I have been asked if I would test and write a review of System Mechanic for PC from Iolo. Normally I don’t like these kinds of products, because I often find them giving me the problem that they promised they would protect me against. However I have been testing the product for a few days and here is my review of System Mechanic for PC.
Installation of System Mechanic
The installation of System Mechanic is very straight forward. The installation only takes up about 30 MB of disk space which I was pleased to see. A lot of these kinds of applications are often very big and demanding when it comes to system resources, but it does not seems to be the case here.
First scan of my test system
Before I installed the program I made a Windows 7 installation on my test environment and installed a lot of crap that I normal don’t install myself, but that a lot of people are tricked in to install (toolbars and other plugins). The first time I ran System Mechanic it wanted me to analyze my system.
There are two options for this. A quick Analyze (1-2 min) and a Deep analyze (5-7 min). I choose the Deep Analyze to see what the system could do for me in about 7 minutes.
When the scan was finished (it took less then 3 min.) I got a status saying that my system status was fair and that it had found 6 problems. I got 2 options to move on. I could just simply click repair all or I could digg in to see what problems the program had found. As the geek I am I did of cause wanted to see what the system had found of problem.
What issues does System Mechanic identified?
When I went to the Dashboard to view the issues I was presented with this list. With this list I was now able to select the issues individually and choose which I wanted the system to fix. I like this option, because it gives me the control on what is an issue and what is a modification I want to keep.
After I had fixed the issues my dashboard turned Green to let me know that my computer was in good health
Conclusion for Review of System Mechanic for PC
System Mechanic is an easy to use tool to keep your computer in good shape, without you having a lot of knowledge about Windows. The program is easy to install and does not take op a lot of system resources like many other of these kinds of products (read: Symantec). You got the option to choose to let the system fix all the problems or to dig in yourself and choose what issues to fix. I really like to have that kind of control over my computer. System Mechanic is not freeware, but is available online for $24.95 at iolo’s Website
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