System Mechanic 9: Review of Features & Free Trial

Recently I was sent a copy of System Mechanic 9 which is developed by iolo technologies, now that it has been installed on my laptop for a few weeks I thought that I would review the application’s functionality and features.

I installed System Mechanic on my Windows 7 laptop, as I know how to optimize my computer I was not expecting miracles, however was pleasantly surprised by what I believe is a great applications for less knowledgeable computer users out there.

When you start up System Mechanic you are prompted with an overview screen which allows you to see your current system status, from here you can view current problems with your computer, as I previously stated my PC was running well, however System Mechanic allowed me to easily and securely wipe system clutter which had built up, also a few registry problems were easily fixed.

Apparently my registry was fragmented, this is the sort of problem which on lower spec PCs could cause slow start-up, therefore it could be handy, to defragment the registry I had to restart my PC, and upon restart System Mechanic defragmented and compacted the registry. I have to admit that I din’t notice any great performance increase, however I am sure if I didn’t have 3GB of RAM and a dual core chip improvements would have been noticeable.

There are plenty of other tools for you to take advantage of, such as a memory defragmenter, an application which turns off uncessary background processes, a net booster and a tool which allows your recycle bin act as an incinerator, which means that all deleted files are securly and permanently wiped.

One of my favorite features is the Startup Optimizer, if you have ever used msconfig to manually configure start up programs you may know how hard it can be to determine what programs should be allowed to start up, however this feature does it all for you, six unnecessary programs were removed from my start up.

System Mechanic 9 can do all of the work for you, simply take advantage of their ActiveCare feature and you can automatically clear excessive system clutter, repair registry problems, optimize system startup, repair hard drive errors, optimize Internet configuration, repair broken shortcuts, back up your registry and much more.

To be honest I was not expecting much from System Mechanic, however I was pleasantly surprised, a lot of the tools don’t make a huge amount of difference, however if you want a program which keeps your system optimized automatically it is a great application.

You can download a free trial of the program here, if you would like to purchase this it is currently available for $39.95 for a 1 year license, usually it costs $49.95.

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Written by Jamie Pert

Jamie has a background in computer repairs and maintenance along with network administration, he now enjoys utilizing the benefits of new technologies and enjoys writing about anything that brings new technology to the world.

He began writing for Product Reviews in mid 2009 and has since expanded his knowledge across a wide-base of devices, he is looking to get more hands-on experience with new devices to gain a better understanding of the latest and greatest technologies.

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