Reviews & hands-on

  • Online 4 out of 5

    Iolo System Mechanic 9 - PC review

    By 12 August 2009

    System Mechanic has long been a favourite in the speedup and optimisation software market and the new version 9 promises to offer smarter, faster and deeper tuning with the benefit of new research into tune-up standards. Perhaps the most notable additions...

  • Online 4 out of 5

    Iolo System Mechanic 8 - PC review

    By 26 September 2008

    After you’ve lived with your PC for a year or so, you’ll probably notice that the performance has dropped off considerably. Without the benefit if an IT department to regularly run the various system tools to optimise your computer, it could slowly...

  • Online 4 out of 5

    Iolo System Mechanic Pro 7.5 - PC review

    By 11 June 2008

    Data backup on your PC should be high on your list of priorities but sadly for most people it isn’t. Should your system fail, will you lose all your media files? This is the question you should ask yourself. If the answer is yes, then can you afford...

  • Online 3 out of 5

    Iolo System Shield 3 - PC review

    By 14 August 2007

    If you own a computer and it’s hooked up to the Internet then you need to make sure you have a security suite installed. This isn’t scare mongering it's everyday fact. However, it seems there are as many security suites as there are threats and with...

  • Online 4 out of 5

    Iolo Search and Recover 4 review

    By 12 September 2006

    Have you ever sent a file to your Recycle Bin then suddenly remembered that you need it? Imagine if you’d emptied the bin straight away, it would have been gone forever and irretrievable, or would it? When files are deleted from the system, the actual...

  • Online 3.5 out of 5

    Iolo System Mechanic 6 Pro review

    By 13 June 2006

    Keeping your PC in tip-top condition has never been easy, so much so, most of us tend to ignore regular maintenance until it is a necessity. The name probably gives it away but System Mechanic is a set of tools designed to help you keep your PC running,...