Network Mechanic is an easy to use Windows application designed to optimize the Internet connection, while also helping you erase all tracks after accessing the web.

We've seen many similar programs and most of them come with very complicated configuration settings and difficult to use menus that made everything a nightmare for beginners.

That's not the case of Network Mechanic, as this particular tool comes with minimum configuration options and a very simple interface to target all types of users.

The network optimization task prompts the user to pick the network type he/she owns, which can be either a dialup account, ADSL, DSL or cable mode, home or office LAN, T1 satellite or corporate LAN. Each of these network modes comes with a short description, so it's easy to pick the right one.

The “Tracks Eraser” screen on the other hand gives you the power to erase browsing data, such as Firefox cookies and cache, Internet Explorer history, Opera content or AOL files.

Last but not least, a few other handy utilities are available under the “Enhancements” tab, so you can also remove the Outlook Express splash screen, remove Windows Messenger from Outlook Express, user a personalized favorites menu in IE or control the auto complete mode.

Network Mechanic requires a restart to optimize the network, so make sure you save your work before launching it.

As a conclusion, Network Mechanic is a simple way to optimize the network and boost Internet speed as much as possible. Unfortunately, there's no help manual included in the package, so we can't know for sure which are the methods used to boost Internet speed. That's why it could just be a placebo effect.