It will make your PC run faster, more smoothly, and without problems. TuneUp Utilities 2009's tools include a startup optimiser, a driver defragmenter, an overall speed optimiser, a Windows Registry cleaner, and more.

They are organised intuitively, with their considerable features in easy reach. with TuneUp Utilities 2009 you can use either one-step optimisers or in-depth options to pick and choose among recommendations.

TuneUp Utilities: extra help

Even if you think you have already whipped your PC into shape, you'll probably find some additional help in TuneUp Utilities 2009. The Quick Optimisation feature found half a dozen programs we didn't realise ran when our system started. The tool can stop these programs from running automatically; this sped our boot-up and cut down on RAM use.

Also, an excellent Rescue Center lets you undo any changes TuneUp Utilities 2009 makes to your PC (and provides access to System Restore).

OUR VERDICT

Many separate, free utilities do what TuneUp Utilities does. But no one freebie does everything. That’s TuneUp Utilities 2009 appeal.