This article answers some of the most common questions regarding System Mechanic.
System Mechanic is a PC optimization tool that works to improve your computer’s overall speed and performance with a single click.
Computers require cleaning and servicing, just like your car does. They may begin to run poorly and even break down if not maintained. You maintain your car because of the large investment you have in it, and you should maintain your computer just as carefully.
Maintaining your PC is difficult, if not downright impossible, without the right tools. Unfortunately, not all maintenance tools are included with the operating system. System Mechanic solves this problem with its complete collection of tools that keep your system running smoothly, quickly, and error free.
For more information about the kinds of tools System Mechanic uses to optimize your PC, click here.
System Mechanic is compatible with Windows 7, 8, 8.1 and 10.
System Mechanic can be used on unlimited PC computers in your home with the compatible Windows versions.
It is up to your own discretion how much you want to use System Mechanic! However, a good benchmark to follow would be to use System Mechanic in conjunction with running a FixMeStick scan. Since the FixMeStick doesn’t scan the registry, running System Mechanic after running your monthly scan can ensure a deeper and more comprehensive clean of your operating system.
Your activation key is a 25 digit alphanumeric code that is used to identify your subscription when you download the product onto your system. Once you've purchased System Mechanic, you will receive 2 emails: 1) a receipt to confirm your purchase and 2) an activation email. Either one of these emails will have your activation key.
To learn how to download and install System Mechanic on your PC, click here.
Unfortunately, System Mechanic is only currently compatible with Windows operating systems.
A small number of users may experience issues with System Mechanic being blocked from running on their PCs, due to recent changes in how Microsoft’s built-in AV Windows Defender classifies optimization software such as System Mechanic.
Microsoft flags “scareware”—a type of malicious software that creates a fake pop-up posing as a legitimate company, frightening the user into paying a fee to fix the ‘problem’ that has been detected. These programs neither find authentic problems nor remove them from your computer. System Mechanic was momentarily identified as scareware because many developers of scareware have learned to mimic the legitimate behaviors of the free scan version of System Mechanic and other PC optimization tools on the market. Microsoft has since updated its evaluation criteria, and now excludes System Mechanic from the scareware classification.
However, certain users may still experience their System Mechanic being blocked from running on their PCs by Windows Defender. Click here for instructions on how to temporarily disable Windows Defender to enable System Mechanic.
If you’re experiencing problems using System Mechanic, you can contact iolo support for assistance by clicking here.