Advanced SystemCare

Advanced SystemCare

Download Editors' Rating:
4.5
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Average User Rating:
4.2
out of 11979 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    6.0.8.170
  • Total Downloads:
    115,332,262
  • Date Added:
    November 01, 2012
  • File Size:
    41.18MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    299,475
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7/8

Editors' Review

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All it takes it a single visit to a compromised Web site to snare a nasty piece of malware or to pick up cookies that track your every browsing move. And there's nothing worse than a computer that is bogged down so much that it impedes your ability to work or play games. Advanced Systemcare aims to remedy whatever ails your computer by not only cleaning up junk files, malware, and invalid registry entries, but by giving your computer a boost to optimize your PC experience.

Advanced Systemcare's interface is broken down into four maintenance categories so as to not overwhelm you: Quick Care, Deep Care, Toolbox, and Turbo Boost. We started with Quick Care and with the Quick Malware Removal feature. We clicked Scan and the program quickly went to work and came back with no issues. (In all fairness, we regularly run full PC scans using our own security software, so we didn't expect the program to find anything here.) Next up to bat was the Registry Fix, which came back with a whopping 597 problems. We found this a little fishy since we had just tested a very reputable registry cleaner that had found and fixed all of our registry issues. Still, we went through the process of checking and unchecking which files we wanted the program to fix. Once we clicked the Repair Now option, the program went to work and the problem registry entries were remedied in a matter of seconds. The Deep Care feature takes it all a step further by offering deeper scans, as well as a Registry Defrag option, which we successfully used to tidy up our registry. We were a little miffed that the program didn't ask us if we wanted to back up our registry before making any changes. However, we'll give it a slight pass because the program does include a Rescue feature that lets you undo any registry changes, and offers the ability to create a restore point, which we recommend you do before you touch your registry. Our final stop on the tour was the Turbo Boost feature. From there, we selected Work Mode, which let us manually disable unnecessary services and background applications. We were skeptical of it actually doing anything to speed up our computer, but we have to admit that we did notice a slight difference in our computer's speed, and for the better. The program does include an online help guide, though we don't think you'll need it for handling basic cleaning tasks.

Pay close attention while installing Advanced Systemcare because it'll install an IObit toolbar if you don't decline. The program also leaves a folder behind after uninstallation. Still, we recommend it as a worthwhile program for keeping your system running on all cylinders.

 
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  • Current Version

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3 stars

"Disappointment"

March 29, 2013  |  By mnolfn

 |  Version: Advanced SystemCare 6.0.8.170

Pros

Does a good job of cleaning and protecting EXCEPT

Cons

Got the full version and it is full of hi-jackers. I keep changing by seach engine and always go back to yahoo. I indicated not to do that when I installed. The free version NEVER hi-jacked anything.

Summary

Stick with the free version.

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4 stars

"Easy to use."

January 14, 2013  |  By osloklan

 |  Version: Advanced SystemCare 6.0.8.170

Pros

It does a nice job overall.

Cons

Clean with caution not use all options to clean.

Summary

Use wisely.

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5 stars

"Safe Jan. 2103 Java flaw"

January 14, 2013  |  By Bstendal

 |  Version: Advanced SystemCare 6.0.8.170

Pros

http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/01/13/u-s-agency-warns-of-java-software-problem/?nl=todaysheadlines&emc=edit_th_20130114
Oracle fixed a security flaw in its Java software on Sunday, after the Department of Homeland Security warned users to disable Java software completely, citing a security hole that allows hackers to take control of their machines.

Cons

Would like lower prices and longer license term. Their two products: Malware and Advanced Care are visually pleasant... pretty, and more thorough than any other anti virus/ system care I have used in the 37 years I have used computers.

Summary

Looks good, works better than most others, automated updates, optimizes my computer. Highly recommended automatically daily without slowing my computer.

Updated on Jan 14, 2013

My IOBit software protected my computer from this problem: http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/01/13/u-s-agency-warns-of-java-software-problem
January 13, 2013, 5:43 pm12 Comments
Serious Flaw in Java Software Is Found, Then Patched
By NICOLE PERLROTH

6:53 p.m. | Updated Oracle fixed a security flaw in its Java software on Sunday, after the Department of Homeland Security warned users to disable Java software completely, citing a security hole that allows hackers to take control of their machines.

"Java 7 Update 10 and earlier contain an unspecified vulnerability that can allow a remote, unauthenticated attacker to execute arbitrary code on a vulnerable system," the agency said in an alert issued last week. "This and previous Java vulnerabilities have been widely targeted by attackers, and new Java vulnerabilities are likely to be discovered."

Updated on Jan 14, 2013

Very effective anti-virus and system care. Added benefits: choice of skins and lots of options for system automatic system care. I use both their Malware product and their System Care product.

Looks good, works better than most others, automated updates, optimizes my computer daily without slowing the computer.

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3 stars

"I installed this just the other day so I cant tell"

January 14, 2013  |  By oskarius38

 |  Version: Advanced SystemCare 6.0.8.170

Pros

Don't know

Cons

Don't know

Summary

I installed this just the other day so I cant tell

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5 stars

"Very Satisfied"

January 10, 2013  |  By tgengel

 |  Version: Advanced SystemCare 6.0.8.170

Pros

Works perfectly in the background. Automatically updates daily in conjunction with IO Bit Malware Removal.

Cons

None - I like it.

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5 stars

"Easy to Use, Does What it Says, Boosts Computer Speed!!"

January 09, 2013  |  By ElvesAteMyRamen

 |  Version: Advanced SystemCare 6.0.8.170

Pros

-Free! (can upgrade it for a low fee but the free version provides the essentials plus lots of other great features)
-Easy! (heck, even my parents who barely know how to add an attachment to an email can use this program. I downloaded it for them & showed them to just click that giant "SCAN" button every couple weeks or so & SystemCare takes care of the rest!)
-Fast! (considering all it scans through/fixes including full defragment, registry fixes, malicious software detection, junk file removal, security & system updates, + more, it does it all quite fast. If you keep up with scanning regularly, it takes maybe 5 minutes to scan through)
-Does What it Says! (you want a program that will find & fix all the crap piled on your hard drive you don't need/want &/or pinpoint & find all those things running in the background hogging your RAM with a click of a button? THIS WILL DO IT!

Cons

-On Windows 7, sometimes will not auto-launch on start-up when logging into the non-administer PC account. However, will still do the "Boost Startup" feature just requires manual launch if you want to run SystemCare section. Confusing, I know.

Summary

I've been using this program for a few months now & still love it. After using their free version, it didn't take me long to decide to pay for the full version. I'm relatively computer savvy but would rather spend my time gaming, downloading, web surfing..pretty much just plain enjoying my PC without having to spend all the time keeping up with or fixing or maintaining or ripping my hair out trying to figure out all those things to have it run smoothly & SystemCare has been the best software I have used for that.

They make it so easy to use to give your computer a boost while providing really awesome advanced features for those who really want to dig down deep into their system for even more cleaning, customizing, or fixing.

And oh, how I love their Turbo Boost feature!! Want to do some gaming but find your game experience lagging, jittery, freezing, or just plain sluggish? It allows you to customize what programs to keep on or turn off with a click of a button to free up LOTS of precious memory & RAM that they were hogging making your game play smoother (iObit also has another free software download called "Razer Game Booster" I totally recommend which is geared specifically for high-graphic game boosting)! And if you want to turn Turbo off, just give it another click to turn it off!

I could keep going on but seriously, download it, give it a try, if you don't like it then hey, it was free to give it a whirl anyway!

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5 stars

"VERY UTILITARIAN.... AND PRECISE...."

January 09, 2013  |  By smendlovitz

 |  Version: Advanced SystemCare 6.0.8.170

Pros

ALMOST AS GOOD AS SYSTEM MECHANIC....

Cons

NONE.........

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1 stars

"using linux like boss"

January 07, 2013  |  By topzeed

 |  Version: Advanced SystemCare 6.0.8.170

Pros

don't need it

Cons

Linux dude lol

Summary

Linux again

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1 stars

"Was good before but not anymore"

January 07, 2013  |  By Hizzle315

 |  Version: Advanced SystemCare 6.0.8.170

Pros

Before the v.6 update this software was good. But not anymore

Cons

It spy's on you and takes control of your PC. I had to format my hard drive to get rid of it.

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1 stars

"v6 is broken"

January 06, 2013  |  By Tuldric

 |  Version: Advanced SystemCare 6.0.8.170

Pros

Up through ASC 5, the program was a good go-to to conveniently repair a lot of the more troublesome minor issues Windows PCs develop over time.

Cons

ASC 6 seems to break Windows 7 on HP machines. If you have an HP desktop computer, do not use any of ASC 6's options except Privacy Sweep and Defrag; all other options have been observed to irreparably break Windows 7 installations within 1-5 uses of the software.
For those who don't fully understand what "irreparably break Windows 7" means, on HP machines with OEM Windows 7 installations, it wipes out several .dll files vital to the functionality of HP's OEM Windows software, erases all windows recovery points, and nearly all registry data for Microsoft Office and all bundled HP software.
If you know what you're doing in DOS, have all of Windows 7's .dlls backed up, and can figure out and replace what's missing, you can get your installation working again with a great deal of difficulty, if not, here's hoping you have your factory reinstallation discs, because the recovery console can't even restore your system to factory settings without the .dll files.

Summary

If you don't have an HP computer, be wary of ASC 6, as it clearly has some major bugs. If you have an HP and like the convenience and reliability Advanced SystemCare has demonstrated over the years as a convenient PC tune-up tool, find yourself a copy of ASC 5 and forget 6 ever existed until IObit fixes it.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 6.0.8.170
    Version 6.0:
  • Brand New User Interface is More Simple and Easier to Use with a Full Range of PC-Care Services in a Convenient One-Click Solution.
  • New Web Surfing Protection Creates a Safer Online Environment by Detecting Risky Websites and Other E-threats from Harming Your PC.
  • New Performance Monitoring Technology Monitors Your PC in Real-Time, Allowing Your Programs to Launch Faster.
  • Next Generation Technology Creates a Lighter Installation Package, New Internet Boost Technology for Faster and Smoother Online Experience (Performance & Efficiency).
  • Next Generation Disk Defragment Engine makes scanning and optimizing your hard disk much faster More Secure, Stable, Smart and Reliable Performance.
General
Publisher IObit
Publisher web site http://www.iobit.com
Release Date October 31, 2012
Date Added November 01, 2012
Version 6.0.8.170
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory Diagnostic Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 8, Windows Vista, Windows 2000, Windows 7, Windows XP, Windows
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 41.18MB
File Name advanced-systemcare-setup.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 115,332,262
Downloads Last Week 299,475
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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