Advance PC Protector Unwanted Application

Also Known As: Advance PC Protector potentially unwanted application
Type: Utilities
Distribution: Low
Damage level: Medium

Advance PC Protector removal instructions

What is Advance PC Protector?

According to its developers, Advance PC Protector is a system optimizer that observes PC stability and security, and fixes various issues relating to these areas. In fact, this software is classified as a potentially unwanted application (PUA), since it is promoted and distributed using the "bundling" method. Therefore, users often install it unintentionally.

Advance PC Protector adware

This app allows users to scan their systems for malware, adware, "backdoors", and solve issues relating to system cache, internet privacy, and system junk. Once the scan is finished, the app displays a list of 'issues' that need to be fixed, or privacy problems that need to be resolved. To fix these problems, however, users are required to purchase the 'full version' of Advance PC Protector. Many potentially unwanted applications have similar behavior - they display a list of supposed issues and encourage users to purchase products (software). The results are often false and used only to trick users into purchasing certain apps. It is also possible that the full version will not fix any problems (since they never existed in the first place). Removing fake problems does not provide any value. Advance PC Protector is likely to be one of these potentially unwanted applications. Furthermore, these apps are commonly distributed using the "bundling" method and come in packs. Thus, it is possible that browser hijackers and adware-type ads are installed together with Advance PC Protector on your system. These PUAs (adware and browser hijackers) usually deliver ads, gather data, and cause unwanted redirects. Therefore, remove Advance PC Protector immediately. We also advise you to check for browser hijackers and adware installed - remove any unwanted entries immediately.

The internet is full of driver updaters, system optimizers, and other similar software. These are promoted as 'useful applications', but in many cases, PUAs provide none of the functionality promised. These apps cause problems relating to browsing safety and privacy. Here are some examples of similar apps: Secure PC Cleaner, PC TuneUp Maestro, and Easy Driver Pro.

How did Advance PC Protector install on my computer?

Advance PC Protector has an official website from where it can be downloaded, however, most PUAs are distributed using "bundling", a deceptive marketing method used to trick users into installing PUAs with other, usually free, software. Developers hide PUAs in "Custom", "Advanced" and other similar settings of the installation processes. They avoid disclosing information about bundled apps properly. Furthermore, many users skip installation steps without carefully studying them and, in doing so, inadvertently allow PUAs to be installed. This careless behaviour can lead to problems with safety and privacy.

How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?

The key to safety is caution. Use official and trustworthy websites (or other sources) and direct links. Avoid using third party downloaders (or installers), since these are often monetized by promoting potentially unwanted applications. Install software with care. Do not skip installation steps without checking "Custom", "Advanced" and other similar settings. Opt-out of all unwanted software (such as PUAs) and only then finish the installation. Avoid clicking intrusive ads, since they might redirect you to untrustworthy and potentially malicious websites (gambling, adult dating, pornography, etc.). If you encounter these redirects, check your browser for any unwanted/dubious extensions, plug-ins, and add-ons, and remove them immediately. Also take this measure with programs installed on your computer. If your computer is already infected with Advance PC Protector, we recommend running a scan with Malwarebytes for Windows to automatically eliminate this adware.

Screenshot of an official Advance PC Protector installer:

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Screeneshot of Advance PC Protector app:

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Screenshot of the pop-up window presenting 'issues' found by Advance PC Protector:

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Quick menu:

Advance PC Protector adware removal:

Windows 7 users:

Accessing Programs and Features (uninstall) in Windows 7

Click Start (Windows Logo at the bottom left corner of your desktop), choose Control Panel. Locate Programs and click Uninstall a program.

Windows XP users:

Accessing Add or Remove Programs in Windows XP

Click Start, choose Settings and click Control Panel. Locate and click Add or Remove Programs.

Windows 10 and Windows 8 users:

Accessing Programs and Features (uninstall) in Windows 8

Right-click in the lower left corner of the screen, in the Quick Access Menu select Control Panel. In the opened window choose Programs and Features.

Mac OSX users:

Uninstall app in OSX (Mac)

Click Finder, in the opened screen select Applications. Drag the app from the Applications folder to the Trash (located in your Dock), then right click the Trash icon and select Empty Trash.

Advance PC Protector adware uninstall via Control Panel

In the uninstall programs window, look for "Advance PC Protector", select this entry and click "Uninstall" or "Remove".

After uninstalling the potentially unwanted application that causes Advance PC Protector ads, scan your computer for any remaining unwanted components or possible malware infections. To scan your computer, use recommended malware removal software.

Remove Advance PC Protector adware from Internet browsers:

At time of research, Advance PC Protector did not install its browser plug-ins on Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, or Mozilla Firefox, however, it was bundled with other adware. Therefore, you are advised to remove all potentially unwanted browser add-ons from your Internet browsers.

Video showing how to remove potentially unwanted browser add-ons:

Internet Explorer logoRemove malicious add-ons from Internet Explorer:

Removing Advance PC Protector ads from Internet Explorer step 1

Click the "gear" icon Internet Explorer options icon (at the top right corner of Internet Explorer), select "Manage Add-ons". Look for any recently-installed suspicious browser extensions, select these entries and click "Remove".

Removing Advance PC Protector ads from Internet Explorer step 2

Optional method:

If you continue to have problems with removal of the advance pc protector potentially unwanted application, reset your Internet Explorer settings to default.

Windows XP users: Click Start, click Run, in the opened window type inetcpl.cpl In the opened window click the Advanced tab, then click Reset.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows XP

Windows Vista and Windows 7 users: Click the Windows logo, in the start search box type inetcpl.cpl and click enter. In the opened window click the Advanced tab, then click Reset.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 7

Windows 8 users: Open Internet Explorer and click the gear icon. Select Internet Options.

Reseting Internet Explorer settings to default in Windows 8 - accessing

In the opened window, select the Advanced tab.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 8 - Internet options advanced tab

Click the Reset button.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 8 - click the Reset button in the Internet options advanced tab

Confirm that you wish to reset Internet Explorer settings to default by clicking the Reset button.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 8 - confirm settings reset to default by clicking the reset button

Google Chrome logoRemove malicious extensions from Google Chrome:

Removing Advance PC Protector  ads from Google Chrome step 1

Click the Chrome menu icon Google Chrome menu icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome), select "More tools" and click "Extensions". Locate all recently-installed suspicious browser add-ons and remove them.

Removing Advance PC Protector ads from Google Chrome step 2

Optional method:

If you continue to have problems with removal of the advance pc protector potentially unwanted application, reset your Google Chrome browser settings. Click the Chrome menu icon Google Chrome menu icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome) and select Settings. Scroll down to the bottom of the screen. Click the Advanced… link.

Google Chrome settings reset step 1

After scrolling to the bottom of the screen, click the Reset (Restore settings to their original defaults) button.

Google Chrome settings reset step 2

In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Google Chrome settings to default by clicking the Reset button.

Google Chrome settings reset step 3

Mozilla Firefox logoRemove malicious plug-ins from Mozilla Firefox:

Removing Advance PC Protector ads from Mozilla Firefox step 1

Click the Firefox menu firefox menu icon (at the top right corner of the main window), select "Add-ons". Click on "Extensions", in the opened window, remove all recently-installed suspicious browser plug-ins.

Removing Advance PC Protector ads from Mozilla Firefox step 2

Optional method:

Computer users who have problems with advance pc protector potentially unwanted application removal can reset their Mozilla Firefox settings.

Open Mozilla Firefox, at the top right corner of the main window, click the Firefox menu, firefox menu icon in the opened menu, click Help.

Accessing settings (Reset Firefox to default settings step 1)

Select Troubleshooting Information.

Accessing Troubleshooting Information (Reset Firefox to default settings step 2)

In the opened window, click the Refresh Firefox button.

Clicking on Refresh Firefox button (Reset Firefox to default settings step 3)

In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Mozilla Firefox settings to default by clicking the Refresh Firefox button.

Confirm your want to reset Firefox settings to default (Reset Firefox to default settings step 4)

safari browser logoRemove malicious extensions from Safari:

removing adware from safari step 1 - accessing preferences

Make sure your Safari browser is active, click Safari menu, and select Preferences....

removing adware from safari step 2 - removing extensions

In the opened window click Extensions, locate any recently installed suspicious extension, select it and click Uninstall.

Optional method:

Make sure your Safari browser is active and click on Safari menu. From the drop down menu select Clear History and Website Data...

resetting safari step 1

In the opened window select all history and click the Clear History button.

resetting safari step 2

Microsoft Edge logoRemove malicious add-ons from Microsoft Edge:

Removing browser hijackers from Microsoft Edge step 1

Click the three horizontal dots icon edge more icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge), select "Extensions". Look for any recently-installed suspicious extensions, right click your mouse on these entries and click "Uninstall".

Removing browser hijackers from Microsoft Edge step 2

Optional method:

Click the three horizontal dots icon edge more icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge), and select Settings.

Resetting Microsoft Edge settings step 1

In the opened tab, click the "Choose what to clear" button.

Resetting Microsoft Edge settings step 2

Click Show more and select everything, and then click the "Clear" button.

Resetting Microsoft Edge settings step 3

  • If this didn't help, please follow these alternative instructions explaining how to reset Microsoft Edge browser.