Boost your PC performance with this application

System Mechanic is a powerful system utility program suite that enables you to fix computer system issues and speed up your PC. Developed by iolo, this software is its flagship optimization solution which helps prevent various Windows security holes like unpatched codes leaving computers vulnerable to malware. It’s an all-in-one package that contains system-maintenance tools and performance-boosting features.

Lots of choices

This program’s core features focus on improving PC speed and fixing data errors like broken shortcuts and memory leaks. It offers advanced repair tools, as well as an assortment of other helpful cleaning utilities to keep your computer healthy. This PC tune-up application also has both automated actions to help keep your computer stable and clutter-free without your guidance, and real-time features to optimize system settings for any specific task at hand. Thus, you can get smoother streaming, more responsive gaming, and faster downloads and web-browsing.

The software’s interface is user-friendly and easily shows important actions you can do. There are five sections available on the left sidebar menu: Dashboard, Toolbox, ActiveCare, LiveBoost, and Security. The Dashboard immediately displays the Scan Now button, complete with the colored health meter and status update that you can often find in cleaning applications. You have the option to do a Quick Scan or a Deep Scan. Once it’s complete, all the issues found are listed and you can take action one-by-one or repair them all at once.

The Toolbox section contains various utilities, such as the Registry Tuner, Startup Optimizer, All-in-One PC Cleanup, and NetBooster. They address problems like bloatware; malware; operating system, internet, and registry clutter; and running background apps bogging down your computer. ActiveCare allows you to set up automatic maintenance by configuring your preferred settings. Meanwhile, LiveBoost handles computer-processing for speed boosts. Its PowerSense feature switches power settings and processor modes in real-time when using certain heavy-duty applications. Lastly, Security offers an antivirus and a firewall.

True worldwide

System Mechanic is an eight-time winner of the PC Magazine Editors’ Choice Award and has been used by millions of people since 1998. It has been ranked as the best-selling software in its category within various countries by the NPD Group, a popular market research company—although it performs better as a PC performance booster. Its standard version has some core features available during the downloadable free trial, but will constantly advertise the Professional upgrade to keep using most of them.

Fortunately, iolo’s Whole Home License allows an unlimited number of personal computers to use the software. System Mechanic Professional has the base program and additional tools from iolo, including a dedicated antivirus. System Mechanic Ultimate Defense is the upgraded version of Professional, containing all utilities from the developer. System Mechanic Business, meanwhile, is designed for workplace use so you must buy a license for each PC—although the first one can cover 3 computers and there’s no need to upgrade to Pro.

A convenient package

As a PC tuner, this one offers tons of tools at your disposal. Most of them address specific problems related to your computer’s speed and overall performance so this program is great at that. You also get additional utilities that can improve your experience. While much of the cool features will be locked away for the Pro version, the core tools are still of great help to any user, no matter their expertise.

Secure, stabilize, and speed up all the PCs in your home with System Mechanic® PC performance optimization

System Mechanic extends the life of your PC by working to prevent Windows® security holes; bloatware and startup bottlenecks; operating system, internet and registry clutter; and PC slowdown induced by needlessly running background apps.

System Mechanic is the only performance solution on the market that first deploys a series of complex automated maintenance actions to help keep your PC stable and clutter-free and then goes to work using proprietary technology to precision-tuned dozens of internet, processor, memory and hard drive settings in real-time for maximum system speed and performance.


  • Over 50 clean-up and repair tools
  • Easy interface
  • Does real-time boosting
  • Unlimited licenses


  • Most features locked away in Pro version

Older versions

User reviews about System Mechanic

  • Anonymous

    by Anonymous

    Promises protection but doesn't deliver.
    For the last five months, System Mechanic has reported: Unable to connect and update virus and spyware  More

  • 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 perfe More

  • Anonymous

    by Anonymous

    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 More

  • Anonymous

    by Anonymous

    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 backg More

  • Anonymous

    by Anonymous

    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 More

  • Anonymous

    by Anonymous

    Has extensive features & happy with it. Pros: Very satisfied with the extensive features & ease of use / navigation. Quite handy when maintain More


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