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Advanced System Care Pro 11.1.0 Giveaway
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Giveaway of the day — Advanced System Care Pro 11.1.0

Advanced SystemCare 11 is an easy-to-use, all-in-one PC optimization utility.
$49.99 EXPIRED
User rating: 86 (59%) 61 (41%) 185 comments

Advanced System Care Pro 11.1.0 was available as a giveaway on May 5, 2018!

Today Giveaway of the Day
$69.95
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Reliable and professional Windows data recovery software!

Advanced SystemCare Pro 11 is an easy-to-use and all-in-one PC optimization utility that takes one click approach to clean, optimize, speed up and protect your system, even secure your online privacy. With newly added Speed Up tab, it greatly accelerates your system, system boot time, disks and browsers. What's more, it rebuilds and improves over 10 useful tools like Startup Manager, Performance Monitor, Large Files Finder, Auto Shutdown, Win Fix to explore your PC's full potential.

Please note: the license is provided for 6 months.

System Requirements:

Windows XP/ Vista/ 7/ 8/ 10

Publisher:

iObit

Homepage:

http://www.iobit.com/advancedsystemcarepro.php

File Size:

1.39 MB

Price:

$49.99

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#52

Loaded the program and let it run the first run, turned off pc when attempted to restart had the reformat to get back to running. Software manufacturers need to see that programs are safe before offering for downloads. Very upset with this happening. By luck I had backed up everything prior to installing.

Reply   |   Comment by Sam  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

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[ Sam ],

Why did you even run IObit Advanced System Care?

At least you have a workable backup routine, so now you can use any number of tools to find out what wrong with your system, really.

BleepingComputer ComboFix might be a good place to start.
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Reply   |   Comment by Peter Blaise  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+9)
#51

IOBit has a Pro edition and an Ultimate edition, which adds antivirus protection. The one being offered here is the Pro edition.

These Pro offerings here and for past offers (the December offer) state "The program is available for $49.99, but it will be free for our visitors as a time-limited offer."

Where is it available for $49.99?

The IOBit website shows that the Pro edition is $19 from them today (https://www.iobit.com/en/advancedsystemcarepro.php).

The "Ultimate" edition is available for $29 (https://www.iobit.com/en/advanced-systemcare-antivirus.php)

It wouldn't matter if this was the greatest software ever invented, there is no reason to claim this is available for $49.99, when it clearly is not.

Reply   |   Comment by Gary  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)
#50

IObit software? No thank you, never again.

Reply   |   Comment by ABMM  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)
#49

i tried over and over to activate and followed directions in 'read me' but i kept getting charged a discounted rate ,but no place would accept the code i was given. i happen to like the tool, used it for years until 5yrs ago, that is. thought i would give it a try again,but not willing to pay for the chance until I can check it out. too bad. i gave up

Reply   |   Comment by John Darcy  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

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[ John Darcy ],

DON'T click on [ Activate Now ]

DO click on [ Enter code ].
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Reply   |   Comment by Peter Blaise  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+10)
#48

License works fine If you have issues just download it from

Here -> https://www.iobit.com/en/advancedsystemcarefree.php#

Use the reg key provided in the read me txt to register it ;)

Reply   |   Comment by DBpvr  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#47

It is good a six months license I only install to run systems checks then delete anyway. This is a total crap program for long term use. But good for a day. cleans some stuff that other programs do not and misses many that other programs find. So use it once and uninstall. That is all you really need. But honestly for spyware it and Bitdefender team suck. I had to uninstall and run Malwarebytes to delete 650 malware items from my computer. Now I use Norton for a while because free with internet company and fairly good. It made me remove iobit from my computer because of spyware that it contains. That was after I removed it already. They are a very shady company.

Reply   |   Comment by IceTheNet  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

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[ IceTheNet ],

Some of us just use the temp cleanup on frequent routine, and the manual tools are great.

And the free version works forever.

But yes, manually turn of auto-runs, auto-schedule, auto-drivers, auto-services after install and after each run.
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Reply   |   Comment by Peter Blaise  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+9)
#46

yes agree registration code does not work so have useless program installed

Reply   |   Comment by ARTHUR TURNER  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

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[ ARTHUR TURNER ],

What do you get instead of "registration accepted"-type response when you enter the "code" from today's giveaway ZIP readme.txt file?

Regardless, the pro only adds some features and automation, but the non-pro features and tools work, so try 'em.
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Reply   |   Comment by Peter Blaise  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+11)

ARTHUR TURNER, you should scan first, when scan finished it will show fix button. when you click fix it will ask to activate, then you can use activation code. it's only for 180days.

Reply   |   Comment by Farhan  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#45

Tried over and over. Uninstalled , installed put in code but it said that this license has been activated for max. PC's and cannot be used.( I only have 1 PC) Click here to purchase another license for this PC. What the heck is going on???

Reply   |   Comment by Bonnie Gabbs  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

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[ Bonnie Gabbs ],

The GOTD code just worked for me, 2018-05-07 12:55 a.m. US EST.

Something else must be wrong.

Drat.

So just use the free version -- the Pro version just adds a few features and automation.
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Reply   |   Comment by Peter Blaise  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+9)
#44

Tried to activate it using the code provided, but every time I click on activate it opens up to the developers home page. There doesn't appear to be anywhere to activate it via the GUI??????

Reply   |   Comment by sTEPHEN bROWN  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)

sTEPHEN bROWN, Go to "Manage License" on the bottom left of the main window. Then Click "Refresh" to put in a code if you already have a license. If not, it may be worded differently. Also, this is NOT the most recent version. The code will work on the latest version (11.3.0.22) as well.

Reply   |   Comment by TranceWarp  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+7)

[ sTEPHEN bROWN ],

DON'T click on [ Activate Now ]

DO click on [ Enter code ].
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Reply   |   Comment by Peter Blaise  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+9)
#43

you folks are really frustrating. I do not have a facebook account and my e-mail is on another computer. I simply want to download the giveaway! I simply cannot do it. I don't know about others, but you are losing a long time supporter. What happened to simply push the button and download?

Reply   |   Comment by mike  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)
#42

When my ie explorer opened the .mht file, it was just a bunch of random coding and not the stated program at all. Please get it fixed!

Reply   |   Comment by Rick Gold  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

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[ Rick Gold ],

1 - Don't use Microsoft Internet Explorer -- you are saving a "mht" Microsoft HTml file, not what you are after. Instead, try Chrome, Firefox, Opera, or Maxthon browsers.

2 - Do download the ZIP file from the [ Download Now
Advanced System Care Pro 11.1.0 ] link or from your received email link, and open that for the "code" to turn IObit Advanced System Care v11 from the free version to the Pro version which has a few additional features and automation.
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Reply   |   Comment by Peter Blaise  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+8)
#41

Where is the license?

Reply   |   Comment by Jafar  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

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[ Jafar ],

The "code" is in the readme.txt file in the ZIP file from the [ Download Now Advanced System Care Pro 11.1.0 ] link, or from your received email link, and open that for the "code" to turn IObit Advanced System Care v11 from the free version to the Pro version which has a few additional features and automation.
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Reply   |   Comment by Peter Blaise  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+10)
#40

I first posted this (rather lengthy) story one of the previous times Advanced System Care was offered on GOTD. I'm re-posting it in the hope of maybe saving one of the more inexperienced users some grief. Seasoned computer users will already be well acquainted with the dangers and/or uselessness of so-called "registry cleaners", or else have a similar 'horror' story of their own.

TL;DR: Stay FAR, FAR AWAY from anything entitled "Registry Cleaner/Optimizer/Compactor/etc." Unless you're the gambling sort, and are feeling an odd compulsion to play the computer equivalent of "Russian Roulette." Also note: in my little story below, I mention that ASC was "occasionally useful". However, that was quite a few years, and software versions, ago. Now, I feel that this package is a big, bloated, confusing mess, and its inherent dangerousness far outweighs any utility. Besides, almost all of its individual functions can be accomplished using other, far superior apps and tools--most of which can be found for free.

*** My original post from a year or two ago: ***

...it appears I'm not the only one who has bad memories when it comes to Advanced System Care.
First, anyone who knows me knows that I am not alarmist when it comes to software; I'm much more likely to blame the user when a problem arises, not the program. I should also state that ASC has many useful tools, which I've successfully used in the past. The problem arises from several components of the software which, used without thought, can bring your system to its knees. I've actually described it thusly when asked my opinion: ASC is like an extremely sharp knife; held the right way and with skill, you can make some quick cuts and get the job done--held the wrong way, you can cut yourself to ribbons and lie bleeding out on the ground. Sound dramatic? Not when you discover the hard way that a quick press of the "OK" button to a cavalierly presented program dialog box can result in a previously well-running Windows system ending up completely FUBAR.

The story, in case anyone's interested... About a year and a half ago, I installed ASC on my nephew's laptop (it was for a particular purpose, the exact nature of which I forget, but it may have been for the 'Uninstaller" module, which I rather like). I left the program installed, thinking it may serve some useful purpose again in the future, but completely forgot that the program has several stay-resident system "maintenance" modules which continually operate on a schedule, unless deactivated. One of these was the nightmarish "registry cleaner", a type of program I dislike very strongly (and something the smart computer user eschews on general principle).

Anyway, as I'm the family "computer guy", one day my nephew called to report that his laptop "wasn't working." Since that imprecise phrase can mean virtually anything, I had him bring it over. I discovered that it was well and truly fouled up. Windows 8 took over 10 minutes to boot to the desktop, various programs failed to start when clicking on the usual icons, dozens of data files lost any association with their default program handlers, registered shell extensions were mysteriously missing, and a host of other problems. Hell, even his Minecraft mods were broken. I was quite mystified as to how a previously well-working system could be so completely decimated (I initially suspected malware, but after he got roped by some malicious drive-by downloads some five months earlier, I had plenty of prophylactic countermeasures in place and no--no virus or other malware was responsible for this mess). But after a good measure of detective work, including an interrogation of my nephew's recent computing activities, I discovered that the ever-helpful Advanced System Cleaner had a day earlier popped up a message stating that it had found "X number" (some amount in the hundreds apparently) of "junk files" and "obsolete" registry entries, and offered in its typically confident-sounding message something to the effect of "Hey, you don't want all these junk files and registry entries clogging up the works and slowing down your computer, right?...So just click here and we'll fix things up in a jiffy..." And my nephew, thinking any program his uncle had personally installed could do no harm, clicked "Yes."

Later, when trying to rectify this terrible mistake, I discovered that ASC had a few more surprises in store for us. While digging around in ASC, I found the incriminating entry in its logs, where a few lines and a timestamp told me that it had performed a system "cleanup" shortly before the kid's computer went into the toilet. However, I was initially relieved to find that ASC had performed a backup (or so it claimed) of whatever files it had decided to send into oblivion. "Thank goodness!" I proclaimed, "I will reverse this massacre of Windows and restore order!" However, my relief was short-lived, and annoyance turned to fury as I discovered that the so-called backup was essentially useless: ASC could NOT restore the system to its pre-massacre--er, "cleanup"--state; whether this was due to some program deficiency or because Windows itself was too damaged, I could not ascertain.

Finally, I turned to Windows' own System Restore feature. Going through the entries, I found a restore point from perhaps a week earlier. I cued this up and hit 'go', and in a few moments was greeted by a message which no one wants to ever see: "The system restore was not successful." Holy #@$%@ %@! Even the system restore components were damaged!?! At this point, my options had run out--I had no choice but to back up the kid's essential data files off-disk and turn to the manufacturer's OS restore partition for a full system refresh. I'd like to note that I consider a system-reinstall to be a draconian, last ditch effort that I've not been forced to do many times in my computing life. Even when I've been hired by clients to cure and resolve severe virus infestations, I can usually find something in my bag of tricks to get a system back to tip-top shape without going the reformat/OS-reinstall route.

Make of this story what you will. To be honest, if someone else had told it, I'd normally say "well, that's anecdotal...any program can pose a danger if misused." And that's true. But when an app blithely offers to perform system "cleanups", implying to the user that it's safe, or even warranted (evoking the imagery that it's going to be like a wonderful spring-cleaning for your computer, and afterward everything is going to be so fast and sparkling-new)--well, that's just irresponsible. I'm not wishing to bash Iobit's software; like I said, there are some useful tools in ASC. But there are also some terrible ones, some of which are masquerading as benign "maintenance" utilities. And it is made worse when you discover that you can't necessarily rely on whatever safety checks, i.e., file backups, the program supposedly implements, because--for me, at least--they failed miserably.

Lastly, although the story I recounted is just one person's experience--or maybe two, my nephew's, and mine--I can sincerely say that as bad as it was for me (as the person tasked with troubleshooting and fixing the mess caused by ASC, and the many hours spent doing it), if it had happened to a less experienced computer user than I am, it could have been downright traumatic. I know many individuals who would not have been technically capable of recovering from this on their own, and at the very least they could very well be $200 poorer because they had to bring their machine to the "Geek Squad" or some other fix-it shop. Clearly, Richard Sebire has had at least one bad experience as well, and in this case I can say from experience that the gentleman is not being alarmist. Please use Advanced System Care with...well, care. At the very least, be sure to turn off any automated system 'tweaking' functions, and give careful thought to any tasks you execute which may have system-wide ramifications.

Reply   |   Comment by Robert Garofalo  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

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[ Robert Garofalo ],

Yes, we all seem to be on one or another path.

-- Some of us learn "once bitten, twice shy".

-- Some of learn "try, try, try again".

I like IObit TOOLS, yet I seldom use any of their auto-anything, instead, preferring their manual tools capabilities.

EVEN THEN, IObit ( and other programs ) reinstall their auto-crap not only when first installed and on updates, but also, again and again whenever we run their programs.

So, we have to learn HOW to turn off auto-start, auto-schedule, auto-drivers, auto-services immediately after installation AND immediately after using any program.

I use FREE SysInternals AutoRuns, and search for [ iobit ] in the "everything" tab, and uncheck ALL IObit entries.

Every time I run ANY IObit program.

Same for CCleaner, Glary, Malware, Super Anti Spyware, Spybot Search & Destroy, and so on.

This is NOT an IObit challenge.

This is ANY program challenge in Windows.

Again, some of us think we can avoid it.

Others of us learn to inspect and control.

IOit Advanced System Care Toolbox actually has a few tools that can help control their own and other programs ... but only temporarily, and incompletely
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Reply   |   Comment by Peter Blaise  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+8)

Robert Garofalo, in future there is a compromise option with system restore where you can use a 3rd party tool called shaddow expolrer that lets you navigate through shadow copies and extract deleted or changed files for manual restoration of specific files which may still function when a full system restore to that particular shadowcopy fails.
https://www.shadowexplorer.com/documentation.html

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Thanks TK,

That looks to be a very useful utility, promptly added to my toolbox!

Reply   |   Comment by Robert Garofalo  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#39

Where there is an ongoing "subscription" we are NOT BUYING anything! We are renting it. We never own the license to use the PRO features without rights to an upgrade to future versions outright in perpituity. It is deceptive advertising to put on the front page BUY NOW ($19.99) and the find in small print elsewhere "1 Year Subscription / 3 PCs"

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

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[ TK ],

ALL software is released on LICENSE, never sold outright.

IObit Advanced System Care FREE version works as promised on as many computers you want, the Pro license just adds a few features and automation ... and free Pro license giveaways crop up regularly, keep looking year 'round
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Reply   |   Comment by Peter Blaise  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+8)

Peter Blaise, I never said we buy the software I clearly said license... when you BUY a license to use a piece of software in a particular version in perpetituity you are buying it same as buying a washing machine or car or house, you are responsible for maintanace and repair or upgrades to keep it working. But when you have to pay an ongoing amount to continue to use it and that includes future updates and upgrades and repairs to keep it operating with a modern environment it is not BUYING it is renting a license to use the software and service to keep it operational.... this product is the PRO edition and is what I am talking about and the deception on their site that states BUY in bold but in small non-bold print it states it is a subscription and you are NOT Buying a simple license to use the Pro product indefinatly at that version.

It is a deception no matter if a non-commercial 6 month giveaway occours frequently... as is a 6 month license on a giveaway that is supposed to be a license we would otherwise have to or be able to buy... and it is not so the giveaway itself is a deception, we cannot BUY a 6 month license as one is NOT sold by iobit and neither is a 12 month license SOLD by iobit as the pro license is rented on an annual subscription basis and never sold outright. or if the FREE license works after a fashion that is imaterial, the program is too invasive and needs persistent hands on intervention to prevent it detrimentally impacting the systems operation. I can do all this does and better if needed without the systemic intrusive behaviour and resource hogging and agressive marketing behaviour and potential privacy concerns of dealing with a deceptive software vendor/developer.

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

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[ TK ],

Sadly, no.

"Buying" a license does not transfer ownership of anything in perpetuity, that's why it's called a license, even though software vendors seldom enforce their fine-print to rescind working copies, they do 'expire' licenses, as IObit does for Pro features, leaving the non-Pro free features working in perpetuity, other vendors criple the entire product, argh.

For example, I, and some of my lawyer customers, still use WordPerfect for DOS, but the fine print of the TOS ( meaning "just TOSs this fine-print crap"! ), notifies us that the WordPerfect company ( and their subsequent owners, Novel, then Corel ) can change the licence at any time on a whim.

Because software is IP intellectual property, it is able to be subject to different laws compared to functional equipment like a washing machine, a car, or a house, which cannot.

For example, a car warranty is legally prohibited from being considered compromised by the car manufacturer due to maintenance by independent servicers using non-manufacturer parts -- there is no such legal constraint, demand, or prohibition on software licensing.

Monthly or periodic payments terms and benefits are totally dependent on the whims of software sellers, and I've seen them be required for continuous use, or only open the door for upgrades, but leaving older versions working, there are no rules, only general practices that have no legal standing as being required or being actionable under any statutes.

Yes, marketing hooey is just that, marketing hooey.

And we all note that marketing copywriters are selcom tethered to the reality of the product they are hooey-izing.

In this case, the giveaway is:

-- free Pro features for 6-months on any number of PCs,

versus retail offering which is:

-- $20 Pro features for 1 year on 3 PCs.

Okay, it's different, but it's still free.

The $20 Pro features are not offered for indefinite use, but only 1 year, so even if they gave away the $20 Pro features, they would expire in 1 year, not work as the Pro features indefinitely.

You write, "... the [ IObit advanced System Care ] program is too invasive and needs persistent hands-on intervention to prevent it detrimentally impacting the systems operation ... I can do all this does and better ..." ...

... so ... if you do not even want it ... then why are you complaining about the terms?

That's like the old joke:
Diner 1: "The food is terrible here."
Diner 2: "Yes, and the portions are too small."

However, I find that your critique is absolutely true for me, too.

And, more importantly, your critique also applies to programs from Microsoft and Intel ... and Adobe and Corel and HP and Dell and Apple ( for sure ), Intuit Quicken, Citrix and LogMeIn, even Google has made Chrome into a TSR terminate and stay resident program, and almost every other vendor, including IObit-competitive utilities from Glary, CCleaner, MalwareBytes, SuperAntiSpyware, Ashampoo, AusLogics, WinUtilities, WiseCleaner, AbelsSoft, AOMEITech, HeimdalSecurity, Kerish, Norton Symantec, Spybot Search & Destroy, Secunia ...

... except perhaps great tools from SysInternals, NirSoft, Ginson Research GRC, KCSoftwares, Merijn, Tweaking ( -ish, it allows terminating the default tray menu icon ), X-Setup, SurfRight ( -ish it offers to schedule subsequent scans ) ...

... can you name any software from any vendor that YOU trust to install, and run, and terminate, and know that it leaves nothing additionally installed and running behind?

Hence our sharing here with each other of our technical experience and advice on how to kill unwanted add-ons and background autoruns, sharing what works for us, and what traps we fell into, and how we got ourselves out.

Say thank you to others here, and offer your insights into the mix here.
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If you think that this offer is conflated, I also often notice that some GOTD offerings don't even match the software available from some vendors at all, perhaps an unavailable pre-release product for us to test for them, or an unavailable one-feature subset program as a free teaser to get us to buy their full featured programs, so it's a crapshoot what we are getting here ... free.

Oh, free!

Thank you.
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Reply   |   Comment by Peter Blaise  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+9)

Peter Blaise, When you BUY a license it is yours and does not expire, when you subscribe to a limited duration license that ceases to function when you stop paying and you lose the right to use the paid for features then you are RENTING the use of the software, it's not rocket science. If you are not forced to subscribe and by default can buy a 12 months license without autmatic renewal then it could be said to be buying the license but in that case the restriction on what you're BUYING should be u front with the same emphasis as the BUY NOW blurb in my opinion. And yes there are worse offerings in terms of vendors not even offering a commercial build of a product but an always free cut down OEM released only SE build. Or a version that is years or major versions older than the current commercial release version and you will see such offerings criticized too in the comments section. As well as these never sold 6 month license that we could not otherwise pay for. You have read that strap line right near the top of the giveawayoftheday.com home page haven't you? Oh well... off to todays giveaway....

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

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[TK TK TK TK TK ],

The retail / direct Pro version expires in 1 year.

The GOTD Pro version expires in 1/2 year.

Regardless of you calling that a subscription or not, or something you can't buy elsewhere or not, or wanting that to be up front instead of in fine print or not, it's what the vendor offers.

I have no idea WHY you are arguing about a product you don't want.

I'm guessing that you want every GOTD offering to meet your preference for:

-- lifetime non-expiring full function at least,

-- no behavior that you deem risky ... or, do you mean, no software that has the power to delete, or, is it just a warning you are after, so, for instance, super technical partitioning software does or doesn't have to meet the same warning standards, and educate the end user what each click really, no, really really means?

-- and no add-ons ( like the GOTD's own SoftwareInformer add-on, I guess ).
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Reply   |   Comment by Peter Blaise  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#38

Malware Bytes will not let this program install

Reply   |   Comment by Michael Hughes  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+20)

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[ Michael Hughes ],

Turn off Malwarebytes, and then add exceptions to it's scanner for IObit product directories, or scan and un-check IObit products and tell Malwarebytes to ALWAYS IGNORE.

Malwarebytes claims IObit stole some programming data, and so now they ding all IObit programs, even though IObit programs are not malware.
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Reply   |   Comment by Peter Blaise  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+9)

Peter Blaise, doing that means that the files within the excepted iobit folders will be forever vulnerable to infection. Wouldn't it be better to adjust on PUP detection to ask rather than block or quaranteen the files? Or in my case I'd disable all scare mongering PUP detection as I wear big boy pants now and can make my own choices of what I wan't installed and what I don't.

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

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[ TK ],

Yes, I let scanners run wild, then uncheck everything, and then re-check ONLY what I approve of this one time.

I also have NO anti-malware / anti-virus program running on my computers -- they slow everything down and cause malfunction, and then let bad things happen anyway.

I send new installation downloads to VirusTotal, and yet I often run those programs anyway because I understand ant-virus reports, AND I understand how to shutdown invasions that arrive along with programs where I value it's other features.

I move real malware and viruses into a [ Malware ] directory, and then I can see how each new scanner recognizes it, or not -- I have virus samples from the 1980s on, and I see that some scanners only recognize bullets AND gun together, so to speak, ignoring one or the other alone -- a macro virus is harmless unless you load it into Word, for example -- these and many other criteria are impossible for anyone else to automate and manage for you, so folks just let Norton or Avast or Microsoft or whomever just take over their computer, and hope for the best, and buy a new computer when Norton et cetera get too heavy on the old computer.

I wonder what is the split here at GOTD between those of us who are keeping older computers alive, versus those of us who can and do buy a new computer whenever the old computer offends us -- I see divergence in our answers.

Oh, and one of the reasons to use Windows 7 or earlier is so that we can run BleepingComputer's ComboFix ( which does not run on later Windows ) ... and then run Tweaking Windows Repair -- together, they definitely speed up computers that run slow due to infection and bad configuration choices.

That said, IObit Advanced System Care can facilitate us removing temp files and unnecessary startup programs, defrag, turn off boot-check-disk and boot-search for new drives and other boot and services tuning, load and or cache the system and dlls, and so on, and if tall those had been on, turning them off will speed boot and leave more resources for us to do work in Windows.

8 GB ram helps, and an SSD help.

Or just upgrade altogether to 4-or-more turbo processors, 16 GB ram, and a new format SSD ( not SATA ).

Works for me.
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Reply   |   Comment by Peter Blaise  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+9)
#37

Startup Manager, Windows has that too.

Reply   |   Comment by Hadrianus  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#36

This is an OLDER version than the one that was a giveaway in December of last year..

Reply   |   Comment by Joey  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Joey, December's giveaway was 11.0.3. This one is 11.1.0 so it's newer

Reply   |   Comment by James  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+10)

Joey, I downloaded it but it's asking for license otherwise it won't let me activate to continue to FIX. What should I do?

Reply   |   Comment by Jerry  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Joey, Never mind... find the license in the file. Thanks anyway.

Reply   |   Comment by Jerry  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

James, It is not the newest though. The current version is 11.3.0.22 . The code will work on the latest version as well.

Reply   |   Comment by TranceWarp  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

James, the version in the downloaded executable is 11.0.3 - can't go by what they tell you these days

Reply   |   Comment by Joey  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

James, I meant 11.0.4 - this is saying it is 11.1.0 - and it IS NOT!!

Reply   |   Comment by Joey  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

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[ Joey ],

Today's giveaway "code" will start 6-months of the Pro version for ANY sub-version of IObit Advanced System Care v11.

We can update to this month's version direct from IObit.com
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Reply   |   Comment by Peter Blaise  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+11)
#35

An awesome program that may or may not help but why not try it?? I have used it for a long time & had reinstalled Win 10 & lost the license. Yes the free version is fine & has most of the tools & yes a lot you can do if you know Windows with other programs built in or not. But I have tried most of the All in One toolboxes and this is by far the easiest & most useful. I love the litte performance tool to check on my memory & CPU load & disks. I don't get why all the negatives.

Reply   |   Comment by Bob  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#34

Two hours ago I put in my email for a license & still haven't gotten it. And yes I checked my spam folder & I refreshed my page still nothing.

Reply   |   Comment by Bob  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Bob, the serial is in the readme. When registering you can enter your mail address and the serial form the readme. You will not be mailed a key, because the key can be copied from the readme.

Reply   |   Comment by krypteller  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+7)
#33

With Iobit you NEVER get one program of anything. It is always bundled with all their other products that keep popping up in an attempt for you to buy them. Very annoying indeed!

Reply   |   Comment by Ferdinand  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)
#32

These type of apps that optimize this or that are not necessary at all, if you have a slow machine adding an app to fix it will only cause more problems since it will use up more resources/memory cpu that is causing the problem to begin with.
Review what processes are running and remove the apps causing the problem or add more memory if you can, or get a better machine.

Don't fall for gimmicks, IOBIt does have the best uninstaller going right now though.

Reply   |   Comment by pattyladd  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+21)

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[ pattyladd ],

As I have written, and others, too, there is no need to run any auto-clean or auto-tune feature.

But IObit Advanced System Care has a vast array of manual tools to allow YOU to easily adjust Windows to your liking, including finding and stopping auto-start programs, and enhancing the user interface.

"SPEED" sells, but it's the tools in here that are the real resource in this program.
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Reply   |   Comment by Peter Blaise  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+9)
#31

I've used Iobit ASC, off and on, for a number of years. It has an impressive list of tools and settings. And I think that it is a very good addition to my hard drive and operating system. I'm a little bummed that this is only a six month license. Nevertheless, I am grateful for it. I noticed that they have a $20 recurring one year license renewal special.

Reply   |   Comment by Injeun  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#30

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Great offer, thanks.

Note, the PRO version adds only a few features and tools and automation over and above the included FREE version, so when 6 month transpire, this will revert to the FREE version, and continue to offer the majority of it's tools and features forever, free -- and it can be reinstalled on demand, and installed on any number of your computers, and that's pretty flexible.

However, I do not expect ANY program to SPEED up my computer.

I DO use IObit tools to allow me to easily find and select what programs auto-start and stay resident, and depending on what it finds, and what I select, it may speed up or not.

I also use IObit tools to easily CONTROL the way Windows presents itself to me -- auto login for me, eliminate "shortcut" from shortcuts, turn off CD and USB autoplay, turn on boot defrag, show information messages during boot, turn on cleartype, turn off animations, queue memory for programs not as a server, allow OS core to cache, turn on network features between my computers, mouse and keyboard speed, grouping and flashing system tray buttons, enhance the right-click menu controls, set default programs, turn off reporting to Microsoft.

When letting any program scan my computer for errors or possible tweaks, I inspect it's listed items before telling it to go ahead and clean and tweak, and I uncheck items that I want to keep.

And I'll never let IObit "clean" the registry again ( thank Microsoft for restore points ! ).

I'm after CONTROL.

Those who want speed without buying new hardware are getting the snake oil they sold themselves.
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Reply   |   Comment by Peter Blaise  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+8)
#29

I have used this program along with other IObit programs since I first installed Win10 and neither my desktop nor my laptop has open or run slower since then. I usually run CCleaner prior to ASC and this normally always pickup additional items. The program works well and with the other keeps my units running without issue. I have never experience any intrusive marketing intrusion other than a few offers to get some of their other programs at a special low price. I did take advantage of those offers and now on a regular basis use four of them. I plan to keep these until such time when they don’t do their job.

Reply   |   Comment by xcylone  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#28

Take my advice and stay away Advance System Care. I've written about them many times in the past and people have thanked me for it. If you want good software utilizes that worth your time. IMO; CCleaner, Wise Care 365 and Glary Utilizes are far better and all have free versions. Never will they make you regret downloading are wishing you didn't click that button. I've used all three for years and not one time have they harmed my computer.

Reply   |   Comment by Jim C  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)

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[ Jim C ],

I also like YLComputing WinUtilities, now at PCClean.io, and I like Kerish Doctor.

But I use IObit tools, too -- each has some unique strength, and each has some awkward features to avoid.
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Reply   |   Comment by Peter Blaise  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+9)
#27

I used this years ago. It was OK then... then it turned into BLOATWARE with constant adverts pushing other sw.

Never again

Reply   |   Comment by bb  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+51)

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[ bb ],

Just turn off any resident IObit programs so they only run when you turn them on, then exit them totally from memory so that they never watch and tease you.
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Reply   |   Comment by Peter Blaise  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+8)

Peter Blaise, and disable any iobit authored scheduled jobs and disable or switch to manual any iobit services that start automatically or as delayed start... invasive developers like iobit do not always play nice and transparent and may use more than autorun/startup entries to get their marketing activities running on victims I mean customers machines.

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)

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[ TK ],

Yes, I use [ SysInternals.com ] [ AutoRuns.exe ] and search for [ iobit ] and disable everything but [ bootdefrag ].

No one should use any tools without learning them carefully, building on known tools to learn new tools.

Glary Utilities and CCleaner also have tools to disable IObit's background activities.

Folks gotta up their savvy.

Thanks for the additional correction to my oversimplified initial caveat.
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Reply   |   Comment by Peter Blaise  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+10)
#26

I've had a number of bad experiences with Advanced System Care in the past and I'm glad that I did a system backup before running the program. I believe that most programmers act on comments posted by testers to improve their product. Advanced System Care has been around a long time but I still see the same negative comments as in the past and still no replies back from the company to defend/improve their product. Frustrating.

Reply   |   Comment by Tester  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+43)

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[ Tester ],

Agreed -- IObit has seriously ruined something important in the registry when I let it run on it's own.

I now make restore points, and have let later versions of IObit autoclean the registry -- SAME CRASH!

Now I turn off ALL IObit registry cleaning functions.

We MUST all learn to create a restore point before using any tools, never run those tools in automatic mode, carefully unselect items we're not ABSOLUTELY sure we want it to change, learn to eliminate them from autorunning during startup, and reboot often.
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Reply   |   Comment by Peter Blaise  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+18)

Peter Blaise, `Now I turn off all iobit registry cleaning functions'
You have been warned by numerous commenters over and over again
Even with a restore point, NEVER, NEVER touch any registry cleaners or anything that affects the registry unless you are a full expert. (And if you are a real expert you will not normally want to, only in special cases.)
LEAVE THE REGISTRY ALONE !!!!!

Reply   |   Comment by Laxative  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+13)

Laxative, here here. Well said 3rd party developers don't know as much as Microsofts developers and certainly do not know how other 3rd party developers choose quite legitimately how to use the user and system wide registry database and so these 3rd party registry cleaner/fixers developers are not qualified to determine if any given registry usage is an error or not. Only time I have run these so called tools is to see the nature of the errors they are currently making during scanning and detection phase and NEVER ever to let them make any changes by itself. Never have any of these tools found any real errors of any consequence. I have seen programs like Ccleaner installed on customers computers in a vain attempt to repair a hosed system... and sometimes multiple vendors system cleaner repair tools... and instead of fixing ANYTHING they invariably make the crippled computers completely unusable and make the real repair take much longer and cost more with having to clean out the cleaners then diagnose the true underlying fault/corruption or perform a fresh re-install if device is properly licensed to allow re-install and then re-create the users data and environment and update all the software including windows... which can take hours.

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

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[ Laxative ],

There are two ways I know of speeding up registry lookups, and therefore, the computer:

1 - Microsoft Windows 95 Registry Cleaner v4.0.950 RegClean.exe Windows Registry Analysis and Correction Utility v4.1a, build 7364.1 Microsoft Technical Support 1997-12-30

2 - Reinstall Windows fresh.

Safety wise, CCleaner and Glary seem safe, and I also use RegCleaner v4.3.0.780 1998-03-18 by Jouni Vuorio, but I've not noted any speed change.

I wish Symantec did not kill Quarterdeck Clean Sweep.
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Reply   |   Comment by Peter Blaise  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+8)

Laxative, the registry cleaner is safe to use, because it won't ever remove any valid registry keys. The only exception to this, is you enable Deep Clean. However, at least this is not enabled by default. But, IObit should really caution users about using it.

A few years ago, the registry cleaner had issues with false positives, which could cause problems. However, I reported the issues to IObit and they fixed them.

Having said that, there is really no need to ever clean the registry, as it is exceptionally rare for doing so, to actually speed up a computer or fix errors or crashes. But, at least the registry cleaner in Advanced SystemCare, won't actually cause any problems.

Reply   |   Comment by Roger  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Peter Blaise, I have tested Windows restore dozens of times and it's failed every time, so much so I've turned it off. What I do is backup my entire OS every time I make a significant change like adding a programme. The only product I know doing this is the one I use: Paragon but there must be others.

Most times I also use a virtual drive (VirtualBox) to test the installation before I install it to my main system. (Note: Some products don't let you do this.)

Reply   |   Comment by Orson  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

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[ Orson ],

Good that you have a solution.

Have you ever had the opportunity to engage "last known good"?
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Reply   |   Comment by Peter Blaise  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+9)

Peter Blaise, I consider "last known good configuration" to be a "hail Mary" play in USA football vernacular cannot be relied upon to really be a good configuration or even compatible with the configuration that has just fallen over. For me it is one of the last resorts before rebuilding windows by hand or using specialised tools.

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#25

U can't install this software if you already had installed a previous free version of the software, even if you uninstall it.
GAOTD should specify this because it doesn't represent the thruth, you will have to go through the whole process of uninstalling and installing again. GAOTD should advise either ioBit or the clients that if you already had a previous version you can't benefit from the pro version.

Reply   |   Comment by Real  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+18)

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[ Real ],

All NEWER versions of IObit programs install "over" prior versions.

BUT, the new version inherits the older same-version's license ( sub-versions within a major version are considered equivalent ).

You MUST copy-and-past the new license in to register the new version.

By the way, today's giveaway license adds 6 months to ANY sub-version of IObit Advanced System Care v11.

It will automatically uninstall any prior major version during install.

Try again -- you'll figure it out.
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Reply   |   Comment by Peter Blaise  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+12)

Peter Blaise, Tried uninstalled older one 11 pro and installed this one put in reg. code wouldn't take. Took me to page where I had to pay, now I haven't got my last version registered anymore.

Reply   |   Comment by Bonnie Gabbs  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

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[ Bonnie Gabbs ],

DON'T click on [ Activate Now ]

DO click on [ Enter code ].
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Reply   |   Comment by Peter Blaise  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+9)
#24

Seemed to work ok, but digs so deep into the system, it is almost impossible to uninstall all components.
I think I've just about got rid of every trace now, although who knows what my cleaning program will come up with in future.
Also keeps nagging to buy their other software.

Reply   |   Comment by Zos  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

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[ Zos ],

It's easy to run SysInternal's free [ autoruns ] and search for [ iobit ] and uncheck everything, do this after installation AND after running IObit programs.
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Reply   |   Comment by Peter Blaise  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+8)
#23

One of my favorite programs to use. Installed flawlessly on Windows 7 Home Premium. Don't get your boxers in a bunch over a 6 month license. This will be offered again when a new version comes out. Thanks much, GOTD ! Much appreciated.

Reply   |   Comment by Scott  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#22

Usually I avoid these types of program, as many are snakeoil products.

That said, I grabbed the last giveaway of this, and it managed to speed up my old Windows 7 machine - very noticeably. Was going to reinstall Windows, but at the moment this has saved me having to do that.

Mileage will vary though, so unless your system is running noticeably slower, you probably won't gain anything here.

Only real way to improve your system is to reinstall your OS, or upgrade your RAM/CPU etc.

Reply   |   Comment by Paragon  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+12)

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[ Paragon ],

Did you use automatic mode or did you use manual controls to decide what would be cleaned and tweaked?
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Reply   |   Comment by Peter Blaise  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+12)

Peter Blaise,

Because it was an old install of Win7 (and running like a pig), I just used the automatic settings. My Win7 was taking 4 minutes to boot, and was unresponsive for about 10 minutes after that - Advanced System Care bought that down to 1.5 minutes boot, and system comes to full speed about 2 minutes after that.

So in my case there was a massive difference in speed, although in all honesty Win7 probably needs reinstalling on my PC - I just had software giveaways etc I didn't want to lose. And because I also run Win10 on my main PC, and Linux Mint on my Laptops, I had nothing much to lose by trying.

It does provide a list of potential fixes before doing anything, so you can look and make your mind up. There are some useful utilities as well in the 'Toolbox', that can be separately downloaded as well.

For me it didn't matter much, as I'd have needed to reinstall in any case. But I'd advise taking an image first, in case anything amiss happens.

As with most of these utilities, they work best for those with serious speed or response issues. If your system's running fine, it's best to leave it.

Best of luck, and hopefully that helps.

Reply   |   Comment by Paragon  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

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[ Paragon ],

It sounds like it removed a deadly amount of cache, and turned off boot search features that endlessly look for newly installed drives and such.

Cool.
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Reply   |   Comment by Peter Blaise  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+6)
#21

I have used Advanced Systemcare on and off through the years... It speeds up the computer. But only for a brief period until the Windows junk accumulates again. The program inserts unnecessary items into the registry in an effort to get you to try other iObit products. A 6 month license? I suppose it's a giveaway, but not a very good one. It's not worth the effort. My favorite anti-malware program calls this malware. I would say for a good reason. Is it really needed? No

Reply   |   Comment by Jack  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+29)

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[ Jack ],

Malwarebytes had a battle with IObit, accusing IObit of copying Malwarebytes data ... so, in retaliation, Malwarebytes now calls ANY IObit product as PUP Potentially Unwanted Program, though not necessarily malware.

I NEVER run any program i automatic mode.

I run Malwarebytes, then unclick IObit products, and tell it to ignore IObit from there on.

Remember, today's 6 month PRO is MERELY a few pro features over and above the otherwise pretty full suite of always FREE features.
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Reply   |   Comment by Peter Blaise  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+10)

Peter Blaise, Malwarebytes detects IObit software as PUPs due to changes they have made in the last year so with regard to detecting PUPs. This has led to many cleaning and driver update programs which were not previously detected, now being detected.

Malwarebytes, told me that is not because of the past issues with IObit, but due to their new PUP detection policy.

Like you, I also uncheck IObit software (and many other programs, I did not want to be removed) and get Malwarebytes to add it to their ignore list, so that they are no longer detected.

Reply   |   Comment by Roger  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#20

Nm my comment #14, I actually had to run the scan first, and the activation came up. Kinda weird.

Reply   |   Comment by ken  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#19

I am not seeing how to enter the activation code. I see the Activate Now button, that leads to a pay now. But not seeing a box to paste the activation code provided.

Reply   |   Comment by ken  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

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[ ken ],

DON'T click on [ Activate Now ]

DO click on [ Enter code ].
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Reply   |   Comment by Peter Blaise  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+9)
#18

I uninstalled the last 11.1.0 that was expiring on May 29 2018 and it kept the same expiration date.

Reply   |   Comment by Rubycat  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+9)

Rubycat, I didn't uninstall the last version which was expiring in 48 days. Instead, I simply put in the new licence and that seems to have worked fine.

Reply   |   Comment by NickyK  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

NickyK, 3 attempts at uninstalling the newest one with a REVO scan and a reboot and the same expiry date of May 29 2018!!!!! I wish I tried your way first but too late now. There must be a hidden file somewhere.

Reply   |   Comment by Rubycat  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

Rubycat, Solved! I failed to edit the old code and put in the new one. My bad.

Reply   |   Comment by Rubycat  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

Rubycat, Glad it worked!

Reply   |   Comment by NickyK  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

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[ Rubycat ],

With this new PRO license, my version shows that it's PRO features will work until 2018-11-03.

Then it reverts to the still powerful FREE version, FREE and functional and reinstallable forever.

Even if you uninstall any prior version, a new installation will inherit the old license until you manually copy-and-paste in the NEW license from today's giveaway.

Did you copy-and-paste in the NEW license from today's giveaway?
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Reply   |   Comment by Peter Blaise  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+10)
#17

I don't know why people moan and groan about the fact that an offer has a limited licence.

You still get a healthy amount of time in which to try out a product and decide whether it is worth buying and/or recommending.

I think that there are rather too many 'entitled' people out there these days that expect more than they have a right to demand.

If something is good, then you would be tempted to purchase if it gave you a week's licence, so you are not losing out with 6 months, a year .....

Reply   |   Comment by PhilS  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

PhilS, and none of what you say is WHY giveawayoftheday.com exists or WE visit it! This site is not trialoftheday.com but giveawayoftheday.com we act entitiled because here WE ARE entitled to giveaways of fully licensed commercial products given away free and that free license is intended to be a true commercial license not a cut down never sold license like this 6 month license.

It is a marketing tool for vendors windows crashes and can need to be re-installed, we upgared and buy new systems and if a giveaway that we had became indespensible then there is a very good possibility we will buy a license for the new machine or the existing re-installed machine. That and contributing vendors are rewarded financially by giveawayoftheday.com for participating in the marketing project.

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

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[ TK ],

Can you link to GOTD Giveaway Of The Day TOS terms of service that leads you to believe what you believe should be offered here?

Thanks.
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Reply   |   Comment by Peter Blaise  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+9)

Peter Blaise, Yes I can...but why can't you just explore the site and read for yourself rather than have everything handed to you on a platter? Start at the home page read from TOP line to bottom line, then click on the links, and if you want some further context use archive.org to research earlier forms of the for developers and About and FAQ pages to start with :)

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

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[ TK ],

I didn't ask you where the GOTD TOS is.

I asked you on what specifically you base your expectations of the qualities of GOTD offerings.

I could copy-and-paste GOTD-TOS-like web page snippets for you if you don't know how to do that, and maybe I've found below what you base your opinion on:

"... Every day we offer FREE licensed software you’d have to buy otherwise ...
... Every program we give away is not a trial ...
... We provide you with full-functioning registered version of software titles ...
... We do not provide you with the lifetime license in terms of the fact that our package can be used to install the program on giveaway date only ...
... You will not be able to re-install the program after PC crash or install the program on another PC after the giveaway day is over ...
... The main idea of the project is to make registered version of particular product available free of charge for 24 hours ..."

Is there something else that informs your opinion of GOTD offerings?

Hey, I'm surprised that GOTD doesn't say "... see the software developer / company for any and all promises of features and benefits, as GOTD makes no promises whatsoever, takes no responsibility, and holds ourselves indemnified against any claims or behaviors regarding any software ..." ... but I am not GOTD, and maybe they haven't thought of it yet.

Balls in your court.
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Reply   |   Comment by Peter Blaise  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Peter Blaise, congratulations you've found some pertinant terms I knew you'd find them if you looked.. A non-retail 6 month license is not a license we could otherwise buy, so therefore being a reduced duration non commercial license is by definition a trial license not what giveawayoftheday.com promises. So contravenes 2 of the claims/answers that you post excerpts of.
It's a very simple principle really!

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

[ TK ],

Technically, to get 6 months of the pro features, you'd have to buy 1 year of the pro features, hence "you'd have to buy elsewhere" fits-ish.

The GOTD TOS are not pages and pages of legalese fine print, so alternative interpretations are not only possible, but not worth busting a blood vessel over.

So, how's IObit Advanced System Care Pro v11.1 working for for you -- do you have a on-point on-topic personal-experience review of trying the SPECIFIC product in today's offering ( as others have offered )?

Thanks.
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Reply   |   Comment by Peter Blaise  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Peter Blaise, I prefer not to "interpret" Engilsh TOS and just take them on face value.

IObit ASC is working out fine for me... I don't use it need it or want it... I prefer to use less invasive tools to perform the tweaks and maintanance and repairs and rebuilds I choose to do and not a jack of all trades that is marketing invasive. And which needs to be manually neutered after every executuon to curtail its tedency towards marketing agression.

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#16

I agree with many of the other reviewers, 6 months is not FREE. You need to rethink your policies..

Reply   |   Comment by jpmalonesr  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+42)

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[ jpmalonesr ],

It is odd considering that the non-Pro features are free and Pro only adds a few features and automation.

Well, at least the free version works well as promised, and if the Pro features expire in 6 months, the free features will continue just fine forever.
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Reply   |   Comment by Peter Blaise  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+9)
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From toptenreviews.com:

PROS / It's very easy to use.
CONS / It made our computer slower by 10.55 percent.
VERDICT / Advanced SystemCare Pro did more harm than good, decreasing overall performance by more than 10 percent and slowing bootup speed by over 87 percent.

Reply   |   Comment by Phoe  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+16)

To be fair, the version they reviews was 10.5. This Giveaway version is 11.1

Reply   |   Comment by Phoe  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

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[ Phoe ],

To be fair, it's a tool, that, like a hammer, when used improperly, can do more harm than good.

Your review says more about the reviewer's lack of skill than it says about the tool.
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Reply   |   Comment by Peter Blaise  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+6)
#14

6 months license is a giveaway, you'd normally have to pay that. I think it's plenty of time to use a full version before you decide whether you want to pay for it or not. I wish more software was like that.

Amayzingone is right, there are plenty of positive reviews of this, and I run 5 scanners and not one of them has picked this up as malware or adware. (Kaspersky,Malwarebytes, SecureAplus, Defender and Zemana).

I know it's giveaway, and you normally get full versions for free forever, but 6 months free is better than none at all.


Rant over

Reply   |   Comment by Audio  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Audio , you can't buy a 6 month license so it is not a legit giveaway of a commercial product. This is not trialoftheday.com

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#13

I must add that the FREE version works very well indeed. Its more than adequate for the majority of PC users. Hence there is no justification for any complaints. Its nice to get a FREE PRO licence from GOTD from time to time.

Reply   |   Comment by Amayzingone  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#12

Lots of people here making out they know everything about computers and saying negative things about this software. Well I got news for you. Coming from an EXPERT that has been fixing computers for over 25 years. Advanced System Care works! and it works very well. Its one of the best PC tune up tools out there and its my secret tool for making PCs run like new again. My clients are very pleased with the results. Works like a gem every time. You only have to see all the positive reviews on CNET Download.com. The lastest version has 5 STAR votes from the majority of users. And these people are REAL users. So I am not alone in my experienece with this softare.

Reply   |   Comment by Amayzingone  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Amayzingone, CNET Download.com is a sellout that insists you to install their own downloader software so they can gathers data about you and your computer and selling it to highest bidder.

Reply   |   Comment by RTH  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

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[ RTH ],

Though I remember seeing that at Cnet Downloads years ago, I've never seen it for their IObit downloads.

It is important to inspect and control auto-runs, auto-schedule, auto-services, and auto-devices after installing and after running ANY program to stop and kill any sneaky self-installations.

I don't "trust" reviews that say "this is great" as that's meaningless, and probably marketing sock-puppets anyway.

I do like reviews that explain specific experience and how the tool can be implemented to produce a specific result, and how a tool compares with other tools.
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Reply   |   Comment by Peter Blaise  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+10)

RTH, Irrelevent to the discussion. Mostly all web sites do that anyway. You dont need to use thier downloader either!

Reply   |   Comment by Amayzingone  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Amayzingone, so lets get this straight you are complaining about "Lots of people here making out they know everything about computers and saying negative things about this software."

Which no one has made any claims they know everything about computers or declared their opinion profssioanlly based or not is the defacto definitive gold standard and only idiots would go against or doubt their advice.... But you yourself are setting yourself up as a self professed expert and sing the praises of a program that if used as it defaults to has and still can damage a computer system ( does not default to SAFE activities only) If you were a true professional computer engineer you would not resell software that has the potential to damage a clients computer or a subcription based piece of software that tries to get the end users to install all their other invasive subscription based products too. Because if your valued? clients would if they followed your software recomendations advice they would end up with an unusable system with no resources left for their desired computer activities and likely hosed devices and a damaged registry too from the default activities and recomendations of the registry cleaner and the iobit driver updater. People who have to state they are experts are not. If they are experts or truely knowledgable it will be evident by their track record of wise statements and correct diagnosis and predictions of dangers. As well as providing solutions. And it's the recipients of that knowledge will be the ones that call the person an expert or knowledgable as it will be self evident.. bit like the wanna be comedian that has to tell you "I'm really funny" or the bore that says "I'm a very interesting person" If you have to self proclaim an attribute you invaribly are not that!

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

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[ TK ],

IObit Advanced System Care takes NOT remedial action without the end user clicking to go ahead.

Therefore, IObit advanced System Care on it's own cannot "... damage a computer system ...".
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You write "... If you were a true professional computer engineer you would not resell software that has the potential to damage a client's computer ..." ...

... do you mean programs like ... Microsoft's own Delete, Format, FDisk, DiskPart, and RegEdit commands?
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When you write "... software that tries to ... install ... other ... products too ..." ...

... are you thinking of Microsoft's own Windows Update?
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I'm just asking for perspective on software marketing practices.
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PS, I note that my older posts suddenly have minus numbers, days after the giveaway date, even where I merely ask a question to find out more from someone.

However, some of my posts still have a + sign, so you might have missed a few.

I use the GOTD "... Did you find this comment useful? yes | no ..." system to mark which posts I have read.

I ALWAYS mark "... yes ..." as my way of saying "... thank you ..." to our fellow GOTD visitors who took the time to share what they felt was important to them.

I even click "... yes ..." on all of your posts, too.

Thank you.
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Reply   |   Comment by Peter Blaise  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+9)

Peter Blaise, no Peter... This program advertises itself as a one click solution... Not a set of tools that will potentially wreck a system without skilled handing!

Microsoft containing tools that are explicit in function and any use of them has potential to remove data is self evident and they do not claim to clean, repair or optimise or find and fix problems like a product that from its very title implies CARE! if one cares one does not include the ability to wreck a system in with the default settings of the caring program or program designed by those that are entrusted to care for the customers system. The default settings should FAIL SAFE! and at first instance when operated by a person not qualified to judge what is safe and what is not safe to first and above all... DO NO HARM!
BTW how you choose to use or misuse a response feature with the explicit question "Did you find this comment useful? Yes | No"" is entirely up to you and if you choose to try and cheat the system with a dynamic IP address or by using multiple VPN endpoint IP numbers to artifically inflate comments votes that were not even posted on the day of the giveaway so are very unlikely to be seen by anyone other than those directly involved with the comment threads again that is up to you. I'll vote how I see fit, in that if I find a comment useful I'll invariably vote Yes to it, while if I find a comment not useful and potentially misleading I'll vote No... if the comment was just some inoffensive thank you from an Original poster to someone elses answer to their question I will either vote Yes or abstain as I do generally find good manners useful :) But I do not use it as a general thank you for being here mechanisim regardless of the content of the comment. Please do not assume I or anyone are out to get you... paranoia is not an attractive state of mind to be in. There are tens of thousands of visitors on the days of the giveaways and people that get called back to the page by responses to their comments that are delayed by the moderators until after the giveaway expires and those replies may be further delayed by the moderator as were yours posted at 15 hours ago yet I only got notification of them in a cluster around 4 hours ago.

Also it is MicroSoft Update that has the potential to offer new FREE Microsoft programs IF you select the option to use MicroSoftUpdate over the default WindowsUpdate AND select offer other programs or some such other option. IOBIT offer by default and with no option to disable it misleading adverts and hard sells on the supposed need for their other nagware programs which do NOT play well together on a single system regadless of what their individual level of utility may be. Also Microsoft tends to push the free updates for security and reliabilty reasons not to nag the end users to pay for more unecessary software that will further nag the end users to buy it .... Do you have shares in IOBIT?

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

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[ TK ],

Thanks for underscoring my prior comments to the effect that:

"... Yes, marketing hooey is just that, marketing hooey ...
And we all note that marketing copywriters are seldom tethered to the reality of the product they are hooey-izing ..."

I'm not sure your goal, here, since you've already identified that your customers use and buy stuff that they can't understand and manage, so you get to bill them for taking care of them.

The old saw rings true:

Happy customer - "... look what I bought ..."

Unhappy customer - "... look what YOU sold me ..."

I agree with you -- people are unwilling and unable to take responsibility for their own actions.

Hence, we get to bill them to cleanup.

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And, yes, Microsoft Update installs whatever it wants to, including Windows 10, or did you miss that?

Here's an old batch file I use to cleanup Windows 7:

Pause - remove Windows 7 updates that track user and report to Microsoft as of 2016-09
wusa /uninstall /kb:3112343
wusa /uninstall /kb:3083711
wusa /uninstall /kb:3083325
wusa /uninstall /kb:3080149
wusa /uninstall /kb:3075853
wusa /uninstall /kb:3075249
wusa /uninstall /kb:3072318
wusa /uninstall /kb:3068708
wusa /uninstall /kb:3065988
wusa /uninstall /kb:3064683
wusa /uninstall /kb:3058168
wusa /uninstall /kb:3050267
wusa /uninstall /kb:3044374
wusa /uninstall /kb:3035583
wusa /uninstall /kb:3022345
wusa /uninstall /kb:2976978
Pause - removed Windows 7 updates that track user and report to Microsoft as of 2016-09

I'm sure there's more to add to that by now.

You're welcome.
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Reply   |   Comment by Peter Blaise  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Peter Blaise, Marketing whooey as you put it is another term for decepting or false advertising? There are laws against that in some jurisdictions.

Microsoft Update does not install what it wants to... It attempts to install what it's programmed to it's not got a will of its own and you don't have to use Microsoft Update you can use the default Windows Update and forgo the other products updates.

While certain versions of windows did get windows 10 installation files pushed upon them there was no demand or nagging for payment for the new software, it was offered free of charge and not as nag-ware... that had to be paid for.

I never bothered with windows 7 or 8 so never had a concern regarding the alledged tracking updates. None of the Windows 7, 8 and 8.1 machines that I had any responsabilty for maintaining ever had Windows 10 installed by Microsoft Update but they did require a little pro-active effort to prevent it until the giveaway phase was over. Of course that does mean that in the not too distant future those very systems manually protected against the free upgrade to windows 10 will lose security patch support as those product reach end of life as far as Microsoft are concerned. So which was the correct response to the free upgrade to Windows 10? It is debatable!

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

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[ TK ],

You are really very funny, [ TK ].

You say that a really technically savvy person, like you, knows how to work around Microsoft hammering computers with damaging updates and patches and installations of additional programs ...

... but doing the exact same for IObit software is too much of a burden.

Thanks for explaining some of the the hoops you are willing to jump through for some relationships with some vendors for some customers.
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By the way, none of the IObit programs does anyone "have to pay for" since they all initialize whit FREE versions, where the pro versions are 'merely' additional features added in ( for a period of time ).

And in terms of "deceptive or false advertising", I suggest that an independent review of misbehavior after using IObit Advanced System Care v11.1 would most probably be the result of other programs, not the Microsoft Windows operating system itself.

So, if you run IObit Advanced System Care on Windows, it works, but if your Windows is buried below other programs, then stripping them off may not leave Windows unscathed.

If you tested IObit Advanced System Care, you could suggest to IObit that they additionally recognize and compensate and reset other programs that have taken over and mal-adjusted and infested Windows, because merely clearing them does not re-tether Windows to itself and it's own defaults.
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It's really too bad that you have no specific hands-on review to offer for this particular program, as your technically-experienced insights might have been quite informative ... and I'd say most informative for you, yourself.

Of all the posts here, you've written the most, and yet you've not even tried program.
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Reply   |   Comment by Peter Blaise  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

Peter Blaise, I thought I had already communicated my previous experience with this and other IObit programs with cleaning it from crippled customers computers that tried to solve their computing issues using their products... reading selectively? I have less than zero need to inflict my personal systems with their products and have no suggestions to IObit that have not already been suggested many times before by thousands of other victims or customers of their software. The difference between the relationship between Myself and Microsoft and Myself and IObit is If I want to use Microsoft Windows I have to work around any privacy or other issues to use their product but I don't have to install IObit software so do not have to countermeasure their bad actions. Simple really! Why would I choose to make a rod for my own back when I can simply avoid it and perform the actions I need using non-invasive tools that are mostly freely avalable without risk of hijacking processor and memory and screen resources to push their other products.

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

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[ TK ],

Well, thanks for your advice on using Shadow Explorer, SFC, DISM, and your general cautions about Microsoft updates.

You mention that you prefer other tools versus IObit ASC, but you did not list your other tools.

Others here often compare the GOTD offering to other programs.

Do you care to compare IObit ASC to your preferred tools, feature by feature?

Specifically, I use IObit ASC to:

[ 1 ] Updates: Flash, Java, IE, and other programs like Firefox, VLC Media Player, Microsoft security updates,

[ 2 ] Settings: adjust a plethora of buried system settings, like appearance, memory use settings, Firefox, IE and security settings, auto login, auto play, keyboard and mouse, user name, taskbar and desktop, start and context menus,

[ 3 ] Auto Run: control startup, scheduled, and default programs

[ 4 ] Cleanup: temp file and dead shortcut removal,

I also use GlaryUtilities and Update, WinUtils, CCleaner, WinOptimizer, WiseCleaner, and a variety of independent tools from SysInternals, Nirsoft, Microsoft, HP, KCSoftwares, BleepingComputer, Ninite, X-Setup, WinAero, Tweaking, and so on.

None of which completely overlap IObit ASC.

What do you use that offers controls for the above list of what IObit offers controls for?
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Reply   |   Comment by Peter Blaise  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

Peter Blaise, this is feeling like a private tech support consultation and not general comments for the benefit of GAOTD visitors and constructive criticisims of a problem vendors program... if you need technical support and further advice I suggest you hire a local technician :)

Me listing the tools I use will not teach you or others how to use those tools safely and I am NOT prepared to give tutorials here as that is not what this comments area is here for. Case in point many of the adjustments I make are done in regedit.exe and uninformed use of regedit.exe can easily hose your system. It would be like me pointing to a list of freely available industrial tools that are perfectly fine in the hands of a trained professional but deadly in the hands of the untrained member of the public a bit like ASC is!

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

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[ TK ],

Thanks ... so you use RegEdit as an alternative to accomplish some of the 4 specific features and benefits I listed about IObit ASC.

Me, too, but, rather than tedious line-at-a-time searching and editing, I use pre-built batch scripts and reg files, available from dozens of web tech collectives, like Ask-Leo, LifeWire, TomsITPto, TenForums, TechRepublic, AskVG, and so on.

I also export and edit working reg entries for re-use fixing corrupt reg entries.

I and others have suggested competitive tools to IObit ASC.

I appreciate that you:

-- refuse to try and report on the specific GOTD IObit ASC offering,

-- refuse to suggest or reveal alternatives that you find satisfactory.

... so ... you are here at GOTD, and commenting because ...?
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PS -- How do you believe someone becomes a "trained professional" anyway?
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Reply   |   Comment by Peter Blaise  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#11

We are told not to use these types of software I ignored this
and downloaded the software now I can't access my start
button to turn off my computer I have to turn it off at the
power point on the wall and all the icons on my desktop
have vanished.
I can't get my computer back to normal looks looks my only
solution is to put a new copy of windows back on loosing a
lot of software.

I deleted Advanced System Care Pro 11.1.0 off my computer
thinking it would restore my computer but no.

Don't risk it !!!

Robert Martin

Reply   |   Comment by Robert Martin  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

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[ Robert Martin ],

Ouch!

What a way to learn that the computer and any software are your servants, not your boss.

So, did you understand even one line of the pre-cleaning report before you clicked [ Fix ]?

Did your computer have hidden malware that IObit cleaned or crippled, but the malware itself prevented rebooting?

If you can yank the drive and check it via connection to another computer ...

Who knows ... now ... ?

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With a new, fresh install of Windows, it should run faster, so IObit's promise comes true, eh?

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Though too late now, I'd run a variety of anti-malware programs NOT to clean, but to CHECK my computer's condition.

Then I'd decide what to do.

I like second opinions, until I build consensus.

I'm learning to never click [ Fix ] after the first report.

I'm learning to exit without fixing, and get second opinions from other programs, until I am smart enough to asses any report from any tool.

The lesson here is not to be afraid of IObit, but to afraid of one's own inappropriate presumptions that any software is able to take more responsibility for our computers than we ourselves have as the computer owner / operator / servicer.
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Reply   |   Comment by Peter Blaise  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+7)

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[ Robert Martin ],

Boot in safe mode, and run the IObit, Toolbox, Win Fix, Advanced Fix, Desktop, "The desktop and taskbar do not work", Fix, and reboot.
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Reply   |   Comment by Peter Blaise  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+7)

Robert Martin, Sounds like you had issues with your computer before installing ASC. ASC is tune up software. It doesnt fix issues. besides if you are running Win 10 there is your problem . Not ASC

Reply   |   Comment by Amayzingone  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Amayzingone, that is your best advice based upon 25 years of fixing computers as a self proclaimed expert? No boot into startup repair and try offline system restore and if that fails try offline SFC scan or last known good configuration, no boot into safe mode and try creating a new admin user profile and see if the basic windows subsytems are still intact and just the old users profile was trashed by ASC? No try DSIM tool to refresh the windows installation from a clean WIM if the user is using Win7 or above including Windows 10 which you apparently don't understand from your comment on it... oh no never a problem with ASC operations... are you a reseller of iobit products or a share holder by any chance? You see to have vested interest in puffing up their poor reputation!

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

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[ TK ],

Great list of recovery alternative tools:

"... boot into startup repair and try offline system restore,

... offline SFC scan,

... boot into last known good configuration,

... boot into safe mode and try creating a new admin user profile and see if the basic windows subsystems are still intact and just the old users profile was trashed,

... run DSIM tool to refresh the windows installation from a clean WIM if the user is using Win7 or above including Win10 ..."

Great advice.

Thank you.
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Reply   |   Comment by Peter Blaise  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+10)
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Dear friends, I want to give my personal opinion. Six months free license, it's great for me, why not? It is free and ASC helps me with my old pc. Good of bad, software like this demands great efforts in working hours and money. By the way, I don't work for them, neither know them. Just a simple user. Thanks.

Reply   |   Comment by Jorge  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
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Once again I find myself writing this as GOTD "features" this type of program way too often imho. ASC and others of their ilk prey on the misinformed and/or total noob when it comes to what they can do. Many of the "features" this offers have the potential to seriously damage your system and ANY of the actual halfway helpful features are either done automatically by your Windows OS or can be done by you very easily. Take the extremely small amount of time it takes to learn how to do a disk cleanup (the first thing that will show when you type Disk in search) and you can speed up your machine as much as this will do. ANY speed gains you MAY SEEM to get from this type of software will be extremely small and very temporary but the possibility of bricking your system is way too high a price to pay imho. Make no mistake this kind of software (I'm not picking on iobit though I dislike them in particular because of their business practices) will eventually screw your machine up. Maybe not the first time you run it or the hundredth time but eventually it will.


I strongly urge anyone tempted to use these things to take the very small amount of time it takes to learn how to do the few things this will do to keep your system free of junk. Not only will you run way less risk of damaging your machine but the confidence and joy you'll get from KNOWING a little more about your computer and how it works is priceless.

Reply   |   Comment by Alan  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

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[ Alan ],

I just run off the registry cleaning toggle, and also inspect after installation and after running it, to turn off any auto-run, any services, or any schedule for IObit.

The toolbox has some great stuff, most of it works in the free non-pro version.
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Reply   |   Comment by Peter Blaise  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+9)

Alan, Been using ASC for as lonm as I remember and we are talking 10 years +++. Never had an issue. But other tune-up software - yes!

Reply   |   Comment by Amayzingone  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Amayzingone, you can only remember 10 or so ago? yikes? I can rember some events from over 51 years ago... personally I have never had a problem with ASC on any of my computers as I never have had the need to install it on them. But I have with my customers computers who have tried to speed up their old computers by putting one piece of iobit software on their elderly machine to try and make it faster themselves and get conned by iobit agressive marketing ended up installing many pieces of IOBIT software that really should never co-exist on the same machine... takes a while to remove the IOBIT junkware and fix the damaged systems and then optimise them and make them self-maintaining for the most part but that certainly does not require any IOBIT junkware to achieve for a true professional. maybe it does for a reseller of their products but it doesn't for an impartial professional!

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
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Advanced System Care slows down your computer

Reply   |   Comment by fares  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+23)

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[ fares ],

So don't let it run automatically at boot, and don't let it run automatic features, or auto clean what IT thinks it should do, and instead, only do what YOU want to do.

But do use the terrific and well-thought-out CONTROL tools to tune your Windows behavior to best suit your preferences.
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Reply   |   Comment by Peter Blaise  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+7)

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[ fares ],

YOU are using it wrong if it slows down YOUR computer.

My computer works just fine with my use of IObit Advanced System Care.

Perhaps you are referring to an unidentified review somewhere, and you have not actually used it?
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Reply   |   Comment by Peter Blaise  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+7)

Peter Blaise, Exactly! Thats how I use ASC. Well said

Reply   |   Comment by Amayzingone  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
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6 months only - no thanks

Reply   |   Comment by Janakee  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+62)

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[ Janakee ],

FOREVER FREE for the majority of the features and tools in IObit products -- the pro versions don't add much, some only automate stuff you can still do manually in the free version.
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Reply   |   Comment by Peter Blaise  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)

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[ Janakee ],

It sounds like you don't value the Pro features and automation for 6 months, no charge.

Well, at least the free version works well as promised, and if the Pro features expire in 6 months, the free features will continue just fine forever.
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Reply   |   Comment by Peter Blaise  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+8)

Just use the FREE edition of ASC. Does the job perfectly well.

Reply   |   Comment by Amayzingone  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#6

Maybe will be useful 10 years ago on my XP system, but with modern hardware and system these software becomes irrelevant.

Reply   |   Comment by RTH  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+30)

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[ RTH ],

Although "speed" is an easy sales slogan, CONTROL is what I use the various IObit tools for, turning off auto boot programs, adjusting the way Windows looks and presents menus and menu items, and so on.
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Reply   |   Comment by Peter Blaise  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)

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[ RTH ],

That's why I appreciate the other features and benefits, such as the included tools that let me find and adjust boot-up programs, and adjust the Windows user interface to my liking.

Of course nothing can speed up a computer that's not running unnecessarily slow, nor make it run faster than it's peak potential -- as if running IObit Advanced System Care the first time improves responsiveness 10%, then running it 20 times would yield 200%?

I don't think so!
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Reply   |   Comment by Peter Blaise  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+8)

Peter Blaise, ever heard of msconfig and Windows Control Panel?

Reply   |   Comment by RTH  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

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[ RTH ],

Of course, and [ services ], too.

But Microsoft controls are often limited, such as turning the scheduler into an over complex multilevel database instead of a simple list, as [ SysInternals ] [ AutoRuns ] shows.

But IObit [ Toolbox ] ( and other vendors utilities, such as CCleaner and Glary and Kerish Doctor and more ) quickly collects user controls such as autoplay, desktop icons, right-click menu, turning off 'shortcut' on shurtcuts, combining tray buttons, resetting Name and Company Name, setting mouse scroll, searching for network resources, memory swapping, auto login, detail boot-up and shutdown messages, clear animation, set flat menus, set Clear Type, boot defrag, separate space for explorer, default programs, autostart programs, self-loading programs, and more.

AND I use [ MSConfig ] and [ COntrol Panel ].
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Reply   |   Comment by Peter Blaise  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+9)
#5

Startup Manager Windows 8.1 also has a startup Manager. With this I switched off the startup of 5K Player.

Reply   |   Comment by Hadrianus  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
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There are quite a number of programs like Advanced SystemCare, which claim to be able to speed up your computer. Often these programs have issues with the registry cleaner, which means that sometimes they will remove valid registry keys. Doing so, can sometimes cause problems. Also, despite the impressive claims of how they will speed up your computer, often you will see little improvement.

Advanced SystemCare is safe to use and won't cause any issues. Also, it has more features than many of the alternatives. Until a few years ago, sometimes the registry cleaner would delete needed registry keys, which could cause problems. But, I reported the issues to IObit a few years ago, and then they fixed the registry cleaner. Since then, it has been safe to use. As with the alternatives, it won't always make your computer run faster, but in same cases it may cause a big increase in performance.

Today's giveaway is a slightly old version, as the current version is 11.3. However, you should be able to download the latest version and it will still be activated. But, you won't be able to upgrade to v12 when it is released.

While the giveaway is only for a 6 month license, after 6 months, Advanced SystemCare will revert to the free version with less features, so you will still be able to use it.

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And yet, it still does not create a system restore point nor turn on "last known good", nor have a make-boot CD/USB with undo powers.

Thanks for reporting registry damage to IObit, but they've done nothing different and new to raise our confidence, and in my case, they dinged other program's functions, so while the computer still booted, other things failed.

I cannot imagine anything that IObit can do to get me to ever toggle on any IObit registry cleaning functions.
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Reply   |   Comment by Peter Blaise  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+10)

Peter Blaise, Unless you enable deep cleaning, in the registry cleaner, you shouldn't need any recovery methods other than ASC's own Rescue Center. As far as I know, Fix-It Utilities and AMUST Registry Cleaner are the only tuneup/cleaning programs which had the option to create recovery media.

It was about three years ago, that IObit fixed the false positives in the registry cleaner. If you had issues arising for cleaning the registry, hopefully it was prior to then, as in theory anyway, current versions should never mistakenly identify a valid registry key as being bad. I trust it enough, these days, to let it delete every error it finds, without me taking the time to manually verify what was found beforehand.

Reply   |   Comment by Roger  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Roger, Thank you. You are exactly correct. BTW I think the FREE version has a similar number of features but it doesnt clean as agressively. The few additional features are not really necessary either and I switch most of them of anyway. Hence actually safer to use the more conservative FREE version than the paid PRO version.

Reply   |   Comment by Amayzingone  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Amayzingone, by default the registry cleaner in the free and paid versions works the same. In the paid Pro version has an optional Deep Clean mode you can enable, which scans the registry more deeply, but it is turned off unless you manually enable it.

The pro version applies more tweaks, but there's nothing it does which should be unsafe.

Reply   |   Comment by Roger  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#3

I've used Advanced System Care for years... I've always recommended it for everyone who isn't computer savvy. Some folks just don't know enough about computers to dump the cache, etc. Yes, these folks are still out there! Thanks White Rabbit for finding us these giveaways, and thanks Advanced System Care for sharing your software!!

Reply   |   Comment by Sandra M.  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Sandra M., Correct! I fix computers and do the same

Reply   |   Comment by Amayzingone  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Sandra M., errr why are you thanking white rabbit for finding these giveaways? the user White Rabbit aka Stephen is a user here and moderator of the game.giveawayoftheday.com sites comments section not an employee or agent of the giveawayoftheday.com team!

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