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#1 chucky2


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Posted 02 April 2012 - 12:29 PM

I just downloaded the latest upgrade from system mechanic...now when I start it up the system analyzer starts..but when it gets to"checking for virus and spyware status" it stops and a window pops up saying .."list index out of bounds (0)"
Please help ..thanks

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#2 akoch


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Posted 02 April 2012 - 03:35 PM

Remove system mechanic. Unnecessary software.

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 11:40 PM

I just downloaded the latest upgrade from system mechanic...now when I start it up the system analyzer starts..but when it gets to"checking for virus and spyware status" it stops and a window pops up saying .."list index out of bounds (0)"

As per the above post by akooch - System Mechanic is not a required or ideal program to run if you are having any problems -
Please fully remove / delete the program first -

Thank You -

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Posted 03 April 2012 - 09:48 AM

More concerning System Mechanic and similar programs:

Bleeping Computer DOES NOT recommend the use of registry cleaners/optimizers for several reasons:
  • Registry cleaners are extremely powerful applications that can damage the registry by using aggressive cleaning routines and cause your computer to become unbootable.

    The Windows registry is a central repository (database) for storing configuration data, user settings and machine-dependent settings, and options for the operating system. It contains information and settings for all hardware, software, users, and preferences. Whenever a user makes changes to settings, file associations, system policies, or installed software, the changes are reflected and stored in this repository. The registry is a crucial component because it is where Windows "remembers" all this information, how it works together, how Windows boots the system and what files it uses when it does. The registry is also a vulnerable subsystem, in that relatively small changes done incorrectly can render the system inoperable. For a more detailed explanation, read Understanding The Registry.
  • Not all registry cleaners are created equal. There are a number of them available but they do not all work entirely the same way. Each vendor uses different criteria as to what constitutes a "bad entry". One cleaner may find entries on your system that will not cause problems when removed, another may not find the same entries, and still another may want to remove entries required for a program to work.
  • Not all registry cleaners create a backup of the registry before making changes. If the changes prevent the system from booting up, then there is no backup available to restore it in order to regain functionality. A backup of the registry is essential BEFORE making any changes to the registry.
  • Improperly removing registry entries can hamper malware disinfection and make the removal process more difficult if your computer becomes infected. For example, removing malware related registry entries before the infection is properly identified can contribute to system instability and even make the malware undetectable to removal tools.
  • The usefulness of cleaning the registry is highly overrated and can be dangerous. In most cases, using a cleaner to remove obsolete, invalid, and erroneous entries does not affect system performance but it can result in "unpredictable results".

Unless you have a particular problem that requires a registry edit to correct it, I would suggest you leave the registry alone. Using registry cleaning tools unnecessarily or incorrectly could lead to disastrous effects on your operating system such as preventing it from ever starting again. For routine use, the benefits to your computer are negligible while the potential risks are great.Louis

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 11:35 AM

In addition to what has been said above. . . that particular error is caused by bad coding. It's a programming error. The fact that you're even seeing it is a testament to the lack of quality control in system mechanic's development process.

Just for the record :)

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#6 chucky2

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 06:31 PM

Problem solved....make sure system mechanic is off...go to C/documents and settings/all users/application data/iolo

find file iolodb.fdb right click and rename to iolodb.fdb.live
start system mechanic ...should be OK now

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