New System Mechanic 11 Introduces Real-Time Performance Optimization Technology

New version of award-winning software delivers unique innovations with AcceleWrite™, patented maintenance technology, and enhanced intelligence

LOS ANGELES, CA – August 2, 2012 – iolo technologies, recognized globally as the top source for innovative computer optimization solutions, today unveiled version 11 of its flagship PC performance software. A culmination of nearly two years of research and development, System Mechanic 11 breaks new ground with a combination of patented technology, expanded controls and enhanced intelligence that can elevate new computers beyond factory limitations, and restore older machines to like-new operation.

Introduced in 1998, System Mechanic has been used by nearly 40 million people worldwide to keep over 75 million computers optimized. It is currently the #1 best-selling PC tune-up software in the US, Canada, UK, France and Benelux countries according to NPD and similar sources.

With iolo’s commitment to continually develop and innovate tools necessary to keep computers running at their full potential, System Mechanic 11 builds on its 14-year record of technological exclusivity, once again pioneering distinctive, patented approaches in its quest for maximum PC performance.

Key new features in System Mechanic 11 include:

Revolutionary real-time, always-on technology included in System Mechanic 11 optimizes data storage as it happens. AcceleWrite works with both solid-state drives (SSDs) and traditional hard drives, ensuring that files are written with maximum efficiency to improve overall data transfer speed. This unique technology can significantly increase overall system responsiveness, lower both mechanical and solid state hard drive wear, and eliminate the need for any retrospective optimization (such as disk defragmentation) altogether.

More Powerful Start-up Optimization
Start-up optimization in System Mechanic 11 is both simpler and more powerful for extra system horsepower. Reengineered technology makes it easier to achieve accelerated system start-up speeds and re-inject resources back into foreground programs and tasks throughout the day.

Full Windows 8 Integration
System Mechanic is now fully tuned for and compatible with all Microsoft operating systems from Windows XP to Windows 8. The new version is fully designed to effectively fix, optimize, and maintain issues unique to Windows 8, with added options and underlying research to keep the latest Windows iteration firing on all cylinders.

Thousands of Additional Tune-up Definitions™
With iolo Labs continuously classifying new and changing threats to PC performance, System Mechanic 11 is now fueled by more than 30,000 independently identified solutions to common issues that arise from everyday computer use. This constantly growing body of knowledge (delivered from iolo in the form of automatic weekly data updates) makes all of System Mechanic’s tools and functions that rely on it more effective than ever.

Additional Dashboard Control and Streamlined Setup
System Mechanic 11’s primary command center has been expanded to include easy access to more commonly used tools, at-a-glance status on key functionality, and one-click control of automatic maintenance features. System Mechanic 11 also provides single-step options for the most recommended configurations under a wide variety of environments. This simpler and more efficient installation and upgrade process takes the guesswork out of software setup.

Unlimited Home Licensing
With iolo’s industry-first Whole Home Licensing, non-commercial users can install and use the software on as many of their home computers as they own, without paying additional fees or running out of activations.

More Powerful Malware Protection
iolo System Shield®, included in System Mechanic Pro, now encompasses even more effective defense technology designed to identify and neutralize the latest malware and other threats. With enhanced memory processing, heuristic pattern matching, and reduced resource usage, System Shield ensures maximum protection while staying out of the way.

Hundreds of Universal Improvements
System Mechanic 11 also incorporates a multitude of other improvements, enhancements, stability augmentations, and general updates, for the most effective and reliable performance optimization product to date.

System Mechanic 11 is automatically available at no charge to all existing users with an active service plan, which provides all products updates and upgrades, as well as continuous Tune-up Definitions updates. New or existing users without a service plan can purchase System Mechanic 11 directly from, via all major web e-tailers, or in one of more than 22,000 retail storefronts that carry iolo’s products worldwide, such as Wal-Mart, Best Buy, and Staples.

About iolo technologies
Crowned the Fastest-Growing Company in the United States from 2009-2011 by the International and American Business Awards, 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 benefitted nearly 40 million users worldwide and received hundreds of awards from industry 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 antivirus and antispyware 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.