Advanced SystemCare 6 FREE is Windows 8-ready

IObit has released Advanced SystemCare 6 FREE, a brand new version of its freeware optimization tool. Version 6.0 debuts a new, streamlined interface, and comes with full support for Windows 8.

ASC 6 Free, which is also available in Pro form with additional functionality, also updates its Surfing Protection, Driver Manager and Privacy Sweep databases, adds support for additional languages and provides unspecified general bug fixes.

ASC 6 Free looks visibly different to the previous version thanks to a redesigned and streamlined user interface, particularly in Simplified Mode, which is aimed at less experienced users. Among the interface improvements are smaller icons for the various tools provided under Care and Toolbox tabs, allowing them all to be displayed on one screen. The user then hovers the mouse over a tool to find out more about it before clicking to launch it.

Version 6 also provides updated databases for its Surfing Protection, Driver Manager and Privacy Sweep tools, which should provide better protection and security than previous versions. It’s also the first build to come with full support for Windows 8, just two weeks ahead of its general release.

ASC 6 Free rounds off the update with additional language support, plus a slew of unspecified general bug fixes. The final release comes just over two months after it entered beta.

IObit Advanced SystemCare FREE is a freeware download for PCs running Windows XP or later. A single year’s Pro license with additional features, including deeper scans, automatic updates and anti-malware protection is also available for as little as $9.95 through the Downloadcrew Software Store, a saving of 50 per cent on the MSRP.

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