Advanced SystemCare Ultimate

Advanced SystemCare Ultimate 11.0

Protects, cleans, speeds up, and optimizes your PC to keep it at its best
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11.0.1 (See all)

There are excellent Windows registry cleaners, junk files erasers, hardware accelerators, startup managers, performance boosters, anti-virus tools, and then there is Advanced SystemCare Ultimate, which offers you effective virus protection and all of those other tools in one single interface. This comprehensive PC protection and optimization tool can not only keep your system free from external threats, but that can also improve its overall performance.

Apart from the convenience of having all your PC optimization tools integrated into the same place, Advanced SystemCare Ultimate offers you a balanced combination of processing speed and effectiveness, of usability and attractive design. The program’s main functionality is divided into various sections – Antivirus, Clean & Optimize, Speed Up, and Toolbox. A fifth section, called Action Center, is but a showcase for other IObit products combined with a somehow hidden Software Updater (apparently limited to your browsers).

The Antivirus Quick Scan is fast enough to go through more than 27,000 items in less than two minutes. Besides, while other similar tools will try to lure you to buy the whole package by making up the most outrageous infections, this optimization tool is honest enough to tell that no threats have been found if the PC happens to be truly clean. Others might say that maybe the program simply failed to detect any threat at all, but that’s not what my anti-virus tool says. You can launch a full scan also, as well as a custom scan that will look for threats only in the disks of your choice.

When it comes to cleaning and optimizing your PC or laptop, IObit offers you a startup optimizer, a registry cleaner and defragger, a privacy sweeper, a spyware removal tool, a junk files cleaner, and a system and disk optimizer, among other useful utilities. Each of them could be sold as a standalone tool in itself – as some software companies love to do – and, as a whole, they become one of the most comprehensive sets of cleaning and optimization utilities available in the market.

The Speed Up menu includes four tools – Turbo Boost and Deep Optimization can be switched on right away, while Hardware Accelerate (basically, a driver updater) and App/Toolbar Cleaner require you to download and install additional software. This is nothing new in the IObit range of products – a software design strategy that I can’t help finding a bit annoying, though I admit it may have its pros. That’s the way the Toolbox works, an interesting addition that offers you nearly 20 new utilities that nicely complement an already packed-up tool. You can download and install other IObit products from here (Uninstaller, Drive Booster, Smart Defrag, etc.) as well as some neat extra functions to manage your startup, boost up your Internet browsing, improve your Windows 10 experience, undelete or shred files and folders, scan your disks for large files and empty folders, or fix some basic hardware errors.

Though labeled as a powerful anti-virus tool, Advanced SystemCare Ultimate is much more than that. It is a comprehensive collection of tools, functions, and utilities designed to make your PC perform better in a fully protected environment.

Francisco Martínez
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Review summary

Pros

  • Includes an extensive list of optimization tools
  • Comprehensive system optimizer
  • Attractive and functional design
  • System speed-up utilities
  • Large file finder

Cons

  • Some of the utilities have to be downloaded and installed to work
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