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Tune Up Utilities Giveaway (ENDED)

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Sunday, September 06, 2009 | 212 comments
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Image: Tuneup Utilities (3-User) | Cleans up your PC automatically in the background

Image: Tune Up Utilities 2009 GiveawayToday's giveaway is TuneUp Utilities, delivering comprehensive, simple and fast PC optimization, used easily by even novice computer users - one retail box version, which can be used on up to three computers - value $50.00.

As soon as I set up the TuneUp Utilities software into my laptop, it told me about three network problems which were leaving me open to hackers, and I was able to fix all three problems with just one click.

Image: TuneUp Start pageNext, it suggested I do an analysis of my system - I could choose from Normal, which will check my system for errors and Thorough, which will also locate any bad sectors and recover any readable info.

Let's start with Normal... Well, that took just three minutes and found no errors!

OK, next it wanted me to check and optimize my speed... A quick questionnaire and came up with 23 recommendations. It will speed up my online searches, speed up my load time and my startup menu, as well as optimizes my performance.

Image: TuneUp Speed OptimizerNext, I thought I would clean up any unnecessary disk files... It found 681 unnecessary files and backups. Cleaning that up gained me 15.59 GBs. Wow!

Next, let's check the TuneUp Disk Space Explorer... Interesting to see where my storage is going! I love how easy it is to fix, clean or correct each problem.

There is so much more to this program, and it is so simple to use! While I am an experienced computer user, Rob has just become computer literate in the past few years, and he found it simple to use as well. When he ran the TuneUp Utilities in his computer, he found 575 problems in his programs, 4 problems in his Desktop and Quick Launch Bar, and 25 problems with his Start Menu. (We've been telling him he needs to clean up his Start Menu!)

In his temporary files, he was able to free up 39 MB of space - so not as bad as mine! He thought it was a great tool for a novice computer user.

Image: Tune Up Utilities 2009 GiveawayTuneUp Utilities, the latest version of TuneUp's award-winning series of PC optimization software, provides Windows users, whether novice or expert, with a comprehensive suite of maintenance tools to ensure their computers remain healthy and fast.

The software supports Windows XP and Windows Vista (both 32- and 64-bit versions) and automatically adapts its functions for the respective operating system.

Image: TuneUp 1-Click MaintenanceUnlike conventional tuning tools that only offer static optimization techniques, TuneUp Utilities takes an intelligent approach, analyzing the configuration of individual PCs to determine the best tuning measures to perform based on the user's specific requirements.

In the latest version, the developers have focused on making it possible for users to optimize PCs with minimal effort while maintaining complete control over any system interventions.

TuneUp Utilities vs. System Mechanic - Frank Ohlhorst, Executive Technology Editor at eWeek and Channel Insider, does a full comparison test between TuneUp Utilities and System Mechanic to find out which one is better for fixing PC performance issues.

Honestly, both programs performed so well, it makes it difficult to pick one over the other. [...] There are many who will prefer the elegant simplicity of TuneUp Utilities 2009. Read full article

Check out their new TuneUp Blog! Surf through great tips and tricks for optimizing, streamlining and troubleshooting Windows!

Sorry this giveaway has ended



About Catherine: I have been writing frugal tips since 1982, when I was a young divorced mom of two - for my baby product company, Born to Love. I am now mom to three sons, who are all grown up - and re-married to a wonderful man. We have rescued two little dogs, Denny and Dexter - and Bella, the cat.

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  1. I would probably find a couple hundred errors!

    micaela6955 at msn dot com

  2. I actually have this site in my bookmark menu, so that is how I found out about this giveaway.

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  3. twitter follower
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  4. tweeted http://twitter.com/micaela6955/status/3810705312

    micaela6955 at msn dot com

  5. i would probably find quite a few errors and such since I'm always downloading to my pc and work on it 24/7 except for sleep time LOL

    desirable_fire_angel at hotmail dot com

  6. I'm following your info on Facebook. Thats how I found out about this giveaway.

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  7. tweeted http://twitter.com/ElizabethMD

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  8. Anonymous says:

    It would probably find a million errors on my computer.

  9. Anonymous says:

    I found out about this giveaway from momstakeonthings.com

  10. Anonymous says:

    I became a fan from facebook for another entry

  11. Anonymous says:

    Too many to mention!

  12. Since I haven't done any kind of tune up in a year I'm guessing at least 3 hundred error messages wil pop up.

  13. I tweeted here http://twitter.com/fcffollower/status/3818738963

  14. Anonymous says:

    I saw this on gather.com


  15. I am thinking maybe 20 errors??? I hope not any, but you can never be too careful! Rebecca

  16. Because I follow this blog,I get email updates and stuff...so that is where I found this. Rebecca

  17. I am a follower of this blog! Rebecca

  18. I am a follow on Facebook, Rebecca

  19. I follow on networked blogs. Rebecca

  20. Unknown says:

    It would find probably about 50 errors...

  21. Unknown says:

    Received an email from Blogsweeps.com to find out about this contest.

  22. agordon10 says:

    found on a twitter post.

  23. Unknown says:



  24. Unknown says:

    Following on Twitter as arolen

  25. Unknown says:

    Tweeted giveaway:


  26. Unknown says:

    Following Facebook: Alicia Crego

  27. Unknown says:

    Stumbled Frugal Freebies

    Stumblename: alicia27

  28. Unknown says:

    Added FF Giveaways button to my blog about earning at home


  29. law cat says:

    My poor old machine is desperate for a tune up

  30. nick says:

    when my laptop goes belly up i sm lost

  31. Unknown says:

    I think I need this because there are programs running that I know nothing about.

  32. I would say there are at least a few hundred problems on my computer

  33. Lisa R says:

    I would say there are a few hundred on my computer

  34. Lisa R says:

    I found you on momgiveaways

  35. Anonymous says:

    I'd probably find a few as I run utilities frequently.

    plur268 at yahoo dot com

  36. Anonymous says:

    I found out about it on Smart Canucks.

  37. Anonymous says:

    now if they could just tune me up I'd be happy!

  38. pansy says:

    Always nice to be able to house clean your computer the safe way.

  39. Unknown says:

    I would have to say several hundred.
    jswandrn @ gmail.com

  40. mg says:

    I would like to be able to clean and optimize my own computer.

  41. There will be at least 200 errors

  42. mobrien says:

    Might have a hundred or so.

  43. Unknown says:

    It would probaly find a lot of errors because there are a number of strange programs running in this computer.

  44. It would find a couple thousand errors. My computer is really slow.

  45. wigget says:

    sadly, i'd expect to find over 100 errors. but finding them will hopefully free up some space and make it run faster!

  46. wigget says:

    found you on An Island Life‏'s Hot Links of the Week – Sept 9

  47. I found out about this contest from your Frugal Freebies site. Jumped in from Prizey for another contest.

  48. Anonymous says:

    I recently checked my computer using a free program and it listed about 600 errors. The program would repair the errors if I purchased additional software. Since I did not purchased any additional software, I know I need to win this.

  49. Anonymous says:

    I would love to keep my computer in tip top shape

  50. pansy says:

    contestgirl told me about this!

  51. mg says:

    A nice way to clean out my computer without hassle.

  52. GabbyLowe says:

    Defintely a few hundred. I do alot of surfing


  53. GabbyLowe says:



  54. danosor says:

    I found this on online sweepstakes.com.


  55. Anonymous says:

    Cashnet Sweepstakes.

  56. pansy says:

    Useful for speeding things up after a cleanup.

  57. mg says:

    I could use a good computer clean up.

  58. Nicole says:

    How many errors? Yikes, alot I'm sure. I enter tons of sweeps.

  59. Anonymous says:

    Great I like things working properly

  60. Anonymous says:

    This is a great piece of software


  61. hale2005 says:

    I think it will find 35 errors on my system!

  62. Anonymous says:

    You betcha there will be lots of errors it might find!


  63. Anonymous says:

    I found this on hypersweep.com


  64. Elle says:

    I think it would find about a hundred problems on my computer.

  65. Elle says:

    I found out about this giveaway on another website.

  66. Colengal says:

    I would bet there would be upward of 150 or so.

  67. Deanna M.W. says:

    Oh my goodness. My computer is an absolute nightmare. All I know is that there are many many things wrong with it. Hundreds no doubt.


  68. bmh2448 says:

    My computer is rather new, so I suppose the TuneUp Utilities would find some errors, but hopefully not too many. It would be a great product to keep my computer running smoothly in the future.

  69. Mario1 says:

    I found out about this giveaway from a giveaway website I am a paid member of

  70. mg says:

    This could help to ease my computer crashing problem.

  71. T McK says:

    Lots and lots and lots. Sigh.

  72. Ken says:

    I consider myself careless and reckless when surfing. It would find a multitude of errors. Please accept my entry. Thank you.

  73. Mario1 says:

    I already know my computer has errors because it crashes frequently and I have to clean it often RichJ_57@hotmail.com

  74. Unknown says:

    I found you thru Online-Sweepstakes.com
    My laptop is NOT the fastest by any means ! It needs some help!

  75. mg says:

    This would help me keep my computer in top form.

  76. ash2448 says:

    I know TuneUp Utilities will find loads of errors on my old hound of a computer. I believe the computer would run faster and better after I let TuneUp Utilities do it's cleanup on my system.

  77. Mark Dy says:

    quite a bit..my computer has been kind of slow and random..

    je_je503 at hotmail dot com

  78. Mark Dy says:

    For some odd reason, my post did not show up..i think, anyways i hope this one does je_je503 at hotmail dot com

  79. Unknown says:

    I found this giveaway at Sweetie Sweeps.

  80. I would love to win this prize.

  81. Jorge Granda says:

    I found out about this Giveaway i an e-mail from Hypersweeps.com

  82. Jorge Granda says:

    Cool prize.


  83. Jorge Granda says:

    I could use the Tune Up Utilities software.


  84. pansy says:

    Would sure help to keep out the Bad guys!

  85. danielle says:

    I think it will find at least a hundred errors!

  86. danielle says:

    follow on twitter: luvmy2ms

  87. danielle says:


  88. mg says:

    This product would help keep my computer clean and healthy.

  89. wishpony says:

    I know I would find too many errors on my computer.

  90. Anonymous says:

    My computer has been acting up a lot lately so I am sure this programwill find a ton of errors.
    I could really use it.

  91. probably 5 at least ! www.bargainfun.blogspot.com

  92. camper223 says:

    I bet their is so many it really would be hard to say but my guess is going to be about 369 if not more.
    I try to disk clean nightly but that doesn't get all those hidden problems.

    Thank you so very very much


  93. camper223 says:

    I'm a subscriber so I get your newsletter that is how I found out

    Thank you so very very much


  94. camper223 says:

    I'm a twitter follower

    Thank you so very very much


  95. camper223 says:

    I twitted this giveaway

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    less than 5 seconds ago from web


    Thank you so very very much


  96. camper223 says:

    I'm a blog follower

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  97. Anonymous says:

    This program would probably find a lot of errors on my computer as it's a hand-me down.


  98. Anonymous says:

    I found this giveaway on Sweeties Sweeps.


  99. idahomom says:

    Embarrassed to say probably 25.

  100. Anonymous says:

    Beings my computer is old and I have had four children playing on it for all kinds of crazy things I would say 100! monicaleach@hotmail.com

  101. Anonymous says:

    Between this computer and my daughters,I would have to say ay least a couple hundred.


  102. Anonymous says:

    found this in freebies website

  103. pansy says:

    Would be great if it sped up my PC

  104. Anonymous says:

    Probably 200 - 250 errors. I'll let you know whe I run the copy I win!

    zianuray at yahoo.com

  105. mg says:

    I would like to be able to clean and.configure periodically.

  106. pansy says:

    I think there would be hundreds of errors

  107. mg says:

    I think it would find at least three errors.

  108. denyse says:

    I'd find over 100 errors for sure.


  109. denyse says:

    My sister emailed me about this giveaway.


  110. Anonymous says:

    too many to count


  111. Anonymous says:



  112. Unknown says:

    need to fix computer slow :(

  113. Unknown says:

    need to fix computer it is slow :(

  114. Carol EL says:

    No idea how many it will find,but I bet a lot. jelly15301@gmail.com

  115. Carol EL says:

    Found contest thru OLS. jelly15301@gmail.com

  116. Carol EL says:

    Google friends connect follower. jelly15301@gmail.com

  117. Carol EL says:

    Twitter follower. jelly15301 -- jelly15301@gmail.com

  118. Unknown says:

    I shudder to think, but likely 150 errors on mine.


  119. intensev5 says:

    I think it would show up with 10 errors --- thanks for the great giveaway:)

  120. intensev5 says:

    I found this giveaway on Contest Girl

  121. Anonymous says:

    I wouldn't be surprised if it found 100+ errors. ugh. I would love to get my computer running much better!

    bsyb100 at gmail dot com

  122. mg says:

    I think it would be around fifty errors that this software could find on my computer.

  123. Anonymous says:

    I found about this on the Contestgirl site
    mariels73 (at) yahoo (dot) com

  124. chazvgo says:

    Im sure hundreds. Please Help ME :)

  125. chazvgo says:

    Following you on Twitter :)

  126. Anonymous says:

    Hi I found out about this offer because I have you bookmarked. Cheers. polo-puppy-fluffy AT hotmail *dot* com

  127. Anonymous says:

    I am also a follower. And my computer could really use this. Thanks. polo-puppy-fluffy AT hotmail *dot* com

  128. I will say probably at least 100 errors.

    lkish77123 at gmail dot com

  129. I found this at the Frugal Freebies site

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  130. Unknown says:

    My computer could sure use this stat.

  131. i'm thinking mine will show at least a hundred errors

  132. Imadogg says:

    This should help me a lot, it will find tons of errors since my computer is so slow these days.

  133. Imadogg says:

    Also, I found this giveaway through onlinesweepstakes.com, looks great

  134. SantaFe says:

    Not more than 101 (I hope)

  135. Unknown says:

    about a million? My computer has been terrible lately. Id love to not have to replace it!


  136. Unknown says:

    I think it would find 300 errors on my computer. garrettsambo@aol.com

  137. Dawn Reid says:

    I know I have plenty of errors on my computer probably to many to count. Thanks for a great giveaway.

  138. Anonymous says:

    I found out about this site and this opportunity on Casnet Sweepstakes.

    Thank you,

  139. Chris says:

    would be great for my old computer

  140. Diana D says:

    I think it would find 10 errors. Thanks for the wonderful giveaway.

    dianad8008 AT gmail DOT com

  141. intensev5 says:

    I found out about this giveaway on Contest Girl

  142. definitely 5-10. i usually clean and run spyware very often so it shouldn't be too bad. but there are always new problems after you clean the computer

  143. Anonymous says:


  144. Anonymous says:

    probably 100

    dangotmail AT yahoo DOT com

  145. LindsayC says:

    I don't think I could even count how many errors my computer has. There are sooo many things! I would be thrilled if my computer actually ran smoothly again! I get so frustrated when it crashes!

  146. LindsayC says:

    I follow on google friend connect

  147. LindsayC says:

    I found out about this giveaway at online-sweepstakes.com

  148. LindsayC says:

    tweet http://twitter.com/Lstixrud/status/4127893195

  149. mg says:

    I would at least find 50 errors I bet. This product would be very useful.

  150. Marianna says:

    Thousands, I'm sure! lol
    My kids keep my PC full of nasties!

  151. Marianna says:

    tweet! http://twitter.com/mannabsn/status/4128688680

  152. Our computer has been running slowly lately, so I'm hoping it could find 10-20 errors so it can wipe our computer clean!


  153. I follow on Blogger :)


  154. Gina says:

    It would probably find a few hundred.

  155. Gina says:

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  156. Gina says:

    Became a fan on facebook (facebook.com/ginaturner)

  157. Gina says:

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  158. Gina says:

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  159. Gina says:

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  160. Beejax says:

    I think I should only have a few because I just got it cleaned up a couple of months ago. But I would like to keep it that way.

  161. Beejax says:

    I found this giveaway on mr. linky

  162. Beejax says:

    Tweet http://twitter.com/Beejax/status/4131408166

  163. Unknown says:

    My good freind told me about this, and boy do i need it!

    ronnyweed at hotmail dot com

  164. cougar44 says:

    I couldn't guess how many errors it would find on my pc.
    I am relatively amature on the computer so it would probably find hundreds or thousands.

  165. Probably a couple hundred as well...ICK!!

  166. Found out about this on online-sweepstakes.com

  167. takisha a. says:

    it would find at least 50.


  168. Nancy S. says:

    It would probably find about a thousand.
    ncschools at yahoo dot com

  169. Nancy S. says:

    I heard about this giveaway on Sweepstakes Advantage.
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  170. Nancy S. says:

    I follow you on twitter - ncschools
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  171. Nancy S. says:

    I tweeted.
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  172. Anonymous says:

    I think it will find at least 100 errors

  173. Anonymous says:

    Found your giveaway thru google search

  174. Anonymous says:

    blogged the giveaway


  175. Anonymous says:

    follow on twitter


  176. Shelli says:

    I think it would find about 15 errors, I try to keep my computer updated, but there always seems to be something new trying to sneak it's way in.

  177. Anonymous says:



  178. Anonymous says:

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  179. kerri69 says:

    I think about 35 errors

  180. cherdon says:

    I know I have errors and from past experience when Ive done a scan its been well over 1,000 errors so my guess would be around 1350


  181. cherdon says:

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