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.
ConsMiscategorization: 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.
Remember how your PC ran when you first got it? New improved AVG PC TuneUp keeps your computer as good as new. Our comprehensive range of 30 tools offer more speed, less crashing and longer battery life for both novice and experienced users. New features such as Live Optimization and Program Deactivator keep your PC at top speed. Live Optimization works silently in the background, constantly prioritizing all the applications that are running to increase loading speed and computer performance. Program Deactivator deactivates programs that you never user to stop them draining processor power speed without uninstalling them. For those that want that extra bit of power, new Turbo Mode turns off over 70 processes with just one click. Economy Mode significantly prolongs battery life, which is invaluable when you're on the go. One click reduces the power consumption of the processor, switching off unnecessary background processes and reducing the power consumed by internal and external devices. It's always good when there's one less thing to remember. That's why we automatically run routine maintenance, including optimizing start up and both cleaning and defragmenting the registry and hard drive. For novice users, we offer lots of straightforward recommendations, and for expert users there are a range of tools to fine tune to fine tune for even more performance.
What's new in this version:
- Improved - Disk Doctor now scans disks bigger than 2TB
- Improved - Detection of SSD drives
- Improved - Integration with AVG ZEN
- Fixed - Disk Doctor freezes during Windows 8 and 8.1 analysis
- Fixed - Main dashboard & 1-Click Maintenance screen crashes
- Fixed - Other minor bug fixes