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Removal guide for Advanced PC – Care rogue

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In this removal tutorial, we will show you what Advanced PC – Care program is and why you should remove it as soon as possible. This application is considered as a potentially unwanted program and a fake system optimizer. Developers of this product claiming that it will improve your computer working speed and remove all traces that can be used by hackers to break inside of your system, but these claims are only to fool users.


Advanced PC - Care
Advanced PC – Care

Advanced PC – Care details

Folders:

C:\Program Files\Advanced PC-Care
C:\ProgramData\App-verifier
C:\ProgramData\advancedpccare.net
C:\Users\All Users\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Advanced PC-Care
C:\Users\All Users\advancedpccare.net
C:\Users\Home\AppData\Roaming\Advancedpccare.net
C:\Users\Home\AppData\Roaming\efo

Registry keys:

HKCU\Software\advancedpccare.net
HKLM\SOFTWARE\AppVerifier
HKLM\SOFTWARE\advancedpccare.net
HKLM\SOFTWARE\pcv-var
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\B7A64AC7-B828-4D74-98B2-097AFA836948_is1

AppVerifier.exe main process:

MD5: 22df3973795acd154ec4c3a71a3ec954
File Size: 38.0 KB
Digital signature: PCVARK SOFTWARE PRIVATE LIMITED

Related Files:

apc.exe
MD5: ae47dad83d07a82b64663e0f8b955cae
File Size: 1.5 MB
Digital signature: PCVARK SOFTWARE PRIVATE LIMITED

efo.exe
MD5: 92d1cc6b1e806633fb912a778a0e728c
File Size: 70.1 KB
Digital signature: PCVARK SOFTWARE PRIVATE LIMITED

AppVerifier.exe detection:

Antivirus Result
ALYac

Adware.Agent.QXG

AVware

Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT

Ad-Aware

Adware.Agent.QXG

AegisLab

Adware.Msil.Eorezo!c

AhnLab-V3

Malware/Gen.Generic.C1424734

Arcabit

Adware.Agent.QXG

Avira (no cloud)

ADWARE/Agent.658648

BitDefender

Adware.Agent.QXG

Emsisoft

Adware.Agent.QXG (B)

F-Secure

Adware.Agent.QXG

Fortinet

Adware/Eorezo

GData

Adware.Agent.QXG

Jiangmin

AdWare.MSIL.biug

K7AntiVirus

Riskware ( 0040eff71 )

K7GW

Riskware ( 0040eff71 )

Kaspersky

not-a-virus:AdWare.MSIL.Eorezo.cf

McAfee

RDN/Generic PUP.z

McAfee-GW-Edition

RDN/Generic PUP.z

eScan

Adware.Agent.QXG

NANO-Antivirus

Riskware.Win32.Agent.ejmkcz

Panda

Trj/GdSda.A

Qihoo-360

HEUR/QVM03.0.Malware.Gen

Rising

Malware.Undefined!8.C-O8FlzRW1jJN (cloud)

SUPERAntiSpyware

Adware.Eorezo/Variant

Sophos

Generic PUA CL (PUA)

Symantec

Trojan.Gen.2

VIPRE

Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT

Yandex

PUA.Eorezo!

Zillya

Adware.Agent.Win32.100955

Remove Advanced PC - Care

The installation process of Advanced PC – Care program is simple. Because developers are promoting this product as a normal service, some users are downloading this program manually from the “official” website, designed by cyber criminals. But besides these advertisements, they also wrapping the installation of Advanced PC – Care in other cost-free programs that can be downloaded from various shady internet websites.

The Advanced PC – Care fake system optimizer will change some system settings after the installation. First of all, there will be a new service called AppVerifier (C:\ProgramData\App-verifier\AppVerifier.exe). Then, this program will leave few running processes, users can find them in a Task Manage, their names: apc.exe and efo.exe.

These processes are considered as dangerous downloaders, they can download additional adware and malware program on an infected computer, which can make matters worse than ever. Along with this, the main Advanced PC – Care service will load the program and perform a scanning of your system. Once it is over, it will show you results with fake records. This is a typical behavior for the rogue program, they are trying to scare users and make them buy the program even though there is absolutely nothing inside, except an empty interface.

The consequences of leaving Advanced PC – Care program and its related processes may be catastrophic. This is why it is advised to locate and remove all possible traces of this virus completely. It may be very difficult to do this manually, the use of reliable and tested removal tool is advised. Follow the instructions below to do that.


Removal tool for Advanced PC – Care:

Automatic removal instructions:

    The GridinSoft Anti-Malware will scan your computer and web browser for the Potentially Unwanted Program dangerous files, malicious browser extensions and registry keys, that may have been installed on your computer without your knowledge.

  • Scan your system with GridinSoft Anti-Malware and click on “Apply” at the end of scan:
  • Apply actions by GridinSoft Anti-Malware

  • Shut down all your browsers.
  • In GridinSoft Anti-Malware click on “Tools” and select “Reset browser settings“:
  • Tool to reset browser settings with GridinSoft Anti-Malware

  • Specify all your browsers you want to be reset with the help of GridinSoft Anti-Malware, then click on Reset” button again:
  • Options to reset browsers with GridinSoft Anti-Malware

  • Restart your computer.

Video explaining how to reset your browser using GridinSoft Anti-Malware:

How to prevent your PC from being reinfected with Advanced PC – Care in the future.

GridinSoft Anti-Malware offers excellent solution which may help to prevent your system from being contaminated with malware ahead of time. This feature is referred to as “On-Run Protection”. By default, it is disabled once you install the software. To enable it, please click on “Protect” button and press “Start” as demonstrated below:

Enabling Real-Time Protection by GridinSoft Anti-Malware

This options helps you to prevent execution of malicious programs and to avoid their installation ahead of time. When certain malware tries to install itself into your system, GridinSoft Anti-Malware and its On-Run Protection module will terminate this installation attempt ahead of time. You may click on “Confirm” button to continue blocking this malicious program, or to select “Ignore this file” and allow the malicious application to be installed (at your own risk):

Malicious item blocked by GridinSoft Anti-Malware

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