Iolo System Mechanic 8 Professional is basically a system maintenance tool with Kaspersky firewall and antivirus protection thrown in. So as an internet security tool it does not fair too well. It lacks in parental control, anti-spam and anti-phishing tools. It does offer spyware detection, a cookie manager, antivirus capabilities and a good firewall. The Internet Tracks Eraser can hide your Web activities from hackers. The most impressive feature in Iolo's System Mechanic suite is its one click maintenance, whereby a single mouse click completes a total system tune-up, including PC repair, accelerator, clean up and security wizards.
The System Mechanic suite has a clean and easy-to use interface, with different categories of tools to clean, fix, maintain, optimize and protect your machine from different threats. Each of these processes is straightforward and easy to follow. The maintenance and diagnostic tools are very strong and have received industry acclaim. The Startup Manager and Startup Guard help to manage programs which start with Windows, the Device Manager manages all installed devices, and the 'Manage Running Processes' tool does what you would expect it to do.
The Active Care tool automatically repairs registry problems and optimizes machine configuration. The entire maintenance process runs in the background, and you can also get real-time status reports for your hard disk drive, complete with graphic displays.
Iolo's machine repair and recovery tools include:
â?¢ A Registry Cleaner
â?¢ Delete Program tools
â?¢ Rollback Facilities
â?¢ Quick Status
â?¢ Search and Recovery tools for recovering data accidental from external devices.
â?¢ A PC Cleanup wizard
â?¢ Backup and Logs
â?¢ A System Restore disk.
Author Jamie Helmsworthdate added 2009-09-07 12:35:43