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5% remove it95% keep it
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12.6.0 39.53%
12.5.0 18.60%
12.4.0 9.30%
12.3.0 9.30%
12.2.0 4.65%
12.1.1 2.33%
12.1.0 11.63%
12.0.0 4.65%

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Advanced SystemCare 12


Advanced SystemCare 12 is a software program developed by IObit. The most common release is 12.6.0, 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. 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). When installed, it will add a context menu handler to the Windows shell in order to provide quick access to the program. The primary executable is named asc.exe. The setup package generally installs about 65 files and is usually about 124.51 MB (130,556,823 bytes). The installed file AutoUpdate.exe is the auto-update component of the program which is designed to check for software updates and notify and apply them when new versions are discovered. 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 61% of users of Advanced SystemCare 12 come from the United States, it is also popular in Italy and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.iobit.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\IObit\Advanced SystemCare\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\IObit\Advanced SystemCare\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 124.51 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Advanced SystemCare 12

Program executable:asc.exe
Name:Advanced SystemCare
Advanced SystemCare 12
Path:C:\Program Files\iobit\advanced systemcare\asc.exe
Additional files:
  • advanced-systemcare-setup.exe - Advanced SystemCare 12
  • DefaultProgram.exe - IObit Default Program (Set default programs)
  • IMF.exe - IObit Malware Fighter
  • About.dll - Advanced SystemCare (About IObit Utilities)
  • About.exe - About
  • acconstat.exe - acconstat
  • aconstat.exe - aconstat
  • ActionCenterDownloader.exe - Action Center Downloader
  • ascbf.exe - ASC Black Friday
  • ASCDownload.exe - Advanced SystemCare Downloader
  • ASCExtMenu.dll - ASCExtMenu Module
  • ASCExtMenu_64.dll
  • ASCInit.exe - Advanced SystemCare Initialization
  • ASCService.exe - Advanced SystemCare Service
  • ASCTray.exe - Advanced SystemCare Tray
  • ASCUpgrade.exe - Upgrader
  • ascxmas.exe - ASC Christmas
  • AutoCare.exe - Advanced SystemCare Auto Care
  • AutoRamClean.exe - AutoRamClean
  • AutoReactivator.exe - Adcanced SystemCare (Automatic Program Reactivator)
  • AutoSweep.exe - Advanced SystemCare Auto Sweep
  • AutoUpdate.exe - Advanced SystemCare Auto Update
  • BrowserCleaner.exe
  • BrowserProtect.exe - Browser Protector
  • camdll.dll - Advanced SystemCare FaceID
  • CPUIDInterface.dll - Advanced SystemCare CPUIDInterface
  • delayLoad.exe - Startup Manager Delay Load
  • DiskDefrag.exe - Advanced SystemCare Disk Defrag
  • DiskDoctor_DiskScan.exe - Advanced SystemCare DiskScan
  • DiskScan.dll - Rapid scan disk
  • Display.exe - Display
  • DriverClean.dll - Driver Clean
  • FaceIDSetting.exe - FaceID Setting
  • fade.dll
  • fctlextend.dll - file control extend module.
  • FeedBack.exe - Advanced SystemCare Feedback
  • filectl.dll - file monitor control module.
  • Fimon.exe
  • FreeBigupgrade131.exe - Bigupgrade
  • FreeBigupgrade132.exe
  • HardwareLib.dll - Advanced SystemCare Hardware
  • HdProm.dll
  • HomepageSvc.dll - Homepage Advisor Service
  • InfoHelp.dll - Info helper
  • JumpListDll.dll - Advanced SystemCare JumpList
  • LocalLang.exe - Check Language
  • Monitor.exe - Performance Monitor
  • MonitorDisk.exe - Disk Monitor
  • Nfeatures.exe - Nfeatures
  • bfn.exe - IObit Black Friday
  • ASCFeature.exe - IObit ASCFeature
  • christmas.exe - IObit Christmas
  • IObitLiveUpdate.exe - Product Updater
  • Dugtrio.exe - Driver Booster (Driver Booster Dugtrio)
  • datastate.dll - Runtime Library
  • GetProcessDLL.dll - GetProcessDLL (Performance Monitor DLL)
  • dataexchange.dll - Smart Defrag (data exchange)
  • diskinfo.dll - diskinfo
  • IObitUninstaller.exe - Uninstaller (IObit Uninstaller)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Context Menu Handler
  • ASCExtMenu_64.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'Advanced SystemCare' with a class of {2803063F-4B8D-4dc6-8874-D1802487FE2D}.
Scheduled Task
  • ASC.exe is scheduled as a task named 'ASC12_SkipUac_julia'.
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • Monitor.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named ASC12_PerformanceMonitor.
  • ASCService.exe runs as a service named 'Advanced SystemCare Service 12' (AdvancedSystemCareService12) "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 12' and executes as "C:\Program Files\IObit\Advanced SystemCare\ASCTray.exe" /Auto.

How do I remove Advanced SystemCare 12?

You can uninstall Advanced SystemCare 12 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 SystemCare 12, 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 SystemCare 12.

Win 10 93%
Win 7 (SP1) 7%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 5%
Keep it 95%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 93.02%
Windows 7 6.98%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 10 Home 41.86%
Windows 10 Pro 39.53%
Windows 7 Ultimate 6.98%
Windows 8.1 4.65%
Windows 10 Education 2.33%
Windows 10 Enterprise 2.33%

Distribution by countryGeography

61.02% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 61.02%
  Italy 11.86%
  United Kingdom 5.08%
  Belgium 1.69%
  Canada 1.69%
  Czech Republic 1.69%
  Spain 1.69%
  Finland 1.69%
  Croatia 1.69%
  Indonesia 1.69%
  Ireland 1.69%
  NP 1.69%
  Romania 1.69%
  Russia 1.69%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 28.57%
Acer 22.86%
ASUS 17.14%
Dell 14.29%
Lenovo 5.71%
Alienware 2.86%
Sony 2.86%
MSI 2.86%
Medion 2.86%

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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