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TuneUp Utilities 2014 continually monitors your PC and automatically gives you a performance fix. Our latest version offers more speed, less crashing, longer battery life and more disk space. Our straightforward recommendations and range of tools let you fine tune for even more performance.
I downloaded the trial version to see if it might just solve the constant crashing problem on my Vista pc. This had been happening for a few weeks and nothing I tried helped. Finally someone suggested I tried TuneUp Utilities. I didn't have much hope, but the fact that I could download and try it for free prompted me to at least give it a go. Well,I was amazed at the huge amount of problems the software found, and I decided to let it fix everything listed. The whole task took about 40 minutes (though choosing to defrag a little later took many hours!). Anyway, since then, the computer, is definitely running better and has not crashed once in that time. So I'm hoping TU has found and cured the problem once and for all. My trial runs out in two days and meanwhile TU has been running in the background and maintaining the system. I will be getting a new PC very soon, so won't be buying TU just yet, but will DEFINITELY be purchasing it for the new machine. Absolutely recommended.
None that I can think of in the short time I've been using TU
-Finds many problems. -Makes your PC run faster. -Has a customization option for Windows. -Gives good performance boosting recommendations. -Easy to use. -Trial gives full access to the software.
-Took long time to boot. -Extremely laggy. -Overwhelming menus.
I mainly downloaded and installed this for the theme installer, but I ended up doing a lot more. This software is the best PC optimization software I have ever used. There were so many problems that it found, and it fixed them for free! Very recommended software!
TuneUp is the only utility suite that takes you step-by-step through the setup so that you both understand how it works and also learn, if you don't already know, more aspects of how your PC operates. I imagine many people can't appreciate this wizard-like process and don't get the most out of it, but when TuneUp is intelligently set up, it keeps your PC running uber smoothly. I compared the TuneUp 1-Click Maintenance with that of Glary Utilities, and TuneUp found 300 more fixes to the registry and 5x as many shortcut issues. It has a pleasing UI with some welcome animation. The separation of functions into windowed groups is well thought out. The ability to customize the Windows interface is icing on the cake.
I wish all of these apps wouldn't pop up messages related to upgrading when you've made every attempt to turn it off.
I have my doubts that TuneUp can maintain it's perspective on performance rather than profit since it's been acquired by AVG Technologies, the company that puts out the free AVG antivirus program. If they try to combine AVG antivirus with this utility suite as they did with Spyware Doctor (that's right, you don't hear so much about that product any more, do you), the future doesn't bode well because it will become a niche product.
Overall, my 4-yr-old computer was running so poorly that I was thinking of replacing it. On the advice of a colleague I tried TU. Now the computer's performance is improved. Sometimes it does run way too slowly for comfort, will freeze up for a bit. Other times it runs very efficiently. In general, I have to reboot notably fewer times than I used to. I think TU's periodic clean-up and repair of the registry makes a significant difference.
TU's prioritizing of programs sometimes has gotten obtrusive. I use Copernic for desktop search. That program needs to run continually to index new content. TU sometimes tries to deactivate it. But TU tells me that and I can override it.
I haven't had any of the problems with the 2012, 2013 versions that some have complained about here. I haven't needed any support from the vendor, so I can't evaluate that.
I initially ran each of TU's operations manually so I could see what it was doing. Once I was satisfied that it wasn't doing anything harmful, I just let it run automatically.
TU is not a panacea, but for a reasonable price I think it is reasonably helpful.
That's your problem -- you're running an indexing program in the background. TuneUp and other utilities can only clean out leftovers and junk, and let you know what's running in the background so that you can turn it off to increase your PC's performance. They can't do anything about a decision to run something that is known to slow things down. It obviously tried to warn you, but you didn't wish to listen, and your performance will not show the kind of increase that you expect. Your low rating for TuneUp is more of a reflection of your lack of understanding than it's lack of function.