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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 11,871 votes

    • 5 star: 6156
    • 4 star: 3935
    • 3 star: 661
    • 2 star: 304
    • 1 star: 815
  • Current version:

    4.2 stars

    out of 520 votes

    • 5 star: 254
    • 4 star: 202
    • 3 star: 29
    • 2 star: 4
    • 1 star: 31
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  • 4.0 stars

    "Fast & Easy to Use"

    May 31, 2010  |   By djd808

    Version: Advanced SystemCare Free 3.5

    Pros

    Really simple step by step cleanup and optimization. I used to wipe my computer clean at least once a year to clean it up and get speed back. I have not had to do so since using this product.

    Cons

    Automatic scan would be nice.

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Quick and simple"

    April 21, 2010  |   By EricGHardekopf

    Version: Advanced SystemCare Free 3.5

    Pros

    Best all in one I have used.

    Cons

    Smart RAM seems to affect some graphics. Registry Fix does not catch all, but what does.

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  • 4.0 stars

    "good for those like me who are not totally savy"

    April 7, 2010  |   By rogersolt

    Version: Advanced SystemCare Free 3.5

    Pros

    easy to use, not complicated

    Cons

    only used once, nothing comes to mind

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  • 5.0 stars

    "EASY ALL-IN-ONE COMPUTER CARE!"

    April 6, 2010  |   By hallcharley5

    Version: Advanced SystemCare Free 3.5

    Pros

    Easy installation, easy to use. With this one product, along with the other software add-ons it comes with, you can care for your entire computer with just a few clicks. Tools for tune-up, security, and administrative tools...something for everything

    Cons

    I wish it had the ability to auto-update and also the ability to schedule system checks. Other than that nothing, as long as you remember to use it, you will have no problems at all!

    Summary

    This is the one stop shop for all of your computer care needs. There is of course your windows maintanance options, but it also comes with system optimization, security analyzation, defrag option in your usual 'diagnose system' check, but also another option to download smartdefrag along with many other additional checks, settings, programs, etc. It does so much, and has so much, yet it is the easiest and best software of this kind I have used.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "One of the Best!"

    April 5, 2010  |   By Rix99

    Version: Advanced SystemCare Free 3.5

    Pros

    Easy to use with simple display, & most of all is....it's
    simple, easy to use & IT WORKS as it supposed to be....

    Cons

    Almost none, aside from security analyzer needs to be simpler.

    Summary

    I have been using this one since 2006 & only use 3 types of this kind of applications, this one included. It's user friendly , safe to use & it works, makes it worth having in your PC or Laptop. Thank You.

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  • 3.0 stars

    "Helps to keep PC clean"

    April 5, 2010  |   By gemsinger

    Version: Advanced SystemCare Free 3.5

    Pros

    Seems to really help.

    Cons

    Can't run the system automatically, have to remember to run it.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "easy to use, no problems since install"

    April 5, 2010  |   By mikeasch

    Version: Advanced SystemCare Free 3.5

    Pros

    The directions for installation and set were clear, product is simple to use and the sales pitch is always minimal.

    Cons

    Would be nice to run auto updates and have the abiltiy to schedule checks.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Super easy"

    April 5, 2010  |   By blehdmedry

    Version: Advanced SystemCare Free 3.5

    Pros

    It saves me a lot of time and just by looking at it, you already know how to use it.

    Cons

    None, so far

    Summary

    My first use of this product did not require me to read much in order to successfully use. It is designed to get the job done with just a few clicks from me, then all I had to do was wait for a few seconds to save me so much of my time from doing it myself...Its fast, its easy, it gets the job done...It's just what anyone needs in a fast-paced world we're in.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Absolutely the easiest."

    April 5, 2010  |   By gary046

    Version: Advanced SystemCare Free 3.5

    Pros

    This program is very easy to use and takes care of everything you need, and is also very fast.

    Cons

    Haven't found anything not to like yet.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Easy and quick."

    April 5, 2010  |   By olviana

    Version: Advanced SystemCare Free 3.5

    Pros

    I like the simplicity of the product. Quite efective in keeping my computer running smooth.

    Cons

    Wish it would have an automatic scanning feature.

    Summary

    Easy to use, even for people who are not proficient with computers.

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