Advanced Calendar Adware
Written by Tomas Meskauskas on (updated)
What is Advanced Calendar?
Developed by Wisemana, the Advanced Calendar application (supposedly) provides various calendar-related functions - "Advanced Calendar More convenient calendar updates."
At first glance, this application may seem legitimate and useful, however, be aware that Advanced Calendar is classed as adware and a potentially unwanted program (PUP). After stealth installation without users' permission, this app monitors users' Internet browsing activity and generates various intrusive online advertisements.
The types of delivered ads include pop-up, banner, etc. Advanced Calendar employs a 'virtual layer', which enables placement of third party graphical content on any visited websites. Therefore, none of these ads originate from your visited web pages and often conceal website content, thereby significantly diminishing the Internet browsing experience.
Most redirect to e-commerce websites (for example, online stores or web pages offering certain services), however, some may redirect to malicious sites containing infectious content. There is a high probability that accidental clicks will result in high-risk adware or malware infections.
Furthermore, Advanced Calendar continually tracks users' Internet browsing activity, recording Internet Protocol (IP) addresses, websites visited, pages viewed, search queries entered into search engines, and other similar information that might contain personally identifiable details.
The main problem with information tracking is that all data is shared with third party companies who can misuse private details to generate revenue. Therefore, having Advanced Calendar installed on your system can lead to serious privacy issues or even identity theft. We strongly recommend that you uninstall this adware immediately.
Advanced Calendar is a regular adware-type application sharing similarities with other applications (PUPs) including MixBox, TruNavi, Altonav, and LuckySave. These also claim to improve the Internet browsing quality, however, none provide the functionality promised.
Adware-type applications are designed to generate revenue for the developers. Rather than providing any real value for users, apps such as Advanced Calendar collect personally identifiable information and display intrusive online advertisements.
How did Advanced Calendar install on my computer?
This application is often distributed as a 'bundle' with other software. Some users often do not express enough caution when downloading and installing software. For this reason, developers intentionally hide rogue applications such as Advanced Calendar within the 'Custom' or 'Advanced' settings.
By skipping this section, users install PUPs inadvertently. In doing so, they compromise their privacy and expose their systems to risk of further infection.
How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?
This situation can be prevented by closely observing the download and installation processes. Select the 'Custom' or 'Advanced' download/installation settings, since PUPs are often hidden. Only by declining all offers to download or install additional applications, and opting-out of those already included, will you be able to safely download and install your chosen software.
Deceptive free software installer used in Advanced Calendar adware distribution:
Advanced Calendar adware installer set-up:
Instant automatic malware removal:
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- What is Advanced Calendar?
- STEP 1. Uninstall Advanced Calendar application using Control Panel.
- STEP 2. Remove Advanced Calendar adware from Internet Explorer.
- STEP 3. Remove Advanced Calendar ads from Google Chrome.
- STEP 4. Remove 'Ads by Advanced Calendar' from Mozilla Firefox.
- STEP 5. Remove Advanced Calendar ads from Safari.
- STEP 6. Remove rogue plug-ins from Microsoft Edge.
Advanced Calendar adware removal:
Windows 11 users:
Right-click on the Start icon, select Apps and Features. In the opened window search for the application you want to uninstall, after locating it, click on the three vertical dots and select Uninstall.
Windows 10 users:
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.
Windows 7 users:
Click Start (Windows Logo at the bottom left corner of your desktop), choose Control Panel. Locate Programs and click Uninstall a program.
macOS (OSX) users:
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.
In the uninstall programs window, look for "Advanced Calendar 2.0" and "Tools Update Platform", select these entries and click "Uninstall" or "Remove".
After uninstalling the potentially unwanted program that causes Advanced Calendar ads, scan your computer for any remaining unwanted components or possible malware infections. To scan your computer, use recommended malware removal software.
Remove Advanced Calendar adware from Internet browsers:
At time of research, Advanced Calendar 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:
Remove malicious add-ons from Internet Explorer:
Click the "gear" 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".
If you continue to have problems with removal of the advanced calendar ads, 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.
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.
Windows 8 users: Open Internet Explorer and click the gear icon. Select Internet Options.
In the opened window, select the Advanced tab.
Click the Reset button.
Confirm that you wish to reset Internet Explorer settings to default by clicking the Reset button.
Remove malicious extensions from Google Chrome:
Click the Chrome menu icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome), select "Tools" and click "Extensions". Locate all recently-installed suspicious browser add-ons, select these entries and click the trash can icon.
If you continue to have problems with removal of the advanced calendar ads, reset your Google Chrome browser settings. Click the 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.
After scrolling to the bottom of the screen, click the Reset (Restore settings to their original defaults) button.
In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Google Chrome settings to default by clicking the Reset button.
Remove malicious plug-ins from Mozilla Firefox:
Click the Firefox menu (at the top right corner of the main window), select "Add-ons". Click "Extensions", in the opened window, remove all recently-installed suspicious browser plug-ins.
Computer users who have problems with advanced calendar ads removal can reset their Mozilla Firefox settings.
Open Mozilla Firefox, at the top right corner of the main window, click the Firefox menu, in the opened menu, click Help.
Select Troubleshooting Information.
In the opened window, click the Refresh Firefox button.
In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Mozilla Firefox settings to default by clicking the Refresh Firefox button.
Remove malicious extensions from Safari:
Make sure your Safari browser is active, click Safari menu, and select Preferences....
In the opened window click Extensions, locate any recently installed suspicious extension, select it and click Uninstall.
Make sure your Safari browser is active and click on Safari menu. From the drop down menu select Clear History and Website Data...
In the opened window select all history and click the Clear History button.
Remove malicious extensions from Microsoft Edge:
Click the Edge menu icon (at the upper-right corner of Microsoft Edge), select "Extensions". Locate all recently-installed suspicious browser add-ons and click "Remove" below their names.
If you continue to have problems with removal of the advanced calendar ads, reset your Microsoft Edge browser settings. Click the Edge menu icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge) and select Settings.
In the opened settings menu select Reset settings.
Select Restore settings to their default values. In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Microsoft Edge settings to default by clicking the Reset button.
- If this did not help, follow these alternative instructions explaining how to reset the Microsoft Edge browser.
Commonly, adware or potentially unwanted applications infiltrate Internet browsers through free software downloads. Note that the safest source for downloading free software is via developers' websites only. To avoid installation of adware, be very attentive when downloading and installing free software. When installing previously-downloaded free programs, choose the custom or advanced installation options – this step will reveal any potentially unwanted applications listed for installation together with your chosen free program.
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