Performance and Usage
Advanced SystemCare program update required me to reboot the system and when I did, the test computer suddenly slowed in loading the startup items. Prior installing the program, I have Outpost Firewall, NOD32 Antivirus, WinPatrol, KeyScrambler Pro, Dell Dock and OneNote on the startup folder. 4 of the startup items did not display their notification icons: NOD32, WinPatrol Plus, KeyScrambler Pro and OneNote. I restarted the system again but the same incident occurred. Those 4 startup items are now in the "Past startup items "
I allowed Advanced SystemCare to scan the system and it detected that my IE is not immunized against bad ActiveX components and tracking cookies. It also detected that there are running Windows Services that should not be running. I do not think it’s best for any system utilities to suggest disabling any Windows Services that can cause Windows not to function properly.
I noticed that there is Startup Manager in Advanced SystemCare and when I try to check the online database for the startup items, it opened a browser to display the database result from sysinfo.org .
The options of Advanced SystemCare is lacking the setting for the Spyware scanner (what to do if a spyware is found, disable scanning for spyware etc).
While I’m navigating with the program, Advanced SystemCare informed me that a Hijack log report was ready to be submitted to Iobit server. I’m surprised that it will send a report or it created a Hijack or System log without my knowledge or permission. There is no option to not to send the report to iobit server unless I will block the connection using my firewall or if I will disconnect my internet connection but since I’m doing this test, I clicked OK. Sure enough, it connected to Iobit server and opened IE browser with information of my Hijack log. This analysis of Advanced SystemCare's security analyzer is not recommended to follow. Advanced SystemCare has the option to handle Hijack Log and I’m afraid many beginners will fall into this type of wrong suggestion to fix a computer based on a wrong or incomplete analysis by Iobit.