Advanced SystemCare Free

Advanced SystemCare Free

Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
4.2
out of 11937 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
4.0
File Size:
36.87MB
Date Added:
April 25, 2011
Price:
Free
Operating Systems:
Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7
Total Downloads:
113,712,045
Downloads Last Week:
291,209
Product ranking:
Additional Requirements:
Not available

Editors' review

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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  • All Versions:

    4.2

    out of 11937 votes

    • 5 star: 6196
    • 4 star: 3945
    • 3 star: 664
    • 2 star: 307
    • 1 star: 825
  • 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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  • 5 stars

    "Quick and easy download, easy to use."

    September 18, 2014   |   By BrunoValek

    Version: Advanced SystemCare Free 7.4.0.474

    Pros

    Quick and easy download, easy to use.

    Cons

    nothing to write in this

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  • 5 stars

    "Fantastic System! First Class Customer Service!"

    September 17, 2014   |   By JudyGreen07

    Version: Advanced SystemCare Free 7.4.0.474

    Pros

    Problem Free! Best I have ever seen. All 3 computers are the best they have ever been!

    Cons

    I can't think of any Cons.

    Summary

    Just Terrific, I would and have recommended it to everyone. Our son who is a plant manager, was so impressed, he is going to recommend it to all the employees!

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  • 5 stars

    "Great Product"

    September 16, 2014   |   By kt88

    Version: Advanced SystemCare Free 7.4.0.474

    Pros

    Does everything I need.Support is excellent.I got stuck recently so emailed for advice.Answer came back by return so very happy.

    Cons

    None that I am aware of.

    Summary

    The Pro version is worth every penny.

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  • 1 stars

    "ALL THE TECH SUPPORT ARE ON ONE WEEK VACATION????"

    September 15, 2014   |   By dhubhgaill

    Version: Advanced SystemCare Free 7.4.0.474

    Pros

    When it works, it is great, I have had the pro version for years, but the new upgrade is questionable.

    Cons

    I had technical problems with the new 7.4 Pro version. The earlier version worked fine, but this one takes 10+ minutes to start up? It is a new fast desktop. When I wrote for help today, they sent me back an email saying all their tech support people were on a weeks vacation, check back in a week? Their registration servers are down, they confirmed that last week when I spent 4 hours with tech support on the phone. What happened to a great company????

    Summary

    Right now you cannot register because servers are down. (middle Sept 2014)

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  • 5 stars

    "The best Program for My PC"

    September 12, 2014   |   By irenec2701

    Version: Advanced SystemCare Free 7.4.0.474

    Pros

    I have used this from the first time it came out and am very happy with it. There is nothing out there for me. That is why I will never change Advance system care as my protection and everything else it offers me. Thank you for inventing this product.

    Cons

    There is nothing wrong with this I really like it...

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    Updated on Sep 12, 2014

    it is the best ever!!!!!

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  • 5 stars

    "Very impressed with Advance system Care !!!"

    September 11, 2014   |   By scorpion6919

    Version: Advanced SystemCare Free 7.4.0.474

    Pros

    Its like a " All In One Total Computer Care "

    Cons

    None That I've noticed

    Summary

    Advanced system care is exactly what its called , ADVANCED SYSTEM CARE . Very happy to find it and it actually does a great job.

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  • 5 stars

    "Fantastic software"

    September 09, 2014   |   By mycousinvinnyrx

    Version: Advanced SystemCare Free 7.4.0.474

    Pros

    This software is fast and very effective--My 3 computers are running faster than ever

    Cons

    There are none

    Summary

    The best utility ever--Effective but safe

    Updated on Sep 9, 2014

    I tried all the utilities on the internet--Advanced System Care is the best

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  • 5 stars

    "Great Product!"

    September 02, 2014

    Version: Advanced SystemCare Free 7.4.0.474

    Pros

    The program makes my computer run smoothly!

    Cons

    A little tricky to download.

    Summary

    I would recommend this roduct

    Updated on Sep 2, 2014

    I love this product -it makes my computers run smoothly

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  • 5 stars

    "My Favorite Program Advanced System Care"

    September 01, 2014   |   By ABeastBoy96

    Version: Advanced SystemCare Free 7.4.0.474

    Pros

    I love advanced system care it speeds up my windows 8.1 asus notebook laptop and fixes issues

    Cons

    Can you add a feature to fix Internet problems on windows 8.1 i hate the wifi limited issue, download issues, and some internet not working.

    Summary

    And one more feature to boost wifi signal in case i'm outside with bad signal and auto changes my wifi driver settings to max performance and signal

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