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How common is it?
Global Rank #12,351
United States Rank #10,472
Reach 0.0299%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 47.22 days
1393.09 days >
Average installed length: 731.96 days


4.2.0 18.62%
4.1.0 27.21%
4.0.1 33.41%
4.0.0 20.76%

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Advanced SystemCare 4

What is Advanced SystemCare 4?  (from IObit)

Free registry repair and cleaner - Advanced SystemCare Free 6. What does it help? Slow down, freeze, crash and security threats are over. Advanced SystemCare Free is a comprehensive PC care utility that takes an one-click approach to help protect, repair and optimize your computer. Scanning and finding what other utili...  Read more


Advanced SystemCare 4 is a software program developed by IObit. The most common release is 4.0.1, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. It adds registry entry for the current user which will allow the program to automatically start each time it is rebooted. Upon being installed, the software adds a Windows Service which is designed to run continuously in the background. Manually stopping the service has been seen to cause the program to stop functing properly. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. 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). When installed, it will add a context menu handler to the Windows shell in order to provide quick access to the program. The primary executable is named asc.exe. The setup package generally installs about 59 files and is usually about 46.76 MB (49,036,266 bytes). The installed file AutoUpdate.exe is the auto-update component of the program which is designed to check for software updates and notify and apply them when new versions are discovered. Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows XP. While about 48% of users of Advanced SystemCare 4 come from the United States, it is also popular in Brazil and Italy.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.iobit.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\IObit\Advanced SystemCare 4\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\IObit\Advanced SystemCare 4\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 46.76 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Advanced SystemCare 4

Program executable:asc.exe
Name:Advanced SystemCare
Advanced SystemCare 4
Path:C:\Program Files\iobit\advanced systemcare 4\asc.exe
Additional files:
  • PMonitor.exe - Advanced SystemCare Performance Monitor
  • taskMgr.dll - Task Scheduler Dynamic Link Library
  • AutoUpdate.exe - Advanced SystemCare Updater
  • ASCTray.exe - Advanced SystemCare 4 Tray
  • About.dll - About IObit Utilities
  • free-software-downloader.exe - IObit Download Helper (Helper helps you download and install Advanced SystemCare V5)
  • Sun13_EmptyFoldersScanner.exe - Empty Folders Scanner (Helps you find and delete empty folders in your Windows.)
  • Sun10_ClonedFilesScanner.exe - Cloned Files Scanner (Searches for cloned files in your system which may waste your disk space.)
  • ASCService.exe - Advanced SystemCare (Advanced SystemCare Service)
  • AutoCare.exe - Advanced SystemCare Auto Care
  • AutoSweep.exe - Advanced SystemCare Auto Sweep
  • free-software-downloader-v4.exe
  • Sun12_SystemInformation.exe - System Information (Collects and displays detailed information of your system.)
  • IObitCommunities.exe - IObit Communities (Help you to communicate with IObit.)
  • LicenseConverter.exe - License Converter (Helps you converter license.)
  • Suc12_Uninstal.exe - IObit Uninstaller (Uninstall Unwanted Apps)
  • Suc12_Uninstaller.exe
  • Suc10_RegistryCleaner.exe - Registry Cleaner (Cleans up your registry database frees your system of unneeded ballast .)
  • Suo11_InternetBooster.exe - Internet Booster (Optimizes your TCP/IP protocol, Firefox and Chrome settings to speed up your Internet connection dramatically.)
  • Suc11_PrivacySweeper.exe - Privacy Sweeper (Erases your activity history and surfing traces.)
  • Suo12_StartupManager.exe - Startup Manager (Optimizes startups to accelerate your PC startup and improve your system performance.)
  • Suo13_RegistryDefrag.exe - Registry Defrag (Determines how heavily fragmented the registry is and whether an optimization is necessary.)
  • Sun14_SystemControl.exe - System Control (Helps you to change operation system settings.)
  • Sur11_ShortcutFixer.exe - Shortcut Fixer (Searches your system for noneffective shortcuts and references, and fix them.)
  • Suc14_FileShredder.exe - File Shredder (Makes sure that no data thief can get his hands on your sensitive data.)
  • Sun11_DiskExplorer.exe - Disk Explorer (Analyzes your drives to show you an overview of the big files and folders which occupy your valuable disk space.)
  • Suc13_DiskCleaner.exe - Disk Cleaner (Analyzes unnecessary files in hard disk and cleans them up to enlarge available disk space.)
  • Suo14_SmartDefrag.exe - Smart Defrag (Defragments your hard drives more powerfully and more efficiently.)
  • Suo15_GameBooster.exe - Game Booster (Optimizes your PC for smoother and more responsive game play.)
  • datastate.dll - DataState (Runtime Library)
  • Suo10_SmartRAM.exe - Smart RAM (Monitors and Optimizes memory usage to increase available physical memory.)
  • Register.exe - Register (Helps you registe license.)
  • Sur10_Undelete.exe - Undelete (Restores deleted files after you have emptied the Recycle Bin.)
  • ASCInit.exe - IObit Initialization Programe
  • ChangeType.exe
  • FfSweep.dll - Privacy Library
  • FileSweep.dll - IObit Security 360 Library
  • OFCommon.dll - IObit Library
  • OFCommon3.dll
  • RescueCenter.exe - Rescue Center
  • StartMenu.exe - IObit StartMenu Program
  • TaskSchedule.exe - Task Schedule
  • TurboBoost.exe - Turbo Boost
  • Wizard.exe - Wizard
  • ASCv4ComputerMenu.dll - ASCv4ComputerMenu Module
  • ASCv4ComputerMenu_64.dll
  • ASCv4ExtMenu.dll - ASCv4ExtMenu Module
  • ASCv4ExtMenu_64.dll
  • DiskScan.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Context Menu Handlers
  • ASCv4ExtMenu_64.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'Advanced SystemCare' with a class of {7C8D3E6A-13A6-4D8F-BF77-D267D0F9AC21}.
  • ASCv4ExtMenu.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'Advanced SystemCare' with a class of {7C8D3E6A-13A6-4D8F-BF77-D267D0F9AC21}.
5 Scheduled Tasks
  • AutoCare.exe is scheduled as a task named 'ASC4_AutoCare' (runs weekly on Fridays at 17:00).
  • AutoUpdate.exe is scheduled as a task named 'ASC4_AutoUpdate' (runs daily at 17:00).
  • ASC.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{A8A3B0EE-029B-4E40-BA29-E05FA7CD7304}' (runs on registration).
  • PMonitor.exe is scheduled as a task named 'ASC4_PerformanceMonitor'.
  • AutoSweep.exe is scheduled as a task named 'C:\WINDOWS\Tasks\ASC6_AutoClean.job'.
2 Scheduled Tasks (Boot/Login)
  • AutoSweep.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named ASC4_AutoSweep.
  • PMonitor.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named ASC4_PerformanceMonitor.
  • ASCService.exe runs as a service named 'Advanced SystemCare Service' (AdvancedSystemCareService).
2 Startup Files (User Run)
  • Suo10_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 4\Suo10_SmartRAM.exe" /m.
  • ASCTray.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Advanced SystemCare 4' and executes as "C:\Advanced SystemCare 4\ASCTray.exe".

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:8.25 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0532107159%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.03072545%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.02248526%
0.015104% average
70 average
I/O reads/min:348.66 KB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:10 Bytes
105.02 KB average
Memory:6.07 MB
Total CPU:0.0063890689%
Kernel CPU:0.00319305%
User CPU:0.00319602%
I/O reads/min:149.32 KB
Memory:41.2 MB
Total CPU:0.1375305459%
Kernel CPU:0.06466358%
User CPU:0.07286697%
I/O reads/min:603.36 KB
I/O writes/min:10.42 KB

How do I remove Advanced SystemCare 4?

Quickly and completely remove Advanced SystemCare 4 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 4 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 4, 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 4.

Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 50%
Keep it 50%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 63.96%
Windows XP 16.71%
Windows Vista 14.80%
Windows 8 4.53%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 34.47%
Windows 7 Ultimate 19.42%
Microsoft Windows XP 15.29%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 13.35%
Windows 7 Professional 8.01%
Windows 8.1 1.46%

Distribution by countryGeography

48.13% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 48.13%
  Brazil 4.52%
  Italy 3.93%
  Germany 2.95%
  United Kingdom 2.95%
  Australia 2.75%
  India 2.75%
  Canada 2.75%
  Sweden 2.36%
  France 2.16%
  Israel 1.77%
  Spain 1.57%
  Hungary 1.38%
  Singapore 0.98%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 27.69%
Dell 19.62%
Acer 15.77%
Toshiba 10.38%
ASUS 9.23%
Samsung 3.85%
Lenovo 2.69%
American Megatrends 2.31%
Intel 1.92%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 4.96%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.55%
Dell Inspiron 1545 2.84%
Dell Inspiron 531 2.13%
Acer Aspire 5738 1.42%
Acer Aspire 8942G 1.42%

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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