TuneUp Utilities 2012
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Full user review
"Do not trust this software!"
Was very active in 'optimizing' my system. Has 3 'modes' of use: Economy (maximizes battery life), Standard, and Turbo (deactivates everything that not vital to maximize the resources). I tried all 3 settings. Using some not so scientific tests, I managed about 20-30 minutes longer on the battery alone in Economy mode doing only basic web browsing etc. And going into Turbo made freed up about 750MB-1GB of RAM which I used when playing a memory intensive game (gave me slightly higher frame rate). Tons of options.
Most of the good things about this software are common amongst similar software suites. The 3 modes and their options/abilities come as a basic feature in Windows Vista/7. And I can easily kill superfluous processes to free up resources when gaming.
the biggest thing for me was when the trial period was up I had considered buying, but decided to wait until next payday. When the repetitive reminders to buy the software got on my nerves I decided to uninstall until I bought. But it doesn't readily uninstall. I went into Control Panel/Remove Program, Select TuneUp Utilities. I get a window promoting all the wonders of the software. The window asks "Are you sure you want to uninstall TuneUp Utilities now?" with a Yes and a No box. I click the Yes box and... nothing. The Yes box doesn't work. I'm still working on getting rid of it!
If a software company has to resort to this kind of BS then they're not worthy of my money or yours. Stay clear of this crap.