PC Brother System Care Free

PC Brother System Care Free

Editors' Rating:
4.5
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
4.3
out of 124 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
2.2.3.2
File Size:
9.4MB
Date Added:
February 29, 2012
Price:
Free
Operating Systems:
Windows XP/Vista/7
Total Downloads:
114,076
Downloads Last Week:
43
Additional Requirements:
Not available

Editors' review

Over time, your PC fills up with leftovers, junk files, and digital debris, which makes your system run slower and can even increase its vulnerability to attacks. Software programs designed to clean up and tune up PCs can help you keep your PC in shape, if you use them wisely. Fortunately, even freeware system cleaners have gotten both safer to use and much more versatile. We recently ran PC Brother System Care Free, which offers not only to clean and optimize your files, registry, and disk drives but also to check your security status, manage programs, and provide easy access to Windows tools and services.

PC Brother has the colorful, graphics-heavy type of interface typical of the category, with stylish buttons accessing Utilities and Services and elaborate icons for opening the Cleaner and Optimization tools in the Easy Shuttle sidebar. We clicked the prominent Scan button to start things off and read the Background Maintenance advisory while we waited. It advised activating the program's background processes, but we prefer not to enable such processes and chose to focus instead on PC Brother's active processes. The scan quickly identified our Antivirus, Firewall, System Updates, Disk Clean, Registry Clean, and Disk Defrag status, with the option to solve problems individually or all at once. We ran the tools individually, which generally offers more detail about what the program is doing. Under Utilities, we could access the program's various tools individually, too. We ran the Memory Optimization tool, which tracked our CPU, Memory, and Page File performance and reclaimed more than 50MB of RAM.

We clicked the Service button and were offered the opportunity for a paid upgrade that involves online assistance, but we didn't take advantage of it. However, our machine rebooted quickly and showed no ill effects, which suggests PC Brother did its job but also did no harm. We like that PC Brother lets users run tools individually or in groups. Once we were more familiar with what its tools and process did, we felt more comfortable about running them with a click.

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  • All Versions:

    4.3

    out of 124 votes

    • 5 star: 67
    • 4 star: 47
    • 3 star: 0
    • 2 star: 3
    • 1 star: 7
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  • 5 stars

    "Great does everything it's supposed to!"

    December 08, 2011   |   By tdemex

    Version: PC Brother System Care Free 2.2.3

    Pros

    Moves right along. has many options

    Cons

    Don't like the defrag, wish I coud turn it off?

    Summary

    Would recommend this to anyone...

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  • 5 stars

    ""Great program""

    October 20, 2011   |   By tomthabom24

    Version: PC Brother System Care Free 2.2.3

    Pros

    I have tryed all of the system care programs at one time or another, paid or free and PC Brother System Care actually made a difference in my PC's performance. I have a Toshiba laptop that's not a year old and I did all the right things to keep it running properly and it still ran slow. I decided to give this program a try along with PC Brother Memory optimizer and it made a big difference in the performance of my PC. Everything speeded up and my PC is running the way it should. I don't know what the program did to make the difference on how my PC was running but whatever it did it worked for me. I ran a virus scan and it did not find anything. I gave it five stars because it corrected whatever was causing my PC to run slow. If there is something negative about the program I did not experience it.

    Cons

    I don't have any.

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  • 1 stars

    "dont waste your time, file has a virus"

    October 02, 2011   |   By openthrottle

    Version: PC Brother System Care Free 2.2.3

    Pros

    didn't have this software long enough to find any pros

    Cons

    first thing i discovered is this software turned my shared files off, and locked off my wi fi, then as i was attempting to regain control of my computer i discovered that my systems recover was also turned off,

    Summary

    i ended up having to restart my computer in safe mode and returning to a previous restore date, i would not recommend that you download and install this program

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  • 1 stars

    "BEWARE - THIS SOFTWARE CONTAINS A VIRUS!!!!"

    September 16, 2011

    Version: PC Brother System Care Free 2.2.3

    Pros

    There are none.

    Cons

    Downloaded and installed this software the other day and immediately my system started having problems. Was unable to do an uninstall on the software. Tried to uninstall the software and was unable to. Avast detected a virus in the .exe

    Summary

    Install at your own risk!

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  • 5 stars

    "I think its great!"

    August 23, 2011   |   By janai_

    Version: PC Brother System Care Free 2.2.2

    Pros

    easy to use program I like it!

    Cons

    this one is nice.

    Summary

    very good for all!

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  • 1 stars

    "this download tried to put adware on my computer"

    August 23, 2011   |   By jamiewy

    Version: PC Brother System Care Free 2.2.2

    Pros

    there are no pros.

    Cons

    started downloading and my avg stopped it,thank goodness cause it was trying to down load adware to my computer.it is a horrible horrible download!!!!!!!

    Summary

    dont do it it will mess up your computer!!!!

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  • 5 stars

    "Awesome..."

    August 16, 2011   |   By raveen_kool_kido

    Version: PC Brother System Care Free 2.2.2

    Pros

    Cool......

    Cons

    No cons......

    Summary

    Has pleanty of features...

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  • 2 stars

    "Fails in Clean Up And Other Services."

    July 26, 2011   |   By ComeToPass

    Version: PC Brother System Care Free 2.2.2

    Pros

    A Great Memory Optimizer

    Cons

    Other Than That, FAILURE

    Summary

    Ok, this thing runs like a demo. It finds the same number/amount of junk files, history, and registry errors on each and every scan despite the fact that I just hit the Clean button after the previous scan. I can reboot, run 6 other cleaners then run it again. The results after the next scan are identical. As for the services, It "optimized" my Internet settings in a way that my download speed DROPPED from 6 MBS to just under 2MBs. Why keep such a program? Well despite the flaws, the memory optimizer is great. I use it (and ONLY it) each time I boot up. But I don't TOUCH anything else on it.

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  • 1 stars

    "Is it really SPYWARE from China??"

    June 02, 2011   |   By curbstone9

    Version: PC Brother System Care Free 2.2.2

    Pros

    None that I'm aware of!! Didn't leave it running to the end after one hour of use!

    Cons

    Chinese-made software. Without being a conspiracy theorist -- Sucks all your information from your computer. Within one hour of use close to 87,000 files from my computer were sucked up to go somewhere!! Where? Who knows!! Needs closer checking!!

    Summary

    istrant:
    Tang Jun
    JinNiuQu, YingKangLu 114 Hao
    2 Dong - 1 DanYuan - 2 Lou 7 Hao
    ChengDu, SiChuan 610031
    China

    Domain Name: PC-BROTHER.COM
    Created on: 06-Mar-10
    Expires on: 06-Mar-12
    Last Updated on: 23-Mar-10

    Administrative Contact:
    Jun, Tang
    JinNiuQu, YingKangLu 114 Hao
    2 Dong - 1 DanYuan - 2 Lou 7 Hao
    ChengDu, SiChuan 610031
    China
    8613438851528 Fax --

    Technical Contact:
    Jun, Tang
    JinNiuQu, YingKangLu 114 Hao
    2 Dong - 1 DanYuan - 2 Lou 7 Hao
    ChengDu, SiChuan 610031
    China
    8613438851528 Fax --

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  • 1 stars

    "WARNING - EXTREMELY HARMFUL PROGRAM!!!"

    April 27, 2011   |   By 7musicman

    Version: PC Brother System Care Free 2.2.2

    Pros

    Attractive interface.

    Cons

    After letting the program download and install the updates for my computer, many of my settings and drivers were completed changed or removed. I was also unable to do a "system restore" because the program actually TURNED IT OFF! I am furious!!!

    Summary

    Why trust a program to make unauthorized changes that you may never be able to recover (as I'm now finding out). At this time I don't know if I will ever be able to get my system back to running smoothly. Since using this, I now have to click on my user name each time I boot up, as I never had to do before. The thing that really gets me is that my keyboard functions now no longer work, even after I have tried uninstalling and reinstalling the driver. I don't know if I'll ever be able to get my keyboard working properly again. WHAT A MALICIOUS PROGRAM!!! I wish I never ran across this. I may end up having to get my computer serviced. All I can say is that you have been warned.

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