Advanced SystemCare

Advanced SystemCare 12.0

Free
Optimizes and stabilizes a PC
4.1  (3,683 votes)
12.0.3 (See all)
Cleans junk files, repairs broken registries and links, optimizes the Internet settings and modifies the startup list. Monitors the CPU, RAM, and disk usage.

Version after version and upgrade after upgrade, Advanced SystemCare keeps offering its many users a useful, effective, and comprehensive PC optimization tool at no cost whatsoever. Focusing on a dozen sensitive areas that may slow down and/or compromise your PC’s safety, it offers to remove all junk files, invalid shortcuts, and privacy traces; fix your Windows registry entries; detect any spyware threats, and improve your computer’s overall performance by optimizing certain key settings.

The first task the program performs is a deep scan of your system in which it examines all those areas that may either compromise your privacy and safety or simply affect your computer’s performance. As noted above, Advanced SystemCare will not only detect and remove all unnecessary files taking up your precious disk space, but it will also make sure that your Windows startup and registry are working properly. It will also offer you tweaks to improve your Internet navigation and to speed up your computer’s performance.

All of the items found during the program’s scan can be easily fixed and/or removed by clicking once on the corresponding button. This 1-click fix-it-all option will not remove all security, performance, and system errors or threats, though. Here is when the program shows you a second report with all the problems that the free version of the program cannot fix for you, offering you the extended functionality of the PRO version. Note, that unlike many similar tools, this completely legitimate offer refers to issues that were not listed on the first report, which means that the free version of Advanced SystemCare delivers exactly what it promises – it simply offers you a deeper layer of protection.

Though Advanced SystemCare’s interface hasn’t changed much with this new version, it does come with some really interesting additions. One of them is the Privacy Shield, whose job is to detect and block any unauthorized access to your sensitive data (e-mail addresses, contacts list, etc.). Another one aimed also at protecting your PC from any intruders, is the Digital Fingerprint Protection, which will turn your Internet data and browsing preferences invisible to others. Last, the Unfinished Download File Clearing function, which will remove any files resulting from broken downloads – usually neglected and forgotten by download managers –that tend to pile up on your hard drives.

As usual, this new version of Advanced SystemCare comes with an impressive set of tools to help you clean your disks, improve your Windows 10 performance, shred and undelete files, locate empty folders, etc. You will find some other IObit products here that may be of your interest, such as IObit Uninstaller, Driver Booster, or Smart Defrag, which, combined with those listed in the program’s Action Center, can help you complete your IObit set of products, designed to protect and enhance your computer in an effective and comprehensive way.

Francisco Martínez
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Review summary

Pros

  • Offers a 1-click thorough scan of your system
  • Presents comprehensive status reports
  • Fixes all issues in the report with one click
  • Comes with an extensive toolbox of useful free utilities

Cons

  • Detects and presents you with issues that cannot be fixed with this tool
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