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.
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 184.108.40.206.
System Mechanic uses patented technology to restore speed, power, and stability to your PC. It fixes errors, boosts performance, defends against infections, and proactively prevents problems from reoccurring. This all-in-one solution for complete PC optimization also provides online backup, recovers deleted files, securely wipes data, and includes high-performance triple-certified antivirus protection that won't slow you down. System Mechanic already includes more than 50 tools that work seamlessly to boost speed, fix problems and maximize performance, but new Version 14 includes new technologies that can protect your PC from stability threats more precisely and intelligently than ever before. New LiveBoost Technology. The ability of a computer to respond quickly to the operating system and the programs it runs is based on a critical triangle of components: The Central Processing Unit (CPU), RAM and the Storage Drive. If any of these components are compromised, the entire performance chain is affected. New OptiCore. Maximizes CPU power for important tasks and intensive operations such as games, video, graphics and hardcore multitasking. Most programs aren't designed to share resources, even if they're running in the background or are only used infrequently. Some apps tend to consume so much CPU power that you can't use your PC for anything else while they're running. OptiCore keeps the peace by preventing low-priority programs from creating lags and freezes when more important tasks need to get done. It's optimized for single, dual, quad, 6 and 8 core PCs and reduces lag on Windows 8, 7, Vista and XP. New RAMJet. Automatically maximizes available memory when you need it most. Many programs forget to release memory they've reserved but are no longer using, artificially lowering your available RAM and starving foreground apps from the resources they need to run responsively. This ongoing "memory bleed" can eventually impact the operating system's ability to serve your needs and prevent slowdowns, and the more you multitask the worse it can get. RAMJet automatically recovers trapped memory in real time to help your PC stay at the top of its game. Enhanced AcceleWrite. Optimizes file organization on both solid state drives (SSD) and traditional hard disk drives (HDD). Working deep inside the Windows operating system, AcceleWrite increases the efficiency of how files are written to the drive.
What's new in this version:
New System Mechanic 14 fixes and speeds up your PC, then goes beyond; delivering real-time, focused power to your resource-hungry apps.