iolo maintains a regularly updated database of thousands of programs and program components, and classifies them into one of the below six categories. To determine the classifications, the iolo research team runs threat assessments and examines each program’s purpose, common usage, and operational characteristics.
Installed, safe applications that perform core functions.
Programs that are installed and safe, but more or less considered unnecessary for the normal operation of your computer.
Installed, safe applications (or components of such applications) that may be desired but are not required to perform core functions.
Spyware, viruses, and other software that has been identified as malicious and dangerous by iolo’s research team.
Core components of the Windows operating system.
Files and components that are not in the iolo program database
The Internal Description is brief wording used to identify a program. This description is usually provided by the manufacturer of the software.
Note that the creators of viruses can misuse these descriptions in an attempt to make malicious software appear to be valid software. To read the most detailed and accurate description of a program, including its threat level, click on the program’s file name.
Details provide a description of the program and its purpose. This description is provided by the iolo research team and is based on ongoing and historical data collected from a variety of sources.
The date entered is the date the program was added to the iolo Program Database.
The date modified is the date the program was last modified in the iolo Program Database.
The Publisher is the manufacturer or vendor of the program.
This information is provided for educational purposes only and is intended for personal, non-commercial use. Data is believed accurate based on ongoing and historical research, but is not guaranteed or warranted for any purpose and iolo shall not be liable for its use or misuse in any way. This information is the property of iolo and may not be copied, reproduced, distributed, or republished without iolos’ prior written consent. Copyright 2023 iolo. All worldwide rights reserved. Certain portions used by permission from Paul Collins.
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
To install your iolo product on additional PCs:
You can view the Activation Key on the original computer from within System Mechanic > red menu bar > key icon > Activation Key.