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Startup program entry details:

Advanced WindowsCare V2 Personal (Awcl.exe)

This page expands upon the information already available for this entry in the Pacman's Portal Windows start-up programs database.

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Advanced WindowsCare V2 optimization utility from IObit - "helps protect, optimize, clean, and repair your computer and Registry". The PRO version adds automation, scheduling, registry deep clean and performance tune-ups. Note - runs via the Task Scheduler on Vista/7. Note - in November 2009 IObit were accused of stealing database information from Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware and others so review the links on the Wikipedia page and make your own mind up

Startup information:

Registry (Start → Run → regedit)

MSConfig (Start → Run → msconfig → Startup)

Windows Defender (Start → All Programs → Windows Defender → Tools → Software Explorer)

Log examples:

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Advanced WindowsCare V2 Personal] "C:\Program Files\IObit\Advanced WindowsCare V2\Awcl.exe" /startup
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Advanced WindowsCare V2 Personal] "C:\Programmi\IObit\Advanced WindowsCare V2\Awcl.exe" /startup
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Advanced WindowsCare V2 Personal] "C:\Arquivos de programas\IObit\Advanced WindowsCare V2\Awcl.exe" /startup

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