ASCService.exe – What is it, Uses, Safe or Virus & How to Remove it

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ASCservice.exe is one out of the three executable application files of Advanced SystemCare software.  It was developed by IObit, a Chinese Corporation.  This application ASCservice.exe is used by the IObit software. It’s a very popular system utility application, used to clean and speed up the PC.


ASCService full form is Advanced SystemCare Service

What is it and its Uses

Advanced SystemCare is a security and registry cleaner software. It protects system privacy and was first named as Advanced Windows Care Personal. There are 16 versions and variation of ascservice.exe available.

The Advanced SystemCare is available in three models:

  • Free
  • Pro- paid version, and
  • Ultimate- paid version

Its uses are:

This way it helps optimize CPU’s performance and other system resources.

File Size and Location

  • The file size of the latest Advanced SystemCare software version 12 is 45.5 MB.
  • ASCservice.exe can be located in either C:\Program Files\iobit\advanced systemcare or C:\Program Files (x86)\iobit\advanced systemcare subfolder.

Is it safe or virus?

ASCservice.exe is an authentic application and is safe. But, it is possible that a malicious program with a similar name may damage the system.

There are two ways to check for such malware:

  • If the location of ASCservice.exe is not in the IObit subfolder in Program Files of C drive, then it is likely to be a virus or trojan.
  • If it’s VeriSign certificate is not issued to IObit Information Technology or if Microsoft Process Explorer is unable to verify the application’s signer.

High CPU Usage

Sometime users may see high CPU usage by the ASCservice.exe. This usually happens when the user runs Iboit software and should be vanishing as soon as the application closed. This is not a major issue, however, if the user notices that the ASCservice.exe is consuming high CPU then it is suggested to uninstall and download the latest version.

Error Errors

Some common errors encountered with ASCService.exe are:

  • exe has encountered a problem and needs to close.
  • exe Application Error

These errors can be caused due to:

  • Defective or Obsolete ASCS version
  • Installation interruption
  • Software conflicts 

uninstall How to Remove It?

ASCSservice.exe is utilized by third-party software and can be removed from your system. Since it is not an in-built windows process, it will not affect your operating system’s functionality.

To remove this application, browse for Advanced SystemCare program in Control Panel and uninstall it (in Windows Vista/7/8.1/10) or use the add or remove programs feature (in Windows XP). Here are the steps:

1) Click on the Start button

2) Type Control Panel and click on it

3) Now, select Uninstall a Program which is located under Programs

4) Search for Iboit Uninstaller, right-click on it and select Uninstall 

Uninstall IObit to remove ascservice.exe

5) A Pop-up window will open, click on Yes and follow the steps.



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