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Hello Experts,

I am looking for a good computer Maintenance program that will regularly "tune up" PC's in a remote location (Cannot depend on users to run any computer maintenance). I don't want it to be hosted because this site has VERY limited Internet bandwidth available.

I am looking at Iolo Technologies System Mechanic 12.

Has anyone used SM 12 and can you recommend it?
Can anyone recommend a better solution?

Thanks!
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I purchased a copy of SM last year and uninstalled it after about 3 months! I just didn't like all the things it did to my PC!

I have used Norton 360 for the past 4 years and many of the functions in SM are included in Norton 360.
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Saxitalis--
Unless the remote PC is a having specific problems (which should be addressed specifically), I suggest that using any "PC TuneUp" app is unwise.
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Another vote not in favor of System Mechanic.  I find it to be a pita, makes "mountains out of molehills", and usually want to "sell" you something.

I like these freeware programs better. They can be used with Task Scheduler, if you want.

Ccleaner (file/reg cleaner)
https://www.piriform.com/ccleaner/download

Defraggler (Disk Defragmentation)
https://www.piriform.com/defraggler

W7 now does a decent job of "house cleaning", you can just use the builtin tools, instead (though I'm still not fond of it's defragger).
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Try wise disk cleaner has built in scheduler..
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Thanks all - that is kind of what i was thinking to...
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Saxitalis--
Glad to have helped.
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Thank you much.   : )
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