PUP.Optional.AdvancedSystemCare

Short bio

PUP.Optional.AdvancedSystemCare is Malwarebytes’ detection name for the system optimizer called Advanced System Care by IObit, which is considered a Potentially Unwanted Program (PUP).

Protection

Malwarebytes protects users against PUP.Optional.AdvancedSystemCare by using real time protection to block the installer.

block install

Malwarebytes blocks the installation of Advanced System care

Remediation

Malwarebytes can detect and remove PUP.Optional.AdvancedSystemCare without further user interaction.

  1. Please download Malwarebytes to your desktop.
  2. Double-click mb3-setup-consumer-{version}.exe and follow the prompts to install the program.
  3. Then click Finish.
  4. Once the program has fully updated, select Scan Now on the Dashboard. Or select the Threat Scan from the Scan menu.
  5. If another update of the definitions is available, it will be implemented before the rest of the scanning procedure.
  6. When the scan is complete, make sure that all Threats are selected, and click Remove Selected.
  7. Restart your computer when prompted to do so.

Add an exclusion

Should users wish to keep this program and exclude it from being detected in future scans, they can add the program to the exclusions list. Here’s how to do it.

The Exclusions tab includes a list of items to be excluded from scans. The items may include files, folders, websites, or applications that connect to the Internet, as well as previously detected exploits.

To access the exclusions in Malwarebytes:

Traces/IOCs

Associated files and folders:

%PROGRAMFILES%\IObit\Advanced SystemCare

%ProgramData%\IObit\ASC

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