Remove Advance System Care fake scanner
What is Advance System Care?
Also Known As: Advance System Care virus
Advance System Care has been designated a PUP – a Potentially Unwanted Program. These programs are generally just an inconvenience to experienced computer users, though they can be far more… so delete Advance System Care as soon as it shows its snout. It is among a growing number of such unwanted downloads that cause varying degrees of problems and security risks. The infection comes from either visiting dubious sites or more commonly, it is unintentionally downloaded and installed along with freeware. Increasingly now, companies give freeware samples or trials as marketing and the job of distributing these are given to third parties known as download clients.
This middle-man has the opportunity to incorporate or bundle other programs along with the desired one with varying degrees of stealth. Many times, this bundle can consist of harmless, market related products that may be of interest to the receiver. This passive/aggressive advertising is something which we have become used to as customers – nothing is free, after all. Though it is when an unwanted program is offensive – tries to control us via our system – this when the problems begin. It is currently estimated that 70 – 80 000 computers are currently infected by this specific program. There are many variants of this pest and its associated sites with similar names. Anything that sounds generic should be avoided – remove Advance System Care and anything that sounds like it.
Advance System Care claims to do exactly what the name suggests – clean your files and registry and make your PC more efficient. The general opinion in the software and security community is that at best this is a useless piece of freeware that is being used for system extortion. It enters as detailed above and then states your system is in need of clean-up to operate normally. Tests have been run and shows no functionality in the trial version – that the on-screen scans and results are fake. It insists that by buying the full version ($39.00 – 50.00) will your computer be restored to its previous functionality. There is no full version, and there is no way to know how your credit card details will be used if you try to buy the mythical.
Blogs and forums record that paying for the ‘licensed’ version bring more malware and system problems and it is thought that if this program embeds too deeply it will leave a system open to remote access by a third party. Another hazard of Advance System Care is that essential boot files can be destroyed, making the system irrecoverable. This is often mistaken for hardware failure and not traced by technicians who simply replace the hard drive. For precautions against these type of situations, remote back-up of data is advised. You need to stop Advance System Care in its tracks.
STEP 1. Advance System Care removal guide
In this step we will use a removal tool that can locate and remove all kinds of threats from infected computers. Either its malicious programs, registry key, browser add-ons and extension, GridinSoft Anti-Malware can effectivly detect and remove this badware:
Download GridinSoft Anti-Malware removal tool from the link below:
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Open the installation file and click “Yes” in the User access control window to continue:
The installation is very simple, click “Install” button and GridinSoft Anti-Malware will install itself in a default folder. You can choose custom folder and check the creation of desktop icon:
Open GridinSoft Anti-malware from the icon on the desktop by double-clicking it or “Start” menu:
Scan computer for Advance System Care related files
Go to the “Scan” tab and choose “Quick scan” or “Full scan“. It is advised to make full scan, but due to possible performance issues you can first run quick, to save some time. During the scan you will see what items GridinSoft Anti-malware located inside of your computer:
When the scan is over, GridinSoft Anti-Malware will show you the results with all detected items in the list. You can browse through it to choose what to do with particular item or choose the “Apply to all” function. Click the “Fix Now” button to apply action to detected items:
(OPTIONAL)To remove traces of some adware\malware\browser hijackers it is advised to Reset your browser settings. GridinSoft Anti-Malware allows you to do that with flexible options.
STEP 2. Using GridinSoft Anti-Malware to fix your browser
GridinSoft Anti-Malware has an effective utility called “Reset browser settings“. It is able to reset some of your browser option to its original state. Therefore, if some malicious program, adware or browser hijacker changes your browser settings, this tool can fix this in no time:
Open GridinSoft Anti-Malware – go to “Tools” tab – press “Reset browser settings“
Check the options that you need in the “Reset browser settings” window. In the first column you need to choose your infected browser. (Supports all popular browsers). As for “Process” column we advise you to choose Start Page, Shortcuts, Search engines, Cache, Cookies (look for screen below). These settings will be changed to default and save most of the information you need in your browser:
Some malware and adware program may be installed very deep in your browser. In this case, we advise choose more efficient set of options. Check the following options in the “Process” column: “Start Page“, “Shortcuts“, “Search engines“, “Cache“, “Cookies” + “Addons” and “Policies” (screen below):
STEP 3. Protect your computer from Advance System Care reinfection
Removing viruses and malicious programs is one thing. The best practice in protection is to not get infected in the first place. To achieve that you must use reliable protection tool and follow simple rules or recommended advices to avoid infections completely. Here is the list of these tips:
Watch out for spam emails and attachments. A lot of cyber criminals and malware spreaders are using email spam messaging. Most of these messages have attachment files that can be dangerous to open. We advice to skip suspicious files, don’t even download them on your computer.
Adverts and redirect page. Some websites showing ads and pop-up on their pages. Along with this adware programs may generate various adverts on your computer. Clicking on them is very dangerous and leads to unexpected consequences.
Don’t open suspicious links and websites. Hackers and scammer are often creating websites of their own where they can do whatever they want. You can download only malware and unwanted programs from such pages.
Pay attention to what you install. If you have downloaded any program from suspicious website or anywhere else – always read all instruction and don’t click “Next” all the time.
Use protection tools. No matter how hard you try, some sneaky malware may break through all your defences. In this case you should always keep an anti-malware protection online on your computer. GridinSoft Anti-Malware has On-Run Protection feature. It is designed to keep this kind of malware from your computer. To activate this feature go to “Protect” tab and press “Start” button to the right. The label will show you “ON“, which means that On-Run protection is online.
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