What does the AWC.exe file do?
The AWC.exe process is also known as Advanced SystemCare (Version 3) and is a part of Advanced SystemCare (Version 3). This software is produced by IObit (www.iobit.com). An obsolete or defective version of AWC.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)
- AWC.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module AWC.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about AWC.exe Advanced SystemCare
AWC.exe is not a Windows system file and is known to frequently cause computer problems. AWC.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files".
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 2,402,512 bytes (40% of all these files), 2,407,632 bytes, 2,329,224 bytes or, as the case may be, 2,403,024 bytes.
It possesses a digital signature from Verisign.com, which should confirm its trustworthiness. The original file has a digital certificate (see its file properties). The AWC file does not come from Microsoft and is not part of the operating system. This file also can also affect other applications by changing their properties. Such manipulation can cause an application to do things other than what it is intended to do. The program executes in the background, and can only be terminated using Windows Task Manager. AWC.exe is capable of connect to the Internet, record keystrokes as well as monitor other applications. For this reason, 38% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.
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 AWC.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 AWC?
|I have a lot of problems sinds I installed this file |
|If you have Advanced Sistem Care installed than its not dangerous. |
|AWC is a desktop background manager. It runs at fairly low priority and has a timer that can be set to change your background at some interval. |
|Advanced System Care, basically checks your system for errors/trojans etc. Not harmful |
|the awc.exe application is from Adavanced System |
Summary: 6 users judge AWC.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. One user considers it harmless. However, 2 users consider this to be a suspicious process and would like to get rid of it. For this reason, one user has already deleted AWC.exe. source: file.net
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 AWC.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 AWC.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.