The predicted rain didn’t fall this morning so after washing our cars this morning I thought I’d have a leisurely afternoon on my PC. Continuing with the ‘cleaning’ theme I thought I’d try out a new Windows tune up utility funnily enough entitled Tuneup utilities 2009 –http://www.tuneup-software.co.uk/products/tuneup-utilities/
I don’t usually go for utilities like this as I generally keep my Windows boxes is tip top condition myself. Back then in the days of Windows 98/2000 I used to use Norton System Works but nowadays I avoid Norton products like the plague…don’t get me started on Norton Anti-virus….shudder !!
I can see why the little app is very popular and likewise received many great reviews from various computer magazines and sites.
I ran through the various scans which seemed to zip along without crippling my PC. A reboot later I can defiantly see an improvement.
Here’s a quick list of features –
- Intelligent Defragmentation
- Startup Manager
- Registry cleaner
- Memory optimizer
- Speed optimizer
- Free disk space
- Comprehensive performance log/system information (seems better than Everest)
- Uninstall Manager
- Shortcut cleaner
- Disk Doctor/Utilities
- File Shredder
- Windows GUI customiser – Change Boot, Logon screens and desktop icons etc
- Process Manager
It’s a fantastic little amalgamation of useful apps for those looking for a one click to fix or for those power users like me who like to tinker.