Iolo's System Mechanic software for Windows is now in version 12, and among the changes introduced in the latest release is improved performance in Microsoft's upcoming Windows 8.1 update. According to Iolo, System Mechanic 12 has been designed to leverage Windows 8.1's latest architectural changes, resulting in even faster startup speeds, overall responsiveness, and increased stability.
One of the new features in version 12 is something Iolo calls Stability Guard. What this does is proactively seek out and intercept threats to system stability. These could be buggy programs, erratic apps and plug-ins, internal errors, incompatibilities, or any of a host of other issues.
Iolo also said it enhanced System Mechanic's CRUDD Remover module, which helps identify and eliminate duplicate programs and bloat.