Advanced SystemCare 10 User Manual

About Advanced SystemCare 10

Advanced SystemCare 10 is an easy-to-use yet all-in-one optimization utility. It provides you with the best 1-click approach to clean, optimize, speed up, and protect your computer. The newly created FaceID and Surfing Protection & Ads- Removal in Protect take PC security to a higher level. FaceID automatically catches intruders who are secretly accessing your PC and prying into your privacy. And Surfing Protection & Ads- Removal brings you a fresh-new secure and ads-free online surfing experience. What's more, Advanced SystemCare 10 rebuilds and improves over 10 useful tools and features, such as Startup Optimization, Hardware Accelerate, Surfing Protection, Resource Manager, MyWin10, Large Files Finder, etc. to explore the PC's full potential and make it run faster as a new one.

System Requirements

• Windows XP/Vista/7/8/8.1/10

• 300 MB of free disk space

• 1024*768 screen resolution and above

Download & Installation

1) Click here to download the latest Advanced SystemCare 10.

2) Double-click the downloaded advanced-systemcare-setup.exe to start installation.


Pro users can always enjoy the latest version automatically with Update automatically checkbox ticked by default in the Settings.

Free users can manually update Advanced SystemCare 10 by using either of the options below:

1) Click the icon on the top left, and select Check for updates.

2) Right click the icon in the system tray, and select Check for updates.


Note: A valid license code is required to activate the Pro version. You can click here to purchase a new one, or click here to renew your expired license code. If you forgot your license code, retrieve it here.

Click Enter code link at the bottom right of Advanced SystemCare 10 main screen, copy & paste your license code, and click Register Now button to activate the Pro version. Visit here for step-by-step activation instructions.

After upgrading to the Pro version, you can click Manage License link at the bottom right of the screen to check the detailed license status, refresh your license, or export your license.

Configure UI

To quickly change Skin, Background, Font Size, or Transparency, click the icon at the top left of the screen.

To adjust the screen size, click the icon at the top right to maximize the screen to fit full desktop, or hover the mouse pointer to the boundary of the screen and drag the mouse to adjust its size as per your needs.

Quick Settings

11 quick settings for the most concerned functions are provided here. You can easily switch a function on/off by clicking the OFF/ON button next to it.

3 functions marked with green Free are available for Free users. Other functions are only available for PRO users who can also Turn on all functions with 1-click. Please follow the steps in Activation to upgrade it to Pro version.


To make Advanced SystemCare 10 work exactly in the way you expect, you can configure the Settings for Advanced SystemCare 10 according to your own needs and habits at first.

Note: Do not forget to click Apply or OK buttons to save your own settings.

Clean & Optimize

Clean & Optimize tab provides 12 modules to clean and optimize your PC for top performance in a comprehensive way.

Note: Before you perform a scan, it is highly recommended to go to Settings and choose your preferred settings carefully to avoid any unexpected situations. Please do not forget to click Apply or OK buttons to save your configuration.

Let's learn more about each module with the following introduction.

1. Startup Optimization

This new module in Clean & Optimize is designed to optimize startup items to shorten PC boot time. After a scan is finished, you can click Startup items on the left to see the details of all startup items. Then, you can check the startup items that you want to disable and click Fix button to disable them for faster system startup.

2. Privacy Sweep

This module is designed to erase your activity history and surfing traces on your computer to keep your PC clean and safe. Much more programs are supported in Advanced SystemCare 10. Please close your running browsers before cleaning surfing traces scanned out, otherwise, they cannot be cleaned thoroughly.

3. Junk Files Clean

This module is designed to clean up junk files to recover free disk space. The newly added feature of cleaning unnecessary installed driver packages helps free up more disk space.

4. Shortcuts Fix

This module is designed to help you scan and repair invalid shortcuts on your computer. After a scan is finished, you can check the problems in detail.

You also have the right-click menu for the scan result like Jump to location to see where the shortcut is located and decide if you want to fix it.

5. Registry Clean

This module is designed to clean up registry in depth, remove registry junk safely, and compact registry bloat to improve PC performance significantly.

6. Spyware Removal

This module is designed to detect and remove spyware and other security threats thoroughly. After a scan is finished, you can check the problems found in detail.

7. Internet Boost

This module is designed to help you test and accelerate Internet speed.

8. System Optimization

This module is designed to fully optimize system performance and accelerate Internet speed by unleashing the built-in power of your system, based on how you use your PC and configure your network.

9. Registry Defrag

This module is designed to improve your PC performance by compacting and optimizing registry.

10. Disk Scan

This module is designed to analyze and fix disk errors to keep your PC stable and efficient.

11. Vulnerability Fix

This module is designed to scan for Windows vulnerabilities in your computer, download hot-patches directly from Microsoft server and then install them on your computer automatically.

12. Disk Optimization

This module is designed to defragment your HDD and trim your SSD for top disk performance.

Scan Screen

Tick the checkbox for Select All or only tick the checkbox for the items you want to scan, then click the SCAN button in the center of the program to start a scan.

Tick Automatically fix to let the program always fix the problems automatically after scan. By clicking the downward arrow icon , you have other 4 options: Auto fix & Shut down PC, Auto fix & Restart PC, Auto fix & Hibernate PC, and Auto fix & Sleep PC.

• During the scanning process, you can click the item that has already finished the scan to check problems found under this item.

• During the scanning process of each item, you can have a better estimate of how long the scan will take with the percentage number in the middle.

Fix Screen

Before clicking Fix button, you can also click each item under Summary to view the problems in detail.

If you do not want to fix a problem, you can right click on a problem to select Ignore to add it into the Ignore List. Then the problem will not be scanned out in the future. 7 modules have this option: Spyware Removal, Registry Clean, Startup Optimization, System Optimization, Internet Boost, Vulnerability Fix, and Shortcuts Fix. If you want to re-scan and fix the ignored problems, or update ignored hot patches, go to Ignore List or Vulnerability Fix in Settings, remove them from Ignore List and Vulnerability Fix. Next time, they will be scanned out for fixing.

Speed Up

4 helpful modules Turbo Boost, Hardware Accelerate, Deep Optimization, and App/Toolbar Cleaner are provided in Speed Up to further boost your system and browsers for top PC performance.

Turbo Boost

Turbo Boost helps optimize and speed up your computer by switching off the unnecessary services and disabling unnecessary background apps.

Easily click Turn On/Turn Off button to turn on/off Turbo Boost.

Configure Turbo Boost

To build your own Turbo Boost, please click Configure link. There are 3 modes: Work Mode, Game Mode, and Economy Mode. Work Mode will boost your computer for better work experience. Game Mode can boost your computer much deeply for gaming. And Economy Mode can boost your computer for better performance with minimal power consumption to extend laptop's battery life.

Move your mouse to click each label name Mode, System Services, Non-Windows Services, Background Apps, and Other Settings, choose the items you want to turn off under each label according to your needs, click Boost button to turn on Turbo Boost with your configuration.

Note: Please view all processes and services carefully to make sure that the necessary processes and services are not selected to be stopped.

Hardware Accelerate

Hardware Accelerate helps update outdated drivers, install missing drivers, and fix incorrect drivers to speed up PC and increase system stability. It is accomplished by our another great program Driver Booster. Click Manage or Update All to run or install Driver Booster.

Deep Optimization

Deep Optimization helps boost your PC performance by optimizing hard disk, network and system in Registry.

Click Optimize All to optimize the recommended items, or you can click Details to configure your own settings.

App/Toolbar Cleaner

App/Toolbar Cleaner accelerates your browsers and boosts web browsing by removing the malicious Apps, plugins, and toolbars.

Click Manage or Check Now button to open IObit Uninstaller, which can uninstall unnecessary programs and clean the leftovers to free up your disk space and improve PC performance.


There are 7 powerful protecting features including FaceID, Browser Anti-Tracking, Real-time Protector, Surfing Protection & Ads Removal, Homepage Protection, System Reinforce, and DNS Protect in Protect to improve your computer security to a higher level. To provide specialized protection for Windows 10 users, we have special Win10 Reinforce to replace System Reinforce.


It automatically catches intruders who are secretly accessing your PC and prying into your privacy with new facial recognition technology.

It needs a camera to work. If there is no camera connected to your desktop or you do not enable the webcam on your notebook, it will display the tip “Need a camera to work”. If there is a camera, you can click the ON/OFF button or the text link Details to get started.

After clicking Details or ON/OFF button, you will get the screen below. You can check the 3 brief work processes of FaceID. Then tick the box “I agree to the privacy statement”, and click Get Started to start creating your face model.

During the process of creating face model, please keep looking directly at your camera and make sure your face is in the frame.

After it finishes, you can click OK button to turn on FaceID. Or you can click Try Again to recreate your face model.

After clicking OK, you will get the screen below. It means you’ve enabled FaceID and you are protected by it now. You can also click the text link Improve recognition to add more face models like left or right side of your face, wearing glasses, or in different light conditions, to improve the recognition of you. You can create 5 face models in total.

If someone accesses your computer secretly, his/her photo and login time will be recorded automatically by FaceID. Then you can check who accessed your computer in Intruders. If you know or trust him/her, you can click Trust text link to mark him/her as your trusted visitor, or click Ignore text link to ignore him/her.

You can also configure FaceID settings as per your needs. There are three settings: Monitoring Period, Trusted Users, and Notification.

Monitoring Period: You can add the periods you wish FaceID to monitor your computer.

Trusted Users: It displays the users who accessed your computer when you are away and you marked them as trusted ones in Intruders.

Notification: You can choose whether to notify you when you log in your computer again after intruders accessed your computer.

Browser Anti-Tracking

It protects you from being tracked by monitoring and cleaning privacy traces automatically once your browser closed. Currently, it supports Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and Microsoft Edge.

You can change its settings in Advanced SystemCare's Settings window.

Real-time Protector

It protects your computer against spyware in real-time. This function is designed to work proactively and lightly in the background without affecting your work.

Surfing Protection & Ads Removal

It protects you against various online threats to secure your surfing experience, and keeps you undisturbed from annoying ads on webpages. Currently, it supports Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Firefox.

If you want to keep ads on special websites, you can add these websites’ URLs to Ads Removal Whitelist, then the ads on those websites will not be blocked.

Homepage Protection

It monitors any change to your browser homepage and search engine, and notifies you to undo the change to prevent malicious modification. Currently, it supports Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and Microsoft Edge.

System Reinforce

It helps you reinforce Windows system security to avoid being hacked by Trojans or hackers. You can click Details link to see what protections are included in this feature.

DNS Protect

It helps protect your system DNS Settings from being modified by malware. You can click Details link to choose the DNS settings you want to protect.


We provide 28 useful tools including the new IObit Uninstaller 6. These tools are classified into 4 groups: IObit Products, Security & Repair, System Optimize and System Clean. The tools marked with Pro are only available for paid customers. And some tools need to be downloaded before you can use them for the first time.

Click Manage button to add the tools to My Favorite Tools. It supports to add at most 4 tools in the list. If you want to add the 5th one, you need to delete one tool from the list to add the new one.

If some tools are used frequently, it is more convenient to create a desktop icon and/or pin it to Quick Launch bar. To achieve this, please hover your mouse point over the downloaded tool, and click .

Note: Smart RAM also provides setting of Start at Windows Startup.

IObit Products

Unlike those built-in tools in Security & Repair, System Optimize and System Clean, the programs in IObit Products are independent products which are listed here just for users' convenience. You need to download them first before using them.

Note: Click the product name below to get more information of the program.

1. IObit Uninstaller

IObit Uninstaller can remove unwanted programs, toolbars and browser plug-ins thoroughly and easily. Besides that, the newly added Tools can even clean junk files, shred important files permanently and manage Windows items quickly.

2. Driver Booster

Driver Booster helps update outdated drivers, install missing drivers, and fix faulty drivers, keeping your PC away from problems like system crash, BSOD, device error, bad resolution, no sound, network failure, and etc.

3. Smart Defrag

Smart Defrag not only helps you defragment your HDD but also trim your SSD to improve your PC performance. It also has Disk Health feature to display the detailed information of your disks, such as temperature, usage, read/write speed etc.

4. IObit Malware Fighter

IObit Malware Fighter 4 is an advanced malware removal and browser secure utility that detects and removes infections and users' most concerned online threats, and protects browser from potential malicious behaviour in real time. It is combined with the world leading Bitdefender anti-virus engine to deliver a more comprehensive anti-malware and anti-spyware security solution to users.

5. Start Menu 8

Startup Menu 8 returns the familiar Start button and Start menu for Windows 8/8.1. It also works well with Windows 10 and lets you switch to Windows 10 Start menu easily.

Note: Start Menu 8 will show up in Toolbox if you are using Windows 8 or above.

System Optimize

1. IObit Startup Manager

It helps you optimize your computer startups by one click to speed up your computer's boot time. You can also disable or delay those programs which you do not want to run at Windows startup by taking a reference at the disable rate and the boot time. It also helps you manage your browser startups, computer services and scheduled tasks easily.

2. IObit Smart RAM

It monitors memory usage and recycles unused memory blocks to increase available physical memory for Pro users.

3. IObit Internet Booster

It optimizes your TCP/IP, IE, Microsoft Edge, Firefox, and Opera settings to dramatically speed up your Internet connection. It’s only available for Pro users. If some unwanted changes are made by this tool, Restore feature at the bottom left will be helpful to restore those changes.

4. IObit Auto Shutdown

It helps you set a scheduled time to shut down, restart, sleep, or hibernate your PC automatically.

5. IObit Program Deactivator

It helps you disable the temporarily unwanted or unnecessary programs’ services, startup items and scheduled tasks to enjoy ultimate computer performance.

6. IObit Registry Defrag

It compacts and optimizes the Windows Registry by removing unnecessary gaps and wasted space.

Note: It’s recommended to close all running applications before you run Registry Defrag - also including your anti-virus application.

7. IObit System Information

It shows you the detailed information about your computer. You can export the information to a .txt file or .html file.

8. ASC Portable Version

You can generate a portable version of Advanced SystemCare with ASC Portable Version so that you can use Advanced SystemCare’s basic features on any PC you connect to.

Security & Repair

1. IObit Win Fix

It analyzes your Windows operating system and helps you fix problems. It is only available in Pro version.

It’s not recommended to use IObit Win Fix for those who are not familiar with the items listed in this tool. Misuse may lead to unwanted results.

2. PCtransfer

It helps you back up important files to transfer them your new operating system easily.

3. IObit Disk Doctor

It searches for errors in your drives and file system.

Note: It does the same as Windows Run -> Enter chkdsk /f or chkdsk C: /f. Any errors found will be automatically corrected to avoid data lost.

4. IObit Undelete

It helps you recover the deleted files even after the Recycle Bin is emptied.

Note: Files deleted by File Shredder cannot be recovered by IObit Undelete.

5. IObit File Shredder

It helps you delete unwanted files permanently and prevents them being recovered by any kind of recovery tool.

6. IObit Default Program

It helps you set the default programs for your browser, email client, image viewer, audio player, video player, compression software and PDF reader easily and conveniently.

7. IObit IE Helper

It helps you manage Internet Explorer add-ons and system context menu. It also helps you restore hijacked settings.

Note: It’s not recommended to use IE Helper for those who are not familiar with the items listed in this tool. Misuse may lead to unwanted results.

8. IObit System Control

Here you can change and customize the operating system settings.

9. IObit MyWin10

It is specifically designed for Windows 10 computer to help fix Windows 10 common problems and configure Windows 10 settings. If you use Windows 10 computer, you will see it under Win Fix in Toolbox.

System Clean

1. IObit Registry Cleaner

It removes unnecessary files and other data generated during the installation, uninstallation and running process of the programs installed on your computer. It’s only available for paid users. If some unwanted changes are made by this tool, Restore feature of Registry Cleaner will be helpful to restore those changes.

2. IObit Disk Cleaner

Here you can select disks you wish to analyze and clean up. There are two clean methods: Remove files to Recycle Bin and Delete files directly. Files can be restored from Recovery Center of Disk Cleaner if Delete files directly is selected. It is only available in Pro version.

3. IObit Large Files Finder

It helps you find the large files that occupy most space in your system. Delete unused large files to free up more disk space.

4. IObit Empty Folder Scanner

It helps you find empty folders, and then delete them.

Note: Not all empty folders are unnecessary. Some empty folders are necessary for system or security programs. So some empty folders will be recreated after you delete them. This is normal.

5. IObit Shortcut Fixer

It searches for invalid shortcuts and references, and helps you fix them.

6. IObit Cloned Files Scanner

It finds files that have the same name and size on your computer (cloned files) and then you can decide whether to delete them or not.

Note: This tool is designed to help you find duplicate files, not junk files. Before you delete any files, please make sure they are useless.

7. IObit Process Manager

It helps you manage running processes and services, and it will display the performance of your system.

Action Center

Security & Performance recommends you other well-known software for better PC security and performance. You can operate the programs quickly in Action Center.

If you are using ASC Pro, you can also find an exclusive offer for paid users only to purchase other IObit programs at a very considerably discounted price there.

Note: Click Hide at the middle right of the window if you do not want the recommended programs, and click Show at the bottom right to display them again when you change mind.

Software Updater helps you get your important programs up to date easily and efficiently to avoid potential issues.

Pro users can Update All outdated programs easily with just 1-click.

Performance Monitor

Performance Monitor displays key information like CPU, RAM usage, temperature etc. to help you understand the status of your system, and provides some practical functions to optimize and use your PC more conveniently.

Click to maximize it, and click to minimize it.

When you maximize Performance Monitor, you can see the RAM, CPU usage, Disk and Network information. Click in the middle, you will get more information about the temperatures of your CPU, Mainboard, GPU, and Fan Speed.

Scan: Click it to open Advanced SystemCare main screen and start a scan.

Clean RAM: Click it to release memory for better performance.

Screenshot: Click it to take a screenshot. You can set the hotkey by clicking the drop-down arrow beside it.

Power: Shut down, Restart, Log off, Hibernate easily with this icon like the Start icon does.

Resource Manager

It provides an easy way to check the processes taking high system resource in real-time. You can open it from Performance Monitor.

If you want to end some process to speed up your computer, you can clickbehind it to end it, or you can check the process and click End Task button to end it.

Rescue Center

To minimize the possible troubles caused by registry related changes, Advanced SystemCare 10 provides several solutions to restore in Rescue Center.

Rescue Registry: Here lists the changes made by Registry Fix and System Optimization. You can view the detailed changes by clicking View Details button and rescue the changes by clicking the Undo Changes button.

Rescue Internet Boost: It helps you rescue all the changes made by Internet Boost.

Rescue Registry Defrag: It helps you rescue all the changes made by Registry Defrag.

System Restore: Here you can view/remove the existing system restore points or create a new one. To ensure the stability of your PC, the latest restore point cannot be removed.

Startup Optimization: It helps you rescue all the changes made by Startup Optimization.

PC Health

PC Health: Click the expression icon to view a summarized performance report of your PC. Performance status(Good /Fair /Bad ). Click on the expression icon to view the summary of what Advanced SystemCare 10 has done to optimize your PC.

Note: You can easily know your PC’s performance status according to the expression icon of Advanced SystemCare 10 in taskbar or on the desktop.

Ignore List

Ignore List is located in the Settings under Options at the top left of the main screen.

With Ignore List, you can view and manage items that you have earlier excluded from scan results. Once the items are deleted from the Ignore List, they will be scanned out in the future.

The Ignore List covers 7 modules: Spyware Removal, Registry Clean, Startup Optimization, System Optimization, Browser Cookies, Internet Boost, and Shortcuts Fix.

Keep cookies

Advanced SystemCare 10 will intelligently detect the cookies in your computer and automatically distinguished them into Cookies to Delete list and Cookies to Keep list for protecting privacy. If you want to keep the cookies in Cookies to Delete list, choose the cookies and click to add it into Cookies to Keep list. Instead, if you want to delete the cookies in Cookies to Keep list, choose the cookies and click to add it into Cookies to Delete list.

Technical Support

Every feedback from you is valued. To ensure you can reach us in time, we provide several feedback channels:


It's recommended to read our FAQs before looking in the other sections for help. Because sometimes, the questions have already been answered before you ask them!

IObit Forums

Propose your questions and concerns to IObit Forums, and discuss them with many other experienced and enthusiastic users and our technical staff.

Online Feedback

If you can't find the answers on our FAQs page or IObit Forums, please don't hesitate to contact us for email support. We will reply to you ASAP.

Thank You

Thanks to all Advanced SystemCare users and beta testers who motive us to make this product and make it better and better.

Thanks to IObit Forum Administrators, Super Moderators, and Moderators who are selflessly dedicated to providing assistance to forum users timely.

Thanks to the following volunteer translators who greatly help improve Advanced SystemCare user experience and introduce it to more users worldwide:

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