REVIEW: ADVANCED SYSTEMCARE
Advanced SystemCare is a computer tool for Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, and Windows 2000 created by IObit. Advanced SystemCare includes a free version and a paid (PRO) version. Functions on both versions include cleaning up computer registries, a disk defragmentation, scan for malware, and clean up broken shortcuts. The Free version includes basic system clean, fix, and optimization, as well as basic protection from security threats. The Pro version includes more automated tools: fuller system tune-up for speed, clean windows registry in depth, automatic and active optimization, malware & spyware scan and removal, 24/7 technical support, automatic updating, and different skins and themes.
The latest version of this program is called Advanced SystemCare with Antivirus 2013. This is a combination of the existing Advanced SystemCare with an antivirus engine provided by BitDefender. The Version 220.127.116.119 includes: Improved Malware Removal for safer protection; Improved algorithm for faster and deeper scanning in Shortcut Fixer, Cloned Files Scanner, and Disk Explorer; Improved Surfing Protection for safer online surfing and searching; Improved Privacy Sweep for better security; Improved Driver Manager for better hard drive performance; Added more supported languages; and Fixed bugs in previous version.
Advanced SystemCare includes utilities such as tune-up, security and admin tools. The tune-up utilities are cleaning and fixing up disks, boosting the system, removing duplicate shortcuts and Smart RAM. The security utilities are backing up files in the drivers and system, helping with Internet security and checking system files. The admin utilities are startup and Windows manager, Restore Center and Disk Explorer
This program is designed to be used by experts and novices. In its Simplified Mode, the main screen includes a big security status indicator showing the health status of your computer and a big button, Smart Scan, that launches the antivirus scan, and more. Switching to Expert Mode enables you many additional features.
Advanced Systemcare’s interface in Expert Mode is broken down into four maintenance options: Care, Toolbox, Turbo Boost and Action Center. The care options include cleaning up spyware, cleaning up the registry, privacy sweep and cleaning up junk files, optimizing and repairing the system configuration, preventing spyware, defragmenting the disk and a security analyzer that scans the computer to find hijacked settings. Turbo Boost lets experts speed system performance. It includes secure deletion, file undelete, and many other useful tools to optimize and clean up your computer.
In the Toolbox menu, the tools are divided into Cleaning, Repairing, Optimizing, Security, Control and Advanced Tools. The way it is organized, gives you an excellent preview of the tools this program has and uses for protecting your computer.
As a conclusion Advanced SystemCare is a free, simple system optimizer that fixes the most common computer problems, such as Registry broken keys, hijacked settings, a fragmented hard drive or junk files taking too much space. It also includes security tools that can detect and remove spyware, as well as prevent any other undesirable elements from entering your system. It even has an option to back up the system before applying any changes, an ability to download Windows system updates, you can use it in simple or a more complex mode, depending on your knowledge and needs and the scans and repairs are very quick and effective.