System CheckUp

System CheckUp

Download Editors' Rating:
3.5
Very good
Average User Rating:
2.7
out of 7 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    3.5.1.33
  • Total Downloads:
    28,300
  • Date Added:
    May 14, 2015
  • Price:
    Free to try (Fix-disabled); $4.95 to buy (Buy it now)
  • File Size:
    7.15MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    86
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:

Editors' Review

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System CheckUp gives you the tools to keep your PC running smoothly by scanning for errors and removing problem files. The app's intuitive interface makes deciding what to scan and what to remove as clear as possible, so users of all experience levels can be comfortable using the program.

Pros

Nice interface: The interface of this app features clear explanations for each Menu item. It also explains what it's scanning as it goes. No matter how experienced you are with this type of program, you'll feel confident you understand what's going on.

Specific deletion: This app also allows you to select specific files to delete or not after the scan is over. You can expand the Results categories fully to see each individual file the program has identified as a problem, and just selecting or unselecting check boxes lets you choose what to delete.

Cons

Trial limitations: The trial version of this program is really only a scan. There is no additional functionality, and if you want to fix the problems the scan detects, you have to purchase the full version for $4.95 and then install it.

Bottom Line

System CheckUp provides a nice set of tools that you can use to keep your machine running smoothly. And despite the fact that you can't see how well the program cleans your computer with the trial version, the low purchase price means you're not taking a huge risk if you decide to invest in the full program.

Editors' note: This is a review of the trial version of System CheckUp 3.4.0.47.

 
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User Reviews
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1 stars

"Scareware, does nothing"

December 07, 2013  |  By FleetCommand

 |  Version: System CheckUp 3.4.0.47

Pros

Nothing. Really, nothing.

Cons

Even on a freshly installed Windows 8.1 virtual machine, it claims to have found problems including "faulty Internet connectivity". Needs Internet connection but there is no telling what it sends or receives.

Summary

Too dodgy for a freeware that does nothing.

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1 stars

"Something rotten"

October 28, 2013  |  By Wilt

 |  Version: System CheckUp 3.4.0.47

Pros

I can't find any in particular, in view of the cons and the summary of my experiences.

Cons

I ran System CheckUp, which AOL provides its members. Lots of things found, but I needed to buy System Mechanic to fix it. So I did, but I could not install it and get it to run on my Win7 64-bit PC (tried twice). So I uninstalled it and then called Iolo tech support. They downloaded and installed and could not get it to run either. So then they run Malwarebytes and find issues, they abort the program and state that the problems found are the reason that System Mechanic will not run. He offers a service policy of $199 for one year of support, and he promises to fix the problems reported by Malwarebytes and promises to get System Mechanic running. He tries, over and over, to convince me. I hear other reps on the phone with other victims, being told similar stories, to fix different problems. Lots of spyware or viruses on my PC which is protected by Microsoft Security Essentials?! I end the call.

Summary

I search the web and discover the Modum Operandi of Iolo is to tell you they can fix whatever problem (even fixing a not-printing printer) if you buy their $200 service plan. There are many stories of this nature about Iolo on the web.
As I had made a Win7 System Image nine days earlier, I restore it, my PC tests clear of viruses or other malware, using Malwarebytes and also checking with a full scan using Microsoft Security Essentials. So I have a hard time believing that Iolo was able to find all these issues with System Checkup and also with Malwarebytes! SCAM operation, I can only conclude....RRRRRRRUUUUUUUNNNNNNNN!

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4 stars

"Awesome (I think)"

October 24, 2012  |  By minjon

 |  Version: System CheckUp 3.0.2.49

Pros

This solved my months-long problem of Windows Explorer failing at start-up. I'm very relieved about that.

Cons

The next day a Windows Update failed upon installation, and I haven't had that happen in a very long time. Other updates install fine, and the failure might not be related to the System Checkup.

Summary

Worth the $9.95 for someone like me, who doesn't have the expertise to do my own serious PC cleanup. But if it caused problems, I wouldn't really know it. Nothing obvious except maybe the aforementioned Windows update issue, which isn't really a big deal.

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1 stars

"BEWARE BEWARE BEWARE"

February 09, 2012  |  By jonindl1

 |  Version: System CheckUp 3.0.2.49

Pros

NONE that i could find in the short time i had it on my computer

Cons

It crashed my internet, AND I got charged 10 bucks to have this experience.

Summary

Well THANK god i learned me lesson years ago to make sure i saved a restore point before adding a program like this. I downloaded this and it claimed i had issues that i had suspected were on my computer. and some I didnt. it prompted me to pay $10.00 for a one time clean up or something like 30 for a year. Well being i knew nothing about this program i opted for the one time thing to see is it was worth it. I AM GLAD I ONLY DID THE ONE TIME. at first everything was o.k. didnt notice a huge difference in speed bit all ran good. as the day progressed my Chrome was laving loading issues, and gor warnings that could find sites. 5 hours after "Fixing" Chrome stopped all togather. i went to good old "Slow clunky" Internet Explorer. and there too, couldnt get on internet. Got on my home computer, NO internet problems there. so wasnt a connection issue. SO went to restore (mind you i didnt add ANYTHING to my computer in between). Windows did its thing, restore was successful. WOW I had internet again. DONT LET THESE PEOPLE ROB YOU TOO. the worst 10 bucks i ever spent. BEWARE BEWARE BEWARE. Im just gald i did a restore point, because this program DIDNT!!!!!!

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3 stars

"Good, effective software, but needs trial offer to use"

January 16, 2012  |  By Joe2496

 |  Version: System CheckUp 3.0.2.49

Pros

The interface is easy to use, offers helpful insight on problems with your PC, and has a nice little button to make everything better.

Cons

When you click on that button, the program prompts you to make an account and either, pay outright ($19.95), try *free for 30 days (you still have to fill out billing info and after 30 days, if you don't successfully uninstall, they bill you), or do a trial play (which gives you a year of the service for free, but you just have to fill out all the billing info and make an account with another product).

Summary

A great diagnostic tool, but not actually 'free'.

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5 stars

"Goodbye slow computer hello powerhouse pc"

December 22, 2011  |  By muca2011

 |  Version: System CheckUp 3.0.2.49

Pros

Scans your entire computer and looks for problems that are causing your pc to be unresponsive.

Cons

The software itself ids free to download however if you want to fix the errors that are found that will cost extra. But the price of this is not very expensive less than $10

Summary

I downloaded this software on my 4 or so week old laptop and was amazed as to how many errors were found. The main errors were for the registry since when I first got the computer I was downloading software only to end up uninstalling them due to a better program. Overall great software to use. Would Highly recommend this for your slow computer. In a way it is very similar to Advanced System care 5 free which can be found here by searching here on cnet.

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4 stars

"Help me speed up my pc - found the problem"

August 05, 2011  |  By TomBrennan1

 |  Version: System CheckUp 3.0.2.49

Pros

My system was killing me. It was very slow. But this free program took care of this problem with little hassle.

Cons

I would like more details on how it solved my problem. I just want to know what I should avoid.

Summary

It works and its free. Can't do better than that.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 3.5.1.33
Version 3.5.1.33 may include unspecified updates, enhancements, or bug fixes.
General
Publisher Iolo Technologies
Publisher web site http://www.iolo.com
Release Date October 16, 2013
Date Added May 14, 2015
Version 3.5.1.33
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory Diagnostic Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP/Vista/7
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 7.15MB
File Name SCUDownloader.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 28,300
Downloads Last Week 86
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations Fix-disabled
Price $4.95

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