COMODO PC TuneUp 1.0

Reviewed by Dan Vlasic

"Fix and Clean Your PC!"

Overview

COMODO PC TuneUp offers a handy clean up tool designed to enhance a PC’s performance. If you are familiar with the kind of software, you will not find any surprises here. The program scans your machine for Registry errors, unnecessary and resource consuming startup programs, junk files occupying too much space. The program then generates a report and suggests a clean up, once you pay.

Comodo PC TuneUp resembles very much its free competitors in all aspects but two: price and algorithm. This tool uses SafeDelete patent pending technology that allows you safely recover files that get deleted by error. It is a problem with many clean up utilities that delete bad files along with good ones. Thus, the risk of doing some unrecoverable damage to your PC is minimized. However, there is an opinion that pc clean up utilities may be more dangerous than useful.

If compared to CCleaner and JetBoost, the trial version of Comodo PC TuneUP displayed less clean up suggestions, and none boot improvement suggestions.

The ‘Events’ module displayed Windows critical events, but the downside is the events are presented with no explanation as for what those events mean.

The application offers a Bonus pack, though. Duplicate file finder, Registry Defragger and force delete locked files module. The program is somewhat slow and loads CPU.

Installation

Installation is clean and simple, although the wizard became unresponsive right at the end of the installation. There is no bundled software in the pack, nor any toolbars. Like other tune-up utilities, Comodo System Utilities has meager system requirements. System Requirements: Windows XP/Vista/7/8 32 or 64 bit, 32 MB Ram and 20 MB Disk Space

Interface

GUI is one of the strongest points with all Comodo products. It is modern, hi-tech, intuitive and easy-to-navigate. The main window is divided into two main sections - the list of items to check during the scan, and the scan progress. Settings button gives access to scarce settings available in the trial version.

Pros

  • Attractive, intuitive GUI.
  • Useful modules: Windows registry, Disk Cleaner, Privacy Cleaner, Disk Defrag, SafeDelete.
  • Cleans up necessary space on your disk.
  • Cleans up browsing traces.
  • Protects your privacy and security as an important addition to your antivirus and firewall.

Cons

However, you will not be able to do much with the trial version. It only scans your PC for issues. Then it displays the number of results without giving the details on them, or fixing them whatsoever. You are them offered to upgrade to the paid version.

Now, it only costs $9.95 a year, but taking into account the large number of free powerful PC tune up tools on the market, we suggest you take your time before purchasing. The suite includes malware scan, but it is more of a Con than a Pro. This module significantly slows down the scan progress. Besides, if you are using an antivirus, this may cause compatibility issues. On the contrary, if you do not use any antivirus, yet, the Malware scanning module in Comodo PC TuneUp is not enough an option to replace a full-fledged antivirus defense. Despite the low price, it is still not the best option there is.

Alternatives

WinUtilities Professional Edition is a paid feature-rich cleaning suite. CCleaner and JetClean are free of charge and comprehensive.

Conclusion

Cleaning up your PC from junk files, temporary files and folders, browsing traces, saved passwords and auto-fill forms, cookies and cache is useful, indeed. It enhances your computer’s performance and adds extra seconds of speed to your usual tasks. Some system cleaners have a problem of obliterating the good stuff alongside with the bad stuff. Comodo PC TuneUp seems to have resolved that problem. However, we found this deal a controversial one. Despite the excellent GUI presentation and the number of nifty features, like Disk Defrag and Duplicate Files Finder, this tool does not beat the competition, yet. We suggest you make up your own mind whether this suite is good for you. Overall, the price is a trifle, and no harm can be done by only trying it out.

Requirements: 512 MB RAM, 100 MB Disk Space

What's new in this version: This is the first release of the product, so no changes.

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Antivirus information

Download3K has downloaded and tested COMODO PC TuneUp on 10 Jun 2013 with some of Today's best antivirus engines and you can find below, for your convenience, the scan results:
  • Avast:

    Clean
  • Avira:

    Clean
  • Kaspersky:

    Clean
  • NOD32:

    Clean
COMODO PC TuneUp Antivirus Report
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