Advanced SystemCare

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Advanced SystemCare
Advanced SystemCare logo.png
Advanced SystemCare Screenshot.png
Screenshot of Advanced SystemCare 7 running on Windows 7
Developer(s) IObit
Initial release 2005
Stable release 7.3.0.454 (May 7, 2014; 60 days ago (2014-05-07)) [±]
Operating system Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP and Windows 2000
Platform IA-32 and x64
Available in English, Danish, German, Finnish, Dutch, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Serbian, Turkish, Russian, French, Brazilian Portuguese, Portuguese, Spanish, Korean, Czech, Simplified Chinese, Vietnamese
Type Desktop Utility software
License Standard: Proprietary freeware
Network edition: Trialware
Website www.iobit.com/advancedsystemcareper.html

Advanced SystemCare (formerly Advanced Windows Care) is a computer tool for Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, and Windows 2000 created by IObit. It is used to improve computer performance and speed.[1][2]

Background[edit]

Advanced SystemCare includes a free version and a paid (PRO) version. Functions on both versions include cleaning up computer registries,[3] doing a disk defragmentation, scanning for malware, and cleaning up broken shortcuts.[4]

The latest version of this program is a combination of the existing Advanced SystemCare with an antivirus engine provided by BitDefender.[5]

Functions[edit]

Quick care options includes two functions: Diagnose System and Maintain Windows. Diagnose System includes optimizing and repairing the system configuration, preventing spyware, defragmenting the disk and a security analyzer, which scans the computer to find hijacked settings.
The Maintain Windows includes cleaning up spyware, cleaning up the registry, privacy sweep and cleaning up junk files.[4]

Advanced SystemCare includes utilities such as tuneup, security and admin tools.[6] The tuneup 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 Explorer security and checking system files. The admin utilities are startup and Windows manager, Restore Center and Disk Explorer.[4][7][8]

Differences between Free and Pro version[edit]

The free version's functionality include basic system clean, fix, and optimization, as well as basic protection from security threats.[4] 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.[citation needed] The Pro version is very similar to the Advanced Vista Optimizer and are both PC tuneup tools.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Williams, Mike (2011-08-16). "Advanced System Care: Does the first public beta do enough?". BetaNews, Inc. Retrieved 2014-05-13. 
  2. ^ Schofield, Jack (2010-02-24). "Is IOBit Security 360 worth the risk? Martin Day is using anti-virus software from iobit.com, and wonders if he should continue with it or replace it….". Ask Jack Blog (The Guardian). Retrieved 2014-05-13. 
  3. ^ "How to clean up the junk on your PC". The Times of India. 2011-04-24. Retrieved 2014-05-13. 
  4. ^ a b c d Cho, Eddie (2013-10-29). "Advanced SystemCare Free at CNET.com". CNET. Retrieved 2014-05-13. 
  5. ^ "Activate Advanced SystemCare with Antivirus 2013 by License Key Code, Technojourney". TechnoJourney. 2012-06-30. Retrieved 2014-05-13. 
  6. ^ Peers, Nick (2011-04-26). "IObit launches Advanced SystemCare 4". PC & Tech Authority. nextmedia. Retrieved 2013-05-21. 
  7. ^ Rosenblatt, Seth (2009-01-23). "Advanced SystemCare Pro at CNET.com". Archived from the original on 2011-07-04. Retrieved 2014-05-21. 
  8. ^ "Advanced SystemCare Pro". CNET. 2013-05-16. Retrieved 2013-05-21. 
  9. ^ Gralla, Preston (2009-04-26). "Differences between ASC and AVO, Washington Post". The Washington Post. Retrieved 2013-05-21. 

Official Site[edit]

Advanced SystemCare Official English Site