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.
Advanced System Optimizer 3 detailes:
C:\Program Files\Advanced System Optimizer 3
Task list (in Task sheduler)
ASO3.exe malicious process:
File Size: 3.4 MB
Digital signature: Systweak Software
a variant of Win32/Systweak.L potentially unwanted
File size: 364.9 KB
File size: 1.4 MB
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File size: 235.4 KB
File size: 257.9 KB
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:
- Shut down all your available browsers.
- In GridinSoft Anti-Malware click on “Tools” and then on “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:
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:
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):