Hot on the heels of the recently released IObit Uninstaller 3, IObit has launched the first public pre-release version of its forthcoming system and security suite, IObit Advanced SystemCare Ultimate 7 Beta 1. The new build adds official support for Windows 8, 8.1 and Internet Explorer 11, but also bundles a new anti-virus engine with real-time protection.
The update also debuts a revamped user interface similar to found in IObit Uninstaller, and throws in some potentially useful new tools along with performance improvements.
The key changes come with the significant beefing up of the program’s security components. IObit is keen to stress that these do not conflict with existing anti-malware software, and include a brand new anti-virus engine that IObit claims offers a higher detection rate than that found in version 6.
The new build also offers real-time protection against malware for the first time, which also gets registered by Windows to show up under the Action Center’s Security module.
Users also gain new HomePage and Surfing Protection modules for protecting both the browser and user during web activity, plus the ability to manually schedule both quick and full anti-virus scans.
Away from bolstering its security, Advanced SystemCare Ultimate 7 Beta 1 also showcases two new tools: a program deactivator that can “intelligently” retrieve more system resources, and a tool for skipping the User Account Control dialog prompt for trusted programs.
The Toolbox gains a new Driver Booster tool for updating outdated drivers as well as bundling IObit Uninstaller 3 itself.
There’s the promise of faster scans and more stable performance using the Registry and Vulnerability Fix modules, full support for cleaning Modern UI app caches in Windows 8 with the Junk File Clean tool and updated privacy sweeping. Finally, the Cloned Files Scanner is now capable of removing duplicated files with one click.
IObit Advanced SystemCare Ultimate 7 Beta 1 is available now as a free trial download for PCs running Windows XP or later. As its beta software, caution should be applied when using the tool.