The website advancepctools.info or advancepctools.net, which claims its program, called AdvPCTools or Advance System Care, will clean, optimize and speed up your PC, contains Potentially Unwanted Programs (PUPs). Potentially Unwanted Programs are applications that contain adwares, toolbars or web browser hijackers and other malware. These programs tend to be difficult to remove after they have been installed on your computer. And, will continuously display annoying unwanted pop-up advertisements, and take you to phishing or malicious websites that will steal your personal or financial information, or infect your computer with viruses, spyware, ransomware and other malware.
The Website - www.advancepctools.info or www.advancepctools.net
The owners of the bogus software use the following fake message to trick online users into installing the fake software, by tricking them into believing that their computers or mobile devices are infected with a virus:
Your system is heavily damaged by (4) virus!
Home Update History Settings
Windows Defender have detected that your Windows 10.0 is 28.1% DAMAGED because of (4) harmful viruses
If you do not remove the virus now, it will cause permanent damage to your system, corrupt your photos, data, applications, etc.
Here's what you NEED to do (step by step):
Step 1: Install Microsoft Advance System Care
Step 2: Activate the full paid version using Microsoft Store
Step 3: Remove the viruses
Time till critical system failure: 6 minutes and 1 seconds
Real time protection: Off
Virus and spyware definitions: Out of date
If you have already installed AdvancePCTools, click here to use AdwCleaner to remove the Potentially Unwanted Programs that were installed.. AdwCleaner is a very small program and doesn't require any installation.
We do not recommend installing the AdvancePCTools, AdvPCTools or Advance System Care.