TuneUp Utilities 2012

TuneUp Utilities 2012

Download Editors' Rating:
4.5
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
4.1
out of 1439 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    12.0.3010.5
  • Total Downloads:
    4,948,503
  • Date Added:
    February 16, 2012
  • File Size:
    45.89MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    1,508
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows XP/Vista/7

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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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

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4 stars

"Defragment problem in 2014."

October 15, 2014  |  By CanHandletheTruth

 |  Version: TuneUp Utilities 2014 14.0.1000.340

Pros

Tuneup utilities 2013 is way better, apparently it does not work for Windows 8

Cons

There are problems with Tuneup utilities 2014, its thorough defrag has a big problem, it removes random files.

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1 stars

"KEEP CLEAR - NO SUPPORT - HAD TO REPLACE HARD DRIVE"

October 08, 2014  |  By Aabaana

 |  Version: TuneUp Utilities 2014 14.0.1000.340

Pros

The 'Pros' is: there are other software solutions out there - don't get within a barge-pole length of Tune-Up if you have any sense!

Cons

I had this installed on two laptops and having checked a hard drive with which I had no problems with, my BIOS could no longer detect my hard drive. I spent TEN WEEKS and over £200 in phone calls to the USA trying - pleading - for help and was continually stone-walled! DO NOT TAKE A CHANCE, it;s not worth having to replace your hard drive or spend hundreds of pounds getting no help!

Summary

I HOPE TUNE-UP CRASHES AS MY HARD DRIVE DID OH AND WITHOUT BEING SLANDEROUS - AS IT'S THE TRUTH, THEY LIE!

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1 stars

"Disk error scan makes your computer unusable"

August 01, 2014  |  By jkirk1626

 |  Version: TuneUp Utilities 2014 14.0.1000.340

Pros

Its utilities are mostly functional and effective.

Cons

A scan for had drive errors remained stuck at 10% for 10 hours. The computer was unusable during this time. Powering off and restarting had no result without a recovery CD. TuneUp Utilities provides no warning of making your computer useless for 10 hours; it provides no warning that you will be unable to terminate the scan.

This is inexcusable and borders on the tort of conversion.

Summary

Enjoy TuneUp Utilities leaving your computer stuck at 10% for >10 hours with the message: "scanning and repairing drive C:"

Search for "TuneUp Utilities" and you'll find results replete with customers reporting TuneUp Utilities' hard drive error scans leaving customers' computers stuck at some percentage and never recovering. AVG's response is that it's a Windows issue not a TuneUp Utilities issue. Really? Way to give an enormous FU to your customers. Worse, incompetent illiterate techs are telling people to do procedures on PCs while those PCs are stuck on AVG's software.

However good and effective TuneUp Utilities' other functions, this oversight and dismissiveness of users should be a deal breaker.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 12.0.3010.5
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 February 10, 2012
Date Added February 16, 2012
Version 12.0.3010.5
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory System Utilities
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 7, Windows XP, Windows, Windows Vista
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 45.89MB
File Name TuneUpUtilities2014_en-US.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 4,948,503
Downloads Last Week 1,508
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations 15-day trial
Price $49.95

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