System Mechanic 14.5

System Mechanic 14.5 15.5

An optimized computer is a happy computer

System Mechanic promises a lot. Improving performance, fixing errors, defragmenting your hard drive, and speeding up your internet connection. It’s a hefty utility really works, breathing new life to older computers. View full description

PROS

  • Comprehensive tests
  • Fixes hidden errors
  • Increase performance and speed

CONS

  • Advanced tools can be confusing
  • Technical for novice users

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System Mechanic promises a lot. Improving performance, fixing errors, defragmenting your hard drive, and speeding up your internet connection. It’s a hefty utility really works, breathing new life to older computers.

Finding problems other programs don’t

System Mechanic scans your computer and offers solutions. The most common problems will be disk defragmentation, unwanted startup programs, and registry repair.

LiveBoost monitors your computer, focusing on maximizing performance based what you're doing. If you start working in Photoshop or start gaming, System Mechanic recognizes the program and optimizes system performance for it.

Internet Security recognized that I already had Comodo Firewall and avast! Antivirus installed, displaying these programs.

PowerTools is a set of utilities that perform specialized tasks. There are also privacy tools that can securely delete files.

A second life

Trying to run any type of photo or video editing software and the computer slowed down dramatically.

After running System Mechanic it found a lot of errors in my computer. A big one was how badly my hard drive was fragmented. I also found that my registry had a lot of errors, even though I use CCleaner to fix registry errors periodically.

After the first optimization, my computer ran much smoother. It was more responsive and opened programs much faster. LiveBoost keeps the system running at optimal speed for any task.

System Mechanic also runs in the background and it was surprising to see a minimal impact on system resources.

Worth the purchase for older computers

System Mechanic’s optimizations have a noticeable positive impact on performance. The standard tools offer all your needs, but the advanced Toolbox features can offer even more customization if you’re willing to learn about each one.

You don’t have anything to lose by trying System Mechanic on an older computer. The in-depth tests the program runs finds and repairs many problems you didn't know you had.

User reviews about System Mechanic 14.5

  • waltercolquitt

    by waltercolquitt

    "Promises protection but doesn't deliver"

    For the last five months, System Mechanic has reported: "Unable to connect and update virus and spyware definitions... More.

    reviewed on July 15, 2015

  • Queston Peel

    by Queston Peel

    "keeps all my computers running perfectly. "

    System mechanic is the main stay of my computing housekeeping.. keeps all my computers running perfectly. . More.

    reviewed on September 16, 2014

  • Chuckg

    by Chuckg

    "A very remarkable computer tool."

    I have been using System Mechanic for several years and my 10 year old computer still functions well. If that's not rea... More.

    reviewed on January 15, 2014

  • Kevin Schuler

    by Kevin Schuler

    "System Mechanic has all of the tools to make your computer new again."

    I love it. It helps my computer run freely and fast. It runs in the background and doesn't slow things up! Lots of tools... More.

    reviewed on December 13, 2013

  • phil.hill.5283

    by phil.hill.5283

    "System Mechanic is the only system maintenance software you need."

    I have now been using System Mechanic Pro since 2004 and find it a real asset. I simply have it setup to keep the syste... More.

    reviewed on December 12, 2013

  • kramium.uziel

    by kramium.uziel

    "Has extensive features & happy with it"

    Pros: Very satisfied with the extensive features & ease of use / navigation. Quite handy when maintaining the regis... More.

    reviewed on December 1, 2013