Introduction

Recently, I reviewed a system tweaking and cleanup program called TuneUp Utilities.  iolo System Mechanic 11 is another program that performs the same basic functions as TuneUp.  As in,

  • clean up the registry
  • delete temporary and other system clutter
  • tweak startup programs
  • defrag the hard drive
  • defrag the registry

and more.  In general, it does a bit of everything to improve various performance parameters and troubleshoot various computer problems.

As I stated in the TuneUp review, these types of programs may not be for everyone as many of tasks that these programs perform you can do yourself, and/or are built into the OS.  Some are not.  If you do not use such a program, you do need to do many of those tasks yourself.  If you remember to do so.

Is System Mechanic a program that is on your radar for use a system cleaner?  If so, hopefully I can help you decide whether System Mechanic will work for you.