System Mechanic Free

System Mechanic Free

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
3.3
out of 953 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    11.1.6
  • Total Downloads:
    2,874,438
  • Date Added:
    Nov. 08, 2012
  • Price:
    Free; paid upgrade available

Editors' Review

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System Mechanic Free from Iolo Systems is a stripped-down version of much more comprehensive premium tool. However, it offers good basic cleaning and optimizing for Windows systems with seven primary tools: PC Cleanup, Registry Tuner, Startup Optimizer, Memory Mechanic, Drive Accelerator, Shortcut Repair, and Internet Connection Repair. It can back up and save Registry settings and Undo changes with its SafetyNet feature.

When you install System Mechanic, you have the option to install the full or free version; we chose the freeware. But we still had to provide our e-mail address to receive an activation key for the free version. The installation process also involved selecting our Internet connection and an optional PC health desktop gadget. System Mechanic's dashboard-style user interface is slick and up-to-date yet includes some features that require upgrading to the full version, which can be a bit confusing. As always with such tools, the place to start is with a system scan. System Mechanic found problems in three areas, with three additional recommendations. We opened the detailed information, which included some Registry junk, plus a Registry backup. The recommendations involved cleaning up the startup menu and two more options that required upgrading to the paid version. We could repair all problems or selected problems at once, or run each tool individually; we chose the latter option for our first run. The Startup Organizer tool stood out as offering more information than similar tools for helping users decide which programs don't need to run on startup. Once we'd updated the Tune-Up definitions, we ran the Deep Scan (skipping the hard drive error check) and also the clutter remover. The program's IntelliStatus Report feature showed our drives and RAM with optimization choices.

System Mechanic Free delivers on its promise of good, basic system maintenance. Whether you run the one-click feature or individual tools, it can safely clean, tune, and tweak your PC. The full version offers quite a lot more than the freeware, so if you like System Mechanic Free but need more tools, it's certainly worth checking out. But the free version will be a welcome addition to many systems.

 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    4.4

    out of 66 votes

    • 5 star 48
    • 4 star 9
    • 3 star 2
    • 2 star 0
    • 1 star 7
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    3.3

    out of 953 votes

    • 5 star 404
    • 4 star 140
    • 3 star 67
    • 2 star 63
    • 1 star 279
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4 stars

"good product"

September 13, 2013  |  By mzkhan93

 |  Version: System Mechanic Free 11.1.6

Pros

Keeps computer running smoothly
keeps it virus free
saves it from crashes and errors

Cons

hard to load on slow computers
may take time scanning for virus

Summary

overall good product, but i believe they can improve it

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5 stars

"Works so easy and so fast"

May 28, 2013  |  By HappyUser1900

 |  Version: System Mechanic Free 11.1.6

Pros

very good in keeping your pc happy and fast

Cons

sometimes can be slow and not very often you'll get updates but stil 5* software.
hopefully one day we'll have as an app for android/apple

Summary

download it.. try it .. and guaranteed you'll buy it after few days

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5 stars

"a must have"

May 26, 2013  |  By veecee8

 |  Version: System Mechanic Free 11.1.6

Pros

great for newbies to upgrade their old pc or laptop

Cons

none so far

Summary

a must have for those who want their old pc or laptop to perform better and faster

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5 stars

"IT'S AWESOME!"

April 25, 2013  |  By MJT-productuser

 |  Version: System Mechanic Free 11.1.6

Pros

price, ease of use, reliability

Cons

none I've found

Summary

Love this product, it has kept my ancient computer running like new! Easy to use, lots of features.

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4 stars

"Best on the Market"

April 22, 2013  |  By offerPop5162918

 |  Version: System Mechanic Free 11.1.6

Pros

Ease-of-Use

Cons

Wish the hard drive optimizer engine was quicker

Summary

I started using System Mechanic 6 Pro in 2005. Today I use the Premium Edition. Same features as the Pro, with the added feature of registering all my home computers. System Mechanic keeps those computers & their network connections in tip top condition. I have compared the other All In One Tune Up Utilities to System Mechanic over the years. So I can say, from my perspective iolo simply makes the best product out their.

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5 stars

"Wonderful Product"

April 14, 2013  |  By 1catb

 |  Version: System Mechanic Free 11.1.6

Pros

I've used System Mechanic for years and has always kept my system working to peak performance!

Cons

Nothing I can think of.

Summary

I would recommend this product to everyone who wants to maintain their system to it's peak performance!
Wonderful Product!

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3 stars

"Registry cleaning wiped out internet access"

April 07, 2013  |  By wwidmer

 |  Version: System Mechanic Free 11.1.6

Pros

The undo feature works well.

Cons

My laptop is part of a domain when at work. Optimizing/"fixing" the registry disabled wireless internet access at home. Points for their SafetyNet (top right in the red bar) undo which put things back & working. May have been able to manually fix internet connectivity leaving other fixes, but really did not want to fool with it.

Summary



Updated on Apr 7, 2013

interesting - after using the undo feature in SafetyNet a deep analysis system rescan did not come up again with the registry errors supposedly fixed and then "undone" & said system status was good. Then restored the 17 startup programs that I disabled after 1st scan & recommendations & another deep scan resulted in system still being "good"

Updated on Apr 7, 2013

Note: Original system analysis was "poor"

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5 stars

"Outstanding System Maintenance program"

April 06, 2013  |  By slaphappyrhm

 |  Version: System Mechanic Free 11.1.6

Pros

This is easy to install, easy to update, VERY easy to use. This is the best program of its kind I have ever used.

Cons

I have not discovered ANY cons.

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5 stars

"Excellent Product"

March 31, 2013  |  By Carold0825

 |  Version: System Mechanic Free 11.1.6

Pros

I have been using System Mechanic for years and it is the best.

Cons

I have not found any problems

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1 stars

"Awful support"

March 31, 2013  |  By Scanyou

 |  Version: System Mechanic Free 11.1.6

Pros

Ok program until it freezes the computer.

Cons

Program freezes my computer. Support could not solve it over 3 months and then quit responding to me.

Summary

Stay away from Iolo products as they do not support them.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 11.1.6
Version 11.1.6 may include unspecified updates, enhancements, or bug fixes.
General
Publisher Iolo Technologies
Publisher web site http://www.iolo.com
Release Date December 11, 2012
Date Added November 08, 2012
Version 11.1.6
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory Maintenance & Optimization
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 8, Windows XP, Windows, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 2003
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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