System Mechanic Free User Reviews

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  • 5.0 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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  • 1.0 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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  • 1.0 stars

    "Can't give a lower rating"

    November 9, 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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