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System Mechanic FAQs

Normal everyday PC usage can take its toll on computer and PC systems, making them annoyingly slow. System Mechanic, from iolo, is a software suite that secures, optimizes, repairs and fine tunes your computer so the system can run faster and at its best.

System Mechanic software:

  • Boosts internet speed by optimizing connection settings.
  • Removes internet traces
  • Fixes over 30,000 different PC problems
  • De-junks and cleans your slow PC


Select an FAQ below to see more information.

What are the features of System Mechanic?

System Mechanic is a performance solution that first deploys a series of complex automated maintenance actions to help keep your PC stable and clutter-free, and then goes to work by precision-tuning dozens of internet, processor, memory, and hard drive settings in real time for maximum system speed and performance.

Some of the features include:

Fast repairs/scansSystem Mechanic leverages today’s powerful multi-core processors to scan for slowdown in several areas of your PC at once, and then repairs those issues simultaneously as well.
iolo Smart Updater™System Mechanic receives nearly instantaneous updates to ensure you receive the most recent version automatically and seamlessly.
  • Automatically identifies and fixes problems when your PC is on but not in use.
  • Proactively ensures your PC is always ready for action, while eliminating the hassle of setting schedules or being interrupted by annoying system maintenance routines.
Startup OptimizerComprehensively identifies, classifies and disables many new types of modern bloatware from launching and running without your knowledge.
NetBooster®Lets you apply specific broadband settings for streaming, gaming and more.
Privacy Shield™Helps protect your most sensitive personal information.

For a more detailed list of features and instructions on how to use them, please refer to our help article System Mechanic: Features.

How do I get technical support for System Mechanic?

Open the System Mechanic software installed on your computer and click on the Help link in the upper right corner of the window. This will take you to a product manual which covers several troubleshooting topics. A Contact iolo link will take you to the company’s tech support mailing address, phone number, etc. You can also go to the System Mechanic Customer Care website.

How do I view my billing information and history?

For help locating your billing info, review our Account Management help article.

If you have questions about your billing information, call us at 1-866-485-9217 Monday through Friday between 8AM to 1AM ET, and Saturday between 8AM and 10PM ET.

How do I cancel System Mechanic?

To cancel your AOL Premium Subscription Product, please read the AOL Premium Subscription Products FAQs help article.