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AVG PC TuneUp

CNET Editors' review

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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  • All versions:

    2.4 stars

    out of 70 votes

    • 5 star: 19
    • 4 star: 4
    • 3 star: 2
    • 2 star: 5
    • 1 star: 40
  • Current version:

    1.5 stars

    out of 2 votes

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    • 3 star: 0
    • 2 star: 1
    • 1 star: 1
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  • 2.0 stars

    "Don't install. It's a bi#ch to uninstall."

    April 16, 2014  |   By pyunge8

    Version: AVG PC TuneUp 14.0.1001.380

    Pros

    Not exactly sure. Before I can get an idea, the trial expired, just after 3 days.

    Cons

    U cannot uninstall with your normal Windows routine, especially after it expire in 3 days; that does nothing! I have to do some serious Google research to figure it out. Apparently, you just run the installation program; it uninstall and clean it all out.

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  • 1.0 stars

    ""Avoid at all costs!!!""

    April 10, 2014  |   By gingjok2

    Version: AVG PC TuneUp 14.0.1001.380

    Pros

    None whatsoever!!!!!!

    Cons

    Constant freezing!! Not worth the money!!! Customer care is non existent!!!!

    Summary

    This piece of crapware is not worth a single dollar!! It totally slows down boot up time. It absolutely swamps all over programmes on your computer! When you try to delay it on start up or even stop it running on start up, it automatically overrides the other software settings!! Upon start up it constantly freezes and takes about a minute before you can actually use it!! NEVER just run their cleaning programmes without checking!! What it says is unnecessary is actually something which is essential to the windows operation! On the last 2 software updates, the computer refused to reboot! Took countless attempts wasting a total of 15 minutes!!! It also affects the stability of other software on your computer as well! They also refuse to start up immediately!! Once I removed TuneUp Utilities 2014, everything went back to normal and the computer became very response again!! And to make matters worse, after getting in touch with customer care on 3 occasions!!! 10 days later they haven't replied in person!! Just those pathetic automatic replies!! As I write this review they still haven't been in touch.
    I would never recommend this software to anybody and would avoid it at all costs!!! Try Wise Care 365 or Advanced Systemcare 7 Pro. Both of which you get fairly quick helpful replies from customer care. And they are not over intrusive and cause no serious damage to your computer.

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