System Mechanic Free

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Enormous difficulties!"

    January 20, 2013  |   By rethgit

    Pros

    Worked great in the first few days.

    Cons

    I have an HP Windows 7 (64) that is about a year old. Today I ran the Total Repair function with my System Mechanic Version 11 that I purchased about week ago. There were a couple of minor items that need to be fixed according to the anaylysis provided me by SM. After SM was finished, so was my computer. Since I ran this fix it prfunction---I get multiple messages stating that this can't be open and that can't be opened. One of the things I can't open is SM. I tried a system restore 2 times and that didn't work. I tried to delete SM and that is not possible it didn't show up as a program. I downloaded a free version of the same program I purchased think that perhaps during installation that the new download would correct the SM software on my computer that was holding me hostage. Wrong! I could not install the new SM... I looked for help ... but all they offer is a email.... tell us what is wrong... DUH! Guess what I can't open their response because my emails won't open.

    Summary

    My computer was working perfectly before I used the Total Repair function that is one of the features of SM. In my opinon, "Fix It All" software doesn't exist. I am now confronted with the decision to reinstall the original software or take my computer to a repair shop. System Mechanic was purchased to repair my computer and it destroyed it. All the awards at the bottom of SM's advertising telling you how great SM is ... are ... not accurate... based on my experience. My other computer has had problems with SM also... Foxfire wouldn't work after running SM. I had to delete Foxfire, and then reinstall it before I could get it to work... If you have serious computer problems...go buy a new one --- they are cheap these days... products like this bear a resemblance to the traveling medicine salesmen in days gone by...."Got an ailment... well, if you drink my Miracle in a Jar... Doctor Johnston's Cureall... your cold will disappear- it will heal your broken leg - also works great for typhoid fever and tuberculosis." Don't buy this System Mechanic Professional 11 ...you will be sorry. Don't believe those recommendations at the bottom of their web site's home page.
    My next computer will be an Apple... I had it with all this Windows misery....buy a new computer and it is a constant battle to keep it running....

    Updated on Jan 20, 2013

    I did not post a review of this product before this one. Don't understand.

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