Do Not Install AdvancePCTools, AdvPCTools or Advance System Care - it Contains Adwares and Other Malware

Do Not Install AdvancePCTools, AdvPCTools or Advance System Care - it Contains Adwares and Other Malware

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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

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Virus and spyware definitions: Out of date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.

Note: Some of the names, addresses, email addresses, telephone numbers or other information in samples on this website may have been impersonated or spoofed.

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  • March 22, 2018 at 4:25 AM by an anonymous user from Frankfurt am Main, Hesse, Germany

    Please note: this Advance System Care is a FAKE, it is NOT from Microsoft and has nothing to do with Norton! It is a 'Spoof' of a genuine legitimate (completely safe and very useful) maintenance program from C.Net called Advanced System Care.

    (Note the 'd' on the end of Advanced)). Advanced System Care is a real product, I have been using it for many years on several PCs, it is very good. In fact it has inbuilt anti-malware called Malware Fighter which has saved me from fake products many times! (It can be downloaded separately from CNet but then it will nag you to also get Advanced System Care until you do).

    It also has a lot of extremely useful tools. A Toolbox, which do just about every maintenance and speed-tuning operation you will ever need to do on a pc.

    I only use this one product on my pc's because it does everything so it's all I need. Please don't be fooled by the fake version!


  • March 22, 2017 at 7:52 PM by an anonymous user from Kingston, St. Andrew, Jamaica

    FYI -- Received two of these today with the same receipt number.

    ----- Forwarded Message -----

    From: ITunes do.not_replay@lcsc.edu

    Sent: Wednesday, March 22, 2017 7:56 PM

    Subject: Receipt Item #5420610167339   


    This email confirms your purchase of the following subscription

    Name of Subscription:

    Netflix 1S Plan

    Application: Apple

    Content Provider:Netflix, Inc.

    Date of purchase: 22 March 2017

    Subscription Period:

    3 month Price: 97.99

    Payment Method: E-Payments"


  • March 16, 2017 at 10:05 PM by info

    The fraudulent antivirus is now located at www.pccleaner.tips. Please do not visit the website and if you are taken there, just close your browser window.


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