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Should I remove Advanced SystemCare 3?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
24% remove it76% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #9,660
United States Rank #8,491
Reach 0.0443%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 27.48 days
810.57 days >
Average installed length: 425.89 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
3.8.0 9.34%
3.7.3 13.04%
3.7.2 6.76%
3.7.0 7.41%
3.6.1 4.19%
3.6.0 4.03%
3.5.1 6.12%
3.5.0 5.48%
3.4.2 3.70%
3.4.1 4.51%
3.4.0 1.93%
3.3.4 12.56%
3.3.3 0.16%
3.3.2 0.16%
3.3.1 4.03%
3.3.0 0.64%
3.2.0 6.12%
3.1.2 5.64%
3.1.0 1.61%
3.0.1 1.29%
3.0.0 1.29%

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Advanced SystemCare 3

What is Advanced SystemCare 3?

Advanced SystemCare is stated to improve computer performance and speed. Advanced SystemCare includes a free version and a paid version. Functions on both versions include cleaning up computer registries, do a disk defragmentation, scan for malware, and clean up broken shortcuts. Advanced SystemCare includes utilities such as tuneup, security and admin tools. Free version's functionality include basic system clean, fix, and optimization, as well as basic protection from security threats.

Overview

The most used version is 3.7.3, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon installation, it defines an auto-start registry entry which allows the program run on each boot for the user which installed it. A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). The main program executable is awc.exe. The software installer includes 64 files and is usually about 22.13 MB (23,205,739 bytes). IObitUpdate.exe is the automatic update component of the software designed to download and apply new updates should new versions be released.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.iobit.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\IObit\Advanced SystemCare 3\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\IObit\Advanced SystemCare 3\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 22.13 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Advanced SystemCare 3

Program executable:awc.exe
Name:Advanced SystemCare 3
Path:C:\Program Files\iobit\advanced systemcare 3\awc.exe
MD5:7809734a5d8d5fbd640aec73c9f2b9e0
Additional files:
  • SPICtrl.dll - SPICtrl Dynamic Link Library
  • FreeSoftwareDownloader_ASC.exe - IObit Download Helper (Helper helps you to download IObit products.)
  • Sut_SoftUninstaller.exe - Advanced Uninstaller
  • free-software-downloader.exe - Advanced SystemCare (Advanced SystemCare Updater)
  • free-software-downloader-v3.exe
  • Sut_ClonedFilesFinder.exe - Cloned Files Finder (Clone Finder)
  • Sup_FirefoxTCP.exe - FirefoxTCPOptimzer (FirefoxTCP Optimzier)
  • Sut_SoftUninstal.exe - IObit Uninstaller (Uninstall Unwanted Apps)
  • Sup_InternetBooster.exe - Internet Booster
  • Sup_FileShredder.exe - File Shredder
  • Sus_FileShredder.exe
  • Sut_DiskExplorer.exe - Disk Explorer
  • Sup_DiskCleaner.exe - Disk Cleaner
  • chkdskback.exe - Disk Doctor
  • Sup_DiskDoctor.exe
  • asc31upgrade.exe
  • AutoCare.exe - Auto Care
  • AutoSweep.exe - Auto Sweep
  • AWCInit.exe - Advanced SystemCare Init
  • FileSweep.dll - Advanced SystemCare Library
  • IObitUpdate.exe - IObit Live Update
  • Registration.exe - Registration for Advanced SystemCare
  • Routine.dll
  • StartMenu.exe - Start Menu
  • Sup_DiskChk.exe - Disk Inspection
  • Sup_DiskExplorer.exe
  • Sup_DriverUpdate.exe - Driver Update
  • Sup_GameBooster.exe - Game Booster
  • Sup_IS360.exe - IObit Security 360
  • Sup_ISD.exe - Smart Defrag
  • Sup_RegistryDefrag.exe - Registry Defrag
  • Sup_ShortcutsFixer.exe - Shortcut Fixer
  • Sup_SmartRAM.exe - Smart RAM
  • Sup_SubmitTool.exe - Submit New...
  • Sus_DriverBackUp.exe - Backup Genius
  • Sus_IS360.exe
  • Sus_PIeHelp.exe - IE Security Assistant
  • Sus_SystemBackup.exe - System Backup
  • Sus_SystemFileScan.exe - System File Scan
  • Sut_AutoShutDown.exe - Auto Shutdown
  • Sut_ContextManager.exe - Context Menu Manager
  • Sut_RestoreCenter.exe - Restore Center
  • Sut_StartUpManager.exe - Startup Manager
  • Sut_SysInfo.exe - System Information
  • Sut_WinManager.exe - Win Manager
  • TurboBoost.exe - TurboBoost
  • Wizard.exe - Wizard
  • AwcSchedule.dll
  • ContextMenu.exe
  • ESR.exe
  • FFSweep.dll
  • NtfsData.dll
  • STFix.dll
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

3 Scheduled Tasks
  • IObitUpdate.exe is scheduled as a task named 'AWC Update' (runs daily at 16:33).
  • Sut_AutoShutDown.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{653AAE0D-C9CB-4039-A5AA-359B9268CF2E}' (runs on registration).
  • AutoCare.exe is scheduled as a task named 'AWC AutoCare' (runs weekly on Mondays at 9:00 PM).
2 Scheduled Tasks (Boot/Login)
  • AWC.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named AWC Startup.
  • AutoSweep.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named AWC AutoSweep.
2 Startup Files (User Run)
  • AWC.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Advanced SystemCare 3' and executes as "C:\Program Files\IObit\Advanced SystemCare 3\AWC.exe" /startup.
  • Sup_SmartRAM.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'SmartRAM' and executes as "C:\Program Files\IObit\Advanced SystemCare 3\Sup_SmartRAM.exe" /m.

How do I remove Advanced SystemCare 3?

Quickly and completely remove Advanced SystemCare 3 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 SystemCare 3 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 SystemCare 3, 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 SystemCare 3.

OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 36%
Win Server 2003 0%
 
WHEN IT STARTS
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 24%
Keep it 76%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 44.77%
Windows XP 32.53%
Windows Vista 15.46%
Windows 8 6.92%
Windows Server 2003 0.32%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Microsoft Windows XP 32.85%
Windows 7 Home Premium 19.19%
Windows 7 Ultimate 17.40%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 11.71%
Windows 7 Professional 5.85%
Windows 8.1 1.95%

Distribution by countryGeography

46.75% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 46.75%
  Brazil 5.56%
  United Kingdom 3.71%
  Israel 3.71%
  Italy 3.44%
  Canada 3.05%
  India 2.38%
  Belgium 1.99%
  Germany 1.99%
  Netherlands 1.85%
  Hungary 1.46%
  Spain 1.46%
  Australia 1.32%
  France 1.32%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 30.33%
Hewlett-Packard 24.04%
Acer 12.30%
GIGABYTE 9.29%
Toshiba 6.28%
Intel 5.19%
ASUS 4.37%
American Megatrends 3.01%
Sahara 2.73%
Lenovo 2.46%
Common models
Dell Inspiron 1545 3.93%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.81%
Dell Inspiron 1525 2.25%
Gigabyte G31M-ES2L 2.25%
Acer Aspire one 2.25%
LENOVO 36852BG 2.25%

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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