How to perform an uninstall of System Mechanic

Overview

Below are steps to perform an uninstall of System Mechanic . There are also optional steps to perform a “thorough uninstall” of the System Mechanic. A thorough uninstall is a manual removal of all registry data and other application-related information that may be left on the system following an automatic uninstall. This process may occasionally be required when troubleshooting a corrupt installation or reinstalling a related product.
 

Step-by-step Instructions

Close all related components

Before beginning the uninstall process, right-click the corresponding icons located within the Windows system tray to close System Guard, DriveSense, System Health alerts, and any scheduled maintenance.

WARNING: Using the Windows Registry Editor incorrectly can cause serious problems and may result in an inoperable operating system. Use Registry Editor at your own risk and discretion.


Uninstall System Mechanic
 
Wiindows XP

  1. Click Start>Settings>Control Panel.
  2. Open Add or Remove Programs.
  3. Locate and select the entry entitled iolo technologies’ System Mechanic.
  4. Click the entry’s corresponding Change/Remove button.
  5. Follow the default instructions to uninstall, restarting the computer as prompted.

 
Windows 7

  1. Click Start > Control Panel and then find Programs and Features
  2. Locate and select the entry entitled iolo technologies System Mechanic
  3. Click Uninstall
  4. Follow the default instructions to uninstall, restarting the computer as prompted.

 
Windows 8

  1. Swipe in from the right edge of the screen (if you're using a mouse, point to the upper-right corner of the screen and move the mouse pointer down) or hit Windows-C on the keyboard, and then tap or click Search. Enter Program and Features in the search box, and then tap or click Settings. Click on the Program and Features option
  2. Locate and select the entry entitled iolo technologies System Mechanic.            
  3. Click Uninstall
  4. Follow the default instructions to uninstall, restarting the computer as prompted.

 
Windows 10

  1. Click Start Menu and All Apps
  2. Locate and right click on  System Mechanic program icon
  3. Select Uninstall
  4. Follow the default instructions to uninstall, restarting the computer as prompted.

 
Remove any System Mechanic files

Windows 8 and up

  1.  Right-click on the Windows Libraries Folder on your taskbar and select File Explore
  2.  Navigate to your Local Disk (Usually the C: drive) then Program Files or Program Files (x86)
  3.  Right-click on the iolo folder and select Delete.
  4.  Click Yes to confirm the deletion.
  5.  Close all open windows

 
Windows XP,Vista & 7

  1. Click Start>My Computer and then navigate to your Local Disk (Usually the C: drive) then Program Files or Program Files (x86)
  2. Right-click on the iolo folder and select Delete.
  3. Click Yes to confirm the deletion.
  4. Close all open windows

 
Remove the System Mechanic Professional Registry Entries
(*Optional steps used if a “thorough uninstall is needed”)

Windows XP
•             Click Start and type Regedit in the Run box and hit enter
•             The registry editor will open.
 
Windows 7
•             Click Start and type Regedit in the search box and hit enter
•             The registry editor will open.
 
Windows 8
•             Swipe in from the right edge of the screen (if you're using a mouse, point to the upper-right corner of the screen and move the mouse pointer down) or hit Windows-C on the keyboard, and then tap or click Search. Enter Regedit in the search box, and then tap or click App.
•             Click on the REGEDIT entry that appears under Apps. The registry editor will open.
 
Windows 10
•    Right-Click Start and select run,
•    Enter regedit in the Run box and then hit Enter on the keyboard
•    The registry editor will open.
 
Note: The Registry is a highly sensitive area of your system. Do not edit or delete any registry entries not specifically mentioned in this article unless you are an experienced user.

  1. Navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USER>Software then locate and delete the iolo folder.
  2. Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE>Software then locate and delete the iolo folder should it exist.
  3. Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE>Software>Wow6432Node then locate and delete the iolo folder should it exist
  4. Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE>Software>Microsoft>Windows>CurrentVersion and double-click on the Uninstall folder to expand it.
  5. From the Uninstall folder, locate and delete any of the following items should they exist:

    {BBD3F66B-1180-4785-B679-3F91572CD3B4}_is1
    {78E33B36-2103-49FC-B058-8CF44B6E75FD}
    System Mechanic_is1
    System Mechanic Professional_is1
    System Mechanic 6_is1
    System Mechanic Professional 6_is1
    System Mechanic 7_is1
    System Mechanic Professional 7_is1
    System Mechanic 8_is1
    System Mechanic Professional 8_is1
    DriveScrubber 3_is1

  6. When you are finished, restart your computer. 
Once you have completed the steps above you can download and install the System Mechanic  program via this link http://sm.iolo.com . Simply download and run the installation file and then follow the on screen instructions to complete the installation.

 

Topic Information
  • Topic #: 16098-137
  • Date Created: 07:05:2012
  • Last Modified Since: 02:01:2016
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