System Mechanic

System Mechanic

Editors' Rating:
Very good
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Date Added:
April 21, 2014
Free to try (Limited functionality); $49.95 to buy (Buy it now)
Operating Systems:
Windows XP/2003/Vista/7/8
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Editors' review

System Mechanic is a full-featured system maintenance program for your computer that fixes problems and keeps things running smoothly. Through this app, you can analyze your system, identify areas for improvement, and fix errors, all with just a few clicks of the mouse.


Analyze and repair: As soon as you open System Mechanic, you can begin to analyze and repair issues that could be slowing down your computer. Once the initial scan is complete, the program displays a summary of issues detected. It also warns you if you don't have malware protection installed and recommends startup programs that could be eliminated.

Optimization: In addition to managing your hard drive, this app can also optimize your Internet configuration to maximize browsing speed. This can vastly improve your browsing experience and generally increase your productivity and effectiveness.


A little slow: Scans and repairs were completed a little slowly compared to other similar programs. But both were completed thoroughly and successfully, and wait times weren't inconveniently long.

Awkward navigation: The interface offers somewhat awkward navigation, with what seem like extra steps to move from one window to another. But once you get used to the setup, you'll find your way around without too much trouble.

Bottom Line

This is a good, free program for keeping your system running smoothly and for identifying and removing threats to your computer. If you'd like to unlock some of the more advanced features, you can pay for and upgrade to the full version for $49.95. But for users of most experience levels, the free version will work just fine.

Editors' note: This is a review of the trial version of System Mechanic

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    "So far the best Optimizer and fixer for Windows!"

    May 20, 2014   |   By ektorbarajas

    Version: System Mechanic


    Version 12.7 is very powerful, with several individual tools to fix, optimize and maintain your computer. It also has a general system check and overview, the default options are ok and the user as to do nothing but just follow the instructions of the wizard: analyze, review the findings (optional) and apply the repairs/suggestions from system mechanic.

    I found that this default method works great, even better than other similar tools.

    If you are an advanced or geek user, you may want to enable more (if not all) the "Automated tasks" which basically means to manually enable the "registry defragmentation" and the "repair hard drive errors", both options when enabled display a popup window showing that System Mechanic will trigger such features as needed, and that it may imply that sometimes the windows boot time may take longer.

    I activated both options so that also system mechanic automatically take care of them


    I've found none so far, but some tools could be improved, for example, the "advanced uninstaller" is just a simple program uninstaller, it would be great that the program also do a safe and deep clean of leftovers (since System Mechancin registry and file cleaners works great, there should be no issue).

    Another feature that is missing and could be great to add (and that similar tools already have) is a program deactivator, that you can deactivate a program and when windows boots and loads, the program and it's files and services are not loaded, but when you manually open that program, that System Mechanic enables it with all the necessary dependencies, then when you close the program that System mechanic with 30 secs or 1 minute to disable the program again


    It has it's own disk defragmenter and optimizer among a feature called "AcceleWrite", Iolo claims that when both features are enabled, windows will boot and perform better... and that is 100% true!

    I'm really impressed with this neat software.

    My two computers are faster and more stable! I even uninstalled my paid Perfect Disk defragmenter, and System Mechanic drive defragmenter and optimizer works way better!

    If you want to get the most of your computer you should install this software AND make sure to uninstall any third party defragmenter.

    Hands down this is the best tool to fix, optimize and maintain your Windows system, I've tried TuneUp utilities, Advanced SystemCare, Cloud System Booster, 360amigo, Glary Utilities, etc and none of them give the stability and performance of system mechanic.

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