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System Mechanic Professional - Up to 3 PCs

Platform : Windows XP
3.6 out of 5 stars 210 customer reviews

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  • Makes your PC run like new again
  • Fixes Registry errors, crashes & freezes
  • Rids your PC of annoying pests
  • Cleans up system-clogging clutter
  • Boosts PC start time & web speed up to 300%
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Product Description

Platform: PC Disc | Format: Box

System Mechanic Professional - Fix and Speed Up Your PC...Automatically, PLUS Internet Security & More! System Mechanic Pro, the #1 best-selling and award-winning all-in-one PC Tune-up and security software, automatically repairs errors and fragmentation, cleans out clutter, exterminates viruses, spyware, and worms – and automatically tunes up your PC so that it runs smoothly, reliably, and up to 300% faster! 5 Award-Winning Products in One: iolo AntiVirus: Rids your PC of annoying pests. iolo Personal Firewall: Blocks internet hackers and thieves. Search and Recover: Undeletes files, photos, e-mail, music, & more. DriveScrubber: Securely wipes data from any drive or device. Boosts Speed - PCs slow down over time due to everyday use. Simple tasks start taking minutes...or hours to complete. Repairs Problems - With normal use PCs accumulate problems that cause annoying errors, crashes and freezes.

Product Details

Platform: PC Disc | Format: Box
  • Product Dimensions: 7.5 x 5.2 x 1.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 7.2 ounces
  • Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
  • International Shipping: This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
  • ASIN: B00111BQ28
  • Item model number: 8010354
  • Date first available at December 10, 2007
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars 210 customer reviews
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,942 in Software (See Top 100 in Software)
  • Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here
  • Discontinued by manufacturer: Yes
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I purchased version 7 Pro in early May '08, because of the special pricing and because it had a three PC license. I installed it on my primary machine - a Dell desktop running Windows Vista. It installed fine but I noticed the virus database was marked as outdated. I tried to do an update, and went through the motions - the program indicating that it had updated, but afterward still indicated that the database was over 400 days old (how do you get that outdated on a fresh install)!
I contacted Iolo and they told me to uninstall and re-install, which I attempted. This created another problem. I had a prior version of the included Search and Recover 4.0 already installed on my system, so I did not install this component. I was unable to re-install the SM Pro as long as this program was there. The problem was that I couldn't uninstall S&R using the uninstall on my machine.
I have been in constant contact with tech support but they have only sent links to FAQ's that I have already read. I even got a link for a free upgrade to version 8 but it wouldn't install either. I finally found a means to do a "clean uninstall" via registry editing. This also did not remove the iolo services from my machine. I found a tool from Microsoft to disable these two services. I now had a "clean" machine. I installed SM 8 Pro with no problems - until I tried to run it. None of the applications would work - they needed the ioloSystemService running. I click on the "start service" link under the advanced button of the service tab of task manager, but neither service will start (the other is called "ioloFileInfoList").
I have been continually contacting Iolo tech support with my findings and was upgraded on June 25th to their "senior tech staff".
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This product is not good for the "experts" as they can do
most everything this product does manually, and perhaps they
do it using a safer approach.

This product is absolutely inappropriate for the novices and
beginners: the installation process will install everything
(e.g., main tools, firewall, etc), automates many of the
tasks, and essentially will take over, regularly
carrying tasks that are unnecessary, CPU-demanding,
and can cause many error prompts. Given the poor (and
essentially non-existing) customer services, the beginner user
will be on his/her own to uninstall, disable, or to live
with the annoying, and sometimes scary responses (e.g.,
indicators showing absolutely poor "health", "security"
and "overall" status).

Perhaps reasonably experienced users can selectively
install and run certain tasks, and take appropriate
precautions (e.g., do a backup of registry before running
the registry cleaner).

However there is a MAJOR problem with the above: if you
plan to do the above during a convenient time (e.g., when
you do not have access to the Internet and would like to do
some PC clean up and maintenance), you are out of luck as
you will get the following message:

"System Mechanic Professional was unable to connect to the
Internet. System Mechanic Professional must validate its
subscription information by communicating with
over the Internet. Typical reason for this include the
following: A third-party firewall or Internet security
blocked ..."

In other words, you will have to have access to the
Internet in order to run this software. That is absolutely
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This product was purchased on Aug 31st, 2008 to be installed on a brand new HP Pavilion TX2510US notebook purchased on Aug 21st, 2008. Like a fool I bought this product again from iolo technologies on another laptop and it destroyed the Operating System. Thinking they would have fixed the bugs on System Mechanic Pro I figured I'd give this company another chance. Big Big mistake! Upon reboot after install the software corrupted my Windows Vista boot sector, so bad that I am now unable to even do an F11 System Restore. Spent over an hour with HP live support chat to get this fixed (no resolve). Iolo Technologies falsely advertises in the package they have 24 hour support (lies, lies, lies!) Shame on Iolo for misleading the consumer into believing when their product destroys any computer system there will be a technician to assist. Called the number which is not toll free and went on their website. All you will get is a recording on the number after business hours, holidays and weekends!!!! On the website which is allegedly the 24 hour support, all you get is a link to create a trouble ticket and they will get back to you later!!!!

If you value using your system, DO NOT PURCHASE IOLO'S SYSTEM MECHANIC PRODUCT, it will destroy your Windows Vista Operating System!!! I now have a $1,099.99 doorstop thanks to Iolo Technologies. To even make matters worse, I needed this system for a business trip the day after Labor Day. A $40.00 purchase destroyed my HP Pavilion Notebook!!!!!!!

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