What does the aim6.exe file do?
The aim6.exe process is also known as AIM and is a part of AOL Service Libraries. This software is produced by AOL (www.aol.com). An obsolete or defective version of aim6.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- aim6.exe has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- aim6.exe has stopped working. A problem caused the program to stop working correctly. Windows will close the program and notify you if a solution is available. (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- aim6.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module aim6.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about aim6.exe aim6.exe
aim6.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. Aim6.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files".
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 50,528 bytes (43% of all these files), 49,968 bytes, 50,472 bytes, 50,736 bytes or, as the case may be, 50,480 bytes.
The program appears as a window on the desktop. File properties have not been internally documented by the producer or developer. The original file has a digital certificate (see its file properties). The file was developed by a so-called third party provider - and not by Microsoft. The file contains a digital signature from Verisign, a subsidiary of Symantec. Verisign thereby confirms this file's authenticity and integrity. You can use Windows Control Panel (Programs icon) to completely remove the software. This process can initiate a network connection--either to the Internet or on your LAN. For this reason, 13% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.
If you see this file on your hard drive or in Windows Task Manager, please make sure that it is not a malicious variant. It's a fact that many trojans try to cloak their true identity by calling themselves aim6.exe. With the above information or by using tools like Security Task Manager you can determine if, in your case, the file is an undesirable variant.
What do other computer users say about aim6?
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Summary: One user judges aim6.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. source: file.net
How to uninstall AOL Service Libraries
To remove aim6.exe from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.
- Click the Windows Start Button. In Windows 8, look for Control Panel.
- Click Control Panel.
- Click Uninstall a program.
- Look for AOL Service Libraries in the list of available programs.
- Click Uninstall.
How to tell if aim6.exe (aim6.exe) was uninstalled cleanly
After uninstalling, restart your computer. Then start Windows Explorer and see if there is still a folder with the name of the software under C:\Program Files. Be sure to check the Registry as well for remnants of aim6.exe. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for aim6.exe or the name of the producer. Always keep in mind that only a computer professional should ever directly delete entries in the Windows Registry.
What to do if a program does not uninstall
The easiest way to remove any kind of software cleanly and accurately is to use an uninstaller tool. Because the uninstaller automatically creates a backup, there is no risk of anything going wrong.
Last but not least
If Windows not working quite right for you, or if startup is taking a long time, or aim6.exe is causing problems for you, a good Windows diagnostic tool may very well help. This is especially effective when it comes to older computers that have accumulated vast quantities of "garbage data" as the result of many software installs and uninstalls.