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Saving and Recalling Custom NetBooster Profiles

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Four Ways to Restore Previous NetBooster Settings

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Adjust Underperforming TCP/IP settings with NetBooster’s Manual Features

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5 Ways to Improve Internet Speed on a Windows Computer

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Computer System Cleaner Secrets You Should Know

Computer System Cleaner Secrets You Should Know The technology inside your desktop or laptop computer is far more powerful than those cutting edge room-sized computers of 30 years ago that were run by serious-looking men in white smocks. A system ...


3 Common System Repair Mistakes Most Pros Avoid

3 Common System Repair Mistakes Most Pros Avoid Mistake #1: Assuming system repair involves reinstalling or upgrading the operating system Urk! Your PC is crashing or slowing down or downright...glitchy, and you've just hurled a few choice wo...


ActiveCare: A Pit Crew in Every PC

ActiveCare: A Pit Crew in Every PC Automated, Easy and Effective PC Optimization System Mechanic’s first level of performance optimization is ActiveCare®, a series of processes that run whenever your PC is idle. ActiveCare repa...


System Mechanic: The Automatic Approach to PC Health and Speed

System Mechanic Delivers a PC Customized to Your Needs Discover the Two-Tiered Approach to PC Health and Speed A performance solution that’s ever-vigilant Only the automated technology within System Mechanic® keeps your PC error-free ...


Open the Door to the Full Potential of System Mechanic

Open the Door to the Full Potential of System Mechanic© Discover hundreds of features the Help Files can put at your fingertips One of System Mechanic’s most sophisticated and industry-respected features is something customer...


3 Key Steps You Can Take to Prevent a Malware Attack

In the realm of cybersecurity, you can never be too prepared.


PC Health Made Easy

Get the most out of the patented technology designed to deliver optimal stability and responsiveness to your PC.


Spring Cleaning for Your PC

Your hardware, apps and hard drive could do with some spring cleaning.


3 Ways to Help Keep Your Data Secure

Using three key features within System Mechanic Pro to their full advantage can help you keep your data secure.


5 Musts to Help Secure Your Windows OS

Making sure existing security patches and driver updates are current is the first step toward adequately protecting your PC.


You can’t do the “impossible” without breaking a few myths

Experience a new level of PC responsiveness that keeps up with your needs, even during heavy multitasking efforts.


Survive the XPocalypse with System Mechanic

Microsoft® support for the Windows® XP operating system is ending. Get tips to help keep your PC secure and reliable.


A First Timer's Manual for Setting Up Windows 8.1

Here's a quick rundown of the first steps you should take to optimize Windows 8.1 performance.


4 Simple Tips for a Safer PC Experience

A protected PC is possible if you follow some basic computing practices.


6 Useful Windows Apps You Should Download

We have compiled some of the most useful downloadable applications for Windows PCs


What’s new in System Mechanic PC Total Care

What’s new in System Mechanic PC Total Care System Mechanic PC Total Care continues to push the boundaries of what your PC can do for you. Exceptional improvements to LiveBoost™ real-time responsiveness technology deliver a more agile machine ...


What's new in System Mechanic Pro

What's new in System Mechanic Pro System Mechanic Pro continues to push the boundaries of what your PC can do for you. Exceptional improvements to LiveBoost™ real-time responsiveness technology deliver a more agile machine that’s tuned even be...


What's new in System Mechanic

System Mechanic continues to push the boundaries of what your PC can do for you.


3 Easy Ways to Speed up Computer Processes

There are easy ways to clean your computer and ensure that it always runs optimally.


iolo News Articles

iolo News Articles What's new in System Mechanic 12.7 System Mechanic 12.7 continues to push the boundaries of what your PC can do for you. Read more... Wi-Fi Security an Issue with Travelers, Holiday Shoppers Public Wi-Fi hotspots are...


Wi-Fi Security an Issue with Travelers, Holiday Shoppers

Wi-Fi hotspots make it easy to connect on the go, but also for hackers to steak info…


What’s new in System Mechanic PC Total Care 12.5

What’s new in System Mechanic PC Total Care 12.5 System Mechanic PC Total Care 12.5 represents a new direction in computer performance that begins where optimization leaves off. Just imagine what you could accomplish if your PC responded at the ...


What's new in System Mechanic 12.5 Pro

What's new in System Mechanic 12.5 Pro System Mechanic 12.5 Pro represents a new direction in computer performance that begins where optimization leaves off. Just imagine what you could accomplish if your PC responded at the speed of your thoughts...


What's new in System Mechanic 12.5

New System Mechanic 12.5 represents a new direction in computer performance.


Why Small Businesses Often Need Outside Security Help

Small businesses can utilize protective tools in order to safeguard their data.


Why Is Data Loss Prevention Important?

Data loss prevention is a core business strategy that must make sure all data is protected, organized and correctly categorized.


Spear Phishing Attacks Continue to Rise

Spear phishing continues to pose significant dangers to enterprise networks.


Making Secure Passwords Essential for a Clean PC

Hacking is an everyday phenomenon that can affect PC users as much as big businesses.


IT Staffing Shortages Growing Problem

IT staff shortages in high-pressure sectors such as government and healthcare demand a need for solutions that automate daily tasks and reduce helpdesk calls.


How to Keep Your PC Hard Drive Fast and Healthy

PCs require intelligent automated solutions to ensure performance runs at optimal capacity.


How the Cloud Can Change IT

Cloud technologies have the potential to reshape enterprise IT.


4 Things that Most People Don't Know About Their PCs

Here are a few simple, proactive steps you can take that may significantly extend the life of your PC.


4 Quick and Easy Ways to Customize Your PC to Your Needs

As user needs change and develop, there are many ways to maintain optimal PC performance.


The evolution of PC performance

The Evolution of PC Performance As computers got more powerful and personal, their use expanded beyond enthusiasts to the many people who simply wanted to access the amazing productivity and entertainment computers offered. System Mechanic was b...


iolo: 15 Years of Defining the Possible by Doing the Impossible

iolo founder assures us as modern computing evolves, so will iolo’s proven technologies.


Digital Incompetence Linked to Business Losses

A new study found that poor use of digital tools will impede business growth and make companies less competitive in the long run.


Inside iolo Labs: Tests, Trials and Technology

iolo's lead researcher gives you a peek at some of the current projects at iolo Labs.


6 Quick Tips for Better Digital Privacy

Digital privacy can be tricky, but there are a ways users can reduce online vulnerability.


PC User Security Practices Worse Than Ever

The Microsoft Computing Safety Index found that despite increasing online threats users are making less than of an effort than ever to protect their PCs from harm.


How to Improve Cybersecurity Efforts

Many companies need to institute organizational changes in order to better fortify themselves in the face of today's cybersecurity challenges.


New 'Tibet' Malware Affects Mac Users

A new backdoor malware is another reminder that PC operating systems' security is likely insufficient to stop today's most sophisticated threats.


Viruses, Malware and Spyware: Comparisons and Contrasts

Knowing the differences between malware, viruses and spyware can help users better understand the ways they could be at risk from each of these malicious elements.


System Mechanic Business Network Deployment Manager

System Mechanic Business Network Deployment Manager The System Mechanic Business Network Deployment Manager creates an .MSI distribution file that can be used to deploy System Mechanic Business across a network. System Requirements Windows ...


The Problem Your Clogged PC

The Problem: Your "Clogged" PC As a rule, the more programs you’ve installed, the more work your PC has to do—and installing multiple programs that run the same functions needlessly adds to this burden. But with certain redundant programs, the p...


Is the PC Dead, or More Popular Than Ever?

Research indicates that PC use is greater than ever, but the array of new devices on the market means that people are counting on their PCs to have better long term functionality.


Why You Need Daily Computer Maintenance

Daily maintenance is the only way to optimize PC performance and health in the long term.


What Is a Domain Name System Attack?

Recent DNS attacks against high profile websites highlight the ways that simple computer hacking techniques can pose large risks.


Confidential Data Leaving Workplace Networks in Droves, Survey Finds

Employees are increasingly taking corporate data out of company networks, a phenomenon that requires a paradigm shift for enterprises.


How Anonymous Is Your Online Activity?

A survey found that a majority of Internet users take steps to be more anonymous online.


Which Web Browsers Are Safest and Most Reliable?

Not all Web browsers are created equal.


How to Keep Solid State Drives Healthy and Functional

Solid state drives can offer substantial benefits to PC performance, but users must understand the potential pitfalls of these storage devices.


The Case of the Disappearing IT Department

As IT departments' roles change or evolve due to new technology trends, businesses may find themselves with reduced security or PC performance.


Does Your Operating System Manage Itself?

The operating system is able to do many tasks on its own, but there are some instances in which intervention may be necessary to clean up the computer and optimize its functionality.


Mobile Security Causes Growing Divide

Concerns over data protection on business users' mobile devices can create organizational issues and security risks.


Tips to Really Power Up Your PC with System Mechanic's PowerTools

In addition to 50+ tools, System Mechanic comes equipped with all-in-one PowerTools.


'Leaked' Video Game Actually Filled With Malware

The insidious malware hidden inside the "leaked" game "Grand Theft Auto V" highlights the dangers of downloading some types of online content.


How Cloud Computing Improves IT Asset Management and Security

The cloud can help lower the costs and requirements of IT asset management.


Why Does My PC Start Up Slowly?

What does it mean when a computer is slow during startup?


Is Your Security Software Putting You at Risk?

While security software is essential to protecting the computer from threats, not every protective solution will offer the full coverage that users need.


Why Your Company Needs Network Level Disk Defragmentation

As data storage and sharing needs get increasingly complex, an organization's network can suffer from the same sorts of fragmentation problems that plague individual PCs.


What IT Pros Fear Most After a Data Breach

IT professionals cited the increased workload brought on by mitigating information exposure and repairing compromised systems as their main concern following a data breach.


Email Security: Which Sector is the Safest?

A report found that social media emails are generally the safest for users, while emails from financial companies more likely contain malicious elements.


Malicious Insiders Threaten More Than PC Performance

While many businesses occupy themselves with stopping external cyberthreats, they could be leaving themselves open to internal data leaks.


Russian Hackers Providing Full-Service Malware Shop

The rise of hacking organizations that operate like business organizations could pose further problems for cybersecurity efforts.


Plenty of Ways to Speed Up Computer

Many PC users are looking for that one magic solution that will speed up their slow computer. Often times, though, it can be better to use multiple ways to make it better.


5 Ways to Unintentionally Ruin Your PC

PC performance can be compromised in many ways, especially if users don't take steps to maintain a clean and secure PC.


Solve PC Problems with Surgical Precision

Solve PC Problems with Surgical Precision A breakthrough visual approach to resolving stubborn glitches Ever been plagued by bizarre PC errors that seem to originate from nowhere? Many computer users expect the most from their PCs but are of...


Tips to Optimize Your PC’s Internet Connection Settings

Tips to Optimize Your PC’s Internet Settings Give your internet connection settings a fine tune for a speed boost Ever notice slow movie downloads or spottiness when surfing the net? That’s because the internet connection you have may not be ...


Whats Going On in Your PCs Control Tower

Weird Glitches, Mysterious Hiccups and Bizzare Messages: What's Going On in Your PC's "Control Tower"? Imagine an air traffic controller trying to be efficient with inaccurate data. Because airport reliability is utterly dependent upon tightly s...


Preventative Care Tips for Keeping Your PC Healthy

Preventative Care Tips for Keeping Your PC Healthy An apple a day may keep the doctor away, but keeping your PC healthy can be a little more complicated. These days most of us try to be proactive about our health: We take vitamins, brush our teeth,...


Rising IT Asset Costs and What They Mean to Your Small Business

IT asset management has become much more difficult in the digital age as IT pros struggle to balance next-level technological innovation with cost-effectiveness.


The Paperless Office: Problem or Paradise?

Many IT pros and tech savvy businesses are championing the paperless office, but there are implicit risks that must be accounted for when phasing out paper.


Why End-Of-Use Equipment is Vulnerable

IT asset recovery enables businesses to get more value from retired equipment, but can also make them vulnerable to security risks if the hard drive is not cleaned.


Hackers Attack Email with More Sophisticated Techniques

Hackers are utilizing nuanced spam techniques to gain access to user credentials and make their illicit activity much harder to detect.


4 Ways to Prevent Disk Errors

A disk error can strike at any time and have potentially calamitous effects on your PC, but there are some ways that you can arm yourself against them.


How to Clean Out Your Computer and Recover Lost Performance

Many factors can contribute to bloated hard drives and slow computer performance, but these tips can help provide some guidance for regaining a clean PC.


3 Myths That Can Bring Down Your PC

3 Myths That Can Bring Down Your PC PCs today are amazingly easy to use and practically run themselves. However, there are some persistent myths about PC operation and you shouldn’t let them fool you. Myth 1: “A PC is at its fastest and mos...


Business Continuity: Is Your Company Ready for a Data Disaster?

Many organizations with a lack of business continuity planning are increasingly vulnerable to disasters and data breaches.


Web Security Within Businesses Often Hamstrung by Confusion

Within many organizations, effective web security is difficult to develop and maintain, generating confusion and complacency.


Small Business Productivity & Security Compromised by PC Problems

Small business owners that want to eliminate slow computer problems and protect their systems against cyberattacks should employ programs such as System Mechanic Business that provide comprehensive system protection from a range of problems.


Maintaining PC Security and Performance on Public Wi-Fi

Public Wi-Fi hotspots are convenient, but they can also be harmful to future PC performance unless users are proactive about their computer security


Many Companies Lack Data Breach Awareness

Data breach awareness is a blind spot for many organizations even though leaked information can lead to many problems.


What You Need to Know About Memory

Memory management is essential to a healthy computer ecosystem, but over time, memory leaks can cause a host of negative effects for computer performance and security.


What's new in System Mechanic PC Total Care 12

What's new in System Mechanic PC Total Care 12 iolo is continually developing breakthrough technology to keep your computer running at its full potential. System Mechanic PC Total Care 12 propels PC performance and stability to new heights with a ...


What's new in System Mechanic 12 Pro

What's new in System Mechanic 12 Pro iolo is continually developing breakthrough technology to keep your computer running at its full potential. System Mechanic 12 propels PC performance and stability to new heights with a combination of patented ...


What's new in System Mechanic 12

What's new in System Mechanic 12 iolo is continually developing breakthrough technology to keep your computer running at its full potential. System Mechanic 12 propels PC performance and stability to new heights with a combination of patented tech...


Social Media Exploitation Threatens PC Performance for Businesses

Social media offers many growth opportunities for SMBs, but it can also make them a target for hackers if strong security measures are not utilized.


The Security Risks of Instant Messaging

Instant messaging is an important component of business communications, but many users may be unaware of its inherent risks.


Data Mis-Management Can Leave SMBs Vulnerable

Mis-managed data can present many potential issues for information security and functionality at small- and medium-sized businesses.


Massive Credit Card Hacking Scheme Affects 160 Million

Recent revelations about an extensive credit card fraud operation show businesses and consumers the importance of beefing up security and data protection.


5 Ways to Extend Battery Life

User habits can contribute to the accelerated decline of battery life and reduced PC performance.


Security Vulnerabilities Continue for SMBs

SMBs continue to be vulnerable to data breaches and cyberattacks due to poor employee practices and a lack of dedicated security efforts. 


BYOD Can Cause Security and Memory Issues

The BYOD trend can benefit employee productivity, but it also creates problems for security and hard drives that can prove costly.


Which Websites Are the Most Dangerous?

Legitimate websites that have been hacked are much more common, dangerous and harder to detect than traditional attack sites.


6 Tips for Taking Care of Your Files

Tips for Taking Care of Your Files Keep your files in check, and your PC will thank you The files within your PC are a lot like the appliances in your house: the more you use them, the more they need attention–-such as cleaning, wiping, and org...


8 Potential Problems for Windows 8.1

Organizations thinking about migrating to Windows 8.1 must be aware of some of the possible pitfalls of using a new operating system.


Human Error Leading Source of Data Breaches

Preventable human and system errors were responsible for two-thirds of data breaches in 2012. User ignorance was the reason for most of these errors.


4 Problems Plaguing Enterprise Mobility

The bring-your-own-device movement also brings many problems for businesses. 


How to Safely Dispose of a Computer

According to a study conducted by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 74 percent of discarded PC hard drives contain private information that could be recovered by others who gain access to the device. This presents serious risks to both consumers tossing their old computers and small businesses who are disposing of unneeded or outdated equipment.


5 Tips for Reviving Your Drives

5 Tips for Reviving Your Drives How you can keep your drives healthy and always ready for action The thing about your hard drive is, it works hard but it's not always forthcoming when it has problems. In fact, your hard drive may start acting up ...


Call Off The Tow Trucks - AcceleWrite is Here

Real-time performance enhancer works deep to prevent fragmentation and allows optimized file organization on your drive.


4 Tips to Keep Your PC Security and Privacy in Check

.socialLinks { width: 680px !important; } 4 Tips to Keep Your PC Security and Privacy in Check PC protection is just a few clicks away with System Mechanic Here's something you might not want to hear: most PCs are vulnerable to securit...


Is Program Misalignment on Your PC’s Menu?

Is Program Misalignment on Your PC's Menu? The Elephant in the Kitchen Imagine you are the head chef of a big kitchen in a popular restaurant. During the dinnertime crunch, the line cooks get hammered as the demand for meals increases. Po...


Maintenance Behind-the-scenes & IT Help Desk Issues

Automatically keep your PC running like new Are you stuck in the “I’ll fix it when it breaks” PC maintenance and help desk cycle?  With  our patented ActiveCare® technology, System Mechanic Business can fully automate over 50 maintenance ta...


Avoid the Cost of Replacing PCs- System Mechanic Business

Are You Replacing PCs Prematurely? Many businesses mistakenly replace or upgrade PCs too early: When installing new software that runs too slowly After an arbitrary “lifecycle” period When staff rationalize about the impact on productivi...


Network Install - System Mechanic Business

Deploy Network-Wide Repairs Can you use System Mechanic Business to fix and repair all of your company's computers at once? The Network Deployment Tool in System Mechanic Business allows you to configure ActiveCare® to run automatic repairs on eac...


System Mechanic Business Screenshots

Screenshots - System Mechanic Business Overview IntelliStatus Automated Tasks All-in-one Tools Individual Tools History ...


System Requirements for System Mechanic Business

System Requirements for System Mechanic Business File Size: PC running Approx...


5 Tips for Keeping Your PC at Peak Performance

5 Tips for Keeping Your PC at Peak Performance Life with your PC is optimized with System Mechanic It might not always be at the top of your list of things to do, but keeping your PC running smoothly and at peak performance is something we should...


Restoring Your PC to “Like New” Performance

Restoring Your PC to “Like New” Performance When you first start up a new computer, performance can certainly seem dazzling, especially compared to your old PC. But over time you may notice everything getting a bit slower. Actually, perform...


The Vital Importance of a Fast, Healthy Hard Drive

The Vital Importance of a Fast, Healthy Hard Drive To some, the hard drive, while important, is just another element of a computer along with memory, processors and peripherals. But factually, hard drive health and performance affects every elemen...


10 Speed Tips for Maximizing Your PC Experience

10 Speed Tips for Maximizing Your PC Experience Life with your PC made easy with System Mechanic The mysterious and sometimes complicated PC—unless you’re an expert on each and every component under the hood, it’s easy to get stuck with slo...


5 Myths to Avoid When Purchasing and Maintaining Your New PC

5 Myths to Avoid When Purchasing and Maintaining Your New PC Buying a new PC can be an exhilarating experience and the beginning a great relationship. But it can be easy to get misled by “everyone knows” opinions -- ones  that don't bear out in...


What's new in System Mechanic PC Total Care 11.7

iolo is continually developing and innovating tools necessary to keep your computer running at its full potential. System Mechanic PC Total Care 11.7 breaks new ground with a combination of patented technology, expanded controls and enhanced intelligence that can advance your computer’s operation beyond even the toughest performance barriers.


What's new in System Mechanic 11.7 Pro

iolo is continually developing and innovating tools necessary to keep your computer running at its full potential. System Mechanic 11.7 Pro breaks new ground with a combination of patented technology, expanded controls and enhanced intelligence that can advance your computer’s operation beyond even the toughest performance barriers.


What's new in System Mechanic 11.7

iolo is continually developing and innovating tools necessary to keep your computer running at its full potential.


Android slowdown? Here’s iolo’s new app to speed things up.

Android slowdown? Here's iolo's new app to speed things up. Smart phones and tablets are one of the most rapidly growing markets in consumer technology. Their compact size and powerful efficiencies encompass many of our lifestyle activities. It's ha...


Mastering Windows 8: Where'd My Gadgets Go?

Mastering Windows 8: Where'd My Gadgets Go? How to deal with the shift from desktop gadgets to Windows 8 Apps If you're a user of Windows 7 or Vista, you may have been in for a surprise when you first started new Windows 8. Instead of traditional...


Mastering Windows 8: Ten Must-Use Keyboard Shortcuts

How using the right keyboard shortcuts can make your Windows 8 experience smoother and faster.


Mastering Windows 8: Eight Simple Ways to Make it Work Your Way

For more than a quarter of a century, Microsoft's Windows operating system has defined the PC user's computing experience. Windows 8 continues this tradition with an amphibious approach designed to seamlessly bridge the worlds of type and touch that spans everything from desktops and laptops to tablets and smartphones.


Collective Intelligence: What it is, why it matters, and how iolo revolutionized it.

iolo is continually developing and innovating tools necessary to keep your computer running at its full potential.


What's new in System Mechanic PC Total Care 11.5

iolo is continually developing and innovating tools necessary to keep your computer running at its full potential. System Mechanic PC Total Care 11.5 breaks new ground with a combination of patented technology, expanded controls and enhanced intelligence that can advance your computer’s operation beyond even the toughest performance barriers.


What's new in System Mechanic 11.5 Pro

iolo is continually developing and innovating tools necessary to keep your computer running at its full potential. System Mechanic 11.5 Pro breaks new ground with a combination of patented technology, expanded controls and enhanced intelligence that can advance your computer’s operation beyond even the toughest performance barriers.


What's new in System Mechanic 11.5

iolo is continually developing and innovating tools necessary to keep your computer running at its full potential.


Mastering Windows 8: The System Mechanic® Advantage

How System Mechanic works with Win 8 to take PC optimization to a whole new level.


Mastering Windows 8: Where’s My Start Button?

How to cope with "start button panic".


Protect personal data and confidential activity with military-grade security

Virtually everything you do on a PC is stored in activity logs or leaves a trail, even long after it's been "cleared."


Fix errors, crashes and freezes

System Mechanic safely repairs errors and fragmentation, cleans out clutter, and tunes up your PC, so it runs smoothly, reliably, and up to 300% faster.


Clean out system-clogging clutter with PC Cleanup

System Mechanic cleans up Windows


Boost speed with System Mechanic ...and enjoy that new PC feeling again!

You don't have to be an expert - it's easy to let System Mechanic automatically performs a 229-point diagnostic computer inspection in just a few minutes using over 50 tools to uncover why your PC is running so slowly. Here's a quick look at the dashboard:


More than 50 performance features at your service

Now with more than 50 tools and functions, each designed to restore speed for all major root causes of PC slowdown, no other product even comes close.


System Mechanic - Frequently Asked Questions

Q. What is the difference between System Mechanic and System Mechanic Professional?


Thanks for being a part of the System Mechanic family

We realize you have choices in the software you use, and we appreciate your support.


IntelliStatus®: Easy access to the heartbeat of your PC

Understand and manage aspects of your PC that affect performance.


System Mechanic® gives you more PC performance

Repairs registry problems...


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System Mechanic PC TotalCare Screenshots


System Mechanic Pro Screenshots

System Mechanic Pro Screenshots


Get 5 award-winning products in a complete suite

Fix and speed up your PC


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Watch PC TotalCare in action

Learn how to clean and optimize Windows startup processing. Remove unneeded bottlenecks and accelerate PC speed and more...


Watch System Mechanic Professional in action

Learn how to clean and optimize Windows startup processing. Remove unneeded bottlenecks and accelerate PC speed and more...


Watch System Mechanic in action

Learn how to clean and optimize Windows startup processing and more...


What's new in System Mechanic 11 Pro

iolo is continually developing and innovating tools necessary to keep your computer running at its full potential. System Mechanic 11 Pro breaks new ground with a combination of patented technology, expanded controls and enhanced intelligence that can advance your computer’s operation beyond even the toughest performance barriers.


What's new in System Mechanic 11

iolo is continually developing and innovating tools necessary to keep your computer running at its full potential. System Mechanic 11 breaks new ground with a combination of patented technology, expanded controls and enhanced intelligence that can advance your computer’s operation beyond even the toughest performance barriers.


Can Your PC Start Up Faster?

Age related slow down is a myth.


System Mechanic Tips for Novices and Experts

As so many iolo customers have confirmed, it doesn't matter if you're a whiz or know very little about what goes on inside a computer, System Mechanic provides major performance benefits you couldn't get any other way.


Is your PC prepared for disaster?

Keep your computer safe, secure, and sustainable.


Making the world a greener place, one PC at a time

You might think that one person can't make a difference in the world, but it's important to know that making even small changes to your everyday habits—like not using any electricity for just one hour—can have a big impact.


DIY Computer Tips: Rev Up Your RAM

Instantly improve PC speed with an easy memory upgrade


System Mechanic and Windows 8

An iolo Labs™ sneak preview


Fall in love with your PC all over again

8 ways System Mechanic® will rekindle your romance.


8 ways to unleash the gaming rig inside your PC

Your home computer may be used for many things, but nothing reveals its performance deficiencies like modern 3D games.


Faster than a new PC

Even new computers need performance optimization. Here's why.


Healthy habits to boost PC speed and performance

Check your PC regularly for unseen errors and clutter to keep it in peak condition.


Reduce, Reuse, Recycle...Computers

Whether you're giving away (or receiving) a used computer, System Mechanic Pro will help you securely recycle and refurbish any PC.


9 Tips for Safe Online Shopping

Protect yourself from identity thieves and other online retail scams.


The Top 5 Myths About PC Slowdown

One of the most common and perplexing issues that confront PC users of all types is why their computers seem to slow down noticeably after only a few years of use.


The Alluring New Solid State Drives (SSDs)

Will this lightning-fast storage make your hard drive obsolete?


What's new in System Mechanic 10.8 Pro®

Latest version update includes Windows 8 compatible upgrades and enhancements.


What's new in System Mechanic® 10.8

Latest version update includes Windows 8 compatible upgrades and enhancements.


Dig Deeper Into Your PC: Understanding Device Drivers

Learn about the critical files that keep your PC components playing nicely together.


Tips and Tricks for your Favorite Apps

Often, the programs and apps that we use and rely on every day have handy features, fast shortcuts, and hidden tricks that we don't even know about.


4 Easy Ways to Keep Your Data at Your Fingertips

Now it's more convenient than ever to get your most important files whenever you need them


6 Tips for Cleaning Up and Organizing Your PC

Find files faster and start working more efficiently with a well-ordered PC


No Computer Left Behind

iolo's breakthrough Whole Home License® allows product use on all of your home PCs.


How To Avoid Dinner-Table Tech Support

Are you the go-to-geek when it comes to solving all your friends' and relatives' PC woes? Save yourself some time with System Mechanic.


Introducing System Mechanic® 10

iolo technologies is proud to introduce the most powerful and effective version of System Mechanic ever created.


Welcome to System Mechanic®

In System Mechanic, more than 50 components work together to boost your PC's performance: you can diagnose and fix errors, clean out clutter, adjust settings to accelerate speeds, remove dangerous files, and more—all from one easy-to-use interface.


Introducing System Mechanic® 10 Professional

The Most Advanced Approach to Maximum PC Performance


The Root Causes of PC Slowdowns

Most of us have noticed that the longer we use our computers, the slower they get. In fact, the problem is so common that people assume it's unavoidable and just part of a natural "aging process" of PCs.


Security Spotlight: A Closer Look at Spyware

Part of iolo's ongoing series exposing malicious software


10 ways to energize your laptop

For many of us, laptops are an indispensable part of our lives. They travel with us to school, to work, and even on vacation, giving us immediate access to the internet and our files wherever we are.


Stopping Spam

Spam—the electronic "junk mail" that finds its way into our email inboxes every day—needs little introduction.


Make the most of high-speed internet

Optimize internet speed and performance with these 10 steps


Letting go of computer clutter

Over time, we have a tendency to build up a lot of digital clutter—all of those programs, documents, photos, and music files that we've installed and saved on our computers over the years.


Eco-friendly Tips for Your Computer

These days, many of us are looking for ways to conserve energy, both to help the environment and to save some cash: buying energy-efficient light bulbs and appliances, adjusting the thermostat, and trying to "reduce, reuse and recycle" where we can.


Security Spotlight: A Closer Look at Malicious Keyloggers

With iolo's Security Spotlight series, you can read about the various malicious programs that infect computers, destroy data and steal personal information, and get some valuable pointers on how to protect yourself.


Security Spotlight: A Closer Look at Malicious Trojans

With iolo's Security Spotlight series, you can read about the various malicious programs that infect computers, destroy data, and steal personal information, and get some valuable pointers on how to protect yourself.


Don't Fall for the Latest Online Scams

The internet is a big part of our everyday lives—and the con artists know it. Cyber crooks are coming up with more and more ways to use the web to run their scams and cheat unsuspecting people out of their money.


Your PC's Health at Your Fingertips

Use System Mechanic’s PC Health Status Gadget for instant access to computer health and security, as well as critical maintenance tools.


System Mechanic works with Windows 8

Many of our customers have contacted us with questions about compatibility, re-installation, and the need for tune-up and optimization with Windows 8, Microsoft's latest operating system.


Improve Windows Startup Performance

One of the most common complaints heard from PC users is that it takes forever to start their computers up.


Fix Stubborn PC Problems with Registry Tuner

If you're one of the millions of people who suffer from chronic computer errors, restarts, freezes, and other frustrations, System Mechanic's reengineered Registry Tuner may be your simple cure.


Clean out System-Clogging Clutter with PC Cleanup™

Remove dangerous computer clutter with just one click using System Mechanic's greatly enhanced all-in-one PC Cleanup tool.


The Science Behind System Mechanic: Tune-up Definitions™

What makes System Mechanic the safest and most effective PC performance product on the market?


Registry Cleaners: Snake Oil or PC Panacea?

Learn why your PC may actually run dramatically slower if you only clean the registry.


Defend your right to privacy with System Mechanic's military-strength Privacy Cleaner™

The improved Privacy Cleaner tool uses US Department of Defense techniques to securely wipe away the tracks left behind as you use your PC


Liberate Memory Held Captive by Greedy Programs

Computer memory can become just as fragmented as a hard drive, but much faster and with more immediate effects.


Get in the game with EnergyBooster™

Now you can, with EnergyBooster™, a revolutionary tool in System Mechanic that puts your PC in overdrive.


Securely Delete Files with the Incinerator®

Computers are convenient tools for storing all sorts of personal pictures, documents, and files. Gone are the days when entire rooms of our home or office were relegated to physical file storage.


Computer Stress: Coping with Technology

You know that feeling when you need to send an email, but your online service locks up? Or you’re putting the final touches on a document you’ve slaved over and the computer mysteriously crashes?


Wireless Surfing 101

Here we'll present an overview of the most common wireless options used today.


Eliminate Computer Stress

You know that feeling when you're finishing up a document you slaved over for hours and then your computer crashes...


Difference Between Software and "Scareware"

Websites that offer to scan your computer for free are all over the internet--be sure to go with those that are trustworthy.


Fixing Computer Startup Problems

Starting up a computer is an intensive process that involves software, hardware, and many different areas of your computer. For that reason, problems encountered during the startup process can have several different causes.


10 Steps to Maximizing Your Antivirus Protection

Using an antivirus program is one of the simplest and most effective steps you can take to protect your computer. Antivirus software monitors your computer and automatically blocks and removes computer infections, preventing them from causing damage or spreading further.


10 Steps to Maximizing Your Firewall Protection

A firewall installed on a computer provides a critical layer of protection and has become a must-have tool for any user accessing the web.


Computer Security Tips

A firewall provides a barrier against hacking and other unauthorized access, while still allowing desired communication to pass through.


How to Spot a Virus Hoax

Virus hoaxes are false virus warnings that circulate over email and are designed to cause alarm or damage. At best, they waste time and cause undue fear or distress.


Can a Hacker Guess Your Passwords?

We use passwords so often that it's easy to lose sight of just how critical a password really is: one of the best defenses we have against cybercrime is often the one we take the least seriously.


Surf the Internet Faster

Slow and unreliable internet access is one of the most common complaints of PC users: freezes right in the middle of important downloads, critical emails that never arrive, videos that stall and stutter, web sites that seem to take hours to display...


Clean Up Your Windows Startup

Many applications and services automatically start every time you turn on your computer. Some of these programs in Windows startup are required and desired, but many are not needed at all and can unnecessarily slow your PC down.


Use Search and Recover's drive imaging for data recovery and backups

Search and Recover™ includes drive imaging tools that not only enable more effective data recovery, but provide an easy backup and storage solution.


How to Recover Accidentally Deleted Files

If you've accidentally lost important data, don't panic! Try these 7 tips to retrieve deleted files.


Deleting Files the Secure Way

When a file is deleted, it's not permanently erased. See how you can truly obliterate files and keep confidential information from prying eyes.


Customize Your PC with System Mechanic

No need to deal with complicated set up screens--with System Mechanic, you can customize your Windows settings.


Enhance PC Protection with System Mechanic

Computer viruses and hackers continue to pose a high risk, and can wreak havoc by causing permanent computer damage, destroying data, and more.


3 Easy Ways to Fix PC Errors

Fix hundreds of problems with hard drives, system settings and PC components and get rid of annoying errors and crashes for good.


Give Your PC a Complete Tune-up with PC TotalCare

Use this one-click PowerTool™ for an all-in-one diagnosis, cleanup, and repair and see an immediate impact on your computer's performance.


Complete Registry Optimization with System Mechanic

Slow boot times, sluggish program responses, odd error messages, random lock-ups or crashes--all signs that your computer's registry may be corrupted.


Boost Speed with System Mechanic

Did you know that one of the major causes of PC slowdowns are programs automatically starting every time you turn on your computer?


Enable your PC to Fix Itself with Patented iolo Technology

Like a team of auto repair technicians servicing your car when you need, System Mechanic's ActiveCare technology fine-tunes your PC whenever it's idle.


Eliminate the Top 5 PC Performance Drains with System Mechanic

Have you noticed that the longer you’ve had your computer, the slower it’s gotten? iolo researchers have identified the top 5 causes of PC slowdowns and bottlenecks.


Getting Started with System Mechanic

Over time and with regular use, PCs slowly degrade: slow performance, strange error messages, program lockups, crashes at the worst possible time—we’ve all experienced it.



iolo UptoSpeed

UpToSpeed™ is iolo's ongoing article series written by PC experts for everyday computer users. Each article is packed with easy tips and practical advice on the latest issues affecting computers to help you get the most out of your PC.






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