System Mechanic Professional

System Mechanic Professional

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
4.2
out of 134 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    10.1.1
  • Total Downloads:
    96,553
  • Date Added:
    Jan. 14, 2011
  • Price:
    Free to try; $49.95 to buy (Buy it now)

Editors' Review

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This system maintenance program gives you all the tools for ridding your computer of clutter and problematic files.

System Mechanic Professional has a very professional, intuitive user interface. We were able to jump right in and the process required us merely to click the Scan button to find any problems. The program very quickly recognized several registry, memory, and startup issues with our system. We liked that the program gave us the option of viewing and manually selecting the problems we wanted to fix before proceeding. A wizard is offered with almost every repair to walk you through the process. We half expected to receive a trial limitation message preventing us from fixing all of the found problems, but that proved not to be the case. Our registry and memory errors were removed, and our memory was optimized. The program offers its own Internet security options, but it worked well with the antivirus and firewall programs we already had installed on our computer.

A built-in Help feature is available should you need it. Updates are available for immediate download, but other than extending the trial period, we can't think of any changes we'd make to the program. Novice users should beware of any program that alters your registry, but more experienced users will appreciate this comprehensive optimization program.

 
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  • Current Version

    4.6

    out of 14 votes

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    • 4 star 3
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    • 2 star 1
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  • All Versions

    4.2

    out of 134 votes

    • 5 star 87
    • 4 star 21
    • 3 star 3
    • 2 star 6
    • 1 star 17
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4 stars

"Great Utility"

June 09, 2011  |  By viking33

 |  Version: System Mechanic Professional 10.1.1

Pros

recommended

Cons

none as of this date

Summary

Just a word of support for IOLO System Mechanic Pro.
I have used this program for many years and through many versions.
I endorse it for it's ease of use and safety, for advanced users
and beginners.

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5 stars

"It's The BEST!"

June 09, 2011  |  By lynnereaton

 |  Version: System Mechanic Professional 10.1.1

Pros

I can't say enough good things about it. It is fast, simple to use, keeps my computer running fast and has fixed many minor errors. All this and a price that is fair and hard to beat! It is definitely worth every penny!

Cons

None that I have found

Summary

Buy it - you won't regret it!

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5 stars

"CAREFREE COMPUTING"

May 22, 2011  |  By johnmoffat14

 |  Version: System Mechanic Professional 10.1.1

Pros

System Mechanic 10 Pro keeps your computer running as if it was brand new.

Cons

I can find no faults with System Mechanic 10 Pro

Summary

I have just upgraded to System Mechanic 10 Pro and this program is a worldbeater. I was fortunate to obtain System Mechanic 6 a few years ago through a computer magazine. I was astounded by the features of the program, fix registry problems, defrag quickly, clear out clutter, speed up my computer and much more. And it just got better over the years, I just could`nt help but have System Mechanic on my computer, what other program analyses your computer and fixes it with the click of the mouse, keeping your computer running as if it were new? Yet System Mechanic 10 Pro has gotten even better by adding Antivirus, Spyware, Search and Recover and Drive Scrubber programs to it`s long list of features. With System Mechanic 10 Pro your getting so many programs in one simple to use package for for the price you would normally pay for one program.

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5 stars

"The Little Red Mechanic's Box That Could!"

May 13, 2011  |  By capsursea

 |  Version: System Mechanic Professional 10.1.1

Pros

Unlock your computer's potential with this easy to use, impressive program that will make your laptop or desktop fast and responsive. The number of features of his program will more than satisfy your need for speed.

Cons

I could not find any faults with the program.

Summary

It was the year 2000. . .

Those of us who tired of computer hang-ups, slow performance and irritating loss of memory were surprised by a then new program with a Little Red Mechanic's Box for a logo that promised to speed up our computers. It's funny that today's new laptop computers have more RAM than we had on our laptop's hard drives back then. The loss of any memory or the accumulation of junk files on those small hard drives made the machine slow, especially as new, larger programs started to take up more room.

When we installed that Little Red Mechanics Box Logo program we were in for a big pleasant surprise. Pushing a "Remove Junk Files" tab brought into play a tough looking janitor with an industrial size broom and presto! Your junk files were removed. The register cleaner and organizer, the duplicate files remover and other features were not only fun to watch as the program did it's magic, but the most impressive part was that your computer really became faster.

The years have passed and the The Little Red Box That Could became more sophisticated as our machines demanded more care. So too did Iolo and System Mechanic. Today's product; the System Mechanic Pro, or whatever version you buy is the best thing you can do for your family's and your own computer. Some of us are nostalgic and miss that burly guy with the broom; however, what we don't miss is the mess many programs leave inside our laptop and desktop computers. Those of us that have System Mechanic don't suffer viruses, obsolete file storage or register issues. If you have it - good for you! You know what I'm writing about. If you don't have it then you don't have a fast, clean, virus free and efficient computer. Try it out and take it for a spin on your machine - you'll be surprised.

If you paid so much money for that machine. . . why keep it running below its potential?

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5 stars

"Excellent for Vista Home Premium"

April 22, 2011  |  By defense4153

 |  Version: System Mechanic Professional 10.1.1

Pros

- Security optimization tool disables null sessions
- "Intellistatus" identifies any malicious processes currently running
- Defrags RAM, Hard Drive, and Registry
- Removes broken shortcuts and registry entries for deleted files

Cons

- Defrag tool does not defrag "system volume information" files larger than 500MB
- Performance tools run much slower than dedicated freeware
- Boot-time defrag may or may not actually run
- Gives little information on malicious detections

Summary

Fix registry errors, delete junk files, defrag ram, hard drive, and registry, back up the registry, optimize security settings, remove broken shortcuts, wipe deleted file traces, recover deleted files....
It does everything short of making you breakfast in bed.

I recommend Piriform's Defraggler and CCleaner in combination with this performance suite. Defraggler's "Quick Defrag" option does virtually the same as SM Pro's defrag feature, but in a tenth of the time spent. Getting CCleaner is also a good idea, as SM Pro seems to passively obey it's exclusion rules for cookies and browser sessions.

As I mentioned above, the Intellistatus tool works exceptionally well for identifying malicious processes on your computer, but it does not offer you any specific information on where it came from or what it's doing. Fortunately, however, SM Pro's security optimization tool fixes security settings that've been altered by malware, greatly limiting the amount of damage malware can do to your PC and accounts. MalwareByte's will remove just about anything that intellistatus flags as malicious, so it's a worthwhile tool to keep as well.

iolo DriveScrubber, iolo System Shield, and iolo Search & Recover are also included with SM Pro. System Shield is a performance hog and only really helpful until the first time you run SM Pro's security optimization tool (unless you're constantly being infected by viruses). DriveScrubber helps clean away old deleted files, while Search and Recover helps you restore files that you haven't already wiped with DriveScrubber. If you're going to get SM Pro, I suggest keeping those two just for the sake of having them.

Overall, an excellent alternative to performance-killing suites like AVG and Norton when you couple it with the freeware version of MalwareBytes'. It has it's flaws, but they are insignificant compared to the sheer thoroughness of this program. It packs a lot of tools into one toolbox and does a lot that other packages simply won't do for the same price. I HIGHLY recommend this for Vista Home Premium users, but not without adding the three lightweight pieces of freeware I also mentioned in this review.

For under $30 you simply won't find another program that does as much for your PC's performance and security as System Mechanic Professional. Also, for every year of service you renew, iolo extends your initial 3-PC license to 2 additional computers. You wont find another suite on the market that disables those dreaded null sessions and can be installed on 3 PC's for the same price as a pair of pants.

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5 stars

"Long time satisfied user"

March 04, 2011  |  By lh4x4

 |  Version: System Mechanic Professional 10.1.1

Pros

Very easy to use. There is a comprehensive amount of tools compared to other utility programs. No hassles when a computer hard drive gives up and the software is reinstalled without any question that the license is not over subscribed.
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Cons

I have never had an issue.

Summary

For many years prior to retiring, I built white boxes for my family and friends. Now that I am retired, I kept the supply that I had built up. System Mechanic has kept them running like the day they were fired up.

I have 9 computers running System Mechanic Pro now.

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4 stars

"This Works"

March 02, 2011  |  By deerslugoh

 |  Version: System Mechanic Professional 10.1.1

Pros

Really will bring back to life slow PCs. All of the tools work really well except the virus protection.

Cons

virus protection has some glitches

Summary

I reall like System Mechanic. really does work. It is a little tricky to get used to, but it will speed up a PC. My advice is to install this on a new PC. I put this on my laptop over a year ago and the laptop runs like a top. don't wait untill you have issues. I put this on some older desktops and it brought them back to life. They ran like when they were new or at least at 90% of what they were. One of them was a Gateway running XP that was built in 2002. It was amazing what it did for it. you may have to scan a few times and defrag a couple of times but if you keep at it you can get your PC back in shape. Remember this is a time intensive job and could take up an whole evening.

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2 stars

"Regretfully, I wasted my money"

February 06, 2011  |  By dhitchcock6

 |  Version: System Mechanic Professional 10.1.1

Pros

The program seems to basically work but does no more than many of the free programs out there. If you are computer savvy, you don't need this, if you aren't, you should stick with one of the free ones offered on the Download.com site.

Cons

Absolutely NO Customer support.

Summary

I had problems with my computer freezing up after I installed this program. The only customer support was by e-mail, which took 4 days to get a response, and I was told that the problem was with Windows Vista and not System Mechanic Professional, so they advised me to remove some of my windows components, but they failed to tell me HOW to do it! I thought this was strange since I didn't have any real problems prior to the installation of their program. IOLO programs should be avoided as they seem to just want to scam you out of your money by holding your computer hostage until you pay them extra for live customer support.

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4 stars

"Has many features not found in more exp/products"

January 30, 2011  |  By MobiusPrime

 |  Version: System Mechanic Professional 10.1.1

Pros

Easy to use as it should be for us neophites.

Cons

A bit slow to boot up, but worth the waite.

Summary

I have found that i out performs othe rregistery fix software.
and the Publishersare working all the time to provide up-grades.

Alan

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5 stars

"Good value. Easy to use."

January 22, 2011  |  By criadaddy

 |  Version: System Mechanic Professional 10.1.1

Pros

Keeps my system running smoothly.

Cons

None that I have found so far.

Summary

Easy to use, economical security.

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General
Publisher Iolo Technologies
Publisher web site http://www.iolo.com
Release Date January 14, 2011
Date Added January 14, 2011
Version 10.1.1
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory Maintenance & Optimization
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows
Additional Requirements Internet Explorer 6.0 with Service Pack 2 or later
Download Information
File Size 95.98MB
File Name SystemMechanicPro_12.7.0.62.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 96,553
Downloads Last Week 308
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations Not available
Price $49.95

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