ASCPlugin_Protection.dll is a browser extension for Internet Explorer. This add-on enables several additional functions for Internet Explorer. You can disable it through the Extras menu (key combination Alt + X) under Manage Add-ons. The following paragraph provides more information about Advanced SystemCare.
The process known as Advanced SystemCare (version 8 ASCPlugin_Protection, 7 ASCPlugin_Protection) or Advanced SystemCare ASCPlugin_Protection belongs to software Advanced SystemCare (version 6, 8, 7) or Advanced SystemCare Ultimate (version 6) or IObit Information Technology by IObit (www.iobit.com).
Description: ASCPlugin_Protection.dll is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. ASCPlugin_Protection.dll is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files".
Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 659,264 bytes (24% of all occurrences), 672,032 bytes and 15 more variants.
This .dll file is a Browser Helper Object (BHO) that runs automatically every time you start your web browser. BHOs are not stopped by personal firewalls, because they are identified by the firewall as part of the browser itself. BHOs are often used by adware and spyware. IDs used by this BHO include BA0C978D-D909-49B6-AFE2-8BDE245DC7E6. The program is not visible. It is able to change the behavior of, or monitor Internet Explorer. The service has no detailed description. It is not a Windows system file. The ASCPlugin_Protection.dll file is digitally signed. ASCPlugin_Protection.dll is a Verisign signed file. ASCPlugin_Protection.dll is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 52% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.
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If ASCPlugin_Protection.dll is located in a subfolder of the user's "Documents" folder, the security rating is 58% dangerous. The file size is 662,400 bytes. The ASCPlugin_Protection.dll file is a file with no information about its developer. The program is not visible. The ASCPlugin_Protection.dll file is a Verisign signed file. The ASCPlugin_Protection.dll file is able to monitor web browsers. ASCPlugin_Protection.dll is digitally signed. There is no detailed description of this service. The ASCPlugin_Protection.dll file is not a Windows core file. ASCPlugin_Protection.dll is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs.
If ASCPlugin_Protection.dll is located in a subfolder of the user's profile folder, the security rating is 18% dangerous. The file size is 669,984 bytes. The program is not visible. ASCPlugin_Protection.dll is a Verisign signed file. It is able to change the behavior of, or monitor Internet Explorer. The ASCPlugin_Protection.dll file is digitally signed. There is no detailed description of this service. The file is not a Windows core file. ASCPlugin_Protection.dll is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs.
Important: Some malware camouflages itself as ASCPlugin_Protection.dll, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the ASCPlugin_Protection.dll process on your PC to see if it is a threat. If Advanced SystemCare has changed your browser's search engine and start page, you can recover your browser's default settings as follows:Reset default browser settings for Internet-Explorer ▾
The following programs have also been shown useful for a deeper analysis: Security Task Manager examines the active ASCPlugin_Protection process on your computer and clearly tells you what it is doing. Malwarebytes' well-known anti-malware tool tells you if the ASCPlugin_Protection.dll on your computer displays annoying ads, slowing it down. This type of unwanted adware program is not considered by some antivirus software to be a virus and is therefore not marked for cleanup.
A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding PC trouble. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using cleanmgr and sfc /scannow, uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using msconfig) and enabling Windows' Automatic Update. Always remember to perform periodic backups, or at least to set restore points.
Should you experience an actual problem, try to recall the last thing you did, or the last thing you installed before the problem appeared for the first time. Use the resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off repairing of your installation or, for Windows 8 and later versions, executing the DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.