AVG PC Tuneup is the ultimate PC optimization tool for your Windows 10 PC. It helps in enhancing the performance of your PC by removing unnecessary junk and freeing up storage space. Plus there are a lot of other features such as automatic maintenance and automatic update for all apps, which help you maintain your PC without you having to lift a finger.
Brands do speak for themselves, and when it comes to PC optimization, AVG’s PC TuneUp is an option that one should consider. It effectively deals with all the issues that could be leading to your PC performing low.
The presence of unwanted cache, disorganized startup items, exposed internet browsing history, fragmented hard drive, you name the reason and AVG PC TuneUp would deftly deal with them all.
In short, if you bring AVG PC TuneUp aboard, your PC optimization needs are in the right hands. We shall unearth all that this PC Optimization tool entails and give you a holistic overview of what you should expect when you choose to install AVG PC TuneUp on your computer.
The interface is clean and decent and is divided into four parts, namely – maintenance, speedup, free up space, and fix problems. Each module and the features under it have a specific task to perform, which we shall discuss in greater detail. What’s great is the fact that each sub-feature
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AVG PC TuneUp has a repute of being one of the most feature-rich optimization tools available for Windows 10. Broadly, AVG PC TuneUp is categorized into four modules – Maintenance, speed up, free up space, and fix problems. Let’s delve into each of these categories present on the dashboard and look at the results they deliver-
This module targets all those issues that are making you lose disk space or exposing your online security. Also, if you are frequently observing computer crashes, this module could be your savior.
It scans and fixes issues like system junk, problematic registry items, browser cache, and many other such factors that can slow your PC down. You can even manage startup shortcut items.
And, this tool is not all about talks, it is armed with the various sub-features that make things happen. For instance, it has a system cache cleaner that scans and cleans the operating system. Then, it has a disk defragmenter, which checks all discs for fragments. To fix all invalid and incomplete items in your system’s registry, there is a dedicated registry cleaner as well.
2. Speed Up
AVG TuneUp PC claims to accelerate the speed of the PC by putting all those startup and background programs to sleep which are not necessary and which are just eating up the resources of your PC. You have the option to move such programs to trash or uninstall them. What’s even better is that if you are doubtful of whether a program should be uninstalled or not, you can look at the consumer, and expert rating given by various other users. You can also rate the software too.
Speed Up module indeed helps you improve performance and helps to preserve battery. Having said that, you will have to pay caution in prioritizing performance for every new program because if you are not careful, you may have to encounter some unwanted results.
3. Free up space
You can free up space by cleaning the system junk such as logs, temporary files, and other junk accumulated by software installed on your PC and the operating system itself. It even cleans any browser data that can put your online security in jeopardy.
It enlists all kinds of junk files with the exact amount of space that they are taking up on your disk. The best part is all the junk files are well categorized. For example, there are Windows log files, Program temp files, Windows Cache files and a few more.
To deal with “Junk files”, it has a dedicated program uninstaller, a duplicate file remover, a finder that looks for large files and folders. Last but not the least, an option to securely and completely get rid of files and folders after they have been deleted. But, be very sure to use this option as once you have hit the delete button, you won’t be able to retrieve the files.
As a matter of caution: There have been a few instances where the tool listed some files as “junk” whereas they weren’t. So, there are times when you will have to rely on your instincts. Though the tool prompts you to uninstall right programs most of the time, you may still give a second thought before hitting the uninstall button.
4. Fix Problems
Here there are mainly tools that help you check the various disks in your PC for errors. It does this by looking for problematic areas in your external and internal drives and then it fixes them. To fix these problematic areas, AVG PC TuneUp further has three tools namely – disc doctor, repair wizard and repair deleted files.
The disc doctor looks out for some of the major issues such as network access to OS Registry, lack of any antivirus and many others and it then prompts you to take specific measures to fix those issues. The repair wizard, on the other hand, offers ways to deal with interface or file/folder related issues smaller problems such as displaying essential programs on the desktop. Last but not the least, the ‘repair deleted files’ option helps in checking for standard errors and scans general files.
5. Customizable Settings
If not for any other reason, you might want to purchase AVG PC TuneUp for its customizability.
To start with, apart from the above-mentioned features, you can also choose automatic maintenance which lets you automatically clean your PC so that you can remove clutter and free up disk space. This way, you won’t have to manually go from one program to another and choose the ones that are necessary and ones that are not.
You can choose the ‘Automatic Maintenance’ by going to the settings and choosing Automatic Maintenance. What’s even better? You get to choose what you want to be optimized and deleted during the automatic maintenance.
Fix Outdated Programs
AVG PC TuneUp even looks after all those programs which need updating. Here you can either choose to install and download crucial software updates on your own or ask the tool to do it on your behalf automatically.
Not every issue needs to be notified. Here you can choose issues that you want TuneUp to show to you as per your desires.
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The free version gives you a cursory look at all the issues. But, if you wish actually to fix and clean, you will have to purchase a subscription that begins at $ 29.99 annually. We won’t say that it is the best price but it is quite decent looking at the various features it delivers.
Though, you can opt for a free 30- days trial where you can enjoy all the features that come with the paid version after which you will either have to purchase a plan or TuneUp will come back to the free version.
The speed at which the results are scanned and fixed is decent but still not the best. Moreover, you have to click through each of the modules to see the issues enlisted, which could take a few seconds to show up.
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Customer service is one of the highlights of AVG and PC TuneUp is certainly no different. To start with, there’s a tremendous amount of content on each of their products utilizing which you would for sure be able to solve your problems with the utmost ease.
Even if then, should you face any issues and need them resolved, it has a 24*7 customer support that can be reached via phone or online chat.
The Final Verdict
To sum it up, if your PC is filled with outdated programs and crawls through its processes, AVG PC TuneUp is undoubtedly a great tool to have aboard. Though as far as pricing is concerned, you might be inclined to look at other options. Having said that, keep the pricing aside and looking at the highs such as easy to use and effective features, easy installation and credible results, the tool for sure won’t disappoint you.