System Mechanic

System Mechanic

Download Editors' Rating:
4.5
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
3.3
out of 953 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    9.5
  • Total Downloads:
    2,874,438
  • Date Added:
    Jan. 10, 2010
  • Price:
    Free to try (30-day trial); $39.95 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. Novice users can get all of that done at once or automatically taken care of via the software's ActiveCare feature. The app has additional tools for removing spyware and for defragmenting your hard drive, eliminating the need for multiple utility programs. For example, the Configure Windows Startup tool shows the list of applications and services that automatically start with the computer and allows for disabling or removing them individually. This is a handy tool that replaces the "Software Explorer" part that Microsoft has taken out of the Windows Defender in Windows 7. The program is 32-bit, but it will work with Windows 7 64-bit.

There is an undo function that restores your system to its previous state, but it's 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, and has problems recognizing some antivirus programs such as AVG and ZoneAlarm. Also, when you do a "Deep System analysis," which can take a while, the process can't be canceled. These problems aside, 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

    3.1

    out of 36 votes

    • 5 star 12
    • 4 star 4
    • 3 star 7
    • 2 star 3
    • 1 star 10
  • 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

"Do not buy!!"

February 19, 2011  |  By stanorlaski

 |  Version: System Mechanic 9.5

Pros

Has some good features, works silently

Cons

Destroys Homegroup and streaming in Windows 7!!

Summary

Not worth messing with it, there are other solutions that won't trash your registry

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4 stars

"undoubtedly a legendary products for all I need ."

April 10, 2010  |  By MIChanchal

 |  Version: System Mechanic 9.5

Pros

the capacity do all and most effective product ever I use to get any things I want with my PC ,

Cons

this product is effective but not user friendly , and the most disliking things are its licensing procedure , for some country like in southern Asia it is nearly impossible to get online registration and purchasing and the product value is also high.

Summary

I like the products cause it consist all things that a frequent PC user ( learner or advanced ) user need . no doubt this is a legendary product but the disliking things is ;it is so complicated to use and licensing system is nagging . it should be free for the regular user specially for the user in third world country.

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3 stars

"Not sure what to make of it..."

March 28, 2010  |  By davidqtn

 |  Version: System Mechanic 9.5

Pros

It seems able to do a lot - but after everything, I don't see any performance improvements.

Cons

Would like to see more options for the widget on the desktop.

Summary

It seems able to do a lot - but after everything, I don't see any performance improvements. I guess I'm going to have to wait til I have a real problem to see how it works.

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1 stars

"False flag messages, poor support, just troubles"

March 25, 2010  |  By tonguessy

 |  Version: System Mechanic 9.5

Pros

nothing that i can remember

Cons

My previous version said my antivirus was inactive, so i decided to buy the pro version. I suspect they send false flag messages to "convince" people to buy their products.
No decent support available, just computer-generated messages.

Summary

DO NOT buy this junk! I've uninstalled it and reinstalled my old (FREE) antivirus

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5 stars

"Best app, with the best support EVER!"

March 23, 2010  |  By LicioFabio

 |  Version: System Mechanic 9.5

Pros

Clean and straightforward interface, effective tools that can be used in convenient all-in-one sets or individually, and THE best support EVER: highly trained staff, prompt and detailed responses, they show that they do care for the individual user.

Cons

Really: NOT ONE!

Summary

Bottom-line: if you want to focus on productivity, or enjoy your PC without having to worry about maintenance (a feature called ActiveCare runs on the background without impacting performance - at all!) AND if you think an excellent support is mandatory, then there's no other app for you: System Mechanic is simply the best the market can offer, period.

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5 stars

"just fantastic"

March 15, 2010  |  By zakirhr

 |  Version: System Mechanic 9.5

Pros

one button clean up and cure is great tool.

Cons

some explanations near the buttons so to learn more about it

Summary

It is a good product to be used with win 7 as it keeps my netbook running fast and without issues.

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2 stars

"Software is good but customer service is rock bottom."

March 15, 2010  |  By HOHOHOe

 |  Version: System Mechanic 9.5

Pros

Kept my system consistently clean and fast. No slowdown even after months of use. In fact after the first scan and repair, the boot-up was significantly faster.

Cons

Blocked my media streaming to PS3 for no reason. No support from customer service after numerous emails.

Summary

Was good until they blocked my streaming without reason and customer support decided to not support me after numerous emails.
After installing on my Windows 7x64, it somehow blocked my system as a media server. My PS3 which used to be able to stream directly from my PC now no longer able. Messaged customer support, first they gave me a generic reply solution which did not work. (In fact the file they asked me to delete did not even exist in the first place.) Then subsequent emails went unnoticed. Its been 4 months and I have given up on expecting a reply.
Will not extent my subscription nor advice anyone to.

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4 stars

"a very good program"

March 15, 2010  |  By tillybom

 |  Version: System Mechanic 9.5

Pros

easy to use, infomative and fast

Cons

no serious cons except the lack of detailed improvement recommendations

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4 stars

"Found Very Helpful, Speed up Computer+"

March 12, 2010  |  By moron55z

 |  Version: System Mechanic 9.5

Pros

I found it easy to use, especially once I watched the videos, and I am a beginner-intermediate computer user. I liked that I could do it manually or set it for auto. . Now I need to choose whether or not to purchase.

Cons

There were times I was unsure of what I was doing. I would have liked more written explanations of various functions. My uncertaintly about purchasing the product comes from some individual reviews that stated SM can damage your computer,.

Summary

I liked SM and will probably purchase, unless I find more info about how it can damage my computer, or the same functions in a better rated product.

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5 stars

"Great product Very easy company to deal with"

March 12, 2010  |  By wellcott2

 |  Version: System Mechanic 9.5

Pros

Ease of use. Every time I use it when system mechanic has done its thing it is like having a new laptop

Cons

I wish I'd got it sooner

Summary

I particularly like the way it can be set to run automatically and that you can also use it manually. Using it manually gives the user a great sense of satisfaction that they have improved their computers performance.

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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher Iolo Technologies
Publisher web site http://www.iolo.com
Release Date January 10, 2010
Date Added January 10, 2010
Version 9.5
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory System Utilities
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 2000, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows
Additional Requirements Internet Explorer 6.0 with Service Pack 2 or later.
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 $39.95

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