninstall without being forcibly removed with another antivirus program
-Constantly pops up even after closing it
-Sets off all my other antivirus scanners as adware and a trojan
-Not even sure if it actually finds any registry errors, as I scanned with CCleaner, and found about 200, this program only found about 150
-After removing errors with CCleaner, ARO still says there is more, although the number almost seems to be random, because it fluctuates up and down every time ARO opens.
-Like mentioned before, it is rougue, and will not let you uninstall.
_After fixing registry errors

Summary

100% adware. There are so many other free (and better) registry cleaner programs to choose from. How this even made it on to cnet in the first place is beyond me. 100% spyware/adware free my ass.

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1 stars

"Junk Bloatware!"

May 10, 2012  |  By AdobeJesus

 |  Version: ARO 2012 8.0

Pros

it supposedly fixed 100 registry errors?

Cons

Bloatware
Scamware
Only Fixes first 100 errors
I doubt if it actually finds real errors/problems
Locks you into either buying software or keeping errors

Summary

I am familiar with Support.com and they have great tech support and excellent technicians however I am unsure why they would put their name on such a colossal piece of crap!

Because of the poor reviews, I decided to create a BRAND NEW fresh install of Windows on a Virtual Machine. I installed Win7 Ultimate x64 on a VM. Right after install I downloaded flash player, java, shockware, silverlight and chrome. Then I downloaded ARO 2012.

Upon it's first scan ARO 2012 found 112 registry errors and 480 junk files. I question the truth in this because at this moment it was a fresh install and only had 17 minutes on up time since the very first login of Windows.

So I ran the "Optimization" and it said it may need to reboot to fix problems if needed. it fixed problems, re-scanned and found 111 registry errors then rebooted automatically. After the reboot it said ARO fixed 100 errors and tweaks and ARO only had 2 options. Either buy the full version of the software, or keep the remaining errors. I chose to keep errors and re-scanned and it now found 32 registry errors. Will not let you fix any more registry errors without purchasing.

Upon every reboot ARO then pop-ups up wanting you to purchase or keep errors. I consider this bloatware/scamware. This program reminds me a lot of PC Performer by PerformerSoft. It performs the same way and locks you into paying.

ARO 2012 should be removed from CNET. I'm surprised with the horrid reviews on here that it is still on this site.

The only thing I can say and stick up for ARO 2012 is that the users that have said it will not let them uninstall it must have had something else wrong with their OS. I was able to uninstall ARO perfectly fine on 3 machines. Otherwise, this program sucks, don't even download it. There are a ton of better, TOTALLY FREE programs out there for cleaning up a system.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 8.0
  • Ability to clean accumulated junk from the internet browsers: Internet Explorer, Chrome and Firefox
  • Scans and removes Windows log files and error reporting files
  • Reveals the number of junk files and the size of the files
  • Newly enhanced "settings" section enables users to customize their scan
General
Publisher Support.com
Publisher web site http://www.support.com
Release Date January 24, 2012
Date Added January 24, 2012
Version 8.0
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory Diagnostic Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows, Windows Vista, Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows 7
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 4.59MB
File Name ARO2014_uc.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 13,305,834
Downloads Last Week 7,743
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations Fixes first 100 detected errors, cleans Internet temporary junk
Price $29.95

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