Wednesday, May 26, 2010 Posted by Dina N
TuneUp Utilities is an award-winning system optimization software. It uses TuneUp Live Optimization to monitor and prevent background programs from using up too much computer resources. It was very easy to install, and I found it a snap to use. I like the automatic maintenance feature that can be scheduled to run without me even having to think about it. Another useful function is the one-click that allows you to perform six optimization and disk defragmentation tasks with a single click.
The live optimization that runs behind the scenes is also very helpful. Depending on what you use the computer for, the software increases or downgrades the priority of certain programs. For example, I use Firefox a lot, so TuneUp Utilities gave it higher priority to speed up start time.
You know all these annoying ads? TuneUp Utilities has a handy feature called Adblock Plus that will block certain ads so the pages you want to see load up faster. If you do want to see the ads, you can disable Adblock Plus on entire domains - such as blogger.com - or just on certain pages. How cool is that! I found this also applied to the Entrecard widget and to the Share / Save buttons, so if you do want to see those on a site, make sure to disable this feature.
TuneUp Utilities 2010 can be purchased via download at www.tune-up.com and also as a box in stores. The software, which can be used on up to three computers, costs $49.95, and users of previous software versions can upgrade to the latest one for a discounted price of $29.95.
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Disclosure / Disclaimer: No monetary compensation was obtained for this post. I received a complimentary product sample to facilitate this review. The opinions expressed in this post are mine and may differ from yours.