Editors' reviewThe word utility is far too utilitarian for TuneUp Utilities 2006. The program provides the basic Windows maintenance toolset, including temporary files, Registry cleaners, and start-up program controls, and these tools work more quickly and easily than most. However, it also sports great add-on tools you don't usually see in a utility program. The module-based program does more than clean, offering a variety of Internet and program-acceleration tweaks as well as Windows performance enhancers. The crash-preventing MemOptimizer, a file shredder, and a respectable uninstall utility round out this suite. You even can automate maintenance tasks with the scheduler or tweak Windows' appearance with the styler tool. The built-in RescueCenter can restore all changes completely or one by one. The only thing missing is a built-in hard drive defragger, but it seems petty to complain. The system-analyzing wizard alone, with its thorough reporting and upgrade suggestions, is worth the program price. And as an aside, we'd give this program design kudos for its stylish, logically arranged interface. TuneUp Utilities suits all users, from complete beginners who will appreciate the one-click optimization to more daring ones who will experiment with all the settings.
Find out how easy and effective Windows tuning can be with this utility. TuneUp Utilities 2006 lets you make your system faster, more comfortable and more secure in a matter of minutes. The complete package combines all important functions for system optimization, configuration, cleanup, and maintenance in a modern graphical user interface.
Its features include a completely redesigned interface. It configures and optimizes Mozilla Firefox, customizes icons, the window style, the boot, and welcome screens under Windows XP. It automatically scans your system for settings that might be slowing it down and corrects them. It also lets you take control of the system start process, lets you control the look and feel of the Windows interface, deletes sensitive data permanently, removes unneeded ballast from your disk, defragments the Windows Registry, restores accidentally deleted files, speeds up your Internet connection, and frees up system memory (RAM).