The .exe extension on a filename indicates an executable file. Executable files may, in some cases, harm your computer. Therefore, please read below to decide for yourself whether the ASCService.exe on your computer is a Trojan that you should remove, or whether it is a file belonging to the Windows operating system or to a trusted application.
The process known as Advanced SystemCare Service belongs to software Advanced SystemCare (version 7, 8, 6, 5, 9, 4) or Advanced SystemCare Ultimate (version 7, 8) or Advanced SystemCare Service (version 6) by IObit (www.iobit.com) or IObit Information Technology.
Description: ASCService.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. ASCService.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files" or sometimes in a subfolder of C:\.
Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 815,392 bytes (15% of all occurrences), 814,880 bytes and 27 more variants.
The program has no visible window. The ASCService.exe file is not a Windows system file. It is certified by a trustworthy company. ASCService.exe is a Verisign signed file. It can change the behavior of other programs or manipulate other programs. ASCService.exe is able to monitor applications and manipulate other programs. Therefore the technical security rating is 35% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.
Recommended: Identify ASCService.exe related errors
If ASCService.exe is located in a subfolder of the user's profile folder, the security rating is 52% dangerous. The file size is 28,672 bytes (50% of all occurrences) or 881,952 bytes. The program is not visible. It is not a Windows system file. ASCService.exe is able to monitor applications and manipulate other programs.
Important: Some malware also uses the file name ASCService.exe, for example Trojan.Generic.6223943 (detected by F-Secure), and Trojan.Gen.2 (detected by Symantec). Therefore, you should check the ASCService.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.
A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with ASCService. 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.
To help you analyze the ASCService.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: Security Task Manager displays all running Windows tasks, including embedded hidden processes, such as keyboard and browser monitoring or Autostart entries. A unique security risk rating indicates the likelihood of the process being potential spyware, malware or a Trojan. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.