- 4 Post By Nick Vini
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Review: TuneUP Utilities 2012 - Free 15 Days Trial
One day I came accorss the new version of TuneUP Utilities 2012 and decided to test it, how does it work. This is the new version of the most popular optimization software, probably is well-known among many users. This software can be tested during 15 days period of free-to-test time, nothing will prevent you from testing it, all feautures are accessible and are usable even when TuneUP Utilities is being unregistered. You don't need to have a key to test it, how really does it optimize your PC.
I have tested this software in my main computer (in real life), that computer which I'm currently working on here. I have Windows Vista 32-bit with SP2 installed (not integrated), I have installed my OS somewhere a one year ago, that makes me able to test this software in real atmosphere as it does meet most cases as in real life of real people rather than in the specific test-lab with especially installed OS for doing test between specialists, not all people are specialists and not all of them would like to go to install a clean OS only to test something. So, happily waiting for your responses after reading results of my obseravtion.
TuneUP Utilities installer (32 MB) includes an AVG security toolbar:
During setup you can uncheck that option in order to skip installation of that toolbar, please, do it when you think that toolbar may cause slowdown for your browser and make incovenience when browsing, not all toolbars are pretty fine with system resousces, even if you have some optimizers installed in your system including TuneUP Utilities. Installing process is fully automatic and you won't experience any troubles, just click "Next" button to proceed, that's it.
After installation process is complete, you will be asked to subscribe for TuneUP newsletter:
Don't worry this is just news channel you are not obligated to subscribe and share your email with TuneUP, just click "Skip" button, if you do not want that.
First start with first scan and results:
First what is doing TuneUP is so-called "One-Click Maintenance", it's running automatically at first start, don't worry it takes about 3~4 minutes, after you'll see the results as I see them on the last screenshot.
You can check every item before you decide to remove it:
You are able to get detailed information about everything found by TuneUP, just click what you need to discover for more information, once you are done, click "OK" button to save changes.
First optimization and cleaning process:
By clickng one button you can remove everything found by TuneUP with no premissions and limits.
Feel free to click everything you see in TuneUP Start Center - main widow of TuneUP Utilities 2012. There's alot of various modules doing various specific work. All is undersatdable and accessible.
As it is naturally, you will have to see some attentions, those attentions are fully understandabe, just click on any help buttons to read more. It's some right advices to take care of your privacy, if some settings don't meet enough privacy levels you can fix it by clicking appropriate buttons, you have also possibilty to ignore some attentions if you feel that it is fine with you.
If you have some programs that are starting when OS boots up it may take much more time than usual, excessive outcoming internet traffic generated by your PC and system resources. To prevent it just click appropriate item to read more about that program that is causing problems and read recommendations to disable them from auto start. There's possiblity to hide some recommendations if you feel that some software is very needed in auto start.
TuneUP Program Deactivator:
Some users can found it really useful, this is something like a Task Manager, but is definitelly more informative than standard Windows tools, first it shows how much some programs are taking system resources and causing affect of slowdown for system by specific running processes, if you see that some processes are causing a real slowdown then disable them using appropriate buttons.
Note: no optimization is required to be fixed immediately, you can ignore them by choosing "ignore" options, also, not all recommendations can be fixed by TuneUP, for example, when you have no antivirus installed in your OS, then you have possibility to hide recommendation about requiring to install AV instead.
- Official website - http://www.tune-up.com/
- Download [url=http://www.tune-up.com/download/]free for 15 days trial version
- TuneUP Utilities 2012 [url=http://www.tune-up.com/products/tuneup-utilities/features/]Functions and Features
Many thanks, have a nice read.
Last edited by Nick Vini; 03-10-2012 at 11:48 PM.
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Thanks Nick for info:
I dont understand one thing even $50 software adds toolbars in its installer
I think people who use there illegail keys and cracks give justice to there customer who paid so much and get annoying toolbars with them :huh:
Thank you Nik a really good review and the end user has total controll at each stage, even snagit had a toolbar so it is not uncommon these days and at least AVG is well known and can be either installed or discarded.
Once the information is clear and any changes reversible which TuneUP clearly offers there is alot to be said for the program, i have used this since the first appearence of the program although it doesn't get used as often these days i like to keep it around, should you suffer a BSOD TuneUP allows you to boot to a system restore through the program.
Appreciate your time and effort and to be able to view the pros and cons of sotware.
just to add i have never paid full price as they often give a reduction if you sign for their newsletter that you get, maybe four in twelve months.
Last edited by JayCub; 03-10-2012 at 08:00 PM.
A good review Nick.
The Program Deactivator looks interested as it can tell you which software does not cause system load.
TuneUp Utilities 2006 was one of the first (and one of the few) pieces of software I ever bought.
Thanks to various giveaways I now have licences for every version from then up to 2010.
Which version do I use? 2007, after that they started adding things for which I have no need.
One thing I will never do is let any optimisation program run automatically because they all want to undo changes that I have made manually.
The other thing is that no two programs seem to agree what is best for the same system.
Works like a charm even without an SSD boots less than thirty seconds to the desktop, the ratings are there and is communty based to help with making a decision.
Originally Posted by Raymond
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Program Deactivator: also note, not every program can be disabled, for example anti-virus, it depends on system requirements for specific running program.
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By default, TuneUP does automatic optimization every 3 days, so I can install it and forget of it.
Overall optimization results since first installation / optimization with number of problems forund / fixed seem to be truthful:
Last edited by Nick Vini; 03-11-2012 at 02:09 PM.
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