System Mechanic 10.8 Review And Giveaway

It’s quite common to have your Windows system accumulate cruft after extended periods of usage. Be it because of unwanted programs adding themselves to the startup, or our mindless install spree – these cruft accumulate and tend to slowdown your system.

System Mechanic aims to speed up your install by cleaning up the cruft, removing useless programs and generally helping you out in keeping your Windows install shipshape.

On launch, System Mechanic presents you with a welcome screen. The welcome screen shows you how you can start making use of System Mechanic with links to video tutorials and guiding you what’s new in the current version.

System Mechanic Welcome Screen

Once you get past the welcome page, System Mechanic offers a quick overview of your system status, with an option to analyze your system and report the findings.

System Scan

System Mechanic offers two types of analysis –  quick and deep analysis. Deep analysis performs a more comprehensive analysis, including a hard disk scan.

System Mechanic Scan

Once the scan is complete, System Mechanic will provide you with a summary screen showing you a status of your overall system & security status and a report of the findings.

System Mechanic Analysis Summary

System Mechanic Report

Each of the reports have an option of letting System Mechanic perform an automatic correction or you can opt to fix these manually.

Automated Tasks

System Mechanic comes with a wealth of automated tasks. These tasks include

  • Clean up temporary files
  • Repair Registry problems
  • Declutter startup programs
  • Check for hard drive errors and correct them
  • Report and repair security vulnerabilities
  • Optimize hard drives
  • Repair broken shortcuts
  • Backup registry

and many more. These automated tasks are disabled by default and each of these can be enabled/disabled. The tasks can be further customized to start or to prevent from running under variety of situations as to not slow down your regular operation.

System Mechanic Toolbox

The Toolbox consists of tools which allow you to analyze, detect and clean up various system subsections. The toolbox is further subdivided into two categories – All-in-one tools and Individual tools.

All-in-one tools are a collection of various tools aimed at specific tasks. The tasks include

  • PC Accelerator
  • PC Repair
  • PC Cleanup
  • PC Security
  • Registry Revitalizer

These are combination of tools – let’s take a look at some individual tools.

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Sathya Bhat

Sathyajith aka "Sathya" or "cpg" loves working on computers, and actively participates in many online communities. Sathya is a Community Moderator on Super User, a collaboratively maintained Q&A site which is part of the Stack Exchange network. Sathya also contributes to and is a Super Moderator at Chip India Forums. While not writing SQL queries or coding in PL/SQL, Sathya is also a gamer, a Linux enthusiast, and maintains a blog on Linux & OpenSource. You can reach Sathya on twitter.