Advanced System Protector is a PUP (potentially unwanted program) claiming to perform free system scans in order to detect fake malicious components in your PC.
Does Advanced System Protector Really Protect Your System?
Although Advanced System Protector claims to detect and remove malicious programs intruding your system, our malware experts consider it a semi-legitimate anti-spyware tool or rather a scareware. It scares you into believing that you are infected with a dangerous virus and that you need to purchase its full version in order to scan fully and clean your system.
Advanced System Protector is usually installed without your permission and sometimes it detects real malware that sneaks into your system precisely thanks to the Advanced System Protector itself.
In other words, once in your system, Advanced System Protector may allow malicious components to further infect your system so that it can detect them later in order to appear legit.
In case you trust Advanced System Protector’s fake alerts and warnings and do purchase its full version, chances are you might still continue having those same malware programs Advanced System Protector allowed on your PC in the first place.
How Does Advanced System Protector Enter Your System?
Advanced System Protector usually enters your system bundled with other free programs you download from the Web.
You can protect your system from PUPs and malicious programs simply by closely watching the installation process of any freeware you download from the Web. Usually, you are given the option to disallow the bundling and any other additional default settings. To ensure your peace of mind, simply aim for custom installation and uncheck anything you know nothing about.
Advanced System Protector Removal Manual
Since Advanced System Protector is more likely to harm your system rather than protect it, it’s best that you remove it and download a legitimate anti-spyware tool that would never ask you for additional payment in order to fully clean your system.
In order to remove Advanced System Protector, you must also use a trustworthy anti-virus program. Do not try to take care of it manually as you may worsen the situation.
Spy Hunter FREE scanner will only detect the threat. If you want the threat to be automatically removed, you need to purchase the full version of the malware tool. Find Out More About SpyHunter Anti-Malware Tool
- Guide 1: How to Remove Advanced System Protector from Windows.
- Guide 2: Get rid of Advanced System Protector from Mac OS X.
- Guide 3: Remove Advanced System Protector from Google Chrome.
- Guide 4: Erase Advanced System Protector from Mozilla Firefox.
- Guide 5: Uninstall Advanced System Protector from Microsoft Edge.
- Guide 6: Remove Advanced System Protector from Safari.
- Guide 7: Eliminate Advanced System Protector from Internet Explorer.
How to Remove Advanced System Protector from Windows.
Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove Advanced System Protector
Step 2: Uninstall Advanced System Protector and related software from Windows
Here is a method in few easy steps that should be able to uninstall most programs. No matter if you are using Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista or XP, those steps will get the job done. Dragging the program or its folder to the recycle bin can be a very bad decision. If you do that, bits and pieces of the program are left behind, and that can lead to unstable work of your PC, errors with the file type associations and other unpleasant activities. The proper way to get a program off your computer is to Uninstall it.
Step 3: Clean any registries, created by Advanced System Protector on your computer.
The usually targeted registries of Windows machines are the following:
You can access them by opening the Windows registry editor and deleting any values, created by Advanced System Protector there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:
Get rid of Advanced System Protector from Mac OS X.
Step 1: Uninstall Advanced System Protector and remove related files and objects
1. Hit the ⇧+⌘+U keys to open Utilities. Another way is to click on “Go” and then click “Utilities”, like the image below shows:
- Go to Finder.
- In the search bar type the name of the app that you want to remove.
- Above the search bar change the two drop down menus to “System Files” and “Are Included” so that you can see all of the files associated with the application you want to remove. Bear in mind that some of the files may not be related to the app so be very careful which files you delete.
- If all of the files are related, hold the ⌘+A buttons to select them and then drive them to “Trash”.
In case you cannot remove Advanced System Protector via Step 1 above:
In case you cannot find the virus files and objects in your Applications or other places we have shown above, you can manually look for them in the Libraries of your Mac. But before doing this, please read the disclaimer below:
You can repeat the same procedure with the following other Library directories:
Tip: ~ is there on purpose, because it leads to more LaunchAgents.
Step 2: Scan for and remove Advanced System Protector files from your Mac
When you are facing problems on your Mac as a result of unwanted scripts and programs such as Advanced System Protector, the recommended way of eliminating the threat is by using an anti-malware program. SpyHunter for Mac offers advanced security features along with other modules that will improve your Mac’s security and protect it in the future.
Remove Advanced System Protector from Google Chrome.
Step 1: Start Google Chrome and open the drop menu
Step 2: Move the cursor over "Tools" and then from the extended menu choose "Extensions"
Step 3: From the opened "Extensions" menu locate the unwanted extension and click on its "Remove" button.
Step 4: After the extension is removed, restart Google Chrome by closing it from the red "X" button at the top right corner and start it again.
Erase Advanced System Protector from Mozilla Firefox.
Step 1: Start Mozilla Firefox. Open the menu window
Step 2: Select the "Add-ons" icon from the menu.
Step 3: Select the unwanted extension and click "Remove"
Step 4: After the extension is removed, restart Mozilla Firefox by closing it from the red "X" button at the top right corner and start it again.
Uninstall Advanced System Protector from Microsoft Edge.
Step 1: Start Edge browser.
Step 2: Open the drop menu by clicking on the icon at the top right corner.
Step 3: From the drop menu select "Extensions".
Step 4: Choose the suspected malicious extension you want to remove and then click on the gear icon.
Step 5: Remove the malicious extension by scrolling down and then clicking on Uninstall.
Remove Advanced System Protector from Safari.
Step 1: Start the Safari app.
Step 2: After hovering your mouse cursor to the top of the screen, click on the Safari text to open its drop down menu.
Step 3: From the menu, click on "Preferences".
Step 4: After that, select the 'Extensions' Tab.
Step 5: Click once on the extension you want to remove.
Step 6: Click 'Uninstall'.
A pop-up window will appear asking for confirmation to uninstall the extension. Select 'Uninstall' again, and the Advanced System Protector will be removed.
Eliminate Advanced System Protector from Internet Explorer.
Step 1: Start Internet Explorer.
Step 2: Click on the gear icon labeled 'Tools' to open the drop menu and select 'Manage Add-ons'
Step 3: In the 'Manage Add-ons' window.
Step 4: Select the extension you want to remove and then click 'Disable'. A pop-up window will appear to inform you that you are about to disable the selected extension, and some more add-ons might be disabled as well. Leave all the boxes checked, and click 'Disable'.
Step 5: After the unwanted extension has been removed, restart Internet Explorer by closing it from the red 'X' button located at the top right corner and start it again.