Is IObit Safe? Are their SystemCare Products Scam?

IObit is a software company which has a long range of software to tune up the Windows and MAC computer. The company provides software for PC Cleaning, optimizing, protection, and for the driver update. They even have an app lock and a security app for the Android device. The software offered by IObit seems promising, but users are hesitating using IObit products. In this article, we will be discussing why users are not relying on IObit? Is IObit safe? Are their SystemCare products scam or legitimate?

Is IObit Products Safe?

One of the users posted on MalwareBytes forum that Malwarebytes is detecting IObit Advanced SystemCare as a Potentially Unwanted Program (PUP) and it is not allowing to run that program. PUPs are such software that isn’t that necessary for your computer. The features they offer you can do manually. For example, you don’t typically need software to update the drivers; you can do it manually.

Is IObit Products Safe to Use?

Almost all IObit products have a free and a premium version. The free product offers basic services and premium provides a little bit optimized services. What they don’t offer is a feeling of peace. Even if you purchase a product, it will keep displaying popups for the same and other products. However, it doesn’t affect the security of your computer. Still, it does irritate you.

A software like IObit SystemCare deletes critical data such as software, registry entries, temp files, etc. You just can’t rely on any software to handle this kind of data. Any mishappening may lead to stopping the working of your computer or losing your valuable data. However it has been seen that IObit software handles such data perfectly with some exceptions, but when there are better alternatives why to take risks.

Software like CCleaner is much reliable than IObit. When you compare the features of CCleaner and IObit, IObit has a long list of features. But you don’t need such features to enhance the performance of your computer.

Some users have reported that the IObit Uninstaller leaves some file and icons after cleaning. Most of the IObit software like Smart Defrag 5, Start Menu 8, WinMetro, Driver Booster is unnecessary.

IObit Malware Fighter

The IObit Malware Fighter supposed to find and remove all kind of malware from your PC. Eventually, it is not that much useful. When there is a better alternative such as MalwareFox anti-malware then why to use it? Read our guide on malware removal from Chrome browser.

Can I use IObit SystemCare Products?

Is IObit Safe?

Yes, you can use IObit SystemCare products, but you should not use this software when there are better and reliable alternatives are available. CCleaner is efficiently working for 15 years. From ordinary users to system administrators trust it. There are no issues reported with CCleaner. When there is an alternative like CCleaner then why to install any other software. You can use CCleaner along with CCEnhancer; it does all the job that is necessary to enhance the performance of your computer.


The answer to the question, Is IObit safe, is yes. It is safe to use. Their SystemCare products also work with some minor defects. This software offers a lot of settings to tweak that is not necessary. Also, some users have reported that it irritates them with the promotion of their other products. The IObit products are bloatware that is not that much necessary. There are better trustworthy alternatives available. You can use them. However, it is your data and your computer, it solely depends on you what software you use. IObit products are safe but less reliable. What IObit products do you use? Have you faced any issue? Tell me in the comments.

19 thoughts on “Is IObit Safe? Are their SystemCare Products Scam?”

  1. CCleaner is dangerous itself, i tried it and my laptop’s performance started going slower and slower, i uninstalled ccleaner and my problem was solved. CCleaner had many horrible backstories, such as: CCleaner installed Avast on pc without user’s permissions, CCleaner installs a remote control backdoor, etc. I recommend reading this wikipedia page:

  2. all 10bit products are intrusive, they pester you with their other products and yes they do put pups on. I will never use any 10bit products again.

  3. Saw someone share this link on a tech forum. I must disagree.

    iObit has been my go to company for years. Their products are cheap for what they do – and their suggestions and popups can be annoying, I agree, but any time I have a slowdown, I run the full gamut of their products and it usually works to suss out the problem.

    I found the simplest workaround for their popups is just to have bought the main program Advanced Systemcare, install the others and then found keys on YT to activate the others. They really don’t care about their security, IMO, because once you’ve tried them all, you’ll settle on which ones you really like and buy them.

    In particular I love their flagship product, ASC. In conjunction with Avast and Spybot/TeaTimer (I am old school), my computer is always secure.

    Their powerful uninstaller has gotten rid of viruses other programs haven’t been able to. Smart Defrag is one click for both regular and boot defrag, whereas Windows has always made defragging difficult to find if you aren’t tech savvy. And if I ever seem to be having trouble gaming, Driver Booster usually saves the day – it even installs old NET frameworks that make it so I can play older PC games without entering compatibility mode.

    So yeah, overall, very much at odds with this article.

  4. I have to disagree I have purchased a few of their products and have never had any issues with any of them! I have been Using iObit for over 10 years now.
    I use the following products:
    Smart Defrag Pro
    Advanced System Care 12 Pro
    iObit Uninstaller Pro
    iObit Malware Fighter Pro
    Driver Booster Pro
    iObit Unlocker
    iObit Undelete

  5. I use them a lot and haven’t had any problems with them, they had a holiday sale so i bought premium for like 70% off, to activate it they make you call the number and the guy on the other end was Indian which, with the infamy of Indian scammers, gave me second thoughts about buying it.

  6. I don’t know about other products, but I have been using IObit Malware Fighter for a long time, and I find it not only safe but also effective. Almost six months ago, after reading the review, I decided to try it in action, although I came across a lot of conflicting opinions about it. But in the end, IObit Malware Fighter turned out to be not so bad, I even bought a premium version, which is quite functional. I can say from my own experience that IObit Malware Fighter is a reliable software that has repeatedly prevented attacks on my PC

  7. I’ve used IO Bit products for several years now, and have always been satisfied with the results, however, I was having difficulty installing ASC Pro 13 on my wife’s computer, so I called the tech support number listed on the support page. A middle-eastern-sounding gentlemen answered and did help activate ASC on my wife’s computer. After some conversation, he convinced me to purchase a “lifetime” software security package for $900, which covered all our computers, present or future. Then my wife’s computer crashed several days later. A day or so after that, this “support” outfit called me and offered a refund for the purchased software, minus a service charge (refund of $800). They said I had to fill out the refund form, so I allowed them to put the form on the computer, and I filled the refund amount in as $800. When I pushed the enter button, the refund amount jumped to $8000. They had convinced me to bring up my bank info, so I could see the transfer in real-time, and, sure enough, it looked (on the page on my screen) that $8K had gone into my account. However, when I used a different computer and checked my balance, it hadn’t changed from the original. These guys wanted me to return the money, and because this occurred after the banks were closed, they wanted me to go to our local department store and purchase two $1000 gift cards, which I absolutely refused. When I told them I was going to wait until the bank opened in the morning to verify the deposit, and, if there, I would gladly send their money back, they became extremely threatening & belligerent. Saying, they would clean out my bank account, destroy my credit, and every other financially evil thing they could do. Since then, they have locked up my wife’s computer, and they have snooped in my computer. My advice is, if this is a sanctioned technical support group, then IO Bit is either corrupt and dangerous, or they have chosen their business partners very poorly. BEWARE!

  8. It is clear that some scammers tried to steal from you. But the question is, how they get your details, there might be some rogue guys who leaked your details from the IOBit.

  9. So, Iobit is evil from what I gather form these comments. If there is one file you should keep, it is Unlocker. That thing can unlock live files, and delete them instantly every time! I’ve never seen another file deleter or uninstaller be able to do this without rebooting Windows. Keep the Unlocker.

  10. I bought a upgrade after my computer had been unused for a time. Then suddenly redirected to contact them for professional installation due to length of time.. Foolishly that trap I stepped in.. And have regretted it for 3 months since.. Daily calls after I got the 500.00 back they had access to while I watched my computer type and do stunts without me touching the keyboard… They had to give back the money but have called me daily for 3 months 6-7 calls. Really messed with pay as you go phone services… Now they have started calls they will take over 200 less then 300 for their quarterly maintenance on a computer that night I began ripping plugs out of sockets and removed battery and treated like a evil autonomy not so much as dusted it off.
    The harassment, the buying a new computer… These were not done lightly.. And the 1200 spent trying to retrieve info off a hard drive.. Got gobbled gook.. Worthless… I obit may have been legit but their installers are ware… They call claiming innocence but then ohh need into your computer to fix.. Not in this life…

    Numbers to watch for. +1 505 510 3157
    +1 909 572 3917
    828 484 1567
    There are more those are today’s calls… March 6, 2020

  11. I just had two instances of where it was not possible to access my powered on machine. Ctl-Alt-Delete did not work nor did telling the machine to hibernate… and then restarting. Have looked at system logs and see no obvious cause. I figured that I would do an malware scan using BitDefender. Much to my surprise BitDefender was gone, no longer installed. I suspect IOBit MalWare Fighter which I installed by mistake. A virus scan is proceeding as I type this comment. Bit Defender was active a month or so ago.

  12. I`ve used all of IOBIT products since 2006 and I subscribe to my favorite three every year. I`ve tried other similar products and always find myself going back to IOBIT.. Their software cannot be faulted, and any `suggested` third party software that they `recommend` does not get installed unless you let it. I don`t get annoying pop ups from them, and I don`t suffer any slow down of my PC. I use their Advanced System Care Ultimate Tool (it uses Bitdefender Engine) and my system is completely virus free. Any popups I do get is when it detects a potential threat.

  13. I had to uninstall some unnecessary apps so I searched in the internet for the best app which could delete apps and clean leftover files and registries left by the app. I found many websites in the internet assuming that IObit uninstaller is the best app to delete applications and fully clean their leftovers so I purchased it and installed it in my PC. Now can someone tell me is IObit uninstaller safe and are there any uninstallers available in the market which are better than IObit uninstaller.

  14. All the products of Iobit are marvelous. I have tried many many, but in the end, I had to settle for Iobit. The most useful being Driver booster, unlocker, defrag, malware fighter pro. Advance system care is excellent but pl dont run too many systems scans in quick succession unnecessarily, it can delete critical registry files. Second, to iobit is Auslogics Speedbooster, a good companion..soft on registry files, speeds up your computer in one simple click, very simple as compared to iobit. All of its products are also trustworthy.

  15. Excellent and very professional assessment of IObit software! I know this because I’ve been using their software (the free versions…) for the past few years. Yes, they walk a fine line between “annoying” and “aggressive” with frequent reminders of their “PRO” versions and they schedule themselves to run at boot time but Hey! there is no such thing as “free lunch”… Now, you may ask yourselves why am I still using it: because I “speak” computers so I know what I’m doing and what they are doing and they do a good job in a few areas where Microsoft falls behind: registry cleaning, clean uninstalls, better defrags, excellent file unlocker, etc.

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