System Mechanic

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Does Nothing"

    April 13, 2011  |   By KEWROCK

    Pros

    None that I saw.

    Cons

    Didn't do anything.
    Crappy, useless AOL support in India.
    Couldn't Cancel after free trial

    Summary

    It's a junk program. Better off with CC Cleaner, and it's free.
    I thought I'd give it a try. My PC is very old, and I thought it would tweek it a bit. It went through it's motions, suggested some changes that I agreed to. But didn't Improve my performmance. Which is fine, maybe my computer was already in top form.

    The big problem I had was trying to cancel, and getting AOL to stop billing my credit card. I had this same problem a couple years ago when AOL went free. They billed me 2 more cycles of 19.95 before changing my account then. So this time I paid with a cash card. Sure enough, They billed me two cycles. On the third the card was depleted. I'm still getting negetive billing notices on an empty cash card, after canceling online and twice by phone. I don't even want the $8 refund for two months sevice. I just want the harrassing emails to stop. AOL shoudn't push their luck, they're already an obsolete browser. I only use it to check my mail. The first time I canceled was on the day of the first bill after the free trial.

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