iolo technologies Delivers Full Windows 7 Compatibility

The leading PC tune-up maker now also offers 64-bit compatible versions of Search and Recover and DriveScrubber

LOS ANGELES, CA – February 25, 2009 – iolo technologies, the PC tune-up experts behind #1 best-selling System Mechanic®, announced today that the newest version of the flagship product offers complete compatibility with Windows 7, becoming the first utilities software in the market fully compatible with Microsoft’s newest operating system.

 “Since 1998, iolo technologies has continually improved our award-winning PC tune-up product family to ensure that all of our 21 plus million users worldwide – including those using the new Windows 7 beta – are able to enjoy optimal computer performance,” said JJ Schoch, iolo’s VP of marketing. “As Windows 7 use skyrocketed during the past weeks, forcing Microsoft to temporarily stop the trial, we aimed to fill the void in the utilities available to the early adopters.”

iolo also announced today the immediate availability of 64-bit compatible versions of Search and Recover™ 5, its popular data recovery program, and DriveSrubber® 3, its #1 best-selling secure data removal tool. Both products are also Windows 7 compatible.

iolo technologies has been the source of innovation in the PC tune-up industry for a decade, constantly redefining and enriching the utilities field with its cutting-edge research on new causes for PC slowdowns, crashes and any mysterious malfunctions. The research capabilities and insights will be further expanded with the upcoming announcement of iolo labs, the dedicated research arm of the company.

Thanks to this decade-long ongoing focus on research, System Mechanic was repeatedly first-to-market with new features and technology innovations. In 2002 it was officially endorsed by the Microsoft Designed for Windows XP Logo program, in 2006 it became one of the first Windows Vista compatible software programs and in 2008 it led the industry as the first comprehensive program of its kind to offer 64-bit compatibility. 

With its extensive collection of more than 40 different tools that fix errors, freezes and crashes, restore like-new speed and performance, and maintain overall reliability, System Mechanic 8.5 goes well beyond so-called “registry cleaners”, popularized recently by intensive and occasionally amusing advertising efforts, and offers a comprehensive solution to any slow or error-prone computer. With industry-leading and proprietary SafetyNet™ optional roll-back technology, users have trusted System Mechanic for over 10 years as both the most effective and safest tune-up product available. The software is suitable for both PC novices and experts alike and can be used in all 32-bit and 64-bit versions of the Windows operating system.


System Mechanic® is a comprehensive utility suite designed to fix, speed up and maintain PCs so they run like new forever. Currently the #1 best selling PC tune-up product in the US according to NPD Reports, as well as in Canada, UK, France and Benelux, System Mechanic® is used by more than 21 million consumers worldwide and available in more than 18,000 storefronts. The software combines more than 40 robust tools in an integrated console enabling novices and experts alike to keep their computers in peak operating condition. Patent-pending ActiveCare™ technology proactively fine tunes computers by performing repairs and optimizations when they are on but not in use, without any interruption. For more information see


iolo technologies, LLC, a privately held firm founded in 1998 and headquartered in Los Angeles with offices worldwide, produces award-winning software that repairs, optimizes, and protects Windows computers. The iolo product line includes System Mechanic®, the #1 best-selling PC tune-up software; System Mechanic Professional®, an all-in-one suite of both PC tune-up and security tools; Search and Recover™, a powerful data recovery tool for retrieving lost files and photographs; DriveScrubber®, the #1 best-selling utility for permanently wiping data from hard drives; as well as System Shield®, iolo AntiVirus™ and iolo Personal Firewall™, Internet security software.  For more information see


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What is iolo's Whole Home License?

The Whole Home License® is iolo’s licensing policy that allows you to install and keep your software running on all of your compatible devices within the same home. Previously, users were allowed to install and license their iolo software simultaneously on a maximum of three PCs. Under the Whole Home License, a single activation key allows you to use your iolo software on all of your PCs, other than any PCs you use for business purposes. What you need to know about Whole Home Licensing

  • You, your spouse, and your relatives living within the same household may use the same license on any number of PCs that you own which are not used for business.
  • For full legal terms and conditions, see

To install your iolo product on additional PCs:

  1. On the additional computer, download the latest version of your iolo product. Choose from the list of downloads offered here.
  2. Follow the steps in the installation wizard, and enter the same Activation Key that you used to install on your original computer.

You can view the Activation Key on the original computer from within System Mechanic > red menu bar > key icon > Activation Key.