AVG PC TuneUp 2015 User Reviews

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  • 2.0 stars

    "Annoying "AVG System Status Check has stopped working"!"

    October 22, 2013  |   By just2have1

    Version: AVG PC TuneUp 2015 14.0.1001.174

    Pros

    This product seems to do everything promised ... at first...then

    Cons

    ... after a few days, a pop-up appears :"AVG System Status Check has stopped working". Initially a few times a day and now-- every few seconds. I've contacted AVG support who advised I uninstall and reinstall the software (which I've done twice). Nothing works and AVG will not acknowledge that this is a bug. Other users are beginning to report the same problem.

    Summary

    This annoying pop-up alone, makes an otherwise excellent product intolerable.I will be uninstalling the software for now until AVG updates PC Tune Up with a fix.

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  • 3.0 stars

    "Used it with no problem"

    October 7, 2013  |   By RyMarinoff

    Version: AVG PC TuneUp 2015

    Pros

    Appears to clean up a slow running system, makes it work okay.

    Cons

    Interferes with some program operations due to it's Live Optimization functionality.

    Summary

    As far as I can see so far, I have used this software on multiple computers. Every computer I have used it on so far has appeared to work more correctly after a full optimization (including registry cleaning, hard-drive cleaning and de-fragmentation). I have some concerns about the potential of this software being used as a spy-ware type software, but nothing but paranoia to back it up. Also, certain aspects of live optimization may act weird depending on the combination of advanced settings. Overall, though, my experience is more positive than negative.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Excellent Program. I use it nearly daily."

    October 4, 2013  |   By hat48911

    Version: AVG PC TuneUp 2015 14.0.1001.174

    Pros

    Easy to use, removes junk files from my computer. Speeds up my computer. can be set up to run automatically.

    Cons

    This program does not have any con's

    Summary

    Great Product at a reasonable price

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Beware!!!!"

    October 4, 2013  |   By 733LEE

    Version: AVG PC TuneUp 2015

    Pros

    lol there are none,

    Cons

    fked my computer, like no lube and sht, still walking on crutch's

    Summary

    Stay away from this piece of crap, It will ruin your machine, I cant believe they have allowed this 3rd party program to have any association with AVG, they have lost the trust I have placed with them over the last 4 years. After trying the 30 day free trial for one day, my mind is made up. I will not pass over any money to AVG when they pass off criminal programs like this. The least they could do is update there maleware list to include Avg Pc Tuneup. That way when the next unexpected victim/customer is unlucky enough to have this program get on there machine it will be removed and placed straight in the vault.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "now have snail machine"

    September 29, 2013  |   By alfedup

    Version: AVG PC TuneUp 2015

    Pros

    Cant find any

    Cons

    Do not let this product on to your machine. I thought it was slow but it is now 3 minutes slower to boot up than before. Engineer has been unable to get my machine as fast as it was before I bought this rubbish. AVG will accept no responsibility and will not refund my money so that I can get a proper engineer to sort it

    Summary

    Rubbish

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  • 1.0 stars

    "From an IT Pro: do not buy this!"

    September 22, 2013  |   By StrattonHouse

    Version: AVG PC TuneUp 2015 14.0.1001.146

    Pros

    none.
    Zero stars was not an available rating.

    Cons

    I have worked for years with PC Matic from PC Pitstop.com and I know it works brilliantly. I was prompted to try AVG PC TuneUp so I ran an A-B test. I knew my PC was running great, so I tried AVG PC TuneUp. It reported thousands of problems. Without running 'fix', I ran PC Matic, and it found NOTHING. So which was lying? I set a restore point (ALWAYS do this when testing) and ran TuneUp again. Again thousands of faults, but they were all different than the first run! So I clicked 'Fix', which only took seconds. Since AVG PC now declared my PC to be perfectly clean, I immediately ran TuneUp again. Again, thousands of reported faults, and different from either previous runs. To find out if it created new problems, I ran PC Matic again, with no problems reported.

    Clearly, AVG PC TuneUp just randomly generates the faults list.

    Unlike johnboyk, oscarius3 and singularity607, my 15-day trial did no harm to my PC, but I'm a fanatic and run 4 independent system watchdogs.

    Summary

    AVG PC TuneUp is a complete fraud. If you just burn your money, at least you'd get a little warmth from it.

    DO buy PC Matic (http://pcpitstop.com/store/pcmatic_security_scan.asp). It cover 5 PCs for a year, you can always get it for $49.99, and often get them down to $24.99. You AVG fans may find it odd, but PC Matic actually does exactly what it says, and my PC always runs like new!

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  • 1.0 stars

    "DO NOT USE THIS UNLESS YOU WISH TO BUY A NEW COMPUTER"

    September 20, 2013  |   By johnboyk

    Version: AVG PC TuneUp 2015 14.0.1001.146

    Pros

    None at all

    Cons

    Promises,promises,promises, non of which are fulfilled.I'd used AVG's free antivirus for years and never had a problem, and never spent a penny.I thought I owed them and decided to pay for something for a change. I've recommended them to family,work colleagues and friends, but never ever again.
    My laptop is totally useless now. It freezes up when browsing, drops out when it's booting up, shortcuts don't work,it's slower than it's ever been and sometimes won't shutdown. I have been in touch with them, and I do have a case number, and I have complained and I have ask for a refund but to be honest I've got better things to do with my life. So don't touch AVG and be happy

    Summary

    No Stars wasn't an available option .
    If my review helps 1 person it's been worthwhile

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  • 1.0 stars

    "DO NOT USE THIS, MY NEW COMPUTER IS NOW A BRICK"

    September 18, 2013  |   By oscarius3

    Version: AVG PC TuneUp 2015 14.0.1001.146

    Pros

    NONE. WHATSOEVER.

    Cons

    Appears to shutdown and delete important aspects of your OS/hardware.

    My new computer is potentially wrecked.

    THEY CHARGE FOR THIS ****!

    Customer support (after an hour and a half wait until 1:30am) said it was a fault in my hardware and nothing to do with AVG.

    Summary

    Don't let this monstrosity of a programme into your life.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "I just got a customer call with the same problem"

    September 16, 2013  |   By sonoma95446

    Version: AVG PC TuneUp 2015

    Pros

    While AVG is pretty non-toxic as an antivirus, PC Tune-Up is a disaster for many people. It's registry check is flawed and if not updated properly by the company to concur with MS service packs can really hose an installation. I recommend using CCleaner for registry cleanups and backup reg when it asks. And always check to make sure you have the latest version of CCleaner and best of all, "It's Free".
    JB
    Owner affordable computing

    Cons

    Read the above

    Summary

    DO NOT USE PC-TUNEUP

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  • 1.0 stars

    "DO NOT INSTAL - worse than a virus."

    September 7, 2013  |   By singularity607

    Version: AVG PC TuneUp 2015 14.0.1001.146

    Pros

    NONE WHATSOEVER. Well one - made me realise never to trust AVG again.

    Cons

    I bought a new HP PC on 19th August 2013 and by today 7th September 2013 I had it finally all set up to my liking. I had installed AVG anti-virus and been receiving prompts to give AVG PC TUNEUP a one day free trial. Don't know why I did but I did and it destroyed my profile. I couldn't even access the Control Panel but I found that my only route online was to open AVG PC TUNE (the only program I could open) and indicate that I wished to purchase the product and with that by magic I was online. There I found out how I could uninstall this virus from my PC. After all that is what it is. DO NOT INSTAL AND NO WAY PAY FOR IT. I have had far less trouble with real viruses and Malware.

    Summary

    DO NOT INSTAL AVG PC TUNEUP - SKULL AND CROSS- BONES

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