Trouble connecting IOLO?
System Mechanic 4 was the last version of a good utility.
Pass this version it seems that that main goal of each upgrade is how to possess more and more of your computer.
The security part of SysMech is not so great, so if your dad wants it for security he is better of using other things (there are freeware that are better).
If one wants to use the Utility, install the suit without the Firewall, AV, or what ever else is Internet security related, and you would have better luck.
I all fairness the utilities per-se (without the security ?junk?) are very good.
Microsoft, MVP - Networking.