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System Mechanic Free

Free
Download Editors' Rating:
Editors' Rating:
Very good
Average User Rating:
out of 962 votes out of 0 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    15.5.0.61
  • Total Downloads:
    3,184,331
  • Date Added:
    Apr. 06, 2016
  • Price:
    Free

Editors' Review

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System Mechanic Free helps you maximize your system's performance by addressing a number of common issues. Through this app, you can tune up multiple aspects of your computer to maximize both loading and processing speeds.

Pros

Lots of info: When you first open System Mechanic Free, you can take advantage of the various video tutorials and articles available to help you get a feel for all the software's features. The app itself also presents you with lots of useful information about what types of problems you may be experiencing and allows you to select which you want to fix individually. And it also provides warnings about potential security issues and makes recommendations about how to fix them.

Speedy: All of the processes we tested in this app were carried out quickly. The app also shows you how you can get your machine to start up faster by managing the number of apps that open when you turn the computer on.

Cons

Choppy navigation: This app's interface isn't the easiest to navigate. It's not too hard to find the features you're looking for, but they're not always where you expect them to be, so it can take a bit of poking around until you get used to the layout.

Bottom Line

System Mechanic Free is a good tool for speeding up you computer and helping you keep it running smoothly. While the navigation could be better, all of the tools you'd expect are there, and the amount of information provided about your system and its problems makes this a good choice for inexperienced users.

 
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User Reviews
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5 stars

"I have been use this program for over 10 years"

February 28, 2016  |  By handstorres730

2016-02-28 04:24:37  |  By handstorres730

 |  Version: System Mechanic Free 15.0.1.4

Pros

Its an awesome program, runs in the background and keeps your computer running at its maximum. Couple it with a good anti-virus program and you will be good to go

Cons

i have none, this product has always worked for me

Summary

It is worth the money you spend on it, I highly recommend it.

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4 stars

"Handles everything with one click"

January 25, 2016  |  By CoreyWaterski

2016-01-25 10:46:42  |  By CoreyWaterski

 |  Version: System Mechanic Free 15.0.1.4

Pros

You can use the PC clean tool to go in and get all the junk off your computer or you can run a bunch of mini tools that look at defrag, ram etc seperately. pretty awesome

Cons

wants me to get a subscrip, but might be worth it. There's decent free ones out there (this is the best IMO)

Summary

If you don't like to spend time rooting for junk, it does it for you. Def made my rig faster

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5 stars

"Best I've Used"

January 25, 2016  |  By Ned50012

2016-01-25 10:21:09  |  By Ned50012

 |  Version: System Mechanic Free 15.0.1.4

Pros

Noticeable difference before and after running the software

Cons

Prices seems to vary all around the web - I got a good deal though

Summary

Well worth it -

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1 stars

"RUBBISH software"

November 10, 2015  |  By zuriel12345

2015-11-10 14:05:43  |  By zuriel12345

 |  Version: System Mechanic Free 14.5.1.37

Pros

NONE they still take money from bank even after cancelling this junk a year ago

Cons

slows PC down reg cleaner too drastic can wreck your pc. It is trying to run your pc instead of windows.

Summary

Don't even try this junk.

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3 stars

"system mechanic is not connected to windows?"

August 02, 2015  |  By lahavyanai

2015-08-02 08:11:37  |  By lahavyanai

 |  Version: System Mechanic Free 14.5.1.37

Pros

Quick installation, I think it has a beautiful interface, lots of windows repair options

Cons

The software was installed a few months, all the time I was doing what the program asked me,(in the main window) .and always at the end I was "told" that the system was in good condition. The problem is that gradually the system would freeze ,and load/reset time becomes very long,i had only 3 startup items,Antivirus avast pro was installed At times I did a eset online scan. testing sfc / scannow discovered corrupted files, Windows Update stopped because of errors .Everything looks bad. Nevertheless, the software (system mechanic )is living in its own world,- still ,after some operations it performed ,again I was "told" that all is well in windows.

Summary

At the end I did a clean install of Windows.
And what a difference ......

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4 stars

"It can be the right program for you"

June 01, 2015  |  By RoundER18

2015-06-01 07:12:29  |  By RoundER18

 |  Version: System Mechanic Free 14.5.1.37

Pros

+Excellent active optimization - Get more out of your system from your CPU, RAM, and hard disk (SSD included)
+Really solves other problems that other similar utilties cannot find
+Does increase your performance (Has a nice drive defragment tool)

Cons

-Old and unchanging interface (Could use a new, modern look for easier navigation for users)
-Antivirus included with the suite is horribly and still needs a lot of work
-Netbooster doesn't really do any noticeable increase with your internet connection
-Iolo Technical Support is not reliable as they can't help you (in my experience) with problems with their software on the computer. If you're looking for tech support, iolo is not the place to be.
-Can corrupt your windows 8, 8.1 installation files on your hard disk. Found this out the hard way when trying to do a PC refresh.
-Driver Updater isn't very accurate or efficient.
-Does not fix drive errors permanently (I don't know about you guys but, everytime I do a scan it appears I always have a drive error even if that not a case: and this was on a SSD).

Summary

[Note: I am a former user who paid for IOLO until last year December 2014. I say former because I couldn't afford it afterwards.)

This program can be a hit or miss with users: works either best on some, worse on others. The only thing I can tell you is to have a backup of your system and try it out yourself to see if it works for you and your system.
So far my experiences with it so far were good despite the many cons I listed.
I have tried this on many machines running Windows 7 and 8 in my home.
I only had 1 annoying problem on windows 7 home premium x64 (UI was messed up for some reason; couldn't use the program), and the most severe was on my windows 8.1 gaming laptop (Iolo messed up my windows 8 installation files-that gave me a headache for two weeks).

That said, I will not recommend this product to average users unless they know what they are getting into and have made apropriate backups. While the tools they included in the suite may/can cause future problems in a long run that is your choice to use it or not.
What I actually love and approve of this product was the PROS I listed above.
I had a G750JX Gaming laptop. The improvements made to the active optimization features on the suite really made my gaming experience wonderful. I once removed iolo just to see, and notice a drop in the general performance of my laptop.

The recent under the hood improvements seem to focus on that aspect of the suite which I really like. I believe if they update the rest of the tools found in their suite (which I suspect they have not updated in a long time), and have a dedicated support and feedback forum, this would be one of the great Paid products out there.

Conclusion: Backup your system, trial run it, and give it a spin if you feel like you have enough technical knowledge to risk it.

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1 stars

"Constantly requires my computer to restart"

March 31, 2015  |  By felicidoo

2015-03-31 17:20:37  |  By felicidoo

 |  Version: System Mechanic Free 14.0.1.52

Pros

None. This did not complete installation, as it was constantly requiring me to restart the computer.

Cons

...see "Pros"

Summary

This program downloaded quickly. However, when I tried to launch it, I was prompted to restart my computer. Every time I restarted, the program would repeat the restart request. I was never able to use this program.

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5 stars

"My computer is much faster now."

February 04, 2015

2015-02-04 11:07:22

 |  Version: System Mechanic Free 14.0.1.52

Pros

-easy to use
-works well and has made my computer faster

Cons

-I do not have any at this time

Summary

It is a god product for the price compared to similar software. I was able to save 50% on System Mechanic with a code I found at http://couponcause.com/stores/iolo-coupons/ so that was pretty helpful.

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5 stars

"This program saved me from my wiping drive!"

January 23, 2015  |  By bryan.de85

2015-01-23 15:13:37  |  By bryan.de85

 |  Version: System Mechanic Free 14.0.1.52

Pros

I like how it tells you what the problem is and then below it, It will explain it. I'm not into computers so this was a huge plus!

Cons

None that I can think of.

Summary

I had problems loading my computer and when I did I had so many popups of this file failed etc. I was not able to browse the internet. I tried system restore with no luck. So I put this in my computer and WOW alot of problems poor performance. It went to work I was able to get rid of the stuff that was harming my computer and was telling me what I was doing below. I have tried so many programs but this is above and beyond. Thank you! You will not regret buying/downloading it

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5 stars

"Possibly the best tuneup software I have ever purchased"

November 30, 2014

2014-11-30 10:24:56

 |  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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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 15.5.0.61
Version 15.5 may include unspecified updates, enhancements, or bug fixes.
General
Publisher Iolo Technologies
Publisher web site http://www.iolo.com
Release Date April 04, 2016
Date Added April 06, 2016
Version 15.5.0.61
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory Maintenance & Optimization
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP/2003/Vista/7/8/10
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 50.1MB
File Name SystemMechanic_15.5.0.61.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 3,184,331
Downloads Last Week 2,115
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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