Key Details of PC Brother IE Care Free

  • Repair IE and system faults, clean cookies and history.
  • Last updated on November 1, 2012
  • There have been 6 updates
  • Virus scan status:

    Clean (it's extremely likely that this software program is clean)


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Editors' Review

Download.com staff

PC Brother IE Care Free is a free cleaning and security app for Internet Explorer and your whole system. It cleans your browsing traces, checks your security settings, and fixes errors. It also checks your plug-ins and other associated software, letting you remove obsolete or unneeded files and programs.

IE Care's tabbed interface offers a nice balance between stylish and basic, and it's a bit more efficient than many similar free tools that, let's be frank, are designed to encourage you to upgrade to a paid version, typically one that offers more features. IE Care keeps the sales pitch down, and its basic layout is commendably clean: tabs for Repair, Cleaning, Plug-Ins, and Security. We clicked Scan, which identified various issues with IE and our system, each with a check box, though none was selected. This is significant since it forces users to review each item instead of just going with the program's choices. Of course, we could Select All or None via controls, but we recommend doing it the hard way, aka the smart way, even if it takes longer. Clicking Repair fixed the selected issues. The Cleaning tool purged IE's temporary files, as expected. The Plug-In manager was more interesting, offering an expandable tree view that extracted a lot of information about each browser plug-in, plus the ability to remove selected items. The IE security shield protects your system from malicious sites when it's enabled, but it takes control of your system's host files, so users will want to review it carefully before enabling it. Since IE isn't our default browser, we left this feature disabled.

While PC Brother IE Care Free proved easy to use, the lack of a Help file strikes us as a significant omission that the program's Web site did little to rectify, seeming more focused on getting us to download or purchase more software than in explaining what the program does to your system. But we didn't see any unpleasant effects or compromised functionality with IE or our system in general. This free tool seems to be a good way to keep IE running clean and tight. If you don't use IE, you have better choices for general system tune-ups.

What's new in version 1.1.1.796

Version 1.1.1.796 may include unspecified updates, enhancements, or bug fixes.


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Full Specifications

GENERAL
Release
January 25, 2011
Latest update
November 1, 2012
Version
1.1.1.796
OPERATING SYSTEMS
Platform
Windows
Operating System
Windows Vista, Windows 10, Windows 7, Windows XP
Additional Requirements
None
POPULARITY
Total Downloads
7,568
Downloads Last Week
0

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Developer's Description

Repair IE and system faults, clean cookies and history.
PC Brother IE Care Free is a free but powerful utility for Internet Explorer. With PC Brother IE Care Free you can repair faults from IE and system, clean temporary files, cookies and history and keep your web-surfing secure! By using this tool regularly and fixing errors your IE browser will be more stable. This program is suitable for Windows XP/Vista/7 systems. PC Brother IE Care Free is an easy but powerful application that can help users clean temporary files appropriately. Users can easily clean the disk in general or customer may customize the clean options themselves. Use this totally free PC Brother IE Care Free now, you deserve it.