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File: Advanced System Protector_startup

Location of Advanced System Protector_startup and Associated Malware

Check whether Advanced System Protector_startup is present in the following locations:

Advanced System Protector_startup file locations that are Windows version independent:

  • C:\Windows\System32\Tasks\Advanced System Protector_startup

If you find Advanced System Protector_startup file in any of these locations, your computer is very likely to be infected with the following malware:

IMPORTANT: Malware files can be camouflaged with the same file names as legitimate files. The Advanced System Protector_startup file is associated with malware only if found in the locations listed above.

Notes:

Different Variations of Advanced System Protector_startup File^

File SizeFile Md5Last Seen
3108A48CD1D61B2FD2A38B6B5800AD9DBBABAug 8, 2014
306410DCA393DFD2B021BD7D95AAE5667EB0Aug 11, 2014
30640FF98C33EB106999B8D78DEC1B6CFD17Aug 12, 2014
304862060F4523CC182197564EC625307328Aug 12, 2014
3108AD59A28DE3F008A424755C282E1D6C00Aug 18, 2014
31080D70C8DC3052E81A34D29D203AF7CE42Aug 19, 2014
30501B760F9BCEE274E080FD94F4648D77EAAug 21, 2014
31068E99CF29A50FE1E56521D3012A68AE0BAug 25, 2014
30644D81AFC617311D02FFCE935C48A128F8Aug 28, 2014
30646532BECF26200A50BD72BC844286A482Aug 28, 2014
30644810583BBE77B2BB7A73B65E2F97EC4ASep 5, 2014
3108E2A4EFF51CB7BFD273E3239FFE4C387DSep 5, 2014
309411501B2DA5FEDFACB140CAB1C6057B51Sep 13, 2014
31088EEAA6DCAD379429898713BC1EC4841ESep 18, 2014
30942ECA0927A1EC36C00E8E36F357B8F46FSep 21, 2014
310490894F7CC12B766F4F2A6CA23CFCE8AESep 21, 2014
3108C2691B9262285383EA257AB318CFF1F3Oct 17, 2014
3106EB1C25DE9167C99B82C6CE9F9F180DBFOct 25, 2014
31085E1EAB74D7BBE7FC1FFB28DA3C9FDD35Oct 30, 2014
3108B95243753AA2C7A771CF1B7B943D9B71Oct 30, 2014
31062F2A28D204A41648FEF142D87EC91D77Nov 8, 2014
31104D72C1D601074E53502E8C6B76738308Nov 11, 2014
31088E3DA9B4C8C3B6BA3B3E9609166B3294Dec 26, 2014
3094D242C7DCA5642675B76FD2B5DF37C138Feb 20, 2015
31086855C2CC67984348B40ECE5A778C2F7DApr 21, 2015
3108C24CE1EB33AF806D5A1EBCC3E0E65751Jun 5, 2015
3108310A83464B3FB4996CC199FF5311544EJul 16, 2015
30945492075D0AEE3AE5C65049D621C3015FSep 7, 2015
3096A2AF2B0A6D871460CA725F6B228E87D2Dec 20, 2015
3108E0CC85A62D7B59953955B19B7E791D4EJan 24, 2016
31085C6DF1C88157BC53FFE1891DE9952F96Mar 18, 2016
31087E7F926F331FC15F91560721D89239DEMar 29, 2016
3064DA62B8569227562E3FAD3160DB45C2F1Oct 10, 2016
3050E83534CEEE10EFE537934E9AFA1ED101Jan 29, 2017

Why Is It Important to Remove Malware Files?^

It is imperative that you delete malware-associated files as soon as possible because they can be used - or are already being used - to inflict serious damage on your PC, including:

  • Disrupting the normal functioning of the operating system or rendering it completely useless.
  • Hijacking valuable private information (credit card numbers, passwords, PIN codes, etc.)
  • Directing all your Web searches to the same unwanted or malicious sites.
  • Dramatically slowing down your computer.
  • Gaining total control of your PC to spread viruses and trojans and send out spam.

How to Remove Advanced System Protector_startup^

  1. To enable deleting the Advanced System Protector_startup file, terminate the associated process in the Task Manager as follows:
    • Right-click in the Windows taskbar (a bar that appears along the bottom of the Windows screen) and select Task Manager on the menu.
    • In the Tasks Manager window, click the Processes tab.
    • On the Processes tab, select Advanced System Protector_startup and click End Process.
  2. Using your file explorer, browse to the file using the paths listed in Location of Advanced System Protector_startup and Associated Malware.
  3. Select the file and press SHIFT+Delete on the keyboard.
  4. Click Yes in the confirm deletion dialog box.
  5. Repeat steps 2-4 for each location listed in Location of Advanced System Protector_startup and Associated Malware.
  6. Notes:

    • The deletion of Advanced System Protector_startup will fail if it is locked; that is, it is in use by some application (Windows will display a corresponding message). For instructions on deleting locked files, see Deleting Locked Files.
    • The deletion of Advanced System Protector_startup will fail if your Windows uses the NT File System (NTFS) and you have no write rights for the file. Request your system administrator to grant you write rights for the file.

Deleting Locked Files^

You can delete locked files with the RemoveOnReboot utility. You can install the RemoveOnReboot utility from here.

After you delete a locked file, you need to delete all the references to the file in Windows registry.

To delete a locked file:

  1. Right-click on the file and select Send To -> Remove on Next Reboot on the menu.
  2. Restart your computer.

The file will be deleted on restart.

Note: In the case of complex viruses that can replicate themselves, malware files can reappear in the same locations even after you have deleted those files and restarted your computer. Exterminate It! Antimalware can effectively eradicate such viruses from your computer.

To remove all registry references to a Advanced System Protector_startup malware file:

  1. On the Windows Start menu, click Run.
  2. In the Open box, type regedit and click OK. The Registry Editor window opens.
  3. On the Edit menu, select Find.
  4. In the Find dialog box, type Advanced System Protector_startup. The name of the first found registry value referencing Advanced System Protector_startup is highlighted in the right pane of the Registry Editor window.
  5. Right-click the registry value name and select Delete on the menu.
  6. Click Yes in the Confirm Value Delete dialog box.
  7. To delete all other references to Advanced System Protector_startup, repeat steps 4-6.
IMPORTANT: Malware files can masquerade as legitimate files by using the same file names. To avoid deleting a harmless file, ensure that the Value column for the registry value displays exactly one of the paths listed in Location of Advanced System Protector_startup and Associated Malware.