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iolo Review [2022]: Is it Any Good?

6.0
DECENT
Ranked 50th from 69 antivirus companies
Katarina Glamoslija
Katarina Glamoslija
Published on: November 1, 2022

iolo Products & Pricing

Malware Killer
$24.95 / year
System Shield
$39.95 / year
System Mechanic Ultimate Defense
$23.99 / 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

About the Author

Katarina is a tech enthusiast specializing in cybersecurity products, data protection, and maintaining strong practices for general online safety. When she's not a "Safety Detective", she likes to play with her two cats, binge watch crime dramas, sample fine wines, and read about the origins of the universe.

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iolo User Reviews

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Based on 43 reviews in 2 languages 7.2
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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.
user avatar
Ed Larry Leibowy
Hi Larry,

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

-Ed
United States
3.0
System Mechanic Anti-Virus
Windows User
I have used Iolo System Mechanic for about 2 years and it does a great job of tuning and cleaning up the system of all my computers. However, it's anti-virus program .drives me crazy. It keeps on finding viruses - trojans actually - on both my laptops which most of the time it doesn't remove or put into quarantine. This initially really worried me and so I checked both laptops with Norton, then with Malwarebytes, and finally with Sophos anti-virus and none of these programs could find anything malicious with the files that the System Mechanics anti-virus software had indicated to be trojans - but not removed. These were all files associated with features like Windows Media Player or mouse function. Has anyone else had this problem? Are thes...Show More
Stan
Stan
Canada
4.0
Product is good, but be aware of their "Support"
Windows User
I purchased a 1 year subscription for their System Mechanic and overall from what I am finding, the product itself is good and it does help clean up my junk files and had helped improved the performance speed of my computer. But one thing they don't really mention is that they do add another monthly "premium" support fee which costs around $20 a month on top of the product you are using.

When I tried to access my account via their website to see if I could cancel the support subscription, I was having trouble getting an access link sent to me and in calling their support team, like another reviewer had mentioned, be aware that they seem to be more of a Sales rep than anything else. The people who I had been talking with constantly tried ...Show More
Oct. 23, 2022
Chuck
Chuck
United States
9.0
Chuck usa
iOS User
Very happy customer and very happy with tech and customer support
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!
Mora
Mora
United States
10.0
Quick work
Windows User
very easy to use. quick and fast service. keeps pc clean and safe. recommended..
Sam B
Sam B
Pakistan
10.0
That alone makes me happy.
Windows User
Great source of protection always alert when something could harm your device. I have only been using this for a month, but it already stopped one bad app from being installed. That alone makes me happy.
Afaq
Afaq
Pakistan
10.0
Amazing
Windows User
very grat program easy to use save alot of time money and resources
Pakistan
10.0
Amazing work.
Android User
It looked like my PC was full of malware. Numerous popups covered the screen and claimed that my PC was locked; to call Windows Defender support or they would cancel my Windows. It sounded fishy, so I called Tech Support. Best decision I ever made. I had the good fortune to work with 2 tech support agents, Joan and then Camille. Both were knowledgable, helpful, supportive, competent and a pleasure to talk to. In a reasonable amount of time, the situation was cleared up and Camille gave me a complete description of what happened. Thank you so much.
Afaq Kala
Afaq Kala
Pakistan
10.0
Nice Work!
Windows User
very good at cleaning up junk files and registry, also optimizes start up files and internet .have been using Mechanic for several years and am Very satisfied with how it maintains all three of my computers.
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