Advanced SystemCare Free

Advanced SystemCare Free

Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
4.2
out of 11929 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
5.0
File Size:
36.87MB
Date Added:
November 18, 2011
Price:
Free
Operating Systems:
Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7
Total Downloads:
112,434,904
Downloads Last Week:
125,771
Product ranking:
Additional Requirements:
Not available

Editors' review

Advanced SystemCare Free 5 uses its powerful arsenal of optimization tools to keep your PC feeling fresh and clean. It also includes a couple of features that could help boost performance for either gaming or work purposes--your choice.

Advanced SystemCare'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 works in a flash, requires almost no user input, and to make things even easier, can be configured to run on system startup.

The Deep Care option, on the other hand, takes system care to another level. It performs all of the Quick Care items to a much deeper degree, plus it adds several other scans and fixes to its checklist, including disk defragmenting, a Windows vulnerability fix, and a system optimization with several presets. Understandably, this kind of deep digging can sometimes make a user nervous. Fortunately, the program's log records all of its activities, letting you see how each affects your computer.

Scan times for the Quick Care and Deep Care options differ significantly, yet, both processes still seem blazingly fast. For instance, we completed a Deep Care scan in approximately 15 minutes, which is an impressively short time for a system-invasive program like this.

Brand-new to version 5 is the Active Boost function, which runs in the background and automatically improves PC performance by managing your system resources. We recommend enabling it, as it even keeps a log of all the active processes that it manages to speed up. Also important, Version 5 connects to the cloud in order to keep its database up to date.

As for Advanced SystemCare's user interface, we were impressed, to say the least. The main dashboard is superclean, with nifty icons and intuitive navigation. Plus, there's an unimposing smiley face always at the bottom of the screen, indicating your PC's overall health. If you click the Status button next to the smiley, you can also get more detailed info from the system performance monitor.

One part of the program we recommend new users approach with extreme caution is the Turbo Boost, which can be set to optimize for either gaming or work purposes. It sounds fun, but you must first configure the tool by telling it which core system services to disable in order to accelerate your computer's performance. Since the Turbo Boost section doesn't spell out how disabling these services might affect your computer, we highly recommend doing your research before exploring. To its credit, though, Advanced SystemCare can create rescue points, so it's not hard to undo changes if you end up making any mistakes.

One small problem we found was 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. Also, we were a bit turned off by the cleverly disguised ad for Roboform Password Manager during installation. It looks a bit like a terms-of-service sheet, so be sure to read carefully before your instincts kick in and you automatically click Accept.

Overall, we love Advanced SystemCare's toolset, performance, and convenience. Sure, we wish the program were more explicit about how it changes your computer, but we still think it's an awesome all-in-one system utility, and we highly recommend downloading it.

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  • All Versions:

    4.2

    out of 11929 votes

    • 5 star: 6189
    • 4 star: 3945
    • 3 star: 664
    • 2 star: 307
    • 1 star: 824
  • Current Version:

    4.0

    out of 270 votes

    • 5 star: 127
    • 4 star: 85
    • 3 star: 16
    • 2 star: 17
    • 1 star: 25
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  • 5 stars

    "Great product... with a little annoyances"

    August 22, 2014   |   By yennefer15

    Version: Advanced SystemCare Free 7.3.0.459

    Pros

    Keep your PC in tip top shape and finds lots of fixes other utility programs miss! Super value for a freebie!

    Cons

    Some of its included items are "pay only" but the worst problem is that ASC is always changing its interface! C'mon guys, get a style and stick with it!

    Summary

    Very good product; had to dock 1/2 star for a little cumbersome, inconsistent UI.

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  • 5 stars

    "Worth it totally"

    August 22, 2014   |   By FatGirlJacki

    Version: Advanced SystemCare Free 7.3.0.459

    Pros

    I had problems with a brand new laptop. Installed this & right away I could tell the difference. It's exactly what my computer needed & it's kept it running smooth ever since. I won't be uninstalling this app ever.

    Cons

    What cons?

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  • 5 stars

    "Five Star program"

    August 20, 2014   |   By B.Watt Bulb

    Version: Advanced SystemCare Free 7.3.0.459

    Pros

    This program works in the background, and lets you know when the computer needs to run, the software for clean up..... I have been using this Iobit ASC for the past few years, and my computer never was better.....Their staff, and Tech personal are top notch experts from right here in the good old USA... No being transferred to the middle east, or some South American country ..... When you call, you get someone you can fully understand.... That makes me a happy man, and not a frustrated man, because me ears can't fix the broken English.... God Bless Texas...

    Cons

    I have no cons . This company is great !

    Summary

    I would recommend the makers of this program ASC 7 by Iobit if you want solid protection...Most other companies, that make similar software are out of the country, and claim to do better. Then when their is a problem, you can't get anyone who speaks fluent English....... Good Luck with that ! ( I'll stick with Texas )

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  • 5 stars

    "This free suite does wonders after reinstalling Windows"

    August 17, 2014   |   By vpiotet

    Version: Advanced SystemCare Free 7.3.0.459

    Pros

    The free suite Advance Syustem Care version 7,and the ASC version 8 Beta all work flawlessly for me. The PRO upgrade brought many improvements and no problems. The TURBO BOOST significantly improved my PC responsiveness..
    The DRIVER BOOST found 10 obsolete drivers. Its fast enough to run at boot time.
    After Microsoft WindowsUpdate somehow was not working after a WIN 7 reinstallation, this free suite found and fixed 50 security holes.
    After that, Microsofts Windows Update worked again !
    The TURBO BOOST works well and makes my PCsignificantly faster in seconds.
    Gone are the days when we laboriously turned off services as recommended by Black Viper
    The Performance monitor is a jewel of simplicity and effectiveness
    Littlle, easy-to-read summary graphs indicate performance at a glance.
    Want to dig deeper ? Click on these summary graphs and the detailed performance
    graphs provided by Microsoft Windows appear.

    Cons

    Sure, uninstallation could be simplified, but this is insignificant in view of the time and effort saved by this free suite and the peace of mind it gives !.

    Summary

    BRAVO IOBIT FOR THIS VERY USEFUL SUITE !

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  • 5 stars

    "A nice tool to have, Especially the paid version."

    August 11, 2014   |   By khalid010

    Version: Advanced SystemCare Free 7.3.0.459

    Pros

    Everything the product says it does, it performs it superbly well,...my notebooks [I have 2 of them] have NEVER run so well or quickly as they do when I installed & used advanced system care Pro...the FREE version is good but the Pro is excellent, and when you upgrade to PRO version...WOW...everything just snaps into focus, and at lightening speed too....fantastic program. ! A must have

    Cons

    No Catches

    Summary

    A nice tool to have if you dont wanna run several applications to speed and cleanup your system.

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  • 5 stars

    "SUPER PROGRAM !"

    August 08, 2014   |   By wouldyou

    Version: Advanced SystemCare Free 7.3.0.459

    Pros

    everything the product says it does, it performs it superbly well,...my pc's [I have 3 of them] have NEVER run so well or quickly as they do when I installed & used advanced system care...the FREE version is excellent, but when you upgrade to PRO version...WOW...everything just snaps into focus, and at lightening speed too....fantastic program. !

    Cons

    NONE AT ALL...JUST GO GET IT,!

    Summary

    ALL THE SCEPTICS OUT THERE, DO YOURSELF & YR PC A FOVOUR....JUST GO AHEAD & INSTALL IT...YOU CERTAINLY WONT REGRET IT AT ALL...

    Updated on Aug 8, 2014

    just recently. i re-formatted my pc to a factory condition, i had a problem with A/S,CARE PRO, in that the program wouldn't accept the license code for it...after contact with A/S CARE TEAM, it worked superbly again after coding was accepted...first class aftercare by a dedicated help team...WELL DONE YET AGAIN.

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  • 4 stars

    "Good deal."

    August 07, 2014   |   By Raziel1988

    Version: Advanced SystemCare Free 7.3.0.459

    Pros

    ASC does everything. I no longer feel like I need to run 30 different programs to fix up my computer

    Cons

    It's a free version so it does miss a little, but hardly worth worrying about.

    Summary

    Use it. I'm like the family computer fix it guy. When my family needs their computers fixed up I'm their guy. Having ASC on their computer is a major help.

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  • 1 stars

    "Messed up my computer big time!"

    August 06, 2014   |   By chefmarie90

    Version: Advanced SystemCare Free 7.3.0.459

    Pros

    I thought it was working!

    Cons

    Caused my windows 8 apps to stop working and won't update,will not update to windows 8.1.I'm signed into a temporary user account that I can't get out of,now I have to back up my files on my hard drive and restore my computer back to the factory .I was told this program may have downloaded stuff on my computer that is controlling it,also my browser keeps opening by itself .Really annoying .

    Summary

    I see this hasn't happened to other people best of luck! I will not be installing this again, I see 823 have only given it 1 star That's a large Number!

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  • 5 stars

    "i use it for some time ago"

    August 03, 2014   |   By marioumarios400

    Version: Advanced SystemCare Free 7.3.0.459

    Pros

    nice design fast scanning it does improve computer performance

    Cons

    idk nothing

    Summary

    i use this one with ccleaner some time ago but now i use 360 total security and i clean my windows from there.

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  • 4 stars

    "Mixed Emotions"

    July 31, 2014   |   By lahavyanai

    Version: Advanced SystemCare Free 7.3.0.459

    Pros

    I use the software but do not have enough knowledge if it has improved performance of the computer.
    The Company Support representatives are generous people. I have good experience with them.The Company is studying and improving all the time.

    Cons

    At the end of a scan run, the software presents the repairs to be done, but no details of what exactly happened.
    I have no idea what changes after . I can not tell if your computer is more stable after "repaired."
    Very important for me to understand in detail how it works and equally important is that the program will give me information about the computer hardware. and the option to accelerate the graphics card to a maximum.

    Summary

    Good luck to you IOBit.

    Updated on Jul 31, 2014

    I bought two pro versions.

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