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What percent of users and experts removed it?
19% remove it81% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #535
United States Rank #823
Reach 1.2524%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 13.03 days
384.26 days >
Average installed length: 201.90 days


8.4.0 18.53%
8.3.0 13.50%
8.2.0 21.22%
8.1.0 22.80%
8.0.3 23.95%

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Advanced SystemCare 8


Advanced SystemCare 8 is a software program developed by IObit. The most common release is 8.0.3, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. 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). 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 primary executable is named asc.exe. The setup package generally installs about 98 files and is usually about 115.68 MB (121,301,688 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 7 (SP1) and Windows 10. While about 36% of users of Advanced SystemCare 8 come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.iobit.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\IObit\Advanced SystemCare 8\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\IObit\Advanced SystemCare 8\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 115.68 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Advanced SystemCare 8

Program executable:asc.exe
Name:Advanced SystemCare 8
Path:C:\Program Files\iobit\advanced systemcare 8\asc.exe
Additional files:
  • taskmgr.dll - IObit TaskSchedule Dynamic Link Library
  • SPUrlScanner.dll - Advanced SystemCare Surfing Protection (Surfing Protection Dynamic Library)
  • Nfeatures.exe - Advanced SystemCare 8 Nfeatures
  • ReProcess.exe - Advanced SystemCare ReProcess
  • OFCommon.dll - Advanced SystemCare Ultimate (IObit Library)
  • Report.exe - Advanced SystemCare Report
  • SPSetup.exe - IObit Surfing Protection
  • IMF.exe - IObit Malware Fighter 3 (IObit Malware Fighter)
  • ASCFixer.exe - Initialization Program (Advanced SystemCare 7 Initialization)
  • ASCInit.exe - Advanced SystemCare 8 Initialization
  • A8Final.exe - Advanced SystemCare 8
  • ActionCenterDownloader.exe - Action Center Downloader
  • AutoUpdate.exe - Advanced SystemCare 8 Autoupdate
  • MonitorDisk.exe - Advanced SystemCare 8(MonitorDisk)
  • Register.exe - Advanced SystemCare 8 Register
  • RescueCenter.exe - Advanced SystemCare 8 Rescue Center
  • Suc11_RegistryCleaner.exe - Registry Cleaner
  • delayLoad.exe - Advanced SystemCare8 (Startup Manager Delay Load)
  • Suo12_StartupManager.exe - Startup Manager
  • About.dll - Advanced SystemCare (About IObit Utilities)
  • ACPreScan.exe - Advanced SystemCare Pre Scan
  • ASCDownload.exe - Advanced SystemCare Downloader
  • ASCService.exe - Advanced SystemCare Service
  • ASCService_IObitDel.exe
  • AutoCare.exe - Advanced SystemCare Auto Care
  • AutoSweep.exe - Advanced SystemCare Auto Sweep
  • CheckDevice.exe - Advanced SystemCare for Check Android Device
  • DiskDefrag.exe - Advanced SystemCare Disk Defrag
  • DiskScan.dll - Rapid scan disk
  • FreeBigupgrade3.exe - Bigupgrade
  • FreeBigupgrade6.exe
  • Homepage.exe - Homepage Protection (Homepage Protection Client)
  • HomepageSvc.dll - Homepage Protection Service
  • Monitor.exe - Performance Monitor
  • PerformUpdate.exe - Advanced SystemCare PerformUpdate
  • ProgramDeactivator.exe - Program Deactivator
  • QuickSettings.exe - Quick Settings
  • StartupInfo.exe
  • IObitUninstaller.exe - Uninstall Programs
  • ProjectOnUninstall.exe - ProjectOnUninstall (Restore Data)
  • SPInit.exe - Surfing Protection
  • SysRest.dll - System Restore Tools
  • ASCExtMenu.dll - ASCExtMenu Module
  • ASCExtMenu_64.dll
  • ASCExtMenu_IObitDel.dll
  • GameBooster.exe - Game Booster v3.4 (Game Booster 3)
  • AutoReactivator.exe - Auto Reactivator (Automatic Program Reactivator)
  • DriverBooster.exe - Driver Booster 2 (Driver Booster 2 Setup)
  • Suo11_InternetBooster.exe - Internet Booster (Optimizes your TCP/IP protocol, Firefox and Chrome settings to speed up Internet connection dramatically.)
  • DefaultProgram.exe - Default Program
  • FreeBigupgrade.exe - UpgradeTip v3.0 (Show new ASC function)
  • LiveUpdate.exe - Product Updater
  • ManageMyMobile.exe - ManageMyMobile
  • datastate.dll - Runtime Library for ASC
  • SoftUpdateTip.exe - softUpdateTip
  • Suc12_DiskCleaner.exe - Disk Cleaner (Analyzes unnecessary files in hard disk and cleans them up to enlarge available disk space.)
  • iFreeUp.exe - iFreeUp 1.0 (iFreeUp)
  • PowerConfig.dll - PowerConfig
  • PCtransfer.exe - PCtransfer
  • Suo10_SmartRAM.exe - Smart RAM (Monitors and Optimizes memory usage to increase available physical memory.)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Context Menu Handlers
  • ASCExtMenu_64.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'Advanced SystemCare' with a class of {2803063F-4B8D-4dc6-8874-D1802487FE2D}.
  • ASCExtMenu.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'Advanced SystemCare' with a class of {2803063F-4B8D-4dc6-8874-D1802487FE2D}.
7 Scheduled Tasks
  • ASC.exe is scheduled as a task named 'ASC8_SkipUac_Guest1'.
  • IObitUninstaller.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Uninstaller_SkipUac_Test'.
  • ASCTray.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Advanced SystemCare 7' (runs daily at 11:03 a.m.).
  • DefaultProgram.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{551AF11A-85C9-4B0D-83D0-71C8BE6ED73C}' (runs on registration).
  • AutoCare.exe is scheduled as a task named 'ASC8_AutoCare' (runs weekly on Mondays at 17:00).
  • ActionCenterDownloader.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{70FE93D7-A49E-401B-A8B7-768F94B64CC6}' (runs on registration).
  • Plus 1 more
3 Scheduled Tasks (Boot/Login)
  • ASCpromote.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named ASC Task (One-Time).
  • Monitor.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named ASC8_PerformanceMonitor.
  • ASCTray.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Advanced SystemCare 8 (2).
  • ASCService.exe runs as a service named 'Advanced SystemCare Service 7' (AdvancedSystemCareService7) "Advanced SystemCare Service".
2 Startup Files (User Run)
  • ASCTray.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'ASCTray.exe' and executes as "C:\Program Files\IObit\Advanced SystemCare 8\ASCTray.exe" /auto.
  • CheckDevice.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'CheckDevice.exe' and executes as C:\Program Files\IObit\Advanced SystemCare 7\CheckDevice.exe.
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • ASCTray.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Advanced SystemCare 8' which loads as "C:\Program Files\IObit\Advanced SystemCare 8\ASCTray.exe" /auto.
3 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • ASC.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\IObit\Advanced SystemCare 8\ASC.EXE'.
  • ASCTray.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\IObit\Advanced SystemCare 8\ASCTray.exe'.
  • Monitor.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\IObit\Advanced SystemCare 8\Monitor.exe'.

How do I remove Advanced SystemCare 8?

You can uninstall Advanced SystemCare 8 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 8, 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 8.

Win 7 (SP1) 47%
Win Vista 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 19%
Keep it 81%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 50.44%
Windows 10 42.61%
Windows Vista 3.66%
Windows XP 3.28%
Windows Server 2003 0.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 24.93%
Windows 8.1 15.40%
Windows 7 Ultimate 14.24%
Windows 7 Professional 8.88%
Windows 10 Home 6.74%
Windows 8.1 Pro 6.65%

Distribution by countryGeography

36.26% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 36.26%
  Germany 11.64%
  United Kingdom 6.03%
  Italy 4.03%
  France 3.07%
  Brazil 3.00%
  Canada 2.58%
  Netherlands 1.78%
  Russia 1.72%
  Australia 1.65%
  Sweden 1.63%
  DZ 1.45%
  Egypt 1.38%
  Spain 1.06%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 25.80%
Acer 20.26%
Dell 16.78%
ASUS 10.38%
Toshiba 6.91%
Lenovo 5.74%
Samsung 4.06%
Medion 2.49%
Intel 0.89%
American Megatrends 0.82%
MSI 0.79%
Common models
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 5.31%
ASUS All Series 5.08%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 4.28%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.86%
HP Pavilion 15 Notebook P... 3.84%
HP 15 Notebook PC 3.28%

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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