System Mechanic 11 Wins Third Consecutive PC Magazine’s Editors’ Choice Award

Independent lab tests conclude System Mechanic improves PC performance by nearly 60 percent

LOS ANGELES, CA – September 18, 2012 – iolo technologies, recognized globally as the top source for innovative computer optimization solutions, has been honored with PC Magazine’s Editors’ Choice award for its recently released System Mechanic 11 software. This year’s accolade marks the third year in a row iolo’s System Mechanic has been recognized as the best-in-class solution for keeping computers running optimally.

During this year’s round-up, PC Magazine’s independent labs performed a series of rigorous tests on a number of products designed to deliver improved PC performance and stability. After the results were tabulated, System Mechanic 11 was recognized as the most effective solution by a significant margin of difference. Test computers saw a dramatic improvement in performance, resulting in over 58 percent faster start-up speed; nearly twice the level of improvement of any other product tested. System Mechanic also improved test machines’ GeekBench performance index average by 538 points, which was more than double the score of the nearest competitor.

As PC Magazine’s testers concluded, System Mechanic 11 “scored high marks for its top-notch tune-up capabilities, but also for its Program Accelerator (which smartly re-aligns all of a program’s dependent files on the hard drive so that the PC finds them faster), useful desktop widget (which delivers at-a-glance system information), and Whole Home Licensing (which does away with install limitations)” and “remains the Editors’ Choice.”

“System Mechanic 11 is a culmination of iolo’s 15 years of innovation and laser focus on performance optimization technology. It’s a testament to our mission of pioneering breakthrough approaches that result in tangible and measurable improvements to the overall experience of using a computer,” said Lars Oleson, executive director of product engineering at iolo technologies. “Our goal has always been to produce the most effective software on the market. With version 11’s combination of patented technology, enhanced ease of use, and expanded intelligence from iolo Labs, we’re pleased to receive objective validation that comes as a result of PC Magazine’s extensive testing. iolo’s engineering team remains committed to ensuring System Mechanic elevates new computers beyond factory limitations, and restores older machines to like-new operation.”

Introduced in 1998, System Mechanic has been used by more than 45 million people worldwide to keep over 75 million computers optimized. It remains the #1 best-selling PC tune-up software in the US, Canada, UK, France and Benelux countries according to NPD and similar sources.

New System Mechanic 11 introduces several new features and unique technologies, including AcceleWrite™ real-time fragmentation prevention, full Windows 8 integration, more powerful start-up optimization, enhancements to iolo’s patented ActiveCare automated maintenance, thousands of additional Tune-up Definitions™ and more. The new version is automatically available at no charge to all existing users of System Mechanic with an active service plan, which also provides free ongoing access to Tune-up Definitions, weekly intelligence updates published by iolo Labs, the independent research arm of iolo technologies. New users can purchase System Mechanic 11 directly from, via all major web e-tailers, or in one of more than 23,000 retail storefronts that carry iolo’s products worldwide.

About iolo technologies
Crowned the Fastest-Growing Company in the United States from 2009-2011 by the International and American Business Awards, iolo technologies, LLC ( produces award-winning software that repairs, optimizes, and protects computers. Founded in 1998 and headquartered in Los Angeles with market presence in 33 countries, iolo’s products have helped over 45 million users worldwide and are the recipient of hundreds of awards from industry analysts and media. Used and recommended by the world’s leading technical authorities and consistently ranked as best in class by independent labs worldwide, the iolo product line includes System Mechanic®, the #1 best-selling PC performance optimization software; System Mechanic Professional®, an all-in-one suite of performance and security tools; Search and Recover™, a powerful data recovery tool for retrieving deleted files and photos; DriveScrubber®, the #1 best-selling utility for secure data removal; as well as System Shield®, performance-focused anti-malware software. For more information see

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What is iolo's Whole Home License?

The Whole Home License® is iolo’s licensing policy that allows you to install and keep your software running on all of your compatible devices within the same home. Previously, users were allowed to install and license their iolo software simultaneously on a maximum of three PCs. Under the Whole Home License, a single activation key allows you to use your iolo software on all of your PCs, other than any PCs you use for business purposes. What you need to know about Whole Home Licensing

  • You, your spouse, and your relatives living within the same household may use the same license on any number of PCs that you own which are not used for business.
  • For full legal terms and conditions, see

To install your iolo product on additional PCs:

  1. On the additional computer, download the latest version of your iolo product. Choose from the list of downloads offered here.
  2. Follow the steps in the installation wizard, and enter the same Activation Key that you used to install on your original computer.

You can view the Activation Key on the original computer from within System Mechanic > red menu bar > key icon > Activation Key.