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TuneUp Utilities v.2012 3 User 1 Year [Download]

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3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (39 customer reviews)

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  • 1-Click Maintenance and Automatic Maintenance for all-around maintenance of your PC
  • Reliable hard disk defragmentation, for even better performance
  • TuneUp Registry Cleaner for intensive Windows registry cleaning
  • Live Optimization to bring your active programs and games up to top speed
  • Gain hard disk space by removing unnecessary data
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  • ASIN: B008674RRQ
  • Release Date: January 1, 2012
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (39 customer reviews)
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Simple and complete PC optimization. More than 30 tools guarantee PCs maintain peak performance when working, playing, and gaming. Full hard disk and registry clean-up included.

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22 of 25 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars PC Gamers Rejoice January 1, 2012
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TUU is very good at doing what it claims and isn't that hard to navigate. You'll hear that you can get freeware programs that do the same thing (like ccleaner) but it isn't true. I have ccleaner also and I do use it occasionally (it has a nice drive wipe, freespace or total) but it's nowhere near as effective as Tune Up Utilities. It's not as in depth nor does it do as thorough of a job. There's a reason the one is free and the other is not.

To me, aside from keeping things nice and tidy, the best part about it is the program deactivator. Some of you gamers out there will find this useful if you're running short on RAM to feed your games because it'll let you turn off alot of hidden programs, most of which you probably never knew were running.

You might be surprised at just how much useless junk you've got running in the background that doesn't show up in your task manager. For me it freed up a considerable amount of RAM, definitely enough to make some of my more demanding games run better.

It will also configure your graphics settings so you can spend your resources on gaming and not powering fancy Windows desktop effects. These are notorious power suckers and letting TUU fix it can be a big help if you're running a lower end GPU.

Now, I don't use the Live Optimization function. I just don't. To me it seems to increase loading times and such, especially at start up. Maybe it's just me but I don't use it. You can try it though and if you don't like it turn it off. And something else I don't do is replace my Task Manager with TUU's Process Manager. To look at it it looks horrible and entirely too difficult to manage. The Windows Task Manager is much simpler and does the same thing.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
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Upshot: if you liked Norton Utilities, which is now defunct -- you'll love this program. I use it every day and am generally quite happy with it. It does some things I wish Norton could do, as well. I'd recommend buying the 2011 version over 2012, unless you don't mind the four caveats below. The second one only applies to the 2012 edition. The other three are problems in both editions, but can be configured to end their problems.

Aug 2012 UPDATE for the 2012 edition, which I just now bought for my 4th XP: it's worth buying, and now a tad less tyrannical in some areas, but four features you MUST wrestle to the ground at installation, or you will tear your hair out:

1. TURN OFF AUTOMATIC MAINTENANCE. This is an automatic suite of maybe seven cleaning utilities your computer needs to run smoothly. Default is ON, and all activities are checked. Some of these are too powerful to be automated, i.e., the Registry Cleaner. Trust me, you want to REVIEW everything related to anything touching your registry, as your computer might not boot if it's improperly edited. Here, the problem is that what TuneUp thinks is unnecessary, might be vital. Prime example: say you run your email or certain other programs from an external hard drive like I do, but at the moment of installation or later running of the TuneUp utilities, that drive isn't hooked up to the machine. TuneUp will mistake the non-existent address as an entry to be deleted. NO, it's just not active right now. So you never want automated cleanup. If you manually use its Registry Cleaner instead, you can make it IGNORE such entries, and then maybe can automate the 'maintenance'.
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Degraded Performance June 28, 2012
By Tbone
Platform for Display:PC Disc
I never really saw any type of performance increase using this product. In fact, the longer the application remained on my system, the slower my system ran. One of its features is to remove applications that have not seen use for a specific period of time. I was never really aware of what was being removed or when it had been removed. Immediately following the install I was getting error code messages for my NVidia graphics card as well as the number of security threats increased and my system was eventually hacked into. May have simply been a coincidence, first time in 15 years. After 8 months I had seen enough and uninstalled the application. Very frustrating to purchase anything that promises one thing but delivers the opposite. I would heed the words of the other reviewer and stay away from anything that "tweaks" register files...
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Some improvements February 18, 2012
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There was some improvement in the speed of my laptop but not nearly what was promised in the product description. I wouldn't recommend.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Tune up utilities February 3, 2012
By John
Platform for Display:PC Disc|Verified Purchase
It reviews your operating soft ware and fixes errors quickly; or it says it does after review and fix.
I believe that it does. But I don't Know to double check and examine changes
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars First Impressions January 1, 2012
Platform for Display:PC Disc|Verified Purchase
Purchased this software based on the recommendation of a PC mag which I respect and the reasonable price here.

The program is complex in its multiple functions and options but a patient reading of the manual (print out the full version in a PDF file in the CD) is very helpful. I worked through the sections one at a time both to get a grasp of the many sections/steps and, after a few brief sessions of read and apply, the whole thing was running easily.

At this point, the operation is, essentially, on automatic. It will report (if you wish) the actons taken to check & tune up.

The comfort factor is that you can enable an undo program so that, should you lose you nerve or change you mind about some change, it can be reversed.

Full operation has only been a couple of weeks but I'm reassured by the quality of the manual and ease of setting up the options. One brief help desk call was handled with patience and grace. So, I'm comforted by the potential of the program.
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Published 15 days ago by edishill
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Published 2 months ago by Anibal Pendas
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Seems to work as advertised. No complaints.
Published 5 months ago by Larry Haney
4.0 out of 5 stars This is a real tuneup Utility that works, unlike some fake ones I have...
You will need TuneUp Untilites 2013 for Windows 8, and that was what I was attempting to purchase when I ordered this one. Read more
Published 17 months ago by Glenn R Fant
1.0 out of 5 stars Be Careful
Tuneup 2013 works fine until you use DISC DOCTOR than watch out. I used it and it would not let me get back to my sign-in page and no way short of crashing my computer could I get... Read more
Published 17 months ago by Craig
1.0 out of 5 stars Does not work with new windows 8
Very annoying. Windows 8 has been out for a while,( even though it stinks) this product will not work with windows 8 and I just wasted 40$. Read more
Published 18 months ago by Tracy
5.0 out of 5 stars Love this product
Use this exclusively. It works very well and I have absolutely no trouble. I especially like the recycle bin SHREDDER. Keeps deleted things deleted.
Published 18 months ago by Theodore Lesnett
2.0 out of 5 stars Not compatible with windows 8
Bought it and upgraded my computer then i found it it wont work with the new windows. I am not rebuying this product.
Published 19 months ago by Joe L.
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Star, it Helped
This software helped on speeding up my machine by looking at system registry, start up, Disk Drive. It tunes it up by how much you do or you dont use it. Read more
Published 19 months ago by Amazon Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars Nice program
Simple, very easy to use. Does not interfere with other programs. First time set up a little lengthy but worth the time.
Published 20 months ago by bender0209
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