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What percent of users and experts removed it?
24% remove it76% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #19,925
United States Rank #17,298
Reach 0.0124%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 6.28 days
185.36 days >
Average installed length: 97.39 days


2.0 44.25%
1.0 55.75%

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Advanced Spyware Remover

What is Advanced Spyware Remover?  (from IObit)

Advanced Spyware Remover is a foolproof spyware and malware killer. It keeps you free from spyware that bombard you with ads, spam your email account, collect your private information, steal your credit card numbers, or crash your computer. Advanced Spyware Remover is your best choice to protect your computer and bodyg...  Read more


Advanced Spyware Remover is a program developed by IObit. The most used version is 1.0, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. When installed, it will add a context menu handler to the Windows shell in order to provide quick access to the program. The main program executable is asr.exe. The software installer includes 19 files and is usually about 22.49 MB (23,586,081 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 8. While about 46% of users of Advanced Spyware Remover come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Canada.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.IObit.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\IObit\Advanced Spyware Remover\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\IObit\Advanced Spyware Remover\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 22.49 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Advanced Spyware Remover

Program executable:asr.exe
Name:Advance Spyware Remover
Path:C:\Program Files\iobit\advanced spyware remover\asr.exe
Additional files:
  • ASRmon.dll - Advanced Spyware Remover
  • ASRsrv.exe
  • ASRtray.exe
  • c_passivedefense.exe - Passive Defense
  • d_powerfuldelete.exe - Unlock & Delete
  • is360ext.dll - IS360Ext Module (IS360Ext)
  • a_hijackscan.exe - Hijack Scan
  • b_securityholes.exe - Security Holes
  • e_privacysweeper.exe - Privacy Sweeper
  • ffsweep.dll - IObit Security 360 Library
  • filesweep.dll
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Context Menu Handler
  • is360ext.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'Advanced Spyware Remover' with a class of {364BB365-5DF0-45D4-92C5-B0A4F0962C9D}.
  • ASRsrv.exe runs as a service named 'ASRservice' (ASRservice) "Advanced Spyware Remover Service".
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • ASRtray.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Advanced Spyware Remover' which loads as "C:\Program Files\IObit\Advanced Spyware Remover\ASRtray.exe" /autostart.

How do I remove Advanced Spyware Remover?

Quickly and completely remove Advanced Spyware Remover from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Advanced Spyware Remover 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: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Advanced Spyware Remover, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: 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 Advanced Spyware Remover.

Win 7 (SP1) 55%
Win Vista (SP1) 1%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 24%
Keep it 76%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 60.34%
Windows 8 17.24%
Windows XP 15.52%
Windows Vista 6.90%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 36.99%
Microsoft Windows XP 15.03%
Windows 7 Ultimate 13.87%
Windows 7 Professional 5.78%
Windows 8.1 4.62%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 4.62%

Distribution by countryGeography

45.89% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 45.89%
  United Kingdom 12.56%
  Canada 4.35%
  Sweden 2.90%
  Australia 2.42%
  Germany 2.42%
  Greece 1.93%
  Poland 1.93%
  France 1.45%
  Israel 1.45%
  India 1.45%
  Italy 1.45%
  RS 1.45%
  Saudi Arabia 1.45%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 26.17%
Dell 24.30%
Toshiba 10.28%
Acer 9.35%
ASUS 6.54%
Intel 4.67%
American Megatrends 2.80%
Lenovo 2.80%
Gateway 2.80%
Samsung 1.87%
Compaq 0.93%
Common models
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 6.48%
Dell Inspiron N5030 2.78%
Hewlett-Packard Compaq Pr... 1.85%
ASUSTeK K55VD 1.85%
Dell Inspiron 1525 1.85%
INTEL DG31PR 1.85%

About (from IObit)

Founded in 2004 by two creative and enthusiastic programmers, IObit is focused on providing consumers with innovative and comprehensive system utilities and security software for superior PC performance and security.
Publisher URL: www.iobit.com


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