Advanced SystemCare Ultimate

Advanced SystemCare Ultimate 12.2

Remove virus and malware, and block unsafe websites
4.0  (152 votes)
12.2.0 (See all)

Designed to keep your PC protected against all kinds of online threats and fully optimized in terms of drive space, speed, Internet browsing, and overall performance, Advanced SystemCare Ultimate keeps appearing regularly on most system optimization tools lists as part of the top 5. Though equipped with a Bitdefender anti-virus engine, where this tool really shines is on the PC optimization arena.

As far as online threats protection goes, Advanced SystemCare Ultimate gives me mixed feelings. Not being a pure anti-virus tool manufacturer, the program uses a Bitdefender engine and a large enough virus database to protect your computer from all kinds of external attacks. Maybe this is why you can’t find data about this tool in any of the most widely known independent virus-testing labs. There you will find information about Bitdefender, their engine provider, but it’s difficult to know if the test results for the full-featured Bitdefender anti-virus utility can be extrapolated to this tool, where anti-virus protection is just a small part of its whole functionality.

Be it as it may, Advanced SystemCare Ultimate has never stopped being one of the best system optimization tools available in the market. Here is where this IObit utility does excel. Apart from the required anti-virus scans (quick, full, and custom), the program still offers one of the most comprehensive one-click performance scans I’ve come across. In one single operation, it will check your system’s startup, registry, junk files, and shortcuts, and will detect any vulnerability while finding ways to optimize your disks and to boosting up your Internet browsing speed. You’ll be provided with a comprehensive report with all the items that require fixing and all those files that are taking up free space unnecessarily.

Once your main Windows components and your storage devices are fully optimized, you can move to the Speed Up options. Here you can turn on (or off) Turbo Boost, which will stop all those services that don’t need to be up and running permanently in order to give an extra push to your computer. You can also update all your outdated drivers here, perform a deep optimization process (if needed), and clean up your browsers from unwanted toolbars and plug-ins.

As an excellent bonus, the program comes with an extensive toolbox that includes powerful and prestigious IObit utilities (IObit Uninstaller, Smart Defrag, IObit Malware Fighter, and Driver Booster), and a number of other programs to improve your RAM usage, find large files, manage your system’s startup, undelete files, make the most of your Windows 10 settings, protect your DNS, and many other useful utilities.

Despite its growing anti-virus and threat-protection capabilities, I will always look at Advanced SystemCare Ultimate as one of the best system optimization tools that you can find in the market, with marks regarding efficiency and effectiveness that very few competitors can beat.

Francisco Martínez
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Review summary


  • Includes a Bitdefender anti-virus engine
  • Offers three different scan types
  • Optimizes and speeds up your PC in a few clicks
  • Includes a toolbox with a wide range of products


  • No test results from this tool can be found at independent testing labs
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