System Mechanic

System Mechanic

Average User Rating:
3.3
out of 957 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    5.0
  • Total Downloads:
    2,937,393
  • Date Added:
    Dec. 08, 2004
  • Price:
    Free to try (30-day trial); $49.95 to buy
  • File Size:
    46.5MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    9,306
  • Platform:
    Windows
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  • Current Version

    3.4

    out of 45 votes

    • 5 star 25
    • 4 star 1
    • 3 star 2
    • 2 star 2
    • 1 star 15
  • All Versions

    3.3

    out of 957 votes

    • 5 star 406
    • 4 star 141
    • 3 star 67
    • 2 star 63
    • 1 star 280
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1 stars

"came complete with trojan horse."

February 01, 2005  |  By the4chinit1

 |  Version: System Mechanic 5.0

Pros

Some utilities worked alright. Nothing here that you cant get elsewhere and free.

Cons

Trojan name "trojan.java.femad". Lots of problems uninstalling this product. I ran Kaspersky anti virus and removed the trojan. Then I uninstalled System Mechanic (desktop icons gone), It went through the motions and then seized up at the last moment of uninstall. I rebooted then. So I double checked add/remove and it was gone. Then I went into Program files\iolo\system mechanic. The whole program was still there. Had to use a registry progam and overwriter to get rid of this and my system is less stable and buggy. Avoid this program. (I run win98se). Also the defrag is a joke.

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5 stars

"Maintenance Tools everyone should have."

April 18, 2005  |  By shengguan

 |  Version: System Mechanic 5.0

Pros

Every once a while, there will be garbage files in your computer. Those files take up space, this program has the tool to scan your hard drive and delete those useless files. Also the same apply to Windows Registry, to keep your pc running more smoothly or efficiently, you need to clean out those garbage registry entries. There are other many tools available and included in the program. If you want your pc to run efficiently and faster then this program should do the job.

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1 stars

"Trys to be all things to all people and fails"

April 12, 2005  |  By Gilbert_news

 |  Version: System Mechanic 5.0

Pros

Easy to use

Cons

The early version were fast and effective with the exception of the internet tweaks. This version is bloated and still no improvement to the internet tweaks. The author has no clue as to how to optimize broadband. Increasing the Receive window to a huge number is not optimization.

The defrag is archaic in it's approach.

I spent the bucks on this and regret it. I have recently downloaded and purchased Tuneup 2004 and have removed System mechanic.

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1 stars

"WARNING! YOU WILL HAVE TO BUY THIS PRODUCT OVER AND OVER AGAIN"

April 10, 2005  |  By davemartin7777

 |  Version: System Mechanic 5.0

Pros

Yes, you will appreciate Ace Utilities (free lifetime updates) after buying and buying this product. AU has more features also.

Cons

I stated out with version 3, then paid to updated to version 4 now a short time later they introduce version 5 and they want me to buy "upgrade" too??

Plus there is now a pop up banner ad for SM 5.0 EVERY TIME I start my PAID FOR System Mechanic 4

Sure, ever one has the right to make money, but as a consumer, I have the right to maximize my buying power by not purchasing a product that "upgrade$" every few months.

I also notice my System Mechanic 4 has not received ANY updates...what's up with that??

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5 stars

"Great Software!!"

April 09, 2005  |  By justwatching

 |  Version: System Mechanic 5.0

Pros

Beautifuly functional interface, works almost perfectly...

Cons

Read the help file before start using it and be extremely careful when using the tool "Fix registry problems" cause it does not make clear what to securely delete...Hey guys, fix it!!!

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5 stars

"Powerful tool to speed up Windows"

April 02, 2005  |  By etbob1

 |  Version: System Mechanic 5.0

Pros

Lots of options to speed up Windows, reduce number of processes detected by Ad-Aware to speed up your system. Clean up windows registry.

Cons

Easy to do harm to your system until you figure out the best way to proceed. Lets you permanently delete necessary processes. You should disable instead -- option on the far left is "disable". Help is pretty weak.

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1 stars

"Not For ME"

April 02, 2005  |  By d1645d

 |  Version: System Mechanic 5.0

Pros

None I seen

Cons

I have uninstalled this it on one computer and will on the other as it has slowed both of my computers down to a snails crawl! In fact the one I cannot even do anything on yet and it has been 30 mins since it was rebooted.

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5 stars

"it has everything!!!"

April 02, 2005  |  By duonis

 |  Version: System Mechanic 5.0

Pros

this softare has programs like spy swepper,registery mechanic lots of other goog software so instead of downloading lots of diferent programs download this cause enything you want is in there.

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5 stars

"very good product"

March 30, 2005  |  By Socrates5

 |  Version: System Mechanic 5.0

Pros

outstanding design, full of awesome features - they did a great job with a lot of work into this program

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5 stars

"Beats every other utility suite!"

March 27, 2005  |  By davduss

 |  Version: System Mechanic 5.0

Pros

This utility package has more useful tools wrapped up in one place than I've seen in any other utility suite, especially for $50. After using several of the tools, my system returned to a performance level I hadn't seen in a long time, despite faithfully using Norton System Suite, and other utilities. System Mechanic has it all. You get the standard file clean-ups, and registry clean ups, and basic defrag. But it goes further with a deep optimization option available that is different and VERY deep. The registry defrag at boot is unique and very effective. Throw in a spyware blocker, popup stopper, memory tools, windows tweaks, etc. etc., and you don't need another utility...period.

Cons

You still need an antivirus program, and the deep optimization takes several days on a large drive. Fortunately, it isn't something you need to run very often.

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5 stars

"SEXY AND EASY as ever provides help messages"

March 15, 2005  |  By allraoul

 |  Version: System Mechanic 5.0

Pros

HIGHLY RECOMENDED

Cons

COST MONEY TO BUY THOUGH

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General
Publisher Iolo Technologies
Publisher web site http://www.iolo.com
Release Date December 08, 2004
Date Added December 08, 2004
Version 5.0
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory System Utilities
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP, Windows 95, Windows, Windows 98, Windows 2000, Windows Me, Windows NT
Additional Requirements Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP
Download Information
File Size 46.5MB
File Name SystemMechanic_14.5.1.37.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 2,937,393
Downloads Last Week 9,306
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License Model Free to try
Limitations 30-day trial
Price $49.95

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