Advanced SystemCare 17 is the latest edition of IObit's feature-packed PC maintenance suite.
Just as with many similar packages, you get tools to control your startup programs, defragment your hard drive, manage running processes, find and remove duplicate files and back up and update your drivers. And these work just fine - but they're only the start.
The suite can also detect and remove malware; undelete files; optimise your PC for better gaming performance; securely delete confidential documents and more.
SystemCare includes a Protect module, which can help to manage and clean your browser toolbars, protect you from various online threats, customise Windows security settings and keep your browser home and searches pages safe from malicious changes.
The Software Updater makes sure all your key applications are the very latest versions.
Default Program can set your default browser, email program, image viewer, media player, PDF reader and archive extractor, all from a single screen.
The Performance Monitor is a desktop gadget which displays your CPU, RAM, disk space and network usage, as well as options to clean RAM, take a screenshot or close down or restart your PC.
Elsewhere, the rebuilt Startup Manager takes better control of your startup programs. IObit Uninstaller removes unwanted applications, toolbars, even Windows 10 or 11 apps. There's support for optimising SSDs, extended support for cleaning up even more privacy traces, and the entire package now runs on anything from Windows XP to Windows 11.
Paying for Advanced SystemCare 17 PRO, available here, will get you even more tools. Registry Cleaner detects and removes broken Registry values; Disk Cleaner frees up valuable hard drive space; Smart RAM tries to free up memory; Internet Booster optimises your browser settings to improve performance, and Win Fix helps you to resolve common system problems.
This version includes a 1-PC, 1-Year license.
Review by Mike Wilson.
Most system performance issues are often a result of other software clashing with your brand new software. For instance, security software can clash with a background process, such as a system maintenance tool or defragmentation software. Another cause of system slowdown, is a result of two software applications performing a similar task. As an example, Windows includes a firewall switched on as a default. Your new security suite is likely to include a firewall. You only need one firewall running. In this example, try turning off your system firewall.
Uninstalling Your New Software
Occasionally you may need to either temporarily or permanently remove your new software.
On a Windows computer, go to the Control Panel and choose Programs and Features. Locate the program within the list, then click it to highlight it. Finally, click the Uninstall button at the top of the list and follow the instructions to remove the program from your PC.
On an Apple Mac computer, using Finder, locate the Applications folder. Within the Applications folder, find the name of the application you wish to remove. Simply drag the icon to your Trash icon in your dock. Empty the Trash to remove the files from your computer.
Still Having Problems?
If you cannot solve your system performance issues or are struggling to remove your software, we advise contacting the software manufacturer. If you placed an order, see the section in the order which states Support options. Alternatively, go to the Contact Us page to contact store support directly.