Advanced SystemCare Free 8 is the latest edition of IObit's feature-packed PC maintenance suite.
Just as with many similar packages, you get tools to control your startup programs, defragment your hard drive, manage running processes, find and remove duplicate files and back up and update your drivers. And these work just fine - but they're only the start.
The suite can also detect and remove malware; undelete files; optimise your PC for better gaming performance; securely delete confidential documents, restore the Start menu to Windows 8, and more.
SystemCare Free 8 adds the Protect module, which can help to manage and clean your browser toolbars, protect you from various online threats, customise Windows security settings and keep your browser home and searches pages safe from malicious changes.
The Software Updater makes sure all your key applications - browsers, Skype, Flash, Java, more - are the very latest versions.
The Default Program module can set your default browser, email program, image viewer, media player, PDF reader and archive extractor, all from a single screen.
The Performance Monitor is a desktop gadget which displays your CPU, RAM, disk space and network usage, as well as providing options to clean RAM, take a screenshot or close down or restart your PC.
Elsewhere, the rebuilt Startup Manager takes better control of your startup programs. IObit Uninstaller 4 removes unwanted applications, toolbars, even Windows 8 apps. There's support for optimising SSDs, options to clean up even more privacy traces, and the entire package now runs on anything from Windows 2000 to Windows 10.
What's new in 8.2?
+ Simpler and easier installation process.
+ Software Updater supported updating software automatically.
+ Performance Monitor supported customizing hotkeys for screenshot.
+ Default Programs Tool added support for Reader(win8), Windows Photo View(win8), Xbox Music(win8), Photos(win8), Corel PaintShop Pro, MediaMonkey, Ashampoo Photo, and SumatraPDF.
+ Optimized 1-click optimize in Startup Manager to accelerate system boot time.
+ Optimized the support for 4K screen.
+ Disk Optimization supported correcting drive type manually.
+ Malware Removal supported the clean for Super Fish.
+ Enhanced the privacy sweep for Chrome 41.0, Firefox 37.0, Opera 28.0, PowerArchiver 15.0, Flash Player 17.0, Adobe Air 17.0, Avira Free Antivirus 15.0, WildTangent Games App, CyberLink YouCam 6.0, CyberLink Power2Go 10.0, origin 9.5, etc.
+ Updated and expanded database for Startup Manager, Registry Fix, Privacy Sweep, and Surfing Protection.
+ Updated various translations.
+ Fixed bugs in previous version.