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AVG PC TuneUp for Windows

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Key Details of AVG PC TuneUp

  • Speed up, clean up, and fix your PC with advanced PC peak performance optimizer.
  • Last updated on 2/29/2024
  • There have been 5 updates
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Editors' Review

Download.com staff

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.


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 you 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
Release
January 12, 2017
Latest update
February 29, 2024
Version
16.72.2.55508
OPERATING SYSTEMS
Platform
Windows
Operating System
Windows 10, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows XP
Additional Requirements
None
POPULARITY
Total Downloads
299,935
Downloads Last Week
7
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Developer's Description

Speed up, clean up, and fix your PC with advanced PC peak performance optimizer.

AVG PC TuneUp (free version) is now part of AVG Performance Free, a single tuneup package that lets you clean an unlimited number of Windows and Mac computers, as well as Android phones/tablets, from one easy-to-use dashboard. It's also Zen-enabled, which means you can now extend your performance to your entire family and all their devices. All for free.

Best of all, this latest version means you'll always be up-to-date with the latest improvements and features because we now push updates to your PC automatically.

AVG Performance Free includes the following Zen-enabled software for unlimited personal devices, all easily managed from a single dashboard:

  • AVG PC TuneUp (free edition) for Windows: Award-winning automatic maintenance and performance fixes for your Windows desktops, notebooks, and tablets. Our free edition gives you unlimited use of 1-Click Maintenance for basic PC cleaning, and a 30-day trial of Pro features for advanced tuning.
  • AVG Cleaner Free for Android: Remove hidden junk files to free up space for more of the apps and music you love, and help improve your battery life.
  • AVG Cleaner for Mac: Free up valuable disk space by cleaning your Mac of unnecessary junk files, and track down hidden duplicate files with Duplicate Finder.