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22% remove it78% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #38,250
United States Rank #39,044
Reach 0.0030%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 5.86 days
172.79 days >
Average installed length: 90.79 days


5.6.4 47.62%
5.5.3 19.05%
5.5.0 33.33%

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Advanced SystemCare with Antivirus 2013

What is Advanced SystemCare with Antivirus 2013?  (from IObit)

Already proven powerful PC tune-up ability unleashes the full power of your PC. With Real-time optimization and ActiveBoost feature, system resources are intelligently managed to ensure you a super-fast PC.


Advanced SystemCare with Antivirus 2013 is a program developed by IObit. The most used version is 5.6.4, 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. 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). The programs's main executable is asc.exe and has been seen to consume an average CPU of less than one percent, and utilizes about 39.54 MB of memory. The software installer includes 58 files. AutoUpdate.exe is the automatic update component of the software designed to download and apply new updates should new versions be released. In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 8. While about 43% of users of Advanced SystemCare with Antivirus 2013 come from the United States, it is also popular in Brazil and Philippines.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.iobit.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\IObit\Advanced SystemCare with Antivirus 2013\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\IObit\Advanced SystemCare with Antivirus 2013\unins000.exe"
Warning, the uninstaller has been known to not fully remove the program.

Program filesFiles installed by Advanced SystemCare with Antivirus 2013

Program executable:asc.exe
Name:Advanced SystemCare with Antivirus
Signed by:IObit Information Technology
Path:C:\Program Files\iobit\advanced systemcare with antivirus 2013\asc.exe
Additional files:
  • PMonitor.exe - Advanced SystemCare Performance Monitor
  • AntivirusSettings.exe - Advanced SystemCare with Antivirus (Advanced SystemCare Antivirus Settings)
  • ASCAntivirus.exe - Advanced SystemCare Antivirus Scan
  • ASCAntivirusFix.exe - Advanced SystemCare with Antivirus isrun
  • ASCAntivirusTips.exe - Advanced SystemCare with Antivirus AntivirusTips
  • ASCAntivirusUSB.exe - ASC USBAntiviusTips
  • ASCAvSvc.exe - Advanced SystemCare with Antivirus Service
  • ASCDownloader.exe - Helper helps you download and install Advanced SystemCare V5
  • ASCInit.exe - Advanced SystemCare with Antivirus ASCInit
  • ASCSvc.exe - Advanced SystemCare Service
  • ASCTooltips.exe - ASC Tooltips
  • ASCTray.exe - Advanced SystemCare with Antivirus Tray
  • ASCUpgrade.exe - Advanced SystemCare with Antivirus ASCUpgrade
  • AutoUpdate.exe - Advanced SystemCare with Antivirus AutoUpdate
  • DownConfig.exe - Advanced SystemCare Antivirus Downconfig
  • IWsASCXP.exe - Advanced SystemCare with Antivirus WSC Register
  • OFCommon.dll - Advanced SystemCare With Antivirus (IObit Library)
  • QuarEmpty.exe - Delete all quarantine files
  • Register.exe - Advanced SystemCare with Antivirus Register
  • Reminder.exe - Reminder
  • SendBugReport.exe - SendBugReport
  • DelayLoad.exe - Advanced SystemCare 5 DelayLoad
  • diskhelper.dll - DiskHelper support library
  • dxhelper.dll - DXHelper support library
  • About.dll - About IObit Utilities
  • AutoCare.exe - Advanced SystemCare (Advanced SystemCare Auto Care)
  • AutoSweep.exe - Advanced SystemCare Auto Sweep
  • PerformUpdate.exe - Advanced SystemCare PerformUpdate
  • datastate.dll - Runtime Library for ASC
  • FfSweep.dll - Privacy Library
  • RescueCenter.exe - Rescue Center
  • ascscan.exe
  • DiskMap.dll
  • DiskScan.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

4 Scheduled Tasks
  • ASCAntivirus.exe is scheduled as a task named 'ASCAntivirusScan' (runs daily at 7:34 AM).
  • AutoUpdate.exe is scheduled as a task named 'ASC5_AutoUpdate' (runs daily at 17:00).
  • AutoCare.exe is scheduled as a task named 'ASC5_AutoCare' (runs daily at 4:07 PM).
  • AutoSweep.exe is scheduled as a task named 'C:\WINDOWS\Tasks\ASC6_AutoClean.job'.
2 Scheduled Tasks (Boot/Login)
  • PMonitor.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named ASCAV_PerformanceMonitor.
  • AutoSweep.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named ASC5_AutoClean.
2 Services
  • ASCAvSvc.exe runs as a service named 'AdvancedSystemCareAntivirus' (ASCAntivirusSrv) "Advanced SystemCare Antivirus Service".
  • ASCSvc.exe runs as a service named 'Advanced SystemCare Service 5' (AdvancedSystemCareService5) "Advanced SystemCare Service".
Startup File (User Run)
  • ASCTray.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Advanced SystemCare 5' and executes as "C:\Program Files\IObit\Advanced SystemCare with Antivirus 2013\ASCTray.exe" /AutoStart.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:39.54 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0028376634%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00184962%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00098805%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:34,383
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:567 Bytes
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:413 Bytes
105.02 KB average
Memory:116.62 MB
Total CPU:0.0746666314%
Kernel CPU:0.04885520%
User CPU:0.02581143%
Memory:65.96 MB
Total CPU:0.0348092114%
Kernel CPU:0.02210485%
User CPU:0.01270436%
CPU cycles/sec:59,641
I/O reads/min:12.33 KB
I/O writes/min:1.82 KB

How do I remove Advanced SystemCare with Antivirus 2013?

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Or, you can uninstall Advanced SystemCare with Antivirus 2013 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 with Antivirus 2013, 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 with Antivirus 2013.

Win 7 (SP1) 48%
Win XP 2%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 22%
Keep it 78%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 59.52%
Windows 8 23.81%
Windows XP 11.90%
Windows Vista 4.76%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 28.57%
Windows 7 Home Premium 21.43%
Microsoft Windows XP 11.90%
Windows 8 Single Language 9.52%
Windows 8.1 7.14%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 4.76%

Distribution by countryGeography

43.10% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 43.10%
  Brazil 10.34%
  Philippines 5.17%
  Thailand 3.45%
  Sweden 3.45%
  India 3.45%
  Israel 3.45%
  United Kingdom 3.45%
  MA 1.72%
  France 1.72%
  Norway 1.72%
  GE 1.72%
  RS 1.72%
  Pakistan 1.72%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 25.64%
Acer 23.08%
ASUS 12.82%
Toshiba 10.26%
Sony 10.26%
American Megatrends 5.13%
Dell 5.13%
Samsung 2.56%
Lenovo 2.56%
Common models
Acer Aspire E1-571 7.69%
Acer Aspire 5742G 2.56%
Acer Aspire 5551 2.56%
Acer Aspire 4739Z 2.56%
TOSHIBA Satellite M55 2.56%
TOSHIBA Satellite L755 2.56%

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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