Reviews and Problems with Iolo System Mechanic Premium
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Value for money 8
Iolo System Mechanic 10
4 January 2011
Summary: Verdict: Iolo's System Mechanic 10 is a competent utility that can, in most cases, revitalise your rig. The software is very easy-to-use and doesn’t require any real expertise so it’s great for novices as well as for hardcore users.
Pros: Easy-to-use and intuitive interface, comprehensive repair tools.
Cons: The application will need to restart your PC a fair bit to get its work done, you'll need an Internet connection to activate it.
Summary: System Mechanic 8.5 is more than just a disk and registry cleanup tool. It aims to tune your entire system for peak performance. It will let you optimise just about everything else on your system.
Summary: Can this PC clean-up software save your computer?
Pros: Noticeable performance boost, Plenty of features, Clear diagnoses, The ease of download and the intuitive dashboards that let even new users quickly navigate through the options are two major pluses for System Mechanic 14. And the summary of each identified problem is a helpful guide that lets users learn about each specific issue rather than having the program just fix everything with no explanation. Of course, the computer's increased performance after the scan is t...
Cons: Takes longer than advertised, Bland design, Unfortunately, System Mechanic 14 took longer than Iolo advertises to perform some of its solutions. I also wondered whether each dashboard could use a bit of help from a graphic designer to create a more updated and enhanced user experience. The separate LiveBoost and System Mechanic dashboards could be confusing for some users who are used to having everything in one place.
Iolo System Mechanic 12.7: nice uilities, real-time drag
16 May 2014
Excerpt: Since back in the day, when Norton's CrashGuard consistently crashed it itself rather than made Windows more stable, I've been skeptical about programs that promise to "improve" Windows in real time. Iolo's System Mechanic 12.7 does nothing to change my mind. In fact, while it offers a nice set of Windows housecleaning utilities, enabling its touted real-time optimization features actually proved a significant drag on overall Windows 8.1 performance.
Summary: It is a fact of Windows life that your computer’s performance will decrease directly proportional to the use to which it is put – much to the delight of those who develop software to remedy this situation