Corporate Background

Recently recognized by the American Business Awards as the fastest-growing U.S. company in any industry during 2009, with its CEO named as one of the top 10 executives of the year, iolo technologies, LLC ( produces award-winning software that repairs, optimizes, and protects Windows computers. A privately held firm founded in 1998 and headquartered in Los Angeles with presence in 33 countries and products in six languages, iolo is widely recognized as a global leader in the competitive utility software market.  With the assurance of hundreds of awards from industry analysts and media, today more than 30 million people rely on iolo for their PC optimization, security, and data recovery needs.


As part of its 11 years of operation, iolo has played a pivotal role in establishing the PC tune-up software category, competing with some of the largest consumer software companies to ultimately assert itself as the worldwide leader according to multiple industry authorities. According to NPD, the company currently commands 66 percent of the PC tune-up market in the US and 98 percent in Canada, with comparable rankings by similar sources throughout all countries where its products are distributed. Privately held, 100 percent self-funded, debt-free, and profitable since inception, iolo has been one of the fastest growing companies in the Southern California region for more than ten years now, consistently ranking on Deloitte Fast 50 list of the fastest-growing companies every year since 2004.


The company’s product line, distinguished by System Mechanic®, its flagship PC tune-up suite, and including such award-winning products as Search and Recover™ and DriveScrubber®, has become known for its first-to-market feature set and bold initiatives of practical evolution. iolo’s products are carried in more than 18,000 retail storefronts, including Wal-Mart, Costco, Target, Staples, Office Depot, and Best Buy, and its software can also be purchased from all major e-tailers, as well as a multitude of distributors and resellers in the U.S. and abroad, providing customers around the world with a variety of convenient purchase options.


iolo’s vision is to produce powerful, flexible, sophisticated software that is easy to approach and use by both novices and experts, enabling them to enjoy the full potential of their PCs by keeping them running fast, stable, and problem-free. iolo’s patent-pending ActiveCare® technology allows this all to occur during times when PCs aren’t being used, ensuring maximum productivity without interruption. iolo Labs (, the firm’s independent research arm, aims to further the company’s mission by providing scientific study and insights into the nature of PC performance, as well as the associated causes of its decline over time.


With more than a decade of sustained double- and triple-digit annual revenue growth, international expansion, technological acumen, in-depth scientific research and innovation, superb executive management, and dedicated customer loyalty, iolo is poised for a future of continued innovation and growth in pursuit of its vision.


System Mechanic® is an award-winning PC tune-up suite designed to fix, speed up and maintain PCs so they run like new forever. Currently the #1 best selling PC tune-up product in the US, Canada, UK, France, and the Benelux region according to NPD and similar sources, System Mechanic® is used by more than 23 million consumers worldwide to keep nearly 70 million computers running at peak performance. As the only tune-up software to include iolo’s industry-first Tune-up Definitions, as well as its patent-pending ActiveCare® automatic maintenance technology, System Mechanic represents a new, smarter approach to PC tune-up.

System Mechanic Professional® is an all-in-one suite of award-winning PC tune-up and security tools that keeps PCs in their peak operating condition. In addition to System Mechanic, it also includes Search and Recover, DriveScrubber, antivirus and antispyware software.

System Mechanic Business™ is a version of iolo’s flagship System Mechanic software that is specifically geared for small- and medium-sized businesses with volume-pricing and network friendly options.

Search and Recover™ is a powerful data recovery tool for retrieving accidentally deleted files – including photographs, music, videos, documents and emails – from hard drives, memory storage cards, and portable devices.

DriveScrubber® is the #1 best-selling utility for securely removing data from hard drives. By overwriting and removing data permanently using military-grade techniques, DriveScrubber prevents loss of valuable and sensitive information when PCs are sold, donated, recycled, or reassigned.

System Shield® rids PCs of dangerous viruses and spyware using a high-performance real-time engine that offers maximum security with virtually no impact to system resources.

Industry Recognition

  • American Business Awards, Fastest-Growing U.S. Company of the Year 2009
  • Los Angeles Business Journal, Best Places to Work in LA
  • Government Computer News, Product of the Year and Reviewer’s Choice
  • PC Magazine, Editor’s Choice and 5 out of 5 stars
  • PC World, Editor’s Choice
  • Laptop Magazine, Editor’s Choice
  • Network World, Cool Tools 5 out of 5 stars
  • Computer Shopper, Best Utility Suite
  • Consumer’s Digest, Best Buy
  • CNet, Editor’s Choice
  • CNet, Top 10 software product of the year (multiple years)
  • ZDNet, Editor’s Pick