System Mechanic 14 Wins PC Magazine’s Editors’ Choice Award


Prestigious technology publication selects System Mechanic as
world’s best PC performance software

LOS ANGELES – September 23, 2014 – System Mechanic® 14 has received PC Magazine’s 2014 Editors’ Choice Award, marking the fifth time the magazine has given the best-selling PC performance software its highest honor. A key factor in the decision was PC Magazine Labs’ discovery through critical testing of drastically improved system performance in test PCs—outscoring leading competitors. The review noted, “iolo’s utility comes packed with features that make it worth the price of admission.”

PC Magazine Labs singled out PowerSense™, one of the new features introduced in version 14, for its ability to dynamically sense PC activity and switch power settings and processor modes to maximize system resources in real time, especially for heavy-demand processes such as PC gaming. PC Magazine’s staff specifically noted that System Mechanic significantly improved responsiveness and performance in iTunes and Steam products.

PC Mag review

The engineers at iolo recognize that even new computers need optimization to get beyond factory default or “average” mode. System Mechanic’s award-winning ActiveCare® features have long been the leader in automated PC maintenance. Now, only the automatic, real-time response tuning in System Mechanic’s LiveBoost™ Technology pushes beyond PC repair and stabilization—releasing more RAM when you need it and, with custom processor and power profiling, unleashing the best set of system resources to suit the specific apps you’re running.

“With version 14, System Mechanic has broken through into a new dimension of PC responsiveness to deliver a user experience well beyond anyone’s current expectations,” said Dennis Bottrell, iolo Vice-President of Engineering. “The award confirms that we’ve accomplished this.”

The world’s leading PC 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.

As technology changes, system requirements continue to escalate. Whether users do a great deal of high-end gaming, office multitasking, multimedia editing and content creation, high-definition streaming or 3D graphic design, new programs bring new potential—and greater demand on your computer.

System Mechanic 14 introduces a multitude of innovative technologies, including PowerSense, which utilizes two different modes to achieve ultimate power optimization:

  • Ultra Performance Mode – Unleashes raw, fast, uncompromised power for intense and exhaustive PC activities such as gaming, music and video editing, programming and other processor intensive activities. Ultra Performance Mode achieves this by focusing all processor cores on the session at full power and turns off all non-essential background programs.
  • Endurance Mode – Reduces battery consumption when the top priority is a long-lasting mobile session, especially for non-processor-intensive activities such as writing, reading or casual web browsing. Endurance Mode achieves this by idling down non-critical processor cores, reducing processor power consumption.

System Mechanic 14 is automatically available at no charge to all existing users with an active iolo service plan, which provides all product updates and major version upgrades. New or existing users without a service plan can purchase System Mechanic 14 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, LLC
iolo technologies, LLC develops patented technology and award-winning software that repairs, optimizes, and protects computers and digital devices, enabling users to enjoy their full computing potential by keeping devices running fast and reliably. With a global sales presence in 33 countries and products in 11 languages, tens of millions of people have used iolo’s products for their PC optimization, security, and data recovery needs since 1998. Today, iolo is widely recognized by both consumers and industry experts as a worldwide leader in the system utility software market. The Company’s product line, distinguished by its flagship performance optimization suite System Mechanic®, is sold through more than 23,000 retail storefronts around the world and its software can also be purchased from leading major e-tailers, as well as a multitude of domestic and international distributors and resellers. Founded in 1998 and headquartered in Los Angeles, California, iolo is a wholly owned subsidiary of Phoenix Technologies Ltd. For more information, visit

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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.