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iolo Review [2020]: Is it Any Good?

6.0
DECENT
Ranked 48th from 58 antivirus companies
Ranked 48th from 58 antivirus companies
Sophie Anderson
Sophie Anderson
Published on: April 21, 2021

iolo Detailed Expert Review

iolo is the company behind several internet security products, including a system tune-up tool for Windows PCs and an anti-malware engine. In terms of system optimization, it’s pretty good, and iolo can do some cool things like recover deleted files and erase entire drives.

If you’re only looking for a PC tune-up tool, iolo is not a bad choice.

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Bottom Line

iolo is ok as a system optimizer, but its anti-malware and cybersecurity tools are not the best. Still, if you only need a system optimizer iolo is not a bad choice.

About the Author

Sophie Anderson
Sophie Anderson
Cybersecurity researcher and tech journalist

About the Author

Sophie Anderson has spent the last 10 years working as a software engineer for some of the biggest tech companies in Silicon Valley. She now works as a cybersecurity consultant and tech journalist, helping everyday netizens understand how to stay safe and protected in an online world.

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iolo User Reviews

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Based on 11 reviews in 1 language 6.7
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Apr. 21, 2021 NEW
Jason
Jason
India
10.0
Amazing Product. Top class. Best in the market
Windows User
iolo system mechanic ultimate defense is the ultimate tool which you need for your pc. Most importantly the user interface is just mind blowing. Not only the installation process is easy, but also it is super convenient to use. Functionally it is also highly rich. As an antivirus, it will safeguard your device. Besides that you will also get an optimized pc speed. In a nutshell, it is the best comprehensive solution for speed and security of your pc. Thanks iolo for providing such a magnificent service.
Mar. 8, 2021
Jariee
Jariee
Pakistan
9.0
Highly Satisfied!
Windows User
I currently use this with Windows 8.1 Pro on my laptop and it really does work wonders on my computer. I did a clean install of Windows 8.1 and then ran System Mechanic before installing anything else and I was surprised to find it picked up a huge amount of faults from registry problems to so-called critical issues. I clicked "Fix All" and System Mechanic burst into action. I do believe that it keeps my computer quick and running smoothly over the years that I have used it. It's so simple to use and you can either let System Mechanic fix all problems in one go, or you can go through them individually yourself and tell System Mechanic what you want it to do. Cant recommend System Mechanic enough!
Feb. 27, 2021
MJ
MJ
United States
1.0
I think Iolo is a scam.
Windows User
I purchased a lifetime service with then and even requested the cd be sent. I put the cd in and uploaded it. When I entered the activation code they emailed to me I kept getting error2 message. I called and thought I was talking to a tech as he was trying to help me. He wasn't able to and asked if he could remote into my computer. I said NO. Then he said he would connect me to a tech. Turned out he was a sales rep. I hung up. Then I found a chat server on the website and proceeded to speak to a tech there. Same run around and then he asked to remote in to my computer like the person on the phone. Again, NO WAY! Then he asked for my phone number and time zone so a tech could call me. There website specifically states that they will not call ...Show More
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Ed MJ
Mar. 4, 2021
Hi MJ, sorry to here that you had a bad experience with out support team. Could you please reach out to me at [email protected] and I will try to get this sorted for you.
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MJ Ed
Mar. 5, 2021
Why would I contact you when I have absolutely no trust whatsoever in iolo. The two people I talked to when I called pretended to be technicians and tried to gain access to my computer. Later they identified themselves as sales re...Show More
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Ed MJ
Mar. 5, 2021
Hi MJ,

Again, I am sorry you had a bad experience. I am offering to find your lifetime key entitlement key for you and have also already inquired as to what happened with your interaction with our call center but I do need mor...Show More
Larry Leibowy
Larry Leibowy
United States
2.0
Virus/Malware scans don't work on Windows 10
Android User
Windows 10 blocks System Mechanic virus and malware scans with no info on how to run them.
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Ed Larry Leibowy
Mar. 4, 2021
Hi Larry,

I will have our support team look into this. Sorry you had a bad experience with our software!

-Ed
Joseph
Joseph
United States
1.0
FRAUD - IOLA Support committing Senior Citizen FRAUD & DELL is Recommending them...
Windows User
I have used IOLA Technical Support for over 10 years and they were great. Now because of the pandemic they see and opportunity to make more money, this is how. If you call with your email and telephone number, the sales department answers, listens politely then proceeds to tell you that you either don't have a service contract with them or that your contract expired and try to force you to purchase another contract for $199 . As of today they now stating that since you purchased your yearly contract they raised their prices two times and if you want your computer fixed you have to purchase the upgraded service contract and they will cancel the old contract. What is worse DELL is the company that recommended IOLA Premium support when you pur...Show More
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Ed Joseph
Hi Joe, Sorry to hear you had a bad experience with our services! I am having the customer service team look into this matter for you.
Jerry German
Jerry German
United States
10.0
Great company
Mac User
Expert advice and quality software
Jacob Del Toro
Jacob Del Toro
United States
10.0
Good product and company
Windows User
iolo has been around a long time, is US based and has quality products and service. Trust no one else for this type of stuff.
United States
10.0
Good company
Mac User
Has great products and polite agents.
James Nardell
James Nardell
Thailand
10.0
System Mechanic just works!
Windows User
If you want your PC to run in tip top condition I think that System Mechanic and iolo antivirus is a great solution. It works for me! I've used System Mechanic for years now.
Bryce Li
Bryce Li
United States
10.0
Good AV
Windows User
I got the AV as part of System Mechanic Ultimate Defense and it works great. No viruses in it...

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