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Advanced SystemCare Free

CNET Editors' review

This utility offers a one-stop-shop for cleaning and maintaining your computer for better overall system performance. The interface is very simple, featuring only a few buttons, which makes it easy to get down to cleaning immediately (in fact, it automatically runs on start-up) and doesn't confuse you with multiple steps.

The Maintain Windows section focuses on four areas of maintenance: spyware removal, Registry cleaning, a privacy sweep, and deletion of junk files. The Diagnose System button provides system optimization tools, detects spyware, defragments your disk, and scans for hijacked Windows settings. In our tests the scan and clean for each of these areas took less than 10 minutes to complete. In many of these scans, it is difficult to tell what exactly is being accomplished by some of the tools, but we were able to test against other trusted apps, which confirmed Advanced SystemCare's efficacy in those areas.

Under the utilities section you are given several tools, which are similar to plug-ins, for other areas of optimization and diagnostic tests. Overall, Advanced SystemCare Free is a good way to maintain your system's speed and clear out junk files, but you'll need to remember to run it regularly because scheduling of scans is only available in the paid Pro version.

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All User Reviews
  • All versions:

    4.2 stars

    out of 11,872 votes

    • 5 star: 6157
    • 4 star: 3935
    • 3 star: 661
    • 2 star: 304
    • 1 star: 815
  • Current version:

    4.2 stars

    out of 269 votes

    • 5 star: 136
    • 4 star: 98
    • 3 star: 11
    • 2 star: 5
    • 1 star: 19
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  • 5.0 stars

    "Outstanding! I have installed it on 100's of computers"

    June 29, 2009  |   By robtb

    Version: Advanced SystemCare Free 3.2.0

    Pros

    It does what it is designed to do. It is simple to use, it is quick & thorough. It not only removers dead files from the entire system and it prevents 1,000's of malicious cookies from being installed.

    Cons

    I have no dislikes about the product!

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  • 4.0 stars

    "I always use this program everyday."

    May 4, 2009  |   By 84phonegyi

    Version: Advanced SystemCare Free 3.2.0

    Pros

    I like new content of internet booster.

    Cons

    There are none that i don't like.

    Summary

    Now i don't want to tell anything,when i have more experiences i can tell you something.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "convenient for me"

    April 29, 2009  |   By engkeeng

    Version: Advanced SystemCare Free 3.2.0

    Pros

    easy to use

    Cons

    not that I know of.

    Summary

    easy to operate, quick & does a good job!

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Fast and Effective! I love this program!"

    April 27, 2009  |   By grenny4031

    Version: Advanced SystemCare Free 3.2.0

    Pros

    The fact that it is a fast program that does the job. I have tried it against the program I have been using and it does the job quicker and just as effective as my old program. Honestly, I am amazed and pleased.

    Cons

    I wish I could do a "full" or "deep" scan with it. It seems to me that it comes close to accomplishing this act. I understand that it might take a bit longer, but I still think it would be faster than my old program.

    Summary

    If I do not want to sit in front of my computer for an "hour" or more, or leave my computer up "scanning" while I go to sleep or rest, then this is the best program. As I said, it is very fast, I love this. I have Fibromyalgia, and there are times when I must get off the computer ASAP. This program does the job for me and I do not have to worry about leaving my computer up and running. My sister was visiting me for a few days and she too is a computer addict. I should her this program and did a comparison with my old program and she was absolutely amazed also. Thank you so very much for giving me access to this wonderful program. Also living on a fixed income, I cannot afford expensive programs. This program having the free download is wonderful. And I will say it again. I never expected to get this speed, these results from a free download. Thank you again.

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  • 4.0 stars

    "I don't trust any program"

    April 27, 2009  |   By Mr. Michael Robertson

    Version: Advanced SystemCare Free 3.2.0

    Pros

    ease of use with helps

    Cons

    nothing I don't like.

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  • 4.0 stars

    "So far, so good, better that others I''ve used."

    April 26, 2009  |   By TimmyTadpole

    Version: Advanced SystemCare Free 3.2.0

    Pros

    I like its comprehensive nature. Speed, ease and clarity also impress. May upgrade, if another program I purchased, but will not load, keeps giving me trouble.

    Cons

    I'm anxious about some of the other comments and user's reports of troubles.

    Summary

    Again, I've been having troubles with my computer using most all of its memory, performing slowly and creating "the blue screen of death." Mea culpa on most problems, and I can learn.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "alwaysI use this program before I turn off my computer"

    April 26, 2009  |   By allenawf

    Version: Advanced SystemCare Free 3.2.0

    Pros

    This is one terrific program, giving me several options of keeping my computer in top running condition. It does the jobs it was designed for and it does them quickly and efficiantly.

    Cons

    nothing to dislike

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  • 5.0 stars

    "I love this!"

    April 26, 2009  |   By ShatteredHeart17

    Version: Advanced SystemCare Free 3.2.0

    Pros

    It works quickly, speeds up my computer, and is free!

    Cons

    There is really nothing I don't like.

    Summary

    I can't believe how much better this is than McAfee! Something free is actually better!

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  • 1.0 stars

    "I don't trust this program"

    April 26, 2009  |   By clearwater77

    Version: Advanced SystemCare Free 3.2.0

    Pros

    The disk defragmenter seems to be safe

    Cons

    It just seems dangerous to me. It caused me more troubles after going through a thorough 'cleanup'

    Summary

    After running all the cleanup programs, the only thing that was predictable about my computer (Vista) was that it crashed programs left and right. I had to completely erase my hard drive and reinstall from a backup program. I'm just glad I did a total backup just days before i installed Advanced SystemCare Free 3.2.0. I thought i was going to be doing my computer a favor and speed it up. Just the opposite happened. I'm no computer guru and wanted something simple. I should have been suspicious when the program told me it found close to 4000 errors. i told it to just fix them all. It was after this cleaning that my troubles began. Maybe someone else will have better luck. Just be sure you are totally backed up to external media before you begin.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "I starts out free and screws with you until you upgrade"

    April 25, 2009  |   By pegs1

    Version: Advanced SystemCare Free 3.2.0

    Pros

    I started out thinking this program was great. To good to be free. It seemed to be finding and repairing a lot of things on my computer.

    Cons

    Its not really free....

    Summary

    After the program had been on my computer for awhile my computer started gradually getting slower and slower to the point I could hardly even use it anymore. I ran IOBIT and it came back with a message saying it had found 50+ system errors and some registry errors and IF I UPGRADED FROM THE FREE VERSION IT COULD SPEED UP MY COMPUTER BY 200% ...;.What a coincidence.... that's about how much slower it got after installed the program. Once I deleted the program my computer went pretty close back to normal

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