Is Iobit Advanced System care safe to use?

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Oxygen

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No, I would never recommend you use that program. IObit may have a uninstaller that is deemed safe, but that doesn't necessarily mean that all of their products is safe to use.

CCleaner is one of the safest programs of its kind, It has everything you need to keep your computer clean of junk. You can expand the cleaning capabilities with CCEhancer.

While Advanced System Care itself is safe, using the program will cause more problems than it can fix.
 
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JakeXPMan

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Iobit works well, but the installer will install their safe search add on, regardless if you opt out. Then there's auto-update, which stays in its folder even after an uninstall.

If your PC needs some tweaks and help... I'd say its worth it, but for a cleaner I'd look into another program.

I recommend WiseCare 365
 

Piteko21

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I've used in the past but now I think isn't good, never will use it. Furthermore always comes with adware that ESET detects.
I wiil suggest to you wise care free or Ccleaner, both works for me very well.
 

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Why not try Kerish Doctor 2015 which considered to be safe to use according on numerous reviews and user inputs. ASC is fine in terms of uninstaller and cleaning feature but not the rest of their components.

Remember CCleaner does not provide aggressive results which should be fine tune to detect enough junks.
 

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so wisecare and kerish doctor arent they just the same as iobit ASC but a different name/company and ccenhancer can mess up your computer
 

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@dragonmew : Yes but WiseCare and Kerish Doctor are prove to perform without any dangerous operation to the computer, CCEnhancer has never report by users about possible mess system since it expands only more on cleaning logs and junk files. (It will notify if you proceed to eliminate passwords and messages)
 
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@dragonmew : Programs can be somewhat be very similar to IOBit, but I do think that some other programs are better developed than it. You should always use these types of programs with caution. CCEnhancer has never messed up anyone's system, I've checked for reports around the web and have seen nothing.

You seem to be the only one having issues with programs that others aren't. There might be some other factors that come into play if you're the only one having the issues, but you honestly can't expect everything to be perfect.

I can still only recommend CCleaner + CCEnhancer because it is one of the safest options available. The program cleans only what is necessary, you really don't need all of those tweaks that IOBit has that claims to speedup your PC.

It's always smart to make backups of everything, so you can restore everything with ease if something happens to go wrong.


(Had to steal your format @jamescv7, looks better than quoting)
 
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I used to be an ASC user but it has the property to make or break your PC. Not 100% safe or you'll end up spending more time repairing what ASC did. For everyday use, CCleaner would do just fine. For weekly or monthly use I recommend Wise Care .
 

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It is safe. The registry cleaner, has very minor issues with false positives, but it won't cause any serious issues, but the other functions are safe to use, and it work quite well.
 

sunil22

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I have been using both ASC & CCleaner and found that CCleaner is one of the best and simple does no mess up nothing and the computer runs super:). ASC always shows registry error where CCleaner shows all well in registry and no need to clean so i stay more on the CCleaner and would recommend it :rolleyes:.
 
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No, I would never recommend you use that program. IObit may have a uninstaller that is deemed safe, but that doesn't necessarily mean that all of their products is safe to use.

CCleaner is one of the safest programs of its kind, It has everything you need to keep your computer clean of junk. You can expand the cleaning capabilities with CCEhancer.

i second all that , and +1 what i put in bold text :D
 

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I never heard of CCEnhancer...it's the bees knees! I was using WinOptimizer to catch some of the other stuff but that's not necessary with CCEnhancer. I like simplifying/minimising...thanks for mentioning it.
 

Paul B.

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With a shady past I do not recommend Iobit, out of principle!
Just my POV!!
https://forums.malwarebytes.org/ind...it-steals-malwarebytes-intellectual-property/
Thank you. I was unaware of this. MBAM has a great product that they give away for free. I don't think they should be treated that way.

My problem with iobit is that their uninstaller pretends to be portable, but actually embeds itself deep in the system, including the control panel, and makes itself the system default uninstaller. What's more, it does not uninstall completely, and leaves a spam popup bot behind in services. Can you imagine an uninstaller doing that?

Their defragger also broke my system - twice - when I set it to boot defrag. I had to restore from an image. And I've seen ASC bollix up many a system.

I reported my experience with the uninstaller at majorgeeks. It was the most-liked comment on the page - until it was deleted by management there.
 
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I use Wise Disk Cleaner only and Soft Organizer for uninstalling programs,enough for my usage. I also have Wise Registry Cleaner which i use rarely.
 

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@dragonmew Why don't you trust CCleaner?

IObit is bloated software and bundled with adware (during installation).

For your web browser, you can use the built-in cleaners.

Chrome / Chromium:

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Internet Explorer:

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