Softpedia Editor's Review for TuneUp Utilities
Get your PC in top shape! The PC optimization workout
Written by Bogdan Popa on January 20th, 2012
Read an in-depth analysis in our professional review for TuneUp Utilities
There are numerous software solutions that help users carry out regular maintenance of their PC, just to make sure everything functioning smoothly and that they will not be affected by errors when opening their computer. A popular application that can keep one's PC in good shape is TuneUp Utilities.
Installing TuneUp Utilities can take a while especially if Custom mode is selected, as it guides users through the whole process thus allowing them to choose the elements that need to be installed. Within a few minutes, one can get a correctly configured utility ready to keep the computer fully functional.
The interface is both well organized and user-friendly, which enables users to explore all the tabs with ease, especially since TuneUp Utilities is a complex application with tons of features and numerous tools for optimizing the computer. Each function is presented in a very pleasant and intuitive way.
All major tools are grouped into tabs, while the Settings menu can be easily accessed from the top of the interface. Along with the optimization features, developers have also included a Windows Customization option so, besides cleaning the registry, removing broken shortcuts or accelerating the system shutdown, the user can also change the logon screen, the visual style or modify animations and effects.
For beginner users, the 1-Click Maintenance function comes in handy, yet care is still recommended. Not only can they can do something wrong, but also TuneUp must be correctly configured to generate the best results, therefore it is the experts who can appreciate the true value of the software.
To sum it up, TuneUp Utilities is, without any doubt, one of the best apps in this category, so paying a reasonable fee for keeping one's computer in shape and run it at maximum speed might turn out to be a good trade.
TuneUp Utilities description
Here are some key features of "TuneUp Utilities":
TuneUp Start page:
· Intuitive Layout, Easy to Use
· Provides quick and easy access to the most critical optimization functions
· A single yet comprehensive appraisal of your PC's current performance and overall system health
TuneUp Speed Optimizer:
· Intelligent, Powerful Utility for any User Skill Level
· Easy optimization in just a few clicks
· Identifies unused programs and resource-draining functions
· Recommends tools for optimal PC performance
TuneUp 1-Click Maintenance:
· Automatic, Fast Optimization
· Enables one-click maintenance of the most important functions of your PC
· Cleans the Windows registry
· Deletes temporary files and folders
· Increases the system performance through integrated defragmentation
· Streamlines your desktop and simplifies folder shortcuts with one click
TuneUp Drive Defrag:
· Intelligent defragmentation with new progress display
TuneUp System Control:
· Supports Opera
TuneUp Uninstall Manager:
· Intuitive uninstall options
TuneUp Startup Manager:
· Increases the speed at the start-up of your PC
TuneUp Registry Cleaner:
· More powerful tool with in-depth view of your PC registry
· Min. 300 MHz processor
· 256 MB RAM
· Screen resolution at least 1024x600 pixels
· For online version: at least 80 MB of free disk space
· For CD version: at least 300 MB of free disk space (and CD-ROM or DVD drive)
· Internet Explorer 6 or higher
· 15 days trial period
· Nag screen
What's New in This Release: [ read full changelog ]
The Innovative TuneUp Disk Cleaner:
· Are program remnants and files accumulating on your hard disk? The new TuneUp Disk Cleaner function provides you with expert help, clearing your computer of these remnants.
The Thorough TuneUp Browser Cleaner:
· TuneUp Browser Cleaner allows you to completely clear out many different areas of your browser. It uncovers and cleans up numerous traces of your surfing activity, including the cache, cookies and downloads.
The Even More Powerful TuneUp Registry Cleaner:
· For an even more thorough cleanup, the new and improved TuneUp Registry Cleaner now scans and cleans up even more areas of the Windows registry.
The Improved TuneUp Shortcut Cleaner:
· The optimized TuneUp Shortcut Cleaner now removes broken shortcuts and history lists of programs from the hard disk even more efficiently.
The Even More Effective TuneUp Live Optimization:
· The new TuneUp Live Optimization is now even more intelligent and learns with you. It detects frequently d...