Updated: 08/02/2020 by Computer Hope

For a computer, a tuneup refers to improving the performance of the computer by way of several processes. These processes can include the removal of temp files, uninstalling computer programs, fixing computer errors, and cleaning up the registry.

While the tuneup process can be done manually, we recommend a software program be used that is designed to perform the tuneup process automatically. Windows includes the Disk Cleanup utility and there are also many options to choose from for these software programs. Some of the better free options include WinUtilities Free, CCleaner, and SlimCleaner. The WinUtilities and CCleaner software programs are also available to purchase to receive additional features and functionality. These programs offer many options to perform a thorough tuneup on a computer.

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