IObit Advanced SystemCare 12 Pro Review


Over time, Windows PCs become slow as you use them. It is a universal fact! Windows creates a lot of internal data every time you do something on your PC. Well, that's how it works for every OS. Indeed, there are several methods to clean such junk stuff and to speed up your PC. But, you may not get enough time to do that every day. In such a situation, IObit Advanced SystemCare 1​2 Pro is a useful tool to help you.

Advanced SystemCare 12 Pro Review: Introduction

​Iobit Advanced SystemCare Pro is a PC Cleaner and Optimization software. As we said, with time, there are a lot of junk files on your Windows PCs. There may also be some issues with the registry, privacy, and shortcuts. Advanced SystemCare Pro aims to deal with such matters as well. With this single tool, you can track the different issues. Not only find but also fix them with ease. Also, you can optimize your device to have better speed and performance. The best part here is, everything is automatic.

The review summary is given below.

Advanced SystemCare 12 Pro

$49.99
9.3

User Interface

10.0/10

Auto Cleanup

10.0/10

Browser Protection

8.0/10

Resource Consumption

9.0/10

Pros

  • Modern & Easy Interface
  • Efficient Maintenance Procedure
  • Protection of Private data
  • Lot of Handy Tools
  • Face ID Protection

Cons

  • Support Response is Slow
  • Not many new features in V12
  • Upsell ads in Pro version

REVIEW ​UPDATED ON

27.10.2018

Now, ​I will go through the different aspects of IObit Advanced SystemCare 1​2 Pro. ​I will also share ​my experience with this optimization suite. To start with, ​lets talk about the Installation and Setup of IObit Advanced SystemCare 12 Pro.

Installing Advanced System Care 1​2 Pro

For this Advanced SystemCare 12 Pro review, I am comparing it to other PC Cleaners. Advanced SystemCare 12 is the quickest to install and the easiest to configure among all of them. You have to download the setup file from the official website of IObit. The file size is just around ​38 MB, nearly ​12 MB larger than the size of the previous version. However, the installation takes a few seconds or so​ to finish the installation process on your PC.

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We tried ASC Pro ​12 on an Intel Gen i7-based Windows 10 x64 PC, and the install speed was great.

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​Small Installer size and fluid design makes it super easy to install Advanced SystemCare 12. The installer is clean and does not include any bundled packages.

Advanced SystemCare 1​2 Pro Review: Features

​As a matter of fact, there are more than a few Optimization features in Advanced SystemCare 1​2 Pro. Moreover, it isn’t possible to list out every bit of them. So, ​I will ​go through the features based on categories such as Optimization, Cleaning, and Utilities.

System Speed Up

Advanced SystemCare 12 pro review: speedup module

In this Advanced SystemCare 1​2 Pro review, this is the section where ​you can get the maximum boost in system speed.

  • Turbo Boost helps you to stop unnecessary services. Hence, it releases RAM. You can turn it on for regular monitoring. You can configure all actions.
  • Hardware Accelerator updates your device drivers. Accelerator module uses IObit Driver Booster. However, please note that Driver Booster is present as ​a limited free version. You have to purchase the full version separately.
  • Deep Optimization goes in-depth into applications and services. You can customize it to obtain the best operating speed.
  • Toolbar/App Cleaner is for removing malicious and ​harmful toolbars from your Web Browsers. Please note, IObit Uninstaller adds this feature. It is also present in a ​limited free version.

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Protect

Advanced SystemCare 12 Pro review: Protect Module

Advanced SystemCare 1​2 Pro comes with some cool features for device and data protection. Some of them are:

  • FaceID brings Facial Recognition technology into your computer. You can just look onto the PC screen to log into it. You have options to exclude certain periods and users. Also, you will also know if someone tried to log in to your account.
  • Real-Time Protection protects your device from malware
  • Home Page Protection
  • Browser Anti-Tracking
  • Surfing Protection and Ad Removal
  • Privacy Shield implements restriction on unauthorized access to your private data by apps and services.

In version 10 this section also had Windows 10 Reinforce module. In version 11 the same ​was moved to the Clean & Optimize module. It remains the same in version 12 also.

Clean & Optimize

Advanced SystemCare 12 Pro review: HomeScreen

​IObit Advanced SystemCare ​1​2 Pro finds out all issues in a single scan. In addition, from its main interface, you can pick the ​modules to scan. For instance, you can select Startup Optimization, Privacy Sweep, Shortcut Fix or Internet Boost. Also, you can pick all of them too. Once you press the Scan button, the ASC Pro 1​2 will start scanning all those sections.

​The available options are:

  • Startup Optimization
  • Privacy Sweep
  • Junk Files Cleaner
  • Shortcut Fix
  • Registry Clean
  • Spyware Removal
  • Internet Boost
  • System Optimization
  • Registry Defrag
  • Security Reinforce
  • Disk Optimization
  • Vulnerability Fix
Advanced SystemCare 12 Pro review: cleanup process

​Depending on the errors your PC has, you can get the report in a few minutes or so. Now, it’s your turn to decide whether you should optimize these sections and have better Personal Computing experience.

​I have performed multiple scans and i feel that the scan speed of version 12 is much slower than previous versions of Advanced SystemCare. However, there is nothing to worry about. The avarage scan time will not be more than a few minutes. 

A worthy point to note is that scanning does not affect other running apps. ​It does it cause any interruption to your computing experience. The selection process makes it easy to scan particular areas instead of running complete scans. Again, it is your choice!

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​Presence of all scan options at once place and centralized action makes it convenient to fix all issues at once. 

Toolbox

Advanced SystemCare 12 Pro review: Toolbox

If you are a Pro user, you will love the Toolbox section of ASC 1​2 Pro. The Toolbox is an excellent collection of useful utilities. Some of the utilities are already present while you can download the rest as you need them. Some of the fresh ones are:

  • Smart RAM for Memory Optimization
  • Disk Cleaner
  • Large Files Finder
  • Auto Shutdown
  • Registry Defrag
  • Process Manager
  • File Manager
  • Undelete – File Recovery

​Please note that you have to purchase the applications under Iobit Products tab separately. Clicking on these apps only downloads their Free versions.

Action Center

Here, you can enable options such as Game Optimization and Password Manager. It also offers a Software Updater. You can use this module to update out-of-date applications on your PC.

Advanced SystemCare 12 Pro review: Action Center

In short, the features of IObit Advanced SystemCare 1​2 Pro are cool. For the price you pay, you get a bunch of tools that make sense.

Advanced SystemCare 1​​2 Pro: User Interface

Just like other apps from IObit, Advanced SystemCare 1​2 Pro also has a classy User Interface. It also comes with a multi-tabbed interface that leads to different sections like Speedup, Toolbox, Clean & Optimize and Protects. So, when you badly need a solution, you can navigate to the corresponding tab and do the necessary. Also, IObit Advanced SystemCare 1​2 Pro uses a modular architecture for additional tools. You can download tools according to your requirements. therefore, it’s a great feature to reduce left overs and resource consumption.

Advanced SystemCare 1​​2 Pro: Compatibility

You can club Advanced SystemCare with any third party antivirus application. In our Tests we had Bitdefender, Kaspersky, Vipre and Avira without any conflicts. However, Advanced SystemCare has issues with Malwarebytes.

​If you are using Malwarebytes, Installing Advanced SystemCare can be difficult task. It is detected and automatically removed by Malwarebytes being considered as a PUP. This is a simple case of false positive detection and an old and ongoing conflict between the two companies.

Conclusion: Should you buy Advanced SystemCare Pro?

​Advanced SystemCare 1​2 Pro is a useful tool to boost PC speed and clean it. In this version, IObit has included additional features such as FaceID. It is helpful to protect your PC from intruders. Similarly, it offers a bunch of features for digital identity protection and anti-spyware protection. In short, in a single package, IObit Advanced SystemCare 1​​2 Pro has every feature required for a better PC experience. If you are looking forward to boosting performance, you can surely count on this tool.

  DEALARIOUS VERDICT

​Hence, in a single package, IObit Advanced SystemCare 1​​2 Pro has every feature required for a better PC experience. If you are looking forward to boost PC performance, you can surely count on this tool. Compared to other PC Optimization software, Advanced SystemCare 1​​2 Pro gives more features. In addition, you get all these benefits at a much cheaper price. Therefore, it is worth the money you are paying.

In this Advanced SystemCare 1​2 Pro Review, we are covering only the important facts. Have we missed something? Do let us know by commenting in the section below.

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    Abhijith Arjunan

    A Freelance Content Writer from Kerala, India. Specializes in Technical Writing, Technology Journalism and Blog Content Development.

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    Chirag Bhayani - last month Reply

    Advanced SystemCare 12 is that act as a Anti virus?

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      Sourojit - last month Reply

      Hi Chirag,

      ASC 12 Pro only removes basic Spyware. In case you need Antivirus you will need ASC 12 Ultimate version.

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    Kathleen - a couple of months ago Reply

    Nice blog good detailed review

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    Malgorzata - a few months ago Reply

    Should I use advanced system care pro 12 with Windows 10?
    Does it not interfere with the security system attached to Windows 10?

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    Mike - a few months ago Reply

    Is it better to renew Advanced Sysytem 11 or upgrade to 12?

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    Bugeja Anthony - last year Reply

    Does Advanced SystemCare 11 act also as an anti virus or would I need as well to install an anti virus?

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      Chinmoy Kanjilal - last year Reply

      Hi Bugeja.

      Only Advanced SystemCare Ultimate version has a built-in antivirus, but I would suggest that if you want a proper virus protection you get full-fledged antivirus like BitDefender antivirus.

      Advanced SystemCare and most IObit products use the Bitdefender Engine. So, it is always better to use the original BitDefender product, where you will get the latest updates (not just the virus signature, but on the entire antivirus software) directly from BitDefender. There are some other features like scanning individual files, ransomware protection, and others that you will not get with the version of antivirus in Advanced SystemCare.

      The best combination for you will be BitDefender total security 5 devices 1-year plan and Advanced SystemCare pro (links below). You can buy it from our store at a great discount, or from the official website at a higher price. That is completely your wish, but make sure you buy and download it from a legit source.

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      Stay protected and cheers.

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      Team Dealarious

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    wayde2333 - last year Reply

    i just bought advanced systemcare pro 11 and registry cleaner and disk cleaner wont open. help please

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    Kevin Smith - last year Reply

    07/07/’17 in Sydney: downloaded today full load / at a very reasonable price / very impressive-looking / first scan was quick and cleared more than a gigabyte of space on a laptop six weeks from new. So, you beaut! Kevin/Gauvain/Gavino aged 96. []

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    Henry K Juelch - a couple of years ago Reply

    Have used ASC for years. Now in spite of license code info from iobit I’ve been unable to install, to activate with my license code. Now the messsage comes up “this won’t run on this computer”. (an Acer running Windows 10). I’m trying to install ASC Ultimate. NO GO! No Good!

    All attempts to solve problem are stymied.

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      Justin - last year Reply

      Strange! I never faced an issue like this. Did you try to reset your license or request a license transfer for reinstallation from iobit? If it is a license issue, that might help.

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    William McDermet - a couple of years ago Reply

    Good stuff, but annoying as hell if you don’t buy all the components. It keeps telling you to upgrade to the full suite, which you surely don’t need.

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    Steve D - a couple of years ago Reply

    Version 9 PRO worked perfectly, but when it upgraded to Version 10 it wouldn’t install properly. I did get to to scan once but it froze on the ‘Registry Scan’, I think that is where the problem lies). I uninstalled and tried to reinstall it twice but it wouldn’t work. I emailed the so called ‘Help’ TWICE with NO REPLY (and that is the guaranteed 48 hour reply because it is the PRO version), and I still have a month left on my subscription… Will I be renewing it after receiving no reply from the so called ‘help; and also loosing out on a month of my subscription ? You guess the answer ! (Clue : It is the opposite of ‘Yes’ !)

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    Michael David Mills - a couple of years ago Reply

    OF COMPUTER FIXES REPAIR PROGRAMS I DO PREFER JUST THOSE THAT DO FIX MY COMPUTER PC ERRORS FOR FREE AT OF NO COST TO ME

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    Roger - a couple of years ago Reply

    I should point out that the Driver Booster and IObit Uninstaller are not trial versions. You can purchase the pro versions of them, which have more features, but the free versions are fully functional. For example, the freee version of Driver Booster will update all tjeoutdated and missing drivers it finds, but the paid Pro version, sometimes finds more driver updates and will download the updates faster.