TuneUp Utilities 2011: Review and Giveaway (Ends 12/26) CLOSED

Sunday, December 12, 2010 Posted by Dina N

I've been a happy user of the TuneUp Utilities PC optimization software for about seven months. Earlier this year, I posted a review of TuneUp Utilities. The company recently released the new version, and I was more than happy to test it out.

In case you missed my review, TuneUp Utilities is an award-winning system optimization software. It monitors background programs, making sure they don't use up too many computer resources. It is very easy to install, and a snap to use. Two of my favorite features continue to be the automatic maintenance and the live optimization that I've set up to run without even having to think about it.

I love that my TuneUp Utilities 2011 works with no help from me at all. It's so efficient that I can easily forget it's even there. All I see from time to time is a little pop-up that tells me how many processes the software has optimized for me. Out of sight and out of mind - except my PC runs smoothly, my programs are fast, and I can check the status of my system with a click.

My Turbo Mode helps speed my browsing and whatever else I happen to be doing. One thing I noticed is I had to disable it once a week when I have my disk backup scheduled because the latter will not run while the computer is in turbo mode.

Here is a summary of some key features of the new version:
  • With the new TuneUp Program Deactivator, users can turn off unused programs completely to avoid the loss of PC performance - until these are needed. 
  • TuneUp’s Turbo Mode is 10 times more powerful than before - with a single mouse-click, users can increase PC speed by shutting down more than 70 background processes.
  • The Live Optimization feature is even more focused to speed up the program that a user is working with and prevent background programs from using up too much of the PC’s resources.
TuneUp Utilities 2011 is an outstanding optimization software that further improves on an already excellent program. These days, I cannot imagine my computer without it. You can download it and see for yourself - a 15 day free trial is available on their site. The full version 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 versions can upgrade to 2011 at a discounted price of $29.95.

The Giveaway
One lucky reader will win TuneUp Utilities 2011!

To enter, please comment below what's your favorite thing about 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 2011 PC optimization #software - 3 PCs! #Giveaway ends 12/26 @aitmama #contests @TuneUp4Windows http://tiny.cc/ln84p";
  • follow @TuneUp4Windows on twitter;
  • go here for additional ways to get extra entries.
The deadline to enter is December 26, 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. 

137 comments:

  1. sunshine9 said...

    I like it because it is "user friendly": easy to install, does maintenance I forget to do BUT it doesn't, and it optimizes/monitors background programs so I can run my computer more efficiently/quickly.
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  5. Tannie's Chatter said...

    I love how it makes browsing so much faster!! Nothing wrong with a fast computer!!! :-)

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  13. jhitomi said...

    I like that it is going to be ten times more powerful, shutting down all the processes behind to be more effective. I have an old version of this program, can really use this.
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  19. Anonymous said...

    the Live Optimization feature sounds like just what I need!

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    I like it because it does a good job maintaining the computer

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  28. dor said...

    I love that it is 10 times more powerful than before and that you can turn off oves 70 processes to make your computer faster. I like faster. :) :)

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  41. Jasmine1485 said...

    My favourite thing about it is the speed increase I could expect on my poor old laptop!

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  44. polly said...

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  54. Kristie said...

    I like the automatic maintence part. kristiedonelson(at)gmail(dot)com. Thank you.

  55. Raven In A Blue Room said...

    my favorite thing is that it's running in the background and I don't have to do much

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  62. Patty said...

    I love that you can use it on as many as three computers.

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  66. siddxxxx said...

    Thanks for this giveaway.Tuneup Utilities is a very nice product and i really really want a license key for this.I like its One click maintenance feature.
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  67. Anonymous said...

    Like that you get the option of turning off unused programs for optimal performance. Nice feature!

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  68. A Hylian Human said...

    I love TuneUp Utilities because of its Automatic Maintenance and Live Optimization features! :D

  69. Anonymous said...

    I appreciate that it is easy to install.

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  70. bettycd said...

    I appreciate the 15 day free trial. Whenever you read "user friendly" or "simple to install" a lot of us cringe. Simply for a geek can be overwhelming for most of us. I'd like to try optimizing and see if it would help my laptop run better when the kids get online playing games.

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  81. hendy said...

    My favorite part of the software is the ability to increase the speed of my computer by shutting out unnecessary background noise.
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  93. Claudia said...

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  98. eclairre said...

    I like that its an easy install.

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  125. Laura H. said...

    My favorite thing about this software is that you can turn off unused programs completely until they're needed again. I know my computer would run a lot faster if I had access to this feature.

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  132. Melissa Jackson said...

    My favorite part is how you can turn off the unused programs to avoid the loss of performance. I would love it!!

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