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  • 1.0 stars

    "WORST "VIRUS" TO BE CALLED A PROGRAM"

    August 23, 2014  |   By jgorrell

    Version: AVG PC TuneUp

    Pros

    ZERO ZILCH NADA SOD-ALL SWEET F/A

    Cons

    DELETED ALL RESTORE POINTS NEARLY AND RESTORE DOES NOT WORK NOW, DELETED ALL USER ACCOUNTS BESIDES ONE, WOULD NOT UNINSTALL WAS LIKE A VIRUS HARDER TO GET RID OF THAN A CANCER AND I STILL CAN'T REPAIR ALL THE DAMAGE IT HAS DONE TO MY COMPUTER.

    Summary

    KEEP WELL AWAY FROM THIS DON'T GET STUCK WITH MORE PROBLEMS WITH THE PROMISE OF MAKING THINGS BETTER, IT SUCKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! BIG TIME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Worst Program in the World? Could be."

    July 12, 2014  |   By PandaMan06

    Version: AVG PC TuneUp

    Pros

    What pros?

    Cons

    Everything. Thanks to AVG PC TuneUp (2014), I am out +$250 for a software service warranty and external DVD drive for my Lenovo IdeaPad Y500 gaming laptop.

    It is now rendered useless and unbootable. Currently I'm waiting on a OneKey Recovery CD so I can attempt to save my data, roll back to Windows 8 (cause 8.1 messes up the Metro Apps), and restore my machine back to its glory days.

    I can't pin-point the particular issue that AVG did to my machine. It could be a change to the boot process, the edit/removal of a registry value, or a hung process during the "scan and clean" step during the boot. Or even something else.

    Summary

    ALWAYS backup your computer. If you only have a flash drive, then back up what's most precious to you (you can always download and reinstall programs).

    DO NOT TRUST OR USE THIS PROGRAM. There are several programs out there that are free and proven to work WITH your machine, not AGAINST it. Brands like ioBit, Piriform, Auslogics, and many more provide great results. AVG's only specialty is anti-virus, not for PC maintenance outside their own realm.

    Apparently this is a recurring thing since 2011, meaning that they've done NOTHING to improve their cleaning/tweaking process. They can either research and actually learn to fix issues, or they can discontinue to program (which I recommend they should do).

    Lenovo Users: If you're trying to recover and save your data, you'll need a OneKey Recovery CD and an external hard drive. Talk to Lenovo in acquiring one.

    I would NOT recommend this program to even exist in our cyberworld. Save yourself the headache, frustration, loss of data, and even money.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Free tuneup is deceptive"

    July 2, 2014  |   By gmswenson

    Version: AVG PC TuneUp

    Pros

    Seems to speed up PC until free trial is over after 24 hrs, then it's worse

    Cons

    AVG advertised that you could run the program once a year for free, they did not say that the program would attempt to return your PC to the same level previous to your trial - it actually made my PC perform far worse after the 24 hour trial was over - it took me several days to even get internet access back. I emailed their support (from my phone)- they suggested I run the program to restore files, but in order to do that I had to buy it! No thanks, I am now getting rid of all the AVG software on my computer.

    Summary

    Don't try the free tuneup!!!!

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Learn to use"

    May 1, 2014  |   By SammerJammers

    Version: AVG PC TuneUp

    Pros

    It has saved my computer for many years aslong as it is not doing something it does not slow computer down when you are in the middle of a task don't try to do fifty other things its common since it takes high cpu because it is fixing your computer I have been using since 2011 on all my computers it does wonders on my oldies like my dell 2400 it runs as fast as it possibly could when befor I was having problems even opening a folder and pc freezing after I ran avg pc tune up it runs so much better I no longer want to throw it across the room. now for my 6gb ram 1 tb hard drive dell it helps aswell I don't have slow issues with it anyways but it fixes a lot of the problems I have had with it over the last couple years. I have never had problems opening the interface or running any tasks as I have seen in comments except for my dinosaur of a computer some times it takes longer to clean up the recovery tool (rescue center)is awesome I have saved my computer many of times I recommend.

    Cons

    old computers may take longer to run yet its probably the computer not avg

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Slows the computer more than it speeds it up"

    April 29, 2014  |   By rodrupp

    Version: AVG PC TuneUp

    Pros

    Helps manage background processes and startup programs well. Decent user interface.

    Cons

    Consumes a HUGE amount of memory. CPU usage was constantly over 50% while it was on. Takes some 5+ minutes just to open the user interface. Many of the features take even longer to load. Computer completely freezes until it finishes loading.
    Every bit of speed you get from cleaning up your system is used up 10x by the TuneUp itself.

    Summary

    Do NOT use. Slows computer down completely.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Bait and switch with no customer support"

    March 2, 2014  |   By MrNeutron777

    Version: AVG PC TuneUp

    Pros

    Purchase from this company if like to be the victim of bait and switch scams and enjoy getting the the runaround when you try to get customer service.

    Cons

    E-mail advertising is a bait and switch scam.

    Impossible to contact customer support.

    Summary

    I have used AVG anti-virus for several years without incident. Yesterday I got an e-mail from AVG advertising PC Tuneup for $23.32. A link in the e-mail took me to the site where the price was $26.65.

    I tried to resolve the issue by:
    1) submitting a question online to "Julia" - no results
    2) online chat - no operators available
    3) calling the support number - recording directs me to the website
    4) replying to the e-mail - e-mail failed

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  • 1.0 stars

    "DO NOT USE !!!"

    February 10, 2014  |   By Lord_FuzzyWhiskers

    Version: AVG PC TuneUp

    Pros

    None, not a single good point

    Cons

    Destroyed my Desktop, Made my 2nd HDD undetectable by (even when it was tried on another machine !)

    Summary

    AVG Tech Support - forget it !
    They haven't a clue !

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Costly experience using this product!!!"

    February 3, 2014  |   By TAZZiiee

    Version: AVG PC TuneUp

    Pros

    did not find any pros

    Cons

    the product; deleted things without my knowledge; it altered programs; it blocked things all without my knowledge.. the worst was it stopped System Restore from working period and deleted all my restore points.. Several programs were missing key files so stopped running.

    Summary

    this product messed up my computer so badly I had to take it in for repairs... costly repairs!!! Sorry I ever trusted it!! And I did not just use the free version I actually paid for this piece of crap!

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  • 1.0 stars

    "WOULDN'T EVEN GIVE THIS 1 STAR! WASTE OF TIME AND MONEY"

    January 22, 2014  |   By cindyt841

    Version: AVG PC TuneUp

    Pros

    THERE ARE NO PROS

    Cons

    Slowed my computer down tremendously and screwed with my Windows Search Engine

    Summary

    DO NOT USE THIS PRODUCT!

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  • 1.0 stars

    "BAD! BAD! BAD! STAY AWAY FROM THIS PRODUCT!"

    January 9, 2014  |   By HoneyKira

    Version: AVG PC TuneUp

    Pros

    Absolutely none!

    Cons

    This useless piece of crap has worsened my computer's performance which operates slower than ever before! When I'm on the internet, I have to wait L-O-N-G-E-R for pages to load and then I have to wait even more for the hourglass icon next to my cursor to disappear so that I can start to use it! I'm constantly clicking at things with my cursor and nothing happens! What a waste of my time!

    Summary

    I purchased this program along with the AVG Anti-Virus software and both products are a BIG waste of money! DON'T WASTE YOUR MONEY ON ANY AVG PRODUCTS!!! And AVG's support is non-existent!

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