Advanced SystemCare Free

Advanced SystemCare Free

Download Editors' Rating:
5
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Average User Rating:
4.2
out of 12002 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    4.0
  • Total Downloads:
    116,652,950
  • Date Added:
    Apr. 25, 2011
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    42.85MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    225,416
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:

Editors' Review

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Advanced SystemCare Free 4 wants to be it all when it comes to keeping your system clean. It gives you a wealth of tools, rolling many of parent company IOBit's better-known system utilities--or at least those utilities' engines--into one convenient package.

The program's Quick Care option includes the ability to clean your Registry, perform a rudimentary malware scan, fix and remove broken shortcuts, delete junk files, and erase browsing tracks. It's no accident that to make the process even faster, with even less of a need for user input, that you can configure it to run on system start-up.

The Deep Care option adds several features to Quick Care. These include a deeper Registry clean, disk defragmenting, a "Windows vulnerability fix" and a "Passive Defense" that don't readily define what they do, and a system optimization option with several optimization presets. Advanced SystemCare Free has a fantastic range of features, but its Quick Care options are most transparent with how they'll affect your computer. Fortunately, the program's log records all of its activities. We'd just like to find out how a program like this is going to change our computer before it effects those changes.

Scan times will vary depending on which options you choose, although we found a Deep Care scan with all the options activated to be blazingly fast. It completed in less than 10 minutes, which isn't a long time for a system-invasive program like this. Much of the performance is owed to the new scanning engine, which can fix up to 10 problems simultaneously. The previous version could only handle eight.

There are a several new skins in version 4, along with a new performance-monitoring bar so you can more readily observe and gauge the program's progress. The Utilities section has been replaced with IOBit Toolbox integration, which is sort of confusing. Some of the options take you to IOBit's program download page, such as the Disk Defragmenter options. Other choices simply open a power user's configuration window.

One part of the program we recommend new users avoid, or at least use with extreme caution: the Turbo Boost. Turbo Boost will disable core system services in an attempt to accelerate your computer's performance. Some of these include Windows Update and keyboard hot keys, and we wish that this section of the program was more explicit about how it can affect your computer.

To its credit, though, Advanced SystemCare Free includes a Rescue point creation tool, so it's not hard to undo changes if you've had the foresight to make a rescue point. A smaller problem is that some of the program's options open in new windows, while others open in the same window. Those in the same window have convenient back-navigation buttons in the upper left; those in new windows are sometimes overlaid directly on top of the previous window and make it hard to see how to return to the previous screen.

Overall, we like Advanced SystemCare Free's toolset, performance, and convenience, yet still wish the program was more explicit about how it changes your computer.

 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    3.9

    out of 377 votes

    • 5 star 161
    • 4 star 129
    • 3 star 28
    • 2 star 17
    • 1 star 42
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4 stars

"excellent !"

May 31, 2011  |  By J.PERKINS

 |  Version: Advanced SystemCare Free 4.0

Pros

easy to use

Cons

none !!!!!!

Summary

Great got my laptop running like new

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4 stars

"Works great but uses a lot of system resources"

May 31, 2011  |  By ericson07

 |  Version: Advanced SystemCare Free 4.0

Pros

Works as they say it will.

Cons

Uses a lot of system resources.

Summary

Works great but uses a lot of system resources.

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4 stars

"It's doing a good job on my computer."

May 31, 2011  |  By gregflores

 |  Version: Advanced SystemCare Free 4.0

Pros

I've been running it on my computer for about a week now and it's doing a good job. I have no problems with it and it's easy to use so even my wife is able to use it.

Cons

I haven't had any as of yet.

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5 stars

"It is a great application."

May 30, 2011  |  By MannixIV

 |  Version: Advanced SystemCare Free 4.0

Pros

It updates what you neede.

Cons

I have yet to see some flaws.

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1 stars

"Installed ASC Free 4.0 and lost all my current files!"

May 30, 2011  |  By kaimanayana

 |  Version: Advanced SystemCare Free 4.0

Pros

not sure at this point

Cons

after running Quick Care and Deep Care, found that all of my current files (Excel and Pwpt) from the past several months are GONE! AND I cannot Restore the System to any previous point in time!

Summary

I would love to be able to retract this review, so... if anyone has any solutions/suggestions, they would be most welcome.
Yes, I got the Free Version... I've been trying to purchase the Pro yet the PayPal option does not seem to work... so yes, I guess I took a risk but how can it have wiped out all of my recent files from my drives?

If there are any angels out there with a solution... Please Help!

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5 stars

"El Fantastico"

May 30, 2011  |  By KENETICS1

 |  Version: Advanced SystemCare Free 4.0

Pros

mucho wonderfull

Cons

nada none nope

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5 stars

"Try FREE first, then BUY the 'PRO' version"

May 30, 2011  |  By pshane

 |  Version: Advanced SystemCare Free 4.0

Pros

As mentioned in previous reviews, this has, & does it all as far as maintaining your PC. - A great all in one tool, easy to use, even if intimidated by all the tech stuff out there.

Cons

Absolutely NONE!

Summary

I tried the free version first, and after seeing how well it worked, I took the plunge when it was offered at like $12.95, or so. - Glad I did! - I've now renewed it for another year. - Just press CARE, & SCAN, and let it do it's thing!
Also, if you do have Q's, the support people have always replied within a day or so with a perfect answer. - (Mostly something that I missed)
This is the wow - Ahhhhhh - tool that I have needed to help with keeping my PC free of Corrupted files, registry problems, the HD de-fragged, and several other items. - Be like Nike, - Just DO IT!

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4 stars

"Easy Interface, Clear Functions"

May 30, 2011  |  By wdonbrown

 |  Version: Advanced SystemCare Free 4.0

Pros

Seems to do its work without messing up any functionality

Cons

It does a lot without an easy to understand recap of what its doing

Summary

Seems to be excellent way to keep PC operating well

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4 stars

"It is most reliable, sturdy and headache free software"

May 30, 2011  |  By Robin1957

 |  Version: Advanced SystemCare Free 4.0

Pros

It does not slow down my computer

Cons

Too many reminders for paid version

Summary

I have been using the free version since about 4 years and I am very happy with it. So much so that now I plan to go in for paid version.

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4 stars

"good system optimizer"

May 30, 2011  |  By pavan7058

 |  Version: Advanced SystemCare Free 4.0

Pros

deep care and quick care takes good care of the system

Cons

some features such as turbo boost should be used carefully they may disable some features of the system

Summary

best software

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 4.0
New interface, new functions and features.
General
Publisher IObit
Publisher web site http://www.iobit.com
Release Date April 25, 2011
Date Added April 25, 2011
Version 4.0
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory Diagnostic Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows, Windows 2000
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 42.85MB
File Name advanced-systemcare-setup.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 116,652,950
Downloads Last Week 225,416
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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