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AVG TuneUp is a free Windows utility designed to clean up junk files on your PC and possibly increase system performance.
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.
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.
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.
AVG PC TuneUp (free version) is now part of AVG Performance Free, a single tuneup package that lets you clean an unlimited number of Windows and Mac computers, as well as Android phones/tablets, from one easy-to-use dashboard. It's also Zen-enabled, which means you can now extend your performance to your entire family and all their devices. All for free.
Best of all, this latest version means you'll always be up-to-date with the latest improvements and features because we now push updates to your PC automatically.
AVG Performance Free includes the following Zen-enabled software for unlimited personal devices, all easily managed from a single dashboard:
AVG PC TuneUp (free edition) for Windows: Award-winning automatic maintenance and performance fixes for your Windows desktops, notebooks, and tablets. Our free edition gives you unlimited use of 1-Click Maintenance for basic PC cleaning, and a 30-day trial of Pro features for advanced tuning.
AVG Cleaner Free for Android: Remove hidden junk files to free up space for more of the apps and music you love, and help improve your battery life.
AVG Cleaner for Mac: Free up valuable disk space by cleaning your Mac of unnecessary junk files, and track down hidden duplicate files with Duplicate Finder.
I paid £20 for this. I downloaded it with the greatest difficulty, and asked for "help". I was told i would have to pay another "service charge" if it was downloaded for me. I refused this. Eventually I managed to download, then it would not instal, after two attempts lasting about 6 hours each. My laptop came out of this fairly wrecked. I took it to my PC repair shop, told him the story, and he was not surprised "seen it before". It will cost £90 to sort out.
An expensive waste of money: £110 = roughly $150. Something is wrong somewhere!
We're sorry to hear you had trouble with your computer and would like to learn more about what happened. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org with the issues you were having that prompted you to try our software, information about your operating system, any error messages or notifications you may have received, which number you contacted for support, etc, and we would be happy to look into it directly.
"It runs defrag as part of maintenance, which is nuts."
"It runs defrag as part of maintenance, which is nuts."
June 16, 2017
Version: AVG PC TuneUp 18.104.22.168508
It seems to catch registry errors and some other minor problems. But it creates a bigger problems; see cons.
As part of the 1-click maintenance you have to be sure you have plenty of time, like a day or two or even three for multi gigabyte drive., depending on the size of your hard drive. Because it decides to run defragmentaion of your Hard Drive which takes days. In the meantime your PC becomes useless. (Slows it down to a snails pace.) There's no option to run maintenance without stopping the defragmentation. Maintenance without defrag takes only some 15 minutes, but adding days makes this TuneUp essentially useless.
It's a do all or none program - 1-click. There's no option to choose not to perform a specific function, which is also dangerous in that there are files you may want to keep, but have no choice to omitt a process.
Instructions for adjusting your 1-click settings can be found beginning on page 27 of the AVG PC TuneUp User Manual. Something else that may help speed up your system would be to run in Turbo Mode. Information about Turbo Mode can be found beginning on page 14 of the User Manual: http://www.avg.com/us-en/downloads-documentation
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Thank you for being an AVG customer. We're glad you found AVG PC TuneUp easy to install and effective in finding any issues on your system, and would like to assure you it should not be slowing down your computer at all. We would like to look into this for you. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org with your AVG MyAccount information and why you feel it has slowed down your system so we can look into this directly.
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