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IObit Advanced SystemCare 5 debuts ActiveBoost technology

16 November 2011, Nick Peers

IObit has launched version 5 of its all-encompassing PC maintenance, optimisation and security suite. Advanced SystemCare 5 sees the debut of ActiveBoost technology, a background process that aims to keep the computer running smoothly through intelligent management of system resources.

Advanced SystemCare features a new cloud-based database for up-to-the-minute updates, redesigned user interface and enhanced Quick and Deep Care modules. The system tool has also been rewritten with a brand new architecture and source code to extend compatibility to both 32- and 64-bit operating systems.

Advanced SystemCare 5, which comes as a cut-down Free version as well as fully functional Pro version for $19.95, features a raft of new features and optimisations.

ActiveBoost technology works in the background as you use your PC, intelligently managing memory and application processes to ensure the system is running as efficiently as possible. While this won’t have much effect on day-to-day use, it may prove useful in situations where your PC would normally become sluggish after being overloaded by too many resource-intensive processes competing for resources.

A number of new features have been added to the program’s Quick and Deep Care modules to provide additional deep-cleaning and optimisation functions. The malware detection and removal module is now kept up-to-date via cloud-based updates, ensuring it’s capable of responding more quickly to the latest threats.

The Turbo Boost mode has also been overhauled to provide two separate – and configurable – presets covering work and game use, ensuring the computer is optimised for both day-to-day use as well as for more resource-intensive gaming.

Version 5.0 has also been recoded to allow compatibility with both 32- and 64-bit versions of Windows, and IObit claims that this also translates into faster launch times and less resource usage, which is important seeing the role ActiveBoost is playing in managing your PC’s resources. Rounding things off is a slightly tweaked user interface, designed to make certain functions easier to find.

Advanced SystemCare 5 Free is available as a free download for PCs running Windows 2000 or later. Certain features – including “complete” malware removal and deep system cleaning are only available through the purchase of a Pro license, which retails at $19.95.

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