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Remove Advanced System Protector (Free Guide) - updated Jan 2020

removal by Ugnius Kiguolis - - | Type: System tools

Advanced System Protector is the program that appears on the system after the insecure installation

Advanced System ProtectorAdvancedSystemProtector is the program that appears to be a protection and optimization tool for bettering your experience on the machine. Unfortunately, that is not the case about this program, even when the provider and developer released so many claims about the attractive and useful functions of their software. According to many analyses of the application and developer Systweak Software, and particular symptoms, it falls into the category of potentially unwanted applications because it is not capable of doing what the promotional material claims.

Advanced System Protector virus is the name that users[1] often use to describe this program because it appears out of nowhere and causes questionable scan results, warmings, other suspicious behavior related to promotions of software. Most of the complaints in online forums show that this unwanted application appeared after a freeware installation due to a third-party installer. This is one of the more common techniques used to spread PUPs and rogue tools, so all the changes can be made in the background and users fall for the claims about alleged system issues.

Name Advanced System Protector
Type  Rogue system tool/ Potentially unwanted program
Developer  SysTweak Software
Distribution  Freeware installers include such questionable applications as additional installs and allow the PUP to enter the machine without asking for additional permission 
Danger  The program is not capable of cleaning the system or fixing alleged issues, so the victim is tricked into installing an additional tool or purchasing the licensed version fo the said application. This is how people lose their money and get malicious programs installed on their machines without even knowing
Elimination Make sure to remove Advanced System Protector and use a professional anti-malware tool for that, so all the related program get to be eliminated completely from your computer
Repair  Potentially unwanted programs are known for interfering with Windows registry entries and other settings or files on the system, so get additional PC repair tool like Reimage Reimage Cleaner Intego to fully fix the damage without causing additional issues

When you are not the one that installed the program you cannot easily find the particular app on the machine, especially when it is related to other intruders the process of Advanced System Protector removal and general finding of the intruder is harder. Unfortunately, this program can also make additional changes in the system folders and settings, so we recommend getting rid of the shady tool as soon as possible and cleaning the system with a program like Reimage Reimage Cleaner Intego.

Advanced System Protector full version costs up to 65 dollars, even though developers always lure to trick people into buying the product with all the deals and sales promoted on the official and other related commercial sites. However, those deals that offer additional SysTweak products can give you a more hard time than this one PUA has caused you already.

Advanced System Protector is similar or even identical to these tools from the same developer:

When you allow installing or even pay for a few system tools prepacked in such offers, your device gets even slower and it is more difficult to terminate a bunch of useless tools than to delete one. Avoid any suspicious installations and make sure to get rid of Advanced System Protector as soon as you notice the program on the machine.  AdvancedSystemProtector virus
Advanced System Protector is the tool that shows particular issues and results of a questionable system scan to lure people into purchasing the full program
Advanced System Protector is an application, which is presented as a powerful solution against bad registry entries and junk files or programs. However, after testing this tool on our computers, we discovered that it can hardly improve the work of your computer because it mostly shows unreliable security notifications.

Some of these alerts may only be exaggerated, some of them can be really suspicious and questionable. So, if you want to increase the speed of your computer, you should think twice before purchasing Advanced System Protector. Besides, this program may show up on your computer out of nowhere because it has been actively promoted via various pop-up ads and notifications and it is related to other ad-supported sites and potentially unwanted programs.

Unfortunately, such a relation to other questionable online content means that Advanced System Protector can access and even track or collect details about your online browsing preferences. This is a common feature of such cyber infections that focus on redirecting online traffic because the main goal of PUP developers is to generate revenue.[2]

If an alert claims that you can check your computer and its speed just by clicking on it, you should never do that because you can easily end up with such a suspicious program like this one. To sum up, there is no guarantee that Advanced System Protector is capable of increasing a computer's speed.

It seems that this application has rather been created for convincing people to install its licensed version. if you are one of these people who declare that this program has shown up on their machines without downloading it there, you should think about removing it. Believe us, these are lots of reputable anti-malware tools that should be selected instead of this shady one, so you should better remove Advanced System Protector.  Advanced System Protector PUA
Advanced System Protector is the potentially unwanted program because it is offering tools that have alleged features and in reality, does nothing for the system.

Techniques used to spread useless applications

The trial versions of tools like this get promoted on various download websites and pop-up advertisements. However, it seems that you can also install this program on the system in a bundle with freeware and shareware. If you discovered this program on your computer, there is a great possibility that you installed it as a free addition of some other program. That's why experts[3] always recommend paying more attention to the installation process of the software.

You can say that PUA is inside your computer after you start seeing its scan reports. Typically, they show up as soon as this program is installed on the system. No matter what they may look properly, they should never be trusted for 100%. In order to make sure that your computer is free of viruses, we recommend using more reputable anti-spyware programs.

However, for avoiding the installation in the first place, you should go for Advanced or Custom options every time you download anything from the internet. You need to go for trusted sources, to be sure that the machine is not getting affected by any of the intruders.

Get rid of Advanced System Protector

Usually, you can uninstall Advanced System Protector via Add/Remove Programs list, but that may not be enough because any related files can still cause issues with the performance after the uninstallation. You need to clean the system fully to get rid of all the symptoms.

You should scan the machine with an anti-malware tool to remove Advanced System Protector. This is also recommended if you want to make sure that your computer is totally safe and that it is free of suspicious files and programs. Of course, you should update your programs before running a scan.

After Advanced System Protector removal, it would be a great time to scan the system using a PC repair tool that could help with additional virus damage and files affected by this suspicious application. These rogue security tools like the PUP you got can interfere with particular startup settings, so the device may be more affected than you think.

You may remove virus damage with a help of Reimage Reimage Cleaner Intego. SpyHunter 5Combo Cleaner and Malwarebytes are recommended to detect potentially unwanted programs and viruses with all their files and registry entries that are related to them.

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To remove Advanced System Protector, follow these steps:

WindowsMac OS X

Erase Advanced System Protector from Windows systems

Clear the system and get rid of the suspicious program completely with this guide:

  1. Click Start Control Panel Programs and Features (if you are Windows XP user, click on Add/Remove Programs). Click 'Start -> Control Panel -> Programs and Features' (if you are 'Windows XP' user, click on 'Add/Remove Programs').
  2. If you are Windows 10 / Windows 8 user, then right-click in the lower left corner of the screen. Once Quick Access Menu shows up, select Control Panel and Uninstall a Program. If you are 'Windows 10 / Windows 8' user, then right-click in the lower left corner of the screen. Once 'Quick Access Menu' shows up, select 'Control Panel' and 'Uninstall a Program'.
  3. Uninstall Advanced System Protector and related programs
    Here, look for Advanced System Protector or any other recently installed suspicious programs.
  4. Uninstall them and click OK to save these changes. Right click on each of suspicious entries and select 'Uninstall'
WindowsMac OS X

Delete Advanced System Protector from Mac OS X system

  1. If you are using OS X, click Go button at the top left of the screen and select Applications. Cick 'Go' and select 'Applications'
  2. Wait until you see Applications folder and look for Advanced System Protector or any other suspicious programs on it. Now right click on every of such entries and select Move to Trash. Click on every malicious entry and select 'Move to Trash'

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  1. Donna says:
    January 10th, 2014 at 3:59 pm

    When I try to remove “Advanced System Protector” using the uninstall from Control Panel, I get the following error message: “Messages file “C:Program FilesAdvanced System Protectorunins000.msg” is missing. Please correct the problem or obtain a new copy of the program.”

    Im afraid to reload so as to obtain that missing file because of gaining more problems; spyware, malware, unwanted programs, etc… Do you have a work around?

  2. ReganK says:
    January 12th, 2014 at 9:14 am

    Thank you! For years I worked in an office, where we werent allowed to do any “administrator” tasks ourselves, so I have 0 experience with this sort of thing. I didnt even know where to find “add/remove programs” (another sites suggestion for getting rid of reg clean pro and this one) in my control panel, but your site suggesting looking for “programs” or “add/remove programs”. So I found it, and uninstalling was a breeze! Thank you!!

  3. Alex Santana says:
    February 17th, 2014 at 4:51 pm

    None of the above worked for me…I went back to Systweak and threatened to turn them into the FBI and ICC if they did not tell me how to get rid of their unwanted download. Here is what they sent me, and it worked.

    Dear Sir/Madam,

    Thank you for getting back to us with the information.

    Please download the uninstaller from the link below:

    http://updates5.systweak.com/updatesfiles/tools/uninstaller/aspsetup_uninstaller.exe

    Please save it on your system and then double click on it.

    The program will be removed from your PC.

    Please do not hesitate to contact us, should you have further queries.

  4. Twisted says:
    April 27th, 2014 at 7:57 pm

    Thanks Alex,

    I have a dell Laptop with windows 8 and this uninstall link worked for uninstalling it.

  5. Jennifer says:
    April 28th, 2014 at 11:21 am

    This program has corrupted my computer so badly that I can no longer connect to the Internet even though I have a clear connection. So unfortunately trying to use your web link isnt a possibility for me. I tried all solutions and I cannot remove it from my Control Panel as it gives me the error as stated in one of the messages above from Donna. Im really at my wits end. I believe it actually removed restore points prior to its instillation as well because I cant access further back so I only had two restore options. E-gads I am screwed. Any other suggestions?

  6. Blair says:
    May 13th, 2014 at 8:48 pm

    Yeah I have cleaned 8 customer computers with Advance System Protector, And it is malware for sure. I have no idea why even malwarebytes claims it is legit! If it walks like a duck quacks like a duck it is a Fxxxxxg duck! What is with the denial? Are we supposed to go along with a 2+2=3 because 4 is too uppity reality? Sorry I dont play false reality!

    STAY AWAY FROM ADVANCE SYSTEM PROTECTOR! IT IS NOT LEGIT IT IS FAKER THAN TAMMY FAY BAKER!

  7. Kattenbrokjes says:
    May 16th, 2014 at 3:39 pm

    Download the free program Revo Uninstaller (eventually via another computer by using an USB-stick); this program will delete this program and all of its traces. Click “Start”, “run” and type “sfc /scannow” to repair “Windows” if necessary.

  8. pele says:
    June 28th, 2014 at 3:53 am

    thanks for the link alex 7hours trying to find solutions but this link fixed it in a second

  9. ichsun says:
    September 10th, 2014 at 8:59 am

    Alexs link also worked for me, thanks…

  10. mike says:
    September 19th, 2014 at 5:06 am

    I used the aspsetup_uninstaller.exe that alex posted and it removed it from the task bar.

    However Webroot found two viruses named advanced.protector. the uninstall only cleans up what you see. beware.

  11. Karen says:
    February 14th, 2015 at 3:03 pm

    I followed the instructions you all put in here, about going to control, etc. It was a little bit lengthy for me (I have Windows 7) but when I got tired of waiting I went out of Control, & then came back in. The program was gone, so thank you, thank you. Hopefully I didnt unintentionally post twice. If so, Im truly sorry. I typed this message in once, clicked post, & then went back to check to make sure that it got posted. I didnt see my message so Im trying again . . . .

  12. Brenda says:
    April 5th, 2015 at 1:23 am

    Just used the link posted by Alex and it seems to have worked like a charm Thanks so much for you good help.

  13. Aubrey Zyrene says:
    October 29th, 2015 at 9:47 am

    I Try To Uninstall It But This Shows Up : There was an error while trying to uninstall Advance System Protector What To Do ?

  14. John says:
    November 10th, 2015 at 2:18 am

    I removed it as I only installed it to help with another problem which it did not seem to do. Now my clock keeps going back to 2008 and I am having numerous problems. Out of the blue ASP appeared again and asked me to update after being deleted.

    I am installing now again in the hope the problems will cease

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