System Mechanic

System Mechanic

Download Editors' Rating:
4.5
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
3.3
out of 953 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    10.5.1
  • Total Downloads:
    2,874,438
  • Date Added:
    Jun. 23, 2011
  • Price:
    Free to try (30-day trial); $49.95 to buy (Buy it now)

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Editors' Review

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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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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    4.4

    out of 12 votes

    • 5 star 10
    • 4 star 0
    • 3 star 0
    • 2 star 1
    • 1 star 1
  • All Versions

    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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5 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 10.5.1
Version 10.5.1 adds 100% automatic PC tuneup and newly expanded Tune-up Definitions with weekly updates from iolo Labs.
General
Publisher Iolo Technologies
Publisher web site http://www.iolo.com
Release Date June 23, 2011
Date Added June 23, 2011
Version 10.5.1
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory Maintenance & Optimization
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows XP
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 to try
Limitations 30-day trial
Price $49.95

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