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iolo Review [2023]: Is it Any Good?

Katarina Glamoslija
Katarina Glamoslija
Published on: January 26, 2023

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
Katarina Glamoslija
Katarina Glamoslija
Head Content Manager

About the Author

Katarina Glamoslija is Head Content Manager at SafetyDetectives. She has nearly a decade of experience researching, testing, and reviewing cybersecurity products and investigating best practices for online safety and data protection. Before joining SafetyDetectives, she was Content Manager and Chief Editor of several review websites, including one about antiviruses and another about VPNs. She also worked as a freelance writer and editor for tech, medical, and business publications. When she’s not a “Safety Detective”, she can be found traveling (and writing about it on her small travel blog), playing with her cats, and binge-watching crime dramas.

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iolo User Reviews

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46 14
Based on 60 reviews in 2 languages 8.1
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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
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!
Jan. 24, 2023 NEW
Benjamin
Benjamin
United States
10.0
worth the price
Windows User
It is actually a reasonable software with plenty of features and facilities. Dedicated to provide excellent service and knowledgeable information. It is actually worth the price.
Recommended
Jan. 24, 2023 NEW
Joseph
Joseph
United States
10.0
Highly recommended
Windows User
This software makes computer a better performer. It makes the computer run very smoothly. It also improves its performance.
Highly recommend
Jan. 21, 2023 NEW
Jeremy
Jeremy
United States
10.0
did a great job.
Windows User
I bought this software to resolve some issues related to the operating system. And fortunately it was able to solve it. It did a good job and rendered great services. I would recommend this software.
Jan. 18, 2023 NEW
Clark
Clark
United States
10.0
I purchased this software a long ago and it never disappointed me.
Windows User
I purchased this software a long ago and it never disappointed me. I signed up for an year’s subscription. I called in to Tech support and they provided me with great customer service. They provide me with all the relevant information and helped me through it. I would definitely recommend it.
Jan. 18, 2023 NEW
Parker
Parker
United States
10.0
I am using it for a longer period and they have been developing better and better.
Windows User
For a program that can take complete care of your program only itself, this software is the best option of all. I don't think it could not get any better. I am using it for a longer period and they have been developing better and better.
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