Advanced SystemCare takes a one-click approach to protect, repair, clean, optimize and eventually speed up your PC. With over 150 million downloads worldwide, this fantastic, award-winning, PC Repair Software is a “must-have” tool for your computer to make your PC running like a new one. It’s easy to use and 100% safe with no adware, spyware, or viruses. To better protect users’ online privacy with Advanced SystemCare, “Protect” tab is newly added, which is designed to provide quick access to protect browsing from being tracked by automatically cleaning privacy traces once browser closed and detect and resist the attack of malicious plugin/toolbar by Browser Anti-Tracking and Plugin/Toolbar Cleaner in this tab.
For many people, buying a new computer is the obvious answer for dealing with a PC that has started to slow down. Thankfully, that isn’t the only solution. You can save yourself hundreds or even thousands of dollars, if you invest in a tune-up utility, such as IObit Advanced SystemCare Pro. The application lets you perform all of the system-repairing actions found in IObit Advanced SystemCare Free, and it also adds real-time optimization, a deeper Windows registry cleaner, and other features. Advanced SystemCare Pro doesn’t quite match AVG TuneUp and Iolo System Mechanic’s ability to tune up a PC, but the application is one to consider for premium performance cleanup at a good price.
Advanced SystemCare Pro contains several new, system-enhancing and security-focused tools. On the system side, there’s the rebuilt IObit Undelete (which supports file recovery across internal and external storage) and a new disk optimization engine that improves disk performance. On the security side, there’s Security Reinforce (which helps diagnose and fix system weaknesses) and Homepage Advisor (which detects homepage and search engine changes to avoid browser hijacking).
When you run the program, it prompts you to run a system scan by clicking the Scan icon that lives in the widget and the desktop application. Doing so causes Advanced SystemCare Pro to scour your PC for problems and initiate fixes—a standard PC tune-up utility experience.
Advanced SystemCare Pro has a handful of features that are either enhanced or aren’t available in Advanced SystemCare Free, including Disk Cleaner (which removes junk files), Internet Booster (which is designed to improve your PC’s Internet connection speed), and Registry Cleaner (which repairs the problematic Windows registry). It has real-time system optimization, too, which helps keep system gunk in check on the fly, too. These is a common list of features, and you find them in similar premium tune-up utilities, such as Iolo System Mechanic ($14.98 at iolo technologies) , and SlimWare Utilities SlimCleaner Plus.
Unlike Advanced SystemCare Free, Advanced SystemCare Pro has a useful desktop widget, Performance Monitor, that lets you view your PC’s CPU, disk, network, and RAM usage. In fact, the revamped tool also alerts you when those elements are running at high capacity. Performance Monitor has shortcut icons that let you power down your PC, kill processes, take a screenshot, and execute other useful features. It’s a fine way to get at-a-glance information about your computer without opening the full-size Advanced SystemCare Pro application.
Advanced SystemCare Pro also urges you to download other IObit software to protect your PC and improve its performance. For example, if Advanced SystemCare Pro doesn’t detect third-party antivirus software on your PC, it suggests downloading IObit Advanced SystemCare Ultimate, which fights malware. If you want a big picture view of the PC protection landscape, check out our roundup of the best antivirus software.
IObit Advanced SystemCare Pro is a noteworthy tune-up utility that deftly improves PC performance. It may not quite measure up to AVG TuneUp and Iolo System Mechanic, the category’s Editors’ Choices, but the program comes close and is a bit less expensive. It’s unfortunate that IObit has license limitations and requires you to download (and, in some cases, pay for) other software for the full tune-up experience, but Advanced SystemCare Pro is a solid application, nonetheless.
The program comes in multiple languages. Smart Defrag’s installation process includes some advertisements and offers, which slightly detracted from its score. If you’re not interested in IOBit’s additional features, you can easily skip these optional extras, however. This disk defrag software runs on all Windows operating systems (XP and newer), including Windows 10, and the installation file takes up less than 1.3KB of space on your hard drive.