What is AsScrPro.exe?

The genuine AsScrPro.exe file is a software component of ASUS Screen Saver Protector by ASUS.
ASUS Screen Saver Protector is a preinstalled screensaver application that is found on certain systems manufactured by ASUS. AsScrPro.exe launches the ASUS Screen Saver Protector program. This is not an essential Windows process and can be disabled if known to create problems. ASUS Screen Saver Protector is a software program designed for the Windows platform. The program has reported to be a protected bloatware application and of little use. It can be removed with the password, 8777. ASUS is a Chinese personal computer vendor that manufactures everything from desktops and laptops to mobile phones, monitors, optical storage devices, and graphics cards. In 2013, it was the world's fifth largest computer seller, in terms of sales. The company began launching graphics cards in 2005 with their initial PhysX accelerator card. ASUS was founded in Taipei in 1989 by T.H. Tung, Ted Hsu, Wayne Hsieh and M.T. Liao, all previously employed by Acer. The company is currently headquartered in Taipei, Taiwan.

ASScrPro stands for ASUS Screen Saver Protector Launcher

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 AsScrPro.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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AsScrPro.exe file information

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

The process known as AsScrPro belongs to software ASUS Screen Saver Protector by ASUS ( or ASUSTeK Computer (

Description: AsScrPro.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. AsScrPro.exe is located in the C:\Windows folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 3,058,304 bytes (64% of all occurrences), 3,054,136 bytes, 33,136 bytes or 24,576 bytes. 
The program is not visible. The file is not a Windows system file. The AsScrPro.exe file is a Verisign signed file. AsScrPro.exe is digitally signed. Therefore the technical security rating is 30% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

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

ASScrPro.exe is a process from Screensaver protection by Acer
Asus Screen Saver Protector

Summary: Average user rating of AsScrPro.exe: based on 2 votes with 2 user comments. 2 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous.

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Best practices for resolving AsScrPro issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with AsScrPro. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using 1cleanmgr and 2sfc /scannow, 3uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using 4msconfig) and enabling Windows' 5Automatic 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 6resmon 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 7DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the AsScrPro.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: ASecurity 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. BMalwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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