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System Mechanic

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As with any machine, your PC needs regular tune-ups to maintain peak performance. This virtual toolbox can enhance the speed, safety, and power of your computer with a wide range of functions and an extensive help system.

System Mechanic performs cleanup, optimization, and privacy protection with equal agility. As with similar tune-up utilities, it enables you to clean up your registry, remove junk files, and customize hidden settings to improve performance. Novice users can get all of that done at once or automatically taken care of via the software's ActiveCare feature. The app has additional tools for removing spyware and for defragmenting your hard drive, eliminating the need for multiple utility programs. For example, the Configure Windows Startup tool shows the list of applications and services that automatically start with the computer and allows for disabling or removing them individually. This is a handy tool that replaces the "Software Explorer" part that Microsoft has taken out of the Windows Defender in Windows 7. The program is 32-bit, but it will work with Windows 7 64-bit.

There is an undo function that restores your system to its previous state, but it's hidden in the SafetyNet tab and doesn't allow you to bring back one item at a time. The program also lacks a system profiler, and has problems recognizing some antivirus programs such as AVG and ZoneAlarm. Also, when you do a "Deep System analysis," which can take a while, the process can't be canceled. These problems aside, System Mechanic is one of the most complete, effective, and easy-to-use tune-up utilities we've seen to date.

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All User Reviews
  • All versions:

    3.4 stars

    out of 949 votes

    • 5 star: 403
    • 4 star: 139
    • 3 star: 67
    • 2 star: 63
    • 1 star: 276
  • Current version:

    4.4 stars

    out of 12 votes

    • 5 star: 10
    • 4 star: 0
    • 3 star: 0
    • 2 star: 1
    • 1 star: 1
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  • 5.0 stars

    "Fast and automatic"

    August 11, 2011  |   By orkids20

    Version: System Mechanic 10.5.1

    Pros

    See below!

    Cons

    None that I have found.

    Summary

    WOW... after a few weeks of evaluating System Mechanic I had to upgrade to the purchased product. Why??? System Mechanic automatically maintains my computer. With their Active Care process everything is done. No more scheduling, it monitors my performance and fixes errors. I configure and control the automatic operations from the task pane. Some of the things it does... Cleans and repairs the registry , Defrags and compacts the registry, Streamlines Windows startup, Cleans out unneeded files, Repairs security vulnerabilities, Detects and repair hard drive errors, Defrags hard drives, Defrags the system's memory, and Backs up the registry. Due to lack of room you can go to their web site and see all the other things System Mechanic will do for you.

    I'm not a computer GEEK but these things make my system run without my intervention giving me more time to use my computer instead of maintaining it. That's why I have a computer.

    I also receive helpful PC tune-up articles in my email inbox from iolo and great customer service. And by no means least, the price is right. And for an added bonus, it covers all my computers at home.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "System Mechanic has been my best friend for 3 years now"

    August 10, 2011  |   By Atrau61

    Version: System Mechanic 10.5.1

    Pros

    Fast automated service and no slow down of your computer. Keeps all the junk out of your computer and the registry defragged so you always have a fast computer

    Cons

    I really have no cons for this product.

    Summary

    I got System Mechanic with some software I bought and it was a deal. If I had known what a deal I would have had it earlier. It's difficult to wait for your Windows systems to do some of the things System Mechanic does and System Mechanic does that and more automatically without slowing your PC and it is quite cheap per year for what it does. If you have a PC, you Must have System Mechanic.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "system mechanic"

    August 10, 2011  |   By Ernie White

    Version: System Mechanic 10.5.1

    Pros

    System Mechanic is the best PC utility I wouldn't use anything else

    Cons

    i have no complaints

    Summary

    this is a good product

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Worked well, initially"

    July 20, 2011  |   By bucks27

    Version: System Mechanic 10.5.1

    Pros

    I have used system mechanic for years and found it a good reliable product. But...

    Cons

    Soon after upgrading to v. 10. I lost the interface on the product rendering it unusable. After re-installing several times and following instructions from Iolo the product still didn't work. Iolo ignored all further requests for advice.

    Summary

    This product is a computer fix it product, designed to help you tune up and fix problems with your computer. But when it failed (and it was the only program not working) Iolo wouldn't help me. I bought ver. 10, despite ver. 9 drive scrubber disabling my computer and forcing me to re-install everything. I'm paid up until 2013. Unfortunately a product is only good if it actually runs.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Agood product !"

    July 18, 2011  |   By Plitum

    Version: System Mechanic 10.5.1

    Pros

    It has everything.and you control everything.

    Cons

    None so far.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Super Product"

    July 12, 2011  |   By moondog13

    Version: System Mechanic 10.5.1

    Pros

    Easy to use

    Cons

    Have not encountered any

    Summary

    Excelent product. Delivers what it promises

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  • 2.0 stars

    "Not Impressed"

    July 12, 2011  |   By mcp1959

    Version: System Mechanic 10.5.1

    Pros

    Bundle of attractive services

    Cons

    Horrible driver update program

    Summary

    I downloaded the trial, and while most of the features worked ok, when I used the program to update my drivers system mechanic installed a video driver which displayed in 4, yes, FOUR colors ?!? I had to do a system restore, and started getting BSODs related to my video driver. It caused me a lot of grief and work to get the video driver issued fixed. I can't recommend this product to anyone.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Good Product"

    July 10, 2011  |   By robindj1993

    Version: System Mechanic 10.5.1

    Pros

    Easy to use
    Many tools
    increased speed of my computer

    Cons

    none of i can think of

    Summary

    This is a very good product.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "5 Stars rating"

    June 30, 2011  |   By bodell22

    Version: System Mechanic 10.5.1

    Pros

    Fast and efficient and fixes problems that slow down computers.
    Not only fixes broken links but compacts and fixes registry problems that are complex and too complex for most computer users.

    Cons

    Sometimes it forgets your 14 digit code and they cannot help you without that code so if you are on the road without the written down code "you will be sorry" and out of luck until you get back home. Alos, sometimes repeats the clearing of clutter.

    Summary

    Great deal for the price.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "The very best!"

    June 28, 2011  |   By theseeyes2011

    Version: System Mechanic 10.5.1

    Pros

    This program does everything it says it can and does a "much better" job then any other program of its kind that I have ever used! Very easy to use, love how it updates.

    Cons

    I have been using System Mechanic for some time now, I dont know of any cons.

    Summary

    After using a few different registry cleaners over the years I have never used any that compare to System Mechanic. How I came to choose System Mechanic was funny, I was researching the internet to find the best registry cleaner and every program I went to told me they were the best reg. cleaner. So they compared themselves to the next best which always seemed to be Iola System Mechanic at number 2... it was an easy decision.

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