Protecting your PC against common Internet threats and keeping it clean and running smoothly at no cost is possible thanks to Advanced SystemCare. This free system optimization tool provides you with all the basic functionality your PC needs to stay away from hijackers and common viruses, as well as to get rid of all unnecessary files, leftovers, and other junk files, and to keep your registry as good as new.
The program’s appearance hasn’t changed much in the last few versions, but, actually, I can see no reason why it should. The program’s interface is attractive, intuitive, and easy to navigate, with a convenient combination of tabs and menus that makes it suitable for all users. Clean & Optimize, Speed Up, Protect, and the Toolbox are the program’s main options, and they perform basic yet efficient tasks to make sure that your PC’s performance and security are never compromised.
Clean & Optimize performs a thorough scan of your entire system, paying special attention to errors in the Windows Registry and in your shortcuts, as well as to any privacy issues and to all the junk files that may be cluttering your system and taking up valuable disk space. Among all these unnecessary files, those left behind by software programs when uninstalled are some of the most common ones. (To guarantee that that doesn’t happen again, the program has added IObit Uninstaller to its Toolbox.) The scan produces a comprehensive summary that also informs you about your system’s security, performance, and stability levels. You can then choose which items to fix or ask the program to fix them all with just one click.
The Speed Up options include Turbo Boost, Startup Accelerate, Deep Optimization, and App/Toolbar Cleaner. Once the scan process is over, you’ll be informed of all the issues that are slowing down your system’s startup, those that can be optimized to speed up your system, and those apps and toolbars that you very seldom use and are, therefore, merely taking up disk space. The Protect tab contains tools to protect your homepage and default search engine from being modified, your DNS settings from being hijacked, and your system from being attacked by trojans and other viruses.
Finally, the Toolbox has been enhanced with the above-mentioned IObit Uninstaller, a Startup Manager, a Driver Booster, and a Large Files Finder. (These three need to be downloaded first from the developer’s website by clicking on the corresponding icons.) All the tools are neatly classified under the program’s main categories – namely, Security & Repair, System Optimize, and System Clean – and they include IObit Malware Fighter, File Shredder, Undelete, or Smart Defrag, most of which need to be downloaded first.
Advanced SystemCare cleans up and speeds up your computer in just a few clicks, in a reliable and safe manner. The program is also a showcase for Pro, the program’s paid edition that offers you a plethora of other optimization, protection, and cleaning tools (you will see them marked with a “Pro” sign in the various menus and sections.)
- Intuitive and nice-to-look-at interface.
- Thorough scan processes.
- Comprehensive Internet protection.
- Excellent toolbox that includes IObit uninstaller