Remove Advanced Identity Protector

Advanced Identity Protector is a Windows application that claims to safeguard your identity while online. It offers a number of features, like scanning web browsers, emails, and registry entries. Advanced Identity Protector can also wipe out traces of personal information used on a browser’s online forms.

At first glance, Advanced Identity Protector seems to be a useful tool to protect personal information while surfing the web. However, there were reports that this program was linked to some adware and a potentially unwanted program (PUP). Moreover, some browser redirects force computer users to arrive at Advanced Identity Protector’s official website and trick them to download and pay for this program. In some instances, a visited web page will issue a false warning stating several issues with the computer. Then, it will advise them to call (855) 737-4053. This customer service section is another section that aims to mislead users to download Advanced Identity Protector.

Image of Advanced Identity Protector scanner

Once Advanced Identity Protector is installed on the computer, it can run a scan during Windows start-up. Then, the program will identify dozens of risks found on the computer. The user will be prompted for a bunch of identity traces; however, fixing this issue requires the user to pay for the full version of Advanced Identity Protector. This is a clear money-making scheme by rogue program authors. Scare tactics are widely used to mislead users into purchasing unknown and suspicious tools.

Image of Advanced Identity Protector registration

Instead of wasting money to fix the computer with the registered version of Advanced Identity Protector, we highly suggest removing it as soon as possible. Then, run a thorough scan of the anti-malware program. This will find and delete any objects linked to the rogue program and other PUPs.

Advanced Identity Protector Removal Procedure

Below is a systematic instruction that is very useful in getting rid of rogue program on compromised Windows computers. Aside from removing the unwanted application, this guide is also helpful for deleting associated adware and malware. In order to totally eliminate the threat, it is vital to follow the process in exact manner.

Step 1 : Scan the PC with Combo Cleaner for Windows

Combo Cleaner is a trusted PC security and optimization tool equipped with a powerful virus and malware detection engine. This program can get rid of adware like Advanced Identity Protector through this procedure.

1. Download the application from the following page:

2. Save the file to your preferred location.

3. Double-click the downloaded file CCSetup.exe and install with the default settings.

4. At the end of the setup process, click Finish to run Combo Cleaner.

5. The tool will update the database file; please wait for this process to complete.

6. To begin checking for threats like Advanced Identity Protector, click on the Start Scan button. Wait for this scan to finish.

Screenshot of Combo Cleaner PC

7. At the end of the scan process, click on Remove all threats to delete Advanced Identity Protector hijacker, including all malicious objects from the computer.

To fully optimize the features of antivirus and privacy scanners, users may have to upgrade to the premium version.

Please continue with the succeeding removal procedures if you are comfortable manually getting rid of the threat and malicious items linked to it.

Step 2 : End the running process of Advanced Identity Protector

1. On your keyboard, press Ctrl + Alt + Del to open Task Manager. Alternatively, you can right-click on the Windows Taskbar and click on Task Manager from the list.

2. When Task Manager opens, be sure that you are viewing the Processes tab. Select Advanced Identity Protector or a suspicious item. If it is in disguise as a different program, please take note of the malware name, as we will have to uninstall it later.

Screenshot of Task Manager

3. Next, click on End Task button located on the upper part of the window.

4. You may now close Task Manager and proceed with the next step.

Step 3 : Uninstall Advanced Identity Protector from Windows

1. On your keyboard, press Windows Key + R. Type the appwiz.cpl command and click OK.

Screenshot of Run Command

2. The Program and Features window will open. Arrange the list in a chronological manner, with recently installed applications on top. To do this, click on the 'Installed On' column.

Screenshot of Program and Featires

3. Select Advanced Identity Protector or a recently installed suspicious entry from the list.

4. Click on Uninstall to remove it from the Windows system.

Step 4 : Verify by Running Sophos Home

Ensure that the computer is already free from adware, malware, or viruses by running another scan using Sophos. This is an effective antivirus tool that can detect malicious items other security software failed to identify.

1. Please click on the link below to download the program.

2. After downloading, locate the file SophosInstall.exe in the Downloads folder.

3. Install by double-clicking on the file.

4. If it prompts "Do you want to allow this app to make changes on your device?" please click Yes.

5. Next, it will display the Terms and Conditions page. Click the Install button to begin.

Screenshot of Terms by Sophos Home

6. Run the installation with the default settings. Please note that an internet connection is required in order to download important updates.

7. After finishing the installation, you must login to the dashboard. If you already have a Sophos account, please login. Otherwise, please enter your details and click on the Create Account button.

8. Once you are in the Sophos Home console, click the Scan button to start checking the computer for Advanced Identity Protector components.

Screenshot of Sophos Home

9. Scanning may take a while; please wait for this process to finish.

10. After scanning the computer, Sophos Home will start cleaning or deleting files infected with Advanced Identity Protector.

11. You may now close Sophos Home. The computer is now free from Advanced Identity Protector, as well as associated malware and viruses.

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