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System Mechanic

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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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    out of 949 votes

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    • 4 star: 139
    • 3 star: 67
    • 2 star: 63
    • 1 star: 276
  • Current version:

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Amazing Product. Does what it say it will do."

    September 25, 2010  |   By Gregj301

    Version: System Mechanic 9.5.9

    Pros

    Easy to install.
    Works perfectly.
    Easy to understand interface.

    Cons

    None. Didn't incur any problems at all

    Summary

    I have a desktop computer that's about ten years old. It runs like a little old lady. I read the reviews and ads for System Mechanic and decided to give it a try. It is an amazing product. It does exactly what it says it will do without creating any other problems for your machine. My ten year old PC now runs like a spring chicken. It really delves into what slows your machine down and fixes it right the first time. I've in the past hired computer experts to come in and straighten things out. This program does all that and more. It's simple, to the point and does the job. Thank you for saving me the cost of a new PC.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Great Maintenance Application"

    September 24, 2010  |   By hacker15

    Version: System Mechanic 9.5.9

    Pros

    Easy to use and configure, fast, updated frequently, appliable to both beginning and advanced users.

    Cons

    Wish it didn't cost so much, but they run reguler 'specials' so the costs are manageable

    Summary

    System Mechanic is easily one of the best, fastest, and easiest maintenance application on the market. I've been using it for the past few years and it beats just about any of the others out there. A super easy to use interface makes it great for those new to computers and, with its advanced features, really useful for those who have 'been around the block' a few times! I highly recommend it for just about everyone who has ever struggled with the sometimes quirky nature of MS Windows, from XP through Vista and, now with version 10 in the way, Win 7. I have it running on all three types and it preforms well on all three platforms. Really useful for Vista, which was a positive BEAR to maintain prior to the System Mechanic install. Great application that's easy to use and frequently updated - what more could you ask for?

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  • 5.0 stars

    "This is it!"

    September 23, 2010  |   By jonathandescostes

    Version: System Mechanic 9.5.9

    Pros

    This software can be intuitively used or fully automated for people that don't want to do it themselves. It's easy on me, easy on my pc, and the only thing it doesn't do is cook dinner...

    Cons

    None whatsover

    Summary

    If you want something that will take care of your computers and will do it well, without creating havoc or going ape on your registry, this is the one. If you want trouble and pain, you should shop for something else.

    This is IT !

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  • 1.0 stars

    "iolo System Mechanic email support only (Useless)"

    September 20, 2010  |   By kirtparker

    Version: System Mechanic 9.5.9

    Pros

    I hear it works fine, if you can install it and if you do not have any problems.

    Cons

    India email support only for products, No phone support, they only know the basics, which means that they can not solve any problems and after they go through the basics, they stop responding to your emails...Useless, could not install, discarded it.

    Summary

    Software would not install on my Microsoft Windows XP system. Do Not Buy Anything from iolo anymore...without customer support that can actually fix problems and software engineers which can actually write programs wtihout problems, their products are useless...

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  • 2.0 stars

    "Slows down your PC instead of speeding it up"

    September 19, 2010  |   By Dronfieldman

    Version: System Mechanic 9.5.9

    Pros

    It carries out repairs to features on your PC in an attempt to speed up the running of the PC, e.g. removes unnecessary software running at system startup.

    Cons

    It frequently runs in the background at the same time as you're using your PC, which slows down incredibly the response from the PC, i.e. instead of achieving its intended aim of speeding up your PC, it actually slows it down a lot of the time.

    Summary

    I downloaded a free limited time trial copy of the software but would definitely not buy the product. Although it performs the functions it aims to perform OK, its analysis of the state of your PC, which is meant to run when you're not using the PC, actually runs when you are using it, totally defeating the object of the product.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "DriveScrubber is basically unavailable"

    September 17, 2010  |   By liederju

    Version: System Mechanic 9.5.9

    Pros

    Nothing yet, but I've only tried to run the DriveScrubber

    Cons

    Drive Scrubber doesn't run off the CD. Customer service told me to burn my own bootable CD following cryptic instructions sent in an email with links to various articles. That didn't work either. I called them back, they sent me the same email.

    Summary

    If you're looking for a drive scrubber, buy a different product. Technical "support" consists of sending you emails with links to articles that may or may not be on point, and require technical knowledge beyond the average user.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Works Like A Dream!"

    September 15, 2010  |   By lindy456

    Version: System Mechanic 9.5.9

    Pros

    I won't pretend I know a lot about computers...probably why my 4 yr old Compaq was getting so slow I was embarrassed when my grown children used it. I tried System Mechanic and IMMEDIATELY my computer was quicker and ran programs MUCH more smoothly!

    Cons

    I love it completely! There may be stuff I do not know, but it has made my computer fun again!

    Summary

    Every time I start my computer, it starts faster and accesses programs more easily. Every day, for two months...now I really enjoy my computer time and have almost forgotten the old routine...start computer...get coffee...click for online...let the dogs out and walk around the yard...sign into ebay...etc. Love it!

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  • 3.0 stars

    "GOOD PRODUCT FOR FIXING PROBLEMS AND FAIR FIREWALL"

    September 10, 2010  |   By rbrtmatthewsii

    Version: System Mechanic 9.5.9

    Pros

    GOOD FOR FIXING PROBLEMS AND SPEEDING UP COMPUTER.

    Cons

    DO NOT LIKE TO HAVE TO REBUY EVERY YEAR. I ALSO HAD PROBLEMS WITH THE ANTIVIRUS--FALSE POSITIVES WITH PHOTO SCREENSAVER MAKER. DID NOT FIND A WAY FOR THE ANTIVIRUS TO IGNORE IT. I KNOW ITS A SAFE PROGRAM.

    Summary

    I QUITE USING THE PRODUCT BECAUSE OF THE FALSE POSITIVES I KEPT GETTING, AND I FOUND FREE TOOLS THAT DO THE SAME JOB INSTEAD OF HAVING TO PAY FOR THIS ONE EVERY YEAR, OTHERWISE A VERY GOOD PRODUCT.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Among the best PC maintenance programs out there."

    September 5, 2010  |   By russell887

    Version: System Mechanic 9.5.9

    Pros

    It has an easy to use interface that doesn't need a lot of know how to use. Great for removing system clutter and repairing registry problems. Many features in this program that can be helpful tools in keeping tabs on your PC's problems.

    Cons

    Haven't had any complaints and have had this program on my PC for over a year.

    Summary

    Overall I'm happy I purchased this product. I like the quick scan feature for finding registry problems and clutter. The tool Box individual tools feature helps find broken shortcuts,finds junk files and much more.Great diagnostics features as well... monitor hard drive status, view system information report, measure internet download speed and track system changes. I've at times found my PC bogged down and running slower than usual after lengthy browsing periods but after doing a scan and removing system clutter and repairing registry problems and whatever else such as registry defrag...Disc defrag....or repairing hard drive errors...my PC boots faster and runs faster and smoother! I've had this program installed for over a year and it hasn't caused me one problem and has corrected thousands.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "System Mechanic is by far the number one utility."

    August 27, 2010  |   By Rowdy Yates

    Version: System Mechanic 9.5.9

    Pros

    it has an easy interface to navigate. it is simple to learn and use. I have used the program for about 4 years now and find it the very best on the market. I would recommend it you all who read these reviews as I do to all my friends and family.

    Cons

    haven't found any yet. it is just too good.

    Summary

    Over the years I have tried many tune up utilities, but after finding System Mechanic there is no other. I rate this the best I have ever used. It is easy to use, the interface is straight forward and informative. I have been using this program for about 4 years now and plan on keeping is as long as they keep producing it. Everyone should try it and see for them self how well it works

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