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System Mechanic: Simplified UI, Network Scanning for Speed Optimization

The team at iolo delivered new System Mechanic® Ultimate Defense™ version 20.7 in September, with more ways to protect your private data than ever before.

Most People Unaware of Public Wi-Fi​ Dangers

Someone is out at a coffee shop with their laptop and is looking to connect to the Internet. So he or she check for Wi-Fi networks that are available.

What is Digital Fingerprinting?

Digital fingerprinting, also known as device fingerprinting or browser fingerprinting, is a technique used to uniquely identify and track devices or users. A “fingerprint” is a unique set of characteristics and attributes associated with a specified device or browser.

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. But we may be overlooking one thing that can be a huge energy drain, increasing our monthly utility bills and needlessly filling up landfills—our computers.

Optimizing Your Computer: How to Speed Up Your RAM

Keeping your PC clean and well-maintained is essential to the longevity of the system and the capabilities of the machine. Computer problems can be external or internal. For example, if the interior of the computer is filled with dust, PC performance can fall drastically and affect the user’s experience. Similarly, failing to take care of the software itself will eventually lead to constantly needing to restart your computer to keep it running quickly.

Adjust Your Settings, Delete Old Files and Update Your Phone

Look at an Android smartphone released today, and it is going to be far quicker than one released a couple of years ago. The top smartphone manufacturers are locked in a smartphone-tech arm’s race of sorts. Nowadays, people can expect the best processors, RAM, and storage to be loaded into your Android smartphone. This means that smartphones run quicker. They are basically minicomputers.

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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.