I have to admit, I am not a fan of PC tune up software. I have always considered them scare ware. Some of them I have tried in the past claim to find a lot of problems, but do little to fix them. I downloaded iolo technologies System Mechanic with the preconceived notion it would be like the others. I was pleasantly surprised with the System Mechanic.
I have a Dell Inspiron Mini laptop with Windows 7 I have used often. A few weeks ago, I became impatient with my laptop and bought it a new one. My old laptop had become so slow it was taking me forever to do my work.
I am not a tech expert so I appreciated how easy System Mechanic was to download. When I ran the system check, it told me I had a slew of problems, including registry problems. I will admit, this is the part of any tune up system I don't like. In fact, before performing any function with the System Mechanic, I would suggest backing up the computer and registry. Though I didn't have any problems with System Mechanic making my computer worse, it is still a good idea to have a back up.
System Mechanics is compatible with the pre-release of Windows 8, Windows 7, Vista and XP. I was happy to see that I could download the software on a number of our household computers and not just one. I usually won't buy software that I can't use on more than one computer so this definitely makes me more likely to purchase.
The dashboard shows the status of your system, including how much time you have left of the System Mechanic service. Buttons are easy to find and the repair options are simple to navigate with the option of managing each repair separately. In fact, the CRUDD remover, lets the advanced user decide whether or not they want to keep redundant programs.
The first time I ran the system check with the deep analysis, it showed I had a number of problems with my PC. One feature I liked is the chance to review the problem before repairing it. This is helpful in deciding whether or not you really want to remove the problem. On the dashboard on the left side, there is an option of using automated tasks. When enabling these, the System Mechanics with automatically repair registry problems, hard drive errors, and security vulnerabilities as well as optimize startup configuration. I did not enable the automatic features, but I may in the future.
The reports sections shows the history of what has been done along with the dates. The IntelliStatus shows
how much hard drive space and system memory is available and gives you the option of cleaning it up and optimizing it. I liked the reports. I did not have to be a tech guru to understand them.
What I really cared about with System Mechanics is how well my computer ran after installing and running the program. I only tried it for a short time, but I noticed a difference in my computer speed. I am not patient when it comes to slow computers. System Mechanic breathed new life into my overworked laptop. I hope it is still running as good in a few weeks. I didn't find any drawbacks to the program.
I would recommend the program on a 4 out of 5 stars to anybody who has a slow running computer.
System Mechanic Software can be purchased by clicking HERE.
To download a free trial version visit HERE. Trial version includes 7 tools as opposed to 50 in the full version.
iolo System Mechanic was developed in the United States and is manufactured in Los Angeles.
Contest Details: One lucky winner will receive the a product key for the full version of the System Mechanic Software a $39.95 value. At the end of the contest, each entrant who indicates on the entry form they are interested will receive an email on how to access a free trial version. Contest ends 5/30/2012 at 11:59 EST. Contest is open worldwide.
**In accordance with FTC regulations, I received the software at no charge for review purposes. I was not asked to give a positive review in exchange for product. My reviews are honest.
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