System Mechanic Free

System Mechanic Free

Download Editors' Rating:
3.5
Very good
Average User Rating:
3.3
out of 953 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    14.0.1.52
  • Total Downloads:
    2,874,438
  • Date Added:
    Sep. 11, 2014
  • Price:
    Free

Editors' Review

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System Mechanic Free does an excellent job of optimizing your computer's performance and protecting you from viruses. Though it's not easy to set up by any means, the number of features tucked away inside of this program is too good to pass up. It doesn't hurt that the program sports a nifty, easy-to-use layout, either.

This program handles just about any task you'd need to perform to boost your computer's performance. In addition to the typical virus and malware protection, it offers performance scans, memory and Registry clean-ups, and other boosts that will keep your computer fast and error free. Before you can get started, the program offers a "quick" scan that took more than 20 minutes during our testing, which was a little annoying. Once we got past that, we were able to set up routine cleaning tasks -- so the program wasn't so much of a time suck -- and a slew of bonus features that offered performance boosts and other goodies. All of the app's goodies are easy to find, thanks to a menu that seamlessly blends style and usability. This program's default installation makes you download a widget and sign up for e-mails about the program, so make sure you opt out of that if you don't want them.

While it may not outperform anti-virus software at killing viruses or utility software at cleaning up your PC, it does both just well enough to make the grade. Since it rolls both of those features up in an impressively polished, easy-to-use package, it's definitely worth the download. System Mechanic Free will impress rookie users and hardcore computer geeks, equally.

 
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  • Current Version

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    out of 953 votes

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5 stars

"Possibly the best tuneup software I have ever purchased"

November 30, 2014

 |  Version: System Mechanic Free 14.0.1.52

Pros

1. Superb performance
2. Intelligent and fast optimization
3. Rock stable: for 1.5 years of use
4. Reasonably priced with lots of features

Cons

Not found anything after 1.5 years of usage

Summary

I am using pro version from june 2013 in my custom gaming rig with win7 home premium. I was previously using Advanced system care pro for around 8 months though I am not disappointed with it but System Mechanic is better than ASC and my rig is running smooth and have not faced any problem like others have stated. I would definitely recommend it to any windows user who wants to keep their pc in proper condition and avoid system clutter. Overall I feel this is a must have software for Windows 7.

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1 stars

"Not good with preinstalled windows platforms"

November 22, 2014

 |  Version: System Mechanic Free 14.0.1.52

Pros

easy to install

Cons

Causes freezes, will not correct driver errors, causes programs to stop (you want running). Will not always run. (THE worst), after running and receiving "0" problems>>go to IOLO's site and running their: Free PC check>>NOTE: all the problems listed!! You can NOT completely deleted program from your system>>>BEWARE!!! Always being informed to buy more time!!

Summary

If I could completely remove "System Mechanic" I would!! I would recommend installing CCleaner!! Had prior on old computer (no problems) with my new computer I thought "System Mechanic " was the "Best of the Best" which it is NOT!!

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1 stars

"Can't give a lower rating"

November 09, 2014  |  By bdaniel230

 |  Version: System Mechanic Free 14.0.1.52

Pros

When it is first installed it seems to work great

Cons

Updates are flaky.
Can remove drivers that are in use
If it crashes it causes Windows to become corrupted to the point it must be reinstalled and possibly a complete format (make sure you have all install disks and a good backup)

Summary

Quite possibly the worst utility I have ever had the misfortune of installing. I received a trial with some Micron memory I purchased and it went down hill from there. I actually was stupid enough to buy the subscription. The first update failed and I received NO HELP from IOLO. I actually had a fairly recent backup but in order to get this garbage off my system I had to swap out the hard drive and reinstall windows and restore from a backup.
I am unable to sufficiently describe the negative and ambivalent feelings I have toward IOLO and their garbage software.
If you are smart you won't use this crap.

Updated on Nov 9, 2014

After reading the positive reviews I come to only one conclusion. Either the 5 star reviews are written by people with extremely great luck or they are phony. I had similar experience with the people that had their registry ruined and disk corrupted. I don't believe that my three machines could all have had the same issue at the same time if it weren't from the same cause. The Update to System Mechanic from IOLO. And I had the same lack of support as others.
I can't say it strongly enough, this is terrible software (I use the term software loosely as it is more firmware and can't be completely uninstalled even using the extensive uninstall methods from Iolo Support) and if you put it on your system be prepared to go it alone from that point on. Windows support won't help, Iolo support is comprised of morons reading from a card they don't understand, and the solutions all point to replacing your OS if not your disk.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 14.0.1.52

PowerSense dynamically senses what PC users are doing and automatically switches PC power settings and processor modes in real-time to have PCs perform precisely to users' needs based on their activity. PowerSense utilizes two different modes to achieve ultimate power optimization:

  • Ultra Performance Mode - Unleashes raw, fast, uncompromised power for intense and exhaustive PC activities: gaming, creating music, video editing, programming and other processor intensive activities. Ultra Performance Mode achieves this by focusing all processor cores on the session at full power and turns off all non-essential background programs.
  • Endurance Mode - Reduces battery consumption when the top priority is a long-lasting mobile session, especially for non-processor-intensive activities such as writing, reading or casual web browsing. Endurance Mode achieves this by idling down non-critical processor cores and reduces processor power consumption.
General
Publisher Iolo Technologies
Publisher web site http://www.iolo.com
Release Date August 13, 2014
Date Added September 11, 2014
Version 14.0.1.52
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory Maintenance & Optimization
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows, Windows 2003, Windows Vista
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 41.45MB
File Name SystemMechanic_14.0.1.52.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 2,874,438
Downloads Last Week 8,057
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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