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Should I remove Advanced WindowsCare Personal?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
24% remove it76% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #15,617
United States Rank #12,474
Reach 0.0174%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 17.16 days
506.13 days >
Average installed length: 265.93 days


2.9.0 79.01%
2.8.6 4.37%
2.8.5 0.29%
2.8.1 6.41%
2.8 0.58%
2.7.2 6.41%
2.7.1 2.92%

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Advanced WindowsCare Personal

What is Advanced WindowsCare Personal?  (from IObit)

Advanced WindowsCare v2 Personal is a comprehensive PC care utility that takes an one-click approach to help protect, repair and optimize your computer. It provides an all-in-one and super convenient solution for PC maintenance and protection. This fantastic program is available free of charge. Compared with its neares...  Read more


Advanced WindowsCare Personal is a program developed by IObit. The most used version is 2.9.0, 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. The main program executable is awcl.exe. The software installer includes 10 files and is usually about 16.13 MB (16,910,481 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 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 10. While about 56% of users of Advanced WindowsCare Personal come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Brazil.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.iobit.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\IObit\Advanced WindowsCare V2\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\IObit\Advanced WindowsCare V2\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 16.13 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Advanced WindowsCare Personal

Program executable:awcl.exe
Advanced WindowsCare V2 Personal
Path:C:\Program Files\iobit\advanced windowscare v2\awcl.exe
Additional files:
  • DiskManager.exe - DiskExplorer (Disk Explorer)
  • AutoUpdate.exe - Advanced WindowsCare Personal Auto-Update
  • AwcTool.exe - Add-On Tool For Advanced WindowsCare V2
  • MemCleaner.exe - Free more available memory
  • AwcControl.dll
  • AwcSchedule.dll
  • Restore.exe
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall
  • Wizard.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • Awcl.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Advanced WindowsCare Personal Startup.
2 Startup Files (All Users Run)
  • Awcl.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Advanced WindowsCare V2 Personal' which loads as "C:\Program Files\IObit\Advanced WindowsCare V2\Awcl.exe" /startup.
  • MemCleaner.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'SmartRAM' which loads as C:\Program Files\IObit\Advanced WindowsCare V2\MemCleaner.exe /m.

How do I remove Advanced WindowsCare Personal?

You can uninstall Advanced WindowsCare Personal 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 WindowsCare Personal, 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 WindowsCare Personal.

Win 7 (SP1) 45%
Win Vista (SP1) 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 24%
Keep it 76%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 47.52%
Windows 10 22.74%
Windows XP 16.03%
Windows Vista 13.70%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 29.59%
Microsoft Windows XP 15.38%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 9.76%
Windows 7 Ultimate 9.47%
Windows 8.1 8.58%
Windows 7 Professional 6.80%

Distribution by countryGeography

56.39% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 56.39%
  United Kingdom 10.50%
  Brazil 5.25%
  Australia 4.11%
  Canada 3.42%
  Italy 2.97%
  France 1.83%
  Netherlands 1.60%
  Romania 1.14%
  Norway 0.91%
  Spain 0.91%
  Israel 0.91%
  Belgium 0.68%
  India 0.68%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 25.65%
Hewlett-Packard 23.48%
Acer 18.70%
Toshiba 7.39%
ASUS 3.91%
Intel 3.91%
Samsung 3.91%
Lenovo 3.04%
Gateway 2.17%
Sahara 1.74%
American Megatrends 1.30%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 notebook ... 4.80%
Dell Inspiron N5110 2.40%
TOSHIBA Satellite L300 2.40%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 2.40%
Dell Inspiron M5040 2.40%
ASUSTeK X55A 1.60%

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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