Advanced System Protector

Advanced System Protector

Editors' Rating:
4.5
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
3.2
out of 135 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
2.1.1000.10158
File Size:
4.74MB
Date Added:
October 18, 2012
Price:
Free to try (Scan only , Fix disabled); $29.95 to buy (Buy it now)
Operating Systems:
Windows Me/2000/XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7/8
Total Downloads:
134,429
Downloads Last Week:
145
Product ranking:
#32 in Anti-Spyware
Additional Requirements:
Not available

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

    out of 135 votes

    • 5 star: 51
    • 4 star: 22
    • 3 star: 10
    • 2 star: 8
    • 1 star: 44
  • Current Version:

    3.3

    out of 17 votes

    • 5 star: 9
    • 4 star: 1
    • 3 star: 0
    • 2 star: 0
    • 1 star: 7
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  • 5 stars

    "Easy & Fast with Regular Updates."

    August 06, 2014   |   By benmig27

    Version: Advanced System Protector 2.1.1000.10158

    Pros

    Got rid of accumulated garbage on my system with the help of Advanced System Protector.

    Cons

    I cannot think of any.

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  • 1 stars

    "fake - now confirmed by kaspersky and sophos"

    July 24, 2014   |   By smokescreen80

    Version: Advanced System Protector 2.1.1000.10158

    Pros

    none at all!

    Cons

    It doesn't do anything to "protect" your system. It usually comes in bundles, no one installs it on purpose. Lures you into paying for a subscription. Digital signatures vary from Systweak Software to Systweak Inc to the new The Phone Support PVT but they're all the same thing.

    Summary

    I followed the "advice" of the systweak team that they included in their identical reply to all negative reviews to this...software - which was to upload their program on virustotal to check how legitimate this software is. Well I have and guess what? Here are the Virustotal results:
    https://www.virustotal.com/en/file/bd251b086f5aebd08c53fe2a001e9b2416298bc7a8730144807a330a17542045/analysis/
    Kaspersky calls it fake, sophos calls it PUA(potentially unwanted application), Agnitum calls it Fraudtool. Just in case anyone was wondering!

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  • 5 stars

    "Fantastic Protection!"

    May 16, 2014   |   By maxdawson333

    Version: Advanced System Protector 2.1.1000.10158

    Pros

    It checks my PC for hidden spyware add-ons and that is awesome. I have always used this in the past and found it easy to use, very good at detecting new malware. Simply reliable.

    Cons

    Nothing at all.

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  • 1 stars

    "Don't waste your money!"

    May 06, 2014   |   By Pushti1

    Version: Advanced System Protector 2.1.1000.10158

    Pros

    Seems to work, but how do I know?

    Cons

    Constant pain b/c it was intrusive even when it was not scheduled and when I removed the schedule altogether and tried to scan at my leisure, it wouldn't scan! I finally called them for help & they immediately wanted access to my computer, no questions asked! Sorry, I don't trust them!

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  • 5 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 stars

    "Incredible program and easy-to-use!"

    February 05, 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 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 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 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 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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