System Mechanic 5 & 6
From a Yahoo press release,
Computer Shopper named System Mechanic Professional 5 as the best utility suite in its special November 2005 annual awards issue. Computer Shopper said the System Mechanic version 5 Professional set of tools delivers an incredible array of utilities for fine-tuning, repairing, and maintaining your PC.
The new System Mechanic dashboard reports on PC overall health and security, with recommendations for improvement. Power Tools repair, accelerate, clean, repair, and secure the PC, or run the PC TotalCare to accomplish it all. Powerful wizards now have different modes for first time, intermediate, and advanced users.
The Bottom Line: No utility package is perfect, but Iolo System Mechanic 5.0 Professional is the current leader. If you’re looking for one utility suite to fine-tune your hard drive and protect its contents, this is the one to get. The most important things to remember, take a snapshot of your system before you do anything, and make sure to buy the Pro version!
Version 6 was just released in early October, the new version 6 security tools find and repair dangerous Windows security flaws, by reviewing the more than 20 locations where programs can hide and automatically startup in Windows. Spython tools integrate new proactive “always on” protection from dangerous spyware, malware, adware, and unauthorized surveillance software.
The already high-speed disk defragmentation tool defragments hard drives up to 200 percent faster than previous System Mechanic versions and up to 10 times faster than the Windows defrag tool. Enhanced Registry optimization technology will find and fix many more Registry problems that can cripple systems. The new Drive Medic finds and fixes hard drive problems before they can cause data loss and or system failure.
Click here for the review on Computer Shoppers website, where you can read some good user reviews, pro and con.