Advanced Identity Protector is promoted as a beneficial tool that can help to prevent identity theft by identifying all “identity traces” that can be stolen from users’ computers and then placing personal data in a safe place. Advanced Identity Protector has been developed by Systweak, it is a company that focuses on the development of potentially unwanted programs. Because of this, specialists working at 411-spyware.com have decided to inspect Advanced Identity Protector as well. Unfortunately, it has turned out that it is another potentially unwanted program (PUP). This piece of software promises to protect system passwords, online banking credentials, document passwords, and other sensitive information, so we are not surprised at all that some people willingly download it from its official website http://www.advancedidentityprotector.com/ expecting that it could help them to prevent privacy-related problems from coming up. Of course, these users do not know that it is not considered a fully trustworthy program by experienced researchers working in the cybersecurity field. If you have installed it yourself too willingly, you should remove this program without consideration today. If you find it hard to decide what to do, read the rest of this article. We are sure the provided information will help you to make the final decision easier.
If you download Advanced Identity Protector from its official website, it will work only as a diagnostic scanner. That is, it will perform a scan and list all personal details that can be stolen from the system only. If you decide to remove those details or put them in the password-protected personal vault so that they could not be stolen, you will be asked to upgrade Advanced Identity Protector. The full price of its license is $49.95, but it can be purchase for $29.95 at a discounted price. Unfortunately, we cannot promise that this program will work beneficially after the upgrade, so we do not recommend investing money in the license of this potentially unwanted program. This program has been classified as a potentially unwanted program not because it needs to be upgraded to work beneficially. According to our researchers, the chances are high that its scan results cannot be fully trusted. That is, it might show personal items that do not even exist on your computer in order to convince you to purchase the license – it is not a feature of a trustworthy program. Additionally, even though it can be downloaded directly from its official website, it has turned out that it can be installed on users’ computers without their knowledge as well. The next paragraph will provide detailed information regarding its distribution.
There are users who download Advanced Identity Protector from its official website http://www.advancedidentityprotector.com/ expecting that it will help them to ensure the safety of personal data, but not all the users download and install it willingly, as research has shown. There are many users who do not know anything about the installation of this potentially unwanted program, which suggests that it might slither onto users’ computers without their knowledge. According to researchers, it should be mainly distributed inside software bundles together with other programs. If you have discovered Advanced Identity Protector on your computer after installing some kind of program from the web too, you should know that you can erase this program at any time. In fact, we do not even recommend keeping it installed if you are not going to use it, i.e. purchase its license because it will still perform activities (e.g. download updates) in the background because it launches on system startup automatically. That is, it will start working every time you turn on your computer.
Potentially unwanted applications are not harmful threats. As a consequence, it is usually quite easy to remove them. As for Advanced Identity Protector, this infection can be erased from the system through Control Panel as well. If these two words (Control Panel) do not tell you much, we suggest that you consult the manual removal guide you can find below this article. If it does not become clearer what you should do, scan your system with a powerful antimalware scanner. It will erase all other infections from your computer at the same time too, which is a good thing.