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VersionDistribution 17.07% 4.88% 2.44% 2.44% 2.44%

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Advanced SystemCare Pro


Advanced SystemCare Pro is a program developed by IObit. The most used version is, with over 24% 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 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 65 files and is usually about 102.21 MB (107,169,746 bytes). AutoUpdate.exe is the automatic update component of the software designed to download and apply new updates should new versions be released. In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 10 as well as Windows 7 (SP1). While about 37% of users of Advanced SystemCare Pro come from Russia, it is also popular in the United States and UA.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\iobit\advanced systemcare 8
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\IObit\Advanced SystemCare 8\uninst.exe
Estimated size: 102.21 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Advanced SystemCare Pro

Program executable:asc.exe
Name:Advanced SystemCare 8
Path:C:\Program Files\iobit\advanced systemcare 8\asc.exe
Additional files:
  • Nfeatures.exe - Advanced SystemCare 8 Nfeatures
  • OFCommon.dll - Advanced SystemCare Ultimate (IObit Library)
  • IMF.exe - IObit Malware Fighter 3 (IObit Malware Fighter)
  • ASCInit.exe - Initialization Program (Advanced SystemCare 8 Initialization)
  • ActionCenterDownloader.exe - Advanced SystemCare 8 (Action Center Downloader)
  • AutoUpdate.exe - Advanced SystemCare 8 Autoupdate
  • MonitorDisk.exe - Advanced SystemCare 8(MonitorDisk)
  • Register.exe - Advanced SystemCare 8 Register
  • delayLoad.exe - Advanced SystemCare8 (Startup Manager Delay Load)
  • About.dll - Advanced SystemCare (About IObit Utilities)
  • ACPreScan.exe - Advanced SystemCare Pre Scan
  • ASCDownload.exe - Advanced SystemCare Downloader
  • ASCService.exe - Advanced SystemCare Service
  • AutoCare.exe - Advanced SystemCare Auto Care
  • AutoSweep.exe - Advanced SystemCare Auto Sweep
  • DiskDefrag.exe - Advanced SystemCare Disk Defrag
  • DiskScan.dll - Rapid scan disk
  • Homepage.exe - Homepage Protection (Homepage Protection Client)
  • HomepageSvc.dll - Homepage Protection Service
  • Monitor.exe - Performance Monitor
  • PerformUpdate.exe - Advanced SystemCare PerformUpdate
  • QuickSettings.exe - Quick Settings
  • IObitUninstaller.exe - Uninstall Programs
  • ASCExtMenu.dll - ASCExtMenu Module
  • ASCExtMenu_64.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)
  • DefaultProgram.exe - Default Program
  • LiveUpdate.exe - Product Updater
  • ManageMyMobile.exe - ManageMyMobile
  • datastate.dll - Runtime Library for ASC
  • PowerConfig.dll - PowerConfig
  • PCtransfer.exe - PCtransfer
  • ASCUpgrade.exe - Upgrader (Advanced SystemCare 8 Upgrader)
  • Display.exe - Display (Advanced SystemCare Display)
  • ASCTray.exe - Advanced SystemCare 8
  • BrowserCleaner.exe
  • CPUIDInterface.dll
  • FfSweep.dll - Privacy Library
  • FixDemo.exe - Fixer
  • LocalLang.exe
  • cpuidsdk.dll (by CPUID) - CPUID SDK Dynamic Link Library (CPUID DLL SDK)
  • DiskMap.dll - Advanced SystemCare 7 (Advanced SystemCare 7 DiskMap.dll)
  • DiskScan.exe - Advanced SystemCare 8 DiskScan
  • RealTimeProtector.exe - Real-time Protector
  • DriverLite.dll
  • InfoHelp.dll - Info helper v7
  • NtfsData.dll
  • PPUninstaller.exe
  • prefs.js
  • ProductStatistics.dll

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}.
6 Scheduled Tasks
  • ASC.exe is scheduled as a task named 'ASC8_SkipUac_Guest1'.
  • IObitUninstaller.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Uninstaller_SkipUac_tata'.
  • 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).
2 Scheduled Tasks (Boot/Login)
  • 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".
Startup File (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.
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 Pro?

You can uninstall Advanced SystemCare Pro 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 Pro, 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 Pro.

Win 10 49%
Win XP 2%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 6%
Keep it 94%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 48.78%
Windows 7 48.78%
Windows XP 2.44%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 36.59%
Windows 10 Pro 14.63%
Windows 8.1 Pro 9.76%
Windows 7 Home Basic 7.32%
Windows 10 Home 7.32%
Windows 7 Professional 4.88%

Distribution by countryGeography

36.73% of installs come from Russia
Which countries install it?
  Russia 36.73%
  United States 26.53%
  UA 12.24%
  Sweden 4.08%
  Kazakstan 2.04%
  Thailand 2.04%
  BY 2.04%
  Latvia 2.04%
  Republic Of Moldova 2.04%
  Germany 2.04%
  Canada 2.04%
  Czech Republic 2.04%
  Italy 2.04%
  AZ 2.04%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
ASUS 25.00%
Acer 21.43%
Hewlett-Packard 14.29%
Lenovo 14.29%
Samsung 10.71%
American Megatrends 3.57%
MSI 3.57%
Sony 3.57%
Common models
Micro-Star MS-7360 6.06%
MSI MS-7680 6.06%
LENOVO HuronRiver Platfor... 6.06%
Sony SVE1512K1RW 3.03%
Samsung NP270E5E-K06IT 3.03%
Samsung N150/N210/N220 ... 3.03%

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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