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IObit Advanced SystemCare

4.4/5 (12 review)
Our score 9.5
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$ 19.99 /Pro Year
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Quick description

Quick description

Key features

  • 1-click optimization
  • Duplicate finder
  • Registry defragmenter

IObit Advanced SystemCare Pros

  • Fast scanning process
  • Portable version available
  • Doctor Disk and other extra features

IObit Advanced SystemCare Cons

  • Does not delete folders with admin access
  • Many features blocked in free edition
Pricing

IObit Advanced SystemCare Pricing

Pro
  • Basic PC cleaning and optimization
  • Premium PC cleaning and optimization
  • Deep clean registry to prevent system crash
$19.99
Free
  • Basic PC cleaning and optimization
  • Monitor system condition in real time
  • Basic PC protection with spyware removal
Free
Pro
$19.99
  • Basic PC cleaning and optimization
  • Premium PC cleaning and optimization
  • Deep clean registry to prevent system crash
Free
Free
  • Basic PC cleaning and optimization
  • Monitor system condition in real time
  • Basic PC protection with spyware removal
Review

IObit Advanced SystemCare review - May 2019

As many of us know, often with computers there is that frustrating issue when it slows down, lags, freezes or starts to hum louder, and giving us hard times with usual tasks. Especially with Windows devices. So then we go try to find a solution to fix it. In PC optimization software category there’s no deficit of decent programs that could help us clean and optimize a PC or a laptop. In this review we take a look at Advanced SystemCare from IObit. As it has been recently upgraded, we’ve decided to explore its main functionality, extra tools (e.g. web privacy protection), performance, settings and try to outline its benefits.

What is Advanced SystemCare?

Advanced SystemCare v.12 by IObit is a top PC optimization tool that helps to clean junk files, clean registry, free up space on disk and free up memory, speed up RAM and CPU, as well as to monitor the system and web browsing, and thus protect sensitive personal data, block malicious websites, etc.

With optimization being the main suit, the program is accompanied by other IObit products, e.g. Malware Fighter, Uninstaller, Macbooster, Driver Booster, to cover all practical aspects. Well-organized and modern-looking interface makes sure that anyone can make use of and adjust the tool to individual needs. Free version is potent and has no time limitations, while fully-functional Pro version comes at reasonable cost.

Key features:

  • A complex utility to optimize, clean, speed up and safeguard a PCUser-friendly interface along with sophisticated design
  • Scanning, diagnostics, quarantine
  • Privacy and digital fingerprint protection
  • Anti-cryptocurrency mining, browser anti-tracking

Vendor description 

Advanced SystemCare 12 is a one-click solution for PC health, that works on Windows - 10 / 8 / 7/ Vista / XP, to be precise. It helps to clean useless, temporary and duplicate files; to free disk space, it manages startup items to boost startup time; and it monitors RAM and CPU use in real time. Pro version also provides deep registry clean, browser settings optimization, privacy security and digital fingerprint protection, as well as 24/7 technical support.

Installer file size

40.6 MB

Menu languages

33

$19.99 License

1 Year / 3 PCs

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Features Overview

Newest version (as of may 2019): v.12.3.0


Overall

Our Raiting

Clean & Optimize

  • 12 tools and special options  
  • scanning by categories 
  • ignore list


Speed up

  •  4 tools and special options
  • 3 modes (work/ game/ economy)
  • driver updater tool 

Protection

  • 6 special options
  • logs for 3-6-12 months
  • additional software to install

Interface

  • well-organized
  • user-friendly
  • functional

Scanning progress

  • pause & cancel options
  • items divided into groups
  • autofix option

Quarantine

  • informative
  • interactive
  • accessible after scans

Reports

  • hard to find
  • opens on website
  •  no export option

Support

  • 24/7 technical support
  • send Feedback option
  • online support slow to load 

In regards to popular “Advanced SystemCare free” search inquiry, we should note that yes, there are both Free and Pro versions available. Free is free (excuse such tautology) to download from the official IObit website, it isn’t restricted in time but rather in capabilities - basic PC optimization tasks, system monitoring and anti-spyware protection. Pro version costs 20 USD for 1 year use, and contains tools such as deep registry cleaning, scheduler, Internet speedup, virus/infection removal, RAM cleanup and more.

Installation, activation, updates

Right from the start we faced an unpleasant aspect - no access to updates due to the fact that the app had been initially ran and installed not as administrator. So we advise to pay attention and install it as administrator and thus avoid any hassle further on. Also, don’t forget to check updates from time to time, as they usually do not take long and may bring improvements you wait for.

Product activation is simple and quick - use the button in the bottom part. First, click the orange “Activate now” button to receive activation code via email when purchasing a Pro license. Then click a smaller “Enter code” link below the button and paste the code, hit “Register” and in few seconds you should get a notification popup and that’s it. Note, that this activation window cannot be minimized, only closed after activation.

How it works?

It all starts with PC scanning that is aimed at detecting issues to clean or optimize. As it runs, the progress in percents for each section of items is displayed, yet no timer for the task. Anytime a user can pause the process and see the summary so far. Similarly, the scanning can be stopped, although it is impossible then to proceed from that point and one has to start over.

A great option is ability to scan by categories, e.g. startup items, junk files, privacy traces, invalid shortcuts, registry entries, etc. In addition, users can set up automatic fix (while scanning), ignore list, skip item categories. As scanning ends, the summary of issues is displayed: informative, grouped by type, optimization potential if fixed.

Additional settings include logs and backup, ignore list, rescue center. After Advanced SystemCare is done with optimization and cleanup, it carefully keeps reports and logs of every task performed. Ignore list, or exclusions list, helps to specify files/folders/areas that will be skipped during scanning and, thus, make the process faster. Rescue Centre is basically a backup tool - to revert any changes.

  Complex cleanup, optimization and protection

  High speed, great performance overall
  Scanning time not displayed
  Frequent reminders to buy Pro version

Clean and optimize features

As said, “Clean & Optimize” tab always starts with a system scan. It is quite interactive, showing every stage (initialize database, critical areas, processes, registry, rootkit) and progress in percents for each, although overall progress isn’t visible, as well as scanning time. You can stop scanning but not pause it, so mind that when you stop and then scan again it won’t resume, it will start over from the beginning.

The utility also allows to scan specific areas only, by selecting issues from the left menu, e.g. startup items, privacy traces, junk files, invalid shortcuts, registry entries, spyware threats, Internet optimization, system optimization, etc. In addition, there’s the “Autofix” option - to set a default action for any (!) detected issues, so be careful here.

IObit’s Advanced SystemCare contains a wide range of special tools besides its core “clean & optimize” functionality. They all target different areas, such as startup, registry, internet connection, as well as include options for privacy protection and web surfing safety. These 12 main features are as follows:

Feature Available Description
Startup optimization Manage apps launched at PC startup
Privacy sweep Delete web surfing history
Junk file clean Remove obsolete files and free up disk space
Shortcut fix Repair broken file shortcuts
Registry clean Deep clean of registry objects to boost productivity
Spyware removal Detect and delete spy apps and other threats
Internet boost Check, optimize and speed up internet connection
System optimization Ultimate Windows optimization tool (Pro)
Registry defrag Optimize the registry and boost PC
Security reinforce Reduce risk of data theft or virus damage
Vulnerability fix Scan for system vulnerabilities to cover it up
Disk optimization Defrag hard drive or SSD for higher efficiency

Extra features

There is also a set of complementary features that might come handy in various situations. They are located under “Speed Up” and “Protect” tabs. For instance, Turbo Boost configuration allows to select and set one of the following PC modes: Work mode - shut off unnecessary apps/services, Game mode - stop unnecessary non-Windows services, Economy mode - set minimal power/battery consumption.

“Speed Up” tab also provides options like Hardware Accelerate, Deep Optimization, Toolbar Cleaner. Deep Optimization tool is especially useful, as it improves the hard drive, network and registry altogether.

Turbo Boost Shuts off unnecessary apps and services, 3 modes
Hardware Accelerate Updates drivers (*requires Driver Booster to install)
Deep Optimization Optimizes hard disk, registry and network settings
App/Toolbar Cleaner Removes old browser extensions (*requires IObit Uninstaller to install)

“Protect” tab offers various settings to secure personal or sensitive data while browsing on the web, which is an excellent addition to a PC optimization software that not all products have. Some of those are available in free version, others - only in Pro.

So, Privacy Shield (on/off) is aimed at protecting personal data by blocking unsafe or suspicious programs, and it has the exclusions list. Browser Anti-Tracking (Pro) erases web history data and support IE, Chrome, Firefox and Edge browsers. Face ID acts to block attempts to gain access to a web camera via newest facial identification technology. Surfing Protection speaks for itself, and is a browser extension detecting malicious activities and blocking annoying ads. Real-time Protector (Pro) is a real-time antispyware tool. Now, let’s compress all of it into little cheatsheet.

Privacy Shield Detects and stop attempts to steal data
Browser Anti-Tracking Cleans browsing history and digital fingerprints
Face ID Identifies thiefs via webcam (*requires additional setup)
Surfing Protection & Ads Removal Ad blocker and anti-spyware tool, 2 in 1
Homepage Advisor Protects homepage and browser against adware
Real-time Protector Anti-spyware/Anti-malware in real-time

Settings / Support

Advanced SystemCare is pretty flexible and adjustable. For example, in terms of interface, one can select font size, set program window transparency rate, choose the skin or even upload own image as background. And don’t forget 33 menu languages. For features and tools, go to Settings tab and select a chapter on the left to then customize how the app works in detail. Things like minimize to system tray, run at PC startup, add functions to context menu, etc.

Few of the most useful settings are ignore list and backup/logs. Although “useful” is debatable here, as users may only view elements that are skipped while scanning, but not add objects to it. In “Logs & Backups” we may access scanning reports for every instance, opened in a notepad. Again, not too informative, showing only general data and no detailed information. A tip: if you wish to save all that’s going on with Advanced SystemCare, set the maximum number of logs from 20 to 100.

There is also “Quick Settings” tab that basically is designed to assist in automation. For instance, if a user wants to set certain parameters for clean/optimization/protection features, or the general behavior of the program. However, this option is questionable in terms of practicality, and rather seems to be implemented as one additional way to nudge users to purchase Pro version.

From the program you can go directly to technical support web page, although it seems strange that it opens in Internet Explorer rather than a default browser. Send Feedback option is good, though, as well as Facebook/Twitter sharing buttons.

$19.99

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$69.95

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$11.21

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Advanced SystemCare review: Summary

Due to all-encompassing and comprehensive approach, IObit Advanced SystemCare is easily one of the best PC optimization utilities on the market right now. Cleanup and optimization are its key functions, letting users perform tasks by given categories. And even in spite certain drawbacks (e.g. new window for every action, no direct access to quarantine), user-friendliness and affordable price prevail.

  • User-friendly, modern, adjustable interface
  • Structured features
  • Ignore list
  • Backup / Restore
  • Set of extra features
  • Integration with other IObit software
  • Send feedback option
  • Competitive price & free version

  • Access to quarantine only after scanning
  • No ability to scan external files
  • Window with issues can’t be minimized or switched
  • –°omplicated Rescue Center

FAQ

How to activate Advanced SystemCare Pro? Why Pro?
While Free edition is available, with it one cannot perform full scan, turn on browser anti-tracking, RAM cleaning, deep registry cleaning, etc. Buy full Pro edition and activation is quite simple - make a purchase, get a code emailed, click Activate button and enter it, get access to all features right away.

How to use Advanced SystemCare optimizer?
Install the app (free or Pro), open it and start the scan. Wait for results, check the issues and optimization possibilities offered, decide and make a fix. Run the app periodically, when you feel a PC/laptop is slowing down, or detect suspicious behavior. Nothing complicated.

How can I view a report on issues?
After scanning view the quarantine. Or go to Settings > Logs & backup to view past activities.

Where can I get help about Advanced SystemCare?
Write a message to technical support (working 24/7 if you purchase Pro) by clicking a tab in the left menu.

Can I cancel subscription?
Yes, but money-back guarantee is only eligible for first 60 days of use. You may want to try trial version first.

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Useless software that I do not recommend.

It does not seem that this program is from the category of assistants. Rather, on the contrary, there are more problems from it than good. Sometimes it seems that it is designed to get passwords. After scanning the PC, she discovered "thousands" of problems on my computer

Pros:

  • Hardly ever.

CONS:

  • Simulates optimization help. After her so-called help, you have to re-configure your computer.
OVERAL
2.5
Quality
2
Ease of Use
2
Functionality
3
Ability
3
OVERAL
2.5
Quality
2.0
Ease of Use
2.0
Functionality
3.0
Ability
3.0

IObit Advanced SystemCare is an optimal system maintenance toolkit for undemanding users.

I have been using Advanced SystemCare from IObit since 2011. My level of computer skills is professional. Based on my experience, I can recommend relatively undemanding users who need a simple, safe and reliable system maintenance utility to buy the current version of Advanced

Pros:

  • Proven time simplicity, safety and reliability. Quick response and customer support friendliness.

CONS:

  • Hardly ever.
OVERAL
4.75
Quality
5
Ease of Use
5
Functionality
4
Ability
5
OVERAL
4.75
Quality
5.0
Ease of Use
5.0
Functionality
4.0
Ability
5.0

The application is respected and trusted by users. As a result, a high percentage of loyalty.

Over the years, I have used Advanced SystemCare software on all of my family`s computers. The pleasant impression left after working with the application prompts me to continue using Advanced SystemCare.

Pros:

  • A simple and effective solution for PC optimization.

CONS:

  • Hardly ever.
OVERAL
5
Quality
5
Ease of Use
5
Functionality
5
Ability
5
OVERAL
5
Quality
5.0
Ease of Use
5.0
Functionality
5.0
Ability
5.0

Advanced SystemCare from IOBit is a useful and functional utility for any Windows PC. Definitely worthy of attention as a simpler free version, and an advanced version of Pro, able to 100% justify the money invested.

IObit Advanced SystemCare is a feature-rich cleaning and optimization software for Windows. The program is quite simple and intuitive. It has a clean, modern interface that allows the user to easily navigate and quickly select the desired tool or function.

Pros:

  • Extended functionality. Ease of installation. Convenience and informative wizard cleaning, optimization and acceleration. Security. Tangible increase in PC performance.

CONS:

  • Hardly ever.
OVERAL
5
Quality
5
Ease of Use
5
Functionality
5
Ability
5
OVERAL
5
Quality
5.0
Ease of Use
5.0
Functionality
5.0
Ability
5.0

IObit's first-class PC cleaning tool includes tools to deal with emerging threats, including cryptographers that affect PC performance and boot time.

A few words about the difference between the free version of the Advanced SystemCare software and the paid version of Pro. Basically, these differences lie in the broader functionality of the Pro version.

Pros:

  • Clean, intuitive customizable interface. Effective security tools for Internet threats. Automatic cleaning activated by one click.

CONS:

  • Individual files found during scanning cannot be deleted. Some icons in the menu are too small, they are difficult to see.
OVERAL
4.5
Quality
5
Ease of Use
4
Functionality
5
Ability
4
OVERAL
4.5
Quality
5.0
Ease of Use
4.0
Functionality
5.0
Ability
4.0

The long-term successful experience of the IObit team in all its glory is demonstrated in the latest products of the company. Advanced SystemCare is no exception.

I already had previous experience using IObit products. Then I decided to try iolo System Mechanic 12 and iolo SM 17.5. After it turned out that the latest version is significantly inferior to the previous one, I again returned to the products from IObit.

Pros:

  • Really changes the computer for the better. IObit support is much better than iolo customer support.

CONS:

  • Using "deep registry cleaning" causes problems on some computers. Incorrect startup manager work.
OVERAL
4
Quality
4
Ease of Use
4
Functionality
4
Ability
4
OVERAL
4
Quality
4.0
Ease of Use
4.0
Functionality
4.0
Ability
4.0

Awesome quality work. Definitely recommend.

I admit honestly, I try to buy software for checking as little as possible. But I still bought IObit Advanced SystemCare. The quality of work just shook me. Now my Windows 10 computer has changed beyond recognition and is working at an incredible speed. It's nice that this software is updated automatically. Would definitely recommend.

Pros:

  • Quality, effective PC optimization.

CONS:

  • Hardly ever.
OVERAL
5
Quality
5
Ease of Use
5
Functionality
5
Ability
5
OVERAL
5
Quality
5.0
Ease of Use
5.0
Functionality
5.0
Ability
5.0

Advanced SystemCare is an ambiguous product from an ambiguous manufacturer.

I do not trust the company IObit, which produces generally good software. As for the Advanced SystemCare software, in my opinion, it is well thought out and fairly safe. I was pleased with the function that scans and prompts the user to block some programs at startup.

Pros:

  • The software is well thought out and safe enough. Good job scanner. Extended features of the paid Pro version. Adequate response to user requests.

CONS:

  • Controversial product features for faster performance and improved performance.
OVERAL
3.5
Quality
3
Ease of Use
3
Functionality
4
Ability
4
OVERAL
3.5
Quality
3.0
Ease of Use
3.0
Functionality
4.0
Ability
4.0

High-quality software for maintaining normal PC operation from IOBit, including such sections as: spyware threats, registry errors, privacy problems, unwanted files, Internet problems and shortcuts errors.

Software to maintain the normal operation of a PC usually involves the use of various tools to solve typical problems with computer performance. Advanced SystemCare from IOBit is no exception. The maintenance and cleaning package for Windows fully automates the entire process,

Pros:

  • Multitasking. Fully automated maintenance and cleaning process for Windows. The ability to manually select to improve some aspects of the operating system. Full support for Windows 10 and most integrated applications. Fast and high quality PC scanner.

CONS:

  • Hardly ever.
OVERAL
5
Quality
5
Ease of Use
5
Functionality
5
Ability
5
OVERAL
5
Quality
5.0
Ease of Use
5.0
Functionality
5.0
Ability
5.0

The statements made by IOBit on the program`s website that the program speeds up the launch of a computer by 300% or 200%, alas, have nothing to do with reality.

Advanced SystemCare Free is a program designed to manage, optimize and protect your PC. The advantage of the program is that it is compatible with all versions of the Windows operating system. I will not dwell on the installation of the program, as it is simple and should

Pros:

  • The program is easy to use. Tooltips are active for all parameters. This is especially convenient in the initial period of familiarization with the program. The possibility of personalizing the program by changing the theme and font size. The program automatically creates a rollback option when making changes. Options for turning on or off many automatic program tools.

CONS:

  • Some tools need to be downloaded before they become available.
OVERAL
4.5
Quality
5
Ease of Use
5
Functionality
4
Ability
4
OVERAL
4.5
Quality
5.0
Ease of Use
5.0
Functionality
4.0
Ability
4.0

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