Advanced SystemCare Pro

Advanced SystemCare Pro

Download Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
4.1
out of 725 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    5.0.0.158
  • Total Downloads:
    3,653,666
  • Date Added:
    November 22, 2011
  • File Size:
    Not available
  • Downloads Last Week:
    1
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows NT/2000/XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7

Editors' Review

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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.

As for the Pro version of Advanced SystemCare, it gives you all of the above and a bit more. For a $19.95 upgrade, you can push Advance SystemCare Pro's Registry Fix, Malware Removal, and Disk Defragment tools to even deeper levels. Plus, you'll get a few conveniences, including technical support, automatic updates, and a few snazzy skins to choose from. If you're someone who takes good care of your system, then the upgrade might not be necessary. On the other hand, if you do some heavy downloading from questionable sources or you tend to install and uninstall tons of applications regularly, then 20 bucks for the Pro upgrade might not be such a bad idea.

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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  • Current Version

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4 stars

"Good Product"

November 27, 2011  |  By halfbreed52

 |  Version: Advanced SystemCare Pro 5.0.0.158

Pros

Fixes all kinds of annoying little Anomolies.
Also has very useful tool called Security holes fixer.

Cons

DO NOT UPGRADE you computer! For some reason whenever you do this you have to pay for the product AGAIN!!

Summary

As long as you keep the same computer...I give it 4 thumbs up :)

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1 stars

"WARNING!!!"

November 26, 2011  |  By drgrinchman

 |  Version: Advanced SystemCare Pro 5.0.0.158

Pros

None, don't risk it.

Cons

Windows Live Mail, copy/paste both stopped working as soon as I ran the first scan! Took me all day and a couple system restores to figure it out.

Summary

As soon as I ran a scan of the registry, it found problems (800+) and it disabled Windows Live Mail as well as the ability to PASTE in any way or any program.Bugs need to be addressed before releasing this product to the public. Not disappointed...MAD! I have been a paying and faithful user for years of other versions, even though this is not the first problem I've had with this product.

Updated on Nov 27, 2011

Sorry, I have calmed down since this last post. I use Vista Home Premium, I forgot to mention, and I narrowed it down to the Registry scan. Everything else seemed to work fine. Other than this issue, I have loved this product, even the free version, but this seemed inexcusable. I uninstalled version 5 and went back to using version 4 for now. Glad to answer any questions...Good luck.

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5 stars

"Absolutely One of The BEST of it's kind"

November 25, 2011  |  By gringoviejo49

 |  Version: Advanced SystemCare Pro 5.0.0.158

Pros

It just plain works very well. Has many useful tools in one easy to use Suite. It is Intuitive and the GUI is very well designed.
Version 5 Pro is much more memory efficient and faster.

Cons

This is really not a Negative, but a simple WARNING:
Make sure you go to the settings tab and select what you want and do not want, BEFORE you run the program. It will save you potential headaches.

Be especially careful with the "Deep Clean" option under the "Deep Care" section. This can really mess with your computer, if you are not absolutely sure what you are removing.

Summary

I have been using "Advanced SystemCare Pro" since version 3. It keeps getting better and better.
It may replace quite a few of your standalone Utilities.

I think the "Pro" version 5, is well worth the price.

I highly recommend it and have.

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1 stars

"Trashes your system"

November 25, 2011  |  By John2111

 |  Version: Advanced SystemCare Pro 5.0.0.158

Pros

Looks Pretty

Cons

Doubled the time I have to wait when computer is booting up.
Slowed my FIOS internet speed DOWN 7Mbps after I used the "Internet Booster".
Internet Explorer and Firefox both "hang" for about 10 seconds when opening a new tab or starting up.
Windows 7 is unstable after use.
Interferes with connection to network storage devices even when you opt not to disable those services.

Summary

My network storage device stopped functioning twice now, even though I never opted to disable services that it requires. I contacted customer services and I'm hoping for a refund and then I'll do a full system restore.

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2 stars

"Cheap Enough"

November 25, 2011  |  By Frances coe

 |  Version: Advanced SystemCare Pro 5.0.0.158

Pros

Cleans like it says

Cons

Had to make changes in settings, it stopped my browser. resetting their changes helped with browser not hanging, their settingas not for everyones liking.

Summary

Free one better! l will not be renewing the Pro.

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1 stars

"Slows Your Internet and Bad Customer Service"

November 24, 2011  |  By MrSteve2011

 |  Version: Advanced SystemCare Pro 5.0.0.158

Pros

It was cheap

Cons

It is cheap for a reason. I like the free version much better the PRO. I thought to myself "The free version keeps my computer up to speed" so I bought the Pro version thinking it would do more. I ran a deep care and afterwords Opera, Internet Explore, and Chrome stop working. I had to uninstall then re-install and they work but it acts like I have dial up it hasn't been the same since. When I tried to call customer service of course it was out of the country and as usual they couldn't speak clear English. I ask for them to tell me how to fix it and they didn't know what was going on. I tried to ask for a refund and I was told I have to email them for I would be able to get a refund. I have sent 2 emails and have had no response. DON'T BUY IT STICK WITH THE FREE VERSION.

Summary

Keep The Free Version it's not worth them money

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5 stars

"Works Great"

November 24, 2011  |  By chrisyzfr6

 |  Version: Advanced SystemCare Pro 5.0.0.158

Pros

It's Cleaner and faster

Cons

Haven't found any yet

Summary

I upgraded from version 4 with no problem. It works very well for me. Note of caution though with deep clean for your registry. Take a system restore or back up your computer. I haven't had any problems with it, but that doesn't mean something couldn't go wrong. Great product, I would recommend it to anyone. It also comes with lots of great tools too!

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1 stars

"Rip off, your license # will disappear"

November 23, 2011  |  By pbnichols

 |  Version: Advanced SystemCare Pro 5.0.0.158

Pros

None dump yhis free software and don't look back

Cons

scum bag operation, they need to be put out of business. your license # will disappear with their regular updates, then you need to buy new license,if you ask for your license they send you a # you can't read or print. A good program run by dirt bags.
Bill Nichols

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What's new in version 5.0.0.158
Version 5.0.0.158 fixes a bug with some laptops.
General
Publisher IObit
Publisher web site http://www.iobit.com
Release Date November 17, 2011
Date Added November 22, 2011
Version 5.0.0.158
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory Diagnostic Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows Server 2008, Windows 2003, Windows 7, Windows NT, Windows Vista, Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows
Additional Requirements None
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Total Downloads 3,653,666
Downloads Last Week 1
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License Model Free to try
Limitations Some features disabled
Price $19.95

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