What is ASCTray.exe?

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 ASCTray.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.

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ASCTray.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with ASCTray
ASCTray.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as Advanced SystemCare (version 5 Tray, 7, 4 Tray) or Advanced SystemCare Tray belongs to software Advanced SystemCare (version 5, 6, 4, 7, 5 Tray) or Advanced SystemCare Ultimate (version 6) by IObit (

Description: ASCTray.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. ASCTray.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 8/7/XP are 491,840 bytes (23% of all occurrences), 512,384 bytes and 14 more variants. 
It is not a Windows core file. ASCTray.exe is digitally signed. It is a Verisign signed file. The process starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: Run, DEFAULT\Run). The program is not visible. ASCTray.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs, monitor applications and manipulate other programs. Therefore the technical security rating is 22% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.
In case of problems with ASCTray.exe, you may also do the following:

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as ASCTray.exe. Therefore, you should check the ASCTray.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.


User Comments

its a system utility
Program csere közben találtam rá általánosságok megjelölése mellett. Uninteligens és tolakodó.Igaz ingyenes,de lehet érte nagy árat fizetni
Qu'il peut geler l'ordinateur
It is from advanced system care, and is a great utility according to some. I personally dislike it
  Beats   (further information)
ASC tray scanner is free but not fixing the problems it "detects".Not happy at all.

Summary: Average user rating of ASCTray.exe: based on 5 votes with 5 user comments. One user thinks ASCTray.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 3 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. One user suspects danger. One user is not sure about it.

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Best practices for resolving ASCTray issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with ASCTray. 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 doing a repair of your installation, or in the case of Windows 8, 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 ASCTray.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.

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