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AVG PC TuneUp Review

Reviewer: Stephen Qualtrough
Developer: AVG Technologies
Overall rating:
Price: $64.99 $29.99 - $35 off

Review summary

Good points

 Improves computer performance

 Features an easy, effective one-click-repair tool

 Comprehensive set of system-optimization tools

 Attractive interface

 Light on system resources

Bad points

 Lacks protection against spyware

Our verdict

AVG PC TuneUp is a top-performing system-utility suite that boasts an impressive array of optimization tools for reviving sluggish PCs. While it may not be the strongest in terms of system security features, its maintenance and optimization capabilities are exceptional. Users seeking to breathe life into an outdated PC will find AVG PC TuneUp a welcome surprise.

Full review

Last updated: 22nd January 2024.


After going through the EULA, installing PC TuneUp was a breeze. The install wizard highlighted some of the software's primary features, which was a nice touch. The installation process was completed in under three minutes, and we were ready to optimize our system with PC TuneUp.


To begin, we utilized some of PC TuneUp's system-repair utilities, such as its registry tools, which cleaned and defragmented our system's registry. We also ran a scan that searched for problems with drivers, update settings, security settings, and more. The scan detected a few issues, and we let PC TuneUp resolve them, which it did exceptionally well.


After testing PC TuneUp's repair-focused tools, we moved on to its optimization features, including its disk defragmenter and disk cleaner. The disk cleaner searches for and removes old, unnecessary files, including duplicate files and old backups. Additionally, TuneUp Utilities removes broken shortcuts and speeds up startup and shutdown times by turning off unnecessary processes. After optimizing our system, our startup and shutdown times were reduced by almost 20%.


PC TuneUp includes several management tools, such as an uninstall manager, a program manager, and a utility that manages startup programs. The uninstall manager is similar to Windows' native uninstall feature, but it is included for convenience. The program manager, called TuneUp Program Deactivator, makes it easy to turn off unneeded programs to improve system performance. Lastly, the startup-program manager prevents specific programs from booting with Windows, reducing boot time and increasing system resource availability.


While PC TuneUp's security features lack spyware protection and file encryption capabilities, it provides users with a file-deletion utility that securely removes sensitive files. Additionally, the scheduler feature allows users to schedule optimization processes while the system is idle, and the TuneUp Styler feature makes it easy for users to customize the Windows theme.


Scheduler – Schedule various optimization processes to run while my system is idle..

TuneUp Styler – Customizing the Windows theme has never been easier with the TuneUp Styler feature. Users can easily change window borders, buttons, icons, and more to their liking.

Rating function – Managing startup programs can be a bit tricky, as it's not always clear which programs are essential and which ones can be safely disabled. Luckily, there's a community-ratings system available that provides helpful information about each startup program. With this feature, I can easily determine which programs should be allowed to boot with Windows and which ones should be disabled, which can have a noticeable impact on my system's performance. It's definitely a useful tool that I'm glad to have at my disposal.

Ease of use

PC TuneUp's interface is clean, intuitive, and simple, and users can easily access its key components from the main menu. Running these components is easy, usually requiring only a few mouse clicks, and the options are easily customizable.

Help & support

Technical support can be accessed by telephone during the workweek or via e-mail through the PC TuneUp website, which also features an FAQ section.


Overall, AVG PC TuneUp's experience in developing system-utility software is evident in its latest version, which offers a wide range of useful system tools. Its top-notch optimization capabilities make it a piece of software that all PC users can appreciate.

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