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.
Iobit's Advanced SystemCare Pro has an excellent interface that guides you through the process of tuning up your PC. It's very easy to use and has a sleek design. Unfortunately, for a product that claims to boost your computer’s performance by 300 percent, it didn't fare well in our tests.
We used every available optimization tool within the app on a test PC in Purch Labs. We ran PCMark 8 to benchmark the computer’s performance both before and after optimization. The benchmarking tests gauged word and data processing speed, graphics processing, web browsing speed, and video chat quality. We also checked whether the bootup speed improved as well as the program’s diagnostic consistency.
After multiple rounds of testing, Advanced SystemCare Pro had the worst performance if the programs we reviewed. It actually made our computer slower by 10.55 percent. The only positive change in these tests was a 4.13 improvement to graphics processing. Basic word and data processing decreased by 12.18 percent, web browsing slowed by 2.13 percent, and video chat degraded by 0.38 percent. By comparison, Glary Utilities Pro and System Mechanic, the two highest ranked apps we reviewed, improved our computer's performance by 12.62 percent adn 8.59 percent, respectively. On a relatively positive note, however, the slowed performance wasn't significant enough to make the computer seem slower, just as the best improvements weren't enough to provide significantly noticeable boosts to performance.
The app even failed to recover storage. In fact, it filled up an additional 1.6GB on our hard drive. This is disappointing considering we left items in our recycle bin and didn't clear any caches prior to testing.
To make matters worse, the computer’s bootup speed decreased by 87.12 percent. For comparison, the best apps we reviewed improved bootup speed by between 40 and 53 percent. Also, we improved the bootup speed by 42 percent simply by using Windows’s built-in startup manager tool.
Advanced SystemCare Pro's best feature is its ease of use, which it received an A for. The interface is very interactive and easy to follow. You can run optimizations with one click while still diving into the advanced tools for deeper optimizations. However, this means very little when the app does more harm than good.
- Overall Improvement
- Boot Up Speed Improvement
- Word & Data Processing Improvement
- Video Chat Quality Improvement
Advanced SystemCare Pro is an easy-to-use PC maintenance tool, but it made our computer performance worse by 10.5 percent and decreased bootup speed by 87.12 percent. To put it simply, this software does more harm than good.