IObit Advanced SystemCare 12 Review

By | October 29, 2018

IOBit released Advanced SystemCare 12 yesterday (25 October 2018), and it looks like IOBit is raising the bar, once again; all their utilities are useful, functional, clean and are valuable additions to any Windows machine. IOBit Advanced SystemCare 12 is all that and more.

As you can see, I am a big fan and use almost every utility IOBit produces. With this new release, I feel like Christmas came early this year. The free version is worth the download and the pro version is worth every dollar.

Being a software developer myself, I appreciate the little things, and Advanced SystemCare 12 has a lot. Moreover, it has big features that should not be overlooked. But, before I ramble on about how great SystemCare is, let us look at all these exciting features and what it means.

How we Tested

Software, like Advanced SystemCare 12 should be tested on multiple systems, and that is exactly what we did; 9 different Windows 10 machines to be precise. Moreover, these are not fresh Windows 10 installations; these are slothful workstations with some mileage.

Advanced SystemCare 12 installed on all 9 machines without any glitches. And, the Clean and Optimize wizard is easy to follow with enough information to make an educated guess on what to clean or optimize. However, fixing all recommendations, is safe and should not damage your machine.

Like the Clean and Optimize group, the Speed Up group is easy to follow and to the point. Moreover, the details links have enough information to satisfy my curiosity.

Apart from all that, the most important; does it speed up a computer? Well, after running all the suggested Clean and Optimize fixes and all the sections under the Speed Up tab; programs seem more responsive and the computers boot faster. Now, I cannot tell you exactly how much faster they are, because it is all relative. But my educated guess is about 100% faster on average.

Introducing Advanced SystemCare 12

IOBit SystemCare 12 Scaning

IObit Advanced SystemCare 12 is an all-in-one cleanup and optimization suite for Windows. With it you can speed up, protect, clean and optimize your computer, as well as secure your online privacy. Coupled with a modern interface and all the tools and features neatly categorized, it is easy enough to use straight out-of-the-box without the need to read lengthy tutorials. However, for those of us who need a little assistance; the manual is informative and easy to follow.

With a powerful 1-click approach, it is easy to clean up junk files, leftovers, redundant registry entries, invalid shortcuts, sweep privacy traces, remove spyware threats, accelerate Internet speed, manage startup items, and fix system weakness and security holes.

IOBit SystemCare 12 Summary

IOBit SystemCare 12 Fixed

What’s new

Advanced SystemCare 12 adds many new features, like Sensitive Data Protection, Untrusted Program Blocker, Digital Fingerprint Protection, and Browsing Data Clean. See the full list of additions to Advanced SystemCare 12 below:

  • Brand new Privacy Shield protects your sensitive data against blackmail software, phishing sites, and junk messages.
  • Brand new Digital Fingerprint Protection protects you from invasive online tracking.
  • Newly built Junk File Clean to clean more files including Windows 10 icon cache, Microsoft Office cache, Google Chrome logs and temporary files, software redundant files, and uncompleted download files.
  • Newly enhanced Privacy Sweep to support cleaning the latest Chrome, Opera, even Chromium-based browsers, and Facebook.
  • Latest revised Homepage Advisor strengthens the detection of malicious modification on homepage and search engine.
  • Rebuilt Startup Manager to further shorten your PC’s boot time and support removing Microsoft Edge extensions.
  • Rebuilt Surfing Protection & Ads Removal to support Microsoft Edge and block more cryptocurrency mining attacks, annoying ads, and malicious sites.
  • Improved Software Updater to support updating Spotify, Internet Download Manager, and more.
  • Optimized Performance Monitor to remember its last opened position and customize its window size.
  • Redesigned Turbo Boost to switch among different boost modes easily and quickly.
  • Brand new UI for more intuitive and fluent experience.
  • 32 languages supported.

Clean and Optimize

Use the tools under Clean and Optimize group to clean your computer, keep it running smoothly and free up valuable system resources. You can remove junk files, temporary files, leftovers, invalid shortcuts and even piled-up registry files, with One-Click.

Furthermore; defrag the Windows registry, defrag (optimize) your hard drive, remove spyware, reinforce security, fix vulnerabilities and optimize your system from here.

IOBit SystemCare 12 Main Interface

Speed Up

There is nothing more frustrating than a sluggish computer! Luckily, with Advanced SystemCare 12 you can optimize startup settings and boosts Internet connections. So that your computer will boot faster. And no more failing to load pages, downloads taking forever and slow responses when switching between pages. It’s like jet fuel for your computer.

IOBit SystemCare 12 Speed Up

The improved Performance Monitor not only monitors your computer’s RAM/CPU/Disk usage, CPU/GPU/Mainboard temperature, and fan speed in real-time, but also lets you quickly end the processes that take high RAM/CPU/Disk usage and optimize your computer with one-click. Furthermore, the redesigned Turbo Boost intelligently stops unnecessary apps and services to further boost your PC.


New security threats are released every day. Therefore, to guarantee a secured computer, Advanced SystemCare 12 deepens and expands its protection. For example, the Sensitive Data Protection and Untrusted Program Blocker can detect all secret access to your sensitive data and automatically block the access from untrusted programs. Digital Fingerprint Protection and Browsing Data Clean automatically prevent websites from stealing your digital fingerprint and clear your browsing data.

IOBit SystemCAre 12 Protect

Furthermore, for online safety, it quickly identifies programs trying to modify your homepage, and removes annoying popups and ads from webpages. In addition to all this security, FaceID immediately captures the image of an intruder who breaks into your computer. All this is done in real-time, so you can set it and forget it for peace of mind.

IOBit SystemCare 12 FaceID

Advanced SystemCare 12 Toolbox

Last but not least, Advanced SystemCare 12 also rebuilds and improves over 10 useful tools, such as  to further clean and optimize your PC. For example; Startup Manager, Win Fix, Large File Finder, File Shredder, Registry Cleaner, Undelete, File Shredder, Empty Folder Scanner, Cloned File Scanner, Process Manager, and Default Program, just to name a few.

IOBit SystemCare 12 Toolbox

The one I like must be the Advanced SystemCare portable package creator. With it you can generate a portable package to carry around on a USB flash drive. As a result, you can then use Advanced SystemCare 12 on any computer without the need to install it first.

Technical Information and Download

Download Advanced SystemCare 12.0.3 (325) – 38 MB
Updated October 25, 2018
Requirements Windows® XP, Vista, 7, 8 / 8.1, 10 (32 and 64 bit)
Languages 32 languages supported.
Portable Yes: Generate a portable package. Go to Toolbox and ASC Portable Version.
Malware Scan Jotti’s malware scan

Our Rating

User Friendliness


In summary, Advanced SystemCare 12 helps you unlock the full potential of your PC and makes it cleaner, faster and more secure. I enjoyed playing around with Advanced SystemCare. Surprisingly; the free version is packed with many features I expected to find in a paid version. However, there are a few limitations, like the Disk Cleaner, Registry Cleaner, Windows Fix, Smart RAM and Internet Booster.

Overall, it is a good clean up and optimization suite for Windows. However, do not expect to much from the free version. In order to optimize your computer even further, buy the professional version.

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