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Advanced SystemCare

Download Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
4.2
out of 12099 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    5.3.0.246
  • Total Downloads:
    125,737,762
  • Date Added:
    May 30, 2012
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    46.64MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    370,317
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:

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.

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

    3.8

    out of 57 votes

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1 stars

"gave me lots of work"

September 27, 2012  |  By jojojo6

 |  Version: Advanced SystemCare 5.3.0.246

Pros

Seemed nice the first days.

Cons

Computer got slower.
Could not close it the usual way after installing this.
Could not huse the back-up help funtion.
Had to uninstall the program. But still have problems.
Manually reparing what I can find

Summary

warning .

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5 stars

"ASC keeps my ancient, simplistic PC running well."

July 30, 2012  |  By nonib17

 |  Version: Advanced SystemCare 5.3.0.246

Pros

It quickly streamlines the clean-up and optimization of my system. It is very easy to use and to date has never caused any untoward incident after running it.

Cons

None noted.

Summary

This program is an excellent tool for, especially, a home/small business user who is merely fairly-well computer literate, not a professional tech support person. I've never had a problem with my system that this program in combination with my Avast! AV and (on very rare occasions) a temporary use of MalwareBytes could not diagnose/repair. If my ten-year old Dell Optiplex (granted, we upgraded the memory) with XP Pro can still handle the load using Advanced System Care as the 'housekeeping' program, I think that says a lot for it. I'm actually using the ASC 6 beta now and love it even more.

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1 stars

"Keep getting "Corrupted File" during installation"

July 28, 2012  |  By dragon789wv

 |  Version: Advanced SystemCare 5.3.0.246

Pros

I've been using ASC for years and really like the product - easy to use, very good in keeping my system clean.

Cons

I cannot install this version. I keep getting the Corrupted File message.
I've tried downloading using Firefox as well as IE, as well as running the file without downloading, at which point I get an Error in Deleting an existing file.
I've tried installing it on my laptop, as well as my desktop. Same results.

Summary

I really would like to continue using the new ASC, but ... can't get by the Errors.
If anybody has any suggestions, I am more than open!! Thanks

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5 stars

"Excellent product."

July 28, 2012  |  By Vinny42

 |  Version: Advanced SystemCare 5.3.0.246

Pros

Keep my PC running smoothly.

Cons

Auto care appears to conflict with internet connection at start up.

Summary

2013 version should be an automatic update for PRO (Paid license users.

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4 stars

"Very Good."

July 27, 2012  |  By keithpaul25

 |  Version: Advanced SystemCare 5.3.0.246

Pros

Keeps my system in order.

Cons

None so far.

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5 stars

"best all around protection and its free"

July 26, 2012  |  By behlingjoseph

 |  Version: Advanced SystemCare 5.3.0.246

Pros

doe almost everything

Cons

havent really found one yet

Summary

if i needed to purchase protection this is one i ould definately buy

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4 stars

"Great system maintenance software!!!"

July 24, 2012  |  By emdaniels2000

 |  Version: Advanced SystemCare 5.3.0.246

Pros

The software is basically very intuitive in finding problems in your system.It give you the option to decide how to handle the problems that are found, either automaticaly repar your system or select what to delete or leave. The software does not seem to hog a lot of resources.

Cons

The free version appears to be somewhat limited to me in what it can do, but still does a lot in helping to maintan your computer

Summary

This is a program that I would feel goo in recommending top my friends.

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5 stars

"best system care program I've ever used"

July 23, 2012  |  By iweisberg

 |  Version: Advanced SystemCare 5.3.0.246

Pros

thorough, safe, and easy

Cons

none that I have found

Summary

I will go pro on this one.

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5 stars

"Almost the best security software I've ever used."

July 23, 2012  |  By Kou_Dou

 |  Version: Advanced SystemCare 5.3.0.246

Pros

1.It's free.
2.It's simple and easy to use.
3.It will make your PC faster and faster.
4.Its various functions are enough to solve many problems on PCs.

Cons

1.It has poor translation in Chinese(I'm a Chinese). Better translation is required(I'm willing to help ASC to improve its translation).
2.I'm kinda dissatisfied with it user interface. It would be nice if ASC allow users to customize skins or even DIY a skin.

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5 stars

"Excellent one operation software- and FREE!"

July 21, 2012  |  By claresny

 |  Version: Advanced SystemCare 5.3.0.246

Pros

The registry cleaner didn't "erase" some of my programs which Glary and CCleaner have done (both also are very good programs)

Cons

None that I could see

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 5.3.0.246
Version 5.3.0.246 may include unspecified updates, enhancements, or bug fixes.
General
Publisher IObit
Publisher web site http://www.iobit.com
Release Date May 30, 2012
Date Added May 30, 2012
Version 5.3.0.246
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory Diagnostic Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 46.64MB
File Name advanced-systemcare-setup.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 125,737,762
Downloads Last Week 370,317
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License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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