Problems With System Mechanic


System Mechanic is a tool to check the condition of the PC. It hosts a number of programs, including a virus scanner, a system checkup, a registry checker; it uses to clean up the hard drive. It has an energy booster to turn off unused programs to boost computer performance. After running System Mechanic, there should be performance gains ,with Windows starting up faster, and access to applications also faster.

Problems with Kapersky Security and Changing the File Types

  • Problem #1: If the Kaspersky (virus detection) security program is on the computer, installing System Mechanic at the same time may cause system crashes. If two programs are accessing the same registry entries, this may cause problems; which apparently System Mechanic and Kapersky do.

    Problem #2. System Mechanic may be unable to locate hard drives, including drive C. When that happens, it is not possible to perform any of the operations that the program is capable of.

Problems with Functions and Drivers

  • Problem #3. If a user wanted to run a configuration or recovery process, he can click various buttons to start. After a while, however, if the user is intent on stopping, there is an undo function. It restores the system to its previous state, but it is hard to find. The reason is that it is in the SafetyNet tab and hidden from view.

    Problem #4. It does not allow users to bring the recovery system files back one file at a time. When a user does a "Deep System analysis," which is time-consuming, it is not possible to cancel the process. It also lacks a system profiler, so it has problems recognizing some antivirus programs such as ZoneAlarm and AVG.

    Problem #5. System Mechanic can cause device drivers to stop working. Drivers for Ethernet cards get corrupted, mouse drivers may not work, and Internet Explorer 8 has a tendency to crash.

    Problem #6. The start-up optimizer may have a tendency to change file types. For example, in some cases, the folder locations move from one directory to another, and file extensions change from .avi to .wav (video to audio).

How Are the Fixes Accomplished?

  • Problem #7. When users click on the "Reports" tab, followed by clicking "History," the program only shows users a non-clickable list of fixed generalities. For example, one fix is, "Optimized Internet Speed." However, it does not say how the fix occurred. It does not say what settings it replaced; nor does it describe how it fixed the registry entries or, what, in fact, it did repair.

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