Advanced SystemCare 5 is IObit's latest "do everything" PC security, maintenance and optimisation suite.
The program divides its functions into four main sections. And the first, Quick Care, deals with rapid checks which you might want to run daily. A "Quick Malware Removal" scan checks for and removes any infections; the Privacy Sweep wipes various internet and activity histories; and there are tools to clean your Registry, delete junk files, and fix invalid shortcuts.
The second section, Deep Care, provides more thorough versions of the previous features, and introduces some new functions of its own. So there are tools to defrag your Registry and hard drive, optimise your PC boot time, detect and fix hard drive errors, spot missing Windows updates, and more.
The third section is the Toolbox, which includes more than 20 utilities with even more PC maintenance power. The IObit Uninstaller helps you properly remove applications, for instance; the File Shredder securely wipes confidential files so they can't be recovered; and there are tools to optimise your RAM and Internet connection, detect and fix common Windows problems, find duplicate files, remove deeply embedded malware infections, back up and update your drivers, and more.
And the fourth section, Turbo Boost, can temporarily turn off non-essential services and applications, delivering an extra performance boost when you need it most.
The major addition in this version is Active Boost, which optimises your application's RAM and CPU use in real time. Quick and Deep Care are also enhanced; Turbo Boost can recover more system resources than ever; the interface has been changed just a little, making the program easier to use, and new cloud technology allows Advanced SystemCare to respond more quickly to new malware outbreaks.
Note that this is the Free version of IObit Advanced SystemCare 5. You can upgrade to the PRO version with more functionality. The PRO version ships with deeper cleansing, anti-malware support, automatic updates, no adverts and much more.
New 5.4 features/fixes include:
+ Added support for Windows 8 Release Preview
+ Improved user interface
+ Improved "Smart RAM", "Uninstaller" etc.
+ Updated multiple languages
+ Updated driver database and anti-malware database
* Fixed general bugs
It's not a major upgrade, but Advanced SystemCare 5 does include some worthwhile improvements and it's now an extremely comprehensive PC maintenance and optimisation suite.