An easy computer health choice
IObit Advanced SystemCare is a free, safe program that performs several utility tasks on your computer like deleting files, optimising disk space, and fixing functional errors. However, this one provides more value than many programs do with paid editions like CCleaner.
SystemCare has a pro version, but the free application has a strong set of features. It can be noted that although they do advertise the paid version, the free one clearly marks where the extra starts.
There are six different sections which clearly define what the program does. There is the care section, the speed up area, Protect location, the toolbox, the software updater, and, finally the action centre. These all play into the extensive support provided by IObit.
User interface and accessibility
The display panel has a modern appearance. With different shades of blue, black, and purple, the application has a sleek feel to it. The buttons are well built and clearly defined. The only downside of the control panel is the ads, but they are unobtrusive.
The actual interface is easy to use. As mentioned earlier, there are six clearly defined areas and each is simple to use. The application displays all the information needed through small Info text boxes or lightly coloured words to the side of the option.
The most important feature of the system care is startup optimization. When used on a computer, the speed of the startup goes up significantly along with the time it takes for the system to start running optimally. AVG TuneUp, however, does a bit better of a job in speeding startup.
Other important functions are the traditional Junk File clean up, disk optimization, Internet boost, and shortcut fix. However, it also comes with Privacy Sweep which deletes all your passwords out of any browser.
Beware of the Registry Defrag. It has been known to cause problems on PCs, accidentally deleting important information from the operating system. Keep this in mind when selecting from the various processes available.
Speeding the disk
IObit Advanced offers deep optimization with the free version. Even though it is not as good as the pro, it does actively speed your computer up modifying softwares for increased speed. The separate Driver Booster does an even better job with boosting gameplay.
The Turbo Boost also provides even deeper specialization. By giving the option to be in work, gaming, or battery saving mode, this function gives greater control over the mechanisms of the PC.
This application prides itself on security functions as well. The latest version Advanced SystemCare carries surfing, email, and ads protection. With the simple installation of an extension, each of these areas is protected from threats.
One of the newest features in the software is Face IDing. Whenever someone tries to access your computer, it identifies them by their face. If there is an unrecognized appearance, it will alert you. It requires a simple download to activate the function.
Possibly one of the most useful features of the app is the Homepage advisor. It keeps the user aware of any unauthorized changes to the home page. This function especially helps with ensuring the integrity of the notifications displayed on the browser.
Connectivity and integration
IObit has many other programs for the improvement of your computer. For example, there is the very popular Drive Booster that repairs and downloads gaming drives. This and more can be synchronized with Advanced SystemCare.
In the tool box and speed up sections, the program displays and offers short descriptions for all the other applications offered. Each download is a quick process with a fast installation time. Overall, they have a tightly connected circle of apps, unlike CCleaner Professional Plus, which requires a lot of separate downloads.
Bugs and issues
Other than a few problems with the system registry, there are no apparent issues. Also, the 24/7 service will solve any problems. This help is made available from China as IObit is a Chinese company. Also, they have a feedback option in case anything goes wrong in the system.
There should be no worries of Advanced SystemCare being a virus. There is no malware, and it is utterly safe for use.
There is no end to computer optimization software like Iolo System Mechanic, Glary Utilities, and CCleaner. Against Iola, SystemCare is similar. However, SC has a much better interface, while System Mechanic has a better explanation of the analysis process, while holding back more for premium.
Glary Utilities has a rather similar to a great interface as well. However, in comparison to Advanced SystemCare, it lacks a good description of what is going on and it also suffers from licensing.
CCleaner has better performance but suffers from licensing issues as well. Unlike IObit, the cleaner doesn't have an easy way of integrating all the different parts during the optimization. Both software provide excellent security.