Solid Maintenance For Your PC
One of the first things you’ll notice about System Mechanic is the facelift. The new interface has a nice red theme with bits of Vista-like treatment.
Cosmetic details aside, System Mechanic 7 is now in charge of more than just Registry cleaning. It now does everything from checking your system for security holes to maintaining disk drives as well.
ActiveCare is a feature that allows you to select which components System Mechanic should automatically handle. With that set up, you won’t need to do anything manually—cleaning up the Registry,for example.
Newcomers won’t have to worry with any of the advanced features. System Mechanic scans your entire system and then lets you decide to fix all the issues it finds. You can also manually run each cleaning task individually. If you do make some massive changes to the Registry during the cleanup, the History feature has you covered—it lets you jump back to previous settings by undoing changes to the Registry.
There’s a process manager that displays all running applications—you can choose to shut down applications like you would in the Windows Task Manager; only here, you can also stop them from running again. This is useful when you’ve found what could possibly be a worm or virus on your drive.
The program is fairly light: it only takes up 30 MB of RAM.
System Mechanic 7.5 has come a long way, and there have been a lot of new features added. The price tag of $49.95 (Rs 2,000) is still a little too steep, though, considering there are free Registry cleaners like CCleaner available for
|Features : 3.5
|Performance : 4|
|Ease of Use : 4|
|Value for Money : 3|
|Overall : 3.5|
Microsoft Vista / XP / 2000 compatible; Use on up to three PCs
Web site : www.iolo.com
Price : $49.95 (Rs 2,000)