PUA.AdvancedPCTweaker

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Updated: October 01, 2018 1:40:21 PM
Type: Potentially Unwanted App
Infection Length: Varies
Name: Advanced PC Tweaker
Version: 4.2
Publisher: AdvancedPCTweaker.com, Inc
Risk Impact: Low
Systems Affected: Windows

Behavior

PUA.AdvancedPCTweaker is a potentially unwanted application that gives misleading information about issues on the computer. It then asks the user to pay to fix the issues.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version October 01, 2018 revision 006
  • Latest Rapid Release version October 01, 2018 revision 006
  • Initial Daily Certified version October 01, 2018 revision 008
  • Latest Daily Certified version October 01, 2018 revision 008
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date October 03, 2018

Click here for a more detailed description of Rapid Release and Daily Certified virus definitions.

Updated: October 01, 2018 1:40:21 PM
Type: Potentially Unwanted App
Infection Length: Varies
Name: Advanced PC Tweaker
Version: 4.2
Publisher: AdvancedPCTweaker.com, Inc
Risk Impact: Low
Systems Affected: Windows

Once executed, the application creates the following folders:

  • %AllUsersProfile%\Start Menu\Programs\Advanced PC Tweaker
  • %ProgramFiles%\Advanced PC Tweaker
  • %ProgramFiles%\Advanced PC Tweaker\Code

The application creates the following files:
  • %AllUsersProfile%\Start Menu\Programs\Advanced PC Tweaker\Advanced PC Tweaker 1-Click Tweak.lnk
  • %AllUsersProfile%\Start Menu\Programs\Advanced PC Tweaker\Advanced PC Tweaker 1-Click Tweak.lnk
  • %AllUsersProfile%\Start Menu\Programs\Advanced PC Tweaker\Advanced PC Tweaker Help.lnk
  • %AllUsersProfile%\Start Menu\Programs\Advanced PC Tweaker\Advanced PC Tweaker Help.lnk
  • %AllUsersProfile%\Start Menu\Programs\Advanced PC Tweaker\Advanced PC Tweaker on the Web.lnk
  • %AllUsersProfile%\Start Menu\Programs\Advanced PC Tweaker\Advanced PC Tweaker on the Web.lnk
  • %AllUsersProfile%\Start Menu\Programs\Advanced PC Tweaker\Advanced PC Tweaker.lnk
  • %AllUsersProfile%\Start Menu\Programs\Advanced PC Tweaker\Advanced PC Tweaker.lnk
  • %AllUsersProfile%\Start Menu\Programs\Advanced PC Tweaker\Uninstall Advanced PC Tweaker.lnk
  • %AllUsersProfile%\Start Menu\Programs\Advanced PC Tweaker\Uninstall Advanced PC Tweaker.lnk
  • %SystemDrive%\Documents and Settings\AutoVM\Application Data\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch\Advanced PC Tweaker.lnk
  • %SystemDrive%\Documents and Settings\AutoVM\Desktop\Advanced PC Tweaker 1-Click Tweak.lnk
  • %SystemDrive%\Documents and Settings\AutoVM\Desktop\Advanced PC Tweaker.lnk
  • %ProgramFiles%\Advanced PC Tweaker\AdvancedPCTweaker.exe
  • %ProgramFiles%\Advanced PC Tweaker\AdvancedPCTweaker.url
  • %ProgramFiles%\Advanced PC Tweaker\APCTHelp.chm
  • %ProgramFiles%\Advanced PC Tweaker\APCTUpdate.exe
  • %ProgramFiles%\Advanced PC Tweaker\APTEMail.exe
  • %ProgramFiles%\Advanced PC Tweaker\errorlist.txt
  • %ProgramFiles%\Advanced PC Tweaker\ExcludedList.dat
  • %ProgramFiles%\Advanced PC Tweaker\JunkFile.dat
  • %ProgramFiles%\Advanced PC Tweaker\OneClick.exe
  • %ProgramFiles%\Advanced PC Tweaker\ScanResult
  • %ProgramFiles%\Advanced PC Tweaker\unins000.dat
  • %ProgramFiles%\Advanced PC Tweaker\unins000.exe
  • %ProgramFiles%\Advanced PC Tweaker\Update.ini

The application creates the following registry subkeys:
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Advanced PC Tweaker_is1
  • HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-842925246-1580818891-682003330-1004\Software\Advanced PC Tweaker

Next, the application creates the following registry entries:
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Advanced PC Tweaker_is1\"Inno Setup: Setup Version" = "5.3.6 (a)"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Advanced PC Tweaker_is1\"Inno Setup: App Path" = "%ProgramFiles%\Advanced PC Tweaker"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Advanced PC Tweaker_is1\"Inno Setup: App Path" = "%ProgramFiles%\Advanced PC Tweaker"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Advanced PC Tweaker_is1\"InstallLocation" = "%ProgramFiles%\Advanced PC Tweaker\"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Advanced PC Tweaker_is1\"InstallLocation" = "%ProgramFiles%\Advanced PC Tweaker\"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Advanced PC Tweaker_is1\"Inno Setup: Icon Group" = "Advanced PC Tweaker"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Advanced PC Tweaker_is1\"Inno Setup: Icon Group" = "Advanced PC Tweaker"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Advanced PC Tweaker_is1\"Inno Setup: User" = "AutoVM"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Advanced PC Tweaker_is1\"Inno Setup: Selected Tasks" = "desktopicon,quicklaunchicon"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Advanced PC Tweaker_is1\"Inno Setup: Deselected Tasks" = ""
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Advanced PC Tweaker_is1\"DisplayName" = "Advanced PC Tweaker v4.2"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Advanced PC Tweaker_is1\"DisplayName" = "Advanced PC Tweaker v4.2"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Advanced PC Tweaker_is1\"UninstallString" = ""%ProgramFiles%\Advanced PC Tweaker\unins000.exe""
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Advanced PC Tweaker_is1\"UninstallString" = ""%ProgramFiles%\Advanced PC Tweaker\unins000.exe""
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Advanced PC Tweaker_is1\"QuietUninstallString" = ""%ProgramFiles%\Advanced PC Tweaker\unins000.exe" /SILENT"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Advanced PC Tweaker_is1\"QuietUninstallString" = ""%ProgramFiles%\Advanced PC Tweaker\unins000.exe" /SILENT"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Advanced PC Tweaker_is1\"DisplayVersion" = "4.2"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Advanced PC Tweaker_is1\"Publisher" = "AdvancedPCTweaker.com, Inc."
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Advanced PC Tweaker_is1\"URLInfoAbout" = "http://www.AdvancedPCTweaker.com"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Advanced PC Tweaker_is1\"HelpLink" = "http://www.AdvancedPCTweaker.com"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Advanced PC Tweaker_is1\"URLUpdateInfo" = "http://www.AdvancedPCTweaker.com"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Advanced PC Tweaker_is1\"NoModify" = "1"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Advanced PC Tweaker_is1\"NoRepair" = "1"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Advanced PC Tweaker_is1\"InstallDate" = "20180926"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Advanced PC Tweaker_is1\"MajorVersion" = "4"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Advanced PC Tweaker_is1\"MinorVersion" = "2"
  • HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-842925246-1580818891-682003330-1004\Software\Microsoft\Windows\ShellNoRoam\MUICache\C:\inf\306c623f5310924b602302fd3e2b31a28a7e52dd0b2acc99cd803b6e95350336\"306c623f5310924b602302fd3e2b31a28a7e52dd0b2acc99cd803b6e95350336.exe" = "Advanced PC Tweaker Setup"
  • HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-842925246-1580818891-682003330-1004\Software\Microsoft\Windows\ShellNoRoam\MUICache\%ProgramFiles%\Advanced PC Tweaker\"AdvancedPCTweaker.exe" = "Advanced PC Tweaker"
  • HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-842925246-1580818891-682003330-1004\Software\Microsoft\Windows\ShellNoRoam\MUICache\%ProgramFiles%\Advanced PC Tweaker\"AdvancedPCTweaker.exe" = "Advanced PC Tweaker"
  • HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-842925246-1580818891-682003330-1004\Software\Advanced PC Tweaker\"HomePage" = "http://www.AdvancedPCTweaker.com"
  • HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-842925246-1580818891-682003330-1004\Software\Advanced PC Tweaker\"RegisterURL" = "https://safecart.com/qiwang/.pc-tweaker"
  • HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-842925246-1580818891-682003330-1004\Software\Advanced PC Tweaker\"HelpURL" = "http://www.AdvancedPCTweaker.com/help/"
  • HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-842925246-1580818891-682003330-1004\Software\Advanced PC Tweaker\"RenewURL" = "http://www.cheesesoft.com/support/customer-area/member-login/"
  • HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-842925246-1580818891-682003330-1004\Software\Advanced PC Tweaker\"CheckUpdate" = "1"
  • HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-842925246-1580818891-682003330-1004\Software\Advanced PC Tweaker\"NotAutoBackup" = "0"
  • HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-842925246-1580818891-682003330-1004\Software\Advanced PC Tweaker\"OneScheduleOfWeek" = "1"
  • HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-842925246-1580818891-682003330-1004\Software\Advanced PC Tweaker\"SelectAll" = "1"
  • HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-842925246-1580818891-682003330-1004\Software\Advanced PC Tweaker\"Version" = "4.2"
  • HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-842925246-1580818891-682003330-1004\Software\Advanced PC Tweaker\"OneTime" = "0"

The application performs a scan and displays misleading information about issues on the computer.

The application then asks the user to pay in order to fix the listed issues.

Updated: October 01, 2018 1:40:21 PM
Type: Potentially Unwanted App
Infection Length: Varies
Name: Advanced PC Tweaker
Version: 4.2
Publisher: AdvancedPCTweaker.com, Inc
Risk Impact: Low
Systems Affected: Windows

You may have arrived at this page either because you have been alerted by your Symantec product about this risk, or you are concerned that your computer has been affected by this risk.

Before proceeding further we recommend that you run a full system scan. If that does not resolve the problem you can try one of the options available below.



FOR NORTON USERS
If you are a Norton product user, we recommend you try the following resources to remove this risk.


Removal Tool


If you have an infected Windows system file, you may need to replace it using the Windows installation CD .


How to reduce the risk of infection
The following resources provide further information and best practices to help reduce the risk of infection.



FOR BUSINESS USERS
If you are a Symantec business product user, we recommend you try the following resources to remove this risk.


Identifying and submitting suspect files
Submitting suspicious files to Symantec allows us to ensure that our protection capabilities keep up with the ever-changing threat landscape. Submitted files are analyzed by Symantec Security Response and, where necessary, updated definitions are immediately distributed through LiveUpdate™ to all Symantec end points. This ensures that other computers nearby are protected from attack. The following resources may help in identifying suspicious files for submission to Symantec.


Removal Tool

If you have an infected Windows system file, you may need to replace it using the Windows installation CD .


How to reduce the risk of infection
The following resource provides further information and best practices to help reduce the risk of infection.
Protecting your business network



MANUAL REMOVAL
The following instructions pertain to all current Symantec antivirus products.


1. Performing a full system scan
For information on how to run a full system scan using your Symantec product, follow the guidance given in the product's Help section.


2. Restoring settings in the registry
Many risks make modifications to the registry, which could impact the functionality or performance of the compromised computer. While many of these modifications can be restored through various Windows components, it may be necessary to edit the registry. See in the Technical Details of this writeup for information about which registry keys were created or modified. Delete registry subkeys and entries created by the risk and return all modified registry entries to their previous values.