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Editors' Review

AVG TuneUp is a free Windows utility designed to clean up junk files on your PC and possibly increase system performance.

Pros

One-click maintenance: AVG PC TuneUp's initial setup is streamlined. There's really no room for error, since one-click optimization is the first option you see, giving a clear impression that PC TuneUp is hassle free.

Control: When AVG PC TuneUp discovers issues, it presents them in a pop-up window that lets you control which files to clean and which to delete. Highlight a file to reveal a short description of what it is and what it does to your Windows PC.

Clean design: PC TuneUp clearly shows you its process, from Registry scanning to defragmentation analysis. Though it shows warning icons for more system-critical issues, PC TuneUp generally avoids overzealous warnings and large, bold fonts that might give you a sense of pressure or panic.

Cons

Miscategorization: Sometimes it's questionable whether what PC TuneUp declares a problem is really a problem. During our tests, PC TuneUp reported a Windows Media Player option and a Firefox master password setting as errors under PC Health. Though keeping track of browser credentials is a good practice, alerts like these could confuse you about what kind of settings qualify as risks.

Limited trial use: In the trial, maintenance scanning is limited to three days, and the entire program is subscription based. Though the maintenance feature is effective, we find it hard to justify the asking price, nor do we see the app's advantage over free products without the peace of mind.

Bottom Line

AVG PC TuneUp is a well-designed and effective tool that mostly accomplishes what it claims. Its advantage lies in its streamlined user flow and one-click-friendly design. Though PC TuneUp has many tools, there are free programs that perform most of the same tasks, so power users may find it hard to justify paying for the software.

 
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Full Specifications

What's new in version 16.72.2.55508

  • Automatic Software Updater: Checks & updates popular applications to patch vulnerabilities, fix bugs and even add new functionality.
  • Sleep Mode: New Program Deactivator puts resource-draining background and startup programs to sleep using a patented technique and wakes them up when you need them. Makes your PC feel new again, no matter how many programs youÃ?????????????????Ã????????????????Ã???????????????Ã??????????????Ã?????????????Ã????????????Ã???????????Ã??????????Ã?????????Ã????????Ã???????Ã??????Ã?????Ã????Ã???Ã??Ã?¢??ve got installed.
  • Disk Cleaner and Browser Cleaner: Removes leftover files and traces from more than 220 programs, Windows features and now even the latest browser releases, such as Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge.

General

Publisher AVG Technologies
Publisher web site http://www.avg.com/
Release Date January 12, 2017
Date Added January 12, 2017
Version 16.72.2.55508

Category

Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory Maintenance & Optimization

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows XP/Vista/7/8
Additional Requirements None

Download Information

File Size 3MB
File Name AVG_Performance_1105.exe

Popularity

Total Downloads 293,055
Downloads Last Week 74

Pricing

License Model Free to try
Limitations 15-day trial
Price $49.99
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