Removal guide for Advanced System Optimizer 3 fake program

The Advanced System Optimizer 3 program looks like a normal and legit application that should detect and fix various errors on your computer, speed up your system and clean any junk files and privacy logs to protect users. But instead of this, it demands to purchase a license for large amounts of money to remove these errors from your computer.


remove Advanced System Optimizer 3
Advanced System Optimizer 3

Advanced System Optimizer 3 detailes:

Folders:

C:\Program Files\Advanced System Optimizer 3
C:\Users\%username%\AppData\Roaming\Systweak\ASO3

Registry keys:

HKCU\Software\systweak\aso3
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\ASO3_JUMP_LIST
HKLM\SOFTWARE\systweak

Task list (in Task sheduler)

ASO-AutoCheckUpdate7Days
ASO-OneClickCare-firstinstall
ASO-OneClickCare
ASOService

ASO3.exe malicious process:

MD5: 2c828e5ebee2d8861a7801e51b292d01
File Size: 3.4 MB
Digital signature: Systweak Software

ASO3.exe Detection:

Antivirus Result
AegisLab

W32.Application.Systweak!c

Arcabit

PUP.Riskware.Systweak

Bkav

W32.HfsAdware.90C3

DrWeb

Program.Unwanted.971

ESET-NOD32

a variant of Win32/Systweak.L potentially unwanted

Fortinet

Riskware/Systweak

GData

Win32.Application.Systweak.M

Malwarebytes

PUP.Optional.AdvancedSystemOptimizer

NANO-Antivirus

Riskware.Win32.SystemTweaker.efutap

Rising

PUA.Systweak!8.2F6-9ZU56ipo9aE (cloud)

Symantec

PUA.AdvSysOptimizer

Yandex

Riskware.Agent!

Reliated processes:

DiskDoctor.exe
MD5: 6b28512f776b6a2c2703c258f15c2ff7
File size: 364.9 KB

DriverUpdater.exe
MD5: c6fbf4ca1df6985f1aa36e490f9d1946
File size: 1.4 MB

GameOptimizer.exe
MD5: 2e15583abfa0186e607a3b8b400c76c8
File size: 96.9 KB

ASO3DefragSrv.exe
MD5: 4dabf0d00045b4e84502e6c949d71f5a
File size: 235.4 KB

ASO3DefragSrv64.exe
MD5: 8398dc3a0cb536ee1dec6539498d033d
File size: 257.9 KB

remove Advanced System Optimizer 3

This kind of program often installs along with other freeware that can be downloaded from various websites. This technique is called bundling, some users are not paying attention to the installation process and skipping all important options. You must always choose advanced (custom) mode of the installation to avoid suspicious checkboxes and remove them in time.

After the installation of Advanced System Optimizer 3 program is complete, the infected computer will gain ASO3DiskOptimizer service (C:\Program Files\Advanced System Optimizer 3\ASO3DefragSrv.exe) that will be automatically engaged on every start of the system. On the first run, the Advanced System Optimizer 3 program will perform a scan of the computer in order to locate any problems. But the results this program shows are fake and contain bogus entries. This fake optimizer tries to scare users and make them purchase the license of fear and after that, it doesn`t remove problems.

It can be very dangerous to keep inside this program. Which is why you must remove it as soon as you will be aware of its presence in your system. To locate this program manually and remove all services and related processes can be a very difficult task. Use a reliable removal tool that is designed to delete such threats. Follow the removal guide below for more information.

Advanced System Optimizer 3 automatic removal tool:

Advanced System Optimizer 3 removal steps:

  • Download GridinSoft Anti-Malware and scan your computer with it.
  • Click on “Apply” to remove all infections found after the scan is completed:
  • Apply actions by GridinSoft Anti-Malware

  • Shut down all your available browsers.
  • In GridinSoft Anti-Malware click on “Tools” and then on “Reset browser settings“:
  • Built-in utility of GridinSoft Anti-Malware to reset browser settings

  • Follow the instructions, select browsers you need to be reset, and click on “Reset” button. Finally, restart your computer to apply all made changes:
  • Options to reset browsers with GridinSoft Anti-Malware

Video explaining how to reset your browser using GridinSoft Anti-Malware:

How to prevent your PC from being reinfected with Advanced System Optimizer 3 in the future.

GridinSoft Anti-Malware offers excellent solution which may help to prevent your system from being contaminated with malware ahead of time. This feature is referred to as “Real-Time Protection”. By default, it is disabled once you install the software. To enable it, please click on “Protect” button and press “Start” as demonstrated below:

Enabling Real-Time Protection by GridinSoft Anti-Malware

This options helps you to prevent execution of malicious programs and to avoid their installation ahead of time. When certain malware tries to install itself into your system, GridinSoft Anti-Malware and its Real-Time Protection module will terminate this installation attempt ahead of time. You may click on “Confirm” button to continue blocking this malicious program, or to select “Ignore this file” and allow the malicious application to be installed (at your own risk):

Malicious item blocked by GridinSoft Anti-Malware

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