TuneUp Utilities 2011 – Five License Giveaway!

I’m stepping back slightly from what I said earlier this year in “Software License Giveaways – Go Big Or Go Home”, and instead, I will continue to host license giveaways for applications from mature software developers. The type of applications that have real value for an average user.

As part of Tech Thoughts “Keep your PC in top shape focus”, TuneUp Utilities has generously provided me with 5 free licenses for TuneUp Utilities 2011, (retail value 49.95).

To enter the contest to win a free license, simply add a comment at the end of this article. On December 7, 2010, all comments will be added to the online List Randomizer, and the first 5 names that come up, will win a free license (installable on up to 3 PCs), for this award winning application.

As with previous giveaways, you don’t need to write a paragraph – “enter me”, or something similar, is enough. There’s no need for me to acknowledge your entry, but rest assured, if you comment – you’re in.

Good luck!

Read the following review, and I’m sure you’ll agree; this is a contest worth entering!

TuneUp Utilities 2011 – Tune Up Your PC To The Max

imageIf you’re an average PC user, I’m willing to wager that your computer underperforms. Getting the best out of your PC – getting what you paid for from that high powered beast, is more complex than it has ever been.

Sure, if you are technically competent, you are likely aware of, and comfortable using, any number of free system tools readable available for download on the Internet – tools that can act as a helpmate in tweaking and maintaining computers.

But, typical users need more than just a helpmate application to assist them in tweaking and maintaining their computers. Drilling down through complicated operating system structures to get maximum performance from an operating system, is generally outside the range of a typical computer users skill set.

Just like high end users though, average users want maximum performance  from their machines as well – if they only knew how. Luckily, there are applications designed specifically for average users that take the “if they only knew how”, out of the equation. Applications that make it easy for a typical user to achieve the same level of high performance, as a techie.

Despite the fact that I’m a huge fan of free software, I have to admit – there are times when only a commercial application will meet all of a typical users tune up needs, in one application. And that brings me to TuneUp Utilities 2011.

I’ve been using TuneUp Utilities since 2003, and I’ve come to rely on it to help me get the very best out of all my machines. Despite the fact that I’m a huge fan of free software, there are times when only a commercial application will meet all of my needs in one interface.

Let’s take a walkthrough to look at  just some of the powerful features which are available in  TuneUp Utilities 2011. Clicking on any screenshot will increase the size to the original.

Following installation, you will have the opportunity to analyze your computer to search out issue that are negatively impact performance.


When the analysis phase is completed,  system issues that require action can be dealt with easily and quickly.


All system issues have been fixed and all recommendations show green across the board.


If you prefer not to go the automatic route, an abundance of applets (32 in total), are available to analyze and repair, maintain and improve, and configure the operating system, as the following screen capture shows.


The “fix problems” applet shows here, that Windows Media Player presented a problem with my personal privacy on the test machine, which was easily fixed.


Common computer problems are a snap for TuneUp Utilities 2011 to deal with. Simply select the problem, and in a couple of clicks the issue is resolved.


Customizing Windows to get that “just you” look, couldn’t be easier. Virtually every Windows element can be customized.


For this test, I set TuneUp utilities to run once every 3 days, and after 9 days of operation you can see from the screen shot, the machine remains fully optimized.


Since I last tested TuneUp Utilities in October 2009, the developer’s have made substantial improvements to an already top notch application – including the following:

TuneUp Program Deactivator with TuneUp Programs-on-Demand Technology – For the first time ever, you can turn off programs completely and drastically reduce the load on your PC: The services, startup entries, background processes, or scheduled tasks in a program that are turned off will remain inactive until you need them again.

TuneUp Start Center – Thanks to the fresh look of the Start Center, users will find all optimization features in seconds: Features stand out more clearly as they are now divided into five categories for maximum readability and immediate access. TuneUp Utilities tuning highlights appear immediately under the categories of “Status & recommendations”, “Optimize system”, “Gain disk space”, “Fix problems”, and “Customize Windows”.

TuneUp Turbo Mode – With a single mouse ‐click, shut down over 70 background processes that slow down Windows 7, Windows XP, and Windows Vista. By pressing a button, you get an immediate boost of power when working at your PC, a smoother gameplay, and complete control over background activities that slow down your computer.

Tuning status – Tuning status shows how many optimizations have already been performed with TuneUp Utilities, and what potential for optimization still remains. You will never forget or overlook a single tuning measure again!

Rating function for programs – The experiences of countless TuneUp Utilities users help you make the best tuning decisions. Windows performs best and is most effective when you turn off programs, deactivate startup entries and/or uninstall third‐party software that you don’t need on a daily basis. But it’s often unclear what lies behind a cryptic program entry. The new rating functions supports you here to make better decisions on each program.

Overview of all functions pane – Made for true Windows experts: The new “Overview of all functions” view on the Start Center gives you instant access to all TuneUp Utilities™ features and settings—32 in total!

As with previous reviews of  TuneUp Utilities, I could go on and on describing the additional features that are included in this terrific application but, I think you get the point. This program is overwhelmingly inclusive, and provides virtually every tool and applet, that an average computer user is ever likely to need.

Is it worth $49.95 for a 3 machine (many of us have more than one computer), license? In my view the answer is a definite – yes. TuneUp Utilities 2011 is easier to use than ever, is overwhelmingly inclusive, and provides virtually every tool and applet, that an average computer user is ever likely to need.

Take a free test run on TuneUp Utilities 2011 for 15 days, and see if you don’t agree that this is one commercial application that offers excellent value.

System requirements: Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP (all 64 bit compatible).

Download a fully functional 15 day trial version at: TuneUp Utilities

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157 responses to “TuneUp Utilities 2011 – Five License Giveaway!

  1. mrlokinight

    Hi Bill ~ please add me to the list

  2. ajemsasa

    Tune up utilities 2011 is easy to use, intuitive, and really will keep your system optimized and running smoothly. I love it.
    Best regards from Belgrade!

  3. rodney

    I Have Tried This Software Before With The 2009 Trial & 2010 Trial I got from there website i found on techsites like yours i thought it did a great job of fixing and cleaning up your computer of junk files this 2011 version has even Better Features than the 2010 version had i use ccleaner it is a Good Free Product But i would rather use this Shareware product instead it has better features then ccleaner because it is shareware and not FREE OR I Could use it along with ccleaner for cleaning up my computer with anything that tune up utilities would miss and not clean up i have tried to win Giveaways like these from other tech Blogs with great software draws but so far i have won nothing !! i Hope this will Change With this new Giveaway Love Your Tech Blog I Come Here Every Day To Check Out Computer Technology Like Software & Security News keep up the great job you are doing hope i win real soon!! Rodney

  4. Ramblinrick

    Count me in… Great Giveaway Here!


  5. Nick

    Nice work Bill!
    Please count me in! 😀

  6. Siam

    You had me fooled. As I read the title of this article in my RSS feeds, I thought surely this must again be Bill taking the proverbial out of limited-licence giveaways. But no … ’tis for real. It would be churlish to decline such a generous offer (read that as: I looked into TuneUp 2011 after your recent write-up – and then fervently hoped there might be such a giveaway somewhere). So please toss my name into the hat …

    Thanks Bill.

  7. Jerry Chance

    Hi there Bill!

    This looks like a very interesting and comprehensive programme that would be good to own. Please count me in and, as always, keep up the excellent website!!

    Love, Light and Peace

  8. tijybba

    Hi Bill,

    Thanks for the giveaway.
    Please count me in.

  9. Danielu'

    I will be one of the winners :))

  10. Darren

    Cool utility, i could use this along with CCleaner to keep things ticking!
    Count me in 🙂


  11. Linu George

    Thank you for the giveaway,please throw in my name in this giveaway.Regards to all,Linu

  12. sut

    Count me in Bill. Excellent software

  13. ricky

    I used my old licensed TuneUp Utilities 2009 on my older computer with WinXP Pro and I am most satisfied with this. But on the Win7 Home Advanced (64bit) TUU 2009 are impossible to use. Could you provide me with free license for TUU 2011 please?

  14. emirkanim

    hello beautiful campaigns for such a good program will work best with the hope of winning

  15. TRY

    Hello Bill,

    Please count me in for the your Tune-Up Utilities giveaway as well.I am using JV 16 PowerTools trial version now,would love try Tune-up as its new 2011 has several improvements.Thank you for your generosity.

  16. SS


    Please count me in,Bill. 🙂
    A huge thanks and congratulations on conducting this fabulous giveaway.

    Best Regards 😀

  17. Bionic

    Have a nice evening Bill.

  18. Bob Slyker

    Hey Bill,

    Still the most consistently interesting and informative site on the net; bravo!!
    I am still using Tuneup 08 and they get better each year. Please count me in!



  19. Naits

    Very Nice Giveaway.
    This is one of the best Windows tweaking utilities.
    I wan to win this lisence of 2011’s version to upgrade my current 2010.

  20. Murphy

    Congratulations for this useful giveaway .
    Please count me in .
    Best regards !

  21. John


    Thanks for the offer but I think even TU U 2011 would be incapable of sorting out my pc, BUT I would love the chance for the program to prove me wrong. 🙂


  22. tomasz m

    TuneUp Utilities 2011 to pakiet, w składu którego wchodzi szereg narzędzi pozwalających na zarządzanie i optymalizację pracy systemów Windows.

    Wśród nich znaleźć można aplikacje odpowiedzialne za zarządzanie pamięcią komputera, bezpieczne kasowanie i odzyskiwanie danych, czyszczenie rejestru i kasowanie niepotrzebnych plików systemowych, odinstalowywanie aplikacji, zmianę boot screena, ikonek przypisanych do konkretnych rozszerzeń itp. Kilkanaście narzędzi dostępnych w TuneUp Utilities 2011 oferuje właściwie wszystkie funkcje potrzebne do zoptymalizowania pracy systemu.

  23. Kane

    Please add me to the list. I tried Tune-up and love it… don’t let my temporary license expire!

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  25. malkhaz

    Great giveaway, hope to win

  26. ToGor

    Thanks for the giveaway.
    Please count me in

  27. John Constantine


    Count me in for the giveaway. Still using 2009 version but need 2011 version that works with Windows 7. Great piece of software for finetuning/optimizing your system. Turbo Mode is awesome in the ver2009. It moves in the background making your pc upbeat and functioning really groovy.

    Cheers all!

  28. David f

    If you recommend it Bill.
    Count me in, I’d like to try it.
    Thank you.

  29. Shammy

    Hi Bill
    Got to be in it to win it.
    Thanks for the opportunity

  30. Legaz

    Count me THX

  31. Jack

    TU2011-FOR me the Swiss knife for the system.Please count me in!



  33. Ben

    I enjoy reading your blog.
    A sweet giveaway like this just makes it better.

  34. zami

    this is a giveaway that’s really worth winning – thank you for the opportunity!

  35. Falco

    Man I sure could use this ! Thank you Bill. Good luck to all !

  36. Woot! I wanna a license. *___*
    I like TuneUp, I have the 2010 version. ❤

  37. Keith

    “enter me” our I’ll go insane,well mabe not.

  38. Glow

    Great giveaway !
    Thanks ! 🙂

  39. shenley

    Great offer Bill. Thanks for the chance to win this great app.

  40. Number99

    Wow! This is a nice opportunity for me to have a go at winning TU2011! So please count me in 🙂

  41. Vladimir

    I Use TU2009, TU2011 i want to use. Good luck.

  42. Kiwidave

    I would sure love a licence.Thanks Bill

  43. Tito Robert Pangabean

    I’ve been wearing Tun-up 2007 and
    2009 and felt the benefits of my
    computer. Due to the current 2011
    version has been out, so I’m very
    interested at all. Because I believe with
    the experience of Tun-ups in the field of
    computer utilities it is a guarantee that
    the products generated will always
    increase in any new version or
    updates. Hopefully the giveaway
    moments I wish this could happen.
    best regards

  44. Grr

    Hi Bill,
    thanks for the giveaway and great review.
    Appreciate if you could count me in.


  45. Wayne

    I have been using Tuneup Utilities for three years now. I love it and would love to upgrade to 2011. Please add me to the list. Thank you!

  46. john d

    I agree with you that “TuneUp Utilities 2011 is easier to use than ever, is overwhelmingly inclusive, and provides virtually every tool and applet, that an average computer user is ever likely to need.”.
    Please count me in.

    john d

  47. Michael Cole

    Hi Bill:

    Please enter me in this great giveaway!!

    Thanks Michael

  48. Lee Garber

    Hey Bill – thanks for setting this give-away up. I read this blog everyday and its getting bigger and better all the time. I would absolutely love to win a license of this software as I am planning to buy a new PC in a couple of weeks and know this would make a great addition to it. Thanks so much for setting up this give-away! I use TU2009 and would love the opportunity to use TU2011 after all the improvements that have been made to it!

    I would also like to pose a Q to your readers…I am about to set up a new Win 7 Pro PC and I am wondering about the best combination of firewall and antivirus to use. I am an average to experienced user. I have considered. I currently use online armour (free) and avast (free) and SuperAntiSpyware Free and Win Patrol.

    These are the firewalls and AV I am considering…

    Online Armour; and
    ZoneAlarm ….and

    Avast; and
    Avira; and maybe;
    Microsoft Security Essentials.

    I will also use SuperAntiSpyware Pro and WinPatrol (full version) in combination with with above on the new PC – please can you recommend the best AntiVirus and Firewall combo set-up?

    • Hi Lees,

      I quite like what you’re running currently. For what it’s worth, here’s what I run on my primary home system.

      MS Essentials (free)
      Immunet Protect (free version)
      ThreatFire (free version)
      WinPatrol (free version)
      Zemana Antilogger (paid version)
      ZoneAlarm Free

      I’ve never had an infection, and I often do some dangerous surfing on this machine (always in virtual mode of course – just in case).

      It might appear that I’m a cheap date, but I’ve found over the years that the free versions (in most cases, for users like you and I), are more than adequate.


  49. John Bent

    Hi Bill,

    Trust me to come late to the party! Been watching England playing cricket in Brisbane, temp 27c, on my TV with 6″ of snow outside my window. Andrew Strauss and the boys are doing well so please complete my happiness by entering me in the draw.

    Kind regards


    • Hi John,

      I heard you fellas got a whack of snow. Welcome to the Canadian winter reality. 🙂 Hopefully, yours will melt soon. Ours, on the other hand, is already setting in for the next 4+ months.



  50. vhick

    Thank you Sir Bill for conducting a great giveaway!

    Its been a long time.. 🙂

  51. James

    I have been using TuneUp Utilities for nearly a year and truly believe that this program lives up to everything it says. Count me in big time.

  52. Rob

    Hey Bill,
    Thanks for a great review… as always. Like to be included in the giveaway drawing… chances are like winning the Lotto, but here goes…

  53. Lloyd Wills

    Please enter me in Tune Up Utilities 2011 License Giveaway draw.

  54. chnkk

    Include me also.

  55. Anson

    Please include me for the giveaway, thanks..
    I have tried Tune Up 2009 and hope to get a chance to upgrade it to the latest version..

  56. THANK YOU – to the latest participants and good luck!


  57. Philip

    Would LOVE to have this!! Great product! Thanks for the offer. Phil

  58. princeaniket

    thanks to you also Mr Mullins..
    include me also..
    nice software review and its giveaways..

  59. Bill,
    Please enter me.

  60. Des

    Nice offer Bill.
    Please don’t consider me though as I recently purchased this excellent software.
    The winners won’t be disappointed as this continues Tune Up’s fine tradition of getting the job done with minimal disruption.
    Good luck Guys!

  61. Ahmed

    Thanks Bill for this offer. Include me in this giveaway.Regards.

  62. LittleM

    Please include me in the giveaway.
    Thank you for offering such a great program!

  63. gizella2001

    Perfect software no problem windows !

  64. Rob

    Thank you for the giveaway.

  65. Willy

    Nice giveaway !
    I use to have the TU 2009 free versions before.
    Hopefully can win 1 licese of the latset model.
    Please count me in.
    Thanks & Regards

  66. Boyfriend

    Thanks Bill Mullins for great review and giveaway. Please count me in. TuneUp Utilities is great program for optimizations. The best feature is problem fixing and Windows customization.
    Hope to see a sweet email from you.


  67. Please enter me – I love this software 🙂

  68. ibheck

    Hi Bill,
    Thank you very much for the giveaway, Please count me in.


  69. Ashutosh Bhide

    Great product …
    Enter me..

  70. Diaz

    Hi Bill..:)
    Thanks for giveaway opportunity. I would appreciate if you could count me in.

  71. Zug

    Great Giveaway.. testing it out now and so far loving the way this one is going.. I would definitely love a shot at a free license..


  72. Tito

    Thanks for the giveaway. Count me in. 🙂

  73. Xu_N

    Great giveaway, tuneup is very good tool for improving system performance
    Please include me

  74. MerleOne

    Please count me in. I have a 2009 license and would like to get the latest version, especially with the deactivator feature.

  75. azziz

    WOW so happy to read this article and a contest this is so great thanks. Now waiting for the luck to play its role.

  76. phase

    Please add me to this quickly growing list of hopefuls.

  77. bvs1975

    Please enter me in this giveaway! Thanks!

  78. Alex

    Count me in please! Thank you in advance.

  79. maximus

    Without doubt one of the best applications on the market to optimize the system. I use version 2009 and I am very pleased. In TuneUp Utilities 2011, an option to disable unused program without having to uninstall it looks particularly interesting. It would be nice to win one of the licenses.

  80. walang sangit

    hello Bill
    please include me to this great giveaway

    thank you

  81. Nice Giveaway..
    I hope i win 🙂

  82. Ian S

    Cheers for the offer Bill.
    All the best

  83. marcin

    Hello. I have to win this becouse it is stronglly recommended for my computer.
    Greetings to everyone but PLEASE – i really have to win this giveaway.
    Good luck and all the best.

  84. A beautiful gift for Christmas … 🙂
    And as always with Bill decent programs.
    I will gladly participate in this contest.

  85. All what Tune up do i also can do alone. So why must i have such a Programm.

  86. marcin

    thanx , i’m in …

  87. Great giveaway , to bad I’m System Mechanic fan since version 2011 of TU is to buggy and interface is awful slow , please don’t count me in is just an opinion.

    Regards and good luck to all.

  88. Dave

    Hey Bill what a great giveaway and what a great product. I have 2009 on my old xp and would be lost without it. I would gladly appreciate a copy for my wife’s labtop. Good luck to all, and for those who do not like the newer versions, do a custom install and check what you think you need.

  89. John

    Great product and great giveaway. Thanks for entering me into the contest.

    Best regards,

  90. thanks Bill for the giveaway , Still using 2009 version hope i will win this one.

  91. Stephen

    Great article and terrific giveaway. You’re the best. Count me in and good luck to everyone.

  92. Roy Heath

    I would really have this great program

  93. alex19100

    Hi,tuneUp utilities is very gut software,easy to use and very intuitives.
    I have a TuneUp utilities version 2009 and is very good.
    I hope a win one license.
    count me in .

  94. Jerry

    Hi !
    Thanks for the giveaway.
    Please count me in.

  95. Cappydawg

    Now this is something I would like to try so I could pass it along to my less techie friends if the software works well. Thanks for Giveaway Bill!! Friends always need some help.

  96. RoseD1st

    Hi Bill its a wonderful program,please add me to that list 🙂

  97. Gowtham

    I am Interested in this giveaway

  98. sweep

    Hi Bill
    Hope i’m in time for the draw.
    Thanks alot

  99. GT

    Thanking you for the giveaway.
    Please count me in the givingaway of TuneUp Utilities 2011 – Five License Giveaway!. I want one license only.
    Mr. G.T.

  100. flash113

    Bill count me in for this thanks.Great giveaway

  101. nhbt321

    Thanks for the giveaway Bill

  102. IGS

    hello Bill
    the site is great. hope to win a copy of TuneUp 2001.
    thanks man

  103. Ron31

    Hi! thanks for this giveaway, I hope could win one 🙂

  104. k19s

    Please count me in

  105. Joel

    Hello Bill,
    Your web site is the ultimate source of the best in Technology and I recommend your web site to every-one!
    I hope to win a Free copy of TuneUp 2001.
    Regards – Joel

  106. Cosme

    Many thanks for this giveaway, I didn’t have to read the review to know tuneup utilities 2011 is a great software that I’d like to win.

    Please count me in.

  107. James

    I learn more about computers everyday. Keeping my family’s computers running and safe is almost a full time job. USMC retire so I have the time. Thanks for the offer. Would love to receive the 5 license pack!


  108. Bas

    Nice, please count me in.

  109. Great giveaway Bill once again a rare to find and awesome giveaway

    Dont count me in ,not taking part in giveaway

  110. Rob

    great article would love to be in contention for this

  111. Keith

    Thanks for this excellent giveaway and please add me to the list.

  112. John Henderson

    I have used this program in the past. I would love to try it again and see if it beats the program I currently use. Count me in.

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  114. Dick_Y

    Enter me please.

  115. This is just what I need Bill.
    Please count me in.

  116. leslie

    Great giveaway! I’d love to win this.
    Can you add me into the contest please.

  117. Tej

    Would sure love to win this!

  118. faucon11

    enter me in the draw , thank’s.

  119. Paf

    Hi Bill, TU is a fine program, it would be great to have the possibility to use 2011 version. Please count me in. Thanks in advance. Cheers.

  120. deanx

    count me in too…

  121. Alper

    Thanks for giveaway ! Count me in please.

  122. Ranjan

    I kinda like it’s new features. Would like to try my luck..

  123. Michael

    Great piece of software!
    Great giveaway!
    Count me THX 🙂

  124. Nedster

    Hello Bill
    Program looks great. Hope i get lucky.

  125. hipockets

    Thanks for the opportunity!

  126. niroop

    Thankyou so much sir for this giveaway.

    Tuneup-Utilities 2011 is the best utility software i have ever used.It makes my old pc runs fast and smooth.Hope i win a free license for that.


  127. Sputnik

    Great !
    I own TuneUp 2007 and it is still a good soft.
    Would be nice to upgrade this way (free).
    Thank you !

  128. dan

    This would be cool to win
    A very good app

  129. Samar

    Will be great to have this. Please count me in.


  130. pss

    Absolutely fantastic program, a class by itself.

  131. pablozi

    Please count me in. Great piece of software.

  132. wants to draw licenses for themselves on this program. this is a super soft

  133. PiotrN72

    Very good program. I recognized him from the 2007 version. I bought the 2010 version and are happy to win the 2011 version. So far, no other program of this kind does not deserve the installation in my computer.
    Regards Peter

  134. Hi Bill,

    Good review and a nice giveaway.
    Count me in 🙂

    I have been using TU 2009, love it.
    Will test the latest version soon


  135. KVSK Mcafee

    Dear Bill,
    Give me a license for TuneUp Utilites 2011.

  136. mike skipp

    This is just what I’m looking for!

  137. Cg

    This is far best program. I want to participate and win. Please do count me.


  138. Mike

    great site Bill please count me in, im using the 2009 tested the 2011 free version will still buy it if i dont win it

    Kind Regards Mike.

  139. Max

    I used Tuneup 2010 and I’d like a license of the new version.

    Count me in and good luck to all!

  140. I love Tune Up utilities, please count me in!!

  141. awan

    Please count me in. I would like to win this wonderful giveaway.
    Thanks 🙂

  142. Bruno

    Nice giveaway…never used this program….Hope win.

  143. siddharth bhal

    add me also!!

  144. Dawid Koch

    Count me in 😉

  145. mrm52858

    Include me in this. Hope to win the newest TuneUp.

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  147. Curtis

    Have been using Tuneup Utilities since 2007 with upgrades through 2010. Awsome program. Wouldn’t have a computer without it. Will purchase upgrade to 2011 if I don’t win it 🙂