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IOBit Advanced SystemCare 10 Free review

IOBit Advanced SystemCare 10 Free is the latest iteration of the all-in-on cleanup and optimization suite for Windows devices.

While the new version does not ship with many new features, there is only FaceID and it has limited uses, most of the tools that the suite ships with have been improved.

As far as FaceID is concerned, it is added to Advanced SystemCare's ever growing list of protection tools. FaceID requires a web cam that is connected to the PC. Once set up, it will monitor the PC for unauthorized use using facial recognition technology.

Basically, what it does is capture the photo of any unauthorized user (anyone but you) so that you see who tried to access your PC in your absence. The feature may or may not be useful depending on how you are using the PC.

IOBit Advanced SystemCare 10 Free

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The installation of Advanced SystemCare 10 Free does not hold any surprises. You may select custom install to change the installation directory and block the creation of a desktop shortcut, but that is about it. No unwanted third-party programs or anything like that; good.

The program does add itself as an auto-starting service, and to the system start however. You will also notice a series of connection attempts to IOBit servers which you can block without losing program functionality it seems.

IOBit Advanced SystemCare 10 Free divides its tools into the following groups: speed up, protect, clean & optimize, toolbox and action center.

  • Speed Up: Tools in this group list a number of tweaks that you may apply to your system. There is a Turbo Boost feature that releases RAM by stopping unnecessary apps or services, an option to remove toolbars and malicious apps or plugins, and an option to scan for outdated drivers.
  • Protect: Only the Homepage protection is enabled by default. This monitors system browsers for unwanted changes to the homepage or search engine. Other options include the previously mentioned FaceID protection, browsing and ads removal, and an option called reinforce for Windows 10. The latter offers a collection of tweaks to block telemetry data and disable certain features such as administrative shares or remote assistance services.
  • Clean & Optimize: This looks like a temporary file cleaner on first glance, but it is more than that. It runs a variety of checks that include scans for junk files but also for startup items, Registry issues and more. This is not as comprehensive as specialized tools like CCleaner, but it covers a lot of ground.
  • Toolbox: This is an assortment of various tools, of which some need to be downloaded before they can be used. Tools include the usual, a file shredder and undelete tool for instance, or a Registry defragmenter. These tools are not needed all the time -- some not at all as they are mostly snake oil --, but others may come in handy at times.

Some items are marked as Pro which means that they cannot be used by users of the free version.

Closing Words

IOBit Advanced SystemCare 10 Free ships with a massive list of tools and features. Some can be extremely useful, others on the other hand can best be described as snake oil. This does not make it a bad program or program suite, but it may be time to look hard at the features that the suite offers and maybe remove those that are proven not to be beneficial to the system.

Tools like Turbo Boost, Smart RAM, Registry Cleaner or Internet Boost need to be mentioned in this regard.

Advanced SystemCare 10 Free is a well designed program on the other hand that some users will find useful.

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Comments

  1. Notforme said on October 27, 2016 at 2:42 pm
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    I tried an older version a while ago and uninstalled it after very short time because the program was constantly attempting to call home. The performance of the program itself did not leave any noteworthy impression with me.

    1. Negroj said on November 3, 2016 at 11:19 am
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      Please Martin stop reviewing this piece of crap.
      this should be at least qualified as PUP if not worse.
      after your previeous iobit review, i think it was the uninstaller , I als did a evaluation, but this turned out to be totally negative.
      to be honest the program I’ve installed was not bad on it’s own, but once you got an update the misery began.
      luckly that was in a test setup.

  2. Tod said on October 27, 2016 at 2:55 pm
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    Bad idea. Iobit and Advanced System Care and many other popular brands have adware preinstalled in them. Run Dr. Web Cureit to see for yourself. Bitdefender Free Antivirus has a keylogger in it. You should check these things out before recommending them.

    1. I want sources said on October 27, 2016 at 5:07 pm
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      Do you have a source for Bitdefender Free Antivirus having a keylogger? I can’t find anything but I would like to learn more about this as I know people who use this claiming it’s better than Avira, which I use.

      The only application I know had something like a keylogger was nProtect GameGuard used by many games https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NProtect_GameGuard

      1. give me pr00f said on October 30, 2016 at 6:38 am
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        Bitdefender is better as well as Avira. Though Avira did score the same detection as Bitdefender though. Also. Where did you ever get Bitdefender having a keylogger. Got a source? Of-course you don’t!

  3. albresc said on October 27, 2016 at 7:25 pm
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    Isn’t this from China (here we go again)?

    Thanks but no thanks …

  4. HeyheY said on October 27, 2016 at 7:28 pm
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    I find EMSISOFT the most reasonable producer of security products.

  5. DarkBrickious said on October 28, 2016 at 2:47 am
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    IObit Uninstaller is a good product that I deploy on all my builds as standard however SystemCare does come accross as a bt gimicky.

    Is reg cleaning really just “snake oil”? Personaly I use CCleaner and I cannot list how many times this has saved me much hassle especialy as so many apps leave debris behind after uninstalls – Office, Java etc, etc…

  6. Brian Piper said on October 28, 2016 at 9:08 pm
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    Hello,

    I want to download and use “IOBit Advanced SystemCare 10 Free”. But when I left mouse click on the “Activate Now” icon in your sample screen display, nothing happens.

    In looking over your site I cannot find any other means to get this software.

    I am probably missing something obvious, but I don’t know what it is. Please enlighten me and tell me how to download this software.

    Thank you.

    1. iobit said on October 31, 2016 at 9:07 am
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      Hi,

      This is IObit Customer Service.

      Would you please contact us via [email protected]? We will reply you in 24 hours.

      Thank you for your support.

  7. LD said on October 28, 2016 at 9:14 pm
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    I installed this a few months ago. I was trying to get an older version of LibreOffice off my system and was having a lot of problems making it happen – not even the LO forum could help me get rid of it. Having devoured multi-megabytes of bandwidth, I eventually gave up. Iobit SystemCare could not do it either, so I uninstalled it.

    Not related to my LO problem, I updated Adwcleaner and ran it (only because I had not run it for sometime). It isolated SystemCare as a PUP and promptly deleted the leftovers from my previous uninstall of the product. I would not be surprised if companies left behind stuff that calls home. You think you have avoided the stuff (bloat) that you do not want and find out that they have put surveillance in the product which remains after you uninstall it. I hope they have not stooped that low.

  8. Herman said on October 31, 2016 at 5:32 am
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    Love IOBit Unlocker, really does the job but this? No thanks. Have tried an earlier version of SystermCare and found it bloated, unnecessary and a tiny bit intrusive. Computer seems to be humming along just fine without its services. Gonna pass the opportunity up.

  9. Mark Hazard said on November 9, 2016 at 6:13 pm
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    I stopped using IOBit Uninstaller some time ago. I liked it at first, but later I found that with each update, it tried to install additional unwanted software which I had indicated that I didn’t want. So I got Revo Uninstaller Pro, which does a decent job.

  10. Bill Corser said on January 1, 2017 at 1:20 pm
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    I recently had the update to v10.1 Pro. Now some programmes that I had got runnign well start giving me the ‘Not Responding’ or on trying to start them ‘.. stopped working’. Is there something that the installation does to the Registry?/

    Programmes affected include xplorer2 Lite and Collection Studio. Sometimes, when I try to get Task Manager to close a ‘Not Responding’ programme that gives the ‘Not Responding, too!

  11. Michelle Terrinoni said on June 27, 2017 at 3:29 pm
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    Another developer I like is EZ System Repairs, their pretty awesome! http://ezsystemrepairs.com/

  12. Finn Pedersen The Greath Dane said on August 3, 2017 at 2:54 pm
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    Well I don’t think that there is any other that even get’s close to IORBIT…been using it for years. Maybe you alle are use to scecond best… maybe you are low on chash so need to get it for free… even then you will get the best of the best..

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