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I have created this thread as sticky and closed to collect the useful posts about usage of IObit products here. ADMINISTRATORS and MODERATORS please HELP for this TASK.

Thank you.


LINKS for IOBIT HELP PAGES :..... Product Manuals and FAQs





Comments or suggestions can be posted in this thread : About the use of Iobits products



You can find Valuable Informative Links in post # 13 of this thread.



solbjerg, you have done a tremendous job. A special thank you to you.




Printable PDF or doc. version can be found here as an attachment: (zipped)



http://forums.iobit.com/images/icons/icon1.gif Table of contents

Usage of IObit Products


Table of contents:


Post ..1. Installation of Free and Pro editions of ASC 3

Post ..2. Over the top/Clean install

Post ..3. Using ASC

Post ..4. Thread information

Post ..5. Install-Uninstall-Reinstall-Upgrade to newer version

Post ..6. About Smart Defrag

Post ..7. License and Registration

Post ..8. ASC Options

Post ..9. ASC Utilities

Post 10. Additional Utilities

Post 11. About Translation

Post 12. Screenshots and Attachments in the Forum

Post 13. Valuable Informative Links

Post 14. Search in the Forum

Post 15. Useful commands in "Run"

Post 16. Acronyms in IObit

Post 17. About Help in the Forum

Post 18. False Positive Alerts about IObit Products by Security Programs

Post19. IObit Security 360

Post 20. Miscellaneous



My recommandation is to read it all! You may come across something you hadn't noticed before.


Comments and suggestions can be posted in About the use of Iobits products thread.





太阳山 (solbjerg)



:arrow: Installation of FREE and PRO editions of ASC 3.


Hi Everybody,


The comparison of PRO and FREE is HERE .


Regardless of what it says on the third party web pages, unless it is officially announced by IObit or here in this IObit Forum (Example: HERE) , there is only one Setup file for FREE and PRO editions.


-When you install ASC 3 over old version of your own ASC 3 edition, the edition of the new version will be the same as respective to your edition.


-If you are a new user of ASC 3, or a user of AWC2 Personal, it will install as FREE edition.

You can upgrade to ASC 3 PRO edition by buying it and entering the User Name and License Code (which is sent to your e-mail), into the FREE version.


-If you are a user of AWC2 Professional edition with future expiration date, when you install the setup of ASC 3 on top of it, it will ask you if you wish the old License Code to be converted to a new one, then it will create the new License Code for you.

Someone who has the problem with license code conversion can go to http://www.iobit.com/lostcode.php, and enter your correct, application e-mail address. Then you will get the new License Code that has been converted into ASC V3's License Code.


-If you still have a problem, please read this post of Tim Xue.


Thank you and Cheers.


Please take a look at the attached pictures


You click on your User Account and the next window comes up


Then you just choose which action you need to use.


Online Manual!

The Online Manual can be found here:


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Over the top/Clean install


In the Forum we sometimes use special expressions which once in a while isn't clearly understood. Here is a more verbose description :-)


Over the top:

This is often used to describe the process of installing a program, where you leave it completely up to the Install program to do the uninstall of the old program or/and Install of the new program.

This usually means that it is installed in the previous folder for that program and the files and folders in the program folder with the same name is deleted and exchanged with the new version.

This is often OK, but sometimes the previous program has created new folders/files in the program folder, and these are not deleted ( we call these "leftovers") and they can sometimes be the reason for problems in the performance of the new program version.

There can also be applications in the program running in the background that will interfere with a functional install.

Exit all applications from the program running in the background before installing a new version or an update!


Clean Install:

If you experience trouble after an "Over the top" installation, we often recommend that you do a "Clean Install". This entails uninstalling the previous program through the uninstall command or through Control Panel/Add-Remove programs. And after that to delete either the folder of the program usually located in C:\programs/IObit - and then either ASC folder or SmartDefrag folder or deleting the relevant content of the folder.

You should also check C:\Documents and Settings\Username\Application Data\IObit\ program name for leftovers.

(Usually it is easier just to delete the folder)

After this is accomplished we often also recommend that the registry is cleaned for "leftovers" by another registry cleaner.

This whole process of a Clean uninstallation before the actual Install can be accomplished by an application called Revo Uninstaller.

Or Iobit's own IObit Uninstaller.

When all this is done you install the new program version.

This is what we understand by a "Clean Install".

This method calls for your attention to the "Problems" generated when you run a Scan - before clicking Repair

The reason is that your previous settings is removed by deleting the folder, therefore you have to do that (checking "Problems" and the "Settings" - and refresh your license information if you are using the pro version) again.





Clean Install procedure, including XP screenshots, utilizing BitRemover also in This Post

To clean uninstall IObit products, there is a small but efficient tool BitRemover which you can find HERE.



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Using ASC


First Scan/Repair


When you have installed ASC and let it open by itself, it usually runs a Maintain Windows scan.


After it has scanned "Spyware removal", "Registry Fix", "Privacy Sweep" and "Junk Files Clean", it will show what "Problems" it found.

You then have to click on "Problems" under each category and if you find an item that you do not think should be "repaired", you just mark it and click "ignore", this places it in the "Ignore list" - and it will not be presented as a "problem" anymore.


If you have configured the "Settings" under all categories to your need, it should work flawlessly.

When this is all done to your satisfaction you click "Repair" and the program cleans away the "problems" (deletes them)

The first few times (1-2-3) You should not use the middle button "Care", while this does scan AND repair automatically!!

But after everything is configured to your satisfaction, you CAN just use the "Care" button.

(And then it actually IS a "one-click solution") :-)


Next you click on the button "Diagnose System"


This will scan "System Optimization", "Security Defense" (Please read this post about Security Defense), "Disk Defragment" and "Security Analyzer" when you click "Scan"

Again it will show what "Problems" it has found under each category.

You must then click on "Problems" and find out which to accept being cleaned and which to ignore (place in ignore list)


Fully optimizes Windows for ultimate system performance and top Internet speed by unleashing the built-in power of your system, based on how you use your PC and your network configuration. Ultimate Optimization technology can turn your PC into a business PC, a productive workstation, an entertainment center, a game machine, or a scientific computing PC.

You can choose which kind of optimizing you want

(I go with the "Daily Use")

Connection speed is usually automatically set to what the computer uses.


The most important area is "System Optimization" which we often see having changed the settings for users that haven't checked their "Problems" before clicking "Repair". The optimization is configured for a large part to use as few resources as possible, this can affect several thing - colour for instance, so you have to be aware of that.

How to get a better idea of what to place in the ignore list.

If you do not know what the items are, you can choose by right clicking on an item to go to the key in regedit, this will enable you to find out a little more what its function is. But do NOT change anything in the registry database unless you know precisely what you are doing. Instead after having seen in what folder it is placed you will be able to guess a little more about its function and can then decide if you need/want to place it in the ignore list.

If in doubt place it in the ignore list (you can always delete it from there when you find out more about its function)



If something untoward has happened after running the Optimizing go to Restore Center and restore the latest changes made.



Security Analyzer is another place where you have to find out if the recommendations it suggests has anything to do with hi-jacked settings.

Please note the items listed here are not all problems or malware. They are critical settings of your system and common targets of malware. Before you remove any item, make sure it is malware. The log file of Security Analyzer is 100% compatible with HijackThis log so you can save this report and submit it to any qualified online HijackThis log analyzer and HijackThis forums.


Have a look at cicely's post HERE.


When everything in this scan is configured to your satisfaction - you click "Repair".


Both the "Maintain Windows" and the "Diagnose System" "Problems" should be configured before one uses the "Care" button.


Ignore List

This is the list that are generated when you check the "Problems" during a scan/cleaning and decide that some of the "Problems" are functions that you want to leave without "cleaning" them - because you decide that you need the function as it is. This is done by clicking on the "Problems" (before clicking repair), decide which "problem" should be excluded from "cleaning/repair" - clicking on it and choose the command Ignore, this will place it in the "Ignore List".

If you later decide that you don't need to keep it in the "Ignore List", - you just delete it from the list, and accept the cleaning of that "Problem" during the next scan/cleaning.


NB: Do not overdo the cleaning

Meaning do not clean continually


For problems with the installation I refer you to this string:



RMW (Read Modify Write)


If you suspect that something is amiss in your Windows installation you can try to run this command in "Run": sfc /scannow precisely as written with a space before the slash.








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Install – Uninstall - Reinstall – Upgrade to newer version


Install – Uninstall - Reinstall – Upgrade to newer version



An install from a downloaded file always starts with a download.

The best way today (if not always) - given the security measures that came in with SP2 - is to download the file to a folder in (on) your computer.

Scan the folder for virus with your antivirus application.

Right click on the install file and choose (Properties)

Remove the blocking from the file.

(Right click the Install file - choose Properties, - click remove blocking - accept - OK)

Then click on the .exe file and Install it.


After the install - check the configurations and settings in the programs and in the add-ins and choose those you need or want.

Then run it – AND check ALL Details ("problems") under each post - before running the repair! Set it as you think you need or want.

Remember that you can use the Ignore list to keep items you do not want to clean out!

If you do it like that, there should be minimal chance of something going wrong.



If you encounter problems you can't solve, it is often a good idea to uninstall the program and install it again.

The way to do that with the least chance of something going wrong is to – uninstall – and then remove the ASC folder – after that I recommend that you clean up your registry with another application (for example CCleaner) - then install the newest ASC download version from step one.



Revo Uninstaller can be found here:



You can also download IObit Uninstaller and use that


Clean uninstall tool for IObit Products BitRemover can be found in the sticky thread:




Reinstall / Upgrade to newer version:

If you do not have any problems with your ASC it should be sufficient to download a newer version and install it without removing the previous one.

(It's done automatically by the Install program)

That way all your settings will continue as before.

If you have problems follow the Uninstall procedure


As detailer supplemented: Make sure that no application in the program or the program itself is running in the background, when upgrading or installing/uninstalling.


To make as few mistakes as possible, I think it is the most prudent course of action to leave the automatic functions unchecked, until one has familiarized oneself with the functioning of the program and have configured the details and placed ones preferences in the ignore list.

After that feel free to use the automatic functions, - but remember to deactivate them before upgrading or reinstalling a program.



Ccleaner can be found here: http://www.ccleaner.com/

it's not the only one around, but it is nice and can be downloaded for free


And the string can be found here:



for later version try following the description of steps in this link:



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About SmartDefrag


The first thing one should do after downloading and installing SmartDefrag is to check the settings:

The window here says General:


Minimized to System Tray when program is closed (Recommended)

Choose your preferred setting regardless of (Recommended)

If you want to have easy access to the program use the Recommended setting

"coreywolfgang" seems to have some trouble here



Load automatically at Windows StartUp (Recommended)

Choose your preferred setting regardless of (Recommended)

If you want to make use of the automatic functions you should put a checkmark in this one.

But bear in mind that it then always is loaded! (Important in uninstall/reinstall/program update situations)


Automatically check for updates

Choose your preference


Enable tool tips in System Tray

Choose your preference


Select language

Choose your preference


Then comes Defragment:


Enable SmartSilent Technology while defragmenting (Recommended)

I would choose the recommended setting.



Stop defrag while using battery (Recommended)

Your choice: Prudent course - the recommended setting

But remember your choice if you are running on battery and SD suddenly stops or won't start.



Skip files larger than 1 GB

Choose your preference

Here you have a slide going from 100 KB to 10 GB and you can choose any of them. It is pre-set to 1 GB.


Very large files can somtimes stop the defragmentation - it is also important to bear in mind that the harddisk must have sufficient free space to run a defragmentation, usually at least 15% is recommended


Next Schedule

Select the Volume (disk) you want to schedule.


Enable Schedule if that's what you want to do.


Configure Schedule to your wishes.

This scheduling seems to need some investigation!!



Next Autodefrag



Enable Autodefrag

Your preference

But remember that you have it running silently in the background if you have enabled it.

It must be closed before installing a new version


Pause Auto Defrag when resources exceeds 20 procent

Here you have a slide that goes from 20 % to 100%

I would go with the pre-setting 20%.

I think an option for 10% would be good to have too - hint to IObit.


Start Auto Defrag when the system has been idle for 5 minutes

Here you have a slide that goes from 1 minute to 10 minutes

Your preference; But I would choose the pre-set 5 minutes





At last we get to the actual defrag


Here you first choose which Volume to defrag by putting a checkmark in your choice


Then the most prudent course is to choose Analyze

The analysis will recommend an action.

If the Volume (disk) is very fragmented I would recommend that you run "Just Defrag" as your first choice.

If it isn't then follow the analysis recommendation and run a Defrag&Optimize (Now called Fast Optimize)

This can take a while, but if it isn't much fragmented it will often do it in under 10 minutes.

The last option is "Deep Optimize" that tries to place the files so that they do not fragment as easily later.

This defragment option can take some time, especially if it is very fragmented or if the disk only have a small amount of free space.

My advice is to have at least 15% free space.

The timing in the current version has improved but is not perfect



For more information about defragmentation I refer you to enoskype's thread

"Think about Defragmentation!!!"




The colours showing what type the files are can be customized by clicking on them and choosing your own perferred colours.

This has been possible for some of the latest versions


RMW (Read Modify Write)





Smart Defrag v.2 β1.0 (15-12-2010 version 2. β1.1)

This is the new beta version of Smart Defrag

(Fellow administrators and moderators - feel free to edit, write or rewrite the whole thing)

Many of the functions are similar to Smart Defrag 1.5 so I refer you to the above description for the time being. Later we may make an independent description

But as always check out the settings and choose the settings you want.


The Automatic Defrag works fine - you just have to choose your preferences. After it has run it will tell you the date and time it did in the system tray.


The Boot Time Defrag doesn't really work yet, but IObit expects it to be functional at the next update beta 1.1 in the middle of December.

The new beta version 1.1 has been released 15-12-2010, and the boot time defrag now works.

Additionally you can now change the color legend to your preference.

The option to have it run a chkdsk at next boot or one of the other options works fine. It is the chkdsk that checks your files - not the chkdsk that also checks your free space.

You have to choose that in the settings - it is not available in the Boot Defrag window (might be a good idea to have a button for that function there)

When you have to choose the drive to defrag automatically you just mark it and then click on the golden "no" and it will instantly change to a green "Yes". The same goes for the setting for Boot Time Defrag.


In this version you have the option of saving the report if you should be so inclined.


For the time being there is only English language - according to IObit Guy the other languages will be added as the translations becomes available in version β2.0 in the beginning of the new year.


Further screenshots here: http://forums.iobit.com/showthread.php?t=5978




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License and Registration


License and/or Registration

If you have problems regarding your License or your Registration you can contact IObit by these links:

1) Send message to IObit Support from below link:


2) Retrieve Advanced SystemCare PRO License from below link:


3) Renew Advanced SystemCare PRO License from below link:


4) Download, Install, some multiple problems, Please visit following page:

http://forums.iobit.com/showthread.php?t=1761 post number #2


Be sure to copy the code exactly - no extra space - just the code - before pasting it in the window.

And be sure that you also have entered your user-name correctly.

An error in any of them will generate the error message.


Feel free to edit, change or add

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ASC Options


The first thing to do after having installed ASC (Advanced System Care) is to check the settings under the menu "Tools"!


In all windows you can choose to go with the recommended settings

Your preference

(if you prefer - just click the button Recommended)


In the General window:

Minimize to System Tray when the program is closed

Your preference

If you want quick access to the program put a checkmark in this box


Execute at Windows Startup

Your preference

If you want to run it at StartUp you should check this box - otherwise don't - it will make your Startup a bit faster.


Prompt to shut down your computer when Care job is done

Your preference



Show guide window

Your preference

This guide window will give some information about the function you want to use, but unfortunately you will have to check it every time you close the program in order to get this information.

It ought to have been the other way round so that you could uncheck it when you were familiar with the functioning of the program.


Show balloon tips in System Tray

Your preference


Context menu:

Select items to be integrated into Windows Explorer

Select in the boxes below – pre-set all is checked

This function will add the chosen items to your right click menu.




Next Registry fix

Here you can choose what you want to "clean" in the registry

Your preference

All points are pre-checked



Enable deep scan

Your preference

Function is adequately explained in the window


Next Privacy sweep

This function comes pre-set (Recommended)

If you want to add or exclude in the list then just put a checkmark where you want to add - or uncheck where you do not want it to be "cleaned" (deleted)

If you want to have the Run commands available, you have to exclude the cleaning of "Run" from the Sweeping options in Privacy sweep


Next Junk files clean

Window Recycle bin

You can put a checkmark here if you want to empty the recycle bin also

I wouldn't because I sometimes use the recycle bin as a temporary storage facility


Windows Temporary files

This" cleans" your Windows temporary files

Further settings below



Delete Windows temporary files older than 1 week

Checked - Prudent setting


Enable secure file deletion DOD 5220.22-M (slower)

National Industrial Security Program Operating Manual

It provides baseline standards for the protection of classified information released or disclosed to industry in connection with classified contracts under the NISP.

NISP (Networked Information Services Project)

DOD (Department Of Defense)

Your preference


Next Automated Care

Mode: Choose the way to run Automated Care

Perform computer care at scheduled time

Choose this setting if you have activated the schedule


Perform computer care when system is idle (recommended)

If you have chosen the program to Startup with Windows – this is the logical choice


Disable automatic Care

If you want full control and want to run the program manually you should choose this option


Action (for scheduled mode only)

Can only be chosen if you have selected "Perform computer care at scheduled time"

If you haven't the below options will be faded


Repair for:

Here you can choose what you want "cleaned" in the automated care


Diagnose System Scan

Here you can choose to run the function Always, Once a week or Never



Here you can configure your chosen schedule (click the button)

(this function seems to need some updating)


Automated Sweep:

Automatically sweep privacy when you are logging on or off computer

Your preference


Use the same settings as "Privacy Sweep"

This is the logical choice


Diagnose System:

System Optimization

Adequately explained in the window for the basic settings

Take a look in the post "Using ASC"


Disk defragment

Adequately explained in the window for the basic settings

Take a look in the post "Using ASC"



Update program and database automatically (recommended)

Your preference

You may notice the following icon checking for updates in your system tray : http://forums.iobit.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=632&stc=1&d=1234866883





Perform updating at a scheduled time

This will activate the button" Schedule" where you can choose how often and at what time you want to update.


Check for update when program starts

Your preference



Prompt for an action when reboot is required to complete an update

Is only activated if Perform updating at a scheduled time is selected



Here you can choose which modules you want to back up - and specify how many backups you want to store ( between 5 and 100) pre-set 20


In addition you can choose to create a restore point every day

This you have to actively choose if that is your preference


Ignore List:

All you have chosen to ignore is placed in the ignore list, and you are able to see the items under the relevant tabs. You are even able to delete them, which will mean that they will be found by Diagnose Scan the next time you run it and you can either then ignore them again, "repair" (clean) them or uncheck them in the "Problems" window during the scan – before "Repair".

If you have no problem – leave them in the Ignore List


User Interface:

This is self explanatory

Transparency and brightness can be configured by the slide, or by clicking the button "Recommended"



http://forums.iobit.com/images/icons/icon4.gif Finding ASC5 skins created by users in the threads!

Go to ASCv5 PRO Skins section and search the threads with http://forums.iobit.com/images/icons/icon2.gif (arrow) or http://forums.iobit.com/images/misc/poll_posticon.gif (poll) signs in the front, as well as threads with [Name of the skin] in the title of the threads.



Problems with installation try this link:



RMW (Read Modify Write)

Relevant informative links under each setting would be fine


Thank you !



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ASC Utilities



ASC provides some extra tools to assist you in repairing, optimizing and cleaning. (The one in (parentheses) may exist in older versions)

They are shown under the button Utilities and under three tabs

"Tune Up", "Security" and "Admin Tools"


Tune Up:

Disk Cleaner

Here you can select which volume to check

It will show you 5 categories, mark one and click on details in order to go through them and decide if there is any that you do not need or that you want to move to another location by right clicking on the file and choose "go to folder" find the file snip it and place it in the location you prefer (for example a folder you call old files). Be prudent!

Deleted files will be sent to Backup or to the recycle bin from where you can restore them as long as you do not empty the recycle bin.


Driver Update

Driver update will present you with available drivers for your applications

This is fine as it gives you the location where you can download it from

But be careful and check first. Some of the drivers may also be so new that they haven't been validated by Micosoft yet, which means that they often won't be installed - find and update that which has been validated even if it isn't the brand new one, at least that is my recommandation.


FireFoxTCP Optimizer

For examples of TCP Optimization please read this thread and this thread

Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)

Some settings in this application isn't easy for non-technical users to understand, but follow the excellent advice of enoskype in the links he provides.





This applications sends you to the program SmartDefrag, - if you have it installed.

Read about SmartDefrag in another post in this thread!


IObit Registry Defrag

This application will defrag your registry database.

Adequately explained in the window.

Close all running applications prior to running this function - also your anti-virus application.

(The screen will darken while this is going on - wait - have patience and do not mess with the process)


Shortcut Fixer

This application will find obsolete shortcuts from for example uninstalled files and programs, or from moved programs.

In short - shortcuts from any file or program that hasn't a "parent" anymore

(Instead of deleting them you might repair the shortcuts one by one)



Adequately explained in the window.

Click Settings to choose how you want to run the application.

Remember that if you have chosen to let it run automatically, it will be in your systemtray and can interfere with uninstallation if it isn't exited

It will continually show you the current memory status unless you have chosen not to have it in your systemtray. (You may have to make it's properties "Always shown")

(this is done by right clicking on the Start button and choosing properties and the tab Taskbar and then Customized)


Submit New

It sends you to this site: http://www.iobit.com/newtools.html

Where you can read what it is about

Mainly working together with other companies that have something to offer for free.


(Software Informer)

You can find details in: http://software.informer.com/ .




Driver BackUp

This utility backs up the drivers you choose

Just put a checkmark to all or the ones you choose


IE Security Assistant

Here you can remove items in "IE Extentions", "IE add-in"

(In some of the sub-menues you can also view the Properties)


Under the Option "IE Settings" (this shows possible hi-jacked settings) you can restore the settings to Default by clicking that button.


Admin Tools:

Auto ShutDown

Here you can choose to either Auto ShutDown your computer or to Restart your computer at a scheduled time.

Just choose one of the options and configure the schedule.

(If you want/need to use this function)


Context Menu Manager

This utility allows you to delete item(s) in your right click menu.

There are 3 tabs - in "Shell extention" tab you can even be sent to The Registry Database and edit the key (this should only be done by those that know what they are doing)


Under the tab "New" it shows you the menu under the command New in your right click menu - and the option to remove a command you do not think you need.


Under the tab "Send To" you have the option of removing a right click command option from the list.

(Would have been nice if there also were an opportunity to be sent to the folder where you could add a right click command to your option in the right click menu)

%userprofile%\sendtoIt sends you to the folder SendTo where you click on Files/New and then navigate to the file you want to add a shortcut for in your right click.


Disk Explorer

This application allows you to view and sort through the files on your computer.

They are sorted as follows

File types

Video files

Music files

Image files

Document files

Rubbish files

Other files (miscellaneous)

You can view them by clicking the appropriate button

(And take the action you find prudent according to your wishes)


Top 100

Which shows you the largest 100 files on your computer

Basicly it can be used to determine which uninstallation would give you back the most free space.

But do not - I say NOT - delete files out of hand. Several of them are needed for the Operating System to work.


Clone files

This application finds files that have the same name and size on your computer (duplicates) and you can then decide if you need them or not.

But be very, very careful!

http://forums.iobit.com/showthread.php?t=2058 especially post 9



Cloned Files Finder (now to be found in Additional Utilities)


Restore center

The restore center shows you the latest 20 restore point for ASC Care operation - if you go by default settings - in the right hand of the window, and you can choose to go back to the latest restore date if something untoward has happened.

In the left side it gives you the opportunity to


Create a restore point

- which will then be shown in the Windows System Restore facility.


View System Restore

- which will send you to the dialog page in Windows System Restore facility



- which will send you to the setting for ASC


Software UnInstaller

This application sends you to Software UnInstaller in Windows manager

The same as you will get if you go through Control Panel/Add-Remove programs.

This uninstaller often leaves "leftovers" behind (i.e. the program folder)

A free application that can be used to uninstall and clean up could be "Revo UnInstaller".


StartUp Manager

Many times when you install new programs, they are set up to run silently in the background from the system tray. Some of these need to run (ex: anti virus, firewall, ect.) but many do not and can be started when needed from desktop icon. If you have too many programs running all the time it can slow down computer. In startup manager, you can uncheck the boxes of the ones you do not want to run at startup (Do not delete the entries unless they are old ones you no longer have.). If you uncheck one and discover that you really do need it to run, you can go back and re-check the entry to allow at startup. If you are not sure, you can select an entry, then click “online search” to go to sysinfo.org for clues about that entry.



System Information

This application gives you the fundamental basic information about you computer.

This can be exported to a .txt file or to a .html file which you can attach to a message for investigation purposes - should the need arise.

Click on "File" in menu line and choose either .txt or .html


Windows Manager

In Windows Manager you have the possibility to view "Process Manager", "System Service", "TCP/UDP" (Transmission Control Protocol/User Datagram Protocol), "Software UnInstaller" and "Cookie Manager"


-(WM)Process Manager

Here you can either refresh or terminate a process

(You get more options by using the Job list (Taskmanager) or Ctrl+Alt+Delete)

Taskmanager (taskmgr in Run)


-(WM)System Service

Here you get an easy overview of what services you have running.

You can right click on the items choose Properties and in the window then choose either Automatic, Manual or Deactivated

You can also refresh each setting

(Several recommandations exists - you could choose to go with the recommended Microsoft OS (Operating System) settings, - all can be found on the internet)


-(WM)TCP/UDP (Transmission Control Protocol/User Datagram Protocol)

Here you can view which protocol is running, its address and its status


-(WM)Software UnInstaller

Easy overview of programs you have on your computer that can be uninstalled (shows you the program version too) basicly the same as Add/Remove Programs in Control panel.


-(WM)Cookies manager

Here you can view your cookies and delete/exclude/refresh some or all of them by putting/removing a checkmark in the box

%userprofile%\cookies in Run to view the cookie folder


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Additional Utilities


Disk Check (chkdsk)


This application will scan your volume for errors, a short description is shown when you click the icon.

It does the same as the command chkdsk does if written in Run

or the same as you get if you right click C:/Properties/the tab Function and click the button Check Now and the button Start - without a checkmark in any boxes.


The command chkdsk /f in Run or chkdsk C: /f will check the C: volume for errors after a restart. (the disk name chkdsk C: may be changed to the disk you want to check)

(same as if you checkmark the top box in C:/Properties/the tab Function - disk control)


chkdsk /r or chkdsk C: /r in Run will check the same as the switch /f + that it will check the free space for errors too.

(same as if you checkmark both boxes in C:/Properties/the tab Function-disk control)


Chkdsk in Windows can repair problems related to bad sectors, lost clusters, cross-linked files, and directory errors.

It will also recover files from the bad sector if there is any and flag the bad sector as not to be used.

You can find out what is done by chkdsk going to Event Viewer. Here is the link, describing how you can go there. Thanks to garybear for the images!

Thank you enoskype


System File Checker (sfc)


This application will check your system files for errors, a short description is shown when you click the icon.

The same thing that happens if you write sfc /scannow in Run

(Take a look in Windows Help&Support for further commands and switches)



Scans all protected system files immediately.


Scans all protected system files at the next system start.


Scans all protected system files at every start.


Cancels all pending scans of protected system files.


Enables WFP for normal operation. (Windows File Protection)


Purges the file cache and scans all protected system files immediately.


Sets the file cache size, in megabytes.


Replaces incorrect file versions without prompting the user.


Displays this list in the command prompt






Applies to Windows 7 - Thank you sunny staines



System Backup (ntbackup)


This application backs up your important files and settings, a short description is shown when you click the icon.

You can run this too through Run by writing ntbackup or ntbackup.exe in run.

(if this function isn't installed you will need your install cd to install it) (XP Home)

(Exists as standard in XP Pro)

You can read about it too in Windows Help&Support







Game Booster


Game Booster is designed to help optimize your PC for smoother, more responsive game play in the latest PC games with the touch of a button.

It works by temporarily shutting down background services, cleaning RAM, and intensifying processor performance to make your Gaming PC!


"Designed to help optimize your PC for smoother, more responsive game play in the latest PC games with the touch of a button, Game Booster helps achieve the performance edge previously only available to highly technical enthusiasts. It works by temporarily shutting down background processes, cleaning RAM, and intensifying processor performance. That means you can keep all the features of Microsoft® Windows Vista® and XP® ready for when you need them, but turn them off when you are ready to get down to serious business – gaming. Game Booster makes it simpler to enjoy the latest games and take your experience to a new level. All systems go!"



When you are in Gaming Mode, this program can not be closed until you change to Normal Mode.


Please be aware that GameBooster only assists you in choosing what services to close down temporarily - you have to check the list to see if there are some services you do not want closed down and exclude those from closing down by deselecting them in the list!


Problems with Sup_GameBooster.exe



You open the ASC folder usually located in C:/programs/AdvancedSystemCare

Delete/ or rename the Sup_Gamebooster.exe (fx. Old_Sup_Gamebooster.exe) lying there and paste the one you have unzipped from enoskype's link.


Multi-language is supported in GameBooster

This means that you now can add your native language to the Language folder in the program

Translated Game Booster language files can be found here . You can also post language files in your language there.

Or send the translated file to: gamebooster@iobit.com Game Booster Translation


How to add services to Game Booster!!!

Please read this post


Games Super Shortcuts for Game Booster!!!

Please see Suggestion for Game Booster. SUPERSHORTCUTS ! thread and download GB1.exe from THIS post.


Cloned Files Finder


Cloned Files Finder starts with a guide where you can select which volume(s) to check.

You just click "Next", and in the next window select what kind of check you want to perform and if you want a size limit.


You can also exclude file types you do not want to check by placing a checkmark or not in the appropriate check box.

When you click "Next" here it will perform the check and show you the cloned/duplicate files it found. You then have to check very carefully if any of the cloned/duplicate files are needed before deleting them.


They will go to the Recycle bin and can be restored from there as long as you do not clean it - either yourself or by a scan - or by an automatic cleaning that haven't excluded the Recycle bin from the cleaning/sweep.


Please pay heed to the warnings that are shown in the application!!






Internet Booster

(formerly called FirefoxTCP/IP Optimize)(take a look in previous post)



Services can be reached by writing services.msc in "Run"

The services list can be exported to a file and sent attached for others to check.

This is done from the icon in the tool line.

Recommended settings can be downloaded from the internet.

(several exists depending upon the preference of the writer, but they are usually explained - and you can choose your own preference from that or go with the recommended Microsoft setting)

The settings in your computer will show up in System Optimization as "problems" if your own settings differ from IObit Optimization settings and you will have to place the "problem" in the "Ignore List" if you want to keep your own settings.




Windows System Restore

Get to System Restore settings by writing the following command in "Run"



Returnil Virtual System





Thank you Coldmoon!




"Let Windows choose the best settings for your computer"

This window can be reached by writing sysdm.cpl in "Run" and then choosing the tab Advanced and the button Performance - Settings

Or you can right click My Computer, choose Properties - the tab Advanced and the button Settings in the Performance section.


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About Translation


Translating language files:


Currently ASC language file has 7406 (version 3.7) English words that have to be translated into your own language if you want to add your native language to the list..

No small job!

Just to make you aware of what you are taking on!


Currently SmartDefrag language file has 928 (version 2.01) English words that have to be translated into your own language if you want to add your native language to the list..

Much easier, right! :-)


Currently Game Booster language file has 405 (version 1.51) English words that have to be translated into your own language if you want to add your native language to the list..

Even easier, right! :-)


Currently IObit Unlocker language file has 212 (version beta 2. ?) English words that have to be translated into your own language if you want to add your native language to the list..

Even easier, right!


Currently IObit Security 360 language file has 2858 (ver.1.50) English words that have to be translated into your own language if you want to add your native language to the list..

Not quite as easy! :-)


Currently IObit Toolbox language file has 11418 (ver. 1.1) English words that have to be translated into your own language if you want to add your native language to the list..

This is quite a job!! :-)


Currently Advanced System Care v.4 has 4409 (v.4.0.1) English words that have to be translated into your own language if you want to add your native language to the list..

This is a medium sized job!! :smile:

(To make it a fully functional translation with the Toolbox additional applications - the Toolbox has to be translated too, I think (11418 words)!! Which makes it a very large job!!)


Currently Advanced System Care v.5 has 4695 (v.5. beta 2.1) English words that have to be translated into your own language if you want to add your native language to the list..

This is a medium sized job!! To make it a fully functional translation with the Toolbox additional applications - the Toolbox has to be translated too, I think (11418 words)!! Which makes it a very large job!!)


Currently IObit Malware Fighter (IMF) has 1444 (v.1.1) English words that have to be translated into your own language if you want to add your native language to the list..

This is a medium sized job!!


Currently IObit Uninstaller has 501 (18-08-2011) English words that have to be translated into your own language if you want to add your native language to the list..

Quite easy job!





Only translate the words to the right of =

And then send the translated language file to IObit


support@iobit.com , feedback@iobit.com


I find using Excel the easiest, I copy the content of the English language file and open Excel: click on A1 and then ctrl+v, then click on F1 and ctrl+v

Then I translate the English words after = into my native language in the F column, using the A column as reference.

(when finished I save a copy in Unicode format of the translated file in Notepad)


After you have translated the file you place it in the language folder in the program (rename the "native language".txt → "native language".lng)

and check it by running the program. Some translations might not fit in the available space and you will have to find another word/description - possibly an abbreviation to make it fit the allotted space.

(After this you can send it!)


If you use notepad for translation, there is a verification tool by Tim Xue in this post.

You can downlod it from: www.iobit.com/files/beta/LanChecker.exe

Choose the English.lng for the left pane and your Nativelanguage.lng for the right pane and click compare.


New language tool is in Language Checking Tool thread.


Translated ASC 3 Language files can be found here. You can also post language files in your language there.

Translated ASC 3 Help files can be found here. You can also post help files in your language there.

Translated Smart Defrag language files can be found here. You can also post language files in your language there.

Translated Game Booster language files can be found here. You can also post language files in your language there.

Translated IObit Security 360 language files can be found here. You can also post language files in your language there.

Translated IObit Security 360 Help files can be found here. You can also post help files in your language there.

Translated IObit Toolbox Language files can be found here (NEW). You can also post language files in your language there.

enoskype! Thank you!

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:grin: 太阳山


p.s. There have been some problems with some local language characters in the past - I hope this is solved now. If you do run into trouble with some special characters - then try saving the language file in unicode coding and send that to IObit with an explanation.

→ (Alt+8594 or Unicode Hex+2192) Can often be written by Alt+26 →




NOTE: According to the new plan by IObit, all the language translation threads for all IObit products are gone to Multi-language Translations sub-section under General Forums section. enoskype

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Screenshots and Attachments in the Forum



A picture can say more than many words, therefore there is often a request for providing a screenshot.

On your keyboard there is a key called PrintScreen often abbreviated to "Prt Scr". When you press this key it will "take a picture" of what is seen on your screen (desktop), If you hold down the Alt key while pressing the "Prt Scr" a picture of the window on top (activated window) of the screen is copied.

This you can save in for example your picture folder or your desktop.

The default picture folder is usually located in Documents/Pictures

If you need to convert the picture into .jpg you can do this in Paint usually located in Start/Accessories/Paint by opening the picture there and then saving it as a .jpg picture or perhaps a .png picture.

(the reason I mention these two extensions (formats) is that they enable you to attach the largest (KB-wise) pictures in the post)

For other (large) files it is advisable to send them as zipped files


This brings us to



There is also often a request for providing more information in the form of an attachment.

When you are creating/answering a post you might want to provide your readers with a screenshot or some other file.

This is done by going below the writing window to Additional Options and under "Attachments" click on the button "Manage Attachments", - this brings you to a dialog window where you can "Upload a file from your computer" - you then find the file in question on your computer and Upload it. It will then become an attachment in your post.

Please make sure that the file to be attached is not larger in size than shown in the dialog window.

:grin: 太阳山 Thank you enoskype!







This was written because I noticed that some members didn't know how to do this.


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P.s. If you want to have the attachment shown as a picture directly in the post, you will have to first open the attachment in your post (after your first save) and then copy the address in the address line. Then you will have to Edit your post and in an appropriate place click on Insert picture - in the box that comes up you then insert the address you copied previously.


If you want to remove your Attachment (ZIP or Image etc):


• Click Edit at the bottom of your post

• Click Go Advanced

• Scroll down and click Manage Attachments

• Under the heading Current attachments you will see your Attachment

• Click Remove (on the right)

• When removed click Close this window

• Click Save Changes


Provided by wozofoz - thank you my friend



If you want to attach a screenshot and this screenshot contains much text the considerate way to do this is to change the interface language to English before taking the screenshot in order for the majority of other members to be able to read it.

It is mostly in instances with much text that this would be really helpful.

Please also make sure that the screenshot is sharp enough to read and if possible make it able to show magnification.

Thank you!!




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Valuable Informative Links





Forum Rule



Usage of ASC 3 & SD

USAGE of IOBIT PRODUCTS by solbjerg. 太阳山


http://forums.iobit.com/showthread.php?t=5976 The address in the forum






Usage of extra skins for ASC 3

Designing New Skins for ASC (Part 1)

Designing New Skins for ASC (Part 2)


Moving Smart Defrag around

Move Smart Defrag Just like ASC


Safely removing portable hard drives without exiting SmartDefrag or using "Unlocker".

Remove portable safely


Clean uninstall tool for IObit Products (BitRemover) in sticky thread:



Description on how to use the application JavaRa by wozofoz

Thank you woz - great work!!



Fred de Vries' Weblog of list of AV and AS Uninstallers. A very useful collection.



1-click Super shortcuts for games in Game Booster by member Grue.




System File Checker (sfc)





How to create a path for the sfc /scannow command



How to perform Check Disk in Windows XP (chkdsk)



Description of the Windows XP Recovery Console for advanced users



Running Beta Software



Your Security!



Think about Defragmentation!!!



Get to System Restore settings by writing the following command in "Run"



Services can be reached by writing the following command in "Run"



Dealing with startup items using Autoruns by Sysinternals



Informative link to Prefetch description (Provided by JustDave)



Forgotten Adminstrator password in Wndows:




Services can be reached by writing services.msc in "Run"

The services list can be exported to a file and sent attached for others to check.

This is done from the icon in the tool line.

Recommended settings can be downloaded from the internet.

(several exists depending upon the preference of the writer, but they are usually explained - and you can choose your own preference from that or go with the recommended Microsoft setting)

The settings in your computer will show up in System Optimization as "problems" if your own settings differ from IObit settings and you will have to place the "problem" in the "Ignore List" if you want to keep your own settings.


Windows System Restore

Get to System Restore settings by writing the following command in "Run"




"Let Windows choose the best settings for your computer"

This window can be reached by writing sysdm.cpl in "Run" or

The Windows key + Pause/Break Opens System Settings and then you choose the tab Advanced and the button Performance - Settings

Or you can right click My Computer, choose Properties - the tab Advanced and the button "Settings" in the Performance section.

This can sometimes restore settings that the System Optimize has changed, but you will then have to place that "problem" in the Ignore List the next time you run System Optimize.

There are further possibilities in that window if you want to experiment a bit.

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Search in the Forum


Search in the forum can assist you in finding articles useful to yourself in a faster and easier manner than searching through the whole forum.

It is done by clicking the menu point Search

In the line below there is a search option that lets you search in the all of the 4 forums you can be in.

(It would have been nice if it was possible to search for more than one word here too - to narrow down the possible posts)


This however is possible in Advanced Search!




The search word has to be at least 4 characters long

You can either search for threads or posts!

If you do not find anything relating to your wish - try another word for the same.

Or try the advanced search option!

In the advanced search do not use words with less than 4 characters -

fx. "Usage of IObit Products" should be written "Usage IObit Products"


About using the forum



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Useful commands in "Run"


Some useful commands


The Windows key + R Opens the Run command box *

The Windows Key + F Opens Search *

The Windows Key + F1 Opens Help & Support *

The Windows key + Pause/Break Opens System Settings *


Some useful commands to be used from "Run"

(They may not work in all environments, but they work in Windows XP)


appwiz.cpl Opens Add/Remove Programs *

calc Opens Calculator *

certmgr.msc Opens Certificate Manager

charmap Opens Character Map *

chkdsk Checks the primary drive (only minor repair - no restart required) *

chkdsk /f Checks the primary drive (settings and files repaired after restart) *

chkdsk /r Checks the primary drive (settings/files/empty space repaired after restart)*

cleanmgr Opens Windows Disk Cleaner

cmd Opens Command Prompt Window *

compmgmt.msc Opens Computer Management

control Opens Control Panel *

control.exe folders Opens Folder Options (notice space between "exe folders") *

control.exe netconnections Opens NetWork connections (notice space between "exe netconnections")

control.exe schedtasks Sends you to Scheduled tasks (notice space between "exe schedtasks")

desk.cpl Opens Properties for the Desktop *

devmgmt.msc Device Manager *

dfrg.msc Opens Windows Defrag

drwtsn32 Doctor Watson configurations

drwatson Drwatson checks for errors

dxdiag Directx diagnostics *

eventvwr.msc Opens Event viewer *

eudcedit Program for creating user defined characters

explorer Opens Windows Explorer *

iexplore Opens Internet Explorer *

firewall.cpl Opens Windows Firewall (tabs: General-Exceptions-Advanced)

inetcpl.cpl Opens Internet Settings (in control panel) *

intl.cpl Opens International Settings (language, currency - ) *

magnify Opens Magnifying Utility

main.cpl Opens Mouse settings

mmc Opens Microsoft Management Console

mmsys.cpl Opens Sound Settings

mrt Opens Malware Removal Tool (Microsoft)

msconfig Opens System configuration program *

msinfo32 Opens System Information *

mspaint Opens Paint

narrator Opens Microsoft Reader

notepad Opens NotePad

ntbackup Opens the BackUp Utility (if installed) *

osk Opens On Screen Keyboard

perfmon Opens Performance Monitor

regedit Opens Registry edit *

restore Opens Restore windows where you can choose rstrui.exe application *

schedlgu.txt Opens the scheduled tasks log

services.msc Opens Services *

sfc /scannow Scans Computer for missing/wrong files *

sndrec32 Opens Windows Sound Recorder

syncapp Let's you Create a Briefcase (can be used as an updated restore file)

sysdm.cpl Opens System Settings * Windows key + Pause/Break works too!

sysedit Opens System Editor *

taskmgr Opens Taskmanager *

Tasks =Opens Sheduled tasks

wiaacmgr Opens Windows Picture Scanner

winver Shows you the Windows Version

wordpad Opens WordPad

wscui.cpl Windows Security Center

wuaucpl.cpl Windows Automatic Update (Schedule)

wupdmgr Opens Windows Update

%systemroot%\system32\dllcache\wab.exe Opens Windows Address book

%SystemRoot%\system32\restore\rstrui.exe Opens Windows System Restore *

C:\Program Files\IObit\IObit SmartDefrag\IObit SmartDefrag.exe Takes you to the program Smart Defrag

C:\WINDOWS\Tasks Opens the Windows Tasks Folder

%userprofile%\cookies Opens the cookie folder *

%userprofile%\sendto Opens the SendTo folder, where you can add a shortcut to your right click. * (http://forums.iobit.com/showpost.php?p=15744&postcount=43)


You can find almost anything on the computer from run by writing c or c: or c:\ or %systemroot% or %userprofile% and then chosing from the drop down menu.



If WordPad doesn't open, you can place a copy of the file (WordPad.exe) in system32, then it does.


Opening Properties for Taskbar and Start Menu is done by right clicking the Start button and choosing Properties


Several of the commands are discussed in more detail elsewhere in this thread


If you want to have the Run commands available, you have to exclude the cleaning of Run history from the Sweeping options in ASC


If Run isn't shown in your Start Menu - right click Start and choose Properties - under the tab Start Menu click the button Options and place a tick in the Run option.


Tasklist "Print"

There is a command in command prompt using tasklist, but it does not work in XP Home.

C:\Documents and Settings\"User Name">tasklist > "%userprofile%\desktop\t.txt"

that will generate a file on your desktop to copy the content from and insert in your forum post or simply attach the file to the post. It works in XP Pro though - do not know about later versions, you will have to try yourselves.

I think it is possible to use tasklist /v also instead of just tasklist

/v stands for verbose.


* What I see as the most useful commands


Please add other useful commands

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Generating a list of content by using the Command prompt

For example: If you need to see or send a list of the content in your Program folder/directory you can use the command prompt to generate it.

dir /b "C:\Programs" > "Desktop\Programs.txt"


dir /b/p "C:\Programs\IObit\Advanced SystemCare 5" > "Desktop\h.txt"


Copy the above string - open your command prompt - right click in the window and paste the copy - hit enter.

Then you will have that text file sitting on your desktop waiting for what you want to do with it.

You can exchange programs with fx. Documents" or Documents\Pictures" if these are the ones you want to generate a list for.


You can generate a list of Ports on your computer by writing netstat -a (notice space before -a) in your command prompt


Thank you demitris


Network Connection speed

Start/Control Panel/Network Connections - right click your Internet gateway and choose Status.

Or Start/Network Connections - right click your Internet gateway and choose Status.




Booting in Safe Mode






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Acronyms in IObit


Some abbreviations/Acronyms used in IObit Products

(Best course of action is to write out the acronym at least first time you use it in every thread)


AFAIC As far as I'm concerned

AFAIK As far as I know

ADSL Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line

AKA Also Known As

AMD Advanced Micro Devices

ARP Address Resolution Protocol

AS Anti-Spyware

ASAP Automatic Switching And Processing

ASAP As Soon As Possible

ASC Advanced System Care

ATM Adobe Type Manager

atm at the moment

ATP Analyze Tool Pack

AV Anti-Virus

AWC Advanced Windows Care (Now called Advanced System Care)

BBS Bulletin Board System, Bios Boot Specification

BBcode Bulletin Board Code (e.g. a smiley or brackets or another possibility)

BHO Browser Helper Object

BIOS Basic Input/Output System

BITS Background Intelligent Transfer Service

BMP BitMaP (File Format), Batch Message Processing, Basic Multilingual Plane

BSOD Blue Screen Of Death

BT Bus Terminator, Bit Test

BTW By The Way

BUS Broadcast and Unknown Server

BW BandWidth (digital) measured in bits per second (binary), Byte = 8 bit

BW BandWidth (frequency) measured in Hertz - usually KHz/MHz/GHz (cycles per second)

CCI Completely Clean Install (My own suggestion :-) )

clsid class identifier

CMD Command

COM COMmand File extension, Component Object Model, COMmunication port (Serial port)

CP Control Panel (IObit Forum)

CPU Central Processing Unit

CXI Common X-windows Interface

DAC Device Access Code, Digital to Analog Converter, Discretionary Access/Data Acquisition Control

DAP Download Accelerator Plus, Data Access Page, Directory Access Protocol, Dynamic Application Partitioning

DCOM Distributed Component Object Model

DIY Do It Yourself

DIVx Digital Videoexpress

DLL Dynamic Link Library, Dynamic Link Loader

DM Desktop or Document Management, Disconnect Mode, Distributed Memory, Debugger Module

DNS Domain Name System, Digital Nervous System

DOG Digital Original Gene

DOS Disk Operating System

DPI Dots Per Inch (Resolution Measurement), Distributed Protocol Interface, Digital Phone Interface

DSL Digital Subscriber Line, Dialogue Scripting/Dynamic Simulation Language, Distributed Service Logic

DVD Digital Versatile Disk, Digital Video Disk

EDGE Enhanced Data-rate for Gsm Evolution

ENIS European Network (of) Innovative Schools :-)

EULA End User License Agreement

FAT File Allocation Table

FiOS Fiber Optic Service

fps frames per second

FWIW For What It's Worth

fx. for example

FYI For Your Information

GB Giga Bytes (2^30 bytes or sometimes 10^9 bytes), Game_Booster (IObit)

GIF Graphical Interchange File Format

GPRS General Packet Radio Service

GSM Global System for Mobile communications, Global Shared Memory

GUI Graphical User Interface

HD Hard Disk, Hard Density

HIPS Host Intrusion Prevention System

HKCU Handle to Registry Key Current User

Hz Hertz - electromagnetic wave (one cycle per second) K=1000, M=million, G=10^9

IAT Intelligent Agent Technology, Information Access Technology, Internet Appliance Toolkit, Import Address Table

ICQ I Seek You (communication program)

ID IDentifier

IDE Integrated Drive Electronics, Integrated Development Environment, Interactive Design/Engineering/Enhancement

IE Internet Explorer

IMHO In My Humble Opinion

IMO In My Opinion

IObit Intelligently Optimized bit(s) (my own suggestion :-) )

ISDN Integrated Services Digital Network

IP Internet Protocol, Information Provider, Instruction Pointer

ISP Internet Service Provider

JPE Jump if Parity Even

JPEG Joint Photographic Experts Group

JPG JPeG File extension

KB Kilo Bytes (2^10 bytes or sometimes10^3 bytes), Knowledge Base

LAN Local Access or Area Network

LNG Language (File extension)

LOL Laughing Out Loud, Lots Of Love

LUI Local User Interface, Language User Interface (speech recognition technology), Logical User Identifier

LV Logical Volume, Low Voltage

MAC MACro File extension, Mandatory Access Control, Move Add Change

MAC Address Media Access Control Address

MAD Microsoft Active Directory, Mutual Assured Destruction

MB Mega Bytes (2^20 bytes or sometimes10^6 bytes)

MBR Master Boot Record

MFT Master File Table

MIME Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions

MMX MultiMedia eXtensions

MODEM MOdulator/DEModulator

MPEG Motion Picture Expert Group

MPG Motion Picture (expert) Group

MRU Most Recently Used, Maximum Receive Unit

MSG Message (.msg - message file extention)

MTU Maximum Transmission Unit

MUI Multimedia User Interface

NA Not Applicable, Not Available

nbsp non-breaking space (hard space) (Alt+0160)

NTFS New Technology File System

OEM Original Equipment Manufacturer

OMG Object Management Group

OMG Oh My God

OP Original Poster

OS Operating System

OSI Open Systems Interconnection, Open Source Initiative

OTOH On The Other Hand

OTT Over The Top

PAE Physical Address Extension

PC Personal Computer, Printed Circuit, Program Counter

PCI Peripheral Component Interconnect

PDF Portable Document Format, Printer Description File, Processor Defined Function

PE Phase Encoding, Portable Executable file format, Parity Error or Even

PID Personal IDentifier, Process or Product IDentifier, Proportional Integral Derivative

PM Private Message (IObit Forum)

PNG Portable Network Graphics File format

PSD PhotoShop Drawing File extension, Postal Security Device, Programmer's Supplementary Documents

PUP Potentially Unwanted Program

QT Quick Time

QUT Questionable User Terminology (My own suggestion :-) )

RAD Rapid Access Disk, Rapid Application Development

RAM Random Access Memory

RAR Resource Adapters aRchive (compression file format)

RC Release Candidate

RMW Read Modify Write

rtl Raster Transfer Language, Register Transfer Language or Transistor Logic, Run Time Library

RZ Return to Zero

SA Source Address, Service Agent, Security Association

SCSI Small Computer System Interface

SDSL Symmetric Digital Subscriber Line

SFC System File Checker

SID Security IDentifier, Serial Input Data, System or Station IDentification

SMART Self-Monitoring Analysis and Reporting Technology

SMBIOS System Management Basic Input Output System

SOA Service Oriented Architecture, Start Of Authority

SOHO Small Office/Home Office

SP Service Pack, Stack Pointer, Sequence or SignalProcessor

SSL Secure Sockets Layer, Synthesizer Specification Language

TAI Threat Analysis Index

TAI Think About It

TC Test Control, Transmission Control or Convergence, Technical Committee

TCP Transmission Control Protocol, Tape-Carrier Package

THX Thanks, Thank you

TIFF Tagged Image File Format

TIF Tagged Image File extension

TM Traffic Management, Transaction Manager or Monitor, Transmission and Multiplexing

TNT The News Toolkit, TriNitroToluene

TTL Time To Live, Transistor-Transistor Logic

TxIA Thanks In Advance

TYIA Thank You In Advance

UAC Universal Access Control, User Access Control

UDP User Datagram Protocol

UI User Interface, Unix International

UPNP Universal Plug aNd Play

UPS Uninterrupted Power Supply

URL Uniform Resource Locator

USB Universal Serial Bus

VBA Visual Basic for Applications

WDK Windows Development Kit

WFP Windows File Protection

WLAN Wide Local Access or Area Network

WOT Web Of Trust

WYSBYGI What You See Before You Get It

WYSIWYG What You See Is What You Get

xDSL (all types of) Digital Subscriber Line

XML eXtensible Markup Language

ZAC Z's Are Calling, (the "sack's" are calling -time for bed)

ZIP Compression file format, Zigzag Inline Package, Zone Improvement Plan Postal code


x^y means x raised to the power of y where y is the exponent

Please edit and expand as you see fit

RMW (Read Modify Write)


I have made chat abbreviations blue




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About Help in the Forum


Forum Help


Help in the Forum is for the most part given by other users that have an idea for a solution or some advice they think pertinent.

There are a few employees from IObit that look in from time to time and give advice or post new information, but they have other duties as well.

When asking for help in the Forum it is really a good idea to tell what the problem is :-)

Describe it as extensively as possible and please give information about your computer too! Which Operating System, configuration and the like.

Before asking for help please read as much about the problem as you can in other threads and posts in the Forum - use the seach function!

If you can't find something that covers the problem you are having, then describe it in the post you are creating.

In what circumstances it appeared - was it after a first time install or was it an over the top install. Was it during or after the first run - or was it something that happened after some other program installation. Please also tell whether you have the program(s) running automatically in the background - and which ones! It is also very helpful for the assisting user to have information about what settings you have in the program.

In short as much useful information as possible about the problem.

This will make it easier to decide on a course of action.

Please post in the relevant "General Forum", that is to say don't post a SmartDefrag question in other general forums than SmartDefrag, and likewise for the other forums -except in the Lounge forum, where you can post comments on other subjects.

Thank you!


It is a good idea to read this thread, USAGE of IOBIT PRODUCTS to get to know the program.



IMPORTANT NOTE: Please have a look at Information about Forum leaders, and. View Forum Leaders .


IObit Guy , Tim Xue , BBAdmin , Krissy, Joanne, cicely, lambo, itobe, Jessie - IObit PR, ivy, hxin, eric.long, Lily2000, Alicia, JohnnyZ, skyxj are from IObit, and the rest is users trying to help the IObit products users in this Forum.



Please feel free to add, edit or extend this description

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False Positive Alerts about IObit Products by Security Programs


If you come across to a warning from Security Programs about IObit products, please check the concerned file in the following site:



After receiving the report, you can share the information in the Forum.


See the comment in the post by Tim Xue, the author of ASC here .


(False Positives are files that are flagged as malware - virus/spyware - by an anti-virus application, without in fact being malware)


The solution for the recent false positive unins000.msg from McAfee is described here:







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IObit Security 360


IObit Security 360 is an advanced malware & spyware removal utility that detects, removes and protects your PC from various of potential spyware, adware, trojans, keyloggers, bots, worms, and hijackers. With the unique "Dual-Core" engine and the heuristic malware detection, IObit Security 360 detects the most complex and deepest spyware and malware in a very fast and efficient way. IObit Security 360 has a real-time malware protection and frequent automatic updating for prevention of zero-day security threats. IObit Security 360 can work with your Antivirus for a superior PC security.


NB Newest version is not beta anymore (no longer beta now version 1.0)(September.2009)


IObit Security 360


The first thing to do before running a scan is as always to check the settings in the program.


General settings

Here you can choose to Minimize to system tray when progam is closed

Your preference

And/or to Execute at Windows startup

Your preference



Thank you Maxxwire


Context Menu

Here you can choose if you want to have "Scan with IObit Security 360" and "Unlock&Delete" available in your right click menu.


Scan Settings

Scan Extension

You can choose between "Scan all files" or "Use Smart Extension" (Scanning)

Your preference


Scan parameters

Scan Process priority

You can use Low or Normal or High

Your preference



Max Scan file Size

Here you can choose the max file size that is to be scanned 10/20/50/100 MB

I haven't yet seen any change in performance by choosing any of them.

100 MB in reality means >100 MB (unlimited)


Quarantine files when removing them

This option can either be ticked or unticked. By default it is ticked.


Automatic Scan


Here you can choose between:

Perform computer scan at a scheduled time


Perform computer scan when system is idle (Recommended)


Disable automatic scan

Your preference



Smart scan

Full Scan

Custom scan

Under custom scan you can choose to scan "System Area", "User Profile", or "My Documents" or you can choose to scan whichever disk(s) you have.


Here you can configure your shedule(s)

Just fill in the options



Quarantine List

Here you can either "Restore" or "Delete" a quarantined item.




Ignore List

Here you can remove (Restore) an item you have previously placed in the ignore list.

It will be found again and you can then either let the program "clean" it (Delete it) or place it in the ignore list again by clicking ignore.




Choose between:


Update programs and database automatically (Recommended)


Perform updating at a scheduled time


Check for Updates when program starts


Your preference


If you choose Schedule you can configure your schedule(s) in the window that comes up.



Here you can either tick or untick the option to have balloon tip shown.

Your preference



Here you can configure the proxy settings if you need them


Take a look in enoskype's informative posts about network settings


Network Connection speed

Start/Control Panel/Network Connections - right click your Internet gateway and choose Status.





Here you can choose either:


High level

Monitor and stop all threats. Pop up a window for each threat, asking the user to choose the actions.


Recommended level

Monitor and stop dangerous threats only, with few pop-ups.



Here you can choose to:


Enable DOG

DOG (Digital Original Gene) is a novel heuristic malware detection algorithm, that evaluates key attributes relating to software making, distribution and advertising. Various factors are considered before determining that a program is malicious. For instance, if the program is published by a notorious vendor. The main function of DOG is to enhance detection of zero day threats.


Enabled by default


User Interface

Here you can choose the Transparency level

Your preference



And in the box you can choose your preferred language.


Security holes

Security holes are possible vulnerabilities in your system.

(e.g. if the scan finds that one of your passwords is weak it will flag it as a security hole. What parameters it uses here I do not know)

For the time being this application can only be used in English based OS setup computers.



Changing settings in the Opening window

Just click the green ON and it will change to OFF or vice versa


An example of personal settings is described by enoskype:

In posts #2 & #5 in Recommended Scan Settings? thread.


Description of IObit Security 360 settings will be expanded as needed and links to informative posts will be added under each section if any exists :-)





Glossary of some Malware Terms:



AdSpy: Adware/Spyware, software that displays advertising or software that sends the users’ personal data to a third party without their knowledge or consent.


Adware: Adware (or spyware) is a small program that is designed to show advertisements (in various form and degrees of intrusiveness) on your computer. It often reports personal information back to its owners. As a result your sense of privacy can be violated.


Backdoor: A backdoor is a small malicious program that is used to gain access to a computer by bypassing the computer access security mechanisms. It gives the attacker almost unlimited rights. While it can be used to spy on a user, it is mainly used to install other malware on the system.


BHO: Browser Helper Objects are small programs that extend the functionality of Microsoft Internet Explorer. Many toolbars shown in Internet Explorer are BHOs. Spyware and browser hijackers frequently use BHOs to integrate themselves with Internet Explorer, and to display advertisements, capture data, etc. BHOs are often installed by small ActiveX-based files.


Browser Hijacker: Browser Hijackers are programs that attempt to alter homepage, searchpage and/or other browser settings. Some also install additional files that change these settings back on every restart (if you should try to revert to your old settings). Browser Hijackers may be installed by ActiveX controls on webpages.


Dialer: Certain services available in the internet have to be paid for. Genuine dialers are only installed on the user’s computer subject to the user’s consent, which must be given via a completely unambiguous and clearly visible labeling or request. Fraudulent dialers install themselves on computers unnoticed, by dubious means or even with deceptive intent and set the computer up to dial up through their number, so as to make money from the calls.


Dropper: A dropper is a component that has been designed to "install" some sort of malware (virus, backdoor, etc) to a target system. A few other malware files code compressed inside the dropper in such a way as to avoid detection by virus scanners. So detection of the whole dropper package is needed.


Heuristic: A technique designed to detect malware by empirical means but without having the specific data.


Hijacker: Hijacking is a type of network security attack in which the attacker takes control of a communication - just as an airplane hijacker takes control of a flight - between two entities and masquerades as one of them.


Malware: A generic name for all types of malicious programs: adware, backdoors, rogues, trojans, viruses and worms.


Misleading: The program reports false or exaggerated system security threats on the computer. The user is then prompted to pay for a full license of the application in order to remove the threats.


PHISH: Phishing is the criminally fraudulent process of attempting to acquire information such as usernames, passwords and credit card details by masquerading as a trustworthy entity (usually: popular social web sites, auction sites, online payment processors or IT administrators) ?in an electronic communication. Phishing is typically carried out by e-mail or instant messaging, and it often directs users to enter details at a fake website whose look and feel are almost identical to the legitimate one.


Rogue: A rogue program is a malicious program that is disguised, for instance, as trustworthy anti-spyware programs or registry cleaners. But these programs are only put on the market to scare you into buying these programs because they make exaggerated claims about the safety of your computer or, worse still, give erroneous scan results or put their own malware in your system.


Rogueware: Rogueware are meaningful files which in reality can be quite malicious. The most common type of Rogueware are fake anti virus/adware/spyware progams that once installed, say you have lots of viruses/malware installed and in order for the program to remove them you must pay for the full version. In the past, these programs typically spread by advertising on other sites with banners saying things like "1023 Viruses detected on your computer! Click here to fix it now!".


Rootkit: A rootkit is a software system that consists of a program or combination of several programs designed to hide or obscure the fact that a system has been compromised.


Spambot: A spambot is an automated computer program designed to assist in the sending of spam.


Spyware: Spyware is a type of malware that is installed surreptitiously on personal computers to collect information about users, their computer or browsing habits without their informed consent.


Tracking cookies: Tracking cookie is a small string of text stored on a user's computer by a web browser. A cookie consists of one or more name-value pairs containing bits of information such as user preferences, shopping cart contents, the identifier for a server-based session, or other data used by websites.


Trojan: A Trojan (or Trojan horse) is a small malicious program that pretends to have a particular function, but that only shows its real purpose after execution and that purpose is often destructive. Trojans cannot multiply themselves, which differentiates them from viruses and worms.


Unwanted: The program reports false or exaggerated system security threats on the computer. The user is then prompted to pay for a full license of the application in order to remove the threats.


Virus: A virus is a small malicious program that multiplies and is capable to attach itself to other programs after being executed. It then causes an infection and causes various degrees of damage to your computer.


Worm: A worm is often characterized as a malicious application that will use a host machine to infect other machines. Therefore worms can create enormous damage on networks with multiple computers.





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Here we will add those subjects which doesn't fit into any other category or if there isn't room for more explanation in the post where it ought to have been.





With all the security they have added to Windows XP SP2 and SP3 and Vista it is more necessary than ever to unblock the install file before installing.

The best way to achieve that is to download the install file to your computer and save it in a folder called for example "Install-Program Downloads".

You then go to the downloaded file - right click on it - choose Properties - and in the lower right-hand corner click 1 Unblock and then 2 Apply and then 3 OK.




Then install the program. Your Operating System now knows that this program is allowed.


The added benefit of having the "Install-Program Downloads" folder is that you always have the previous version at hand if there is something that doesn't work to your satisfaction in the newest version of the program.





On account of missing space in the appropriate place for this description, I have placed it here too.


-(WM)Cookies manager

Here you can view your cookies and delete/exclude/refresh some or all of them by putting/removing a checkmark in the box

%userprofile%\cookies in Run to view the cookie folder

The default setting doesn't show you the cookies folder in Explorer, it can be shown by choosing to have Protected Operative System files shown - you have to untick that option in your folder settings to achieve that.

But the command %userprofile%\cookies circumvents this.





Shortcut Fixer


There seems to be a problem in Vista (64) and in Windows 7 with this application.

Thanks to Graham Newey there is now these two links to guide you





Disk Cleaner


Even the largest hard disk fills up at some point. With today's Internet connections and the constantly growing range of downloads, this happens more quickly than most users would like it to. IObit DiskCleaner helps you find unnecessary files and recover this space.


Disk Cleaner can help you find unnecessary files on you computer, but you must check each category under Details to see if there are any you need before deleting them.

They will be deleted to the Recycle bin, from where they can be restored unless your settings are instant deletion or if you run a cleaning operation that also cleans the recycle bin before having checked if everything works as it should. Be careful

Please read about Disk Explorer too under Additional Utilities in this thread, much of the same functions and same advice applies here.



Thanks Mentorron


Turbo Boost

If you click on the button shown in your Start Up window of ASC you will see this window:


If you click Config Turbo Boost (as you always ought to do) you will see this window:



Turbo Boost can help you optimize and speed up computer by temporarily shutting down unnecessary background processes and services, cleaning RAM, and intensifying processor performance.

This is what it does by default (you can select what you want it to do)

Disable application compatibility cache

Disable Windows Update

Disable Aero Glass effect

Disable keyboard hotkeys

Disable printer support

Disable Ready Boost

Disable scanner and DC support

Disable scheduled tasks

Disable viewing other computers on LAN

Disable file sharing over the network

Disable tablet input support

Disable Sharing Media to other media devices

Disable proxy auto-discovery (Windows7)



It works much the same as GameBooster, but you have more options in Gamebooster.





IObit Uninstaller

In the Menu line You can choose Uninstall with the options Standard or Advanced

The logical choice is the Advanced option (you don't need this program for the standard way)

Forced Uninstall command means that you can choose the application you want to uninstall by inserting the address of the program/application you want to uninstall.


Gives you the option to "Export your list of applications" - "Manage your Log files" - or "View your Restore points"

On the left You have the options:

All program - self-explanatory :-)

Toolbars - List of Toollbars that you can choose to uninstall as you wish

Recently Installed - List of the latest programs/applications installed

Large Programs - List of large programs on the computer (Beware! some of them are essential for the functioning of the computer)

Rarely used - self-explanatory :-)

Windows Updates - List of Windows Updates (if the need should arise for uninstalling any of those)




Performance Monitor

Performance monitoring has been added to the possibilities in the program.

It decides from looking at the status of the program which level the performance currently has.

There are some "pitfalls along the way.

First go into the settings and decide whether you want to let it start up with Windows when you open the computer.

Next decide if you want the cleaning to to be a Deep registry cleaning (only available in the pro version)

Next in the main window under status decide whether you want the Deep Care to be Off or On (this is done by clicking on "On" or "Off" they will then change to the opposite)

Some have had trouble keeping the level at A

You should realize that the application reacts to the status of both the Quick Care and the Deep Care, so if a Quick care doesn't give you an A you should try a full Deep Care.

Sometimes though it looks as if the performance monitor has to be closed and then restarted for the application to react to the new level of cleanliness :-)

in the program folder you have a file called Pmonitor.exe clicking that icon will start the Pmonitor (a shortcut can be sent to the desktop)

If you grow tired of looking at the level box on the desktop you can just right click it and choose close.




Advice regarding the maintenance of the computer provided by Alpensopath:



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Hi Admins and Mods.


We can use this post to keep the Usage of IObit Products at the top of the section




Hi enoskype

You mean just bump it - and then delete completely the previous bump?






Yes Sir, that's it.


Now I have deleted my two post. Next bumping post can be deletable, so this post describes it all.



Ha-ha And I have removed them completely :-)

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The next bump post. What and why am I bumping as the thread is sticky and closed? Dang it... soft deleting previous bump post by

Solbjerg... as instructed. (the thread is over 2 1/2 years old prior to Solbjerg's now deleted post)

Some editing has been done from time to time without this necessarily being reflected in the dates shown :-)

Everything was explained in post # 21 (a lot of deleted bumps have taken place since then)




Live long and prosper!


[EDIT] Don't understand so restoring.


Hi Melvin

Actually there was no reason to bump the thread at this time - I had already done so.

What would be good though is to add a description on how to use ASC6, it has a totally different interface and the use of the program is also slightly different from the previous versions. There may also be other posts that need a little updating :-)




EDIT: Bumping was done to bring USAGE of IOBIT PRODUCTS thread to the top of the threads in Usage of IObit Products section and to make it seen on the Main Forum page for attracting more attention to the users to find it more easily.

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