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What percent of users and experts removed it?
45% remove it55% keep it
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How common is it?
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United States Rank #26,023
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Lifespan of installation (until removal)
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Average installed length: 29.41 days


VersionDistribution 1.39% 98.61%

Advanced PC-Care


Advanced PC-Care is a software program developed by advancedpccare.net. The most common release is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. During setup, the program registers itself to launch on boot through a Windows Schedule Task in order to automatically start-up. 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 primary executable is named apc.exe. The setup package generally installs about 13 files and is usually about 7.93 MB (8,316,957 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 10 and Windows 7 (SP1). While about 62% of users of Advanced PC-Care come from the United States, it is also popular in Canada and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Advanced PC-Care\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Advanced PC-Care\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 7.93 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Advanced PC-Care

Program executable:apc.exe
Name:Advanced PC-Care
Path:C:\Program Files\advanced pc-care\apc.exe
Additional files:
  • Interop.IWshRuntimeLibrary.dll - Assembly imported from type library 'IWshRuntimeLibrary'.
  • ApcEng.dll - Advanced PC-Care (AdvancedPCCare)
  • AppRes.dll
  • TaskScheduler.dll
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • apc.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Advanced PC-Care' (runs weekly on Wednesdays at 8:00 AM).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • apc.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Advanced PC-Care_Logon.

How do I remove Advanced PC-Care?

You can uninstall Advanced PC-Care 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/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Advanced PC-Care, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: 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 PC-Care.

Win 10 72%
Win Vista (SP2) 1%
Scheduled task? Yes
(Runs on Windows boot)
Uninstall it 45%
Keep it 55%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 72.22%
Windows 7 26.39%
Windows Vista 1.39%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 10 Home 50.00%
Windows 7 Home Premium 18.06%
Windows 10 Pro 8.33%
Windows 7 Professional 8.33%
Windows 8.1 6.94%
Windows 8.1 Connected 2.78%

Distribution by countryGeography

62.24% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 62.24%
  Canada 12.24%
  United Kingdom 11.22%
  Australia 5.10%
  Germany 2.04%
  Brazil 1.02%
  Spain 1.02%
  Hong Kong 1.02%
  Ireland 1.02%
  NG 1.02%
  Poland 1.02%
  Singapore 1.02%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 40.98%
Dell 16.39%
Lenovo 13.11%
Acer 13.11%
ASUS 4.92%
Sony 3.28%
Samsung 3.28%
Toshiba 1.64%
Medion 1.64%
Common models
HP HP 15 Notebook PC 4.55%
HP 15 Notebook PC 4.55%
HP HP Notebook 4.55%
Dell XPS 8500 3.03%
HP HP Pavilion Notebook 3.03%
TOSHIBA Satellite L630 1.52%


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