SOURCE: TuneUp

January 14, 2008 09:00 ET

TuneUp Utilities 2008 Software Suite Now Available for Download in English

Streamlined User Interface and Expanded Tool-Set Enhance Award-Winning PC Utility

BOSTON, MA--(Marketwire - January 14, 2008) - TuneUp, makers of the award winning TuneUp products since 1997, announced today that the English version of the company's PC utilities software suite -- TuneUp Utilities 2008 -- is available for download. TuneUp Utilities 2008 includes a list of new features designed to improve speed and functionality of Windows™-based computers, including a revised intuitive user interface and integrated hard disk defragmenter. The full product can be downloaded at the official TuneUp website for US$49.95, and can be tested without obligation for 30 days. Upgrades from previous versions are available for download for US$29.95.

Designed for both novice and savvy PC users, TuneUp Utilities 2008 features a new, streamlined user interface. Utility options are grouped by task, offering users a more intuitive menu set that they can understand without the need to learn industry jargon. A user can choose a category and TuneUp Utilities 2008 will provide all the tools necessary to complete the specific task.

Increase Performance

TuneUp Utilities 2008 is now equipped with a smart disk defragmenter called TuneUp Drive Defrag. This feature speeds up numerous aspects of Windows™ performance, including boot-up and shut-down times, program and file load times, and photo and music creation and editing. The Increase Performance tool-set also includes utilities to increase internet browser and download speeds.

Free Up Disk Space

TuneUp Utilities 2008 offers this feature for users to quickly free up large amounts of space on their hard disk -- a useful function for users storing lots of music, videos or photos on a PC. The tool-set takes just a few seconds to scan the entire PC and indicates immediately how much disk space can be regained. Besides identifying unneeded files such as temporary files, thumbnail images, Internet Explorer cache and much more, the Free Up Disk Space menu can help gain additional disk space by deactivating unused Windows™ functions that require substantial amounts of memory.

1 Click Maintenance

The 1 Click Maintenance feature enables users to automatically run a precompiled tool-set to clean and improve a computer in a mouse click or at specific intervals defined by the user. Owing to clever identification and usage of breaks from work, there is no noticeable impact on system performance, for instance when defragmenting the hard disk.

Solve Problems

Error messages are common and can occur frequently on many computers over time due to corrupted registry values, outdated component drivers or a host of other problems. The Solve Problems menu option in TuneUp Utilities 2008 includes tools for cleaning the registry, identifying and solving display problems, checking and correcting file system errors, searching and repairing faulty hard drive sectors to prevent data-loss, and restoring deleted or lost files.

Customize Windows

TuneUp Utilities 2008 allows users to customize the Windows™ operating system to their individual needs with more than 400 options. An intuitive, step-by-step process guides the user through this process, and also provides easy 'undo' functions through TuneUp Rescue Center.

TuneUp Utilities 2008 is available in English, French and German, and will also be released in Dutch, Spanish and Italian. The software supports all versions of Windows XP and Vista (both 32 and 64 Bit versions), as well as Windows 2000. TuneUp Utilities can be purchased and downloaded directly from www.tune-up.com, or from download portals, partners and other internet resellers.

TuneUp Utilities 2007 has won the Shareware Industry Award (SIA) for "Best Overall Utility."

About TuneUp

The German Windows-tuning specialists from TuneUp provide software that allows Windows users to fine-tune their PCs for optimum performance. In 1997, Tibor Schiemann and Christoph Laumann started programming and marketing TuneUp 97, which was then one of the first Windows tuning suites available. Extremely powerful and user-friendly, the software is now one of the most successful utility suites in the German-speaking markets.

PCs that are maintained using TuneUp Utilities are less cluttered and are proven to work faster and be more stable. Since 2003, TuneUp has been expanding internationally: TuneUp Utilities is now available in English, French, German, Dutch and Spanish. End users can buy TuneUp Utilities on the company's homepage (www.tune-up.com). TuneUp has its headquarters in Darmstadt, Germany.

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