3.5 star rating

TuneUp Utilities 2012 Review

Pros: The Live Optimization feature works in the background to boost the speed and stability of your PC.
Cons: There's no option to find and delete duplicate files.
The Verdict: TuneUp Utilities provides the necessary tools to effectively and efficiently maintain your PC.



Delivering a versatile feature set and intuitive functionality accessible to the masses, TuneUp Utilities is PC system utilities software that requires minimal user effort yet delivers full PC protection and maintenance. This utility software boasts a handful of unique, notable features that help set it apart from the competition, including a live optimization tool and program deactivator.

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TuneUp Utilities is comprised of a series of tabs, each offering access to various features and functions. The Status & Recommendations tab shows real-time actions you need to take in order to fully optimize your computer. For instance, the software will list problems that need to be fixed and maintenance settings that need to be fine-tuned. This is where the software also houses its one-click maintenance feature, a potent blend of repair, optimization and defragmentation tools that can be initiated in a single click.

Under the Gain Disk Space tab are tools for removing junk files, unnecessary programs and broken shortcuts. The removal of such system clutter helps free up valuable disk space on your bogged-down PC.

The Optimize System tab likewise offers an assortment of features to boost system performance, including a system startup and shutdown tool and registry defragmentation that organizes your hard drive to increase response times.

Perhaps the utility software's most notable features include its TuneUp Program Deactivator and Live Optimization. The TuneUp Program Deactivator is a useful tool that pinpoints which applications or programs on your PC consume the most system resources. You can disable the applications that hog the most resources so they shut down completely when not in use, instead of continuing to run in the background. The Live Optimization feature uses a proprietary algorithm that assesses your PC's CPU in real time to prioritize running applications. The end result is your applications will launch faster and perform smoother.

A similar tool TuneUp Utilities offers is its Turbo Mode. When initiated, the software configures all system resources for optimal performance by limiting resource-hogging graphics and background programs, and postponing maintenance tasks and updates. Turbo Mode is ideal if you need high performance when gaming, designing or executing another resource-intensive task.

This PC system utilities software does all the heavy lifting for you. TuneUp Utilities delivers standard maintenance and optimization tools for your PC in addition to some unique and convenient features that allow you to fully maximize your computer's performance.

TuneUp Utilities 2012

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