Advanced SystemCare PRO is a PC system utilities application that has powerful scanning engines and a multitude of other useful features. We liked how effective the scanning engines were in identifying the most pressing issues currently affecting the performance of our system. Most of this application’s features work splendidly, but there were a few that we found didn’t function properly, such as the System Backup feature. We were also frustrated with the fact that there are other features that aren't even included with the application and you have to download and install each of those features individually.
Advanced SystemCare PRO PC system utilities offers a variety of computer scans. These scans look for spyware, registry errors, traces of your activity and junk files while defragmenting your hard drive and optimizing your system configuration and security settings. With just one click, Advanced System Care will scan for 10 different problems your computer may have.
Disk Explorer helps you determine which files or folders are taking up the most space on your hard drive. This PC system utilities feature makes it possible for you to free up the maximum amount of hard drive space.
IObit Uninstaller is superb because it not only uninstalls an application, it also scans for files and registry keys that are still on your machine even after the application is uninstalled. Startup Manager allows you disable startup entries, but it doesn’t indicate whether you system needs them or not. When you use this feature of PC system utilities, we recommend that you research each entry and determine its purpose before you decide to disable it.
Advanced SystemCare PRO offers more than 20 tools for PC maintenance. DiskCleaner is one of these tools and helps you remove unnecessary backup, cache, log and other junk files, freeing up the hard drive space they once occupied. Disk Doctor checks your disks and their file system for errors. Any errors found by this element of the PC system utilities are automatically fixed to prevent any data loss from occurring. File Shredder permanently deletes selected files or folders to prevent them from being recovered.
Shortcut Fixer looks for shortcuts that link to applications that were recently installed or moved. This feature within the PC system utilities finds new targets for shortcuts that link to existing applications and deletes those whose applications were uninstalled.
Driver Backup is actually four features rolled into one. Not only can it back up your device drivers, it can also back up cookies, the registry and your Internet Explorer bookmarks. We had some issues getting the Registry Backup plug-in to function properly though. We were disappointed that this feature has no option for restoring the drivers you’ve backed up.
IE Security Assistant is a feature that’s only helpful if you use Internet Explorer. It helps you keep track of your Internet Explorer settings, plug-ins and extension. This feature would’ve been more helpful if it had sections for Firefox and Google Chrome users.
The System Backup feature is intended to perform complete and specialized backups of your computer and let you recover files from the backups you’ve created within the application. However, we had problems operating this feature. It would sometimes let us complete a backup or restore task, but it would also lock up, crash and give us error messages the next time around.
The Turbo Boost feature changes the appearance of each application's window in your operating system and disables unnecessary background applications and Windows functions. Internet Booster optimizes a series of TCP/IP and Firefox settings to help you get the most out of your internet connection. IObit Registry Defrag could be an effective feature if it didn’t require so much memory to analyze and defragment the registry. Smart RAM optimizes your memory by dipping into the pagefile to increase the physical and virtual memory you have available.
Advanced SystemCare PRO PC system utilities have easy-to-use features, but the fact its data backup features crashed and other features aren’t even available unless you download and install them creates some issues. We had no problems figuring out this application’s functional features, which provided simplified solutions that could be understandable for a universal audience of users.
IObit provides its Advanced SystemCare PRO users with a product manual that’s pretty much a webpage with a lot of information about how to use this PC system utilities application. There’s a user forum, but it has more information about a beta version of this application than it does the current one. If you need technical support, your best bet is the support contact form that’s displayed on their website. The biggest drawback to IObit’s customer service is the fact that a majority of it is only available to people who have purchased the product.
Our favorite part of Advanced SystemCare PRO was its scanning engines. We liked the other features this application had to offer, but a few of them malfunctioned and others were not included with the software – they had to be downloaded and installed separately. Overall, this PC system utilities application is effective, but it also has its limitations.
Advanced SystemCare PRO’s scanning engines can keep your PC maintained.
There are a lot of features you have to download and install.
This application provides solutions for sluggish computers, but it has limitations.