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System Mechanic Free

System Mechanic Free Editor's Review

Good Functionality Outweighs Some Real Problems.

As the pared down version of the pay-version System Mechanic Free is of course not going to offer quite the same level of options and functionality, however it performs all the basic tasks of privacy protection, registry cleanup, optimization and removal of hidden files. The ActiveCare automatic feature is handy for giving a basic level of optimisation for novice users, and the experienced can get in behind the hood and customise it to their preferences. System Mechanics Free also incorporates extra features that would normally be handled by other programs such as spyware removal, disk defragmentation and control of programs that run automatically on startup. 

That's not to say there aren't a few downsides. Some of the more advanced tools can be difficult to handle such as the option to restore your system to a previous state. This function is less than obvious in the interface and doesn't allow restoring of individual items. System Mechanic Free can also interact poorly with programs like AVG, which can be quite frustrating.

Pros: Performs job well, extra features, easy to use wizards.

Cons: Some features difficult to use, interacts problematically with other programs.

Conclusion: Overall, System Mechanic Free is a good program that can outperform many other free programs with its core features and also offers some handy extras. However the difficulty of using some advanced features and its problematic interaction with other programs can be a cause for frustration.

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What's Required in Version of System Mechanic Free

64-bit/32-bit Windows 7, Vista, XP with an internet connection.

What's New in Version of System Mechanic Free

100% automatic PC tuneup and newly expanded Tune-up Definitions with weekly updates from iolo Labs, plus a comprehensive set of significant speed improvements.

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This product is also listed in: Registry, OS Enhancements


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