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Should I remove Advanced-PC-Care?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
2% remove it98% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #16,734
United States Rank #13,130
Reach 0.0152%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 2.96 days
87.36 days >
Average installed length: 45.90 days


VersionDistribution 34.00% 66.00%



Advanced-PC-Care is a program developed by advancedpccare.net. The most used version is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. The main program executable is apc.exe. The software installer includes 12 files and is usually about 7.84 MB (8,222,987 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 10 as well as Windows 7 (SP1). While about 58% of users of Advanced-PC-Care come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and France.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Advanced-PC-Care\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Advanced-PC-Care\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 7.84 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Advanced-PC-Care

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

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • apc.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Advanced-PC-Care_Logon.
Startup File (User Run)
  • apc.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Advanced-PC-Care_Logon' and executes as "C:\Program Files\Advanced-PC-Care\apc.exe" startuplaunch.
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • apc.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Advanced-PC-Care_Logon' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Advanced-PC-Care\apc.exe" startuplaunch.

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 XP 1%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 2%
Keep it 98%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 72.33%
Windows 7 24.00%
Windows Vista 2.33%
Windows XP 1.33%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 10 Home 48.00%
Windows 7 Ultimate 11.67%
Windows 10 Pro 10.33%
Windows 7 Home Premium 7.33%
Windows 8.1 5.00%
Windows 7 Professional 3.33%

Distribution by countryGeography

58.14% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 58.14%
  United Kingdom 7.75%
  France 5.68%
  Canada 5.17%
  Germany 5.17%
  Norway 3.62%
  Egypt 2.07%
  Sweden 1.55%
  Australia 1.29%
  Brazil 1.29%
  Netherlands 1.29%
  Spain 1.03%
  Hong Kong 1.03%
  Thailand 1.03%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 26.05%
Acer 22.33%
Dell 17.67%
ASUS 14.88%
Lenovo 9.77%
Toshiba 5.12%
Samsung 2.79%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.92%
HP HP 15 Notebook PC 2.92%
HP HP Notebook 2.92%
Dell Inspiron 5558 2.19%
ASUS All Series 2.19%
HP 15 Notebook PC 2.19%


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