System Mechanic 23
Speed up, optimise and repair your computer with this all-in-one PC maintenance and tweaking tool
System Mechanic is an amazingly comprehensive tool that provides everything you'll need to clean and speed up your PC, fix system problems and protect your privacy.
If your PC isn't performing, for instance, then System Mechanic will help you defragment your hard drive; optimise your Internet connection settings for faster downloads; defragment and compact the Registry; optimise the boot process by removing unnecessary startup programs, and get a temporary performance boost by closing down selected background processes.
And it's the same across the suite, with powerful features and functionality everywhere you look. There are tools here to defragment and compact the Registry; repair hard drive problems; enhance system security, locate unnecessary duplicate files, or recover from disaster if Windows won't boot. A Windows tweaking tool provided easy access to more than 100 key Windows settings, an Advanced Uninstaller completely removes apps to free up hard drive space - and you could still create a very capable maintenance suite from the other tools that we haven't had space to mention.
Whether you're a Windows expert or a PC novice, then, System Mechanic has features which will appeal.
The latest v23 brings a brand new user-interface, a new Network Scanner module which scans for devices on your network using bandwidth that could be causing congestion and a new Process Scanner.
Note that iolo System Mechanic includes a Whole Home 1-Year license, which enables you to use it across every PC in your home, across every member of your family.
Review by Mike Williams.