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What percent of users and experts removed it?
1% remove it99% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #7,487
United States Rank #3,622
Reach 0.0560%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 9.44 days
278.44 days >
Average installed length: 146.30 days


3.6.1000.16623 1.09%
3.5.1000.16030 23.03%
3.5.1000.14677 70.99%
3.5.1000.13759 4.90%

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Advanced System Optimizer

What is Advanced System Optimizer?

This is a PC optimization program that is supposed to increase the speed of computer by removing invalid entries the computer's registry. The trial version will perform a scan and identify issues while the user will need to unlock the software for a yearly auto-renewing subscription charge.

About  (from Omni Tech Support)

The software has Security and Privacy tools to protect you from malware and identify theft. System Protector provides realtime protection against spyware, trojans, and other malware. The Privacy Protector erases your Internet history and other private files that could be used to track your online activities. The Secure...  Read more


The most used version is 3.5.1000.14677, 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. 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 main program executable is aso3.exe. The software installer includes 85 files and is usually about 72.48 MB (76,000,765 bytes). CheckUpdate.exe is the automatic update component of the software designed to download and apply new updates should new versions be released.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.omnitechsupport.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Advanced System Optimizer 3\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Advanced System Optimizer 3\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 72.48 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Advanced System Optimizer

Program executable:aso3.exe
Name:Omni Tech Support, Advanced System Optimizer
Path:C:\Program Files\advanced system optimizer 3\aso3.exe
Additional files:
  • AsInvoker.exe - Omni Tech Support, Advanced System Optimizer (Advanced System Optimizer - UAC Launcher)
  • ASO3DefragSrv.exe - Advanced System Optimizer - Defrag Service
  • ASO3DefragSrv64.exe
  • aso3sys.dll
  • ASOHelper.dll
  • asores.dll
  • BackupManager.exe - Advanced System Optimizer - Backup Manager
  • CheckUpdate.exe - Advanced System Optimizer - Checking for Updates
  • DefragServiceManager.exe - Advanced System Optimizer - Install Helper
  • DiskDoctor.exe - Advanced System Optimizer - Disk Tools
  • DiskExplorer.exe - Advanced System Optimizer - Disk Explorer
  • DiskOptimizer.exe - Advanced System Optimizer - Disk Optimizer
  • Downloader.dll - Advanced System Optimizer
  • DriverUpdater.exe - Advanced System Optimizer - Driver Updater
  • DuplicateFilesRemover.exe - Advanced System Optimizer - Duplicate Files Remover
  • GameOptimizer.exe - Advanced System Optimizer - Game Optimizer
  • GameOptLauncher.exe
  • GameOptLauncher64.exe
  • GOHelper.exe
  • HighestAvailable.exe
  • HookDll.dll
  • HookDll64.dll
  • KillASOProcesses.exe
  • launcher.exe
  • MemoryOptimizer.exe - Advanced System Optimizer - Memory Optimizer
  • NewScheduler.exe - Advanced System Optimizer - Scheduler
  • PCFixer.exe - Advanced System Optimizer - PC Fixer
  • PrivacyProtector.exe - Advanced System Optimizer - Privacy Protector
  • RegClean.exe - Advanced System Optimizer - Registry Cleaner
  • RegistryOptimizer.exe - Advanced System Optimizer - Registry Optimizer
  • RequireAdministrator.exe
  • SecureDelete.exe - Advanced System Optimizer - Secure Delete
  • SecureEncryptor.exe - Advanced System Optimizer - Secure Encryptor
  • SecureShell.dll - Advanced System Optimizer - Secure Delete Shell extension
  • StartupManager.exe - Advanced System Optimizer - Startup Manager
  • SysFileBakRes.exe - Advanced System Optimizer - System Files Backup and Restore
  • SystemAnalyzerAndAdvisor.exe - Advanced System Optimizer - System and Security Advisor
  • SystemCleaner.exe - Advanced System Optimizer - System Cleaner
  • Undelete.exe - Advanced System Optimizer - Undelete
  • VolumeControl.exe
  • VolumeControl64.exe
  • Network.dll - Advanced System Optimizer (Omni Tech Support)
  • aspcomm.dll - Omni Tech Support
  • BeforeUninstall.exe (by Systweak Software, (www.systweak.com)) - Systweak Advanced System Optimizer (Advanced System Optimizer - Uninstall Helper)
  • aspsys.dll - Licmgr Dynamic Link Library
  • AppResource.dll
  • ASEng.dll
  • asohtm.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

6 Scheduled Tasks
  • ASO3.exe is scheduled as a task named 'ASOService' (runs daily at 11:00 AM).
  • CheckUpdate.exe is scheduled as a task named 'ASO-AutoCheckUpdate7Days' (runs weekly on Thursdays at 3:21 PM).
  • BackupManager.exe is scheduled as a task named 'ASO3-Backup Manager New backup job(1)' (runs daily at 12:10 AM).
  • DriverUpdater.exe is scheduled as a task named 'ASO-Driver Updater' (runs daily at 2:00 AM).
  • DiskOptimizer.exe is scheduled as a task named 'ASO-DiskOptimizer' (runs daily at 2:00 AM).
  • HighestAvailable.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{F73337D4-D481-43E2-9FEA-32B85F34DB1D}' (runs on registration).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • ASO3.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Advanced System Optimizer.
2 Services
  • ASO3DefragSrv.exe runs as a service named 'ASO3DiskOptimizer' (ASO3DiskOptimizer).
  • ASO3DefragSrv64.exe runs as a service named 'ASO3DiskOptimizer' (ASO3DiskOptimizer).
3 Startup Files (User Run)
  • BackupManager.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'RightBackup' and executes as C:\Program Files\Advanced System Optimizer 3\BackupManager.exe.
  • MemoryOptimizer.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Advanced System Optimizer - Memory Optimizer' and executes as "C:\Program Files\advanced system optimizer 3\memoryoptimizer.exe" -startup.
  • ASO3.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'ASO3SPCDone' and executes as "C:\Program Files\Advanced System Optimizer 3\ASO3.exe" -startedafteroptimizationPartial.
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • ASO3.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Advanced System Optimizer' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Advanced System Optimizer 3\ASO3.exe" /autorun.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:18.75 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0014278424%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00047549%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00095236%
0.015104% average
70 average
I/O reads/min:31.37 MB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:404 Bytes
105.02 KB average
Memory:1.06 MB
Total CPU:0.0007258129%
Kernel CPU:0.00029221%
User CPU:0.00043360%
Memory:2.79 MB

How do I remove Advanced System Optimizer?

You can uninstall Advanced System Optimizer 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 System Optimizer, 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 System Optimizer.

Win 7 (SP1) 59%
Win XP 0%
Automatically starts? 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 60.36%
Windows 10 21.81%
Windows Vista 13.85%
Windows XP 3.98%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 51.05%
Windows 8.1 14.86%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 11.58%
Windows 7 Professional 5.65%
Windows 8 4.83%
Microsoft Windows XP 3.92%

Distribution by countryGeography

93.22% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 93.22%
  Canada 6.01%
  United Kingdom 0.16%
  Australia 0.11%
  PR 0.11%
  Colombia 0.05%
  UA 0.05%
  India 0.05%
  Venezuela 0.05%
  BS 0.05%
  Netherlands 0.05%
  Paraguay 0.05%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 38.55%
Dell 32.88%
Acer 10.59%
Toshiba 9.73%
ASUS 3.08%
Lenovo 1.97%
Gateway 1.48%
Intel 0.62%
American Megatrends 0.49%
Common models
HP 2000 Notebook PC 4.85%
Dell Inspiron 1545 4.13%
Dell Inspiron 620 3.88%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 3.16%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.67%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.67%


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