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ARO 2013 User Reviews

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Definitely Malware"

    June 23, 2012  |   By esoclectica

    Version: ARO 2013 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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  • 1.0 stars

    "CRAP!!!!!!"

    June 22, 2012  |   By bbatzek

    Version: ARO 2013 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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  • 4.0 stars

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

    June 3, 2012  |   By jross9896

    Version: ARO 2013 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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  • 1.0 stars

    "This software is junk"

    June 1, 2012  |   By geeksondemand

    Version: ARO 2013 8.0

    Pros

    Nothing in good about this

    Cons

    Absolute garbage, do not download

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  • 3.0 stars

    "This software is okey, as a standard version"

    May 25, 2012  |   By Gardeneir

    Version: ARO 2013 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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  • 1.0 stars

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

    May 14, 2012  |   By laughlikemuttley

    Version: ARO 2013 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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  • 1.0 stars

    "This is a joke, right?"

    May 14, 2012  |   By reehone

    Version: ARO 2013 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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  • 1.0 stars

    "Junk Bloatware!"

    May 10, 2012  |   By AdobeJesus

    Version: ARO 2013 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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  • 3.0 stars

    "AR0 2011 runs great !"

    April 21, 2012  |   By 1sharpeye

    Version: ARO 2013 8.0

    Pros

    Yes I did pay for this product. I keep reading "...I had to pay..." Well do you expect everything to be free? Get a life and read the small print.
    Product worked in very well with the ARO 2011 edition .I wanted to see what the ARO 2012 had to offer in upgrades. I won't buy the new edition though not after reading all these negative reviews. I'm curious why ARO hasn't addressed these issues? You would think the CEO has the sense to respond to your complaints and why CNET hasn't done the same.

    Cons

    I didn't see any issues, and works better than some I've tried

    Summary

    CNET, how about a response ?

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  • 1.0 stars

    "This sucks!"

    April 15, 2012  |   By 6969Robert6969

    Version: ARO 2013 8.0

    Pros

    None whatsoever

    Cons

    Crashed my system, caused instability, gosh, I almost had to return my computer.

    Summary

    For your own good, don't even try this! Why does cnet put put this up?!?!?

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