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:
5.2.0.223
File Size:
36.87MB
Date Added:
March 18, 2012
Price:
Free
Operating Systems:
Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7
Total Downloads:
113,712,045
Downloads Last Week:
291,209
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 11937 votes

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

    4.3

    out of 246 votes

    • 5 star: 161
    • 4 star: 49
    • 3 star: 12
    • 2 star: 4
    • 1 star: 20
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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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