74,139,804 programs installed

Should I remove Advanced Task Scheduler?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
1% remove it99% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
What do people think about it?
Be the first to rate (click star to rate)
How common is it?
Global Rank #34,326
United States Rank #25,078
Reach 0.0038%


4.0.611 9.26%
3.3.608 55.56%
3.2.604 35.19%

Advanced Task Scheduler


Advanced Task Scheduler is a software program developed by Southsoftware.com. The most common release is 3.3.608, 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. The setup package generally installs about 16 files and is usually about 544 KB (557,056 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 8. While about 62% of users of Advanced Task Scheduler come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\advanced task scheduler
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{30A536AF-C1DB-465C-B701-2E8B1D572431}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 544 KB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Advanced Task Scheduler

  • advscheduler_admin.exe - Advanced Task Scheduler 64-bit Edition
  • advscheduler_broker.exe - Advanced Task Scheduler Session Broker 64-bit Edition
  • advscheduler_commander.exe - Advanced Task Scheduler Commander 64-bit Edition
  • advscheduler_perl.exe - Advanced Task Scheduler Portable Perl 64-bit Edition
  • advscheduler_profiler.exe - Advanced Task Scheduler Profiler 64-bit Edition
  • advscheduler_python.exe - Advanced Task Scheduler Portable Python 64-bit Edition
  • advscheduler_service.exe - Advanced Task Scheduler Service 64-bit Edition
  • shutdown.dll - Advanced Task Scheduler ShutDown Library 64-bit Edition
  • unzip32.dll (by Info-ZIP) - Info-ZIP's UnZip Windows DLL (Info-ZIP's UnZip DLL for Win32)
  • zip32z64.dll (by Info-ZIP) - Info-ZIP's WiZ (Info-ZIP's Zip dll)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • advscheduler_service.exe runs as a service named 'Advanced Task Scheduler Service' (advschedulerbsc) "Advanced Task Scheduler service provides task scheduling, so a user can log off after setting up the task and not have to be logged on, for the task to run.".
Startup File (User Run)
  • advscheduler_admin.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Advanced Task Scheduler' and executes as "C:\Program Files\Advanced Task Scheduler\advscheduler_admin.exe" noshow.

How do I remove Advanced Task Scheduler?

Quickly and completely remove Advanced Task Scheduler 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 Task Scheduler 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 Task Scheduler, 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 Task Scheduler.

Win 7 (SP1) 61%
Win Vista 2%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 1%
Keep it 99%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 61.11%
Windows 8 29.63%
Windows Vista 5.56%
Windows XP 3.70%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 32.08%
Windows 8.1 15.09%
Windows 7 Professional 13.21%
Windows 7 Ultimate 13.21%
Windows 8.1 Pro 9.43%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 3.77%

Distribution by countryGeography

62.12% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 62.12%
  Germany 6.06%
  United Kingdom 6.06%
  Australia 4.55%
  Canada 4.55%
  Belgium 3.03%
  France 3.03%
  BO 1.52%
  South Africa 1.52%
  Thailand 1.52%
  Taiwan 1.52%
  Switzerland 1.52%
  Austria 1.52%
  Netherlands 1.52%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 24.39%
Dell 14.63%
Acer 12.20%
Lenovo 9.76%
Sahara 4.88%
Medion 4.88%
ASUS 4.88%
Toshiba 2.44%
Sony 2.44%
Samsung 2.44%
American Megatrends 2.44%
Common models
Gigabyte GA-78LMT-USB3 4.65%
Lenovo IdeaCentre K330 2.33%
eMachines EL1360G 2.33%
MEDIONPC MS-7728 2.33%


user comment
No one has commented yet. Help others learn more about this software, share your comments.