Advanced SystemCare Free

Advanced SystemCare Free

Download Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
4.2
out of 11951 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    4.1.0
  • Total Downloads:
    114,428,101
  • Date Added:
    August 16, 2011
  • File Size:
    36.87MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    174,376
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7

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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  • Current Version

    4.0

    out of 159 votes

    • 5 star 64
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    • 3 star 12
    • 2 star 8
    • 1 star 13
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    4.2

    out of 11951 votes

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  • 5 stars

    "Great program!"

    October 20, 2014   |   By Bryansoftware

    Version: Advanced SystemCare Free 7.4.0.474

    Pros

    I'm very happy with this program. ASC is an excellent product . Now you can buy Advanced SystemCare 7 Pro for 3 PCs for $9.99 ONLY at: https://topwaresale.com/product/iobit-advanced-systemcare-7-pro-special-discount-coupon/

    Cons

    Nothing!!!

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  • 1 stars

    "MALWARE ALERT THIS PROGRAM IS MALICIOUS DO NOT DOWNLOAD"

    October 19, 2014   |   By theVoid00

    Version: Advanced SystemCare Free 7.4.0.474

    Pros

    MALWARE ALERT THIS PROGRAM IS MALICIOUS DO NOT DOWNLOAD

    Cons

    MALWARE ALERT THIS PROGRAM IS MALICIOUS DO NOT DOWNLOAD

    Summary

    MALWARE ALERT THIS PROGRAM IS MALICIOUS DO NOT DOWNLOAD

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  • 1 stars

    "Advanced SystemCare Surfing Protection has been blocked"

    October 19, 2014   |   By xstevewx

    Version: Advanced SystemCare Free 7.4.0.474

    Pros

    Sadly due firefox blacklisting it - I had to remove it

    Cons

    Advanced SystemCare Surfing Protection has been blocked for your protection. BY FIREFOX I downloaded it and looked at exstentions addons and it says firefox has blocked it!

    Summary

    Advanced SystemCare Surfing Protection has been blocked for your protection.

    Why was it blocked?
    This add-on is silently installed into users' systems, in violation of the Add-on Guidelines.
    Who is affected?
    All Firefox users who have this add-on installed. Users who wish to continue using it can enable it in the Add-ons Manager.
    What does this mean?

    Users are strongly encouraged to disable the problematic add-on or plugin, but may choose to continue using it if they accept the risks described.
    When Mozilla becomes aware of add-ons, plugins, or other third-party software that seriously compromises Firefox security, stability, or performance and meets certain criteria, the software may be blocked from general use. For more information, please read this support article.

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  • 5 stars

    "A Trust inspiring product with great customer service!"

    October 12, 2014

    Version: Advanced SystemCare Free 7.4.0.474

    Pros

    Does what it promises -- and then some. I wanted a product I could trust: This utility offers less hype and more protection. It has features I didn't even know I needed and now am relieved to have.Mostly I just like feeling I can trust the company to deliver -- and to respond quickly when I need help and -- most amazing of all -- to follow up and make sure the issue was fixed!

    Cons

    Haven't noticed any yet

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  • 4 stars

    "this I an amazing product for se"

    October 02, 2014   |   By PortlandTestercbsi12

    Version: Advanced SystemCare Free 7.4.0.474

    Pros

    I loving the prouc and how it works the keyboard is lo

    Cons

    the keyboard is getting slow

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  • 5 stars

    "This is an amazing application"

    October 02, 2014   |   By testing.cbsi123

    Version: Advanced SystemCare Free 7.4.0.474

    Pros

    this app is literally the best stuff in the world

    Cons

    there are no cons about this

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  • 5 stars

    "This is an awesome product"

    September 30, 2014   |   By PortlandTester1

    Version: Advanced SystemCare Free 7.4.0.474

    Pros

    This is an awesome product

    Cons

    This is an awesome product

    Summary

    This is an awesome product

    Updated on Oct 2, 2014

    This is so awesome

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  • 5 stars

    "This is an awesome product"

    September 30, 2014   |   By cbsitestuser

    Version: Advanced SystemCare Free 7.4.0.474

    Pros

    This is an awesome product

    Cons

    This is an awesome product

    Summary

    This is an awesome product

    Updated on Oct 1, 2014

    Qwertyqwerty

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  • 4 stars

    "great product"

    September 30, 2014   |   By alice.glading

    Version: Advanced SystemCare Free 7.4.0.474

    Pros

    can't live without it

    Cons

    nothing to declare

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  • 5 stars

    "The best program for my PC"

    September 29, 2014   |   By BinBinQN

    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. I just bought another license for my new PC, $8 ONLY at: https://topwaresale.com/product/iobit-advanced-systemcare-7-pro-special-discount-coupon/

    Cons

    There is nothing wrong with this program

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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, Windows 7, Windows 2000, Windows 2003, Windows Server 2008, Windows Vista, Windows XP
    Additional Requirements None
    Download Information
    File Size 36.87MB
    File Name advanced-systemcare-setup.exe
    Popularity
    Total Downloads 114,428,101
    Downloads Last Week 174,376
    Pricing
    License Model Free
    Limitations Not available
    Price Free

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