How to speed up your PC in 3 steps

Is your PC suffering from old age? Is it taking a long time to boot? Are websites running slow and you can’t play games anymore?

AVG TuneUp can help speed up your PC.

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Sandro Villinger
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Download AVG TuneUp

Download, install, and get ready to tune up your PC.

AVG PC TuneUp Speed Up

Download AVG TuneUp here. Then click the downloaded file to install AVG PC TuneUp®.

After launching PC TuneUp, you will be greeted by the welcome screen. You can skip the scan to get to the main dashboard.

Once there, click on the Speed Up tile to start speeding up your PC.


Stop background programs

If your PC is constantly busy doing something even when you’re not, or you get lots of annoying balloon tips, then it’s time to put background programs on “standby” mode with Program Deactivator.

Click on Disable background programs and you’ll see a list of all installed programs, categorized by how much load they place on your PC. Turn off the ones you don’t use every day by flipping the switch.


TIP! When you want to use a program again all you need to do is launch it as you normally would to wake it up. It's that easy.


Program Deactivator

Turns off all the parts of a program that slow down your machine when it is not actively being used. The program will still work fine, it’s just in sleep mode.

Start your program as usual when you need to use it, and AVG PC TuneUp will instantly enable it on-the-fly!

PC TuneUp background programs, magnified detail


Unleash hidden Windows® power

Programs aren't the only things that can slow down your PC. Windows has many hidden parts that constantly beg for your PC’s precious resources. Using Turbo Mode can stop Windows features from slowing down your PC.

AVG PC TuneUp PC Mode screen

On the main dashboard, click on the Turbo Mode (gauge icon) button in the lower left corner.

You’ll be asked a few simple questions about what you want to turn off. You can also choose to set Turbo Mode on permanently, or only for when you need to squeeze out that extra bit of power.

TIP! If you don’t know what some of these features do, just hover over the individual icons for a detailed description.


Turbo Mode

Turns off more than 70 hard-to-find & often unneeded features in Windows® such as Media Player sharing, pen recognition, or remote assistance processes.

It’s simply the best tool for above-average performance when designing, video editing, gaming, or programming whether you use Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista, XP SP3.

And Boom! You’re done.

Your PC should already be running faster.

The results are in!

When we put AVG TuneUp hard to the test on both really old and brand-new machines, we were amazed at the results. Want to find out how these performance features were able to speed up browsing the web, playing games, watching movies or working with Office?

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