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System Mechanic Giveaway (ENDED)

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Wednesday, October 07, 2009 | 169 comments
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System Mechanic GiveawayToday's giveaway is Iolo technologies’ System Mechanic PC tune-up software for up to 3 PCs. Retail value - $49.95

System Mechanic GiveawaySystem Mechanic works with 32 & 64 bit, Windows Vista, XP and 2000, designed to fix, speed up and maintain PCs so they run like new forever. This software combines more than 40 robust tools enabling novices and experts alike to clean out their computers and keep them in peak condition.

System Mechanic GiveawayYou don't need to be an expert to use this. It loaded easily and I was in the program in no time. I started out with a Quick System Analysis of my computer. I knew it was going to find lots because the computer has been giving me all sorts of trouble lately.

Here is what it found on my computer:
7 problems and 1 warning
16 repairable security vulnerabilities
43 registry problems
225.25 MB of system clutter
1 unnecessary start-up item
My Internet configuration is not optimized for optimum speed
My memory level is low (47%)

System Mechanic GiveawayAll were very easily fixed with a click of a button.

Checking over my IntelliStatus, I found out that I have 33 programs (18 optional and 4 unknown) in my StartUp Menu and 40 programs (18 optional and 3 unknown) running at this moment. No wonder my computer bogs down!! I'm going to need to look at each program and see what I can get rid of.

System Mechanic GiveawayThen I sent into the Active Care - Automated Tasks and set my computer to automatically keep itself clean and running efficiently. So easy!

Running a scheduled scan doesn't usually work for me because most of the time I am either working on the computer or it's turned off. So the scan ends up happening while I am working, and slowing me down!

What I really like about this software is that it does the scan during downtime. So if I go off to make my lunch, by the time I come back the scan has started and is almost done - and I can get back to work.

Announcing the winner: There were 170 entries and we have one winner for this giveaway. The winning number is #159 - Donna. Congratulations!



About Catherine: I have been writing frugal tips since 1982, when I was a young divorced mom of two - for my baby product company, Born to Love. I am now mom to three sons, who are all grown up - and re-married to a wonderful man. We have rescued two little dogs, Denny and Dexter - and Bella, the cat.

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  1. Ooh! Hubby would love this giveaway. I'm entering for him, and our half-a-dozen computers. I'm going to guess that System Mechanic will find at least 25 problems on 3 of our older machines (and hopefully fix them!)

    Thanks for this great giveaway! I'm also running two on my blog, including one sponsored by THE BODY SHOP :)

    Faye @ GreenOrganicMama.com

  2. posted to my facebook page and on my eblogger "myalgiahurts"

  3. Found out about this giveaway in my Google Reader :)

    Faye @ GreenOrganicMama.com

  4. I follow "Frugal Freebies" on Facebook!

  5. Unknown says:

    I try to keep my computer squeeky clean, but I bet there are a dozen or so on there. SOMETHING'S slowing it down.

  6. CathyH says:

    I bet it finds at least 30 register mistakes and I know there are a lot of unused programs on my desk top.

  7. CathyH says:

    i found this giveaway on google blog dashboard.

  8. CathyH says:

    i follow your blog :)

  9. Unknown says:

    I follow your blog and that is how I found out

  10. Twila says:

    I'm sure it would find at least 10 things on mine!

  11. Twila says:

    I am subscribed to you on google reader also.

  12. I learned about this through frugal freebies via the luck ladybug

    lkish77123 at gmail dot com

  13. probably somewhere in the range of hundreds.. my husband is so not computer savvy and after about ten mintues he's yelling at me to come fix something he did.

  14. Alain says:

    If this thing as a 5 digit couter I'd say my old machine would probably come up at 99999 errors. That''s how I need this piece of software. Thanks!

  15. Anonymous says:

    I found it from my friend who enters. She told me about it.

  16. I would suspect I have at least 7 problems and lots of registry stuff that needs deleted. I have memory leaks for sure. Does it help those? Anyway, it sounds like great software. sierramuse8 at aol dot com

  17. Anonymous says:

    Too many to count
    Found out through smartcanuck.ca

    brealwishful (at) hotmail (dot) com

  18. nick says:

    my laptop needs to be cleaned up and needs a tune-up

  19. I am sure it would find 20 or 30 errors on my PC, thanks.

  20. I found out about the giveaway on OLS, thanks.

  21. Anonymous says:

    hundreds of errors for sure!

    plur268 at yahoo dot com

  22. Anonymous says:

    My hubby always checks out our computer every day and backsup files.

    susan wiener, swiener1[at]tamapbay.rr.com

  23. intensev5 says:

    I think it would find 100 errors --- we have three kids constantly on the computer!!! Thanks for the great giveaway:)

  24. intensev5 says:

    I found out about this giveaway on Contest Girl

  25. Anonymous says:

    I bet I'll find 54 problems!

  26. Anonymous says:

    I heard about this on contestgirl

  27. Linda says:

    I think it would find many on my computer. morning58flower@hotmail.com

  28. sweetsue says:

    I am pretty sure it would find many-maybe 50 or more!
    smchester at gmail dot com

  29. sweetsue says:

    I found this on onlinesweepstakes.
    smchester at gmail dot com

  30. sweetsue says:

    I follow on Google Friend Connect.
    smchester at gmail dot om

  31. sweetsue says:

    I follow on Twitter (ptowngirl).
    smchester at gmail dot com

  32. dor says:

    Hi There: I found you on sweepstakes advantage. I would love to win this. I'm signing up with you. See you around.

    dorcontest at gmail dot com

  33. dor says:

    I follow on google friend.
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  34. Dave H says:

    I bet System Mechanic would find A couple hundred errors or more on my notebook. My pc would love me to win this contest cause she's very sick...lol Good luck everyone!

  35. Dave H says:

    I bet System Mechanic would find A couple hundred errors or more on my notebook. My pc would love me to win this contest cause she's very sick...lol Good luck everyone!

  36. Dave H says:

    I bet System Mechanic would find A couple hundred errors or more on my notebook.

  37. Anonymous says:

    Billions and Billions!!!!!


  38. mobrien says:

    Betting 233 errors - even though we try to be careful.

  39. yadgirl says:

    I found it on Twitter.

  40. yadgirl says:

    I follow on twitter as yadgirl.

  41. i think we'd find at least two dozen problems

  42. Anonymous says:

    would love to fix and prevent problem

  43. Anonymous says:

    I'll find about 3 zillion problems!

    debs.contests (at) gmail (dot) com

  44. Anonymous says:

    I'm following on facebook...great site!

    debs.contests (at) gmail (dot) com

  45. GabbyLowe says:

    It would probably find at least 100


  46. GabbyLowe says:


    i found this contest on morethanjustsweeps

  47. GabbyLowe says:


    follow on twitter (GabbyLowe)

  48. GabbyLowe says:




  49. GabbyLowe says:


    follow blog

  50. Anonymous says:

    great product.say 20 corrections.


  51. Anonymous says:

    It's ironic that I came across this giveaway because about 2 weeks ago my husband downloaded the free trial of this and it found several hundred errors! The free trial fixed about 80 of the errors, but you have to purchase the full program in order to fix them all. I had been considering buy the program, but hadn't heard a whole lot about it until stumbling across this giveaway. Thanks for the chance!


  52. sabrita says:

    I have a feeling that I have at least 200 problems. My computer is sooooo slow. I really need this help. Thanks!


  53. sabrita says:

    I found your giveaway on Prizey! Thanks.


  54. sabrita says:

    Just signed up for Google Friends Connect. Thanks.


  55. sabrita says:

    Just signed up for Google Friends Connect. Thanks.


  56. Anonymous says:

    Wow...I could use this even more today!
    debs.contests (at) gmail (dot) com

  57. Anonymous says:

    493 errors
    debs.contests (at) gmail (dot) com

  58. Anonymous says:

    would love this

  59. Anonymous says:

    How many errors do I think System Mechanic would find on my computer? I would have to say at least 35 because I seem to be always fighting with it is start up and especially for it to shut down. It is seriously the longest shut down I have seen on a computer.


  60. I'd say about 10-25 errors, I just bought the computer so hopefully not much more than that! thanks for the chance!


  61. amy lee says:

    facebook :)


  62. JeansandTs@hotmail.com
    Even they guy that fixed my video card said that my computer is running too slow! I need this! I follow you. Please follow back!

  63. VickieB says:

    I figure total errors, mostly registry would be about 100

  64. VickieB says:

    follow on Twitter vlbsweeps

  65. VickieB says:

    stumbled site vlbsweeps

  66. VickieB says:

    blogged http://vickieb52.blogspot.com/2009/10/win-system-mechanic.html

  67. VickieB says:

    found out from a friend

  68. VickieB says:

    tweet http://twitter.com/vlbsweeps/status/5019342755

  69. Anonymous says:

    friend from facebook - outtalent@aol.com

  70. Unknown says:

    I found out about this contest from contestgirl.com !


  71. Unknown says:

    following on twitter! RachieB09


  72. Paulina says:

    It would find over a 100 errors, I'm sure - my system has not been cleaned up in a while!

  73. ky2here says:

    I'm guessing this will include TIF's so it depends on the day of installation - easily 180 temporary internet files plus whatever else is detected.

  74. ky2here says:

    And here is a tweet: http://twitter.com/ky2here/status/5046011812

  75. I am horrible at checking my computer so I'm guessing I would have alot. Maybe 50 or so.

  76. I found out about the giveaway from the canadiangiveaways blog.

  77. My computer is so slow, it is driving me crazy !

  78. terri142 says:

    I would say at least 25.

  79. terri142 says:

    I follow frugalfreebies on twitter.(terri142)

  80. luis says:

    Boy, do i need a "mechanic"

  81. Anonymous says:

    I have no idea but more than one I am sure - outtalent@aol.com

  82. Considering the age of my laptop, I think there could well be over 50 errors on it.

  83. I found out about your giveaway on Twitter.

  84. Aimee says:

    I'm going to guess more than 100, since I have no idea how to fix anything on my computer. Thanks for the great giveaway!


  85. Aimee says:

    I found out bout this giveaway through my reader


  86. Walter A says:

    I found out about this blog from a homeless guy on a street. He yelled at me and I got scared and ran away. But before I ran away I remembered the exact URL he gave me. I will never forget that man. He saved my life.

  87. Angela G says:

    I'd guess it would find over 100 errors. yikes!!

  88. Angela G says:

    I found out about this giveaway from my mom.

  89. Angela G says:

    I follow on google.

  90. Anonymous says:

    Cashnet sweepstakes


  91. Chris says:

    my laptop needs to be cleaned up and needs a tune-up

  92. djgroz says:

    Not too many I hope. I keep the updates up to date and do a scan every week!!!
    Great Prize.
    Thanks for the chance to win!

  93. Ken says:

    I think the program would find twice the errors on my computer than it found on yours. Please accept my entry. Thank you.

  94. Lisa R says:

    AT least a few dozen.....my computer has been acting weird lately

  95. I found out from a friend who emailed it to me.
    melly1143 at yahoo dot com

  96. I am sure it will find at least 20 errors seeing as my computer runs like crap

  97. Egare1 says:

    My laptop is way slow, I'm sure there's at least a dozen things that System Mechanic would find!

  98. Egare1 says:

    I follow your blog :)

  99. flared0ne says:

    Probably wouldn't find TOO many (although "too many" could be twenty or thirty, easily) since I take some care to periodically "clean house". Which, of course, takes up waaay more time than simply "letting this package handle it" would take.

  100. flared0ne says:

    Found this mentioned at http://www.online-sweepstakes.com/sweeps/309795 (to be overly precise)...

  101. flared0ne says:

    Tweeted at

  102. Diana D says:

    Many I am sure I'll say 10-15. Thanks for the wonderful giveaway.

    dianad8008 AT gmail DOT com

  103. Becca Ann says:

    I have a feeling this would find a ton of problems prolly 15-20.. My computer has suddenly started running sooo sloooow.. and firefox and IE keep freezing up on me :(

  104. Becca Ann says:

    I am a follower on network blogs

  105. Becca Ann says:

    I found this giveaway from OLS

  106. We could really use this on our computer - seems to get slower by the minute. I'm sure it has at least 50 problems with it to be found. trinitygsd at yahoo dot com

  107. I found out via ols. trinitygsd at yahoo dot com

  108. Anonymous says:

    Cashnet Sweepstakes


  109. Kimberly says:

    Oh wow I bet it would find a boat load of errors on my computer. It is getting slower by the day!!!

  110. Kimberly says:

    I found this giveaway at online-sweepstakes.com

  111. Kimberly says:

    I became a follower on twitter (junebugge)

  112. Kimberly says:

    I twitted: http://twitter.com/junebugge/status/5107524989

  113. Kimberly says:

    I dugg it:

  114. cman says:

    I found it browsing your site :)

  115. Kathy P says:

    it would probably find 100 on my pc :(

  116. Kathy P says:


  117. Kathy P says:

    following on twitter klp1965

  118. Kathy P says:

    following your blog as klp1965

  119. Kathy P says:


  120. Anonymous says:

    I think it would find at least fifty problems on my computer. garrettsambo@aol.com

  121. Anonymous says:

    I foumd out about the giveaway from a friend while talking about problems with our computers. garrettsambo@aol.com

  122. Julie says:

    I believe at least 25


  123. Julie says:

    I follow your blog as jelaws5


  124. Julie says:

    found contest through Prizey


  125. shannon says:

    my computer is sooooo slow and it freezes on me.i dont know anything about computers and how to fix and clean them.so this giveaway could help me because all i would have to do is push a button.not sure what the numbers are because i dont know how to check,but if i had to quess id say its at the maximum amount and ready to blow!!

  126. shannon says:

    follow on facebook and twitter!


  127. shannon says:

    posted your button!


  128. shannon says:



  129. shannon says:

    i buzzed up!!


  130. I have no clue how many errors it would find on my computer. A lot!! I'll guess 137. And hope that figure is way high. :/

  131. posted on my blog

  132. I'm following on twitter

  133. your button is here

  134. tweeted here

  135. memetu says:

    I want to make cleanups easier on all fronts.

  136. Nancy S. says:

    It would probably find about 50 errors.
    ncschools at yahoo dot com

  137. Nancy S. says:

    I found out about this giveaway from Online-Sweepstakes.
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  138. Nancy S. says:

    I follow you on twitter - ncschools
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  139. Nancy S. says:

    I tweeted.
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  140. Nancy S. says:

    I follow your blog.
    ncschools at yahoo dot com

  141. Anonymous says:

    I couldn't even begin to estimate how many problems would be found


  142. Anonymous says:



  143. Donna says:

    I suspect it would find 40.

  144. Donna says:

    Found out about it on OLS.

  145. Donna says:

    I follow your blog.

  146. Rajee says:

    Hubby would love this giveaway. I'm entering for him


  147. Donna says:

    I follow you on twitter.(donnak4)

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  152. I'm going to say 156 since this is comment 156 - there would be a lot for sure since I am really bad at maintanence

  153. Janet Harp says:

    We have two computers and this could fix at least dozens problems we are experiencing with them. My husband works as a tax accountant so you can imagine how happy he would be to receive this.

    We could really use this to the fullest advantage, believe me.

  154. Janet says:

    We could so use this to fix numerous problems with our computer including the one where it takes 2 hours to come alive.

  155. Janet says:

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  157. Anonymous says:

    15 or so thanks

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