Advanced SystemCare Free

Advanced SystemCare Free

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

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    4.1.0
  • Total Downloads:
    116,652,950
  • Date Added:
    Aug. 16, 2011
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    42.85MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    225,416
  • Platform:
    Windows
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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

    4.0

    out of 159 votes

    • 5 star 64
    • 4 star 62
    • 3 star 12
    • 2 star 8
    • 1 star 13
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2 stars

"Needs many improvements!"

November 24, 2011  |  By imswak

 |  Version: Advanced SystemCare Free 4.1.0

Pros

Pretty when it works.

Cons

After i bought Pro v 4 i have nothing but trouble.
Crashes my computer, hard to reinstall,deletes it`s self.
Action words are superimposed (scan,repair,stop)and wont start the action.
Reinstalls are almost impossable.
Won`t accept License Codes.
Charges twice if you try to reinstall Prov4.

Summary

Needs a lot of improvement.

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4 stars

"Advanced SystemCare v4 Pro"

October 16, 2011  |  By missouriman

 |  Version: Advanced SystemCare Free 4.1.0

Pros

Liked the free version so much I bought the Pro

Cons

still new will let you know, got 363 day left

Summary

I like it, nice to just let it work and not have wonder what will happen next, I can let it work for me and relax.

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5 stars

"works very well"

October 15, 2011  |  By shivmool

 |  Version: Advanced SystemCare Free 4.1.0

Pros

i am currently using the pro version

Cons

none it works well

Summary

everyone should have one for their system

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4 stars

"seems to be all inclusive,"

October 15, 2011  |  By generuff

 |  Version: Advanced SystemCare Free 4.1.0

Pros

does more than crap cleaner

Cons

I don't know how good the registry fixer is.

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3 stars

"Why is this rated so high?"

October 14, 2011  |  By Eddoom

 |  Version: Advanced SystemCare Free 4.1.0

Pros

Got a lot of features, looks pretty but ......

Cons

Everything this program offers is already available is less bloated and much better programs. Also some of its functions are next to useless like the Privacy Sweep and other functions are downright dangerous for the computer novice and frankly not needed anyway.

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3 stars

"It's great but... there's a hidden agenda"

October 13, 2011  |  By greatkibble

 |  Version: Advanced SystemCare Free 4.1.0

Pros

This program made my day when I first downloaded it and continued to impress me through the entire week after.
It has SO many different features installed in this single easy to use program - it's well worth the free download for all of these features for which I was impressed at for a 'free' package.
Whenever I had problems I'd usually look in ASC to resolve any software/hardware issues - too many tasks in one & the tool box can be called top notch ;)
Basically its an all in one program (Y)

Cons

Lately they made the decision that Turbo boost become available only to users who upgraded their plan. Well the other features were terrific so I overlooked that.
The defragging tool it provided was too thorough and I had to deactivate it completely. It's not nice when your program's files get moved all the way to the pictures folder.
Also the PRMonitor would always be informing you of the condition of the system, such as reminding that the system was in need of a deep clean even though you did a clean 15 mins ago - this usually happens after a restart but again, this can be overlooked & that feature can be blocked from the user's view.
The biggest problem, and shock I had with this program is when I stumbled across this information about the Iobit company:
http://forums.malwarebytes.org/index.php?showtopic=29681&st=0&p=152610&#entry152610
Yes people check it out yourself & make the final decision; of whether this program is worth its features or do you rather a minor scammer in smarts

Summary

I HAD this program. I removed it as soon as I found out this info - terribly shocking info imo; I couldn't believe it but, *sigh* I think my own safety is more important than the features this program gives. Thanks for giving a read/second thought.

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5 stars

"I tell my friends to get it"

October 11, 2011  |  By johnmackaway

 |  Version: Advanced SystemCare Free 4.1.0

Pros

Easy to use

Cons

None that I know of

Summary

Just like having a little mechanic in your computer.

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4 stars

"Works well for me"

October 11, 2011  |  By mmckenzie71

 |  Version: Advanced SystemCare Free 4.1.0

Pros

Easy to use, works well for me

Cons

None that I have found

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4 stars

"Still One of the Best Programs of it's Kind !"

October 11, 2011  |  By TonyBeGoode

 |  Version: Advanced SystemCare Free 4.1.0

Pros

Easy to use; very versatile; has tons of tools.

Cons

As mentioned in the editor's review, the "Turbo-Boost" feature can be dangerous, and should be better explained by the program. I completely avoid it.

Summary

I have yet to find a "system optimizer" that made my system run any faster, but ASC has proven itself to be a first-rate system cleaner. (If you want to speed up your system, uninstall programs you aren't using - it's the best method I've found - and guess what? ASC comes with a beta-version of it's "Uninstall Unwanted Programs" uninstaller which I have also found to be excellent, and, surprisingly for freeware, will work on 64 bit programs.) As for ASC, I use Quick Care the most, and would reserve Deep Clean for once or twice a year, or for very dirty machines as it's quite aggressive. The versatility of ASC is outstanding, and combined with effective cleaning settings, a deep feature set and an attractive UI that's easy to use, Advanced System Care 4.1.0 makes for a very impressive program. Highly recommended.

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4 stars

"A good utilit,"

October 11, 2011  |  By lixiange

 |  Version: Advanced SystemCare Free 4.1.0

Pros

easy to configure

Cons

but why this version doesnt have mem.optimizer?!

Summary

good, but i don't need this install in windows 7, Because i have another software

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 4.1.0
Version 4.1.0:
  • Added support for FireFox 5, uTorrent 3, Thunderbird 6, Yahoo Messenger 11, etc.
  • Added community module (better socialized with your friends)
  • Improved language file (better translation)
  • Improved Turbo Boost Module (with RAM info displayed)
  • Improved Privacy Sweep module (more reasonable and secure default setting)
  • Improved Disk Defragment module
  • Fixed license management bugs
  • Fixed general bugs
General
Publisher IObit
Publisher web site http://www.iobit.com
Release Date August 14, 2011
Date Added August 16, 2011
Version 4.1.0
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory Diagnostic Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 2003, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows Server 2008, Windows 2000, Windows
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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