TuneUp Utilities 2012

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  • 2.0 stars

    "Be careful running this program"

    August 27, 2012  |   By mail2ri

    Pros

    Has many tools to scan and defragment registry, fix registry errors, etc.

    Cons

    Misleading and blatantly false diagnosis of certain tasks, and promotes Firefox, it seems

    Summary

    I ended up having this program installed which was piggy-backed on the one I originally wanted to install - SIW - System Information for Windows, a nifty diagnostic program which has excellent detailed analysis of your Windows PC. Tune-up installed mysteriously without any warning whatsoever, and also went ahead and updated itself to ver. 2012. Noticed has flaws in checking & fixing registry "errors". Also, it recommends setting the Master Password in Firefox, which I found as surrogate marketing. Also, though I had run the Check-disk utility in Windows just a week ago, this Tune-up program diagnosed that the activity was "Never run" earlier and by default checks all hard drives and prompts user to restart PC and essentially runs the built-in Windows chkdsk utility. Overall, I found CCleaner much better as a freeware, so wouldn't recommend this one.

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