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Should I remove Advanced-System Protector?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
66% remove it34% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #5,578
United States Rank #6,122
Reach 0.0863%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 7.71 days
227.58 days >
Average installed length: 119.58 days


2.2.1000.15792 0.06%
2.1.1000.14138 13.94%
2.1.1000.13827 10.06%
2.1.1000.13727 42.71%
2.1.1000.13665 33.24%

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Advanced-System Protector

What is Advanced-System Protector?  (from Systweak Software)

Advanced System Protector is an effective solution to find and remove malware infections present on your PC. It also provides protection shields against malware threats.


Advanced-System Protector is a program developed by Systweak Software. The most used version is 2.1.1000.13727, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). The main program executable is advancedsystemprotector.exe. A vast majority of those who have this installed end up removing it just after a couple weeks. The software installer includes 27 files and is usually about 19.81 MB (20,768,798 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 10. While about 40% of users of Advanced-System Protector come from the United States, it is also popular in Brazil and United Kingdom.
  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • Automatically starts with Windows
  • Loads into the web browser
  • Typically distributed through a pay-per-install bundle
  • Many experts agree, if you don't use it you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in Advanced-System Protector.
AspManager.exe (daf512f65b62302f28a3eba339e66bd1) has been flagged by the following 6 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Dr.Web Program.Unwanted.83
ESET-NOD32 8.10682 a variant of MSIL/AdvancedSystemProtector.F
K7 AntiVirus 13.185.13930 Trojan
K7GW 13.185.13930 Trojan ( 0049d8671 )
Symantec 11/20/2014 rev. 5 AdvSystemProtector
Vba32 AntiVirus TrojanFakeAV.Tweaker
AdvancedSystemProtector.exe (cfae2cf318e9521fa604f9e46cd3219e) has been flagged by the following 5 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Bkav FE W32.HfsAdware.2E1C
Dr.Web Program.Unwanted.350
G Data 25 Win32.Application.SysTweak.C
Panda Antivirus PUP/Systweak
Symantec 20141.2.0.56 AdvSystemProtector
Advanced-System Protector has been found to be bundled with 3rd party software. If you have not purposefully installed this, you should be safe uninstalling it.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.systweak.com/antispyware
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Advanced System Protector\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Advanced System Protector\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 19.81 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Advanced-System Protector

Program executable:advancedsystemprotector.exe
Name:Advanced-System Protector
Path:C:\Program Files\advanced system protector\advancedsystemprotector.exe
Additional files:
  • AspManager.exe - Advanced System Protector
  • Communication.dll -
  • filetypehelper.exe
  • scandll.dll
  • systweakasp_c.exe
  • SSDPTstub.exe - Systweak Support Dock
  • ASPUninstall.exe - Uninstaller (Uninstall Helper)
  • AppResource.dll
  • aspsys.dll - Licmgr Dynamic Link Library
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall
  • Interop.IWshRuntimeLibrary.dll - Assembly imported from type library 'IWshRuntimeLibrary'.
  • Xceed.FileSystem.dll (by Xceed Software) - Xceed Zip for .NET (Xceed FileSystem for .NET)
  • Xceed.Zip.dll (by Xceed Software)
  • unrar.dll (by Alexander Roshal) - RAR decompression library
  • Xceed.Compression.Formats.dll - Xceed Streaming Compression for .NET
  • Microsoft.Win32.TaskScheduler.DLL (by CodePlex Community) - TaskService (Task Scheduler Wrapper)
  • System.Core.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft® .NET Framework (.NET Framework)
  • System.Data.SQLite.dll - System.Data.SQLite (System.Data.SQLite Interop Library)
  • Xceed.Compression.dll - Xceed Compression for .NET

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Mozilla Plugin
  • Xceed.Compression.dll is loaded into Mozilla Firefox under the product name '@protectdisc.com/NPPDLicenseHelper' with a plugin key of '@protectdisc.com/NPPDLicenseHelper'.
2 Scheduled Tasks
  • AspManager.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Advanced-System Protector' (runs weekly on Saturdays at 14:00).
  • AdvancedSystemProtector.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{FA40AEBA-77E1-4E8A-8A26-7BBA65CBE234}' (runs on registration).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • AdvancedSystemProtector.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Advanced-System Protector_startup.
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • AdvancedSystemProtector.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Advanced-System Protector_startup' which loads as "C:\Program Files\ASP\AdvancedSystemProtector.exe" autolaunch.

How do I remove Advanced-System Protector?

You can uninstall Advanced-System Protector from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Advanced-System Protector, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove Advanced-System Protector.
  4. If for some reason uninstallation fails, please install Microsoft's uninstall fixer utility which will help fix problems with programs that can't be uninstalled at support.microsoft.com.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by Advanced-System Protector you can restore them to their previous default settings.
Microsoft Internet Explorer
Mozilla Firefox
Google Chrome

Win 7 (SP1) 50%
Win 8.1 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 66%
Keep it 34%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 55.99%
Windows 10 34.98%
Windows Vista 5.93%
Windows XP 3.11%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 31.06%
Windows 8.1 18.97%
Windows 7 Ultimate 10.73%
Windows 7 Professional 8.89%
Windows 8 6.64%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 4.21%

Distribution by countryGeography

40.14% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 40.14%
  Brazil 8.29%
  United Kingdom 5.76%
  France 4.95%
  Australia 3.79%
  Italy 3.79%
  Germany 3.64%
  Canada 3.49%
  Netherlands 2.68%
  DK 1.77%
  Mexico 1.67%
  Belgium 1.57%
  Sweden 1.57%
  Spain 1.26%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 34.01%
Acer 19.92%
Dell 15.61%
ASUS 8.35%
Toshiba 8.35%
Lenovo 5.49%
Samsung 5.49%
Intel 0.84%
Common models
HP Pavilion 15 Notebook P... 6.30%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 4.92%
HP 2000 Notebook PC 4.33%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 4.33%
HP 15 Notebook PC 3.15%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.95%


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