Advanced System Protector purpose is to scan and remove any traces of spyware from your computer, including adware, key loggers, browser hijakcers, and malware. It prevents further infiltrations with a real-time guard.
The interface is modern and intuitive, and keeps all main features separated into tabs. The first step toward system security is updating the database with the latest spyware definitions.
An infection scan can be carried out quickly, deep, or in custom mode. For the last option you can select the computer areas you want Advanced System Protector to look into, between Internet cookies, file system or folders, system memory, Windows settings, and the registry.
It is possible to exclude files or folders, schedule a one-time or recurring task and set the utility to automatically perform scanning on Windows startup, as well as include archive content scans and use “File Type Helper” to handle unknown file extensions.
Scan results show total rogue agents found in each area, status and threat level. You can choose particular items for elimination or ask Advanced System Protector to get rid of everything. Statistics can be exported to XML format for further evaluation.
In addition, the program offers protection for the Hosts file and Internet Explorer homepage, startup entry management options, along with a browser cleaner (e.g. Firefox, Chrome).
The tool quickly finishes a scan job and uses low CPU and RAM. However, Advanced System Protector has a high rate for detecting false positives, and the unregistered edition does not allow users to fix any errors, making the product misleading.