What is SysMech.exe?

The .exe extension on a filename indicates an executable file. Executable files may, in some cases, harm your computer. Therefore, please read below to decide for yourself whether the SysMech.exe on your computer is a Trojan that you should remove, or whether it is a file belonging to the Windows operating system or to a trusted application.

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SysMech.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with SysMech
SysMech.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as iolo System Mechanic belongs to software iolo technologies' System Mechanic or System Mechanic (version 14 Professional, 12 Professional, 11 Professional) or iolo technologies' System by iolo technologies (

Description: SysMech.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The file SysMech.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 13,179,660 bytes (58% of all occurrences), 4,995,032 bytes and 4 more variants. 
The file is digitally signed. The SysMech.exe file is not a Windows system file. The file is a Verisign signed file. Therefore the technical security rating is 15% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: The software vendor offers the option to do the following:
  • ask the software vendor,, for advice
  • remove the entire program iolo technologies' System Mechanic or System Mechanic 14 Professional using Windows Control Panel

Recommended: Identify SysMech.exe related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as SysMech.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the SysMech.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.


User Comments

monitors fixes and tunes windows. Have used it over 5 yrs. and it works great. I rarely have a system crash. User friendly. I highly recommend it. Google it for more info.

Summary: Average user rating of SysMech.exe: based on 1 vote with 1 user comment. One user thinks SysMech.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application.

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Best practices for resolving SysMech issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with SysMech. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using cleanmgr and sfc /scannow, uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using msconfig) and enabling Windows' Automatic Update. Always remember to perform periodic backups, or at least to set restore points.

Should you experience an actual problem, try to recall the last thing you did, or the last thing you installed before the problem appeared for the first time. Use the resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off repairing of your installation or, for Windows 8 and later versions, executing the DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the SysMech.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: Security Task Manager displays all running Windows tasks, including embedded hidden processes, such as keyboard and browser monitoring or Autostart entries. A unique security risk rating indicates the likelihood of the process being potential spyware, malware or a Trojan. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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