IObit's Advanced SystemCare Ultimate is a powerful optimization suite for Windows, and with the latest release comes a host of interesting, new utilities.
More than 30 utilities to optimize your PC
Advanced SystemCare Ultimate allows you to clean, maintain, and improve your PC's performance.
Those interested will find the Toolbox useful, which provides access to a wide range of utilities divided by category (Clean, Repair, Security, System Optimize, and Clean System), allowing you to maintain your machine and ensure top performance.
Among other things, you can defragment and optimize the hard disk, manage drivers and processes, change the settings of the OS, irreversibly destroy files, run defrag in the registry, and find problems and vulnerabilities that can compromise the security of your PC.
Useful for most geeks is Advanced SystemCare widget Performance Monitor, which shows the percentage of CPU usage, RAM, hard disk and network traffic, and includes tools to free up RAM memory and capture screenshots.
The Rescue Center lets you create and manage system restore points, while Turbo Boost is a feature that can speed up Windows by disabling processes and services unnecessary for specific functions.
Another upgrade for Ultimate from the other versions of Advanced SystemCare is the more robustantivirus module which uses the No.1 ranked Bitdefender engine to protect your PC from network dangers, and the IObit Malware Fighter engine to intercept malware. Add to this the Real-time Protector (which proactively protects against spyware) along with the Browser Anti-Tracking (which erases all traces of your web-navigation after you close your browser), and you can be certain of the safety of all your online experiences without having to compromise on speed.
Advanced SystemCare includes other utilities, such as the Program Deactivator, which disables unnecessary processes in the background, HomePage Protection, which prevents unauthorized modification of the homepage and the search engine of your browser. Android users can also enjoy the benefits of ManageMyMobile, which helps you clean, manage processes, and remove malware from your smartphone (this requires the installation of Advanced MobileCare). ManageMyMobile also retrieves information about your device, lets you capture screenshots in real time, and is capable of displaying photos, music, videos, contacts, and applications on your device.
Inside the suite, you'll find two other well-known pieces of software: IObit Drive Booster, which keeps your drivers constantly updated to the latest version, and IObit Uninstaller, an advanced tool to uninstall software and browser plug-ins.
Finally, the latest version of Advanced System Care includes, among other things, a startup manager with a 1-click optimization feature to automatically speed up the system boot, and Default Program, which allows you to set the default software for each category (browser, audio player, video player, photo viewer, PDF reader, and manager of compressed archives). Another new feature worth mentioning is a Plug-in/Toolbar Cleaner that protects against the potentially harmful results of some plug-ins.
Users of the free version will also notice a number of other addition to Advanced SystemCare Ultimate 8, including tools like Win Fix, Smart RAM, Internet Booster, Registry Cleaner, Disk Cleaner, and Ultimate TuneUp to get the best performance from your machine.
Everything at your fingertips
Advanced SystemCare has a cleaner, with a more streamlined look than previous editions. The suite is very usable and the home screen gives you quick access to all sections of the product: Care, Protect, Toolbox, Turbo Boost, and Action Center.
The design is simple and elegant, and can be modified with a variety of skins to suit your taste. There are five available by default in the suite, and you can change the background with an image uploaded from your PC.
A handyman suite
If you're looking for a suite that ensures security and offers optimization features for your PC, Advanced SystemCare is an all-in-one solution, recommended for complete care.