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Editors' Review

by   / October 29, 2013

Advanced SystemCare Free is a Swiss Army Knife of a PC utility. It comes with a suite of optimization tools, including an uninstaller, one-click registry fixes, defragmenters, and more.

Pros:

Lots of tools: IOBit's everything-but-the-kitchen-sink approach to Advanced SystemCare means you're bound to find something useful for your machine in its massive library of tools, tweakers, and cleaners.

One-click fix: Despite its daunting list of options, users shouldn't have trouble finding some kind of fix-all option. When in doubt, most users will probably opt for just that.

Cons:

Lackluster redesign: Claims of a Metro-friendly redesign amount to nothing more than color changes, font tweaks to a thinner sans-serif type, and icon packs. Many tools are shortcuts to separate applications that are visually inconsistent and offer questionable value over default tools.

Tedious uninstallation: Advanced SystemCare's setup is like a collection of shortcuts to other downloads. SystemCare's toolbox behaves more like a glorified stub installer for IOBit's other products than a true all-in-one program. Even after uninstalling SystemCare, you're forced to uninstall each individual app separately.

Bottom Line:

At first glance, Advanced SystemCare has everything you would think you'd ever need to keep a PC in tip-top shape: uninstallers, driver updaters, and so on. However, not all are better alternatives than their stock counterparts. For example, the Windows 8 Process Explorer is a much more usable solution.

Advanced SystemCare's user experience is a mixed bag. We didn't have any trouble opting for a one-click-fix solution for many of our computer "issues," but we took that option because of information overload.

If you have absolutely no security or tweaking tools, then it might be worth taking a look at Advanced SystemCare. The uninstallation process is tedious and inefficient, because the product treats each feature as a separate app. For defrag tools, malware protection, and even process explorers, we recommend downloading separate alternatives that offer a more focused but higher-quality approach to their respective tasks.

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Full Specifications

What's new in version 12.5.0.354

  • Win Fix newly supports fixing the issue that Microsoft Edge icon disappears from desktop.
  • Privacy Sweep newly supports sweeping the privacy data of the latest Chrome 76.0, Firefox 67.0, Adobe Flash Player 32.0, and Notepad++ 7.7.
  • Junk File Clean newly supports cleaning the latest Dropbox 74.4 junk files and more installed driver packages.
  • Software Updater newly supports the updates of the latest Chrome 75.0, Firefox 67.0, etc.
  • Enhanced Surfing Protection & Ads Removal for a safer and ad-free online surfing experience.
  • Expanded the database of Spyware Removal and Real-time Protector to remove more threats.
  • Updated multiple languages.
  • Fixed all known bugs.

General

Publisher IObit
Publisher web site http://www.iobit.com
Release Date June 26, 2019
Date Added June 27, 2019
Version 12.5.0.354

Category

Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory Diagnostic Software

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows XP/Vista/7/8/10
Additional Requirements None

Download Information

File Size 45.11MB
File Name External File

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Total Downloads 158,862,294
Downloads Last Week 117,070

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License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free
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