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What is ASCTray.exe?

Part of Advanced SystemCare 4 Tray by IObit

What is it?

Advanced SystemCare (formerly Advanced Windows Care) is a computer tool for Windows 7, Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 2000 created by IObit. It is used to improve computer performance and speed. Advanced SystemCare includes a free version and a PRO version. Functions on both versions include cleaning up computer registries, do a disk defragmentation, scan for malware, and clean up broken shortcuts. Advanced SystemCare includes utilities such as tuneup, security and admin tools.
Description of asctray.exe from IObit
Advanced SystemCare Free (formerly Advanced WindowsCare Personal) has a one-click approach to help protect, repair, clean, and optimize your PC. With over 100 MILLION downloads since 2006, this fantastic, award-winning, free PC repair software is a "must-have" tool for your computer. 100% safe with no adware, spyware, or viruses; a PC maintenance program that's incredibly easy to use. Why waste money on expensive "registry cleaners" to fix your PC when Advanced SystemCare Free will repair, tune, and maintain it for you – for free! A simple registry cleaner cannot give you true performance boost. Advanced SystemCare Free 5 combines Registry clean, defrag, system tune-up, shortcut fix, privacy sweep, junk files clean, disk fix and optimization, and more, to guarantee your PC run like a new one. With our innovative "DEEP SCAN" technology, Advanced SystemCare has the highest detection rate in the industry and it is able to find the right root of your PC trouble.
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How does asctray.exe run?

Process - ASCTray.exe is an instance of a running program. This 32-bit program executes with the privileges as the currently logged in user account. ASCTray.exe is executed by the process explorer.exe (Windows Explorer by Microsoft).

How does asctray.exe start?

Startup files (user) run - ASCTray.exe is registered with the run identifier 'Advanced SystemCare 4' and the execution command 'C:\Program Files\IObit\Advanced SystemCare 4\ASCTray.exe' in the Windows registry HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run. Run keys are startup registry keys that are used to launch an application automatically when a user logs into Windows.


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.1% of all Boost users have the asctray.exe process running.Of the 0.1% of asctray.exe users, 73.0% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is ASCTray.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.06392% CPU639203.1%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
          6.07 MB RAM28.2%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
 40 /min1.8%
Average I/O read and write operations for all programs is 2,253 per minute.
50 GDI objects33.3%
Average number of GUI GDI and USER objects for all programs is 150.
40 context switches/sec40.0%
Average context switches for all programs is 100 per second.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\iobit\advanced systemcare 4\asctray.exe

What modules are loaded?

A module is a dynamic link library (DLL) or an executable file that is loaded into the process. Below is a list of non-system modules that are loaded by Advanced SystemCare 4 Tray.

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows XP Professional (5.1.2600.196608)

About IObit

IObit is focused on providing consumers with innovative and comprehensive system utilities and security software for superior PC performance and security. With More...
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File details

File name: ASCTray.exe
Publisher: IObit (verified)
Name: Advanced SystemCare 4 Tray
Description: Advanced SystemCare 4 Tray
Product version:
Size: 407.34 KB

Digital certificate

Certificate authority: VeriSign
Effective date: 12/7/2009
Expiration date: 1/4/2013

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0671133638%
Privileged CPU: 0.0031930534%
User CPU: 0.06392031043716%
Total CPU time: 117 ms
Total CPU time /min: 4 ms
Privileged CPU time: 60.09 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 2 ms
User CPU time: 56.75 ms
User CPU time /min: 2 ms
Context switches /sec: 40
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 36.44 MB
Peak committed memory: 38.92 MB
Paged memory: 6.07 MB
Peak paged memory: 6.07 MB
Paged system memory: 63.81 KB
Non-paged system memory: 2.92 KB
Working set memory: 532 KB
Peak working set memory: 6.93 MB
Min working set memory: 532 KB
Private memory: 6.07 MB
Page faults: 3,157
Page faults /min: 145
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 27
Read operations /min: 2
Total read transfer: 2.51 MB
Read transfer /min: 149.32 KB
Total other operations: 822
Other operations /min: 105
Total other transfer: 39.23 KB
Other Transfer /min: 5.67 KB
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 50
USER objects: 27
Handle count average: 51
Thread count average: 1

Process details

Runs as (owner): User
Windows platform: 32-bit
System Tray: Yes
Parent Processes
Process Commands
"C:\Program Files\IObit\Advanced SystemCare 4\ASCTray.exe"
"C:\Program Files\IObit\Advanced SystemCare 4\ASCTray.exe"

Startup files (user) run details

Name: Advanced SystemCare 4
Command: C:\Program Files\IObit\Advanced SystemCare 4\ASCTray.exe

Image hashes

MD5: 01199ae166e4621c51d9963fa82c86b6
SHA-1: 0fd109c43b09d0cea904eb82d87e4fa858912563
SHA-256: 9870385fbee48ce7aa62c1025dfffbd687ead99c31e9ffcfdfd0f97500cbdea4

PE image details

File entropy: 6.52534
File packed: No
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