Advanced SystemCare Free

Advanced SystemCare Free

Editors' Rating:
3
Good
Average User Rating:
4.2
out of 11929 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
7.4.0.474
File Size:
36.87MB
Date Added:
August 25, 2014
Price:
Free; paid upgrade available
Operating Systems:
Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7/8
Total Downloads:
112,508,215
Downloads Last Week:
125,771
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Additional Requirements:
Not available

Editors' review

Advanced SystemCare Free is a Swiss Army Knife of a PC utility. It comes with a suite of optimization tools, including an uninstaller, one-click registry fixes, defragmenters, and more.

Pros:

Lots of tools: IOBit's everything-but-the-kitchen-sink approach to Advanced SystemCare means you're bound to find something useful for your machine in its massive library of tools, tweakers, and cleaners.

One-click fix: Despite its daunting list of options, users shouldn't have trouble finding some kind of fix-all option. When in doubt, most users will probably opt for just that.

Cons:

Lackluster redesign: Claims of a Metro-friendly redesign amount to nothing more than color changes, font tweaks to a thinner sans-serif type, and icon packs. Many tools are shortcuts to separate applications that are visually inconsistent and offer questionable value over default tools.

Tedious uninstallation: Advanced SystemCare's setup is like a collection of shortcuts to other downloads. SystemCare's toolbox behaves more like a glorified stub installer for IOBit's other products than a true all-in-one program. Even after uninstalling SystemCare, you're forced to uninstall each individual app separately.

Bottom Line:

At first glance, Advanced SystemCare has everything you would think you'd ever need to keep a PC in tip-top shape: uninstallers, driver updaters, and so on. However, not all are better alternatives than their stock counterparts. For example, the Windows 8 Process Explorer is a much more usable solution.

Advanced SystemCare's user experience is a mixed bag. We didn't have any trouble opting for a one-click-fix solution for many of our computer "issues," but we took that option because of information overload.

If you have absolutely no security or tweaking tools, then it might be worth taking a look at Advanced SystemCare. The uninstallation process is tedious and inefficient, because the product treats each feature as a separate app. For defrag tools, malware protection, and even process explorers, we recommend downloading separate alternatives that offer a more focused but higher-quality approach to their respective tasks.

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  • All Versions:

    4.2

    out of 11929 votes

    • 5 star: 6189
    • 4 star: 3945
    • 3 star: 664
    • 2 star: 307
    • 1 star: 824
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  • 3 stars

    "Repeated scans always shows issues not sure it is real!"

    August 26, 2014   |   By Barry_Straughan

    Version: Advanced SystemCare 7.3.0.457

    Pros

    I have the Pro version that cost about $20 a year. It looks like it scans and fixes lots!

    Cons

    Not sure it is really fixing anything. I have scanned up to 4 times one after the last and each time it says there are privacy issues or internet problems. I do a scan, it finds all kinds of problems, I tell it to fix them then repeat the process but do not go back on line. IT then shows I have a bunch of new problems I fix and repeat to only find new problems. Looks like a scam to me!

    Summary

    Looks like a scam to me! Does anyone know it is for real?!

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  • 5 stars

    "Great product... with a little annoyances"

    August 22, 2014   |   By yennefer15

    Version: Advanced SystemCare Free 7.3.0.459

    Pros

    Keep your PC in tip top shape and finds lots of fixes other utility programs miss! Super value for a freebie!

    Cons

    Some of its included items are "pay only" but the worst problem is that ASC is always changing its interface! C'mon guys, get a style and stick with it!

    Summary

    Very good product; had to dock 1/2 star for a little cumbersome, inconsistent UI.

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  • 5 stars

    "Worth it totally"

    August 22, 2014   |   By FatGirlJacki

    Version: Advanced SystemCare Free 7.3.0.459

    Pros

    I had problems with a brand new laptop. Installed this & right away I could tell the difference. It's exactly what my computer needed & it's kept it running smooth ever since. I won't be uninstalling this app ever.

    Cons

    What cons?

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  • 5 stars

    "Five Star program"

    August 20, 2014   |   By B.Watt Bulb

    Version: Advanced SystemCare Free 7.3.0.459

    Pros

    This program works in the background, and lets you know when the computer needs to run, the software for clean up..... I have been using this Iobit ASC for the past few years, and my computer never was better.....Their staff, and Tech personal are top notch experts from right here in the good old USA... No being transferred to the middle east, or some South American country ..... When you call, you get someone you can fully understand.... That makes me a happy man, and not a frustrated man, because me ears can't fix the broken English.... God Bless Texas...

    Cons

    I have no cons . This company is great !

    Summary

    I would recommend the makers of this program ASC 7 by Iobit if you want solid protection...Most other companies, that make similar software are out of the country, and claim to do better. Then when their is a problem, you can't get anyone who speaks fluent English....... Good Luck with that ! ( I'll stick with Texas )

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  • 5 stars

    "This free suite does wonders after reinstalling Windows"

    August 17, 2014   |   By vpiotet

    Version: Advanced SystemCare Free 7.3.0.459

    Pros

    The free suite Advance Syustem Care version 7,and the ASC version 8 Beta all work flawlessly for me. The PRO upgrade brought many improvements and no problems. The TURBO BOOST significantly improved my PC responsiveness..
    The DRIVER BOOST found 10 obsolete drivers. Its fast enough to run at boot time.
    After Microsoft WindowsUpdate somehow was not working after a WIN 7 reinstallation, this free suite found and fixed 50 security holes.
    After that, Microsofts Windows Update worked again !
    The TURBO BOOST works well and makes my PCsignificantly faster in seconds.
    Gone are the days when we laboriously turned off services as recommended by Black Viper
    The Performance monitor is a jewel of simplicity and effectiveness
    Littlle, easy-to-read summary graphs indicate performance at a glance.
    Want to dig deeper ? Click on these summary graphs and the detailed performance
    graphs provided by Microsoft Windows appear.

    Cons

    Sure, uninstallation could be simplified, but this is insignificant in view of the time and effort saved by this free suite and the peace of mind it gives !.

    Summary

    BRAVO IOBIT FOR THIS VERY USEFUL SUITE !

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  • 5 stars

    "A nice tool to have, Especially the paid version."

    August 11, 2014   |   By khalid010

    Version: Advanced SystemCare Free 7.3.0.459

    Pros

    Everything the product says it does, it performs it superbly well,...my notebooks [I have 2 of them] have NEVER run so well or quickly as they do when I installed & used advanced system care Pro...the FREE version is good but the Pro is excellent, and when you upgrade to PRO version...WOW...everything just snaps into focus, and at lightening speed too....fantastic program. ! A must have

    Cons

    No Catches

    Summary

    A nice tool to have if you dont wanna run several applications to speed and cleanup your system.

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  • 5 stars

    "SUPER PROGRAM !"

    August 08, 2014   |   By wouldyou

    Version: Advanced SystemCare Free 7.3.0.459

    Pros

    everything the product says it does, it performs it superbly well,...my pc's [I have 3 of them] have NEVER run so well or quickly as they do when I installed & used advanced system care...the FREE version is excellent, but when you upgrade to PRO version...WOW...everything just snaps into focus, and at lightening speed too....fantastic program. !

    Cons

    NONE AT ALL...JUST GO GET IT,!

    Summary

    ALL THE SCEPTICS OUT THERE, DO YOURSELF & YR PC A FOVOUR....JUST GO AHEAD & INSTALL IT...YOU CERTAINLY WONT REGRET IT AT ALL...

    Updated on Aug 8, 2014

    just recently. i re-formatted my pc to a factory condition, i had a problem with A/S,CARE PRO, in that the program wouldn't accept the license code for it...after contact with A/S CARE TEAM, it worked superbly again after coding was accepted...first class aftercare by a dedicated help team...WELL DONE YET AGAIN.

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  • 4 stars

    "Good deal."

    August 07, 2014   |   By Raziel1988

    Version: Advanced SystemCare Free 7.3.0.459

    Pros

    ASC does everything. I no longer feel like I need to run 30 different programs to fix up my computer

    Cons

    It's a free version so it does miss a little, but hardly worth worrying about.

    Summary

    Use it. I'm like the family computer fix it guy. When my family needs their computers fixed up I'm their guy. Having ASC on their computer is a major help.

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  • 1 stars

    "Messed up my computer big time!"

    August 06, 2014   |   By chefmarie90

    Version: Advanced SystemCare Free 7.3.0.459

    Pros

    I thought it was working!

    Cons

    Caused my windows 8 apps to stop working and won't update,will not update to windows 8.1.I'm signed into a temporary user account that I can't get out of,now I have to back up my files on my hard drive and restore my computer back to the factory .I was told this program may have downloaded stuff on my computer that is controlling it,also my browser keeps opening by itself .Really annoying .

    Summary

    I see this hasn't happened to other people best of luck! I will not be installing this again, I see 823 have only given it 1 star That's a large Number!

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  • 5 stars

    "i use it for some time ago"

    August 03, 2014   |   By marioumarios400

    Version: Advanced SystemCare Free 7.3.0.459

    Pros

    nice design fast scanning it does improve computer performance

    Cons

    idk nothing

    Summary

    i use this one with ccleaner some time ago but now i use 360 total security and i clean my windows from there.

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