Advanced System Optimizer is an all-in-one tool that promises to
keep your PC running in top shape, keep it secure, and clean your
hard disk. It does a very deep and comprehensive job of finding a
wide range of issues. Bear in mind, though, that this downloadable
demo will not fix the problems that it finds. For example, it won’t
clean junk files, fix Registry errors, protect your privacy by
cleaning out Internet traces, and so on.
Unlike many programs of this type Advanced System Optimizer is
well laid out, and simple to use. Along the left side of the screen
are the major categories of tasks you will want to do, such as
Registry Optimizers, Windows Optimizers, and so on. Click any of
them, and you’ll see subcategories. So it’s simple to get straight
to the task you want to do.
One nice touch is that before Advanced System Optimizer goes
about its work, it first backs up system files and creates a
restore point so that you can restore your PC to the condition it
was in before you started using it. It’s got just about every tool
you can imagine for doing that, from cleaning your hard disk to
optimizing your Registry, to looking for missing and outdated
drivers, and performing maintenance tasks. It’s similar to the
Utilities ($50), and has more features.
Given that there are some very good free programs that perform
similar tasks, such as CCleaner, is this
program worth paying for? If you only need the basics, then
CCleaner will do a great job. For more complex tasks, Advanced
System Optimizer is worth considering. Unfortunately, though,
because the download only scans your PC, and doesn’t fix problems,
you won’t get a chance to test out whether it works well enough on
your PC to warrant paying for it. Basically, you’ll have to decide
if you like the interface and the promised functions well enough to
make the leap.
Note: The link at the “Download Now” button downloads the
free demo. To purchase this program outright for $30, go to Systweak’s
special store .