System Mechanic

System Mechanic

Average User Rating:
3.3
out of 952 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    5.5a
  • Total Downloads:
    2,844,533
  • Date Added:
    April 29, 2005
  • File Size:
    41.45MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    7,593
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP

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  • Current Version

    3.3

    out of 67 votes

    • 5 star 26
    • 4 star 12
    • 3 star 6
    • 2 star 4
    • 1 star 19
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    3.3

    out of 952 votes

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5 stars

"takes too many free products to equal what the small cost is of this one"

June 03, 2006  |  By mthorse2002

 |  Version: System Mechanic 5.5a

Pros

puts a lot of usefull and intuitive features into the hands of everything from beginners on up. Easy to use. one of the very few products out there that I will spend money on to keep current on. If the 30 day free trial doesn't convince you of it's worth, you really aren't keeping your system as clean and functional as it can be. Version 6 rocks and not sure why it's not available from this site yet.

Cons

would like to see a faster load up for the programs is all.

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5 stars

"The best!"

May 23, 2006  |  By download-junkie

 |  Version: System Mechanic 5.5a

Pros

This has to be one, if not the most, best program out there. It has everthing (all-in-one) anti-virus/spy/adware, cluter remover, speeds up your pc, protects it, everything you need is in this program. If you want a better, faster and more safer computer, then I would highly recommend this!

Cons

Well, it aint free. But I guess a 30-day trial is better than nothing!

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5 stars

"Wow Great!"

May 23, 2006  |  By matbowls300

 |  Version: System Mechanic 5.5a

Pros

Wow This is a must get program I must say! Althoguh Download.com Still hasent updated to 6.0 you must get this program! Yea, Sometimes its slow at scanning and stuff But it does a Great job

Cons

No cons.

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4 stars

"System Mechanic 6.0s - Great Program after some tweaks."

May 21, 2006  |  By dmadman

 |  Version: System Mechanic 5.5a

Pros

This program is great for medium to advanced users. It runs flawlessly after you have eliminated many conflicting and duplicate programs you might have running. System Guard tells you when a module should be run. Keeps a nice tight and clean running computer without alot of fuss and a slew of programs. (except initial set-up). Co-exists with Norton System Works, Zone-Alarm Pro. And most Anti-virus and spyware programs I have used.

Cons

It took me some time to figure out that programs where competing for somewhat duplicate or similar tasks tasks. I had to Kill or uninstall some programs that preformed duplicate tasks. I found I had to create a black and white list of my programs so that the repairs/optimizations of System Mechanic would not be negatively impacted. Its not an install and go if you have programs installed since System Mechanic has so many modules in one package. Decisions on when to use quick or deep clean options. Deep cleaning in some modules use alot of system resources denying you use of the computer until the task is finished. I belive the Drive Medic program deletes System Restore points. Spyware module is good but after the fact. Stayed with Pest Patrol or Windows Defender-Beta that run in realtime. Iolo's Website has an On-line scanner. It finds non-existant problems and tells you to purchase System Mechanic, not knowing you already own it. When you go back and try to locate the problems the on-line scanner found, they don't exist. However I have found this 'marketing' technique on many other programs.

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5 stars

"Excellent"

May 17, 2006  |  By Professor_NEGATIVE

 |  Version: System Mechanic 5.5a

Pros

Version 6 is totally excellent.

Cons

No cons as yet.

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1 stars

"Good for BELOW average Users -- Otherwise AVOID IT!"

April 29, 2006  |  By Sparky_666

 |  Version: System Mechanic 5.5a

Pros

Great for BELOW-average NON-technical users who don't care about configuration options, performance or maintenance (like defragging for example). This is the program for you if all you want to do is install it and blindly follow what the "Guru's" suggest.

Cons

System Mechanic is NOT very in-depth with problem notifications. For example, if you have "unknown" registry entries you will be notified that certain registry values have been identified as "potentially harmfull" but will NOT be told what those values are. As far as EVER knowing specifically what a "potentially harmful registry entries" is you will need to know how to use something ELSE like "Regedit" (which is a Windows utility) to actually see those entries -- System Mechanic will NOT tell you!

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And forget it if you have an ATI TV card with PVR software functions that are loaded at Windows startup (mine is a ATI "HDTV Wonder" card). System Mechanic will disable your PVR functionality nearly every time it runs! I can't say about Hauppague or any of the others but if PVR functions are enabled on systems with those cards & software then I suspect System Mechanic will also "disable" those software PVR abilities too!

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For average to experienced users, you will NOT be happy with this. It's not very flexible with configuration options. It's also NOT specific enough with notifications when problems are "detected." The overall work that it does is good but if you are going to install it on your system then you are placing your system blindly in their/it's control (rather pompus if you ask me). General advice: AVOID THIS UNLESS YOU DON'T CARE ABOUT PERFORMANCE, CONTROL OR SPECIFIC NOTIFICATIONS.

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1 stars

"They ought to sell used cars"

April 28, 2006  |  By akatie

 |  Version: System Mechanic 5.5a

Pros

They wrote me everyday to highlight its features.....?

Cons

It told me my system had parasites and spyware. Upon running two very credible programs, I found none.

Suddenly the program didn't show them either.

I found it rendered my system very unstable, so I uninstalled it. After I uninstalled it, I could not find my A, D, E and F drives, amongst other things, that the earlier version of FREE Anvanced Windows Care was able to fix for me.

I didn't appreciate the program telling me things were going on in my system, that I know are not, because I keep my system clean.

I felt like I was dealing with snookermen.

The program is bogus.

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4 stars

"It's real good with a ton of features"

April 23, 2006  |  By merlot_1

 |  Version: System Mechanic 5.5a

Pros

Also comes with 30 day trial

Cons

Too slow for me...I like something faster

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5 stars

"The best all-around maintainence program."

April 20, 2006  |  By Vorris76

 |  Version: System Mechanic 5.5a

Pros

Gets rid of pretty much any junk file that may cause system problems.

Pretty much User-Friendly.

The file shredder is great!

Cons

You may need to use a seperate Registry cleaner, Adware, and Anti-Virus program to get rid of everything.

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4 stars

"This should come installed in Windows by default!"

April 19, 2006  |  By *LightWarrior*

 |  Version: System Mechanic 5.5a

Pros

This program makes everthing you need to maintain Windows at the best shape.

Cons

The only things i don't like is the fault of a resident memory manager and any flaws in the accurace of any tools.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 5.5a
  • New version 5 Many new tools, features, and improvements.
General
Publisher Iolo Technologies
Publisher web site http://www.iolo.com
Release Date February 21, 2005
Date Added April 29, 2005
Version 5.5a
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory System Utilities
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows 95, Windows
Additional Requirements Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP
Download Information
File Size 41.45MB
File Name SystemMechanic_14.0.1.52.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 2,844,533
Downloads Last Week 7,593
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations 30-day trial
Price $49.95

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