AVG PC TuneUp 2015

AVG PC TuneUp 2015

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
2.2
out of 100 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    15.0.1001.403
  • Total Downloads:
    182,759
  • Date Added:
    Mar. 02, 2015
  • Price:
    Free to try; annual subscription (15-day trial); $34.99 to buy (Buy it now)

Editors' Review

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Pros

One-click maintenance: AVG PC TuneUp's initial setup is streamlined. There's really no room for error, since one-click optimization is the first option you see, giving a clear impression that PC TuneUp is hassle free.

Control: When AVG PC TuneUp discovers issues, it presents them in a pop-up window that lets you control which files to clean and which to delete. Highlight a file to reveal a short description of what it is and what it does to your Windows PC.

Clean design: PC TuneUp clearly shows you its process, from Registry scanning to defragmentation analysis. Though it shows warning icons for more system-critical issues, PC TuneUp generally avoids overzealous warnings and large, bold fonts that might give you a sense of pressure or panic.

Cons

Miscategorization: Sometimes it's questionable whether what PC TuneUp declares a problem is really a problem. During our tests, PC TuneUp reported a Windows Media Player option and a Firefox master password setting as errors under PC Health. Though keeping track of browser credentials is a good practice, alerts like these could confuse you about what kind of settings qualify as risks.

Limited trial use: In the trial, maintenance scanning is limited to three days, and the entire program is subscription based. Though the maintenance feature is effective, we find it hard to justify the asking price, nor do we see the app's advantage over free products without the peace of mind.

Bottom Line

AVG PC TuneUp is a well-designed and effective tool that mostly accomplishes what it claims. Its advantage lies in its streamlined user flow and one-click-friendly design. Though PC TuneUp has many tools, there are free programs that perform most of the same tasks, so power users may find it hard to justify paying for the software.

 
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1 stars

"RUN AWAY AS FAST AS YOU CAN"

March 21, 2015  |  By blindowl56

 |  Version: AVG PC TuneUp 2015 15.0.1001.403

Pros

None. None at all. Does not even deserve the one star rating.

Cons

Whatever you do, DO NOT INSTALL! I just spent several days undoing the damage this software has done. Registry clean up removed a key file, resulting in no Beats Audio, no Control Panel, no restore points, not able to run windows updates, MS no longer working, DISABLED ITS OWN FIREWALL, I have never seen anything like this. I will not be buying or renewing ANY AVG products ever again.

Summary

I NO LONGER HAVE CONFIDENCE IN ANY AVG PRODUCTS.

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1 stars

"Terrible software with bad consequences"

March 15, 2015  |  By smartkitten

 |  Version: AVG PC TuneUp 2015 15.0.1001.403

Pros

Easy to install

Cons

Impossible to uninstall
If you follow it's recommendations and "fix" the registry, it will do the following:
-Corrupts MS Office and you end up with no MS programs functioning
-Corrupts IE
Even after you forcefully uninstall it, nothing goes back to normal. Restore points disappear.

My work laptop had to be completely wiped and everything had to be re-installed on it. Our IT dept was NOT happy.

Summary

DO NOT INSTALL.
I've this software 2014 version and it's amazing. This one is like a bad virus.

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1 stars

"Horrid, Horrid, Horrid!"

March 04, 2015  |  By MurphyStrikesAgain

 |  Version: AVG PC TuneUp 2015 15.0.1001.403

Pros

None, that's all there are in the way of pros. Absolutely none! The old versions used to be great. The 2015 version is a nightmare!

Cons

Read the post dated March 1, 2015 by RALFY313 and you've got my story. I've used the AVG PC Tune Up for years and never ever had a nightmare experience like this. I spent three hours working on my computer, waiting on the AVG Chat Tech Support(useless), and on hold on the phone for the AVG Tech Support people before I was finally able to get this wretched program off my computer using Safe Mode to get to System Recovery. As I said to my husband, this was like watching a house of cards implode! Unbelievable that something that used to be so great has become every computer users worst nightmare: staring a trip to the computer repair shop in the face...

Summary

Do a fast 180 and RUN from AVG PC TuneUp 2015.

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1 stars

"USELESS, ANNOYING & DID I SAY USELESS?!?"

March 01, 2015  |  By RALFY313

 |  Version: AVG PC TuneUp 2015 15.0.1001.373

Pros

Feeling a false sense of security for 1 day. If u like that, i suppose that could be a Pro. Can't find ANYTHING else to write good about this crap!

Cons

This is one of those 'Obvious BS' Trojan, Virus & Bug etc hunter/detector, it will show up sometimes with over a thousand issues in your system & try to 'fix' them. A lot of the files it calls 'infected' are actually files you want, need & DON'T want removed by this, (also not even malicious files at all)! But unless you actually go through & read all files that are so called 'infected', which most people don't bother doing, they just trust the program & then find out what has been deleted when it 's too late!
***In That Case, Best Thing To Do Is A System Restore!!!*** (it will fix it all)!
& Make Sure You Uninstall it if it's still on your system after the restore!

Summary

JUST STAY AWAY, for your own good...
I'm an AVG antivirus user, i think it's a great antivirus & a lot of other things it does. I really don't know why they've even got this bad quality crap program, i just don't understand.

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1 stars

"Destroyed my Ultimate Rig"

February 17, 2015  |  By AVGRuinedMYPC

 |  Version: Not Found

Pros

Absolutely none for the purchaser, only AVG benefits from the garbage software.

Cons

After install my pc was slow as snails and took forever to boot. I run a big rig at just over 4.5K invested and this software completely destroyed its functionality.

Summary

I used AVG Virus software and they push notices to you through that all the time and I took them up on this software and PC Driver Update that they also sold me on.

Needless to say, it slowed my i7 to the pace of a celeron on boot and I experienced many issues with programs hanging to load and random crashes.

I then uninstalled, I also uninstalled the Driver Update, and low and behold a 5 month old system with no freeware installed began BSOD. Daily and sometimes 2 and 3 times a day.

Upon inspection of the BSOD dmps I see that AVG changed many of my drivers and the tuneup also impacted my registry so I now look at it like I paid over 100.00 to them just to screw my computer over.

I do not recommend this to anyone, unless they hate themselves and loathe their PC.

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1 stars

"Pile of crap."

February 16, 2015  |  By zaz8065

 |  Version: AVG PC TuneUp 2015 15.0.1001.373

Pros

Does a lot of optimasations

Cons

The trial is for just 1 day and then it undoes the optimisations. The uninstaller doesn't work so then you're stuck with it nagging you to upgrade. Never use this rubbish. I used Glary Utilities in the end.

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1 stars

"Useless and overrated product."

February 16, 2015  |  By AlyshaY

 |  Version: Not Found

Pros

If your computer is on it's last legs. (I still would not recommend.)
If you have low RAM. (I still would not recommend.)

Cons

Only YOU create any cons associated with this product by tampering with it.
(Don't touch it, don't even download it.)

Summary

I'm going to be calm about this...
This product is over-hyped and for the price it's ridiculous.
This program just shows you what you COULD do to 'speed' up your computer, placed in a very user-friendly interface.
Literally EVERYTHING in this program could be used for FREE by any knowing user. (Discounting the disk doctor aspect [which is honestly just a chkdsk when you think about it.])

No one 'needs' this software, it doesn't do anything to speed up your PC. Instead it tricks you into thinking it's speeding up the system by throwing in a ton of 'disabling' and 'cleaning' of files and registry error 'fix' aspects.
For example AVG 1 Click-Maintenance which comes with this program will scan for registry errors. Well whoopdee-doo, looks like some of these errors revert back into the registry to begin with and are unfix-able unless fixed manually making this aspect GARBAGE.
The AVG Disk Doctor aspect can actually RUIN your computers hard drive if a FULL scan is done, as stated in previous reviews it will hang at 10%.
By spamming the spacebar key this will revert the scan though, (WIN 8.1) although sometimes this doesn't seem to work.

Overall this program is garbage...
CCleaner works better then this program, and it's FREE. WHAT A JOKE AVG!

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1 stars

"Oh my Glob. What have I done?"

February 13, 2015  |  By randallhodge

 |  Version: AVG PC TuneUp 2015 15.0.1001.373

Pros

None, other than you will have an annoying, insidious, and destructive "friend" living inside your computer.

Cons

This program took a long time to install. It took the better part of the night to "tune up" my computer, which is only three months old. It disabled the very fine paid version of the Malwarebytes program without my permission or knowledge. It was difficult to get it working again. AVG PC TuneUp actually and noticeably slowed down my computer. How? ***? After the "tuneup," my computer was clunky and took forever to open up programs. I could not believe it, as I have been a loyal AVG anti virus customer for years. What's more, and much worse? It is impossible to uninstall this awful program. It takes over. It even prevented me from doing a system restore to a point BEFORE I installed AVG PC TuneUp. They knew what they were doing with this damned nuisance. When a program can jack with system restore, "you in danger, girl." I will pay whatever it takes to get this monster off my computer. I don't want to be reminded of this experience.

Summary

AVG PC "TuneUp" should be called AVC PC EFFUp. You will feel bad for making the mistake of trying this ridiculous, useless, and damaging program.

To the person who designed this program. To all who were involved in conning people. YOU suck and all your stuff sucks. You dog sucks too.

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5 stars

"Great All in one tool"

February 07, 2015  |  By robBob57

 |  Version: AVG PC TuneUp 2015 15.0.1001.238

Pros

Been using for years. Great for optimizing a new PC or OS installation. Best is the start up and disable program optimization. Also the 1-click maintenance is a good feature. Clean-up feature is also nice. Saves time where tweaking is involved.

Cons

Hands off from Turbo mode. It disables services that you really need from time to time. Then you end up googling for the problem only to read somewhere that something does not work due to turbo mode. So I never need or use it.
1-click crashes on my mini Compaq with windows 7 starter (blue screen) since I replaced the 1 gig ram with 2. Haven't figure out why yet. But is only a problem on this PC.
Yearly upgrade is costly

Summary

A real convenient time saver where tweaking and optimization is involved. Pity that yearly upgrades cost so much. But the new features are so few that one can live with a specific version for several years.

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5 stars

"does what promises"

February 06, 2015  |  By riski76

 |  Version: AVG PC TuneUp 2015 15.0.1001.238

Pros

increased performance
increased battery life

Cons

at the first install it freezed alot (it didn't work) but after reinstalling it worked perfectly

Summary

it worked perfect on my dell inspiron 3531.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 15.0.1001.403
Version 15.0.1001.403 is a maintenance release.
General
Publisher AVG Technologies USA
Publisher web site http://www.avg.com/
Release Date March 02, 2015
Date Added March 02, 2015
Version 15.0.1001.403
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory Maintenance & Optimization
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 108.14MB
File Name avg_tuht_stf_all_2015_403_cnet.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 182,759
Downloads Last Week 1,144
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations 15-day trial
Price $34.99

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