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TuneUp Utilities 2012

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  • Date Added:
    Jul. 29, 2012
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    Free to try (15-day trial); $49.95 to buy (Buy it now)

Editors' Review


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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5 stars

"Best Utilites software available out there."

August 27, 2012  |  By joeythejew1488

 |  Version: TuneUp Utilities 2012 12.0.3600.104


Makes my compaq c770us run better than is has in years Fast,Clean and super fast to load and internet works beter than system mechanic


Only one it tells me disable my wallpaper for proformance I can live with that.


I picked this up for free with nero 11 purchase great deal.

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2 stars

"Be careful running this program"

August 27, 2012  |  By mail2ri

 |  Version: TuneUp Utilities 2012 12.0.3600.104


Has many tools to scan and defragment registry, fix registry errors, etc.


Misleading and blatantly false diagnosis of certain tasks, and promotes Firefox, it seems


I ended up having this program installed which was piggy-backed on the one I originally wanted to install - SIW - System Information for Windows, a nifty diagnostic program which has excellent detailed analysis of your Windows PC. Tune-up installed mysteriously without any warning whatsoever, and also went ahead and updated itself to ver. 2012. Noticed has flaws in checking & fixing registry "errors". Also, it recommends setting the Master Password in Firefox, which I found as surrogate marketing. Also, though I had run the Check-disk utility in Windows just a week ago, this Tune-up program diagnosed that the activity was "Never run" earlier and by default checks all hard drives and prompts user to restart PC and essentially runs the built-in Windows chkdsk utility. Overall, I found CCleaner much better as a freeware, so wouldn't recommend this one.

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2 stars

"can't run it"

August 21, 2012  |  By jazzmanofjax

 |  Version: TuneUp Utilities 2012 12.0.3600.104


supposedly a very good program for cleaning and stuff.


can't run it after installing. coming up with an access violation and it closes immediately. tech support is working on it as we speak.
I think it has something to do with sp1, win 7 64bit.
but then I'm not tech support.

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1 stars

"you will end up with tears"

August 16, 2012  |  By han_77

 |  Version: TuneUp Utilities 2012 12.0.3600.104


excellent interface


windows update does not work after using this software.


please don't use! It's not tuning your system but ruining! I regret...

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Full Specifications

What's new in version 12.0.3600.104
Version 12.0.3600.104 updates: some Bugfixes and Performance Improvements.
Publisher TuneUp
Publisher web site http://www.tune-up.com
Release Date July 27, 2012
Date Added July 29, 2012
Version 12.0.3600.104
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory Maintenance & Optimization
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP/Vista/7
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 45.89MB
File Name TuneUpUtilities2014_en-US.exe
Total Downloads 5,012,665
Downloads Last Week 3,344
License Model Free to try
Limitations 15-day trial
Price $49.95

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