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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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Arooj
Arooj
Pakistan
10.0
Good....
Windows User
I purchased System Mechanics to repair issues with my pc. I was getting the blue screen of death, and the pc seemed a little slowe. Program was easy to install and easy to scan the pc. Then picking what I wanted to fix. Worked well for what I purchased it for.
Akhtar
Akhtar
Pakistan
10.0
Amazing
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. Only drawback is this version does Not allow you to have Privacy Garden and currently ByePass not compatible with Micro soft Edge. need System Mechanic Pro to have these options..
Pakistan
10.0
Good Work..
Windows User
I bought this software because I had to re-download my windows package and everything else on my windows 10 system due to serious file corruption. Everything on the computer was mixed up, it was a mess. I bought one program first & returned it quickly for not doing a thing to correct my computer problems. Next I bought & used The Obit System Mechanic, and it was miraculous! It straightened out the entire system on my computer. It corrected the file structure, removed the garbage, organized the files, replaced missing hardware, it just took care of everything! I was blown away at how great it worked. From then on I was a believer in System Mechanic! Now, this program has become part of my "yearly buys" for computer software to keep my system running smoothly.
Afaq
Afaq
Pakistan
10.0
Amazing Product!
Windows User
My old lap top was really going down hill over the years with the blue death screen and not booting up along with freezing up and sluggish. I tried everything in the computer for maintenance etc and it was just not working to fix any of the problems. I was really getting concerned because more and more it would not turn on with out many hard shut downs so I was going to get a new lap top but I thought let's just look and see if there is anything I could try for a fraction of a new lap top and I found this product and I used it, I spent a lot of time using all the tools in the software and sure enough I noticed a big difference. The machine was about 90% better which was a relief because it was usable now, it's been so good for the most part...Show More
Iolo is a SCAM
Windows User
I kept getting charged even when I sent out an email to unsubscribe because they don't have such thing on their website. The only way to unsubscribe is to call them and the operators job is to convince you by giving you years free. I was even charged for a "24/7 tech support" $19.95 monthly. Upon calling them up they declined to refund the charge that was done minutes ago. Their just trying to get steady revenue when their software isn't even approved my Microsoft. Scammers !
Maximo Hucklesby
Maximo Hucklesby
United Kingdom
1.0
Thieves - complete billing scam
Windows User
First their customer services agent signs me up for a monthly subscription service I specifically declined, then after apparently cancelling it they renew the service and bill me again. Then the next CS agent tells me they can't refund me because it's over 10 days since they billed me.

Simply shocking - outright theft.
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
Lithuania
1.0
Hidden fees
Windows User
I bought the software with a big "disscount" and then after one month got to pay 180 USD for early tech. support, thats how they work.
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
Wilfred
Wilfred
Kenya
10.0
Best System Optimizer
Windows User
I have been a die hard fan of Iobit Advanced System Care for more than 10 years. But of late I noticed, it can't optimize CPU like before. I decided to buy iolo system mechanic and its so awesome. It has optimized my laptop CPU in a way there is no lagging. I used to wonder why iolo is ranked as the best windows optimization software in many optimization reviews online. Now I know why.
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