FREE for a Limited Time – Advanced SystemCare PRO Edition

Kingpin has done it again! My Internet friend Kingpin, who is always on the lookout for Tech Thoughts readers, has found another bargain that will save you 30 Dollars.

Advanced System Care Pro Edition is now free, for a limited time, from the developer IObit, in celebration of their fifth anniversary.

To obtain your free license, just visit the developer’s site; complete the CAPTCHA and you’ll be rewarded with the following screen.


As well as keeping your machine physically clean, it is always good practice to keep your computer’s operating system and subsystems clean, so that you can get maximum performance from your machine. This application can certainly help you do just that. Here’s our original review of this application from March 5, 2010.

When an application is downloaded almost a Million times in one week (last week), from CNET alone, you have to think, there must be something to it.

Application popularity is not always indicative of an application’s strength of course – I can think of more than a few super popular applications, that I wouldn’t have on a system for all the tea in China. But that’s a subjective analysis on my part.

In the case of IObit’s Advanced SystemCare, a comprehensive PC care utility, that takes a one-click approach to help protect, repair, and optimize a PC, I can understand the enthusiasm.

This application provides a super convenient solution for PC maintenance and protection. And if you like, you can complete all maintenance in a minute or two, with just one click.

Advanced SystemCare 1

Alternatively you can approach selective maintenance tasks individually.

Advanced SystemCare 5

The main user interface, which is restricted to a few push buttons, (spyware removal; Registry cleaning; privacy sweep; junk file deletion), couldn’t be easier.

You have the option of taking full control over each process however, if you prefer, as the following example indicates.

Advanced SystemCare 3

The application doesn’t stop with just maintenance though. With the optimization applet you have the opportunity to optimize your machine to reflect how you use it.

Advanced SystemCare 4

There are a host of additional tools, included with this application, for users who like to “get under the hood”.

Fast facts – from the developers site:

  • Ultimate Speeding Up with Turbo Boost

    Turbo Boost can speed up your PC by shutting down unnecessary background processes, cleaning RAM, and intensifying processor performance.

  • Enjoy That New PC Feeling Again

    Whatever version of Windows you’re running, enjoy that “good as new” speed usually only experienced on a brand new PC.

  • Next-generation Registry Deep Clean and Optimization

    Safely cleans registry junk, compacts registry bloats and defragments the whole registry for maximum performance. Finds and fixes the registry errors that other utilities miss with “Deep Scan” technology.

  • 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.

  • Quick and Extensive System Clean-up

    Boosts your system’s performance by cleaning missing files, destroying unwanted files, deleting obsolete files, and removing junk files. Supports clean-up of over 50 different types of junk files.

  • Powerful Hard Drive Defragmentation

    Fast, powerfully and incredibly effective Disk Defrag function to defragment hard drives – up to 10 times faster than other defragmentation tools.

  • Automated Working 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.

  • Defends PC Security with Extra Protection

    1. 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.

  • Fixes Multiple System Errors

    Keeps your PC stably and running at peak efficiency. Continuously repairs system configurations by eliminating system bottlenecks and preventing crashes.

System requirements: Windows  7, Vista, XP, 2000 (32bit and 64bit).

Download at: IObit

Advanced System Care tutorial on YouTube.

ASCP Tutorial

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Filed under Disk Cleaners, Free Full Versions, Freeware, Registry Cleaners, Secure File Deletion, Software, Software Giveaways, spam, System Utilities, Utilities, Windows 7, Windows Tips and Tools, Windows Vista, Windows XP

44 responses to “FREE for a Limited Time – Advanced SystemCare PRO Edition

  1. abhijit

    thankx am a big fan of ASC….

  2. Fabulous service. Wonderful offer. Insightful, concise commenting Bill.

    Talley Trans, Inc.

  3. Liam O' Moulain

    Will definitely be going with this one Bill.

    I love this program and getting the pro edition for free is a definite bonus.



  4. ASCPro looks a bit risky to me – especially after the fiasco with IObit Security 360. I think I’ll stick with CCleaner and Tweaknow Powerpack.

    Dave K

    • Bill Mullins

      Hi Dave,

      I’m curious as to how you determined that this application presents a risk. More specifically – what type of risk?

      While application download totals don’t always tell the story – in this case, I believe they do.

      The following download totals are from CNET, and only CNET:

      Total Downloads:* * 38,547,294*

      *Downloads last week:* * 299,150

      As well, this application has been downloaded 1,000s of times through Tech Thoughts, and I have yet to hear a sustainable complaint regarding this application.

      I do agree however, that CCleaner and Tweaknow Powerpack, are both excellent applications.


      • Hi Bill

        I had a bad experience with a similar Comodo product. You know the cold sweat you get when you realise that something vital has been screwed and your computer won’t boot properly any more? And System Restore says there’s nothing to restore? 😦

        Well – my policy is now to leave things alone if they’re working fine. If it ain’t broke …

        Keep up the good work, though. These freebies are always welcome.

        Dave K

        • Bill Mullins

          Hey Dave,

          That “cold sweat” feeling and I, are old friends. lol That, despite the fact that I know, only too well, that staying calm is most important. Gotta admit though, when system restore says – no can do – all theory goes out the window and then it’s time for WTF.

          I like you’re policy – If it ain’t broke …


  5. MM

    I still don’t trust all those tune-up utilities; I’m a bit afraid they delete something false and destroy my system.

    By the way, why is there a small smiley at the top of your blog? 🙂

    • Bill Mullins

      Hey MM,

      You must have a wide screen monitor – that smiley only shows up on a wide screen. The theme author is just having a little bit of fun 🙂

      You *should* be cautious when dealing with any application that can/will make changes to you system – that’s smart. But, in most cases (with a sophisticated and well established application), no changes will be made * unless* the user gives the go ahead. I’ve tested literally 100’s of this type of application, and I can only recall one (a Registry cleaner), that negatively impacted my test system. But the reality was, it was my fault, since I wasn’t paying as much attention as the application required.

      It’s always a good idea though, to create a system restore point prior to any system changes.


  6. CE

    Thanks for the upgrade! I have been using the free addition for awhile now.

    • Bill Mullins

      Hi CE,

      Good to hear from you.

      Interestingly, this article is the most read here today (despite the fact it’s only been up a few hours), and fully 85% of those readers have downloaded this application. I find that percentage quite astonishing!


  7. Very interesting program.
    It has many different functions.
    I had him last year, but lost it due to a system restore.
    I learned about this promotion today, but in another place.

    • Bill Mullins

      Hey Robert,

      I keep a separate partition just for “saved downloads” so that I don’t run the risk of losing anything. I highly recommend it.



  8. P.S.
    However, already distinguished for his safety, “bird” that I did not clean the registry.
    I have Tune Up Utilities 2009

  9. Ranjan

    Like Dave, i’m a bit concerned too… This is the same app no that had stolen Malwarebytes’s database for its spyware removal component..
    I’ll be sticked to what I already have..
    Anyways, thank you both Bill and Kingpin for the info..

    • Bill Mullins

      Hey Ranjan,

      Let’s be clear here – this is NOT the same app that supposedly stole Malwarebytes’s database. There was an accusation, made by Malwarebytes, which went nowhere, late last year, that IOBit Security 360 had “stolen”Malwarebytes database. In fact, I reported on it here, on Tech Thoughts. At the end of the day, this so called rumored theft was ignored by the tech community.

      I wouldn’t normally allow a comment that contains an unsubstantiated rumour, emphasis here on “rumor” Ranjin, but given that you’re a regular commenter who frequently makes worthwhile comments, I’ll allow this.


  10. Dave C

    It is a good product. I can not believe some of these comments some of these people are saying. Like if it isnt broken why fix it. I fix more computers like these people rant on about stuff like this. The truth is they can start a restore point then run it. Overnight experts is what they are. Have been repairing for 16 years, I see them all. Wonderful web site Bill. Thanks.

    • Bill Mullins

      Hi Dave,

      Good to hear from you.

      When I first ran a review of the free version in March of this year, these are just some of the comments:

      “Advanced System Care, administered in conjunction with IOBit Security 360, is the first security measure I apply on any computer I receive for repair or maintenance.” This is from Georg Lechner in Vienna, Austria, a highly regarded tech for whom I have great respect.

      “I downloaded this and it found over 9000 problems and fixed them all. Laptop still running okay so something must have worked!” From Paul Russell, one of my favorite long term readers.

      “I always like your posts as you personally test it and you write from your experience. I have used this software for almost a year and I really like it.” From John Wge.

      “It’s wonderful and FREE. I still use a couple of utilities on a regular basis (cc cleaner & Shred 3), and of course, all find one or two that the other missed. Nice to have an all in one that actually performs each task so thoroughly.” From Don Naphen. Another long term reader – Don has been around forever in the computer game.

      Take a look at the comment after yours Dave – too much. With literally 100s of Millions of downloads for this application, a comment like that just makes me shake my head.



  11. thoraX

    This application run havoc on my machine & my layer protector catch as virus file : “Virus.Win32.HUPIGON!IK

    • Bill Mullins

      Hey Thorax,

      I suggest that you read this article – Antivirus software on Wikipedia. Particularly the section, “dealing with problems caused by false positives”.


  12. kingpin

    Hi Bill,
    I really don’t know what to say must be a infection I guess!
    Yet another couple of giveaways!This time again WinX DVD to iPad Ripper and WinX Blu-ray Decrypter,


  13. There’s a big emphasis on numbers of downloads in this thread. I’ve often downloaded products, tried them out and uninstalled them within two minutes. A download does not equate to a satisfied user.

    Dave K

    • Bill Mullins

      Hey Dave,

      I can’t disagree with your experiences – they’re your experiences. Just as my personal experience with AVG (despite it’s first place ranking on CNET), makes it my least favorite antimalware application.

      I appreciate your comment – variety of opinion is a very good thing.



  14. Ranjan

    Hey Bill,
    I just said what i knew..
    If you think that its appropriate to have my comment deleted so as to avoid mis-understandings, go ahead. No problem.

    • Bill Mullins

      Hey Ranjan,

      I don’t believe in censoring comments. In over 2 years, I have only refused to publish 6. All of which, were insulting to other commenters.

      You are entitled, more so than most, to make a provocative comment. I enjoy you’re comments, and find them helpful. In this case however, it was important to note, that this was an unsubstantiated complaint which was generally rejected by the Tech community. Clearly, this complaint lacked validation, and amounted to little more than a “tempest in a teapot”.

      Rumors and unsubstantiated complaints can be harmful, and I needed to make it clear that I am not in favor of repeating this sort of thing.



  15. John

    Hi Bill,

    Yes you got me again, and it’s running as I type this.

    As a matter of fact it’s running the defrag component at the moment which I’m not sure whether I should let it run or just skip that bit, as I run “Smart Defrag 1.45” in the background as I believe you also do.

    Defragging programmes kind of confuse me because some do it with the speed of light and others seem to take hours, so what or which is the better option?


    • Bill Mullins

      Hey John,

      Got you again, huh?. Gotta love it. lol

      Since you’re running Smart Defrag in the background – you can skip this applet.

      You’re right – you’ve got “light speed” and, “what the hell is going on” speed. That’s because there are a number of defrag methods.

      “Light speed” (Quick Defrag), generally increases drive speed* *by defragmenting your most used files, which are defraged in place. Whereas, a Deep Defrag, different companies have various names for this, defrags by rewriting where the files are placed, with the most used files moved to the beginning of the drive.

      This is a pretty elementary explanation, but it will help you get the idea.



  16. Ranjan

    I too understand that rumours and unsubstantiated comments may be harmful but actually, my comment wasn’t really baseless… I just didn’t link it to that topic at malwarebytes’s forum.. Afterall, why would a reputed vendor risk his reputation by issuing fake messages..
    So i thought that there was a point and so i commented..
    Anyways, let’s close this topic.. We’re kinda going off-topic.. 😛

  17. Mal

    Hey Bill,

    Lively debate going on today, good to see. I look at it this way. If a product is still being hosted on CNET, then that is a good indication that it is at least safe to test out. I have tried out the free version of ASC, and it was a positive experience, as it brings a whole lot of tools that I use under “one roof”.


    • Bill Mullins

      Hey Mal,

      You’re right – a very lively debate today. Must be the weekend! lol

      I’m a fan of all-in-ones for average users, and ASC is one of the top of the line apps in this area.

      I know it’s Sunday in Australia already, (just about bed time here), so have a very cool Sunday Mal.



  18. thoraX

    Thanks Bill,for your prompt reply & I am late to the table….:-(
    I am aware about such false positive, just in this case they freeze my machine twice,till I reimage my hole drive my opinion & your mileage may vary !

    • Bill Mullins

      Hey Thorax,

      I hear what you’re saying. Having to do a re-install is always a lot of work, but I commend you for having the foresight to have an image ready to go. Well done – I wish more users were as cautious. 🙂



  19. Nightjar

    Bill – greetings from the UK

    I’ve picked up some good tips from your blog – thank you

    I noted your second para’: “Advanced System Care Pro Edition is now free, for a limited time… ” & I checked out the IObit ASC T&C’s. In part they read as follows:
    3. This GIVEAWAY version supports minor update, but it doesn’t support big update in the future, e.g. Advanced SystemCare PRO v3.5.1 can be updated to v3.X, but it cannot be updated to v4 or other advanvced versions.
    4. No technique support will be provided.
    [their grammar/spelling]

    QUESTION: I suppose this means that when IObit releases v4 there will be no more access to up-to-date definition files for this version, but otherwise I would be able to continue running this free version ?


    • Bill Mullins

      Hey Nightjar,

      Always glad to hear from the UK – been a while since my last visit, but I have to tell you, I could wander Westminster Abbey, or the British Museum, for days. In fact, I’ve done just that – more than once. lol

      You’re right – you will be able to run this version as long as you like.

      Now, this is supposition on my part but, I suspect, updated definition files will continue to be available since this is common practice in the industry. However, I’m not very comfortable with that answer so, allow me a few days and I’ll get that answer for you, directly from the developer.



  20. RoseD1st

    I already paid for this,its a great program!Those that dont have the pro version should really grab this one! 🙂

    • Bill Mullins

      Hi Rose,

      That’s sound advice. Thanks.

      As always, great to hear from you.



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