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System Mechanic 5

Type of Program: System Utility
Supported Platforms: Win9x/ME/NT/2000/XP/2003
Company Name: iolo technologies
Version: 5
Price: $49.95
Installed Size: 13 Mb


The installation of System Mechanic 5 was easy and intuitive. You can put the program files where you want.

Frankly I haven't tried System Mechanic since version 3. What a change! There all kinds of new features.

First of all I ran the Get Rid of System Junk tool. Boy oh boy what a load of junk System Mechanic 5 found ! After running this tool alone my system sure speeded up.

Then the Fix Registry Problems. System Mechanic 5 found 221 invalid entries. If I would had any brains I would have done the Backup of the Registry part System Mechanic of  before that. But never mind the Fix Registry Problems didn't delete anything that I needed.

The main screen of Screen of System Mechanic 5 lists 6 categories of tools. They are Clean, Fix, Maintain, Optimize, Protect, and Options. When you click on any one of them in the center screen the tools for that particular category appear.

In conclusion I was really amazed at the amount and quality of the improvements in System Mechanic 5. There are even tools now for spyware and making snapshots of your system. I'm sure that the price tag of $49.95 might be a bit off putting for you, but with all the tools it is well worth the money.

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Reviewed by Joe Tex

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