tune up utility

Hi

I'm using tune up utilitiy but it make my computer slow. I can not find the way to stop it to run in the background and turning it on only when I need it

Any sugestions?

Thanks  
speedtoflyAsked:
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Neil RussellTechnical Development LeadCommented:
Would be nice if told exactly WHAT it is your running.
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speedtoflyAuthor Commented:
The software "Tune up Utility"  it's suppose to fixe and optimize the computer but it is constantly running in the background making the computer slow.

I'm using windows XP


Any idea how can I turn this software on and off just when need it

Thanks
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liquidcherryCommented:
It's in the settings of the program somewhere,look for something like"run in background" or similar and turn it off.

Cheers

Liquid
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edbedbCommented:
Check your Programs>Startup folder. If it's in there, just drag it to the desktop and open it when you need it.
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speedtoflyAuthor Commented:
well no "run in the background"nothing in the startup folder...
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liquidcherryCommented:
open msconfig and look if-it-is-enabled as service, if yes disable it and restart

cheeers


liquid
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edbedbCommented:
In that case I would remove it entirely and use CCleaner to maintain your PC. It has all the tools needed to do the optimizations that are worth doing.
http://www.piriform.com/ccleaner
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VoidenCommented:
My best advice would be to uninstall it, and find something better, unless you've paid for it ofcourse.

But, since that's not your question..

If there's truly no option in the program to keep it from running in the background, then there are a couple of solutions I would suggest.

1. The first:

CTRL+ALT+Delete to Joblist. Find the programs .exe file and click "Close processtree" (or something similar, I'm not using an english client) or just "Close process".

2. The second

is to open "Run" (or press WindowsButton + R) and type Msconfig.
Under the tab 'Start' you should be able to uncheck the program you're using.

3. The third

If, for some reason you can't disable your program from running, then you might need to start your computer in Safe Mode, and repeat Step 1 and/or 2 there.
How to boot in Safe Mode - Win XP

Step 2 will not quit the program from running in your current session, but it should make it so it won't start up the next time you start your computer.

I hope this will help you.
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Guillermo FeijóoSystems administratorCommented:
There are three probably things that are making yor PC go slow:

First, the "one click" optimization utility. You can try scheduling it always at the same hour, (an hour in wich you think wont affect the user, for instance, eating time).

Second, the RAM optimization utility. Try disabling it if it is enabled.

Third, try enabling the turbo feature.
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speedtoflyAuthor Commented:
So far I found one way to stop the program:
Control panel-----> Administrative tools -----> services ----> Tune up utility

I can stop it from there but it restart on his own every time I restart the computer
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Guillermo FeijóoSystems administratorCommented:
I´m sorry:

   You want it working properly or just installed but not running?

If is the second one, identify the services in execution while is running and set all of them to manual start up. as someone tolds, disable the program from msconfig to avoid auto start.
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speedtoflyAuthor Commented:
I want to be able to start it and stop it as I need.
I don't want the program to run constantly in the background

it's not in auto start in msconfig
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Guillermo FeijóoSystems administratorCommented:
Then i would navigate to where the program is installed, identify each utility executable and then launch the
only ones you want to run. when finished, if they dont do itself, kill them from task manager.(you can also do it via script to automatize the process)

What kind of maintenance do you want? There are many utilities in this software, (registry defrag, regisitry repair, hard drive defrag, hard drive repair...)

Do you want all of them running or just some of them?
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☠ MASQ ☠Commented:
If you want to do this go back to services (or type services.msc into the run box).  Double-click and set the Tune-Up service to start-up type "Disabled" .  Then when you want the background service on again go back and set it to "Manual" and start it.  Personally I wouldn't use Tune-up or leave it running as a service in any circumstance.
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pallab_sonaiCommented:
It keeps running in the background to perform live optimization.
See: http://bit.ly/efzihn
Annoyingly enough, TuneUp doesn't provide any option to disable the taskbar agent. Disabling TuneUp services on the other hand will make certain functionalities (especially scheduled operations) stop working. I would say, just disable the the two Live Optimization related options (Improve response rate, and speedup startup time of programs). These two settings can adversely impact performance on some occasions.
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Guillermo FeijóoSystems administratorCommented:
Hard to manage that software...

I´m sorry but there is something i still dont understand.

Why do you want the live optimization process running only for a specific time? As it is a live optimization, i think is useless if is not running all the time.

If you want only a quick optimization when you need it, i would use the "one click optimization" tool, wich I think would be better for your purposes.

i´m not sure now and won´t be able to check it untill the afternoon, but I think this one is a separate process that would be easier to manage as you want.
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speedtoflyAuthor Commented:
Hi

Thanks you all for the try but I finally remove the software. It was making my computer running to slow by constantly running in the  background

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