Advanced SystemCare Ultimate 8 Quick Start Guide


Congratulations on the smart decision of choosing Advanced SystemCare Ultimate 8!

Advanced SystemCare Ultimate 8 is your one-stop solution for PC Security and Performance. Based on #1 ranked BitDefender antivirus engine, Advanced SystemCare Ultimate 8 incorporates top anti-virus capabilities, as well as the already proven comprehensive PC tune-up ability from IObit’s flagship product Advanced SystemCare 8. With its unrivaled detection rate and highly-tuned performance, Advanced SystemCare Ultimate 8 ensures PC security and maintains maximum computer performance automatically.

This guide will help you be familiar with Advanced SystemCare Ultimate 8 rapidly.

System Requirements

Operating System

Microsoft® Windows® 10 (32-bit and 64-bit) Technical Preview

Microsoft® Windows® 8 (32-bit and 64-bit) Professional/Enterprise

Microsoft® Windows® 7 (32-bit and 64-bit) Starter/ Home Basic/Home Premium/Professional/Ultimate

Microsoft® Windows® Vista (32-bit and 64-bit) Starter/Home Basic/Home Premium/Business /Ultimate

Microsoft® Windows® XP (32-bit and 64-bit) with SP3 or Home/Professional/Media Center


1 GHz processor or faster processor

1GB of RAM

1000 MB of free hard disk space

Main Screen

This is the screen you will get every time when you load Advanced SystemCare Ultimate 8. And you will get familiar with this screen from top to bottom.

Icons on the top right:

Like: Click this icon to share Advanced SystemCare Ultimate 8 with your friends via Facebook.

Quick Settings: Click this icon to open the Quick Settings window.

Skin: Click this icon to choose your favorite skin for ASC Ultimate 8. It also supports choosing your favorite picture as background.

More Settings: It provides links to open Settings, Antivirus Settings, Technical Support, Rescue Center, Quarantine, Check for updates, User Manual, Download IObit Freeware, and About.

Settings: Here you can customize Advanced SystemCare Ultimate 8’s Care module to work as you want by adjusting the settings to your preferences.

Antivirus Settings: Here you can customize Advanced SystemCare Ultimate’s Antivirus module works as you want.

Technical Support:It directs to IObit’s support center when you need technical help.

Rescue Center: It provides quick rescue for Registry Fix, System Optimization, Internet Boost, and Registry Defrag modules when some unexpected results happened if you operate the program wrongly. You can also access your System Restore point here.

Quarantine:It directs to the Quarantine where you can restore a file when false positive happens.

Check for updates: Click this link to always keep your program and antivirus database latest.

User Manual: Click this link to open this user manual.

Download IObit Freeware: Click this link to try more wonderful free products from IObit.

About: Click this link to see the program’s version, database version and the credits.

Five tabs on the top:

These tabs are the main features provided by Advanced SystemCare Ultimate 8. You can click on them to switch among the features.

Antivirus: Give you three methods to scan for virus on your PC: Quick Scan, Full Scan, and Custom Scan.

Care: Provide 12 function modules to help speed up and optimize your PC.

Toolbox: Provide other IObit products and more than 20 tools for you to solve various PC problems.

Turbo Boost: Provide further boost to computer’s performance.

Action Center: Provide easy operation to other IObit products.

Bottom information:

Latest News: At the bottom left is the latest news, which give information about new program updates, or program promotions from IObit.

Activate Now: Enter your license code to register the trial edition by clicking Already have a license code link or purchase a new license code online by clicking Activate Now button. After upgrading to the paid version, you can see Manage License link at the same position. By clicking Manage License, you have the options to check the current license code status or export it for save, and refresh the subscription with a new license code. Click here to check the detailed instructions of how to upgrade/refresh license code.

Settings Screen

Select each of the options from the left panel to configure the corresponding settings to your preference.

• Click Quick Settings text link to open Quick Settings window.

• Click Recommended button to restore the default settings.

• Click OK button to save your configuration and close Settings screen.

• Click Cancel button to close the Settings screen without saving your configuration.

• Click Apply button to save your configuration and stay in the current screen.

Antivirus Settings Screen

The settings window are configurations for all features except the Antivirus module. So we put the configurations for Antivirus module in Antivirus Settings. In this settings window, you can configure General Settings, Scan Settings, Protect, Whitelist, Silent Mode, Quarantine, and Log for Antivirus module separately to your preference.

User Interface Screen

You can open this window by selecting User Interface in Settings.

General: Drag the placeholder to configure the Transparency and Click button next to Current Language to select your desired Language.

Skin: Click button next to Current Skin to select your desired skin. Or you can select the skin directly by clicking Skin icon on main interface. Here is a screenshot for your reference.

PC Health Icon: Choose the icon you want to display for PC Health.

Quick Settings Screen

We provide 13 quick settings for the most concerned functions: Security, Performance, Clean and Automatic. You can turn on/off a function by clicking the OFF/ON button next to it. At the bottom, Activate all functions link enables you to turn on all these features and All settings link goes to Settings screen.

Antivirus Screen

Fix Now: Fix Antivirus status problems automatically with one click. Normally, Fix Now has the following three actions according to different Antivirus status:

Turn on real-time protection;

Update database to the latest;

Turn on real-time protection and update database to the latest.

More Details: By clicking this text link in Antivirus tab, it will show you the status of Real-time Protection, Windows Firewall, Auto Silent Mode, Security Reinforce, Surfing Protection, Homepage Protection, Plugin/Toolbar Cleaner, and Browser Anti-Tracking. You can easily turn on or off them there. Clicking on Hide Details will fold these details.

Quick Scan: Scan your computer for virus quickly.

Full Scan: Scan your computer thoroughly and completely.

Custom Scan: Only scan the drive(s) or folder(s) you selected. Your inserted external drives will be displayed here by default.

We also provide Antivirus Right-click Scan. You can set it through More Settings -> Settings -> General Settings -> tick Antivirus Scan by ASC Ultimate in Context Menu -> click Apply and OK button. This option is ticked by default.

During the scanning process, the scan window will display the scan status in real-time.

Automatically repair - The detections will be fixed automatically if you tick this option.

Shut down PC - By ticking this option, it will fix the detections and then shut down the computer automatically.

Right click on a detection to view the context menu where we provide three options:

Add to Whitelist - By selecting this option, the detection will be ignored and Advanced SystemCare Ultimate 8 will not detect it as a threat any more until you delete it from the Antivirus Whitelist.

Open file location - It will lead you to the folder where the threat is located.

Export report - It will generate an Advanced SystemCare Ultimate 8 scan report for your reference later.

Care Screen

You can select/deselect all items by ticking/unticking the checkbox before Select All at the bottom left of Care screen. Or you can select/deselect each item by ticking/unticking the checkbox before it.

PC Health: Display your current computer performance (Good /Fair /Bad ). You can click the text PC Health or expression icon to view the total number of problems that Advanced SystemCare Ultimate 8 has fixed for your PC.

Clicking SCAN button will perform a scan with the items you ticked.

Tick Automatically repair or Shut down PC to select an advanced scan method.

Click Skip button if you do not want to scan the current item.

Click Stop button if you cancel the scan. After you click this button, it will go back to Care screen. All scanned results will be dropped.

During the scanning process, you can click the item that has already finished the scan to check problems found in this item. And in order to let you have a better estimate of how long the scan takes, there is a percentage number in the middle indicating the process of the scan.

After scan is finished, the Summary shows you the general scan results with total problems found and your PC status from the aspect of Security, Performance, and Stability.

Click each item under Summary to view the problems in detail.

Untick the checkbox before the item if you don't want to repair those problems.
Click Repair button to fix problems selected.
Click Back button to go back to Care screen without repairing the errors found.

In the scan results, some items provide a right-click menu for more options to meet your needs. You just need to right click on the result and it will show you the options.

Toolbox Screen

We provide other popular IObit stand-alone products as well as many useful tools. Those tools are categorized into Security & Repair, System Optimize, and System Clean. So you only need to select the right tool according to your needs. Clicking Show more tools will open another page that give you more tools that you may need. Clicking Hide more tools will return you back to the default Toolbox screen.

Some tools need to be downloaded before you can use them for the first time.

When you used a tool for the second time, you will get this window. You can create a desktop shortcut for this tool so that you can launch it from your desktop directly in future.

Turbo Boost Screen

Clicking the dashboard with Boost in it will turn on Turbo Boost. Then you can click the dashboard again to turn it off.

Configure: We recommend users to configure Turbo Boost first as it works by disabling some services temporarily to avoid it disable some services you need when you use the computer.

We provide Work Mode, Game Mode and Economy Mode. Work Mode will boost your computer for better work experience. Game Mode can boost your computer much more deeply for gaming. Economy Mode is useful to laptop users as it can save your laptop’s battery life time while still boost your laptop’s performance.

To configure Turbo Boost, just select the Mode and then click Next button to follow the wizard to build your own Turbo Boost. Or you can just click any of System Services, Non-Windows Services, Background Apps, Power Plan to only configure the tabs you want to change.

Action Center Screen

Action Center enables you to operate other IObit products quickly. If the programs are not installed and/or outdated, clicking Get all button will install and/or update them automatically. You can also install or update the programs individually by clicking Get now text link.

If you are Advanced SystemCare Ultimate paid user, you will get other IObit products with very low price from Action Center.

Here is also an important feature: Software Updater.

It helps you update the important software on your computer to the latest.

Online Support Center

Click here for frequently asked questions of Advanced SystemCare Ultimate 8. Or click here to contact IObit Support Team when you need technical help.