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Advanced System Protector

CNET Editors' review

This spyware remover looks good, offering security fundamentals but its efficacy is hard to judge on a clean or already-secure system. Advanced System Protector aims to rid your machine of spyware and malware, and it's generally a pretty thing to watch. The interface has a classy bar of tabs across the top, although the central pane feels a bit cluttered by deviating from the design scheme with a big, green Start Scan Now button.

Below that there are three choices for the type of scan: Quick, Deep, and Custom. The Quick scan took about 23 minutes, while the Custom scan lets you opt out of Cookies, Memory, Registry, and Files and Folders, or select specific folders and files to toss in the pot. Advanced System Protector is sensitive enough to pick up tracking cookies, although there didn't seem to be a method for fine-tuning that. The scheduler was surprisingly impressive, allowing for scans daily, once, and variations in-between. You can configure the program to run at startup, to update definition files automatically, and create a whitelist of files to never scan.

However, Advanced System Protector lacks an integrated antivirus component, which more and more solo malware battlers are now building in from the get-go. The real-time shields components are also kept behind a deadbolt unless you upgrade to the paid version. Overall, program runs well for what it can do and shouldn't be hard to use.

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All User Reviews
  • All versions:

    3.2 stars

    out of 131 votes

    • 5 star: 49
    • 4 star: 22
    • 3 star: 10
    • 2 star: 8
    • 1 star: 42
  • Current version:

    3.4 stars

    out of 13 votes

    • 5 star: 7
    • 4 star: 1
    • 3 star: 0
    • 2 star: 0
    • 1 star: 5
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  • 5.0 stars

    "Excellent antimalware"

    February 12, 2014  |   By super14man1

    Version: Advanced System Protector 2.1.1000.10158

    Pros

    Awesome scanning engine and signatures will find threats that even malwarebytes will miss.

    Cons

    Slow scanning time. Only two guards host file and home page guardian. 30 dollars a year when other scanners are free.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Incredible program and easy-to-use!"

    February 5, 2014  |   By christomo

    Version: Advanced System Protector 2.1.1000.10158

    Pros

    Advanced System Protector is simple to use and does exactly what it claims to. It greatly makes simple the process of cleaning and protecting PC. It fixes things that other anti-malware can't even catch. Reliable program!

    Cons

    None really

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  • 1.0 stars

    "This IS a Virus. Cannot Rate Low Enough."

    January 29, 2014  |   By wttocs

    Version: Advanced System Protector 2.1.1000.10158

    Pros

    None. Zero.

    Cons

    This product is spyware. It is malware itself. It is a virus. Once installed, it is impossible to remove from your computer without a complete reformat. Stay away. Your computer literate friends will thank you.

    Summary

    DO NOT INSTALL. The fact that CNET even promotes this in any way, shape, or form, is evidence that CNET is no longer a reliable source for freeware / shareware on the Internet. DO NOT TRUST THIS APPLICATION EVER. IT. IS. A. VIRUS. Installing this will also install a load of spyware and other garbage that the makers of this software will then charge you to remove. It is a digital form of extortion. Run away. Run FAR away.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Good Protection"

    November 24, 2013  |   By Wildheart87

    Version: Advanced System Protector 2.1.1000.10158

    Pros

    Protects against Malwares thats trying to infect your system with various threats.

    Cons

    Advanced System Protector has a bad reputation, because many have experienced the fake verson which shows false positive, slowing down pc and so on.

    The real version does not do that, it is completely safe to use.
    Always Download Advanced System Protector from Systweaks homepage to ensure you get the real version.

    Summary

    Overall : A very good program thats protects you

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  • 5.0 stars

    "The BEST protection for my PC!"

    September 23, 2013  |   By jorge_wilson

    Version: Advanced System Protector 2.1.1000.10158

    Pros

    Thank you, it's worth a lot more than I paid. I have been using this program for almost a year and really like this anti-malware program more because its overall easy and good software to use...helps me keep my PC running smooth and clean off malware infections and malicious threats. Whenever I feel my PC running slowly...I just do a malware scan using Advanced System Protector.....it finds a couple of problems and fixes them very quickly...and PC is good to go.

    Cons

    Absolutely none.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Junkware. Complete crap."

    September 22, 2013  |   By Storme-chan

    Version: Advanced System Protector 2.1.1000.10158

    Pros

    None. Zilch. Nada.

    Cons

    It runs a "scan" and identifies over 1,000 problems on your computer that you do not have to try and get you to buy the program. If you buy the program you'll find the performance is poor; there are plenty of FREE programs that do better than this by a mile.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Awesome and very useful program !"

    September 17, 2013  |   By dixkev

    Version: Advanced System Protector 2.1.1000.10158

    Pros

    My PC was extremely slow I couldn't use it...I just did a malware scan using Advanced System Protector which identified a couple of problems and fixed them very quickly...bingo!!!!! Thank you, it's worth a lot more than I paid.

    Cons

    Absolutely none.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "As a Tech, I view this as malware. (JUNKWARE)"

    September 12, 2013  |   By tekkette

    Version: Advanced System Protector 2.1.1000.10158

    Pros

    It gives you the false impression that it is protecting you.

    Cons

    It is not for Viruses. If you scan with another legitimate protection suite it comes up as a PUP (potentially unwanted program) making the point that is no good. Then you get all the popups and they system being slowed down tremendously.

    Summary

    It's Junkware. A program giving you the false impression it is helping you and then charging for the "PRO" version. Stay away or uninstall and spend 40 bucks on something that actually works.

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Most Reliable Tool!!"

    July 15, 2013  |   By 111kram

    Version: Advanced System Protector 2.1.1000.10158

    Pros

    It's by far the best and most reliable tool to secure and protect my PC I've come across. It automatically scans my PC for threats and fixes everything for me, protecting against malware threats!

    Cons

    Till satisfied

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Kudos, Systweak !!!!!!"

    March 12, 2013  |   By robertpark15

    Version: Advanced System Protector 2.1.1000.10158

    Pros

    I have installed programs, Advanced System Protector and Advanced Driver Updater. These have been a life saver for me.
    My computer was so slow and bogged down. After running the Advanced System Protector my computer acts like new again.
    I also had another Malware program on my computer which, when ran, found no malware.
    Advanced System Protector found four issues not previously detected.
    Using Advanced Driver Updater I am now updating "ancient" drivers, some of which are 6 or more years old.

    Cons

    None to speak of..!!

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