System Management: IObit Advanced SystemCare Pro v4

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IObit Advanced SystemCare 4Introduction:

Maintaing your PC in tip top condition can be something of a chore if done manually, with the need for multiple softwares in order to fully manage and maintain the health of the registry, operating system (updates etc.), and hard disks in order to really keep the machine running smoothly.  In the past we have reviewed a number of system management softwares and the latest to receive our attention is IObit's Advanced SystemCare Pro v4.  The basic version of IObit Advanced SytemCare performs rudimentary system optimisation tasks which are great, but the Pro version adds a number of very useful apps which help boost any system's performance.

Specifications:

Provides a Complete Solution For PC Top Performance.

A simple registry cleaner cannot give you true performance boost. Advanced SysteCare Pro 4 combines Registry clean, defrag, system tune-up, shortcut fix, privacy sweep, junk files clean, disk fix and optimization, and more, to guarantee your PC run like a new one.

Finds and Detects More Hidden Problems of Security and Performance.

With our innovative "DEEP SCAN" technology, Advanced SystemCare PRO 4 has the highest detection rate in the industry and it is able to find the right root of your PC trouble.

Simpler and Easier to Use.

You do not need to be a professional or know much about computer. All you need to do is install it and a few clicks will make you enjoy the new PC feeling again.

Proven by More Users.

Advanced SystemCare is the NO.1 downloaded software in system utilities and has over 10 million users worldwide.

Key Benefits

Keeps your PC running at peak performance

Fully optimizes Windows for ultimate system performance and top Internet speed by unleashing the built-in power of your system, based on how you use your PC and your network configuration. Turns your PC into a business PC, a productive workstation, an entertainment center, a game machine, or a scientific computing PC.

Defends PC security with extra protection

Detects and analyzes Windows security environment. Scans and removes spyware and adware using up-to-date definition files. Prevents spyware, hackers and hijackers from installing malicious programs on your computer. Erases and updates your PC's activity histories.

More than 20 dedicated smart tools for everyday PC maintenance

Replacing the original "Utilities" module in version 3, Advanced SystemCare 4 integrates IObit's latest Toolbox which has more than 20 dedicated smart tools for everyday PC maintenance or advanced needs, including tools for system cleaning, optimizing and repairing, tools for security enhancement, and tools for full control over the system.

Automatically works in the background

Just install it and forget it. This powerful utility works continuously, automatically and quietly in the background on your PC. You can set it as your schedule or just let it work automatically when your PC is idle.

Review:

IObit has done a really good job of wrapping up a decent package for system management in an easy to use interface.  The installation is quick and simple (although we just had to turn down the option for a free IObit toolbar) and offered the installation of IObit Malware Fighter, IObit Game Booster and IObit Smart defrag (all of which are handy pieces of software).  The main software offers four main options: 'Quick care', 'Deep Care', 'Turbo Boost' and 'Toolbox'.

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The Quick care option offers a quick malware scan (scans and removes malware, adware and spyware), registry fix (optimises the registry for faster performance), shortcut fix (fixes broken shortcuts), privacy sweep (erases privacy and cookie date from browsers), and junk files clean (removes temporary and junk files to free up disk space) which provides a quick and easy system optimisation. For a more in-depth system tweak and performance optimisation, the software offers the 'Deep Care' program which performs the same as the 'Quick care' option but in more depth, also including system optimisation (checks to make sure all windows updates are installed etc.), Passive defense (prevents specific key and website access), disk scan (scans your hard disks for problems and tries to fix them), vulnerability fix (makes sure that there are no holes in windows security) and disk defragment (sort of self explanatory!). Certainly when we tested the both options,, IObit SystemCare Pro highlighted various errors and after taking a backup of relevant files the software fixed all relevant problems whilst providing a full log of all changes made.  Although in our instance the changes helped improve system performance, in the rare event that changes to the system cause problems the previously mentioned backup can be used to recover and reverse all changes made.

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In addition to the system management tools, SystemCare also offers a "Turbo Boost" option. In effect this can be used to really boost system performance by shutting down superfluous applications and background processes in order to free up CPU and memory.  Finally, there is a link to an advanced toolkit that provides individual links to the tools utilises through the 'Quick care' and 'Deep care' as well as a great number of other tools that can help recover files, optimise browser settings etc.

Price:

£12.77 (at the time of writing) for the Pro version

Verdict:

4.5/5 For the price, IObit Advanced SystemCare Pro v4 provides an excellent way of managing the upkeep of a Windows based PC.  The software covers all of the major areas of concern as regards sytem maintenance and we can wholeheartedly recommend it.