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#1 User is offline   randl 

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Posted 27 November 2009 - 10:10 PM

I have had System mechanic since PCWorld recommended it a few years ago. This program has grown to do a lot more than it used to and it now wants to track system changes, monitor hard drive status, manage my configuration, erase private data, securely delete files, repair registry problems, and hard drive problems, clean system clutter, remove junk files,configure something called "system guard", defragment memory, turnoff unused background programs, optimize internet settings, defrag my hard drive, optimize windows startup, and more. In all of this it also does a lot of reporting to an Iolo system server, and I don't know what data gets passed to them.

My biggest beef is 2 things: 1. the program has lost its way and it is too big (it wants to update almost daily but I am not told what the update is about; 2. when I have issues and I write to IOLO, my request goes into a black hole, I get nothing back, ever.

Has anyone else have System Mechanic and have similar issues?
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Posted 28 November 2009 - 02:17 AM

View Postrandl, on 27 November 2009 - 10:10 PM, said:

I have had System mechanic since PCWorld recommended it a few years ago. This program has grown to do a lot more than it used to and it now wants to track system changes, monitor hard drive status, manage my configuration, erase private data, securely delete files, repair registry problems, and hard drive problems, clean system clutter, remove junk files,configure something called "system guard", defragment memory, turnoff unused background programs, optimize internet settings, defrag my hard drive, optimize windows startup, and more. In all of this it also does a lot of reporting to an Iolo system server, and I don't know what data gets passed to them.

My biggest beef is 2 things: 1. the program has lost its way and it is too big (it wants to update almost daily but I am not told what the update is about; 2. when I have issues and I write to IOLO, my request goes into a black hole, I get nothing back, ever.

Has anyone else have System Mechanic and have similar issues?




Hi randl,and welcome to the forum, when i googled for System Mechanic a mix up occured.
The info i posted earlier was for a similarly named program.İt would be good if you state the version you currently have as other members here are familiar with the program,and will soon come over to help.

İ can't help you any further as i stay Well Clear of registry cleaners,(gentle ones or otherwise)Good luck.

This post has been edited by istanbul: 28 November 2009 - 02:32 AM

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Posted 28 November 2009 - 10:32 AM

I have System Mechanic, but it is and older version that I got in '04. It is not installed as I don't use it anyway. It had some semi useful apps as I remember, such as being able to reboot the computer if the boot failed. It never did any damage, but the fixes were marginal. coastie
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Posted 02 December 2009 - 09:55 AM

View Postrandl, on 27 November 2009 - 10:10 PM, said:

I have had System mechanic since PCWorld recommended it a few years ago. This program has grown to do a lot more than it used to and it now wants to track system changes, monitor hard drive status, manage my configuration, erase private data, securely delete files, repair registry problems, and hard drive problems, clean system clutter, remove junk files,configure something called "system guard", defragment memory, turnoff unused background programs, optimize internet settings, defrag my hard drive, optimize windows startup, and more. In all of this it also does a lot of reporting to an Iolo system server, and I don't know what data gets passed to them.

My biggest beef is 2 things: 1. the program has lost its way and it is too big (it wants to update almost daily but I am not told what the update is about; 2. when I have issues and I write to IOLO, my request goes into a black hole, I get nothing back, ever.

Has anyone else have System Mechanic and have similar issues?


I don't use System Mechanic, and would probably begin looking for a different program, especially IF technical support refuses to respond back to your requests.
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Posted 02 December 2009 - 04:34 PM

View Posttechie4fun, on 02 December 2009 - 09:55 AM, said:

View Postrandl, on 27 November 2009 - 10:10 PM, said:

I have had System mechanic since PCWorld recommended it a few years ago. This program has grown to do a lot more than it used to and it now wants to track system changes, monitor hard drive status, manage my configuration, erase private data, securely delete files, repair registry problems, and hard drive problems, clean system clutter, remove junk files,configure something called "system guard", defragment memory, turnoff unused background programs, optimize internet settings, defrag my hard drive, optimize windows startup, and more. In all of this it also does a lot of reporting to an Iolo system server, and I don't know what data gets passed to them.

My biggest beef is 2 things: 1. the program has lost its way and it is too big (it wants to update almost daily but I am not told what the update is about; 2. when I have issues and I write to IOLO, my request goes into a black hole, I get nothing back, ever.

Has anyone else have System Mechanic and have similar issues?


I don't use System Mechanic, and would probably begin looking for a different program, especially IF technical support refuses to respond back to your requests.


Hi,

I have version 6, it is currently out of date and won't update so its life is over.
I felt it worked fine to clean clutter, clean registry, and other things like that.
Security was nothing special.
I did see improvement after it completely optimised my PC.
#6 was not as loaded as your version.

Thanks for the heads up, I won't upgrade to a program that acts like what you discribed.
Techie4fun is right.

Rommel
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