- Mar 25, 2021
no it is IOLO SM it is total the same XDI just tried downloading and installing NU Premium since it's promoted as a free benefit of having a Norton Security subscription. And (LOL) I was looking for an *alternative* to System Mechanic because of a lot of annoying and/or slimy behavior from Iolo. Because of the subscription model, and the fact that Norton seems to do less software development than they used to, in the back of my head I wondered, "I wonder if they license code from Iolo?"
Imagine my surprise when I tried INSTALLING Norton Util Premium and got a pop-up that said, "You must uninstall System Mechanic before installing Norton Utilities Premium"! That was a dead giveaway that they're the same, or at least the same basic code-base. Which is how Mr. Google pointed me to this discussion thread.
even the process names are the same