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9 Tips for Safe Online Shopping in 2021

Online shopping has heavily changed the behavior of consumers in recent years. Whether it means getting the best price on the latest software or purchasing the perfect pair of shoes, online shopping gives us access to products, services, and special deals that might be unavailable to us otherwise.

Windows 10: Recover Lost Files

After updating to a new version of Windows®, many people are eager to see what changes they come across. That eagerness can turn sour in a hurry if there appear to be files deleted or missing after an update. Suddenly, there is fear that it is impossible to recover any of those files, no matter how important or trivial they are.

What Are Browser Cookies?

The word “cookies” is thrown around a lot online, but there is a lot of misinformation out there about them. Understanding cookies can help users to make smarter decisions when certain websites ask for permission to load them, which will also help increase their online security.

Review: iolo Search and Recover vs. CCleaner Recuva

Data recovery software is one of those purchases whose pricing can be hard to understand. There are so many different options out there, and most people have no idea how much a service should cost. While a person’s data can be invaluable, there are inexpensive options to get the job done.

PC Laptop Cleaner Solutions – Why They Matter

In terms of power, laptop computers have made a huge jump in the last few years, but they are still generally less robust than a desktop. This makes proactive, regular PC maintenance crucial, in order to ensure everything keeps running smoothly.

Moving From Mac to Windows: The Essentials

Maybe you’re a gamer, and you’re tired of all the new video games being released that aren’t compatible with your Mac. Or maybe you’re simply hoping to upgrade to a new computer, and Apple’s occasionally sky-high prices are just out of your range.

Is Online Shopping Actually Safe?

The rise of online shopping has changed the way consumers think around the world. These days, it is much easier to shop for the best price on anything, as there is global competition in some cases. This is a good thing for consumers, as most can find a better price online than traditional, in-person stores.

Identifying and Eliminating Duplicate Files

Nearly every user has them: two or more files with the same name containing the same information. Often called duplicate files, we’re not even sure how it happened. We create a document, add to it, change it or make other adjustments and save it. However, when we go through our list of programs and content, the same file name appears numerous times.

How-To: Maintain Laptop Performance

For many of us, laptops are an indispensable part of our lives. They travel with us to school, to work, and even on vacation, giving us immediate access to the internet and our files wherever we are.

How-To: Install System Mechanic on Another Computer

System Mechanic offers a free Whole Home License® which entitles you to use the same service account for as many PCs in your household as you wish. Now System Mechanic has made it easier than ever to install the product on multiple computers. Here’s a step-by-step breakdown of how to get the tool working on other systems.

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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.