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19% remove it81% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #1,228
United States Rank #760
Reach 0.6654%
Installation trends (last 30 days)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 12.36 days
364.77 days >
Average installed length: 191.66 days


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9.5.8 0.10%
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14.5.2 7.50%
14.5.1 4.21%
14.5.0 3.76%
14.0.4 0.19%
14.0.3 4.21%
14.0.1 13.17%
14.0.0 4.19%
12.7.1 7.83%
12.7.0 6.10%
12.5.0 15.08%
12.0.0 5.73%
11.7.1 10.34%
11.7.0 4.21%
11.5.2 6.00%
11.5.1 0.24%
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11.1.6 2.65%
11.1.1 0.16%
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11.0.3 0.10%
11.0.1 0.01%
10.8.5 0.74%
10.8.2 0.03%
10.8.1 0.03%
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10.7.6 0.13%
10.6.2 0.09%
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10.5.4 0.38%
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10.1.3 0.01%
10.1.2 0.11%
10.1.1 0.06%
10.1.0 0.01%
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iolo technologies' System Mechanic

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

Iolo Technologies System Mechanic The PC Accelerator Wizard will automatically optimize system settings and increase overall performance! The only tool you'll need to keep your PC running fast, smooth, and error-free. PC TotalCare™ combines all of the System Mechanic power into a single one-button interface for the per...  Read more


iolo technologies' System Mechanic is a software program developed by iolo technologies. The most common release is 12.5.0, 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. A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). The software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The primary executable is named sysmech.exe. The setup package generally installs about 36 files and is usually about 17.43 MB (18,271,986 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 8. While about 69% of users of iolo technologies' System Mechanic come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Germany.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.iolo.com/system-mechanic
Help link: www.iolo.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\iolo\System Mechanic\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\iolo\System Mechanic\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 17.43 MB

Program filesFiles installed by iolo technologies' System Mechanic

Program executable:sysmech.exe
Name:iolo System Mechanic
Path:C:\Program Files\iolo\system mechanic\sysmech.exe
Additional files:
  • SMSystemAnalyzer.exe - System Mechanic System Analyzer
  • ioloUPHc.exe - iolo URL Protocol Handler
  • ioloPCStatus.exe - iolo PC Status Gadget (iolo PC Status Gadget Setup)
  • GvrMgr.dll - iolo System Mechanic (Process Governor Management DLL)
  • ioloGovernor.exe - iolo Process Governor
  • ioloGovernor64.exe
  • pl_rsrc_english.dll - Process Governor Resource DLL
  • pl_rsrc_english64.dll
  • smhtml.dll
  • SMTrayNotify.exe - iolo System Component
  • UninstallerHook32.dll - iolo System component
  • dvrupdr.dll - iolo Driver Updater
  • SystemGuardAlerter.exe - iolo System Guard (iolo System Guard Alerter)
  • ioloMemoryOptimizer.exe - System Mechanic
  • SysMechanic.exe
  • LiveBoost.exe - iolo LiveBoost
  • ebprofiles32.dll - iolo LiveBoost Component
  • ebprofiles64.dll
  • ioloPGE.dll - iolo Process Governor Component
  • IoloSGCtrl.exe
  • uninst.dll - iolo System Components
  • lorraine.dll - iolo system component
  • Delay.exe
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • SysMech.exe is scheduled as a task named 'System Mechanic' (runs weekly on Sundays at 5:10 PM).
  • SMSystemAnalyzer.exe is scheduled as a task named 'System Mechanic' (runs daily at 11:00 AM).
3 Scheduled Tasks (Boot/Login)
  • ioloGovernor64.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named iolo Process Governor.
  • ioloGovernor.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named iolo Process Governor.
  • SysMech.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named GoogleUpdateTaskMachineCore.
4 Startup Files (All Users Run)
  • LiveBoost.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'ioloLiveBoost' which loads as C:\Program Files\iolo\System Mechanic\LiveBoost.exe.
  • ioloGovernor64.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'ioloGovernor' which loads as C:\Program Files\iolo\System Mechanic\ioloGovernor64.exe.
  • ioloGovernor.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'ioloGovernor' which loads as C:\Program Files\iolo\System Mechanic\ioloGovernor.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\delay.exe.
2 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • SMSystemAnalyzer.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\iolo\System Mechanic\SMSystemAnalyzer.exe'.
  • SysMech.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\iolo\System Mechanic\SysMech.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:4.11 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0011620151%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00043078%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00073123%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:5,523,167
8,062,084 average
70 average
I/O reads/min:33 Bytes
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:82.64 KB
105.02 KB average
Memory:19.88 MB
Total CPU:0.0013368130%
Kernel CPU:0.00078776%
User CPU:0.00054905%
CPU cycles/sec:17,976,455
I/O reads/min:504 Bytes
I/O writes/min:9 Bytes
Memory:230.17 MB
Total CPU:0.0015620921%
Kernel CPU:0.00092171%
User CPU:0.00064039%
CPU cycles/sec:1,384,818,207
I/O reads/min:19.99 MB
I/O writes/min:1.9 MB

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  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:
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Win 7 (SP1) 59%
Win 8 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 19%
Keep it 81%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 61.02%
Windows 8 24.32%
Windows Vista 7.90%
Windows XP 6.73%
Windows Server 2003 0.03%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 41.96%
Windows 8.1 11.74%
Windows 7 Professional 9.34%
Windows 7 Ultimate 8.67%
Microsoft Windows XP 6.47%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 6.33%

Distribution by countryGeography

69.07% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 69.07%
  United Kingdom 6.68%
  Germany 4.09%
  Canada 3.97%
  Netherlands 1.36%
  Australia 1.31%
  France 1.15%
  Belgium 1.04%
  Italy 0.80%
  India 0.55%
  Sweden 0.51%
  South Africa 0.41%
  Brazil 0.38%
  Spain 0.37%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 35.68%
Hewlett-Packard 27.21%
Acer 12.97%
Toshiba 6.44%
ASUS 5.11%
Lenovo 2.52%
Intel 2.43%
Samsung 1.84%
American Megatrends 0.96%
Sahara 0.68%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 6.34%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.91%
Dell Inspiron 1545 3.57%
Dell XPS 8300 3.32%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 3.32%
Dell Dell System Inspir... 2.78%

About (from iolo technologies, LLC)

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

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Mad Wolfover a year ago
At one time this was the best program of its type out there but has become quite bloated trying to be the all in one instead of the best at specific things. I still use it and recommend it to my customers but wish they would reduce the bloat .