IObit Advanced SystemCare 7 now available

IObit has announced the release of Advanced SystemCare 7, its flagship PC maintenance suite. The package now integrates IObit’s Driver Booster, which locates and reports on missing driver updates.

The Program Deactivator aims to free up system resources by disabling startup entries and scheduled tasks for programs you’re not using, and a ManageMyMobile feature helps you "manage, clean, optimize and back up your Android device", or so IObit claims. In reality it just allows you to remotely install the company’s Advanced Mobile Care Android app, so doesn’t add much to the suite, although it may be helpful if you didn’t know the app existed.

Most of the existing modules have seen some enhancements. The Cloned File Scanner can now remove duplicates with a click. Privacy Sweep offers more control, including the ability to clear only browser history more than a week old. The program is better at clearing malware, includes various bug fixes, and there’s full support for Windows 8.1 and Internet Explorer 11.

All this is presented in what IObit describes as a Metro-style interface, which has apparently been optimized for "easier and smoother use". It doesn’t seem particularly Metro/ Modern UI-like to us, but that’s not really a problem: it’s simple to find and access the tools you need, and that’s what really matters.

As with previous editions, most of IObit Advanced SystemCare 7′s functionality is available in the free edition. The commercial PRO build does have some extras, though -- a Registry cleaner, Disk cleaner, memory optimization tool, browser tweaker and more -- and can be yours for only $12.95 from the Downloadcrew Software Store.

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