Editors' Note: The Download Now link will download a small installer file to your desktop. Remain online and double-click the installer to proceed with the actual 18.2MB download.
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.
Fix and Speed Up Your PC! System Mechanic has won 300+ Editors Choice and 5-Star awards since 1998 and is the #1 best selling PC performance software worldwide for good reason. It automatically checks, diagnoses, and repairs your entire system, fixing errors and slowdowns and cleaning out clutter, so your PC operates smoothly, reliably, and with internet speeds up to 300% faster. Enjoy fast, reliable performance - with no computer expertise required! Fully functional trial does everything the full version does! Now with more than 50 features, System Mechanic is precision-designed to restore speed for all nine major root causes of PC slowdown, maximizing your PC's performance in the following critical areas: Faster Windows startup, Faster program launching, Faster program responsiveness, Faster internet browsing, Faster gaming experience, More available RAM memory, No crashes or freezes. System Mechanic automatically eliminates the performance drains that can bring your PC to a crawl, then safely optimizes settings for maximum speed. Regularly updated Tune-Up Definitions from iolo Labs ensure that your PC is protected against the latest threats and system flaws, helping your programs to launch quicker, work faster, and perform with greater reliability. System Mechanic provides complete ease and flexibility to help you speed up your PC no matter what your experience level. One-click Tools such as the PC Accelerator will supercharge your system up to 300% by running multiple performance-enhancing and speed boosting tools at once. Advanced tools such as Startup Optimizer and EnergyBooster give power users the total control they crave to fine-tune their system for absolute maximum performance. Exclusive patent-pending ActiveCare technology automatically and effortlessly fixes and maintains your PC when you aren't using it, so your computer runs like new for as long as you own it.
What's new in this version:
Version 10.5.1 adds 100% automatic PC tuneup and newly expanded Tune-up Definitions with weekly updates from iolo Labs.