What is the ASCPlugin_Protection.dll component needed for?Simply stated, a DLL file is an unnamed executable file. It cannot be directly invoked, but it can be called by any executable Windows program.
The ASCPlugin_Protection.dll process is also known as Advanced SystemCare (Version 8 ASCPlugin_Protection, 7 ASCPlugin_Protection) or, as the case may be, Plugin_Protection and is a part of Advanced SystemCare (Version 6, 8, 7, 12, 11, 10) or, as the case may be, IObit Malware Fighter (Version 5, 6, 7). This software is produced by IObit (www.iobit.com). An obsolete or defective version of ASCPlugin_Protection.dll 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)
- ASCPlugin_Protection.dll has encountered a problem and needs to close.
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module ASCPlugin_Protection.dll. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about ASCPlugin_Protection.dll Advanced SystemCare
ASCPlugin_Protection.dll is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. ASCPlugin_Protection.dll is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files".
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 659,264 bytes (22% of all these files), 672,032 bytes as well as 18 other variants.
This DLL file is a browser plug-in. This could mean that your Internet Explorer has been given additional useful capabilities. However, not all such plug-ins are worthwhile. Some just display advertisements or surreptitiously change your browser settings. The unique identifer of the browser plug-in is BA0C978D-D909-49B6-AFE2-8BDE245DC7E6. The program executes in the background, and can only be terminated using Windows Task Manager. ASCPlugin_Protection.dll was developed by a so-called third party provider - and not by Microsoft. The original file has a digital certificate (see its file properties). It is unusual for the service not to provide any indication of how and why it is required. The ASCPlugin_Protection file can analyze your Internet behavior, since it acts like an Internet Explorer plug-in. The file possesses a digital signature from Verisign.com, which should confirm its trustworthiness. ASCPlugin_Protection.dll is capable of log keyboard entries. For this reason, 52% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.
A ASCPlugin_Protection.dll file has a 58% certainty of being dangerous if it is found in in a subdirectory of the "My Documents" folder. In this case, the file size is usually 662,400 bytes. The original file has been signed by a trusted signature authority. This lets you check your copy to see if it is a counterfeit. The file contains a digital signature from Verisign, a subsidiary of Symantec. Verisign thereby confirms this file's authenticity and integrity. It does not come from Microsoft and is not part of the operating system. This ASCPlugin_Protection program does not appear as a visible window, but only in Task Manager. The file can analyze your Internet behavior, since it acts like an Internet Explorer plug-in. There is no embedded description in this file. These days, this is rather unusual The service has no characteristics or description of its own. This is unusual. ASCPlugin_Protection.dll is capable of log keyboard entries.
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 ASCPlugin_Protection.dll. 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 ASCPlugin_Protection?
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 or IObit Malware Fighter
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 or IObit Malware Fighter in the list of displayed applications.
- Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
How to tell if ASCPlugin_Protection.dll (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 ASCPlugin_Protection.dll 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.
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