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Does anyone have experience with iolo System Mechanic? Words of advice?

By UnluckyComp
Aug 17, 2012
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  1. pounder

    pounder TS Rookie

    Get Rid of it ASAP!
    Last edited by a moderator: Apr 5, 2014
  2. dragnslayr

    dragnslayr TS Rookie

    Yes System Mechanic does have a security program with it. In the 12.5 version System Mechanic pro has System Shield AntiVirus and AntiSpyware included. Although it is a crude and almost antiquated system it is a security program. That is what the guy was talking abou
    First of all System Mechanic does have a security system, it's called system shield. It is not the best and I would not recommend it to my worst enemy but it is a crude security system. And to the person who opened this discussion originally, You got ripped off when you paid what was it $200 for three years. I have System Mechanic pro ( don't use the System Shield at all) And have paid no more than about $20 to $25 dollars a year for it. With System Mechanic I have Kaspersky for a system security app. These two programs work really well and as long as I do install the system shield part of system mechanic there is no conflict between to anti-virus programs going on. My advice to you is if you don't know anything about what your doing ask first before you take action you will get better results that way. Good luck.
  3. Brady Chabot

    Brady Chabot TS Rookie

    I strongly advise against using System Mechanic due to its uncanny ability to wreak havoc on your system. From my experience with product, Version 12's registry cleaner would wipe out all user accounts if you ran it. Version14.5 provides even better surprises. After upgrading, I ran the suite of repair functions the program recommended to fix the problems it detected. Well it did do a thorough job of removing the problems, but probably not the way its designers planned, because it wiped out all the files on the drive as well as the Master Boot Record. No apologies from Iolo, and definitely no refund of remaining licensing fees. It might work for you but do you want to take the chance?

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