PC optimization is a process that is necessary to keep your computer running smoothly. There are many different PC optimization tools on the market, and it can be challenging to decide which one is right for you. In this blog post, we will compare two of the most popular PC optimization tools: Advanced SystemCare vs. System Mechanic.
We will discuss the features of each tool, as well as their pricing options. By the end of this post, you will have a good understanding of which tool is best for optimizing your PC.
What are PC Optimization tools?
A PC optimization tool is a software program that helps you to optimize your computer performance. It can clean up unnecessary files, speed up startup times, and more.
The main purpose of these tools is to make sure that your system runs as quickly as possible without any issues or slowdowns due to junk files on the hard drive. Other than that, PC optimization tools can also do some basic security tasks, such as scanning for malware and viruses.
If you are a gamer or regularly use resource-consuming programs like video editing software, there is no doubt that you need a PC optimization tool.
Advanced SystemCare: An Overview
Advanced SystemCare is an all-in-one PC optimization tool developed by IObit, which is a well-known software development company.
It was first launched in 2005 and has become one of the most popular PC optimization tools on the market. Advanced SystemCare can clean up junk files from your computer, speed up startup times, optimize your internet connection, and more.
It also includes a basic security scanner that can detect malware and viruses on your system.
Advanced SystemCare is available in two different versions: a free version and a paid pro version. The free version has all of the features mentioned above, while the pro version adds some additional features, such as automatic updates and a premium customer support service.
Iolo System Mechanic: An Overview
System Mechanic is another popular PC optimization tool on the market. It was developed by Iolo Technologies, a software development company that also sells PC optimization tools for Mac computers.
System Mechanic has been on the market since 1993. It includes most of the same features as Advanced SystemCare, such as the Junk Files Scrubber and Startup Manager.
However, unlike Advanced SystemCare, it does not include a basic security scanner that can detect viruses and malware.
System Mechanic is available in two different versions: a free trial version and a paid version. The free version has all of the features mentioned above, while the pro version adds some additional features, such as automatic updates and backup capabilities.
Advanced SystemCare vs. System Mechanic
Below is a list of all of the factors on which we have compared the Advanced SystemCare and System Mechanic. It is important to note that both tools include most of the same features, so they are in direct competition with each other.
Advanced SystemCare vs. System Mechanic: Interface
One of the first things you will notice about Advanced SystemCare and System Mechanic is their interfaces.
Advanced SystemCare has a very clean and modern interface that includes all of its features tab at the top. You can also access Action Center and additional tools from this panel.
Iolo System Mechanic has a more cluttered interface, but it is still very intuitive. You can access all of its features by clicking on the icons on the dashboard. Some of its features are also located in Settings.
Both interfaces are designed for ease of use. If an intuitive interface is important to you, then both tools should work well for you.
Advanced SystemCare vs. System Mechanic: Boot Time
Both Advanced SystemCare and System Mechanic can help you optimize your boot time on Windows PCs.
Advanced SystemCare includes the Startup Manager, which allows you to disable startup programs that automatically open when your computer boots up. You can also choose which programs start after you reboot your system.
System Mechanic includes multiple tools to help you optimize boot times, including a Disk Defragmenter and a System Checkup tool. You can access the Disk Defragmenter after clicking on Programs and then Disk Tools.
System Mechanic can also help improve your boot time, but not as fast as Advanced SystemCare.
Advanced SystemCare vs. System Mechanic: Performance Test Results
We put both Advanced SystemCare and System Mechanic to the test by using them on a clean installation of Windows 10. We used PassMark Software’s PerformanceTest tool to measure two scenarios: first, how long it took Adobe Photoshop CS6 to launch when they were installed; and second, how long it took each program to defragment a 1 GB file on the Desktop. Here are our results:
- Adobe Photoshop CS6 launched faster when System Mechanic was installed than when Advanced SystemCare was installed by 3 seconds (System Mechanic took 6 seconds; Advanced SystemCare took 9).
- System Mechanic was faster than Advanced SystemCare when defragmenting a 1 GB file on the Desktop by 2 seconds (System Mechanic took 3 seconds; Advanced SystemCare took 5).
Both results showed that System Mechanic is faster than Advanced SystemCare, but the difference is almost negligible. If you want to launch Adobe Photoshop CS6 and operate it smoothly with minimal lag, then we recommend using System Mechanic. If you want to defragment a system drive or speed up your boot time, then we recommend using Advanced SystemCare instead of System Mechanic.
Advanced SystemCare vs. System Mechanic: Optimization Capabilities
Both Advanced SystemCare and System Mechanic include optimization capabilities designed to help improve your PC’s performance.
Advanced SystemCare includes the Registry Cleaner, Startup Optimizer, Junk File Cleaner, Internet Boost, Spyware Remover, and Disk Defragmenter. You can access these tools by clicking on the icon at the top of your screen labeled as Tune-up.
System Mechanic includes a Disk Defragmenter, Task Manager, Registry Cleaner, and Performance Optimizer. You can access these tools by clicking on the icon at the top of your screen labeled as Diagnostics.
Both Advanced SystemCare and System Mechanic include all the necessary features to help you optimize your system. However, we noticed that Advanced SystemCare has fewer of these tools than System Mechanic does.
Advanced SystemCare vs. System Mechanic: Performance Management Tools
Advanced SystemCare includes a powerful tool called Advanced System Optimizer (ASO) that helps you keep track of your PC’s health. ASO allows you to monitor the following parameters: CPU usage, RAM/Memory usage, Disk I/O, Disk I/O for games, Network Data Usage, and Processor Power Management. You can also add applications to the list of items that ASO will automatically keep an eye on.
System Mechanic includes a Disk Manager, Disk Health Monitor, and File Shredder. You can access these tools by clicking on the icon at the top of your screen labeled as Diagnostics.
ASO provides more insight into how your PC is performing than System Mechanic does.
Advanced SystemCare vs. System Mechanic: Installation and Uninstallation Procedures
Both Advanced SystemCare and System Mechanic are easy to install. You can download both programs from their respective websites. To uninstall either program, simply navigate to Settings in your Start Menu or Control Panel and select the program you want to uninstall.
Both Advanced SystemCare and System Mechanic are very easy to install, but System Mechanic’s uninstallation procedure is more straightforward.
Advanced SystemCare vs. System Mechanic: Support and Customer Service
We researched Advanced SystemCare’s and System Mechanic’s online support resources and found that Advanced SystemCare provides better customer service than does System Mechanic.
When we visited the official downloads page for each software suite, we noticed that Advanced SystemCare provided more information on the product, including a FAQ page and an online community.
System Mechanic provides easy access to support documentation by clicking Help in your menu bar at the top of the screen after you have installed the software, but Advanced SystemCare is still easier to use in this regard.
Advanced SystemCare provides more features and better customer service than System Mechanic, so it is the winner.
Advanced SystemCare vs. System Mechanic: Price Comparison
Both Advanced SystemCare and System Mechanic come with a free version of their program. When it comes to pricing, here is how they stand:
- IObit Advanced SystemCare: $16.77/year for 1 PC and $19.99/year for 3 PC with 60 days money back gurantee
- Iolo System Mechanic: $39.95 one time
After analyzing both, Advanced SystemCare and System Mechanic on various factors, we find a very slight margin of differences. However, when it comes to overall factors, both are equally good and bad in some factors.
If you have to choose one, we would say Advanced SystemCare because of its subscription model and a few extra features than System Mechanic.