AVG PC TuneUp is an extremely powerful system maintenance and optimisation tool which will help you clean your system, fix problems, improve stability, extend battery life, free up hard drive space, and generally keep your PC running at peak performance.
And while that may sound complicated, it really isn't. As soon as it's installed, for instance, PC TuneUp's Live Optimization technology will automatically begin monitoring your system, intelligently prioritising running programs to make everything run more smoothly.
Then, once you've launched the program, it will automatically scan your PC for problems, making sensible recommendations about what to do next.
Would you like your PC to boot faster, for instance? Other cleanup tools generally just display your Windows Startup programs and leave you to decide what to remove. But PC TuneUp provides expert advice on exactly what to do: you don't need any technical knowledge at all. (Although if you're an expert yourself you can also choose exactly which recommendations you'd like to accept.)
And the program's 1-Click Maintenance tool makes it just as easy to clean and defragment your Registry, remove temporary files, cut our PC's shutdown time, remove broken shortcuts and more.
This is just the start, though: PC TuneUp can do far more. It's able to temporarily disable programs you don't use often, for instance, freeing up valuable system resources and improving the performance of other software. And if you need to use the programs again, just launch them as normal, and PC TuneUp will automatically restore them: easy.
There's a whole section of the program dedicated to freeing up hard drive space by deleting temporary files, old restore points, removing unused Windows components, and more.
A "Fix Problems" module makes it easy to resolve many common Windows issues. Just choose your particular problem - the taskbar can't be displayed, the font folder isn't working, Windows Update faults and so on - and the AVG Repair Wizard will generally fix them in seconds.
The "Customize Windows" module can give your PC an individual look by installing a custom logon screen, replacing icons, choosing new visual styles, even giving your desktop an entire new theme.
And bonus utilities on offer here include an Undelete tool to recover accidentally lost files, and a Shredder to completely destroy confidential documents which you really don't want anyone else to read.
This isn't just another identikit PC maintenance tool, then - it's powerful, intelligent and feature-packed. And if you're looking for help in optimising your system then it's probably the best tool you'll find anywhere.
Note that this ships with a 1-PC, 1-Year license.
Review by Mike Williams.