What is AdvanceElite? This thing keeps showing on my screen. But I don’t know where it comes from. I used my AVG to scan my computer and it reported that this was an adware installed in my computer. And it is said that it will bring many threats to the computer if it is not eliminated promptly. So freaking out I am! How do I get rid of it completely? Please help!
AdvanceElite is a noxious adware virus which can seriously interrupt PC user’s online activities. Once installed, it is used like a puppet by the cyber criminals to take control of the targeted computer remotely. And after that, it will perform some harmful tasks in the background. This adware is capable to change the system settings and Windows Registry once it invade your computer successfully. It is compatible with internet browsers such as Internet Explorer, Chrome and Mozilla Firefox. It is impossible for you to get the search results that you want. Instead, you are redirected to the disgusting commercial websites from which the hackers can gain profit by luring you to visit. And bunch of commercial messages pop up crazily once you open it optionally or out of curiousness. This adware program can be installed in your computer if you conduct online activities like downloading free apps from unknown resources, visiting malicious websites or opening attachment of spam emails. Keep in mind that you should always download software from official websites in order to avoid kinds of viruses online.
AdvanceElite will degrade the performance of the computer and affect your working efficiency. It can also bundle with a lot of unknown executable files, malware that consume huge system resource. As a result, your computer is responding slowly in every process and the responding process makes you feel like it stuck. And it is very annoying to find budges of pop-ups and adware that accompany with it. What is worse, AdvanceElite is a big threat to your privacy like personal information and financial data. It can even steal the email addresses of your contacts and then send spam emails to your contacts using your name without your knowledge. Don’t let it stay in your computer as it will further damage your system with the passage of the time. You should get rid of the AdvanceElite virus completely as soon as possible.
1. It can not only change your web pages, but also alter other settings to add toolbars, pop-up advertisements, and bookmarks that you did not create.
2. It can modify the homepage settings of your web browser, more commonly by reducing your internet security options. And the worse thing is it prevents you from changing them back.
3. New toolbars or Favorites are installed that give you icons and links to web pages that you don’t want.
4. It may block you from visiting certain website you’d like to visit and show an error page instead.
5. It will display constant pop-up ads, sometimes in such large amounts that you are not able to close neither the ads nor the browser.
AdvanceElite Adware hijacks your browser to redirect your web search results and changes the homepage and browser settings. To completely uninstall it from an infected system, manual removal is the first choice because sometimes antivirus software cannot pick up the exact computer threat timely or remove it permanently. Now most browser hijackers are quite similar to spyware and adware threats and therefore cannot be removed with the help of popular antivirus products. Users can follow the manual guide here to get rid of this browser hijacker completely.
1. Clear all the cookies of your affected browsers.
Click on the “Tools” menu and click the “Clear browsing data” button.
Select “Delete cookies and other site data” to delete all cookies from the list.
Open Internet explorer window
Click the “Tools” button
Point to “safety” and then click “delete browsing history”
Tick the “cookies” box, then click “delete”
Click on Tools, then Options, select Privacy
Click “Remove individual cookies”
In the Cookies panel, click on “Show Cookies”
To remove a single cookie click on the entry in the list and click on the “Remove Cookie”
To remove all cookies click on the “Remove All Cookies” button
2. End the malicious process from Task Manager.
Once AdvanceElite is installed, computer user may notice that CPU usage randomly jumps to 100 percent. At any time Windows always has many running processes. A process is an individual task that the computer runs. In general, the more processes, the more work the computer has to do and the slower it will run. If your system’s CPU spike is constant and remain at a constant 90-95%, users should check from Task Manager and see if there is a suspicious process occupying the system resources and then end it immediately.
(The name of the virus process can be random.)
Press Ctrl+Shift+Esc to quickly bring up Task Manager Window：
3. Show hidden files and folders.
Open Folder Options by clicking the Start button, clicking Control Panel, clicking Appearance and Personalization, and then clicking Folder Options.
Click the View tab.
Under Advanced settings, click Show hidden files and folders, uncheck Hide protected operating system files (Recommended) and then click OK.
4. Remove all the malicious files related to AdvanceElite Adware manually.
C:\Documents and Settings\LocalService\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files\*.exe
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main StartPage
Once infected by AdvanceElite, your browser homepage and search engine will be changed to its website automatically. And while AdvanceElite is running, it will block many legitimate Windows applications on your computer. This malicious program is targeted at kidnapping browser to executive malicious actions above to help achieve its designer’s evil goal. As a matter of fact, keeping AdvanceElite in your computer can’t provide you any good, and don’t be cheated by the claim that it is a useful tool to improve your online surfing. On the contrary, it may even cause a complete computer crash. So you should get rid of the virus completely without any delay.
Note: If you are not a computer expert and have no idea how to perform the removal, please contact experts from YooCare Online Tech Support for further help.
Published by & last updated on October 1, 2014 3:17 am