Advanced PC Care

Advanced PC Care Description

Advanced PC Care is a potentially unwanted program that may be found useful by some users. The application is best described as a PC optimization tool that has the ability to scan, clean and optimize the Windows registry, modify Windows start-up items, control web browser extensions, and provide the user with access to several other neat features that may help them take better control over their system. Everything about Advanced PC Care would be great if it weren't for the questionable distribution and promotion techniques that its authors have adopted. The Advanced PC Care software may often be distributed via software bundles, so the significant fractions of this software's total installations may have occurred without the user's knowledge. Furthermore, once installed the Advanced PC Care software uses a trial version that includes a working scanner. However, the trial version is incapable of performing any optimizations, so users may be prompted to purchase the full version of the software if they want to optimize their computer.

The software costs $19.95, and the price may seem justified at first. However, security specialists are somewhat suspicious of Advanced PC Care's functionality, and they aren't entirely convinced that this PC optimization tool can perform the tasks it promises to. Overall, the Advanced PC Care potentially unwanted program offers questionable functionality, dubious propagation and promotion techniques, and it only lets your clean your PC if you pay for the full version of the program. With that in mind, we have no other choice but to recommend Advanced PC Care's removal unless you are convinced that this software works as expected or if you are satisfied with the results it delivers.

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Technical Information

Infection Statistics


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File System Details

Advanced PC Care creates the following file(s):
# File Name Size MD5 Detection Count
1 %PROGRAMFILES%\Advanced-PC-Care\apc.exe 1,625,824 255cb2e4f9ee1a661d9b6de59e1c8b64 1,528
2 %ALLUSERSPROFILE%\App-verifier\AppVerifier.exe 38,912 21ce6f4ff2ae4eaaf63672409ae8f328 197
3 %ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Application Data\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Advanced-PC-Care 96
4 %ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Start Menu\Programs\Advanced PC Care 96
5 %ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Application Data\Advancedpccare.com 95
6 %ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Advancedpccare.com 94
7 %ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Appverifier\AppVerifierService.exe 31,744 1717704174ee98bb3a52824afcdc4438 94
8 %ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Appverifier 85
9 %ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Application Data\Appverifier 84
10 %ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Appverifier\apcsetupserv.exe 5,105,360 fa821349959101e67650eb4783f35895 72
11 %ALLUSERSPROFILE%\advancedpccare.net 66
12 %ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Application Data\advancedpccare.net 65
13 %ALLUSERSPROFILE%\App-verifier 51
14 %ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Application Data\App-verifier 50
15 %ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Application Data\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Advanced PC Care N/A
16 C:\Program Files\advanced pc care\advancedpccare.exe 5c513a19005ed8f7ce9a7467ce4ce1c0 N/A
17 ApcEngine.dll N/A
18 Interop.IWshRuntimeLibrary.dll N/A
19 Microsoft.Win32.TaskScheduler.dll N/A
20 TAFactory.IconPack.dll N/A
21 NAudio.dll N/A
22 AppRes.dll N/A
23 TaskScheduler.dll N/A
More files

Registry Details

Advanced PC Care creates the following registry entry or registry entries:
HKEY..\..\..\..{RegistryKeys}
Software\Advancedpccare.com
SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Tracing\advancedpccare_RASAPI32
SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Tracing\advancedpccare_RASMANCS
SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run, value: Advanced PC Care_logon
SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Schedule\TaskCache\Tree\Advanced PC Care_Logon
Software\advancedpccare.net
SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Schedule\TaskCache\Tree\Advanced PC-Care_Logon
Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\DOMStorage\www.advancedpccare.net
Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\DOMStorage\advancedpccare.net
SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Schedule\TaskCache\Tree\Advanced-PC-Care_Logon
SOFTWARE\AppVerifier
SYSTEM\ControlSet001\services\AppVerifier
SYSTEM\ControlSet001\services\eventlog\Application\AppVerifier
SYSTEM\ControlSet002\services\eventlog\Application\AppVerifier

More Details on Advanced PC Care

The following URL's were found:
Tip: We recommend blocking the domain names as well as the IP addresses associated with them.
  • www.advancedpccare.com
  • www.advancedpccare.com/help

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