Advanced Identity Protector – WHAT IS IT?
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Advanced Identity Protector – WHAT IS IT + Remove It

What is Advanced Identity Protector? Is Advanced Identity Protector legit or a scam? How to remove Advanced Identity Protector PUP from your PC or Mac?

Advanced Identity Protector is a program which claims to scan and detect if your computer has been compromised security-wise and protect your identity information. In reality however, this app displays multiple errors and scans for your saved passwords to tell you that they are unsecured plus many other security problems, which may not even be real issues. To “fix” the security problems, Advanced Identity Protect wants you to pay almost $50 and enter your credit card information on their page, which makes this program misleading in it’s usefulness and legitimacy. To learn more about this potentially undesirable software and how to remove it from your machine, read this article thoroughly.

Threat Summary

NameAdvanced Identity Protector
TypePotentially Unwanted Program
Short DescriptionMay display a lot of privacy issues on your computer in order to allegedly motivate you into buying its full version.
SymptomsIcon on the desktop plus the program starts automated scan after being installed.
Distribution MethodVia it’s site or via bundling.
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Advanced Identity Protector – How Did I Get It

Advanced Identity Protector is a program, made by Systweak, the same people who are responsible for a number of unsafe and unwanted programs, like Advanced System Optimizer. The program may be installed as a result of you downloading it from their site:

Even though, on the site it says that the software has been “App Esteem” trusted, multiple reports also indicate that Advanced Identity Protector may be only after your money instead of providing a software that may not even do anything more than just show Identity problems all time, instead of protecing you from cookies and other identity compromising objects.

Another method via which you may have unknowingly installed Advanced Identity Protector may be via bundled installers. Such installers often beloing to free programs and their main idea is to slither Advanced Identity Protector in one of the install steps, where the app may be advertised as “free extra” or “optional offer” of some sort.

Advanced Identity Protector – What Does It Do

When it is installed on your Windows or Mac, the program may immediately run a scan of it, only to display a number of errors each time:

In this case, when tested, this program has shown all our passwords, something that any software installed on your computer with administrator access can see and something that is not such a security risk. To “fix” this next to none identity problem, Advanced Identity Protector wanted us to pay about $50 to activate its licensed version:

Besides the problems which are presented to you by Advanced Identity Protector, it may also slither some bundled apps by it’s own, like Disk Speedup 3.0, which is also of suspicious origin.

When we uploaded the installer of Advanced Identity Protector, multiple reputable antivirus and anti-malware vendors have detected it as malware and PUP (potentially unwanted program):


ImageSource: VirusTotal.com

This program may not be directly dangerous in the malware sense, but given that it scans for your passwords and it has suspicious tactics to lure you into purchasing it’s products, it is reccomended that you remove Advanced Identity Protector immediately.

How to Remove Advanced Identity Protector

In order to fully remove Advanced Identity Protector from your computer system, we recommend that you follow the removal instructions underneath this article. If the first two manual removal steps do not seem to work and you still see Advanced Identity Protector or programs, related to it, we suggest what most security experts advise – to download and run a scan of your comptuer with a reputable anti-malware program. Downloading this software will not only save you some time, but will remove all of Advanced Identity Protector files and programs related to it and will protect your computer against such intrusive apps and malware in the future.

Ventsislav Krastev

Ventsislav has been covering the latest malware, software and newest tech developments at SensorsTechForum for 3 years now. He started out as a network administrator. Having graduated Marketing as well, Ventsislav also has passion for discovery of new shifts and innovations in cybersecurity that become game changers. After studying Value Chain Management and then Network Administration, he found his passion within cybersecrurity and is a strong believer in basic education of every user towards online safety.

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