As is the case with any machine, computers require regular maintenance to keep them running their best. Tuneup Utilities 2013 is a suite of tools for fixing, tidying, and optimizing your computer. With a straightforward interface and plenty of options, it's worth checking out if you're not sure how to keep your machine in top condition.
Tuneup Utilities 2013 has a 1-Click Maintenance tool for users who want to get everything taken care of at once, as well as several other options that give you more control over what the program does. Tuneup Utilities started by performing an analysis of our system, looking at a variety of different performance metrics. It determined that we needed to clean our Registry, remove broken shortcuts, clean up Windows and programs, clean up our browser, and optimize system startup and shutdown; it also let us know that our Registry didn't need to be defragmented but that we should defragment our hard drive during our next maintenance session. Tuneup found quite a few problems on our computer and asserted that we had "high system interference." With the click of a button we were able to solve these problems, or so the program says; the only real evidence we had was that it told us that 867 Registry problems had been corrected, 58 broken shortcuts had been removed, 275 unneeded items had been deleted, and so on. We hadn't been having any significant performance problems to begin with, so it's hard to say whether Tuneup made a noticeable difference for us, but we can at least say that it didn't cause any problems. An addition to the 1- Click Maintenance tool, Tuneup Utilities also lets users create PC usage profiles to determine how best to optimize their systems, and a System Protection feature lets users undo changes made by the program -- always a good thing when you're mucking around in the Registry. Tuneup Utilities has a user-friendly interface and a thorough built-in Help file. Overall, we think that Tuneup Utilities 2013 is a good choice for novice and intermediate users who understand the importance of system maintenance but need some assistance in performing it.
Tuneup Utilities 2013 has a 15-day free trial. It installs and uninstalls without issues.
Editors' note: This is a review of the trial version of Tuneup Utilities 2013 13.0.2020.14.
Over 30 tools speed up, clean and optimize your PC. With a robust set of new features, TuneUp Utilities 2013 now has powerful weapons on the market to fight data clutter. The brand new TuneUp Disk Cleaner is one of the most comprehensive and safest PC cleaners available. It quickly and thoroughly deletes program residue and data clutter to give your PC air to breathe, run faster and more reliably. The improved TuneUp Registry cleans registry entries better than ever, while the enhanced TuneUp Shortcut Cleaner remains unmatched in removing orphaned shortcuts. Plus, the new TuneUp Process Manager helps you identify all those resource-hungry applications that hinder PC speed and performance. That's not all. The TuneUp Browser Cleaner quickly and easily protects your privacy by deleting traces left by Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Opera, Safari, Firefox and other browsers, while also optimizing browser databases. The improved TuneUp Live Optimization provides performance boosts when you need them by recalling which programs and processes slow down your PC and allowing you switch these to "Standby" mode, with the help of TuneUp Program Deactivator. In addition, TuneUp Process Manager helps you detect resource-hungry applications even faster. The easy-to-understand information on all background processes shows you exactly what's running on your PC. And last, but not least, the new cleaning features raise 1-Click-Maintenance and Automatic Maintenance to a completely new level in PC optimization. TuneUp Utilities 2013 also includes other unique technologies: The Program Deactivator restores over 50% of speed and free space on bogged-down PCs, while TuneUp Economy Mode improves battery life by up to 30%. TuneUp Utilities 2013 supports Microsoft's brand new Windows 8.
What's new in this version:
- The display of results in TuneUp Disk Cleaner is improved.
- The use of TuneUp Styler on Windows 8 has been optimized.
- The most popular TuneUp modules can now be accessed from the TuneUp taskbar icon context menu.
- The TuneUp Browser Cleaner results communication has been improved.
- TuneUp Registry Cleaner now cleans your registry even faster.