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What percent of users and experts removed it?
22% remove it78% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #5,360
United States Rank #5,088
Reach 0.0917%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 4.96 days
146.19 days >
Average installed length: 76.81 days


8.2.0 13.45%
8.1.0 40.40%
8.0.0 46.15%

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Advanced SystemCare Ultimate 8


Advanced SystemCare Ultimate 8 is a program developed by IObit. The most used version is 8.0.0, 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). 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 89 files and is usually about 498.97 KB (510,941 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 48% of users of Advanced SystemCare Ultimate 8 come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Germany.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.iobit.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\IObit\Advanced SystemCare Ultimate 8\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\IObit\Advanced SystemCare Ultimate 8\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 498.97 KB

Program filesFiles installed by Advanced SystemCare Ultimate 8

Program executable:asc.exe
Name:Advanced SystemCare Ultimate
Path:C:\Program Files\iobit\advanced systemcare ultimate 8\asc.exe
Additional files:
  • taskmgr.dll - IObit TaskSchedule Dynamic Link Library
  • SPUrlScanner.dll - Advanced SystemCare Surfing Protection (Surfing Protection Dynamic Library)
  • IWsASCXP.exe - Advanced SystemCare with Antivirus (Advanced SystemCare with Antivirus WSC Register)
  • asc-ultimate-setup.exe - Advanced SystemCare Ultimate 8
  • ReProcess.exe - Advanced SystemCare ReProcess
  • AntivirusSettings.exe - Advanced SystemCare Ultimate (Advanced SystemCare Antivirus Settings)
  • ASCAntivirusFix.exe - Advanced SystemCare Antivirus Fix
  • ASCAntivirusTips.exe - Advanced SystemCare AntivirusTips
  • ASCAntivirusUSB.exe - ASC USBAntiviusTips
  • ASCAvSvc.exe - Advanced SystemCare Ultimate Service
  • ASCInit.exe - Advanced SystemCare Ultimate ASCInit
  • AutoUpdate.exe - Advanced SystemCare Ultimate AutoUpdate
  • DownConfig.exe - Advanced SystemCare Ultimate Downconfig
  • FileCopy.exe - Advanced SystemCare Ultimate FileCopy
  • FixTimeOut.exe - Fix time out error
  • OEMDetection.dll - Detect and uninstall conflict softwares
  • OFCommon.dll - IObit Library
  • Reminder.exe - Advanced SystemCare Ultimate Reminder
  • Report.exe - Advanced SystemCare Report
  • IMF.exe - IObit Malware Fighter 3 (IObit Malware Fighter)
  • ActionCenterDownloader.exe - Advanced SystemCare 8 (Action Center Downloader)
  • MonitorDisk.exe - Advanced SystemCare 8(MonitorDisk)
  • RescueCenter.exe - Advanced SystemCare Ultimate 8 Rescue Center
  • Suc13_FileShredder.exe - Advanced SystemCare 8 FileShredder
  • Sur12_DiskDoctor.exe - Advanced SystemCare 8 DiskDoctor
  • AU8toAU9ProBigUpgrade.exe - UpgradeTip for ASCU8 (Show new ASCU function)
  • AU9ProBigUpgrade.exe
  • delayLoad.exe - Advanced SystemCare8 (Startup Manager Delay Load)
  • Sua12_ClonedFilesScanner.exe - Cloned Files Scanner (Searches for cloned files in your system which may waste your disk space.)
  • Sua13_EmptyFolderScanner.exe - Empty Folder Scanner (Helps you find and delete empty folders in your system.)
  • 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
  • QuickSettings.exe - Quick Settings
  • IObitUninstaller.exe - Uninstall Programs
  • SysRest.dll - System Restore Tools
  • 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)
  • iFreeUp.exe - iFreeUp Beta 3.0 (iFreeUp)
  • DefaultProgram.exe - Default Program
  • LiveUpdate.exe - Product Updater
  • Sur11_ShortcutFixer.exe - Shortcut Fixer
  • AUpdate.exe - IObit AUpdate
  • datastate.dll - Runtime Library for ASC
  • PowerConfig.dll - PowerConfig
  • AU8toAU10ProBigUpgrade.exe - UpgradeTip
  • AU8toAU10TrialBigupgrade.exe
  • AU8toAU10TrialBigupgrade170830.exe
  • AU8toAU9TrialBigupgrade.exe

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}.
5 Scheduled Tasks
  • ASC.exe is scheduled as a task named 'ASCU8_SkipUac_enansa'.
  • IObitUninstaller.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Uninstaller_SkipUac_Test'.
  • DefaultProgram.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{551AF11A-85C9-4B0D-83D0-71C8BE6ED73C}' (runs on registration).
  • AutoUpdate.exe is scheduled as a task named 'ASCU8_AutoUpdate' (runs daily at 17:10).
  • AutoCare.exe is scheduled as a task named 'ASCU8_AutoCare' (runs daily at 5:00 PM).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • Monitor.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named ASCU8_PerformanceMonitor.
2 Services
  • ASCAvSvc.exe runs as a service named 'AdvancedSystemCareAntivirus' (ASCAntivirusSrv) "Advanced SystemCare Antivirus Service".
  • ASCService.exe runs as a service named 'Advanced SystemCare Service 8' (AdvancedSystemCareService8) "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 Ultimate' and executes as "C:\Program Files\IObit\Advanced SystemCare Ultimate 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 Ultimate' which loads as "C:\Program Files\IObit\Advanced SystemCare Ultimate 8\ASCTray.exe" /Auto.

How do I remove Advanced SystemCare Ultimate 8?

You can uninstall Advanced SystemCare Ultimate 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 Ultimate 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 Ultimate 8.

Win 10 52%
Win XP 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 22%
Keep it 78%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 51.60%
Windows 7 43.49%
Windows XP 2.65%
Windows Vista 2.26%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 20.17%
Windows 8.1 16.11%
Windows 7 Ultimate 13.94%
Windows 10 Home 12.17%
Windows 7 Professional 7.50%
Windows 8.1 Pro 6.72%

Distribution by countryGeography

48.03% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 48.03%
  United Kingdom 6.59%
  Germany 5.08%
  Canada 3.16%
  Australia 2.52%
  Italy 2.38%
  France 2.34%
  Russia 2.34%
  Sweden 2.06%
  Netherlands 1.88%
  Egypt 1.10%
  Brazil 0.96%
  Belgium 0.96%
  UA 0.92%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 28.29%
Dell 16.77%
Acer 15.78%
ASUS 12.06%
Toshiba 8.88%
Lenovo 7.16%
Samsung 1.99%
MSI 1.18%
Sony 1.18%
Intel 1.09%
Medion 0.63%
Common models
ASUS All Series 5.50%
ASUSTeK X550CL 4.48%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 4.28%
HP 15 Notebook PC 3.26%
HP Pavilion 15 Notebook P... 3.05%
Dell Inspiron 3521 2.24%

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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