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AVG PC TuneUp User Reviews

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  • 1.0 stars

    "DO NOT DOWNLOAD UNLESS YOU WANT TO BUY A NEW COMPUTER"

    August 24, 2013  |   By CSEAQ

    Version: AVG PC TuneUp

    Pros

    Now we know AVG does not test any of their products.

    Cons

    Ruins your whole registry and disables many feature in your computer.

    Summary

    Don't download this, believe me your better of with almost any other program, it will save you a lot of time.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "OLNY BEST..."

    August 6, 2013  |   By yar66

    Version: AVG PC TuneUp

    Pros

    OLNY BEST...

    Cons

    OLNY BEST...

    Summary

    OLNY BEST...

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Tech support wanted to do factory re install of OS"

    August 3, 2013  |   By remaerD

    Version: AVG PC TuneUp

    Pros

    They said they would give me my money back, but that has not happened yet. Make sure you go to AVG Tech Support to get you money back.

    Cons

    The scan and repair feature needs to reboot to run. After I rebooted on my Widows 8 Operating system, in made it to 27% complete and hung up for hours. Ever attempt of many attempts to reboot reached the same point. A very brief message pops up before the scan starts saying press any key within the next 1 second to continue without scanning. It took me many reboots to make that work. On my computer that time is clearly less than a second. I will never buy anything branned AVG again. If they let this destructive piece of crap stay on sale after all the reports I have seen about the computers they have damaged, they clearly should not be trusted. Sad to see a good brand go corrupt.

    Summary

    Don't walk, run from AVG products

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  • 1.0 stars

    "***** BROKE MY LAPTOP *****"

    July 19, 2013  |   By vartio

    Version: AVG PC TuneUp

    Pros

    It did seems to initially be doing a few things, remove things it felt I no longer needed. It told me to restart my computer for fixes to be applied.

    Cons

    It never restarted, my computer broke, hung on 27% doing its thing. Lost all my files and needed to restore my laptop back to factory defaults to get it to work again!

    Summary

    Never ever ever use this product!

    I have never wrote a review for anything in the past but I felt so strongly about losing everything that I had to post this!

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  • 1.0 stars

    "I am speechless..."

    June 27, 2013  |   By Lance_Boyle

    Version: AVG PC TuneUp

    Pros

    Uhh...still trying to think of one. No luck.

    Cons

    Well, it INSTALLED ITSELF on my frickin' machine without an invitation or even ASKING PERMISSION!!! Just fired up the browser one day and there the d@** thing was. That's all it takes to get on my list. For good. If they had a decent product they wouldn't need to forcibly install it on peoples computers.

    Summary

    Buh-bye AVG!

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Too Frustrating!"

    June 16, 2013  |   By cindybmancini

    Version: AVG PC TuneUp

    Pros

    It found registry errors, etc. It recommended routine maintenance.

    Cons

    Attempts to permanently activate my (expensive!) subscription failed.

    Summary

    They don't have their act together! Every time I'm turned off my computer, at reboot it forgot my product key # and I had to re-activate the software!! Their explanation: "Thank you for purchasing AVG PC TuneUp, due to an error with the license generation system the license number you originally received was only temporary and expires on May 31. Please re-activate AVG PC TuneUp with your new license number:"

    To make matters worse, Customer Service was Really? You're AWARE of this massive data generation error, but **I HAVE TO CONTACT YOU TO SAY IT'S A PROBLEM??!!**? If they can't master this basic programming task OR take responsibility for fixing it, how do they expect me to put MY COMPUTER in their hands?!! Refund requested. And the search continues ...

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  • 1.0 stars

    "* * * WARNING- AVG TUNE-UP * * * PERMANENT DAMAGE * * *"

    May 19, 2013  |   By dotsword

    Version: AVG PC TuneUp

    Pros

    'Sweetly' Lured in by AVG's Antivirus which is decent BUT... Lulls you into FALSE SENSE OF SECURITY and the Belief that AVG also makes good Tune-Up Util--WRONG!!!!! WRONG!!! WRONG!!!!

    Cons

    I've been trying to fix my laptop since last November (7 Months?)after HORRID AVG 2013 Tune-UP Lured me; NOT ONLY HAS IT DESTROYED RESTORES,Screwed up system,it DESTROYED MY LAPTOP to the point where I can ONLY use SafeMode past months, Cannot afford new laptop! I've tried EVERY Fix imaginable Including ReInstall Windows, in desperation--I reformatted Hard drive & reload--RATHER Attempt reload Windows but Biggest problem AVG TuneUP caused is My Laptop Shuts Off every time I try to use Win Normal--cannot install in SafeMode. ALSO NOTE: EVEN IF YOU UNINSTALL AVG TUNE-UP ***IT STILL EXISTS**** B/C IT WILL POPUP &TELL YOU! -after almost every reboot-says your machine is running better b/c Tuneup just gave you YET ANOTHER TuneUp!!! -it's like the EVIL that cannot be killed!!! * * * * * And, WHY??, I beg CNET EDITORS- with 1,000's of same complaints all over Net re SERIOUS, PERMANENT DAMAGE to COMPUTERS, Why are you Silent?? PLEASE RED FLAG AVG TUNE UP NOW!! This is NOT mere Opinions!

    Summary

    I am begging anyone who has figured out a way to fix their computer aside from reinstalling windows (already did) please let me know if you have solved this Specific Problem: it turns off my Hard drive every time I try to go into "Normal" Windows mode -- I can only use Safe Mode w/networking ever since AVG Tune-up and it's beginning to cripple me as well. (already went thru Diag mode of disabling all services and startup progs but still shuts off Hard Dr in Normal Windows--No problems in SafeMode at all) * * * * * Thank you all for listening * * * * * * and please pass the word thru EVERY VENUE you can think of-
    --Permanently destroying thousands of people's expensive machines and then responding with excuses is NOT acceptable!!!!! (the responses on AVG's website to their customers' begging and pleas for help is disgusting and irresponsible and they want the public to * * * TRUST * * * them with our most sacred and secure data as well as systems -the heartbeat of it all -what planet are these creatures from?).

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Looks impressive but fails to deliver"

    May 16, 2013  |   By d33m

    Version: AVG PC TuneUp

    Pros

    interface looks great

    Cons

    suggested actions by the software made my computer fail to reboot. I had to do a boot repair and backup the registry.

    Summary

    Program becomes Nagware after the 24 HR trial period.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Defective Software"

    May 5, 2013  |   By bbachrac

    Version: AVG PC TuneUp

    Pros

    There are no Pros for software that can destroy a system installation

    Cons

    This software is defective. AVG PC Tuneup destroyed my system installation and wiped out all the restore points. Similar incidents are reported in the AVG Forum. The product should be withdrawn.

    Summary

    This software is defective. AVG PC Tuneup destroyed my system installation and wiped out all the restore points. Similar incidents are reported in the AVG Forum. The product should be withdrawn.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "#1 Reg cleaner IN DA WORLD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

    April 27, 2013  |   By TheGreg75

    Version: AVG PC TuneUp

    Pros

    It finds more errors than Win utilitys 10.61 pro, Registry Easy, Ccleaner, PC Prefomer, Jet clean and Reg clean pro. Also, there is a unstaller, start-up fixer, problem fixer optimizer and TONS MORE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! IT IS THE BEST EVER!!!!

    Cons

    Not much..Only that it is VERY EXPENSIVE and no free version.

    Summary

    I say that this is THE BEST EVER! One reason is that with the trail you can get rid of all the errors that slow your computer down and fix it. Then the computer is MORE THAN 5X FASTER!!!!And if you like it, you can buy it for 40 bucks. Even thou it is expenive, IT IS TOTALY WORTH IT because it has a 1-click maintenance that does EVERYTHING in ONE CLICK!!!!!!!!!!!(clean and defrag reg, clean history, defrag disk and TONS more all in 5-30 mins.) Also, there are different modes for it so the cleaner can clean fast while you are gone and go slow while you are using it. And with the start-up and shut-down optimizer your computer can wake-up and sleep (start-up and Shut-down) faster! Next, There is the hard drive fixer that cleans your hard drive(s) and other stuff. You can also delete old back-ups that you don't use any more. Then, there is the program unstaller/disabler that unstalls/disbles any program that you don't use. Next we have the windows file deleter that deletes files that you don't use any more. Also, you can recover the files that you have deleted with the file restorer. And finally, There is a auto scaner that scans the computer every [Monday@ 7:00 PM] or [every 3 days in idle mode] so YOU DON'T HAVE TO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!This Program is a MUST GET for all those computer geeks out there that complain that their computer is slow.

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