TuneUp Utilities PC Optimization Software: Review and Giveaway (Ends 6/10) CLOSED

Wednesday, May 26, 2010 Posted by Dina N

My computer has been sluggish recently. I took all the usual steps to make it better but performance was still not up to par, so I decided to try a PC optimization software.

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.

The Giveaway
One lucky reader will win TuneUp Utilities!

To enter, please comment below how you'd use the software.

For extra entries, you may do any or all of the following:
  • follow me on twitter and tweet about this giveaway – you can do this once a day, feel free to copy and paste: "Win TuneUp Utilities PC optimization software - 3 PCs! #Giveaway open worldwide ends 6/10 @aitmama #contests #win http://tinyurl.com/38wh7hk";
  • go here for additional ways to get extra entries.
The deadline to enter is June 10, 2010, 11:59pm EST. A winner will be randomly selected and notified by e-mail. They will have 72 hours to get back to me, or an alternate will be chosen. Open worldwide to those 18+.  Subject to the official rules of this site.

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.

148 comments:

  1. Sandy S. said...

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  2. Sandy S. said...

    I would have my hubby set it up on my computer for me...my computer is so slow, he's already done everything he can think of to speed it up and it still chugs!

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  3. Sandy S. said...

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  10. prophetess said...

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  11. prophetess said...

    my computer is so slow, i would use to try to correct it

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  16. Shelby said...

    I would use this program to heal my very sick laptop :( It sounds like awesome software, not that I am an expert or anything close to that :P

    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  17. Tannie's Chatter said...

    I would use the software on my computer as I find it sluggish as well!

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  18. Tannie's Chatter said...

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  23. Tannie's Chatter said...

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  24. A. Smith said...

    I would use it to tune-up my computer so its not so slow.
    asmithonline at yahoo dot ca

  25. A. Smith said...

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  26. bepoia said...

    I would use Tune up on my old Gateway, and I have a virus on my Laptop; it's worth a try.
    bepoia(at)hotmail(dot)com

  27. A. Smith said...

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  30. Hannah said...

    I'd put it on my computer and hopefully it will help the computer to run faster!

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  31. Hannah said...

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  32. Hannah said...

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  34. Hannah said...

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  38. underkirk said...

    Hi, thanks for this nice giveaway. please include me.
    Well as for the software, I will use TU 2010 to optimize and clean junks for everyday use of my PC's.

    here is my tweet :
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  39. A. Smith said...

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  46. lovelyritaann said...

    I'd use it to optimize our computers for faster use.

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  47. lovelyritaann said...

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  48. lovelyritaann said...

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  53. Hannah said...

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  54. ossmcalc said...

    I really need some help in cleaning up my computer. So, I would use it for myself to speed up my computer. I would also use it on a friend's computer as hers takes twice as long to load.

    thank you,

    Christine
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  55. ossmcalc said...

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  68. Jenn said...

    I would use this to tune up my desktop. I know it could use it.

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  69. A. Smith said...

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  70. Hannah said...

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  71. Damien said...

    I will use the program for monthly maintenance of an old pc. Effective maintenance will put more mileage to it whihc has serviced the family efficienty on many occassions. Lots of effective tools involved from hard disk management (Disk Doctor) to Registry defrag/cleaner with built in editor plus the aesthetic improvement (TuneUp Styler). If your not into what you need to do the tips will guide you through! Really an all-in-one solution on my side!

    damien.thorn1976@gmail.com

  72. Tannie's Chatter said...

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  73. ms mel said...

    i'm an email subscriber!

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  74. ms mel said...

    i'd like to give this software a try on my PC whose speed needs to be kicked up a notch (or two or more definately), and thank you for the chance!

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  83. Cynthia said...

    i follow you and tweeted
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  84. Cynthia said...

    I'd use it to clean up my laptop and desktop...they're really slow right now and it's not beacuse the computers are old

  85. Cynthia said...

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  86. Cynthia said...

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  87. Cynthia said...

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  88. Cynthia said...

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  95. RJ said...

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  106. Steve Capell said...

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  116. Cynthia said...

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  117. Sweeter the berry said...

    My laptop has slowed recently and I need to fix it with this product.
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  126. Marci J said...

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  137. Kimbuckjr said...

    MANDATORY ENTRY: How would I use this product? I would load it onto my laptop in hopes of preventing all the annoying ads that pop-up on every page I click on. I can't stand all those crappy ads for online casinos and how to meet singles! UGH! "Tune-Up Utilities PC Optimization Software - Take me Away!
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  139. Don said...

    I've used Tune-Up Utilities for years on my desktops -- 2 so far, and have been very impressed with the way Tune-Up has helped me keep my computers running clean and snappy. I'd install my new copy of Tune-Up on a laptop computer which I got recently. It really needs some help!

  140. Jay said...

    I've tried the rest and TuneUp Utilities IS the best. There is no comparison with anything on the market. I have been a user for many years and recommend it to all of my family/friends. It does more and costs less. Understands the vast varieties of Windows OSs better than all other tune up applications available. Friends don't let friends use anything else.

  141. Hannah said...

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  144. Stef4916 said...

    My computer needs to speed things up...all of my favorite blogs load toooooo slooooooooooow. =) stef4916 @ yahoo . com

  145. Hannah said...

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  146. Linda Kish said...

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  148. AKArose said...

    I would use this to help my Dad keep his computer working good.

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