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Windows 7: AVG PC Tune Up 2011

26 Jan 2011   #11
The Howling Wolves

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Mike,
That's great that you aren't having any problems. Which goes to show you(us) that if you practice Safe Surfing and don't open mail from strangers you will be fine.

Go Packer's!!!!


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26 Jan 2011   #12
mikedl

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by The Howling Wolves View Post
Mike,
That's great that you aren't having any problems. Which goes to show you(us) that if you practice Safe Surfing and don't open mail from strangers you will be fine.

Go Packer's!!!!
Indeed, The Howling Wolves, you are correct. One must always be careful to stay safe. Once one dismisses the UAC without being fully aware of the reason for the warning, often, all bets are off; not always, but ...

Also, The Howling Wolves, thanks ... GO PACK!
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26 Jan 2011   #13
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

After a recent (albeit very short) trial of AVG's Pc Tune Up I spent the better part of 2 days unstuffing my registry. It didnt recognize I had 2 versions of firefox, refused to let me make anything but IE my default browser, killed my ability to dim my screen.

Needless to say their un-installer works better than their tuneup.
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27 Jan 2011   #14
mikedl

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Hi, zigzag!

I will admit their "PC Tuneup" needs a bit of work. I ran it once and didn't like the results. I was given the option to proceed and I declined. But, then, I know what to look for.

I'll give it another shot at a later date. In the meantime, I'll stick with CCleaner. AVG's AV, IMO, is nonpareil.
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27 Jan 2011   #15
Bill2

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

Why do people want commercial software? All one needs to "tune-up" a PC is to clean out temp files (with disk cleanup or CCleaner or a batch file), run the AV and run defrag. Done.
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27 Jan 2011   #16
JMH

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit. SP1.
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bill2 View Post
Why do people want commercial software? All one needs to "tune-up" a PC is to clean out temp files (with disk cleanup or CCleaner or a batch file), run the AV and run defrag. Done.
Well said Bill.

IMHO - With any registry cleaner/ PC Tune Up / PC Analyzer, call it what you will, the potential is ever present to cause more problems than they claim to fix.

If you do not have knowledge of the registry, then you would probably be better off leaving it alone, and definitely not placing blind trust in a program to do the job for you.

***** If it ain't broke don't "fix it." **
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27 Jan 2011   #17
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mikedl View Post
Hi, zigzag!

I will admit their "PC Tuneup" needs a bit of work. I ran it once and didn't like the results. I was given the option to proceed and I declined. But, then, I know what to look for.

I'll give it another shot at a later date. In the meantime, I'll stick with CCleaner. Their AV, IMO, is nonpareil.
Mike

There is nothing wrong with their Antivirus, and to be frank I knew what the risks were and took them anyway to find out if, and how much it would stuff my system. I had backups at the ready and win 7 dvd so wasnt concerned at all. I was only surprised at the randomness of it.

JMH brought up a valid point in is their tune up the same one that comes bundled with their paid software or are they 2 different ones.
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27 Jan 2011   #18
mikedl

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JMH View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bill2 View Post
Why do people want commercial software? All one needs to "tune-up" a PC is to clean out temp files (with disk cleanup or CCleaner or a batch file), run the AV and run defrag. Done.
Well said Bill.

IMHO - With any registry cleaner/ PC Tune Up / PC Analyzer, call it what you will, the potential is ever present to cause more problems than they claim to fix.

If you do not have knowledge of the registry, then you would probably be better off leaving it alone, and definitely not placing blind trust in a program to do the job for you.

***** If it ain't broke don't "fix it." **
***
+2! (one each for JMH and Bill2)
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27 Jan 2011   #19
mikedl

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zigzag3143 View Post
Mike

There is nothing wrong with their Antivirus, and to be frank I knew what the risks were and took them anyway to find out if, and how much it would stuff my system. I had backups at the ready and win 7 dvd so wasnt concerned at all. I was only surprised at the randomness of it.

JMH brought up a valid point in is their tune up the same one that comes bundled with their paid software or are they 2 different ones.
Sorry, zigzag, I didn't mean to imply you didn't know what to look for. My apologies. I have much respect for you and, again, I apologize.
With a recent backup, I would have let it do its thing, too. I need a new (or additional) HD as I don't have space for a system image at the moment so I have to be extra careful.

The PC Tuneup from AVG is an extra program but a paid AV customer can run it at various intervals, I believe. As I mentioned, I ran it once and, as I recall, I was asked if I desired to purchase it afterward for continued unobstructed use.

Actually, I might not have the opportunity to use it again:
AVG PC Tune Up 2011-screenshot00475.jpg


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27 Jan 2011   #20
mikegc

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by The Howling Wolves View Post
Mike,
That's great that you aren't having any problems. Which goes to show you(us) that if you practice Safe Surfing and don't open mail from strangers you will be fine.

Go Packer's!!!!



I was a grunt in 'Nam (yeah, I'm an old f*#t) and went on to raise teenage daughters. I know about stayin' safe and surviving!

Mike
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