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What is ara.exe?

Part of ARA

What is it?

Norton Online Backup is an online data backup service that allows you to back up a maximum of five computers for an affordable price. It works with both Macs and Windows PCs, and your data is safe and secure. Unfortunately, you only have 25GB of space available, which limits what you can back up, even on a single computer. Similarly priced services offer far more online storage.
Description of ara.exe from the publisher
Norton Online Backup protects your data from loss by providing automatic online backup and data recovery. Keep copies of your irreplaceable digital photos and important files safe from loss with secured, easy-to-use, professional-grade online backup. Norton Online Backup lets you quickly and easily recover your files in case of hard drive crashes, file system damage, or other data loss mishaps.
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How does ara.exe run?

Process - ara.exe is an instance of a running program. This 64-bit program executes with the privileges as the currently logged in user account.


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.1% of all Boost users have the ara.exe process running.Of the 0.1% of ara.exe users, 82.0% have disabled it.
How stable is ARA?
Based on crash data discovered by Boost, stability is a measure of how sound this particular process and the average percent of times it crashes.
Typical program1.26%
How resource intensive is ara.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00106% CPU10645.8%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
76.48 MB RAM355.2%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
          260 /min11.5%
Average I/O read and write operations for all programs is 2,253 per minute.
              20 GDI objects13.3%
Average number of GUI GDI and USER objects for all programs is 150.
3,240 context switches/sec3240.0%
Average context switches for all programs is 100 per second.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\symantec\norton online backup\ara.exe

What else is related?

ARA Stability

ara.exe crashes or has encountered a critical error 0.8900% of the time.
Error: Stopped responding and was closed (AppHangB1)
Details: A problem caused this program to stop interacting with Windows.
Occurred: over 6 months ago
Error: Stopped responding and was closed (AppHangXProcB1)
Details: A problem caused this program to stop interacting with Windows.
Occurred: over 3 months ago

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows 7 Home Premium (6.1.7601.65536)
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File details

File name: ara.exe
Name: ARA
Description: ARA
Size: 208.84 KB
Original file name: ARA.exe

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Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0012501805%
Privileged CPU: 0.0001856010%
User CPU: 0.00106457945578%
Privileged CPU time: 265.2 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 0 ms
CPU cycle count: 2,131,447,182
CPU cycle count /min: 847,769,361
Context switches /sec: 3,240
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 672.93 MB
Peak committed memory: 686.91 MB
Paged memory: 76.48 MB
Peak paged memory: 101.75 MB
Paged system memory: 413.54 KB
Non-paged system memory: 40.02 KB
Working set memory: 68.14 MB
Peak working set memory: 80.34 MB
Min working set memory: 68.14 MB
Private memory: 76.48 MB
Page faults: 46,387
Page faults /min: 78
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 7,094
Read operations /min: 12
Total read transfer: 2.17 MB
Read transfer /min: 3.74 KB
Total write operations: 1
Write operations /min: 1
Total write transfer: 412 Bytes
Write transfer /min: 0 Bytes
Total other operations: 1,618
Other operations /min: 3
Total other transfer: 9.19 KB
Other Transfer /min: 16 Bytes
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 20
Peak GDI objects: 22
USER objects: 22
Peak USER objects: 23
Handle count average: 337
Thread count average: 8
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): User
Integrety level: High
Windows platform: 64-bit
Process Command
ARA.exe /launch_code=1

Image hashes

MD5: e16ea123ce3c99ede8762a68f1ee443e
SHA-1: e66b4fcb0f4c8e834f652bb0614c5464b0c18c09
SHA-256: 103e94eea52b6fc878259c98e8655a3cebb95d06e552d01a58674ea59d78f7fa

PE image details

CLR assembly: Yes
Subsystem: Windows GUI
Langauge*: Microsoft Visual C# / Basic .NET
File packed: No
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