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yesterday i've run a Advanced systemcare 4.0 and scan a deep scan on my pc and let it run all night .
but this morning i've restart my computer and i suspect Advanced systemcare have killed my window....

i'm not sure though ,so i wanna ask you guys.
what do you think of ASC ? good or bad ?

by the way i use Advanced system care pro running on window 7 64bit .

ps: i've had problem like this on my old pc several times already...
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I would say that it probably did do something, but what it did I would never be able to guess.

To be honest, I wouldn't recommend that anyone use software like that. I mean, I've never used anything like that (nothing even remotely similar), and I never have any problems. I never have slow-downs, lock-ups, BSODs, etc. Nothing. All I do is take care of my system and it's always running smoothly.

So I don't know what I'd recommend to fix the problem you're experiencing, but I do know one thing: I'd get rid of it and stop using it - even if this is the first time you've ever had any problems.
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I use AVS4 and have never had a problem. It does say to not do a LOT of deep scans. I had CCLEANER wipe out three systems yet it loved by almost everyone who uses it that I know. I guess any program can cause a problem. I trust AVS4 though.
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I think the reason for recommending to not do too many deep scans is to avoid working the hard drive too much.

To be honest, I think the problem was caused by it "cleaning" the Registry which has a notable history for creating severe problems. This isn't just limited to Advanced System Care either: this can happen with even the best software that can "clean" the Registry.

Besides, cleaning the Registry is a massive waste of time because it's basically no different than taking a giant Word document that has a billion words and then deleting a thousand words in order to make the document open faster. It's just not going to make a difference.
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On a side note, here's an example of why using software all-in-one packages like Advanced System Care is not a good idea:

In an attempt to make the system faster and for other unknown reasons, if you were to run ASC and weren't paying attention to the details and changes it was making, it can inadvertently change a very important setting. Most of us advanced users would rather a system not restart upon BSOD errors, yet ASC changes the setting 'Automatically Restart' under Startup & Recovery options in the Advanced System options in the registry. So when you do BSOD and are unable to read it because the computer restarts, you must go back in and change it (uncheck that setting). But, the problem is, it is already unchecked; ASC sets it to something permanently in the registry. This can be a major issues if you're unable to cleanly boot back into Windows when arriving to a BSOD upon loading Windows.

ASC also:

*Reports false cleanup file sizes and counts
*Reports the exact same 'privacy' issues for both a clean install and polished install of Windows XP
*Changes Windows 7 network settings according to Windows XP network tweaking


And a host of other problems..

It is highly recommended against using software like this even as it may be popular on CNET and other various sites.
    
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