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What percent of users and experts removed it?
18% remove it82% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #5,032
United States Rank #4,747
Reach 0.1014%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 33.63 days
992.03 days >
Average installed length: 521.24 days


Beta 3.0 0.25%
Beta 2.0 0.80%
Beta 1.0 0.45%
5.4.1 0.05%
5.4.0 10.26%
5.3.0 8.11%
5.2.0 29.68%
5.1.0 23.37%
5.0.0 27.03%

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Advanced SystemCare 5

What is Advanced SystemCare 5?

Advanced SystemCare is stated to improve computer performance and speed. Advanced SystemCare includes a free version and a paid version. Functions on both versions include cleaning up computer registries, do a disk defragmentation, scan for malware, and clean up broken shortcuts. Advanced SystemCare includes utilities such as tuneup, security and admin tools. Free version's functionality include basic system clean, fix, and optimization, as well as basic protection from security threats.

About  (from IObit)

Advanced SystemCare 5 gives a PC user quick PC tuneup. The Deep care option scans and cleans the whole computer, which cleans registry, optimizes the PC, and detects and fixes other problems completely. The toolbox has more than 20 tools, and the turbo boost can speed up computers and improve performance. The program i...  Read more


The most used version is 5.2.0, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon installation, it defines an auto-start registry entry which allows the program run on each boot for the user which installed it. 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 software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. When installed, it will add a context menu handler to the Windows shell in order to provide quick access to the program. The main program executable is asc.exe. The software installer includes 90 files and is usually about 98.52 MB (103,301,280 bytes). AutoUpdate.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.iobit.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\IObit\Advanced SystemCare 5\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\IObit\Advanced SystemCare 5\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 98.52 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Advanced SystemCare 5

Program executable:asc.exe
Name:Advanced SystemCare
Advanced SystemCare 5
Signed by:IObit Information Technology
Path:C:\Program Files\iobit\advanced systemcare 5\asc.exe
Advanced SystemCare (formerly Advanced Windows Care) is a computer tool for Windows 7, Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 2000 created by IObit. It is used to improve computer performance and speed. Advanced SystemCare includes a free...
Additional files:
  • PMonitor.exe - Advanced SystemCare Performance Monitor
  • taskmgr.dll - Task Scheduler Dynamic Link Library
  • DelayLoad.exe - Advanced SystemCare 5 DelayLoad
  • AutoUpdate.exe - Advanced SystemCare Updater
  • NewAutoUpdate.exe
  • ASCTray.exe - Advanced SystemCare 5 Tray
  • diskhelper.dll - DiskHelper support library
  • Report.exe - Advanced SystemCare Report
  • dxhelper.dll - DXHelper support library
  • About.dll - About IObit Utilities
  • asc6_setup_v5tov6.exe - Advanced SystemCare 6
  • asc6_setup_v5tov6-0306.exe
  • asc630-setup-v5tov6-0703.exe
  • asc640-setup-v5tov6-0828.exe
  • asc-setup.exe - Advanced SystemCare 5
  • IObit SmartDefrag.exe
  • Promote.exe - Promote
  • Sun14_EmptyFolderScanner.exe - Empty Folders Scanner (Helps you find and delete empty folders in your Windows.)
  • Sun10_ClonedFilesScanner.exe - Cloned Files Scanner (Searches for cloned files in your system which may waste your disk space.)
  • amc-remind.exe - Advanced SystemCare (Reminder)
  • asc-christmas.exe
  • ASCService.exe - Advanced SystemCare Service
  • AutoCare.exe - Advanced SystemCare Auto Care
  • AutoSweep.exe - Advanced SystemCare Auto Sweep
  • christmas.exe
  • newyear.exe
  • PerformUpdate.exe - Advanced SystemCare PerformUpdate
  • Scan.dll - IObit Library
  • Sun13_SystemInformation.exe - System Information (Collects and displays detailed information of your system.)
  • IObitCommunities.exe - IObit Communities (Help you to communicate with IObit.)
  • iobit-uninstaller.exe - IObit Uninstaller
  • LicenseConverter.exe - License Converter (Helps you converter license.)
  • Suc12_Uninstal.exe - Uninstall Programs
  • Suc10_RegistryCleaner.exe - Registry Cleaner (Cleans up your registry database and frees your system of unneeded ballast.)
  • Suo11_InternetBooster.exe - Internet Booster (Optimizes your TCP/IP protocol, Firefox and Chrome settings to speed up your Internet connection dramatically.)
  • Suc11_PrivacySweeper.exe - Privacy Sweeper (Erases your activity history and surfing traces.)
  • Suo12_StartupManager.exe - Startup Manager (Optimizes startups to accelerate your PC startup and improve your system performance.)
  • Suo13_RegistryDefrag.exe - Registry Defrag (Determines how heavily fragmented the registry is and whether an optimization is necessary.)
  • Sun15_SystemControl.exe - System Control (Helps you change operation system settings.)
  • datastate.dll - Runtime Library
  • Suc14_FileShredder.exe - File Shredder (Makes sure that no data thief can get his hands on your sensitive data.)
  • Sun11_AutoShutdown.exe - Auto Shutdown (Shutdown your computer automatically at a specified time.)
  • Sun12_DiskExplorer.exe - Disk Explorer (Analyzes your drives to show you an overview of the big files and folders which occupy your valuable disk space.)
  • ASCTooltips.exe - ASC Tooltips
  • Reminder.exe - ASC Reminder
  • Suc13_DiskCleaner.exe - Disk Cleaner (Analyzes unnecessary files in hard disk and cleans them up to enlarge available disk space.)
  • Suo14_SmartDefrag.exe - Smart Defrag (Defragments your hard drives more powerfully and efficiently.)
  • Suo15_GameBooster.exe - Game Booster (Optimizes your PC for smoother and more responsive game play.)
  • UpgradeTip.exe - UpgradeTip (Show new Asc function)
  • Suo10_SmartRAM.exe - Smart RAM (Monitors and Optimizes memory usage to increase available physical memory.)
  • Register.exe - Register (Helps you registe license.)
  • Sur10_Undelete.exe - Undelete (Restores deleted files after you have emptied the Recycle Bin.)
  • Undelete.dll - UnDelete
  • ToolBox.exe - Toolbox (Additional tools to repair, optimize and clean Windows system.)
  • ASCInit.exe - IObit Initialization Programe
  • ASCUpgrade.exe - IObit Upgrade Programe
  • FfSweep.dll - Privacy Library
  • OFCommon.dll
  • OFCommon3.dll
  • RescueCenter.exe - Rescue Center

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Context Menu Handlers
  • ASCv5ExtMenu_64.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'Advanced SystemCare' with a class of {7C8D3E6A-13A6-4D8F-BF77-D267D0F9AC21}.
  • ASCv5ExtMenu.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'Advanced SystemCare' with a class of {7C8D3E6A-13A6-4D8F-BF77-D267D0F9AC21}.
4 Scheduled Tasks
  • AutoCare.exe is scheduled as a task named 'ASC5_AutoCare' (runs daily at 5:00 PM).
  • ASC.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{4A1B4BED-7516-4257-A12A-86A8FDD2F877}' (runs on registration).
  • AutoUpdate.exe is scheduled as a task named 'ASC5_AutoUpdate' (runs daily at 5:20 PM).
  • PMonitor.exe is scheduled as a task named 'ASC4_PerformanceMonitor'.
2 Scheduled Tasks (Boot/Login)
  • AutoSweep.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named ASC5_AutoClean.
  • PMonitor.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named ASCAV_PerformanceMonitor.
  • ASCService.exe runs as a service named 'Advanced SystemCare Service 5' (AdvancedSystemCareService5) "Advanced SystemCare Service".
3 Startup Files (User Run)
  • ASC.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'ASC.exe' and executes as C:\Program Files\IObit\Advanced SystemCare 5\ASC.exe.
  • ASCTray.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Advanced SystemCare 5' and executes as "C:\Program Files\IObit\Advanced SystemCare 5\ASCTray.exe" /AutoStart.
  • Suo10_SmartRAM.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'SmartRAM' and executes as "C:\Program Files\IObit\Advanced SystemCare 5\Suo10_SmartRAM.exe" /m.
6 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • ASC.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\IObit\Advanced SystemCare 5\ASC.exe'.
  • AutoSweep.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\IObit\Advanced SystemCare 5\AutoSweep.exe'.
  • ASCTray.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\IObit\Advanced SystemCare 5\ASCTray.exe'.
  • newyear.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\IObit\Advanced SystemCare 6\newyear.exe'.
  • christmas.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\IObit\Advanced SystemCare 6\christmas.exe'.
  • amc-remind.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\IObit\Advanced SystemCare 6\amc-remind.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:9.96 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0306275449%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.01955483%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.01107271%
0.015104% average
70 average
Memory:12.82 MB
Total CPU:0.0024258765%
Kernel CPU:0.00105512%
User CPU:0.00137076%
Memory:51.85 MB
Total CPU:0.0014897193%
Kernel CPU:0.00078273%
User CPU:0.00070699%

How do I remove Advanced SystemCare 5?

You can uninstall Advanced SystemCare 5 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 5, 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 5.

Win 7 (SP1) 59%
Win 7 0%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 18%
Keep it 82%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 66.95%
Windows XP 15.25%
Windows Vista 11.50%
Windows 10 6.30%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 38.02%
Windows 7 Ultimate 17.32%
Microsoft Windows XP 15.06%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 8.46%
Windows 7 Professional 7.60%
Windows Vista Home Basic 2.01%

Distribution by countryGeography

47.47% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 47.47%
  Brazil 4.69%
  United Kingdom 3.95%
  Italy 3.58%
  Canada 3.09%
  France 2.47%
  Hungary 2.14%
  Germany 2.14%
  Spain 1.89%
  India 1.65%
  Australia 1.36%
  Belgium 1.28%
  Israel 1.19%
  Japan 1.19%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 29.68%
Dell 21.27%
Acer 19.54%
Toshiba 7.01%
ASUS 6.02%
Intel 3.30%
Samsung 2.47%
American Megatrends 1.81%
Lenovo 1.57%
Sahara 1.15%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 6.29%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 4.87%
HP G42 Notebook PC 4.26%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 2.23%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 2.23%
HP G60 Notebook PC 2.23%

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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