Start Advanced System Optimizer

Start Advanced System Optimizer

Download Editors' Rating:
4.5
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
3.1
out of 389 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    3.5.1000.13743
  • Total Downloads:
    2,103,216
  • Date Added:
    Jun. 17, 2012
  • Price:
    Free to try (Scan only, fix-disabled); $39.95 to buy (Buy it now)
  • File Size:
    14.4MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    674
  • Platform:
    Windows

Editors' Review

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Advanced System Optimizer 3 gives people a comprehensive suite of utilities fronted by an interface that showcases an excellent use of color-coded icons, making banal system tasks easy to complete--if not exciting. However, its restrictive trial could prevent some people from fully exploring the program.

The program attempts to be all things to all people, and includes tools that can be split into three categories: maintenance, security, and backup. Advanced System Optimizer focuses on the maintenance side of things, and includes a Registry optimizer and cleaner, a disk defragmenter, a disk repair utility that claims to fix errors before drive failure, an explorer for managing disk usage by file type and size, a memory optimizer for freeing RAM, a game mode, and a driver updater. Security is not the focus here, but it does include malware protection, secure deletion, and a file encryption utility. Backup and recovery features include rescuing deleted files, a backup manager that streamlines restoration, and a separate system file backup and restore feature. The Smart PC Care feature is new, and allows users to run multiple maintenance tasks with one click.

The new main window is well-crafted and takes a page from security suites by providing status updates in one place, letting you know what the problems are in general terms. At the end of a scan, a small Details link will appear to the right of the scan type. Click it to drill down to see specifically which files, Registry entries, or cookies will be deleted. The harsh trial compares favorably with its competitors, but, like them, it's so tight that most users will find it challenging to fairly evaluate the program's efficacy.

Editors' note, November 6, 2009: The review has been updated to fix an inaccuracy, but the overall score has not changed.

 
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  • Current Version

    3.6

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5 stars

"Best Windows Maintenance Suite on the Market"

July 17, 2012  |  By graham.hyatt

 |  Version: Start Advanced System Optimizer 3.5.1000.13743

Pros

Utility for virtually everything to do with your computer, and unlike some software, "not just smoke and mirrors!"

Cons

It's not FREE!

Summary

Unlike SANDRA, which is clever and analyses everything but then leaves you to your own devices for tweaking/fixing problems, ASO analyses and automatically fixes them for you. Most if not all driver analysis software finds the out-of-date ones, tells you where to get new ones, and may even help you download and install them. ASO finds out-of-date drivers then downloads and installs new ones automatically! It finds registry errors and does the same.
I've had loads of individual dedicated programs, such as System Mechanic Pro, Driver Detective, Registry Mechanic, etc. - I won't be rude about them here - none of which have come close to ASO's superior abilities to analyse and fix problems.
This 'was' a junk HP computer from the day I got it - with lots of BSOD's plus one total crash necessitating system reinstallation within the first 6 months. It has never once crashed in the 2 years or so since I got ASO3: a testament to its quality!

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1 stars

"Not a good experience"

July 16, 2012  |  By steviebeefs

 |  Version: Start Advanced System Optimizer 3.5.1000.13743

Pros

Looks good on paper, but...

Cons

*Did not download correctly....twice!
*Service number takes you to India or some such place where the personnel barely speak English
*REALLY slowed down the overall performance of my computer

Summary

Like everything, you pay your money and take your chances. My advice is to stay away from this product!

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5 stars

"Best System Utilities...Using from last 3 year's..."

July 02, 2012  |  By lk20

 |  Version: Start Advanced System Optimizer 3.5.1000.13743

Pros

Ease of use very user friendly,keeps PC clean and optimize and has many useful tools.

Cons

none from my side

Summary

Great Software for My PC.

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4 stars

"Itz Fine ..."

July 02, 2012  |  By marvin_joy

 |  Version: Start Advanced System Optimizer 3.5.1000.13743

Pros

All the utilities are useful in different prospects. Some or other comes in use to me while operating the system.

Cons

Few of them are required often.

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1 stars

"Advanced System Destroyer"

June 29, 2012  |  By ricksalomon

 |  Version: Start Advanced System Optimizer 3.5.1000.13743

Pros

nothing, no pros..

Cons

this software is buggy, it is more like a virus. i cant even uninstall it. instead of speeding up my system, it actually slowed it down. i starting having blue screen error after i used the driver and registry feature. and now the company refused to give me a refund saying i am past the 30-day money back guarantee. not to forget the support is below average, you get connected to someone in india who are unable to solve your problem.

Summary

This software has been design to only look good, and that the only pros of it. Apart from that it is pretty much useless. i just did a google search of this company and it looks more like a online scam. my advise to users is stick to inbuilt windows tools or use free and safe cleaners like ccleaner. or wait for windows 8, i heard it will come with a factory reset feature, that would make scams like this things of the past. zero stars from my side.

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4 stars

"I would say Impressive."

June 19, 2012  |  By robertpark15

 |  Version: Start Advanced System Optimizer 3.5.1000.13743

Pros

All the tools work fine as they shud.I can feel the difference after optimization...the hangs are now hung.

Cons

optimization takes time

Summary

What more to say I am using the product and it has positively changed the attributes of my system.

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5 stars

"Itz useful eazy to use."

June 18, 2012  |  By ClarenceRiley

 |  Version: Start Advanced System Optimizer 3.5.1000.13743

Pros

Many useful utilities are there for maintaining a healthy system.
I like the File Recovery Tool and the Spyware Protection.
The browser cleaning option in the Privacy Protector is also that I use quite often...

Cons

No problems faced yet.

Summary



Updated on Jun 18, 2012

With new updates it has become better.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 3.5.1000.13743
Version 3.5.1000.13743 has following modifications: 14 International languages supported. All new System Protector with improved scan engine. Minor issues fixed in Privacy Protector and System Cleaner. New scan engine in Registry Cleaner.
General
Publisher Systweak
Publisher web site http://www.systweak.com
Release Date June 11, 2012
Date Added June 17, 2012
Version 3.5.1000.13743
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory System Utilities
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 14.4MB
File Name aso3setup_d_com_asoupdate.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 2,103,216
Downloads Last Week 674
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations Scan only, fix-disabled
Price $39.95

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