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TuneUp Utilities – Version 2010 | Review and Giveaway

February 21, 2010 by admin - Jennifer  
Filed under Featured, Giveaways

Company: TuneUp
Item Reviewed: TuneUp Utilities 2010
Item Given Away: TuneUp Utilities 2010
Start Date: February 21
End Date: March 7

The success story began eleven years ago when TuneUp founders Tibor Schiemann and Christoph Laumann developed Germany’s first complete package for the optimization of Windows PCs. The program was called “TuneUp 97 – the intelligent tuning tool”. Back then, the TuneUp founders considered “intelligent tuning” to be the effective optimization of PCs that takes care of as many of the necessary steps as possible for the user.

Since 2003, TuneUp has been expanding internationally. TuneUp Utilities is currently used by more than 10 million people worldwide, and is now available in English, German, French, Dutch, Spanish, Italian and Polish.

TuneUp Utilities is designed to help the average computer user keep his or her PC running smoothly.

One of the key updates to the 2010 version is its compatibility with Windows 7.  Unbeknownst to most users, Windows 7 installs a lot of unnecessary files that slow down your PC.  TuneUp Utilities is able to clean up all the clutter – maximizing the new operating system’s performance.  The 2010 version also supports the 32- and 64-bit versions of Windows XP and Vista.

Key features include:

  • TuneUp Turbo Mode -With a single click, users can disable a number of background applications, such as various Windows services, complex search functions and scheduled maintenance tasks, in Windows XP, Vista and 7 that are not needed. This feature allows users’ PCs to concentrate entirely on their programs, which means users will see fewer interruptions, and gamers will enjoy more frames per second (FPS).
  • TuneUp Live Optimization – This function automatically prevents background processes from taking up too much of the PC’s resources. TuneUp Live Optimization lowers the priority of resource-draining background applications. This results in noticeably faster program startup and response times as well as greater speed and stability for users. Games can also run with more FPS.
  • Windows 7 Support – TuneUp Utilities 2010 offers complete support for Microsoft’s new operating system in both the 32-bit and 64-bit versions.
  • TuneUp Gadget – Available for Windows Vista and 7 users, this feature shows the computer’s health directly on the desktop. • Users can start the TuneUp Utilities 2010 features they need directly via the TuneUp Gadget. TuneUp Optimization Report • This displays how many unnecessary files TuneUp Utilities 2010 has cleaned, how many registry entries have been deleted and how many PC problems have been fixed. • Users can display results from the last seven days, 30 days or even since the installation of TuneUp Utilities 2010.
  • Automatic Maintenance – TuneUp Utilities 2010 automatically performs optimization tasks and ensures that users’ PCs run quickly and reliably—at all times. • The optimization processes regularly run in the background; this way, users can work or play on their PCs, without having to worry about performing maintenance tasks themselves. •  Automatic Maintenance only starts when PCs are not being actively used.To save and prolong the battery life of laptops and netbooks, Automatic Maintenance will not start if the device is running on battery power.
  • Redesigned Start Center – This immediately shows users any problems or bottlenecks, such as pending optimization tasks that need to be performed. • It provides users with access to individual features, while giving them an overview of the PC’s health. • The redesigned Start Center is even easier to use. The previous version of TuneUp Utilities had seven categories. In TuneUp Utilities 2010, this has been reduced to four sections that give users faster access to optimization and customization features.
  • Greater Ease of Use – Windows can now be optimized with just a few clicks of the mouse; the features in TuneUp Utilities 2010 are more easily accessible than ever before. • TuneUp Utilities 2010 does not make use of technical jargon—enabling novice computer users to maintain their PCs without any hassles.
  • Improved Help Center – If users still have questions about PC optimization, the program’s Help Center has been significantly updated with support topics that are even easier to understand.

My Thoughts

I have used this software on my netbook and I couldn’t be happier with it. What I like best is that it doesn’t run unless I am not using the computer which is a huge plus for me because I run so many things that I don’t need another program running and bogging my system down. I like the reports I can generate for a few days or the last month. These are just a few of the things that I like. You can buy the full version of  TuneUp Utilities 2010 for $49.95 or the Upgrade to TuneUp Utilities 2010 for $29.95. Please check them out here. I recommend this easy to use TuneUp program to everyone.

And I have been given the opportunity to host a giveaway for one Dirty Shirt reader to win a copy of TuneUp Utilities 2010 for their computer. Please see rules below to enter today.


  • MAIN RULE – Tell me in comments which program you are using now to Tune Up your computer. (remember if this rule is not followed then no others will count)
  • 1 Extra Entry – Subscribe to my RSS feed or by email (or let me know if you already are) in a separate comment.
  • 1 Extra Entry – Follow me on Twitter (button in subscribe section on the right sidebar) and let me know your Twitter name in a separate comment.
  • 1 Extra Entry – Tweet this giveaway. Copy and paste – @Jentifa is giving away TuneUp Utilities 2010! Check it out here http://bit.ly/95hfGZ. Then come back and leave the direct link to your tweet (go to your twitter account, click on the words when your tweet was sent (ie. 5 seconds ago) and copy and paste that link in comments.
  • 2 Extra Entries – Write a post on your blog linking to my blog.

This giveaway will run through midnight on March 7, with winner being announced the morning of March 8. Winner will be chosen using Random.org from all valid entries and notified via email. Winner will have 48 hours to contact me before another winner is chosen. Giveaway is open to U.S. residents only.


81 Responses to “TuneUp Utilities – Version 2010 | Review and Giveaway”
  1. dianad says:

    Presently we’re using Ashampoo winoptimizer 2010. Thanks for the wonderful giveaway.

    dianad8008 AT gmail DOT com

  2. dianad says:

    I am a subscriber. Thanks for the wonderful giveaway.

    dianad8008 AT gmail DOT com

  3. Stefani
    Twitter: mommye

    I currently am not using any programs. Would like to try this program though!

  4. Stefani
    Twitter: mommye

    I am a subscriber.

  5. Stefani
    Twitter: mommye

    Follow on Twitter (mommye)

  6. kathy pease
    Twitter: klp1965

    the only things i use are avira anti virus and superantispyware professional..i usually just use disk cleanup and disk defrag

  7. kathy pease
    Twitter: klp1965

    email subscriber

  8. kathy pease
    Twitter: klp1965

    following on twitter klp1965

  9. Linda Kish says:

    Unfortunately, I don’t have anything other than Mcafee that came on netbook

    lkish77123 at gmail dot com

  10. Linda Kish says:


    lkish77123 at gmail dot com

  11. Sharon
    Twitter: sharonjo2

    I’m not a very savvy computer person! Right now I don’t have any optimizer running for my PC–just the usual Windows updates, defrags, etc… and Avast for my antivirus. I know I have a bunch of programs running in the background that I don’t need, but I’ve been afraid to mess with them too much. This would be a great product!

  12. Sharon
    Twitter: sharonjo2

    I’m an email subscriber.
    sharonjo at gwtc dot net

  13. Sharon
    Twitter: sharonjo2

    I follow you on twitter @sharonjo2

  14. Waren says:

    email subscriber
    At the present time I’m using Tune-up Utilities 2008 and JV16 power tools

  15. Denise
    Twitter: FlirtyLasso

    I am currently using CleanUp

  16. Denise
    Twitter: FlirtyLasso

    Email subscriber

  17. Denise
    Twitter: FlirtyLasso

    FlirtyLasso follows you on Twitter

  18. Karen Luedy says:

    currently not using a specific program, not good

  19. Karen Luedy says:

    I subscribe via email

  20. we use kaspersky 2010
    mommy2skie at yahoo dot com

  21. Karen Luedy says:

    I follow you on twitter

  22. Karen Luedy says:

    I just tweeted….here’s the link: http://twitter.com/home

  23. Lori Taube says:

    We don’t have any additional software to help our computer, we have just been using our computer’s defragmenter.. Our computer could definitely use some fine tuning!

  24. Lori Taube says:

    I subscribe via email

  25. Lori Taube says:

    I follow on Twitter – @clctaube

  26. deb c says:

    I think it’s windows vista.

  27. deb c says:

    I’m subscribed via email.

  28. I just bought a laptop for my son for Christmas because he will be going to college in the fall and will need one and he has had to use back up disc he got from the company three days after he got it four times. He is so discourage. For no unknown reason it just quits and won’t boot up. Then he loses every thing and starts over. It has windows 7 and with this TuneUp kit maybe it will fix his problem. Thanks for sharing this review with your readers :)

  29. I’m a subscriber. Thanks for the email :)

  30. I’m following your tweets @twitter too~!

  31. Wanda says:

    Which tune-up program I’m using — uhhhh – that’s an embarrassing question! I just run the system tools programs that came with my Windows. Guess that’s bad, huh? Actually, I’ve recently become aware that I need more and I would love to win this software, especially after reading your endorsement!

  32. Wanda says:

    Email subscriber.

  33. Wanda says:

    Following u on Twitter as TantaDesChiens.

  34. Sarah G says:

    We use AVG and Microsoft Security on our computers, but the Tune Up Utilities sounds a lot more thorough!

  35. Sarah G says:

    I’m a subscriber, via Google Reader.

  36. Sarah G says:

    I’m following you on Twitter. (@hawaiismn)

  37. Sheryl
    Twitter: sagoveas

    Mcafee anti virus, disk cleanup and disk defrag

  38. Sheryl
    Twitter: sagoveas

    follow you on twitter, sagoveas

  39. Sheryl
    Twitter: sagoveas

    subscribe via RSS

  40. Rhonda Mason says:

    I’ve never had a tune up program. I have a cleanup program and use the the disc cleanup and defrag. This sounds like it could really help speed up my old Dell. Thanks!
    hondaray6 at hotmail dot com

  41. Rhonda Mason says:

    I subscribe via google reader

  42. Rhonda Mason says:

    I follow on twitter- hondaray6

  43. Shelly Miller says:

    I use alot of free programs found on download sites and also the the program that automatically comes with windows, would love to try this out.. looks very easy to use!

  44. Shelly Miller says:

    Already subscribe via email

  45. BrendaLea
    Twitter: prpldy

    I’m not currently using any program to tune up my computer… so this would be a great win for me. Thanks for the chance to win it.

  46. BrendaLea
    Twitter: prpldy

    e-mail subscriber

    prpldy at comcast.net

  47. BrendaLea
    Twitter: prpldy

    I follow you on twitter. My user name: @prpldy

    prpldy at comcast dot net

  48. Matthew Friend
    Twitter: m4t7h3w

    I normally have used CCleaner, Bedraggle, and Glary Utilities.

    Follow you on Twitter s/n m4t7h3w, and also use Facebook at mat7h3w at comcast net, and am following the rss feed.

  49. Katklaw777 says:

    My computer has a built in check up system. I don’t have anything else, probably should. Thanks.

  50. Katklaw777 says:

    I subscribe via email.

  51. Linda Prock
    Twitter: winning714

    I’m a subscriber

    I currently use cc cleaner.

  52. Faythe@GMT says:

    I do not really have a tune up program. I do use spybot search & destroy, Avast anti-V & zole arlarm firewall.

    gramousetails ATGmail.com

  53. Faythe@GMT says:

    I am a long time reader of your email updates.

    gramousetails ATGmail.com

  54. Michal Charvat says:

    i am using CCleaner.


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