Advanced File Optimizer

What is Advanced File Optimizer?

Advanced File Optimizer is one of the newest products of Systweak, Inc. Unlike other programs released by this company, it is not a PC optimizer or a registry cleaner. Instead, it works with users’ files. More specifically, it promises to enable users to open all kinds of files, including audio and video files, graphic files, documents, compressed files, files downloaded from the web, and others. In other words, it should work in a beneficial way, so it is not surprising that so many users have it installed on their computers. It has been found that the majority of users having Advanced File Optimizer on their PCs live in the U.S and Germany, but, of course, since this program can be downloaded from the web, anyone can have it. If you are one of them, you should read this article to find out more about this application. In case you no longer want to keep it installed after reading this article, you can delete this program easily from your computer with the help of manual removal instructions prepared by specialists working at

What does Advanced File Optimizer do?

This Systweak, Inc. program works quite well. Users can enter a certain filename extension, e.g. .jpg in the box on Advanced File Optimizer and then perform the scan to find a program to open these files. If this program is not installed on the computer, this application will help users to get it from the web. It is, actually, not the only feature of this program. It also allows people to manage files stored on the computer, for example, they can change the default program used for opening certain files, e.g. those having the .3gp2 extension, with the click of a button. Even though Advanced File Optimizer works in a beneficial way, unfortunately, it is not a program that can be trusted 100%. In fact, researchers say that it should be categorized as a potentially unwanted program (PUP). There is a reason behind this, of course. The main drawback of Advanced File Optimizer is that its setup wizard offers to install additional programs alongside. The checkboxes allowing them to be installed alongside this Systweak, Inc. product are marked by default, so if users do not go through installation steps attentively and do not unmark these checkboxes, additional software, e.g. Right Backup is installed on the computer. Unfortunately, programs installed alongside potentially unwanted applications might be untrustworthy too. To be frank, Advanced File Optimizer has not been put into this category because of these additional offers only. Specialists do not like how it is distributed too.

Where does Advanced File Optimizer come from?

A number of users download Advanced File Optimizer from its official website, but some users say that it is a huge surprise for them that this potentially unwanted program is installed on their computers, so it must be true that it is distributed in a different way too. On the basis of the previous experience of our researchers, potentially unwanted programs might be promoted on dubious third-party websites in a bundle with freeware too, so you might have Advanced File Optimizer installed on your computer because you have downloaded this software bundle and installed it on your PC recently. Potentially unwanted programs, even though they are not dangerous computer infections, might find different ways to enter computers, so it would be smart to invest in a reputable tool for preventing undesirable software from entering the system. Even though you install an automatic tool, do not forget that it is still highly recommended to be careful with software promoted on third-party websites.

How do I delete Advanced File Optimizer?

It should be possible to delete Advanced File Optimizer through Control Panel. Consult instructions provided below this article if it is the first time you are going to remove a program from your computer. Of course, there is another easier way to eliminate it – you just need to perform the scan of your computer with an automatic malware remover, e.g. SpyHunter. We suggest employing the second method because this application cannot be removed fully through Control Panel – it leaves one registry key. You will have to delete it manually if you decide not to use an automatic malware remover to clean your PC.

Remove Advanced File Optimizer manually

Windows XP

  1. Click the Start button.
  2. Select Control Panel.
  3. Click Add or Remove Programs.
  4. Select the unwanted program.
  5. Click the Remove button to confirm the deletion.

Windows 7/Vista

  1. Click on the Windows button (bottom-left corner).
  2. Click Control Panel.
  3. Select Uninstall a program.
  4. Select the undesirable software you wish to erase.
  5. Click Uninstall.

Windows 8/8.1/10

  1. Right-click on the bottom-left corner.
  2. Select Control Panel from the menu and then open Uninstall a program.
  3. Select Advanced File Optimizer.
  4. Click Uninstall.

Delete leftovers

  1. Press Win+R.
  2. Type regedit in the box and click OK.
  3. Delete the following registry keys left (right-click on the registry key and then select Delete):
  • HKLM\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Schedule\TaskCache\Tree\Advanced File Optimizer_checkupdate_startup
  • HKLM\SOFTWARE\WOW6432Node\Microsoft\Tracing\AdvancedFileOptimizer_RASAPI32
  • HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Tracing\AdvancedFileOptimizer_RASAPI32
  • HKLM\SOFTWARE\WOW6432Node\Microsoft\Tracing\AdvancedFileOptimizer_RASMANCS
  • HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Tracing\AdvancedFileOptimizer_RASMANCS
  • Press Win+E.
  • Open %Windir%\System32\Tasks (copy and paste it in the URL bar).
  • Remove the task Advanced File Optimizer_checkupdate_startup.
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