Free IObit Advanced SystemCare PRO 4! [Limited time offer]

Software Description

The following is a description of IObit Advanced SystemCare PRO 4, as per the developer:

Like hiring your own PC technician inside your computer

Advanced SystemCare PRO 4 provides an always-on, automated, all-in-one PC Healthcare Service with anti-spyware, privacy protection, performance tune-ups, and system cleaning capabilities. This powerful and award-winning precision tool fixes stubborn errors, cleans out clutter, optimizes Internet and download speeds, ensures personal security, and maintains maximum computer performance automatically.

Key Features

Improved engine for superior PC cleaning, repair, security, and optimization

Adopted with IObit’s latest engine and improved program core structure, Advanced SystemCare 4 is now available delivering more comprehensive and deeper system cleaning, repairing and optimization experience. In version 4 the security features are also emphasized, protecting your PC from more security threats and privacy compromises.

Whole new interface design and fantastic skins

Instead of having too many buttons and links in one place that may make you a little bit confused with where to start in version 3, Advanced SystemCare 4 adopted with an intuitive and stylish design that provides 4 major entrances in the main interface that lead you to four major functions that deals with respectively the “daily maintenance”, “complete fix and tune up”, “ultimate PC speedup”, and “smart tools that may suit for your every need for system management”. What’s more, the version 4 is providing as many as ten fantastic skins that make the use of the software more enjoyable.

One click to solve as many as 10 common PC problems

Advanced SystemCare 4 still inherits the easy-of-use from previous versions, with more powerful capabilities. This time with one click, it scans and repairs ten PC problems and protects your PC from hidden security threats, while V3 only supports eight. The newly added “Disk Scan” and “Vulnerability Fix” helps scan and fix disk errors and Windows vulnerabilities.

More than 20 dedicated smart tools for everyday PC maintenance

Replacing the original “Utilities” module in version 3, Advanced SystemCare 4 integrates IObit’s latest Toolbox which has more than 20 dedicated smart tools for everyday PC maintenance or advanced needs, including tools for system cleaning, optimizing and repairing, tools for security enhancement, and tools for fully control over the system.

Speed up your PC with enhanced Turbo Boost

Note only “Turbo Boost” has taken on a new look, which makes the configuration process clearer and easier to understand, but also the power of “Turbo Boost” is more intensive. With more unnecessary background processes and services are detected and shut down, and more RAM is released, you PC will run ultimately fast.

Monitor your PC performance in real time with shortcut to quick fix!

Another cute addition to Advanced SystemCare 4 is the new performance monitoring bar. It keeps monitoring your PC and rates its performance as four different levels based on the core indicators. In a glance, user will have a general idea about his/her PC’s status and how the resources are being used. More than that, the performance monitor will suggest what actions should be taken using Advanced SystemCare and provide a shortcut to take the action immediately to improve your PC performance.

Why Choose Advanced SystemCare PRO 4?

  • Advanced SystemCare PRO can find and fix 200% more registry and system problems than other system utilities.
  • Advanced SystemCare PRO can give your PC a super performance boost. Our users normally experience a 300% improvement in both computer and Internet speed.
  • Super easy to use. Install it and forget it. Advanced SystemCare PRO works continuously, automatically and quietly in the background on your PC. It allows you to have fun and be more productive.
  • With automatic updating, Advanced SystemCare PRO scans and removes spyware and adware using up-to-date definition files, prevents spyware, hackers and hijackers from installing malicious items on your PC.

dotTech Advice

IObit Advanced SystemCare PRO is yet another great system tune-up utility. Although I don’t personally use it anymore (I realized I have no need for it), I used to use it and loved it. The question about Advanced SystemCare PRO isn’t if I recommend it or not — I do recommend it, whole heartily. The question is should one get Advanced SystemCare PRO 4 or get Advanced SystemCare FREE 5.

You see v4 of Advanced SystemCare isn’t the latest version — v5 is. That is not to say v4 is old and useless; it isn’t. v4 was released about eight months back and is still very useful. What this means, however, is users need to decide if they want to grab Advanced SystemCare FREE 5 (which is always freely available) or get Advanced SystemCare PRO 4 which is available for free via this promotion. To answer that question we need to understand the changes made from v4 -> v5 and differences between PRO and FREE.

These are all the changes made from v4 -> v5 of Advanced SystemCare, as per the developer:

  • New architecture and re-written source codes for 32bit/64bit system
  • New UI technology for quicker start and less resource usage
  • New ActiveBoost function for real-time optimization
  • New Cloud technology to keep database up-to-date
  • Improved UI design for better user experience
  • Improved Care module with more powerful clean and optimization functions
  • Improved Turbo Boost module with Work and Game mode
  • Fixed general bugs

All that is listed above is found in Advanced SystemCare FREE 5 and but not in Advanced SystemCare PRO 4. The following is what Advanced SystemCare PRO 4 has that Advanced SystemCare FREE 5 does not, as per the developer:

  • Advanced performance tune up
  • Advanced Internet speed optimization
  • Complete malware removal
  • Automatic care when your system is idle
  • Deep registry and system clean

So, what does all that mean? Essentially it can be boiled down to the following: If you want automatic and deep(er) care by Advanced SystemCare, stick with Advanced SystemCare PRO 4. If you prefer running Advanced SystemCare to clean on your own accord and would much rather have the new ActiveBoost and improved Turbo Boost features, go with Advanced SystemCare FREE 5. To help make the decision easier:

  • This is what ActiveBoost does, as per the developer:

ActiveBoost automatically improves PC performance by intelligently managing system resource, constantly detecting inactive processes and programs, and optimizing CPU as well as RAM.

  • Turbo Boost is a feature that temporarily shuts down unnecessary background processes and services in order to ensure full computer resources (as much as possible) are put towards the specific task you are doing. (This is similar to what Game Booster does.) Both Advanced SystemCare PRO 4 and Advanced SystemCare FREE 5 have Turbo Boost. The difference is Advanced SystemCare FREE 5 has specific Work Mode and Game Mode while Advanced SystemCare PRO 4 does not.
  • Although the promotion page does not mention this, the freebie of Advanced SystemCare PRO 4 is for one year only, after which you have to use Advanced SystemCare FREE 5 (or whatever version is out in a year) or purchase another year of PRO.
  • You can always purchase a year of Advanced SystemCare PRO 5 for less than $10. This way you get the best of both worlds.

It is impossible for me to make the decision of Advanced SystemCare PRO 4 vs Advanced SystemCare FREE 5 for you; you have to decide on your own. (Please don’t install both!) Personally speaking, I like to have the latest versions of software when possible; I’m not keen on automatic care and sweep or Internet optimizations; the new Game mode in Turbo Booster looks attractive; and the new ActiveBoost sounds like it could potentially be useful, depending on how it performs (I haven’t tested it out yet). So if I were getting Advanced SystemCare, I would go with Advanced SystemCare FREE 5 over Advanced SystemCare PRO 4.

[Note: As I mentioned in the post on System Mechanic, I recommend people with new machines to not use tune-up utilities (until you feel your computer is “slowing down” after long time use) simply because the risk of malfunction – and no mater how good, every third-party tune-up utility has some chance of causing problems – is not worth the reward of little to no benefit. On the other hand, people with older machines – ones in use for more than a year or so – can typically benefit from allowing tune-up utilities to clean out the junk they have accumulated in their computers.]

Freebie Details

Advanced SystemCare PRO 4 is being given away in a promotion by the Download Crew. The promotion is live until December 31st; there is not information on if you can install/reinstall after this date. Also, the promotion page does not mention it but it looks like this promotion is for a one year license of Advanced SystemCare PRO 4.

To get Advanced SystemCare PRO 4, do the following:

Version being given out for free: v4.2.0

Free updates: No

Free technical support: Unknown

Supported OS: Windows 2000/XP/Vista/Win7

Download size: 29 MB

  • Visit the promotion page and click on the DOWNLOAD button to begin downloading Advanced SystemCare PRO 4:

  • After the download has finished, install Advanced SystemCare PRO 4. Take note near the end of installation you will be prompted to install IObit Toolbar. Be sure to click Skip if you don’t want to install the toolbar (you are not required to — it is optional):

  • After installation has finished, run Advanced SystemCare PRO 4 and register it with the license code shown below:

License code: F31C7-DC165-BBBD3-1F7FA

  • Enjoy!
  • Note: Since v5 is the latest version of Advanced SystemCare, you will be prompted to download an update. Free updates are not part of this freebie. So if you want to keep the PRO version of Advanced SystemCare, you will have to stick to v4 — don’t download the update.

If you have trouble getting Advanced SystemCare PRO 4 for free, post below and other dotTechies or I will try to help.

Thanks robertmc8!

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  1. Steve Cohen


    IObit responded with the following:
    “Please download the latest version of Advanced SystemCare PRO V5 from this link and install it to see whether you still have this problem:

    Let us know if there is any further question.”

    Thank you for supporting IObit and happy holiday season!

    Even if version 5 Pro solves this specific error, that does not mean that the Pro 5 Registry cleaner has no other problems. Further, one should ask if IObit was aware of problems in its version 4 Pro registry cleaner, and if so, why didn’t it inform its customers? A few years ago I had a similar experience with the Trend security component of Avanquest’s System Suite: The Trend firewall allowed an interloper access to my hard disk. When I informed Avanquest, it sent me a limited-time link to a fix. But I doubt that it sent all of its System Suite customers this fix or even warned them of the firewall hole.

  2. Steve Cohen

    WARNING: Advanced System Care 4 Pro appears to mark registry items for deletion that shouldn’t be deleted.
    I ran “Quick Clean” and was told hundreds of registry items could be deleted. I looked at the details and found four registry items for four program paths that ASC4P said did not exist and so the registry items could be deleted. In fact, all four paths DO exist and do contain files.

    I have notified and will post any reply IObit sends.
    VITAL!! Before doing any “cleaning” of any sort, create a System Restore Point. I have found that even a “gentle” cleaner can provide false information, leading you to delete something vital.

  3. Craig

    Hey Ashraf,
    Thanks for the software. And Thank You to the Download Crew.
    In my opinion, ASC Pro is far and away the most advanced (no pun intended) utility that I have ever used. I have some problems due to the age of my computer (befor Pentium) and since I’m homeless, I can’t afford to upgrade/replace it. ASC completely smooths out the operation for me.
    I recommend it to everyone.
    Thank You,

  4. Ashraf
    Author/Mr. Boss

    @Anonymail: You are welcome!

    @Lenny: Hmm I used to use the PRO version then I realized the constant automatic cleaning/sweeping was doing me no good. I still wouldn’t use it if I were on Vista. I just see no need for it personally speaking. Well, I had no need for it until recently when I started installing a lot of stuff again. I may start using it again.

    @ebony: You are welcome! Yeah, I hope it pays to read the whole article — I spend a good amount of time on these freebies (not as long as full reviews, but still a good chunk of time) and am glad when people are helped by them. I love the appreciative comments. Makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside; also hubris, but that’s a story for another time. :-P

    @John G: Hmmm… good question. My guess is probably not simply because CleanMem isn’t “always on”.

    @Joe: Hmm… I don’t *think* it will because it doesn’t look like its malware features have active live protection — it only runs when either you manually run the malware scan or you turn on the automatic care in the background.

    You may get false positives though.

    @dasypa: You are welcome!

    @Tortuga: Yes, definitely uninstall previous version first. (I think it won’t even let you install new version until you uninstall previous version.)

    @Philippe: Do I prefer Advanced SystemCare over System Mechanic? Personally speaking, yes, simply because I have more experience using ASC and trust them more because of my experience. Do I recommend ASC over SM because of ASC’s malware detection features? Umm… probably not — I don’t have high confidence in ASC’s malware detection (note: I have no hard evidence to back up this feeling).

    @Patara: Yeah, it is cheaper.

  5. Patara

    On the Promotion Page link I saw mention of a Christmas offer to Buy IObit Advanced SystemCare PRO 5 for only $7.95, saving 60% from MSRP, this month only. So that would have to be cheaper from what I’ve read of upgrading from Pro4 or the Free version on the Obit website.

  6. Philippe

    You just answered my question System Mechanic or Advanced System Care 5. I stick with IOBIT ASC 5.
    Combine with their Anti-malware, it should stop some rogue and undesirable program to install by itself. At least that’s what I understood.

  7. Zapped Sparky

    @Lenny I have Vista, and until a couple of months ago (when the licence ran out) I used ASC 3. In combination with revo and ccleaner vista has stayed pretty nifty. Well, as nifty as the massive OS can be :)

    As to ASC 4, I had no problems with installation and upgrading to pro, I’ll be giving it try out in a little while. Took forever to download, their servers must be getting hammered.

  8. dasypa

    Ashraf, the information you provide on all your offers is indeed great and when you go into precise details as in this post it is priceless. Thank you very much. It makes the decision on which way to go very clear, depending on the user’s personal criteria.

  9. ebony


    It pays to read the whole/entire article. You saved me because I have Advanced SystemCare FREE 5 and was not sure how to determine the difference (or was just too lazy to read and compare).

    You do a great job in the reviews, it really helps those of us who need real simple, to the point, read my mind because I don’t know what I am doing, (rofl) type reviews.

    Thanks Ashraf

  10. Ashraf
    Author/Mr. Boss

    @Ashraf: When I installed Advanced SystemCare 4 the upgrade window automatically popped up, not requiring me to hit the “Upgrade” button. However, it looks like this isn’t the case for everyone. So I have added an extra screenshot instructing people to click on the orange upgrade button.

    Hope that clears up the confusion.

  11. Stephen Cohen

    Just found the answer on how to turn “Free” into “Pro”: Per Website,

    “Simply download the build from this website and then use the serial code F31C7-DC165-BBBD3-1F7FA to turn Advanced SystemCare 4 in to the PRO version. To enter your serial code, install Advanced SystemCare 4, click the yellow/gold upgrade button and then “Enter License”.”

  12. Farrukh

    Thanks Ashraf
    I just downloaded as per your instructions and it never asked for any registration. Instead in its Title bar, it is mentioned as Free already. This is the test in title bar:
    Advanced SystemCare v4.2.0 Free.