Advanced File Optimizer

Advanced File Optimizer Description

The Advanced File Optimizer is a tool that is marketed to help the user manage file types and programs on their PC more efficiently. According to its official page at the Advanced File Optimizer software is able to provide advanced functionality regarding identifying unknown data formats and finding the proper program you need to open them. The Advanced File Optimizer software by Systweak Software Inc. is built around three modules:

  • Handling file associations
  • Easy scanning for unknown formats
  • Fix problems related to file formatting

The Advanced File Optimizer program has a trial version that is free for personal use. The trial version of Advanced File Optimizer allows users to identify conflicts on the system that stem from bad file associations. You will need to open and buy a commercial license for 12.36 EUR/13 USD if you wish to address the issues found by Advanced File Optimizer. The Advanced File Optimizer application may help users find the appropriate program to open data containers such as .OBJ, .MHT and .PEF. However, Advanced File Optimizer is deemed as a Potentially Unwanted program (PUP) that may display numerous notifications on your desktop to urge you to buy a commercial license, as well as present users with promotional offers from partners.

Advanced File Optimizer may use messages colored in bright red colors accompanied by audio alerts and claim that your system is slowed down and in critical condition. Experts note that improper file association cannot cause significant system problems and the Advanced File Optimizer may not perform as best as you are lead to believe. You might want to remove Advanced File Optimizer from your machine and explore the options provided by Windows OS within the 'Windows can't open the file' dialog box. Security scanners are known to detect the Advanced File Optimizer as:

  • Adware ( 004c2e3c1 )
  • Adware.Systweak.6134904[h]
  • PUA_Optimizer
  • PUP.Riskware.Systweak
  • Pua.Systweak.Gen4!c
  • Riskware.Win32.SystemTweaker.ebnybw
  • Riskware/Systweak
  • W32.HfsAdware.90C3
  • Win32.Application.Systweak.M
  • not-a-virus:HEUR:RiskTool.Win32.SystemTweaker.gen

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Technical Information

File System Details

Advanced File Optimizer creates the following file(s):
# File Name Size MD5 Detection Count
1 %PROGRAMFILES(x86)%\advanced file optimizer\advancedfileoptimizer.exe 5,465,536 8527ee16e0d4380bb97df34945e8604d 302
2 %SYSTEMDRIVE%\users\user\desktop\afosetup_hrm.exe 6,132,624 f6cf18fd75df7e384a2ff971f66dc1d8 92
3 %USERPROFILE%\My Documents\Zalo Received Files\New Folder\afosetup_MF.exe 6,134,904 7df893748b733cd99fa6fd0145c135a0 36
4 C:\Program Files\advanced file optimizer\advancedfileoptimizer.exe d4073ca3fa733f47572cc32ce4fe9be4 N/A
5 systweakasp.exe N/A
6 AdvancedFileOptimizer.Engine.dll N/A
7 afoasp.exe N/A
8 LicenseManager.dll N/A
9 Microsoft.Win32.TaskScheduler.DLL N/A
10 TAFactory.IconPack.dll N/A
11 AppResource.dll N/A
12 "C:\Program Files\Advanced File Optimizer\unins000.exe" /silent N/A
More files

Registry Details

Advanced File Optimizer creates the following registry entry or registry entries:
File name without path
Advanced File Optimizer.lnk
Registry key
SOFTWARE\Classes\*\shell\Scan with Advanced File Optimizer...
Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\DOMStorage\
SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Schedule\TaskCache\Tree\Advanced File Optimizer_checkupdate_startup
SOFTWARE\Systweak\Advanced File Optimizer
SOFTWARE\WOW6432Node\Systweak\Advanced File Optimizer
%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Advanced File Optimizer
%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Application Data\Advanced File Optimizer
%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Application Data\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Advanced File Optimizer
%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Application Data\Systweak\Advanced File Optimizer
%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Advanced File Optimizer
%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Start Menu\Programs\Advanced File Optimizer
%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Systweak\Advanced File Optimizer
%APPDATA%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Advanced File Optimizer
%LOCALAPPDATA%\Systweak\Advanced File Optimizer
%PROGRAMFILES%\Advanced File Optimizer
%PROGRAMFILES(x86)%\Advanced File Optimizer
%USERPROFILE%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Advanced File Optimizer
Regexp file mask
%WINDIR%\System32\Tasks\Advanced File Optimizer_checkupdate_startup
%WINDIR%\Tasks\Advanced File Optimizer_checkupdate_startup.job
Advanced File Optimizer_is1

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