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Should I remove iolo technologies' System Mechanic 6?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
25% remove it75% keep it
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How common is it?
United States Rank #38,481
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Versions

VersionDistribution
6.0x 33.33%
6.0w 5.56%
6.0u 5.56%
6.0t 5.56%
6.0s 5.56%
6.0q 27.78%
6.0n 11.11%
6.0 5.56%

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iolo technologies' System Mechanic 6

What is iolo technologies' System Mechanic 6?  (from iolo technologies)

System Mechanic Free keeps your PC running at peak performance and stability with advanced PC optimization, repair and maintenance features. Using 7 safe and effective tools, its exclusive patented technology fixes registry problems, defrags hard drives, cleans up junk files, accelerates downloads, boosts Windows speed...  Read more

Overview

iolo technologies' System Mechanic 6 is a software program developed by iolo technologies. The most common release is 6.0x, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. Upon being installed, the software adds a Windows Service which is designed to run continuously in the background. Manually stopping the service has been seen to cause the program to stop functing properly. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. The primary executable is named sysmech6.exe. The setup package generally installs about 12 files and is usually about 81.23 MB (85,174,640 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows XP and Windows XP. While about 64% of users of iolo technologies' System Mechanic 6 come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Australia.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.iolo.com/promo/smfree
Installation folder: C:\PC Tool Box\System Mechanic 6\
Uninstaller: "C:\PC Tool Box\System Mechanic 6\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 81.23 MB

Program filesFiles installed by iolo technologies' System Mechanic 6

Program executable:sysmech6.exe
Name:System Mechanic®
Path:C:\pc tool box\system mechanic 6\sysmech6.exe
MD5:7740b825081b8b3daf05ef58a99971f3
Additional files:
  • SMSystemAnalyzer.exe - System Mechanic System Analyzer
  • PopupBlocker.exe - System Mechanic ®
  • SMTrayNotify.exe - SMTrayNotify
  • IoloSGCtrl.exe
  • SystemGuardAlerter.exe
  • smflt.dll
  • Delay.exe
  • unins000.exe - Inno Setup (Setup/Uninstall)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Service
  • IoloSGCtrl.exe runs as a service named 'iolo System Guard' (IOLO_SRV).
2 Startup Files (User Run)
  • SMSystemAnalyzer.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'SMSystemAnalyzer' and executes as "C:\Program Files\iolo\System Mechanic 6\SMSystemAnalyzer.exe".
  • PopupBlocker.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'System Mechanic Popup Blocker' and executes as "C:\Program Files\iolo\System Mechanic 6\PopupBlocker.exe".
2 Startup Files (All Users Run)
  • SystemGuardAlerter.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'SystemGuardAlerter' which loads as "C:\Program Files\iolo\System Mechanic 6\SystemGuardAlerter.exe".
  • Delay.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'ioloDelayModule' which loads as C:\Program Files\iolo\System Mechanic 6\delay.exe.

How do I remove iolo technologies' System Mechanic 6?

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Or, you can uninstall iolo technologies' System Mechanic 6 from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program iolo technologies' System Mechanic 6, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove iolo technologies' System Mechanic 6.

OS VERSIONS
Win XP 72%
Win 8 6%
 
HOW IT STARTS
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 25%
Keep it 75%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows XP 83.33%
Windows Vista 11.11%
Windows 8 5.56%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Microsoft Windows XP 83.33%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 11.11%
Windows 10 Pro 5.56%

Distribution by countryGeography

64.00% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 64.00%
  United Kingdom 16.00%
  Australia 4.00%
  Israel 4.00%
  Germany 4.00%
  Canada 4.00%
  Italy 4.00%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 20.00%
American Megatrends 20.00%
Compaq 20.00%
Hewlett-Packard 13.33%
Intel 13.33%
Sahara 6.67%
ASUS 6.67%
Common models
HP EliteBook 8540p 7.14%
Dell Computer Dimension 2... 7.14%
Hewlett-Packard hp workst... 7.14%
BIOSTAR Group A960D+ 7.14%
INTELR AWRDACPI 7.14%
Hewlett-Packard Compaq Pr... 7.14%

About (from iolo technologies, LLC)

Founded in 1998, iolo technologies, LLC (www.iolo.
Publisher URL: www.iolo.com

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