Advanced SystemCare 11 User Manual

About Advanced SystemCare 11

Advanced SystemCare 11 is an all-in-one yet easy-to-use PC optimization software to clean, optimize, speed up, and protect your system, as well as secure your privacy.

With the best 1-click approach, it is easy for you to clean up junk files, leftovers, redundant registry entries, and invalid shortcuts, sweep privacy traces, remove spyware threats, accelerate Internet speed, manage startup items, and fix system weaknesseses.

Taking advantage of the redesigned Performance Monitor, Advanced SystemCare 11 not only monitors your PC's RAM/CPU/Disk usage, CPU/GPU/Mainboard temperature, and fan speed in real-time, but also allows you to quickly end the processes that slow down your PC to make it more responsive and run faster.

For better privacy protection, Advanced SystemCare 11 optimizes FaceID, Homepage Advisor, and Surfing Protection & Ads- Removal. FaceID automatically captures intruders secretly accessing your PC or trying to steal your personal information and important files. Homepage Advisor monitors and notifies you of any changes to homepage and search engine in case of any unwanted modifications. With Surfing Protection & Ads- Removal, you can enjoy secure & smooth online surfing without various online threats and annoying ads.

What's more, Advanced SystemCare 11 rebuilds and improves over 10 useful tools and features, such as Startup Manager, Default Program, Large File Finder, Hardware Accelerate, and MyWin10 to make old PCs last longer and new PCs run faster!

System Requirements

• Windows 10/8.1/8/7/Vista/XP

• 300 MB of free disk space

• 1024*768 screen resolution and above

Download & Installation

1) Click here to download the latest Advanced SystemCare 11.

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

Uninstall Advanced SystemCare

Windows 8 & earlier:

Open Start -> Click Control Panel -> Click Uninstall a program -> Find Advanced SystemCare and click Uninstall -> Follow the on-screen prompts

Windows 10

Open Start -> Click Settings -> Click System or Apps on the Settings menu -> Select Programs & features or Apps & features from the left panel -> Find Advanced SystemCare and click Uninstall -> Follow the on-screen prompts

Updates

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 11 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.

Activation

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 the Enter code link at the bottom right of Advanced SystemCare 11 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 the 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 turn on/off a function by clicking the Off/On button next to it.

Among all the 11 functions, 3 functions are available for Free users. Other functions marked with Pro are only available for Pro users. Please follow the steps in Activation to upgrade the program to Pro version.

Settings

To make Advanced SystemCare 11 work exactly in the way you expect, you can configure the Settings for Advanced SystemCare 11 according to your own needs and habits.

Note: Do not forget to click the Apply or OK button 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 the Apply or OK button to save your configuration.

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

1. Startup Optimization

This module 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 select the startup items that you want to disable and click the Fix button to disable them for faster system startup.

2. Privacy Sweep

This module is designed to erase your activity history and surfing traces to keep your PC clean and safe. Please close your running browsers before cleaning surfing traces, otherwise, they cannot be cleaned thoroughly.

3. Junk File 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. Shortcut 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 to deal with 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. Security Reinforce

This new module in Clean & Optimize is designed to reinforce the security of system weaknesses to prevent hacking.

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 4 more options: Auto fix & Shut down PC, Auto fix & Restart PC, Auto fix & Hibernate PC, and Auto fix & Sleep PC.

• The percentage number only indicates the scanning progress of that item, rather than the scanning progress for all selected items.

• Once an item finished the scan, you can click the item to check problems found under this item.

Fix Screen

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

If you do not want to fix an item, just right click on the item to select Ignore to add it into the Ignore List. Then the item will not be scanned out in future. The Ignore option is only available to: Startup Optimization, Shortcuts Fix, Registry Clean, Spyware Removal, Internet Boost, Security Reinforce, System Optimization, and Vulnerability Fix.

If you want to re-scan and fix the ignored items, or update ignored hotpatches, go to Ignore List or Vulnerability Fix in Settings, and remove them from Ignore List or Vulnerability Fix. Next time, they will be scanned out for fixing.

Speed Up

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 disabling the unnecessary services and background apps.

Click on the Turn On/Turn Off button to turn on/off Turbo Boost. Or you can select Turn On & Enable Auto Start to keep it always boosting your PC.

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 the 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.

By clicking Check Now, it will pre-scan for outdated drivers. But to update outdated drivers, you need to click the Install Now button to install Driver Booster, another great product from IObit, to your computer. If you already have Driver Booster installed, clicking the Manage button to scan and update outdated drivers with 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 all 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 with our another popular program IObit Uninstaller.

Click the Manage or Check Now button to open IObit Uninstaller, uninstall unnecessary programs/plugins and clean the leftovers to free up your disk space and improve PC performance. If you do not have IObit Uninstaller installed, you need to click Install Now to install IObit Uninstaller for the first time.

Protect

Protect is improved a lot in Advanced SystemCare 11 to reduce the size of the program and strengthen the security of your PC. Protect provides 6 powerful protecting features: FaceID, Browser Anti-Tracking, Real-time Protector, Surfing Protection & Ads Removal, Homepage Advisor, and DNS Protect to improve your computer security to a higher level.

FaceID

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

A camera is required to turn on this protection. If there is no camera connected to your desktop or you do not enable the webcam on your notebook, it will show you “No camera detected”. Once the camera is connected, if you are a new user or have not used this protection before, you need to install the protection first, and then turn it on to get started.

Turn on the protection

1. Tick the option “I agree to the privacy statement” after reading the privacy statement, and then click Get Started to start creating your face model.

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

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

4. After clicking OK, you will get the Protected screen below. It means you enabled FaceID and you are protected by FaceID 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.

Check the instruders captured by FaceID

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 the Delete text link to delete him/her.

Configure FaceID settings

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 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.

Select A Camera: If you have more than one camera installed, you can choose the one you want to use on FaceID.

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 your browsers from various online threats to secure your online surfing, 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 some websites, you can add these websites' URLs to Ads Removal Whitelist, then the ads on those websites will not be blocked.

Homepage Advisor

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

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.

Toolbox

We provide 28 useful tools including the new IObit Uninstaller 7 and Driver Booster 5. 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 when you can use them for the first time.

Click the heart icon on each tool to add the tool to Favorites. You can add 4 tools at most. If you want to add a new one, you need to unlike one tool from the list first.

For some frequently used tools, you can also hover your mouse pointer over the download tools, and click to create a desktop icon and/or pin them to Quick Launch bar.

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 7 is the perfect solution for uninstalling unwanted programs, bundleware, browser plug-ins, and Windows Apps. It removes malicious browser plug-ins, toolbars, and injected programs to give you a secure and smooth online surfing experience.

2. Driver Booster

Driver Booster 5 is a powerful and easy-to-use driver updater from IObit. With the best 1-click solution and large database, Driver Booster 5 can help you rapidly & securely update outdated drivers, install missing drivers, and fix incorrect drivers. By solving these driver issues, it keeps your PC away from system crash, BSOD, no audio, bad resolution, network failure, etc. to increase your system compatibility and stability while saves you plenty of time and effort.

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 5 is a powerful and comprehensive anti-malware and anti-virus program that protects your PC against malware and viruses in real-time. The newly added Anti-ransomware Engine protects your private data & files from malicious attacks and unauthorized access by third-party programs, which takes PC security to a higher level.

5. Start Menu 8

Start 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.

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. 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.

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 from 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.

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 File 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 File 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 RAM, CPU, Disk usage, and other system metrics to let you understand the status of your system quickly, and intelligently help speed up your slow system due to high system resource usage.

Click to maximize it, and click to minimize it.

When you maximize Performance Monitor, you can see the details of processes that using high RAM, CPU, or Disk. If you want to end a process to speed up your computer, you can click behind it to end it, or you can select the process and click the End Task button to end it.

Click the Metrics tab, you will get more information of system metrics like the temperatures of your CPU, Mainboard, GPU, and Fan Speed.

It also offers 4 useful manipulable icons on the bottom left of Performance Monitor:

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

Turbo Boost: Click it to turn on/off Turbo Boost quickly

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

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

Rescue Center

To minimize unexpected troubles caused by registry related changes, Advanced SystemCare 11 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 the View Details button and rescue the changes by clicking the Undo Changes button.

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

Rescue Registry Defrag: It helps you restore 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.

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

Rescue Security Reinforce: It helps you restore all the changes made by Security Reinforce.

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 11 has done to optimize your PC.

Note: You can easily know your PC’s performance status according to the expression icon of Advanced SystemCare 11 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 8 modules: Spyware Removal, Registry Clean, Startup Optimization, System Optimization, Browser Cookies, Internet Boost, Shortcuts Fix, and Security Reinforce.

Keep cookies

Advanced SystemCare 11 will intelligently detect the cookies in your computer and automatically distinguish 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:

FAQs

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

Post 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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