Q&A Norton Utilities Premium v17.0.3.658 - Looks like IOLO System Mechanic

peterfat111

Level 8
Mar 25, 2021
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I 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.
no it is IOLO SM it is total the same XD
even the process names are the same
 

peterfat111

Level 8
Mar 25, 2021
354
It has less functionality than System Mechanic, such as not including the registry cleaner and some other features too.
yea but the basic function and features are the same, the whole thing is divided in to four parts(dash bord, tool box, real-time care, and on demand boost)
 
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