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iolo Review [2022]: Is it Any Good?

6.0
DECENT
Ranked 51st from 69 antivirus companies
Sophie Anderson
Sophie Anderson
Published on: April 26, 2022

iolo Products & Pricing

Malware Killer
$12.47 / year
System Shield
$19.97 / year
System Mechanic Ultimate Defense
$39.97 / year
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 27 reviews in 2 languages 7.5
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Akhtar Ali
Akhtar Ali
Pakistan
10.0
Best System Optimizer!
Windows User
I bought this software few days back and to be honest, It delivered what it stated. This Antivirus keeps the track of malicious item and clean junk files as well. It is one time purchase, So there is no need to worry about more.

I have used this program few days back and trust me it is like a doctor to my hard drive. It solved all the Issues in a single click. The UI is simple and it also keeps hard drive safe from junk files.
Ali Afaq
Ali Afaq
Pakistan
10.0
Best Budget System Optimizer
Windows User
I have used the system optimizer from IOLO and to be honest it turned out to be the best optimizer. I have ever used. It fixed all the bugs on my PC and the pricing was also decent. Would definitely recommend it to everyone out there.
Ali Malik
Ali Malik
Pakistan
10.0
Fixed the bugs on my PC!
Windows User
The iolo system mechanic ultimate software is the best solution for PC optimization. I have used this software and it is very convenient to use. You need to sign in to their website in order to activate the software. It is also a great antivirus program. . It simply analyzes all the issues and junks of your PC. From PC optimizer to a great Antivirus software, it performs as an absolute powerhouse. Overall, I would highly recommend this software. It’s really worth its price.
Ali Akhtar
Ali Akhtar
Pakistan
10.0
Excellent product and company
Windows User
I have used this software and I’m very convinced with its working ability. It is the best PC enhancing software. It effectively clean junks from your PC and optimizes its performance. It is also very easy to use. It scans all the problems of your PC itself. You can also fix the problems individually. The premium version is very cheaper and stable. My experience with iolo technologies was very effective. It is the best PC enhancing software and ensures to run your computer in an optimal condition.
MKainat
MKainat
Pakistan
10.0
Awesome software to fix all PC problem!
Windows User
I heard about System Mechanic's capabilities to fix faults on a computer, and I already use it to protect my computer against security threats, so I decided to try it out. What I discovered was that, in fact, System Mechanic could do all of these things, but the most impressive thing is how it can pinpoint exactly what the issues are and what needs fixing! When I ran a scan with System Mechanic, no sooner had it completed than suggestions pop up telling me what the problem was, how to fix it and how long it could take! I will continue using it!
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.
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!
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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Sam MJ
Apr. 19, 2022
Iolo missed up my installation and then billed me a service charge for asking them to fix it. I had already uninstalled their junky product. Purchase this at your own risk.
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Ed MJ
Hi MJ, sorry to here that you had a bad experience with out support team. Could you please reach out to me at ed@iolo.com and I will try to get this sorted for you.
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MJ Ed
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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Duane Hill MJ
May 27, 2022
Yeah, and they recently changed their billing services to a different company. Guess what? I was charged $49.95 FOR NOTHING. I had canceled my account over a year ago. Now I have to waist my time getting my money back.
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Ed MJ
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
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.

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