TuneUp Utilities 2012

TuneUp Utilities 2012

Download Editors' Rating:
4.5
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
4.1
out of 1440 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    12.0.3500.14
  • Total Downloads:
    4,976,155
  • Date Added:
    Apr. 24, 2012
  • Price:
    Free to try (15-day trial); $49.95 to buy (Buy it now)

Editors' Review

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TuneUp Utilities 2012 presents a wide range of useful system maintenance and optimization tools in one interface. Some tools you'll use to regularly clean your system, while others only need to be run only once in a while or if you have a specific Windows problem. The 2012 version of TuneUp Utilities also includes the Program Deactivator, which disables unused programs until you need them, and Economy Mode, which can help laptop users improve battery life. TuneUp Utilities is free to try for 15 days. A nag screen tracks the trial period.

TuneUp Utilities keeps things simple with its 1-Click Maintenance scan feature, which combines tools for deleting temporary files, cleaning and defragmenting the registry, removing broken shortcuts, optimizing system startup and shutdown, and defragmenting hard drives. The scan recommended various actions, but we liked that you could exclude any you didn't want to implement. The program's main interface toggles between a summary overview and a tabbed Category view. Creating a Profile let us save our system maintenance preferences as well as configure the optional Economy Mode and Turbo Mode. The Program Deactivator made specific recommendations for restoring system performance, such as disabling and uninstalling unused programs. TuneUp Utilities also recommended changing our browser and display settings to reduce performance-hogging processes. The Fix Problems tab offers a number useful fixes for common Windows problem like desktop icon errors. Under Settings, we could integrate the Disk Space Explorer and Shredder (secure delete) tools into Windows context menus and the Undelete tool with the Recycle Bin. Some users have reported difficulty uninstalling TuneUp Utilities during or after the trial period, but we had no such troubles, and the product uninstalled cleanly and completely.

We just scratched the surface TuneUp Utilities 2012's features since many are used for specific errors or issues, but we found the program to be a simple way to perform basic but necessary maintenance. While experienced Windows users may prefer separate freeware applications to an all-in-one approach, others will like the recommendations and tweaks packaged together in TuneUp Utilities 2012.

 
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2 stars

"Irritating"

July 10, 2012  |  By MarkieMIce

 |  Version: TuneUp Utilities 2012 12.0.3500.14

Pros

Does its job fairly well, though I don't know if there was much difference in the speed of the computer after running this. I wasn't able to see much of a difference.

Cons

Gets very irritating after the trial period ends. Even if you don't want to use it, it pops up every once in a while, bugging you to buy the product.

Summary

Don't waste your time. It's not cheap, and there are other free software which will do the job just as well for you.

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1 stars

"A lie & a pain in the tookus!"

June 16, 2012  |  By doxieman40228

 |  Version: TuneUp Utilities 2012 12.0.3500.14

Pros

Attractive interface.

Cons

Couldn't tell any differreence. Glary utilities had a greater impact than this garbage. Pop ups telling you to buy are so oftern they are annoying. You have to look hard under the buy now box to see in fine print a link to continue testing.

The big lie is calling this freeware. Shame on TU 2012 & CNET. Something that expires in 15 days is NOT freeware! It is free to buy. Linux is looking better and better. Open Source software is what it purports to be, FREE.

Summary

Don't waste your time.

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1 stars

"AWFUL - DON'T DOWNLOAD"

June 10, 2012  |  By Jeswesky

 |  Version: TuneUp Utilities 2012 12.0.3500.14

Pros

NONE! This is a scam!!!

Cons

The 15 day trial expired the same day it was downloaded. You cannot uninstall the program, as the uninstall will not work unless you purchase the full version. The company does not respond, and does not care.

Summary

CNET should be ashamed to recommend this item.

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5 stars

"worth your money"

May 24, 2012  |  By yilonglin

 |  Version: TuneUp Utilities 2012 12.0.3500.14

Pros

best Maintenance & Optimization product on the market

Cons

just that the product isn't free

Summary

For the early posts i the trial expires and you can't pay for it or that it's no good, just uninstall it.

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2 stars

"Annoying pop-ups after 1 hour"

May 24, 2012  |  By averagesenior

 |  Version: TuneUp Utilities 2012 12.0.3500.14

Pros

Seemed to help until annoying pop-ups

Cons

Hours after install 15 day period was expired. At random pop-ups created a nuisance of the program.

Summary

If you want a person to try your program, make it easy to try. Nobody wants to be annoyed while they are doing other tasks.

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5 stars

"a wonderful product, why do some people despise it?"

May 19, 2012  |  By menggoo

 |  Version: TuneUp Utilities 2012 12.0.3500.14

Pros

If some people knows how to use it correctly, yo computer should work just fine and faster.

Cons

Its not free.

Summary

It really does improve system performances. Disabling things does make your computer faster. Just use it wisely...

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2 stars

"Awful program to use"

May 13, 2012  |  By achaithanya36

 |  Version: TuneUp Utilities 2012 12.0.3500.14

Pros

yes it contains much more facilities and cleans very effective

Cons

it is not free

Summary

there is many better free products i prefre another product

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1 stars

"No good! Google it to see how many people condemn it!"

May 09, 2012  |  By unbe

 |  Version: TuneUp Utilities 2012 12.0.3500.14

Pros

Nothing positive! Deserves NO stars!

Cons

Can't uninstall it; can't even get it to quit popping up!

Summary

Worse than useless!

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1 stars

"awfull stay well away"

May 02, 2012  |  By petefrench

 |  Version: TuneUp Utilities 2012 12.0.3500.14

Pros

none avoid at all cost

Cons

to many to mention and you will never be able to get rid of it.
The only way to get rid of this program is if you download
Perfect uninstaler. Its not a free program but its the only way
to save yourself hours or days of pulling your hair out or ultimatly
reformating your hard drive

Summary

you dont have to take this advice but i spent 6 hours solid trying
to get rid of this program so please either dont install until
they have sorted this issue out or good luck trying to sort it
yourself

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1 stars

"Awful piece of junk.I would rate it minus 1 if I could."

May 02, 2012  |  By shandax

 |  Version: TuneUp Utilities 2012 12.0.3500.14

Pros

none at all.

Cons

After running it to clean up my computer I had constant script errors. My computer would not recognise or play dvd's on my Windows Media Player.As soon as the trial run ended, the script errors stopped and my Windows Media Player worked perfectly again..

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 12.0.3500.14
Version 12.0.3010.5 updates:
  • The Economy Mode automatic start and stop settings have been improved.
  • TuneUp Program Deactivator has been made more user friendly. Improvements were made to the 1-Click Maintenance.
  • The Economy Mode configuration dialog can now be opened from the main TuneUp Utilities settings.
  • The display of programs in TuneUp StartUp Manager has been optimized.
  • For ease of use, TuneUp Utilities can now be pinned to the Windows 7 taskbar.
General
Publisher TuneUp
Publisher web site http://www.tune-up.com
Release Date April 23, 2012
Date Added April 24, 2012
Version 12.0.3500.14
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory Maintenance & Optimization
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows Vista, Windows, Windows XP, Windows 7
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 45.89MB
File Name TuneUpUtilities2014_en-US.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 4,976,155
Downloads Last Week 2,030
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations 15-day trial
Price $49.95

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