System Mechanic

System Mechanic

Download Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
3.3
out of 953 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    8.5.2
  • Total Downloads:
    2,874,438
  • Date Added:
    Jul. 09, 2008
  • Price:
    Free to try (30-day trial); $49.95 to buy
  • File Size:
    41.45MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    8,057
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:

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. The app has additional tools for removing spyware and for defragmenting your hard drive, eliminating the need for multiple utility programs. There is an undo function that restores your system to its previous state, but its 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.

The bottom line, however, is that 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

    3.3

    out of 68 votes

    • 5 star 27
    • 4 star 11
    • 3 star 4
    • 2 star 7
    • 1 star 19
  • 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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1 stars

"There's better programs out there!!!"

August 23, 2010  |  By colinh25

 |  Version: System Mechanic 8.5.2

Pros

None that i could see.

Cons

it slowed down my computer, it erased all my desktop icons, half the programs on my computer stopped working (lucky that my system restore point worked or i would of had to reinstall my OS from scratch)

Summary

this is a bad program, i don't recommend it to no one. Norton utilities (39.99$) or ccleaner (free) are very good programs that actually work and make a very noticeable difference.. go with one of those and your computer will be happy (just like mine, i promise) :)

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5 stars

"Great for automatically maintaing your pc"

May 11, 2009  |  By truenova

 |  Version: System Mechanic 8.5.2

Pros

Easy. Good Value. ActiveCare. Great assortment of tools. It Works

Cons

Menu is confusing if you want to do more than use the main scan and repair feature. More details on problems would be nice

Summary

Easy to set up and configure. The main tool of System Mechanic is easy to access on the main screen allowing you to run an analysis whenever you feel it?s necessary, also you can easily repair all detected problems or choose what problems to fix individually. The best feature in this version of System Mechanic is the improved Activecare that has had its configuration options greatly improved. They have provided many options on how to schedule active care to run in the background, such as only between certain hours, or not to run if processor use is over a certain percentage. And best of all it does not use any system resources when running silently in the background. It?s also a great value because it can run on 3 pcs with one licence. So I am able to run it on the other 2 pcs I take care of for my less computer savvy family members and it keeps their registries clean and temp files from overflowing without me having to check on them every week. As an added bonus it provides an assortment of tools to see your computers health like the hard drive status monitor I just found today. That brings me to System Mechanics only downside, many of the tools are buried in the menus and hard to find plus many details of what it finds in the scans are difficult to see unless you run that categories separate utility that goes more in depth on findings. But if you are willing to put some effort into digging through the menus there are lots of interesting utilities bundled in. Overall I think it?s a great value for the cost and am happy they brought all these features together into one utility and allow you to have it run silently in the background and forget about it.

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4 stars

"Does the Deed"

May 06, 2009  |  By plcard

 |  Version: System Mechanic 8.5.2

Pros

One click operation is the fantastic. You can set it to do the tasks auto or manual saving a lot of time.

Cons

It can be confusing. For example I've used SM for many years and still do not know how to use the duplicate file operation.

Summary

This program has change drastically over the years. The speed of digging more memory out, cleaning files, as well as the registry and safety have improved. Speed is the most noticeable changes over the years I have seen in performing various tasks. Now, if I could just figure out that blessed duplicate file part, I would be a happy camper.

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5 stars

"Incredible"

May 06, 2009  |  By craigun

 |  Version: System Mechanic 8.5.2

Pros

So much better then Tune Up Utlities, Advanced System Care and Auslogics Boost Speed. Easy to use and a price of only $20

Cons

Requires reboots often, but it's really not a problem!

Summary

TRY IT!

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4 stars

"Excellent Especially if you accidently delete ur photos"

April 27, 2009  |  By rumager

 |  Version: System Mechanic 8.5.2

Pros

Everything! DiskScrubber will really delete the files that you thought you have delete and speed up you system but make sure you have good back-ups of photos and files (CDs). S & R is a charm! Son acc. deleted field trip photos on SD Card. Got back

Cons

3 day trial!!

Summary

I bought the software. Emailed them because when you would restart computer it would not restart because of the firewall. 2 weeks before they told me they were working on it and in another 2 weeks they emailed me and said they had an update that would fix it. I fixed it in the first week after emailing them. Thats why i gave it 4 Stars instead of 5. There is really no 5 Star software that I have seen.

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2 stars

"Not a good idea"

April 26, 2009  |  By lagueranyc

 |  Version: System Mechanic 8.5.2

Pros

It will fix registry errors, and clean up junk.

Cons

I upgraded to 8.5 thinking it could only get better.. and it didn't. The previous versions were much better. It took out my AVG firewall, and the newer version does not have the pop up blocker, which was one of my fav features.

Summary

I does clean up your computer, but it may consider other programs, like AVG, junk, and it damages them. Get it on Ebay, so you're not wasting too much of your money.

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5 stars

"AMAZING program!!!"

April 24, 2009  |  By darknightz0117

 |  Version: System Mechanic 8.5.2

Pros

It's the best out there. I love my computer even more now. EXCELLENT program. Highly recommended.

Cons

Sometimes, my computer won't respond, but that's because it's running a deep scan. Wait a minute or two.. and I'm back on and ready to rock and roll.

Summary

This program is absolutely the best there is. I highly recommend it. For 40 dollars, I can keep my computer nice and running for three years. It's a wonderful program. Simple, and easy to use.

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4 stars

"not the best pc fix"

April 16, 2009  |  By hotballs30

 |  Version: System Mechanic 8.5.2

Pros

it almost a all in one program

Cons

network tweaking messed up my wireless network so i couldn't watch videos needs a better registry cleaner and need to stop defrag thed registry every time i turn my pc on/ restart

Summary

if your not on a wireless network then your fine with the but if you are on one i would look else were

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5 stars

"great product"

April 12, 2009  |  By adi mehta

 |  Version: System Mechanic 8.5.2

Pros

It is great product

Cons

IT IS A GREAT PRODUCT

Summary

I HAVE USED S.M 6/ 7 / AND AT PRESENT IAM USING THERE LATEST VERSION,8.5, PREVIOUSLY, I HAD LOTS PROBLEMS, BUT 3 LAPTOP, ARE WORKING ON 32BIT VERSION AND 2 SYSTEMS ARE WITH 64BIT O.P SYSTEM,IAM FROM INDIA, AND I FEEL SINCE THE TIME IHAVE STARTED USING S.MECH. ALL MY PROBLEMS ARE RESOLVED. I GIVE THEM A 5 STAR RATING.

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5 stars

"Best Software for fixing your slow computer"

April 11, 2009  |  By suejoe388

 |  Version: System Mechanic 8.5.2

Pros

It is so easy to use and very effective on fixing alot of common problems that slow down your computer. I have looked at a lot of software and none have worked as well as this one.

Cons

So far I can not find anything I don't like about it.

Summary

This is the best software I have found for fixing my old computer. There is nothing I have found that I don't like . It is very easy to understand and use , it is very effective and I learned a lot about what was slowing down my computer. We were so frustrated with our computer that we were going to buy a new one , but I went and downloaded the trail software and was so impressed that I ordered it right away . And now my computer runs like new. Thank You Iolo for System Mechanic.!!!

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 8.5.2
Version 8 has 100% automatic PC tuneup creates no system drag, a new registry optimization tool removes RAM-eating bloat before final defrag, real-time hard temperature reporting alerts you to potential problems, and the software's interface now inherits your Windows Vista theme for an integrated look and feel.
General
Publisher Iolo Technologies
Publisher web site http://www.iolo.com
Release Date July 09, 2008
Date Added July 09, 2008
Version 8.5.2
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory System Utilities
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows, Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows Vista
Additional Requirements Windows 2000/XP/Vista
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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