Magix PC Check & Tuning Free

Magix PC Check & Tuning Free


Editors' Rating:
4.5
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
3.3
out of 57 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
2011
File Size:
3.49MB
Date Added:
December 01, 2010
Price:
Free
Operating Systems:
Windows XP/Vista/7
Total Downloads:
115,769
Downloads Last Week:
136
Additional Requirements:
Not available

Editors' review

As freeware system cleaners go, Magix PC Check & Tuning Free offers a good balance. Some such tools are designed to be as easy to use as possible and give you few options and not enough information about what they're doing to your system. Others overwhelm beginners with options and detailed scan reports, and they often make it too easy to delete the wrong things. The freeware version of PC Check is designed to be easy to use yet useful to people with widely varying skills, yet it also lets you perform cleaning and tune-up operations separately as well as set up easy one-click cleanups tailored to your system. While Magix PC Check & Tuning Free is freeware, free registration entitles users to extras like online storage space.

PC Check's unique interface is based on the widely familiar concept of red and green lights: Red icons indicate problems, and green icons denote cleaned and optimized features. Two huge buttons handle day-to-day operations: Check PC and Fix All Problems. We reviewed the list of scans and operations to be performed, including activating PC Check Live, a system maintenance feature. We started a scan, and a pop-up tracked each feature, displaying the items scanned and any issues found. We could click on any result for more detailed information, including selecting and deselecting items for removal. We ran each operation one by one, to make sure we knew what was going on, but PC Check completed each step quickly and without a hitch; it even optimized our system' s swap file and checked for updated drivers. The program also offers plenty of warnings to close other programs, and it gave us the option of creating a system restore point before running operations that could make drastic changes, such as cleaning the registry. We highly recommend you never skip this step unless you're absolutely sure about why you're doing it.

PC Check cleaned and optimized our system without causing any trouble, which seems like it shouldn't be a big deal, yet it is. After we'd seen what its tools do, we ran the fix-all scans with little trepidation. As always when using tools that clean and tweak your system, we recommend using all appropriate care with PC Check and Tuning Free.

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All User Reviews
  • All Versions:

    3.3

    out of 57 votes

    • 5 star: 25
    • 4 star: 5
    • 3 star: 4
    • 2 star: 6
    • 1 star: 17
  • Current Version:

    2.4

    out of 22 votes

    • 5 star: 5
    • 4 star: 1
    • 3 star: 2
    • 2 star: 4
    • 1 star: 10
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    Results 1-10 of 22

  • 1 stars

    "It sucks!!!"

    June 14, 2013   |   By skobola1

    Version: Magix PC Check & Tuning Free 2011

    Pros

    None. However, they installed AmIcoSinglun64.exe, which is more than a problem.

    Cons

    It installed AmIcoSinglun64.exe, which is impossible to remove.

    Summary

    Cnet should not even list this program.

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  • 1 stars

    "See Summary below"

    April 24, 2012   |   By norton1216

    Version: Magix PC Check & Tuning Free 2011

    Pros

    I can't be sure if this software does ANYTHING right!

    Cons

    See summary below

    Summary

    Indicated that I needed a software update for Pandora but connected me to a web site called Pose Central?? It also loaded incorrect audio drivers subsequently had to do a system restore. NO telephone technical support. When I installed it my computer began to emit a device disconnect system sound

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  • 5 stars

    "Very good tool"

    April 08, 2012   |   By yilonglin

    Version: Magix PC Check & Tuning Free 2011

    Pros

    Free if you register
    http://www.magix.com/pcct-2011/
    Is the only tool you will ever need to clean your PC

    Cons

    non so far

    Summary

    If you wanted a software that is good for repairing your pc and don't want to pay for it then this is your software

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  • 3 stars

    "Giveaway : MAGIX PC Check & Tuning 2011"

    January 09, 2012   |   By moon_kashyap

    Version: Magix PC Check & Tuning Free 2011

    Pros

    MAGIX PC Check & Tuning 2011 Full Version For Free Registration Serial Key...

    http://www.magix.com/pcct-2011/

    Cons

    Note: The program's internal online services and the program update require an Internet connection.
    Giveaway of MAGIX PC Check & Tuning 2011
    Get your MAGIX PC Check & Tuning 2011 Full Version For Free Registration Serial Key here. Note that you need to register with MAGIX, to get a serial to to unlock MAGIX PC Check & Tuning 2011.

    Summary

    Features of MAGIX PC Check & Tuning 2011

    Automatic tuning with "PC Check"
    System start analysis
    Software update
    High-speed mode
    Optimization of Windows services
    Internet tuning
    Delete Internet history
    Clean registry
    Defragment registry
    Power saving scheme
    Win memory!
    Data shredder
    Rescue file
    System restore
    Netbook tuning
    Configure Windows
    Swap file
    File assignment
    Info about the PC
    1-click quick maintenance
    Community Connection

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  • 4 stars

    "Seems to work without trashing anything"

    December 17, 2011   |   By tomgandalf

    Version: Magix PC Check & Tuning Free 2011

    Pros

    I don't know what it is but in days gone by programs that are supposed to fix your registry and PC actually searched your PC for files and repaired your registry, these days they only delete entries they dont think belong. Almost every registry or system repair program I've used has trashed my windows requiring a restore. This program didn't crash my machine and actually with the service tweaks had my machine running a bit faster.

    Cons

    It still doesn't do an erstwhile repair of the registry. but seems to be conservative in its action. It will tell you if any of your drivers have updates, but it won't tell you which drivers they are or get the updates unless you upgrade to the paid version.

    Summary

    A decent program to have on your PC

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  • 2 stars

    "Remove "FREE" From the Name of The program."

    October 25, 2011   |   By echag38

    Version: Magix PC Check & Tuning Free 2011

    Pros

    WOW a 7 day Trial

    Cons

    A 7 Day Trial NOT FREE.

    Summary

    Not worth the Time to Even Try. Unless you are going to Pay. There are plenty of other great Pc Tuners Cleaners Out there, that work Great!

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  • 2 stars

    "False positive; locks up"

    June 25, 2011   |   By crsecon

    Version: Magix PC Check & Tuning Free 2011

    Pros

    Seems fast and thorough. Good intentions, surely, and free. Finds insignificant 4th decimal place "updates" to obscure programs that never use.

    Cons

    False "need to update driver" from version 6 to version 5; locks up attempting the "update" and will not close nor allow process to be terminated, characteristic of malware. Had to force-remove with Advanced System Care 4 and reboot to clear screen.

    Summary

    Suggest avoiding for now. No problems with freeware of similar functions (Glary Utilities, Slim Drivers and Cleaner, etc.

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  • 5 stars

    "This product needs to get a fair chance"

    March 30, 2011   |   By MAGIX_Product_Team

    Version: Magix PC Check & Tuning Free 2011

    Pros

    try it out yourself

    Cons

    try it out yourself

    Summary

    After reading all the bad reviews we were totally shocked. As there are some statements that are simply untrue we want to write a few objective points. THIS IS NO ADVERTISING.

    1. This product is totally free. It is not a trial, not a fake-pay version, not a reduced version. The only thing you have to do is to register the product. You get a code for free and can use the product after unlocking unlimited

    2. It exists also a version for 39,99 USD. This version has several extra features and displays more information. But the free version does not include "locked features".

    3. The product does not destroy computers! PC Check & Tuning is a successful product all over Europe with hundert thousands of users. The company MAGIX is quoted on the stock market and totally serious. Check for example the many positive reviews on amazon.co.uk.

    To like or unlike the product and to be happy or not to be happy with the tuning results is up to every user himself. But if you are looking for a good free tuning product, try it out yourself.

    The MAGIX Team

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  • 2 stars

    "Programa Intrusivo y opaco"

    March 17, 2011   |   By JuanMtnezRivera

    Version: Magix PC Check & Tuning Free 2011

    Pros

    Nada que destacar.Gratis si te registras y te envian clave por e-correo

    Cons

    Los desarrolladores tendrán mucho que trabajar para poner el programa a la altura de la competencia.Ignoras en todo momento lo que elimina y obtimiza,creando muchas dudas.

    Summary

    Voy a proceder a su deisntalaci├│n.

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  • 1 stars

    "The art of deception"

    March 03, 2011   |   By spartain

    Version: Magix PC Check & Tuning Free 2011

    Pros

    Provides a full all-in-one system scan;
    Free (if you register it).

    Cons

    Analyisis is highly suspect;
    Optimization is flawed.
    Swap file optimization is retarded.

    Summary

    I actually downloaded the trial of the full program, but during install I was advised to register in order to receive a serial number. I did this and it changed to this reduced 'free' version, which really demonstrates the stupidity of Magix management. However, I proceeded to use this 'Free' version and did a full system scan. It told me that I had about 160 errors in my registry, which surprised me considering I'd just used the Ashampoo WinOptimizer trial to clear over 60 errors. I clicked 'Next' to see the list of these 'errors', but there was no list! Instead it just started to clean these supposed 'errors' and the 'Cancel' button didn't work. Personally, I don't believe the errors actually existed.

    It told me my swap-file (Virtual Memory) needed to be optimized. That was surprising considering I'd already done that (manually) some time ago. So I went into my system to check the settings. Then I ran the optimization feature and restarted my PC. I found that it had moved the swap-file from the second hard drive to the primary one! This is not optimization, it's retarded!!

    It told me that I had downloaded drivers, but when I downloaded the new ones through this program it told me my 'outdated' drivers were younger than the ones I'd downloaded. Ridiculous!

    If you like fiction, this program will give it to you. The more you deal with this company, the more you realise it is managed by idiots.

    Updated on Mar 5, 2011

    Correction to my Summary above in the third paragraph:

    It told me I had outdated drivers (not downloaded drivers)

    Updated on Dec 24, 2013

    Rubbish.

    On a friend's computer, where he has the fully paid version, Magix flagged 710 registry errors. Ashampoo flagged 102. After running Magix cleaning utility, Ashampoo then showed 100.

    Why does Magix constantly refuse to list the registry errors?

    It also flagged two drivers needing updates, but after performing the update procedures and restarting, the same old drivers were still there!

    Even software updates were way out of date and wrong.

    Conclusion: it's inventing information.

    This software is not only a scam, it is also bogus, and that renders it as a criminal product (fraud) according to European Union consumer law. By promoting it for download, CNet could also be held criminally complicit.

    Updated on Dec 24, 2013

    Rubbish.

    On a friend's computer, where he has the fully paid version, Magix flagged 710 registry errors. Ashampoo flagged 102. After running Magix cleaning utility, Ashampoo then showed 100.

    Why does Magix constantly refuse to list the registry errors?

    It also flagged two drivers needing updates, but after performing the update procedures and restarting, the same old drivers were still there!

    Even software updates were way out of date and wrong.

    Conclusion: it's inventing information.

    This software is not only a scam, it is also bogus, and that renders it as a criminal product (fraud) according to European Union consumer law. By promoting it for download, CNet could also be held criminally complicit.

    Updated on Dec 24, 2013

    Correction to last update. First paragraph should read:

    On a friend's computer, where he has the fully paid version, your software flagged 710 registry errors. Ashampoo flagged 102. After running your cleaning utility, Ashampoo then showed 100, suggesting that out of Magix's whopping 710, only two coincided with Ashampoo.

    Updated on Dec 24, 2013

    Correction to first paragraph. After running Magix cleaning utility, 100 errors showed in Magix, not 102.

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