New System Mechanic 11.5 Harnesses Collective User Intelligence

Top-rated performance optimization software takes technology to the next level with Guided Recommendations™

LOS ANGELES, CA – December 11, 2012 – iolo technologies, recognized globally as the top source for advanced computer optimization technology, today unveiled version 11.5 of its flagship PC performance optimization software. System Mechanic 11.5 now includes new user community-powered Guided Recommendations, multiple Windows 8 enhancements, and key additions to its vast database of Tune-Up Definitions for even more effective operation. 

The perennial recipient of PC Magazine’s Editor’s Choice award for performance optimization software, System Mechanic® has been used by more than 45 million people to keep nearly 80 million computers in optimal condition since 1998. It is consistently ranked as the #1 best-selling software in its category within the US, Canada, UK, France and Benelux countries by NPD and similar sources.

With iolo’s commitment to ongoing development and innovation of technology necessary to keep computers running at their full potential, the company continues to pioneer unique approaches to maximum PC performance. New features in System Mechanic 11.5 include:

  • Guided Recommendations: Guided Recommendations present a new method to address complex performance issues and allow users of all experience levels to safely optimize them with minimal effort. Guided Recommendations fuse the following three technologies:
    • Tune-up Definitions™ – Within Guided Recommendations, Tune-up Definitions deliver key iolo Labs research data about the programs and applications that are affecting each individual user’s computer so that intelligent decisions can be made. Now with more than 32,000 individual definitions that are updated weekly, System Mechanic 11.5 has even more robust analytic capabilities than ever before.
    • True Impact™ – By analyzing the behavior of thousands of different programs across millions of computers, iolo is now able to offer predictive advice about how these apps affect performance experience. True Impact delivers decision-driving data that allows users to quickly pinpoint resource-thirsty programs that may run hidden or only at start-up, and make potent optimizations for maximum gain.
    • Collective Intelligence™ – Leverages the aggregate decisions, assertions, and key behavior of System Mechanic’s vast community of millions of users. Data is then analyzed, distilled, and stored in the cloud for each individual user to benefit from in the form of statistical summaries and recommendations as they use the software personally.
  • New Windows 8 Performance Enhancements: Based on extensive testing from iolo Labs, System Mechanic 11.5 has been designed to leverage several areas of Windows 8’s unique new architecture, resulting in improved start-up performance and overall responsiveness.


System Mechanic 11.5 is automatically available at no charge to all existing users with an active iolo service plan, which provides all product updates and upgrades, as well as continuous Tune-up Definitions updates. New or existing users without a service plan can purchase System Mechanic 11.5 directly from, via all major web e-tailers, or in one of more than 23,000 retail storefronts that carry iolo’s products worldwide, such as Wal-Mart, Best Buy, and Staples.


About iolo technologies

iolo technologies, LLC ( produces award-winning software that repairs, optimizes, and protects computers. Founded in 1998 and headquartered in Los Angeles with market presence in 33 countries, iolo’s products have helped an estimated 45 million users worldwide and won hundreds of awards from industry experts, analysts and media. Used and recommended by the world’s leading technical authorities and consistently ranked as best in class by independent labs worldwide, the iolo product line includes System Mechanic®, the #1 best-selling PC performance optimization software; System Mechanic Professional®, an all-in-one suite of performance and security tools; Search and Recover™, a powerful data recovery tool for retrieving deleted files and photos; DriveScrubber®, the #1 best-selling utility for secure data removal; as well as System Shield®, performance-focused anti-malware software. For more information see For media inquiries, visit

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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.
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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.