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#1 samadhiji999

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Posted 12 November 2013 - 09:13 PM

Mod Edit:  Split from http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/509402/windows-7-asus-i5-hd-failure-and-black-screen-of-death/ - Hamluis.

 

I factory restored my dell inspirion last thursdsy and spent 1 1/2 hours wih a dell remote access tech making everything perfect! I did not even register my email or insert one single personal item of info.  It is only a few months old.  I left the are for 4 dsys and when i opened the factory box it was stored in, i opened it to a completely hyjacked corrupt computer.  How is that possible?  Hidden network taken over entire system. I know i turned computer off but did not disable wireless. I have what i thought was great protecrion with system machanic professional 12.  What more do i need to do to protect my constant hacked systems?

Thank you for any advice and ideas.

Samadhiji999

Post script.

The old sony vaio laptop i use just for photo art. Lost the entire operating system and all driver hardware. Just Today.

I do not know what to do for ptotection as i' m diligent running  anti virus every day

There is nothing left on them to screen shot.  I will get Dell to resolve the new Dell.

I apologize for not having all the specifics on these units At this time.


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#2 quietman7

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Posted 13 November 2013 - 09:53 AM

System Mechanic is a comprehensive optimization suite by iolo that purports to improve performance, make repairs and enhance the speed of a computer. It includes a registry cleaner, a registry revitalizer (to fix "so called problems"), system optimizer and several other features.

These types of tools and the claims they make are borderline scams.

Bleeping Computer DOES NOT recommend the use of registry cleaners/optimizers for several reasons.
Why you should not use Registry Cleaners and Optimization Tools

System Mechanic Pro incorporates the same optimization suite but also purports to plug security holes and protect privacy, and includes System Shield AntiVirus & AntiSpyware.

There are several labs which test the effectiveness of major anti-virus programs to include AV-Comparatives.org, Virus Bulletin Comparative Tests, AV-Test.org, NSS Labs Consumer Anti-Malware Products Group Test Report, etc. I cannot find any which have tested System Shield AntiVirus & AntiSpyware. I would be skeptical of any vendor not participating in comparative testing. As such, I would recommend replacing System Shield with a more reputable anti-virus solution.

Please read:
* Choosing an Anti-Virus Program.
* Supplementing your Anti-Virus Program with Anti-Malware Tools
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Posted 14 November 2013 - 05:20 AM

Please follow these directions from Ioio on how to fully uninstall the program ........

 

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Uninstall System Mechanic

  1. Click Start > Settings > Control Panel.
  2. Open Add or Remove Programs or Programs and Features
  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.

Remove the System Mechanic registry entries

  1. Click the Windows Start button.
  2. Select Run or press Windows Key + R
  3. Type regedit in the Open: field.
  4. Click OK.
  5. On the left-hand side, expand HKEY_CURRENT_USER by clicking the + symbol next to the entry.
  6. Expand Software.
  7. Expand the iolo folder.
  8. Navigate to the System Mechanic folder.
  9. Right-click on the System Mechanic folder and select Delete.
  10. Click Yes to confirm the deletion.
  11. On the left-hand side, expand HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE by clicking the + symbol next to the entry.
  12. Expand Software.
  13. Expand the iolo folder.
  14. Navigate to the System Mechanic folder.
  15. Right-click on the System Mechanic folder and select Delete.
  16. Click Yes to confirm the deletion.
  17. Close the Registry Editor.
  18. Click Start > My Computer and then navigate to your Local Disk (Usually the C:drive) then Program Files \ iolo \ System Mechanic.
  19. Right-click on the System Mechanic folder and select Delete.
  20. Click Yes to confirm the deletion. 
  21. Close all open windows and restart the computer.
     


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Posted 14 November 2013 - 08:39 AM

Make sure you download a replacement anti-virus and save it to your desktop before removing System Mechanic. See Replacing your Anti-virus.
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