And last, but not least, theres a full-featured tweaking tool. This lets you customise the Start menu, taskbar, Explorer, security settings, IE and Office, start and shutdown options, more than 200 settings in total. To be fair to AVG, it does explain the last two points, if briefly. And elsewhere the System Advisor does make many less contentious suggestions. On our test system it pointed out that wed be safer not caching encrypted IE pages, for instance; it listed. But its also interesting as a pointer to which programs are working on your hard drive, and what they might be doing. And perhaps best of all is the Search FileInspect button, which at a click will open a web page with more information on. The program will also point out which process is hogging the most resources, in each category, so if (say) your hard drive is thrashing then the culprit may be identified here. Although there are no guarantees: the information is displayed dynamically and theres no history. I can't say precisely what the breakdown between blocked URLs and blocked downloads was, but one way or another AVG protected against 73 percent of the sample, the same score Panda reached in this test. AVG TuneUp is a free Windows utility designed to clean up junk files on your PC and possibly increase system performance. Pros One-click maintenance: AVG PC TuneUp's initial setup is streamlined. There's really no room for error, since one-click optimization is the first option you. When installing a product from a security company we normally wonder how much its going to slow our PC down. But AVG want to show that it doesnt have to be that way. Though the maintenance feature is effective, we find it hard to justify the asking price, nor do we see the app's advantage over free products without the peace of mind. Bottom Line AVG PC TuneUp is a well-designed and effective tool that mostly accomplishes what. Right now it seems to rate rather too many programs as Unknown for this to be useful, though, even extremely well known programs like Skype, so we wouldnt rely on it too much.