What is SysMech5.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 SysMech5.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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SysMech5.exe file information

The process belongs to software iolo technologies' System Mechanic (version 5) or iolo technologies' System by iolo technologies (

Description: SysMech5.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The file SysMech5.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 2,871,296 bytes (25% of all occurrences), 2,919,424 bytes, 3,038,208 bytes or 2,993,664 bytes. 
The program has no file description. The SysMech5.exe file is not a Windows system file. You can uninstall this program in the Control Panel. The software starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: MACHINE\RunOnce, Run). Therefore the technical security rating is 34% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If you still experience problems with SysMech5.exe, you may also want to uninstall the associated program (Start > Control Panel > Uninstall a Program > iolo technologies' System).

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as SysMech5.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the SysMech5.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

Executable for Iolo Technologie's System Mechanic 5 Windows Utility tool
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Summary: Average user rating of SysMech5.exe: based on 2 votes with 1 user comment. One user thinks SysMech5.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous.

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Best practices for resolving SysMech5 issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with SysMech5. 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 SysMech5.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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