"Major regression"on by svegliando
Pros Some tools are actually useful
Cons Slows down your system
Summary Having used System Mechanic since v4, this version is, by far, a step backwards. Not only will it remain in memory consuming RAM, it actually slows down your system. I've tried this on three separate PCs with the same results. Contacting support (online only) resulted in more frustration as the only responses were from an automated system instructing you to download the latest version. Ironically, each time it did this, there was a new update which some may find a benefit. I don't. I think it speaks volumes when there are new releases nearly every day. That said, individually, some of the tools are quite useful. However, I found the best thing for my system was to uninstall this and find something else. Previous versions of this product were actually decent. Something happened with this company and it obviously was not good.
Pros 3 Pack Version only $99
Cons Crashed my system.
Summary Do not install this program on your computer without backing up your entire system. If you are a novice with computers stick to Norton or McAfee.
I installed this product on Windows Home Edition XP and got a blue screen on reboot. Windows must have corrected this error and rebooted itself.
I had previously used Norton for two years and uninstalled Norton before installing this version.
I liked the user interface of the product and it seemed to be doing it's job. I did not notice any problems so I installed System Mechanic Professional on My second home computer using Windows 2000 OS. The install went well but when Windows rebooted after the install the reboot failed and I got a big blue "stop" error screen. Nothing I tried worked. I emailed iolo's tech dept twice and received no reply at all.
The bottom line, I tried a repair install with Windows and that failed. I eventually had to do a complete install losing all my data. Thanks iolo. I am using Norton once again with no problems on both computers.
Use this product at your own risk!
Pros It performs comprehensive works that made me uninstall at least 3 other utilities (registry works, security, and disk maintenance).
Cons It's red, red.
Summary System Mechanics Pro 6 is just like army knives (Swiss one or any others). Works from many sides of your pc to awaken the most of your system valuable resources, heal the wounds caused by junk files, remove traces for security sake,... cmon just look at the menu, it's almost doing everything you need. Talk about interface, it is the most carefully designed software that understand the user needs, very communicative and understandable. I hope the next version will be a free upgrade. It really have everything right in this version 6.