- TuneUp 2013: New Cleaning Features and Benchmarks (Part 1)
- TuneUp 2013: New Cleaning Features and Benchmarks (Part 2)
It’s that time of year again when technology companies assess the future of the industry, and launch new and improved technology products to address the needs of its customers. At TuneUp we are no different. The upcoming release of TuneUp Utilities 2013 is just around the corner, and we want to share with you our recipe for keeping your PC clutter free, and present new features and enhancements to meet our customers’ needs of privacy, reliability and reclaimed disk space.
In this three part series, we will look in detail at the three new features of TuneUp Utilities 2013 – TuneUp Disk Cleaner , TuneUp Browser Cleaner and TuneUp Shortcut Cleaner. We will then walk you through setting-up the software on your PC, and share some benchmark results that highlight the performance of the new product on various devices and operating systems.
The recipe for a clean PC – Ingredient 1: TuneUp Disk Cleaner 2013
For a couple of weeks now I’ve been working with one of the first “Windows® 8″ready tablets – the Samsung Series 7 tablet. Thanks to its Core i5 CPU and 4 gigs of RAM, it’s quite fast…but the SSD is a bottleneck – and it’s not because it’s slow –(quite the opposite!), because it houses only 64 GB of storage! Now let’s think about this for a second: The OS, the default user folder, the programs folder, the swap file and the hibernation file take-up about 20 GB. Now add to that roughly 15 GB for applications (Office, PhotoShop and other massive tools among others) and you have approximately 30 GB left for storage. However, by using your PC, Windows® and programs on a daily basis, you generate gigabytes of unnecessary temporary files. As an example, after about two weeks of usage, the Samsung tablet I was using had already collected 5 gigabytes of data clutter. Now I’m at 12 GB, and in my estimation, in 2-3 weeks the disk will be completely filled up with unnecessary files!
This is where our all-new TuneUp disk cleaning features come in. They’ll clean up about 150 popular programs, 25 browsers and 28 Windows® features from unnecessary files such as:
Both Windows® and other programs create these types of unnecessary data, and often-times “forget” to delete them afterwards. This is where TuneUp Disk Cleaner shines. Here’s an example of a test bed:
As you can see, there are over 3,000 files (a total of 5 GB) of potentially un-necessary files that need clean up, such as zero byte folders, tmp files, long-forgotten caches and more. They’ll clutter up the hard disk and cause a potential reliability issue.
Stay tuned for parts 2 and 3 of this series, in which we’ll discuss in-depth the new TuneUp Browser and TuneUp Shortcut features.