What does the ASC.exe file do?
The ASC.exe process is also known as Advanced SystemCare (Version 9, 8, 11, 6, 10, 5, 4, 7) and is a part of Advanced SystemCare (Version 9, 8, 6, 10, 12, 11, 7). This software is produced by IObit (www.iobit.com). An obsolete or defective version of ASC.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- Advanced SystemCare has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- Advanced SystemCare has stopped working. A problem caused the program to stop working correctly. Windows will close the program and notify you if a solution is available. (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- ASC.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close.
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module ASC.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about ASC.exe Advanced SystemCare
ASC.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. ASC.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files".
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 5,081,888 bytes (11% of all these files), 5,353,760 bytes as well as 22 other variants.
The file was developed by a so-called third party provider - and not by Microsoft. It possesses a digital signature from Verisign.com, which should confirm its trustworthiness. The producer of the file is registered with a certificate authority. This confirms the genuineness of the file. The program executes in the background, and can only be terminated using Windows Task Manager. ASC.exe is capable of track other applications, modify other Windows tasks, send data out to the Internet as well as record keystrokes. For this reason, 18% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.
A ASC.exe file has a 22% certainty of being dangerous if it is found in a subdirectory of C:\. In this case, the file size is usually 8,227,088 bytes. The original file is digitally signed. Check your file. The producer of the file is registered with a certificate authority. This confirms the genuineness of the file. It is no part of Microsoft Windows. This ASC.exe process does not appear as a visible window, but only in Task Manager. ASC.exe is capable of supervise programs, log keyboard entries, send data out to the Internet as well as Change the behavior of other applications.
If you see this file on your hard drive or in Windows Task Manager, please make sure that it is not a malicious variant. It's a fact that many trojans try to cloak their true identity by calling themselves ASC.exe. With the above information or by using tools like Security Task Manager you can determine if, in your case, the file is an undesirable variant.
What do other computer users say about ASC?
The file spreads very slowly and does not often make an appearance. Therefore, feedback from other users is not yet available.
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How to uninstall Advanced SystemCare
To remove Advanced SystemCare from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.
- Click the Windows Start Button. You find it in the lower left corner of the taskbar.
- Type the word uninstall.
- Click Add or remove programs.
- Now locate Advanced SystemCare in the list of displayed applications.
- Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
How to tell if ASC.exe (Advanced SystemCare) was uninstalled cleanly
After uninstalling, restart your computer. Then start Windows Explorer and see if there is still a folder with the name of the software under C:\Program Files. Be sure to check the Registry as well for remnants of Advanced SystemCare. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for Advanced SystemCare or the name of the producer. Always keep in mind that only a computer professional should ever directly delete entries in the Windows Registry.
What to do if a program does not uninstall
The easiest way to remove any kind of software cleanly and accurately is to use an uninstaller tool. Because the uninstaller automatically creates a backup, there is no risk of anything going wrong.
Last but not least
If Windows not working quite right for you, or if startup is taking a long time, or ASC.exe is causing problems for you, a good Windows diagnostic tool may very well help. This is especially effective when it comes to older computers that have accumulated vast quantities of "garbage data" as the result of many software installs and uninstalls.