"No Tech Support, Install Disaster!"0.5 starson by Jefferis Peterson
Pros: Absolutely NONE
Cons: Destroys computer system
Tech support does not respond
Summary: I wanted to speed up my XP laptop and clean it up a bit. I installed the program without the Antivirus component. It gave hundreds of install errors with .exe files being called illegal or failing to install. When I rebooted, my wireless drivers were destroyed. Pop up errors were occurring every where, My only solution was to choose a restore point before I attempted the install. This product isn't just worthless, it is absolutely dangerous. 2 weeks waiting for tech support to reply... I'm returning the product.Recently I did a complete system reinstall, switching from XP Home to XP Pro on a brand new hard drive. I installed ONLY iolo System Mechanic including their Anti-Virus software and no other registry, spyware, or anti-virus programs. Whether is was XP Pro or starting from scratch, Sys Mech 9.5 now runs much better and I'm not seeing problems so far. It's background process runs 133,000 K for all services including tray, antivirus, and firewall. That seems rather high. I upgraded to 1 Gig of Ram for my system so I can handle it. There has to be a better solution...
Updated on Jan 21, 2010