Advanced SystemCare is a Windows optimisation suite that cleans and maintains a PC, thereby improving its performance. The suite comprises a “toolbox” that offers access to a range of well-categorised utilities, letting users manage and maintain system components at an advanced level. The suite also lets users optimise and defragment the disk, manage processes and drivers, modify OS settings, etc.
Advanced SystemCare is available in two flavours: one is a free tool and the other one is the paid “PRO” kit. The premium suite is $19.99 for a year and can be used on up to three PCs. There is an even more premium, security-focused version available called Ultimate that ushers in a lot more security tools for protection against worms, Trojans, viruses, etc.
Advanced SystemCare PRO comes with multiple features that either don’t come with the free tool or are improved versions of features available with the free purchase. The premium version offers real-time optimisation as well that helps keep a constant check on system gunk. There’s also a desktop widget and performance monitor that lets users view their computer’s disk, CPU, RAM and network usage.
The tool is a convenient and fast way to clean a PC, and it comes with certain security features that safeguard a user’s computer from online attacks. Moreover, the tool provides micro-level control too, if needed. Unlike certain system optimisation and cleanup tools, Advanced SystemCare provides a complete description of the files being removed, and the services and programs being suspended.
The suite’s primary weapon is the scanner, which looks for privacy traces (stored history records such as typed web URLs), startup items, invalid shortcuts, junk files, spyware threats and registry entries. Deep scans could take some time. For fuss-free, complete cleaning, this IObit suite can hibernate, shut down or put a computer to sleep once work is done.
The “turbo” mode disables certain applications and services running in the background, which also includes Device Association Service and Windows Front Cache. The benefits are usually not visible immediately and this feature comes in handy when working on something basic.
The software can be installed on up to three computers, and it’s available for Windows 7, XP, Vista, Windows 8 and Windows 10 computers. The application is fairly lightweight and should not take too long to download and install.
The software package should be downloaded from the product’s official website. The Firefox and Internet Explorer versions can be installed with a single mouse button click. However, visiting the Chrome Web Store is mandatory to install the Chrome edition.
The latest build of the suite enhances the already excellent toolkit, besides offering fresh security-focused options. For instance, there’s Security Reinforce that helps safeguard privacy by addressing system vulnerabilities and intimating the user when a program tries to modify the computer’s homepage.
For any software experience to be good, the support services it comes with is vital, besides the actual product quality. Advanced SystemCare’s support team is quite robust and responsive and is divided for paid and free users. Usually, they respond to queries within two business days.