[ad]Dear Computer Lady,
I talked to a geek squad guy and he saw my Advanced System Care on the computer and said it was malware.
Is that true?
I have been using it for years with no problems.
No, Advanced System Care is not malware.
It is also not an antivirus or antimalware program, so it will not replace those programs on your computer. You will still NEED antivirus and antimalware software.
Advanced System Care is a system optimization program. It claims to make your computer run faster and better by automatically running simple cleaning tasks that you can easily do yourself.
Lets take a look at the program. First, it says that it will make your PC up to 300% faster. It claims to do this by boosting startup speed, optimizing the registry and removing unwanted files and applications. Those are all pretty vague things, how does the program know what files and applications you want and don’t want? You can easily remove unwanted applications by uninstalling them in the Control Panel.
It claims to boost your internet speed by removing cookies and junk files. But, you can do that yourself by going to the Internet options.
The biggest problem I have with software that claims to speed up your computer is that by running constantly on your computer, they actually are slowing it down.
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Elizabeth Boston is a Web designer, Social Media Consultant and managing editor of, “Ask The Computer Lady”.
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