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. Start Center: 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. Fix problems: 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. Optimize startup: 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. Additional information: Official website - http://www.tune-up.com/ Download free for 15 days trial version [*]TuneUP Utilities 2012 Functions and Features Many thanks, have a nice read.