TuneUp Utilities Review, Download, Giveaway

One of the well-known optimizer, tweaker, cleaner, customizer and tune up utility for the Windows operating system is TuneUp Utilities. For long have Windows users counted on this software to keep their PC running smoothly.

TuneUp Utilities provides Windows users with improved cleaning, optimizing and tuning tools. The most innovative new feature of the TuneUp Utilities 2013 is the Live Optimization 2.0 feature which provides users with an entirely new way to find resource-eating programs and turn them off instantly.

New features in a nutshell:

  • TuneUp Disk Cleaner cleans leftover files and temporary data from more than 150 popular programs, while also freeing up some 30 Windows features, of unnecessary data
  • TuneUp Browser Cleaner cleans browser traces from over 25 browsers, including Internet Explorer, Chrome, Opera and Firefox
  • Live Optimization 2.0 increases performance in lab  tests 38 times under full CPU load
  • More than 30 optimization tools are easily accessible via the optimized TuneUp Start Center
  • Turbo Mode closes down 70 background features
  • TuneUp Program Deactivator boosts performance by up to 50 percent
  • More than 400 Windows tweaks present
  • The 1-Click Maintenance feature cleans up your system in a single click.

TuneUp Utilities Review

TuneUp Utilities is shareware – and yet it bundles the AVG Security Toolbar. So during installation, you will have to be alert and not go in for the Recommended Express install but select instead the Custom Installation, which is written in the bottom left corner in small.

For if you blindly go in for the Express installation, you will find yourself straddled with an unwanted AVG toolbar, find your search provider and home page changed to AVG’s own URLs. The AVG Security Toolbar is known to give many false positives and blocks even genuine pages. In fact, it has even blocked our TWC Security Forum – and nothing has come out of our requests to them.

The installation completed quickly and smoothly, and after checking for updates, the program will present you with a window that will allow you analyze the state of your PC. You may start the analysis right away or exit and go straight to the Start Center. Toward the bottom of the window, you will see that the optimization status is always displayed. TuneUp also lets you configure settings to make your PC run in the Turbo mode, Standard mode or the Economy mode. If you are gaming or using high-resource applications, you may want to run the Turbo mode, which closes down 70 background features.

You can also switch to the Category view if you find that easier to navigate. You may, by the way, click on the images to see their larger versions.

The first thing you want to do after you have installed TuneUp is to create a Profile. You can do so by clicking on the Create Profile link.

The main UI clubs all the settings, features and scans under 5 tabs. The Start and Recommendation tab which we saw above, the Optimize computer tab, Clean up computer tab, Fix problems tab and Customize Windows tab. The Optimize Windows tab offers you tools to disable programs, start-up items and Uninstall programs. You can clean up and defragment the registry, defragment hard disks and more here.

The Disable Programs module disable unrequired background Services, thereby making your computer run faster. It also displays the load of each running process.

Under the Clean up computer tab, you will see options to delete junk files, clean up your Windows, built-in programs, browser, broken shortcuts, etc. You can also disable certain Windows functions which you do not use.

If your Windows computer is behaving erratically and you need to fix some problems, you can click on the Fix problems tab and see if the 1-click solution is listed there. You can also check your hard disk for deleted errors and restore deleted files if you wish. If you need to troubleshoot processes, you can do so by displaying the running processes.

The Customize Windows section will let you customize the appearance and behavior of your Windows as per your personal preferences.  The System Control window offers you tons of settings which you change. You can tweak your browsers, folders, animations, taskbar, and carry out system tweaks, memory tweaks and so on.

The TuneUp Styler lets you change several system elements and appearance. You can download Icon Packages from the TuneUp website and apply them in a single click.

One important feature of TuneUp Utilities is Live Optimization. Live Optimization 2.0 improves the prioritization process of all processes and helps you to stop resource-hungry processes. This feature can be configured under  TuneUp Settings along with the other aspects of the program. You can configure, 1-Click maintenance, Turbo Mode and all functions of the software here.

Once the scan is complete, you will be presented with recommendations to increase performance, how to fix problems if any, clean up and maintenance tasks to be carried out along with Optimization recommendations.

You can inspect each recommendation and then decide whether you want to accept and apply all the fixes or only some of them.

The best part I like about this program is the 1-Click maintenance. Once you configure the clean-up and optimization settings to meet your requirements, all you need to do for future runs is to simply click on 1-click maintenance’s shortcut and TuneUp will clean up and optimize your computer, without the need for your intervention anywhere.

This time-saving tool performs key optimization tasks including:

  • Cleaning and restructuring the registry
  • Deleting temporary files and defragmenting the hard disk
  • Removing broken shortcuts
  • Optimizing system start-up and shutdown.

One minor issue I find is that in a few places, the program continues to display the instructions in the German language. Here is one such instance I saved.

I always advocate that you create a system restore point first before making any changes to your Windows installation. Even if you forget to create one while using TuneUp, you need not worry. The software has  Rescue Center, where all settings are saved before any changes are made. If you wish to revert to the earlier setting, you can always do so via this module.

Apart from all this, TuneUp Utilities contain several tools which let you securely delete data, recover deleted files, show system information, and more. TuneUp is one software every Windows user may want to have installed on their computer.


  • I feel this is one of the finest and complete all-in-one Clean up, Tweaking, Optimization, Customization tools for the Windows operating system. I have been a fan of it for quite some time and used it extensively on Windows Vista and Windows XP. I lost touch with it after I installed Windows 7. I have now installed it on my Windows 8 RTM x64 and have found it really useful in cleaning up the clutter and making Windows more responsive.
  • The user interface, the included tools, and tweaks, the 1-Click Maintenance feature all these are packed together neatly to make TuneUp Utilities a must-have software for Windows – worth the price!


  1. Why bundle AVG Security Toolbar in a shareware? If people want to install it, they can always do so by visiting the website.
  2. I found no easy way to deactivate the program completely via the UI. I do not like to have processes running in the background unless required. There should be a way to disable Live Optimization and TuneUp Utilities completely via the user interface if someone does not want it running all the time – after having used it to clean up and optimize the computer.

TuneUp Utilities Giveaway

TuneUp Utilities costs $49.95, but the company has been kind enough to give us 5 licenses to be distributed among TWC readers, this year too. To win a license, simply share this post on any social networking site of your choice, and share its status URL here. The more you share, the more your chances. If you do not use any social site, you may tell us in the comments why you need this software.

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Anand Khanse is the Admin of TheWindowsClub.com, a 10-year Microsoft MVP Awardee in Windows (2006-16) & a Windows Insider MVP. Please read the entire post & the comments first, create a System Restore Point before making any changes to your system & be careful about any 3rd-party offers while installing freeware.


  1. Guy in Vic

    I don’t want to send my laptop to some fix it place far away, and that doesn’t need to happen with TuneUp Utilities. Count me in…. please.

    Guy in Vic

  2. Cool

    TUneUp utilities is a well known software that help to boost the overall performance of our system. I currently using CCleaner and I think might as well give this great software a try. I am hoping that it can help me free out my disk space as what I heard it is great and remove unnessarry huge backup file on our system.

    Thank and count me in!


  3. Jjkitc

    Thanks for the giveaway. Here’s my twitter post:

  4. Munroe

    Using CCleaner and Xleaner .
    chance is to small to get a free license i guess, i’ll let but will test it on

  5. Rickvianaldi


  6. Jerzy6012 50

    This is a wonderful program to optimize your system helps to keep the system in good condition.

  7. Vader7

    good software, thank’s

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  9. Alex Bad

    Really the best program to optimize the computer! Very needful and useful. Thanks Thewindowsclub for this chance! Best Regards.

  10. MohammadWasiullah

    Thanks for giveaway Tuneup is the best optimization software with many tool for many other uses awesome giveaway
    count me in Here is my shares

  11. Giovanni

    Best Tune Up utility for PCs ever released so far! Need it badly to finally speedup my system once and for all!!
    Please count me in!!


  12. Robert Andrijanic

    Need TuneUp Utilities please!!!

  13. allin77

    Please count me in.
    Cheers and thank you 🙂

  14. Gyurka Tibor

    Thanks for this software, here is my link:

  15. SRaul

    TuneUp Utilities has been a staple in my systems as far as whe I used XP in 2066. I have relied on this wonderful application to keep my systems in shape always. I’d like to join so I can upgrade from my 2010 version.

  16. Asrielrusdyawan

    Thanks for this Giveaway. Nothing beat Tuneup from the first time was intruduced win WIN XP. Gracias!! PLease count me in..

    Wish to be the Lucky Winner!

  17. partha sarathy

    I would love to have this.hope i am lucky this time

  18. Fakhrul Hasan

    Best system optimizer I have seen ever. I am using the trial for some days. I need the full vision now.. Please count me for the opportunity….

  19. Ozan Namdar


  20. Hahaha Lol

    count me in please

  21. Bachmat2

    thanks giveaway. I really impressive about this programe. It make my computer became smooth and safety. Hope i will choose, because i am using a trial version and it will left in 5 days.

  22. prof_1945

    I need TuneUp Utilities2013 to clean the computer and speed it up

  23. Birendra

    Need tuneup to speed up my pc. Hope to win this.

  24. Mannar Mannan

    the best utility i’ve used but on the trial version. now am sticking to ccleaner & auslogics free defragmenter free..it would be nice to have all in one optimization tool-tune up utilities 2013.

  25. Aleksandargonovski

    I already posted on twitter.Hope to win one licence

  26. Saso_bitola

    Shared on google+
    Good luck (to me) hahahha

  27. Mannar Mannan

    one of my favorites..but was using it on trial..now am sticking to ccleaner and auslogics defrag free..it would be nice to have aio utility program tat too tune up utilities..

  28. Strider18967

    Thank you the Windows Club/Anand for the chance to win this great piece of software, please count me in too: https://twitter.com/Strider18967/status/254561901307121664


    TU 2013 est un très beau programme. Je rêve de l’avoir !!! Avec un peu de chance ? En tout cas, merci beaucoup.

  30. Farshid Azarpira

    Thanks for giveaway.
    Count me in please.

  31. Strider18967

    Somehow Tweet got delete, please look here instead: https://twitter.com/Strider18967/status/255077635422552066

  32. Jay

    Please include me in the giveaway. My pc is slow and sluggish lately and I hope to win a license to clean and optimize it. Thanks.


  33. L M

    I`m running an old desktop that needs to be “optimized” as it begins to be very sluggish. There are a lot of programs that promise to do that, but there are few as reliable as TuneUp Utilities.
    Thanks for the giveaway and count me in please.

  34. Djyode

    thank you! shared on Facebook!

  35. Dandy Putra

    nice giveaway,
    tune up utilities is the best solve problem.

  36. Normand

    Nice software, one of the best I ever used…

  37. Ian

    Would love this, as the kids are always installing stuff and slowing my machine down beyond belief and if they dont slow it down, they crash it. Please consider me for this, I think I have the correct link below:

  38. sunit

    nice giveaway pl count me in pl.

  39. allan m....

    I like to have this kind of software becaused its wellknown performance that really
    work good in the system and TuneUp Utilities can do will!…”But!…Having multiple
    utilites running in your computer is Good?..I’m worry the complication of my “RegClean Pro and MSE security essential…”or” Its good to have both TuneUp Utilities and RegClean Pro?…Thanxxx.

    http://www.Facebook / Allan M…

  40. Marco

    I need TuneUp Utilities because is the best program on this class 🙂 I use this program from always. Please count me in 😉

  41. SamChan

    I’m using TuneUp 2012 and think it’s a powerful utilities program which make my PC run more faster; so I really want to win one license of this great software.

    Thank AnandK and TuneUp Team for the giveaway!


  42. Dacko

    Excellent software. Great giveaway. Thanks for the contest. Good luck to everyone.


  43. Dragan Pavlovic

    Please count me in this great giveaway!TuneUp is a well known software that boost the overall performance of system.I use version 2012 legally and it is excellent, and I recommend it to everyone, and I will recommend 2013 version when I get out of you!

  44. Dragan Pavlovic

    Please count me in this great giveaway!TuneUp is a well known software that boost the overall performance of system.I use version 2012 legally and it is excellent, and I recommend it to everyone, and I will recommend 2013 version when I get out of you!

  45. Vick Silva

    I nPreciso of Tuneup Utilities to clean and optimize
    my PC because my it contains many problems.

  46. Vick SIlva

    I nPreciso of Tuneup Utilities to clean and optimize
    my PC because my it contains many problems.


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  47. amadrude

    me too….

  48. jack power


  49. Lee

    I need this to tuneup my work laptop…
    tweeted: https://twitter.com/LBCoolG/status/259505896151973888

  50. Congrats to the winners. Please see your Inbox or Junk folder in 2 days. You will see the license. 🙂

    Two of you need to mail me YOUR email IDs, within 7 days, please.

    Vincent Chandra
    Alex Bad
    Hidde IJzerman: Pls mail me YOUR email ID on thewindowsclub at hotmail dot com
    Samit Tandukar: Pls mail me YOUR email ID on thewindowsclub at hotmail dot com

  51. Samit Tandukar

    thanks anand mail sent….

  52. Alex Bad

    Thank you! Everything in order! Best Regards.

  53. I have not received it. Please resend it to: thewindowsclub at hotmail dot com

  54. Samit Tandukar

    huh…okay i have sent it again….

  55. Samit Tandukar

    got mail….thanks…

  56. Lovemydog

    shared on FB….love to have this..sounds like just what I need

  57. dalchina

    Reliable, recommended.. and I love the idea in the new version of showing which programs slow down my PC.. much better than arbitrarily disabling programs from starting and trying again.

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