Advanced System Optimizer

Advanced System Optimizer

Download Editors' Rating:
4.5
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
3.1
out of 389 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    3.5.1000.13999
  • Total Downloads:
    2,103,216
  • Date Added:
    Aug. 01, 2012
  • Price:
    Free to try (Scan only, fix-disabled); $39.95 to buy (Buy it now)
  • File Size:
    14.4MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    674
  • Platform:
    Windows

Editors' Review

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Advanced System Optimizer 3 gives people a comprehensive suite of utilities fronted by an interface that showcases an excellent use of color-coded icons, making banal system tasks easy to complete--if not exciting. However, its restrictive trial could prevent some people from fully exploring the program.

The program attempts to be all things to all people, and includes tools that can be split into three categories: maintenance, security, and backup. Advanced System Optimizer focuses on the maintenance side of things, and includes a Registry optimizer and cleaner, a disk defragmenter, a disk repair utility that claims to fix errors before drive failure, an explorer for managing disk usage by file type and size, a memory optimizer for freeing RAM, a game mode, and a driver updater. Security is not the focus here, but it does include malware protection, secure deletion, and a file encryption utility. Backup and recovery features include rescuing deleted files, a backup manager that streamlines restoration, and a separate system file backup and restore feature. The Smart PC Care feature is new, and allows users to run multiple maintenance tasks with one click.

The new main window is well-crafted and takes a page from security suites by providing status updates in one place, letting you know what the problems are in general terms. At the end of a scan, a small Details link will appear to the right of the scan type. Click it to drill down to see specifically which files, Registry entries, or cookies will be deleted. The harsh trial compares favorably with its competitors, but, like them, it's so tight that most users will find it challenging to fairly evaluate the program's efficacy.

Editors' note, November 6, 2009: The review has been updated to fix an inaccuracy, but the overall score has not changed.

 
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  • Current Version

    3.9

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    out of 389 votes

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5 stars

"A.S.O. v3+ REIGNS SUPREME"

October 05, 2012  |  By ReplyToADumbArse

 |  Version: Advanced System Optimizer 3.5.1000.13999

Pros

Lately A.S.O. Has been the reigning king of the all-in-one suites as no lockups or hangs as with earlier versions the security malware blocking module would lock system up hang and have to be shut off at TaskManager, NOT SO in the last two months, superb performance. ok with that being said, to You both, I now in reply to:

Cons

CNET EDITOR:

Yes A.S.O. v3+ Not ONLY CLAIMS TO FIX HARD DRIVE ERRORS... '"IT DOES BY ALL MEANS'" AS do some other utilities (names withheld). In fact (if one scans for surface errors on the suspect hard drive) it sets bad sectors (if any are encountered during scan) as allocated so they will not be used again (if one wants that) and so yeah in effect it 'TRULY FIXES DRIVE ISSUES' Drive lifespans (on 24/7) vary, but I replace my drives after they have been in use (and health of them declines to under 48%) after being on 24/7 for 2-3 years they are bound to fail depending upon the quality of said drive(s)... w.d. velociraptors can go many years without replacement and after 3 years my two 300GB drives are still well over 70-73% health. BUT I paid hefty for them also... SEE END OF SUMMARY FOR (MORE INFO ON THIS)

Summary

At any rate; Hands down the clear winner of the all-in-one maintenance/ security/ tweak/ 'fix it' suites is by far A.S.O. v3+ (latest 10/2012 version) I have tried them all (names with-held) which to date the number is at: 16 suites tried, A.S.O. still is hands down the one that I have installed on all five (5) PC's here. Why? It covers (nearly 98% of all Our major PC concerns here, and it is 98% automated (once a schedule is set for each module) AND it leaves not a thing out that concerns me whatsoever. Auslogic's Boost Speed V5.x+ and above includes (some) a few additional tweaks that A.S.O. does not have, but they are nice-a-ties is all they are. A.S.O. includes heaps more than A.B.S. and overall ranks a lot higher it includes it all (nearly), and so:

THE BEST PC (ALL-IN-ONE)
Maintenance/ Security/ Tweak/ Fixer/ Monitor IS:

#1 A.S.O. (Advanced System Optimizer) V3+ *IMDPCUE

#2 AUSLOGIC'S BOOST SPEED V5.x ( Fabulous Suite, but has a few more bugs than A.S.O., yet includes a few nice-a-ties A.S.O. Does not include that let You set some system registries to allow/ dis-allow minor settings such as messaging the user and User GUI settings within the O.S. and related softwares for overall User XPerience(s). A.S.O. has more that matters, and handles those matters nicely and automatically. and that's why it's #1 with Us here. Cheers to set it forget it computing!

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My lower quality drives (on 24/7 same amount of time) are at 53% health! The life of solid state drives is a lot less, as the chips wear out sooner than platter media (legacy drives). Single switching drives which big companies use (single cell memory) last a lengthier time, and are much faster, but lifespans of SSD's are far shorter than that of platter media (legacy drives). You pay hefty for multi-switch SSD's and extremely more-so for single-switch SSD's.

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5 stars

"Why the negative reviews?"

October 05, 2012  |  By super14man1

 |  Version: Advanced System Optimizer 3.5.1000.13999

Pros

This program works great and has an excellent antimalware in it.

Cons

Driver Updator sucks.

Summary

Great Ultitiies thats why it is #1

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5 stars

"Excellent utility for PC"

October 04, 2012  |  By marvin_joy

 |  Version: Advanced System Optimizer 3.5.1000.13999

Pros

easy and fast, does its job well.

Cons

no complaints so far.

Summary

It's better than most programs of this category.

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1 stars

"Rubbish Rubbish Rubbish is a rip off"

September 26, 2012  |  By grizzly-wa

 |  Version: Advanced System Optimizer 3.5.1000.13999

Pros

Rubbish Rubbish Rubbish is a rip off

Cons

Rubbish Rubbish Rubbish is a rip off

Summary

Rubbish x 10 Rubbish Rubbish all this stuff is a rip off

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5 stars

"The product has become a daily use tool for me."

September 17, 2012  |  By MarcAmarion

 |  Version: Advanced System Optimizer 3.5.1000.13999

Pros

Managing the startup processes have become easier and the Registry Repair and Temporary File Clean-Up is just a 1 click matter now. Routine updates keep the product upto mark.

Cons

no cons as such.

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5 stars

"Advanced System Optimizer is the best malware program."

September 06, 2012  |  By Niko723

 |  Version: Advanced System Optimizer 3.5.1000.13999

Pros

It does everything, from checking and removing malware to defragging.

Cons

I have not found any cons yet.

Summary

It is the best all around software for my PC I have used to date!!

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5 stars

"This Includes A Security Tool."

September 04, 2012  |  By rioshenry36

 |  Version: Advanced System Optimizer 3.5.1000.13999

Pros

Nice concept of developing an all in 1 product. Most importantly there is an Antispyware also in this suite.
Worth for $ as if gonna buy Individual Tools then it may raise the expense to more then 10 times.
Almost everything is there.

Cons

The complete PC scan with various utilities some times take more time. Else is fine.

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1 stars

"Downloaded the product went downhill from there"

August 31, 2012  |  By budinspokane

 |  Version: Advanced System Optimizer 3.5.1000.13999

Pros

No Pros, after it was used, it destroyed my computer to the point it wouldn't work--cost me 300 dollars to fix it using the toll free help number provided by Advanced System Optimizer--bad deal all the way around--stay away from their registry fixer--much better to go to a computer company or the Geeks at best buy and have them optimize your computer

Cons

The Registry fixer takes out everything---a computer technician should be the only person using this program--it even kept system restore from working--changed the screen layout--slowed the computer to a snails pace--really screwed up my computer--cost 300 dollars to fix using their company

Summary

Do not buy and C-net should not recommend it--NOBODY SHOULD RECOMMEND THIS PRODUCT


Advance Optimizer ran a scan and showed hundreds of errors--the computer was just scanned by a tech and there were some errors but mostly in the registry and didn't even come close to 100 much less 1000--might dump a bunch of stuff onto your computer to make you think you need their program--something rotten in Denmark as the old saying goes--had to buy the program to fix the problems--it pretty much wiped out my computer when they ran the fix especially the registry cleaner--only let a trained technician do this

Updated on Sep 11, 2012

Do not buy nor use unless you are an expert on computers. The Registry cleaner etc totally put my computer out of commission. It even disabled the restore to a different time option. Changed the display to a resolution that was so low it was hard to read. They had a help number to call and I did. Cost 300 dollars to fix my computer.

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5 stars

"I like it..."

August 06, 2012  |  By donedwards19

 |  Version: Advanced System Optimizer 3.5.1000.13999

Pros

Nice tool to take care of various sections of the computer.
Can be used in routine to keep the overall system optimized as the name suggests.... Advanced System Optimizer.

Cons

Why is it compulsory to add Cons ?

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2 stars

"Medium, no match for Toolwiz,no Registry cleaner"

August 05, 2012  |  By WarlockOrange777

 |  Version: Advanced System Optimizer 3.5.1000.13999

Pros

Shows free RAM

Cons

no match for Toolwiz,no Registry cleaner

Summary

Better buy ARO

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 3.5.1000.13999
Version 3.5.1000.13999 has following modifications: All new ASO System Protector with improved scan engine. .
General
Publisher Systweak
Publisher web site http://www.systweak.com
Release Date July 31, 2012
Date Added August 01, 2012
Version 3.5.1000.13999
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory System Utilities
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows Server 2008, Windows XP, Windows 2003, Windows, Windows Vista, Windows 7
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 14.4MB
File Name aso3setup_d_com_asoupdate.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 2,103,216
Downloads Last Week 674
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations Scan only, fix-disabled
Price $39.95

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