What is TuneUpUtilitiesApp32.exe?

The .exe extension on a filename indicates an executable file. Executable files may, in some cases, harm your computer. Therefore, please read below to decide for yourself whether the TuneUpUtilitiesApp32.exe on your computer is a Trojan that you should remove, or whether it is a file belonging to the Windows operating system or to a trusted application.

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TuneUpUtilitiesApp32.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with TuneUpUtilitiesApp32
TuneUpUtilitiesApp32.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as TuneUp Utilities or AVG PC TuneUp belongs to software TuneUp Utilities (version 2014, 2011, 2012, 2013) or AVG PC TuneUp (version 2015, 2014) or AVG Protection by TuneUp Software ( or AVG Technologies ( or AVG ( or AVG Technologies CZ, s.r.o (

Description: TuneUpUtilitiesApp32.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The TuneUpUtilitiesApp32.exe file is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 1,220,960 bytes (6% of all occurrences), 671,552 bytes and 37 more variants. 
The TuneUpUtilitiesApp32.exe file is a Verisign signed file. It is certified by a trustworthy company. TuneUpUtilitiesApp32.exe is not a Windows system file. The program is not visible. Therefore the technical security rating is 18% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: You might want to do the following:
  • ask for help from Support
  • uninstall the associated program (Start > Control Panel > Uninstall a Program > TuneUp Utilities 2013 or TuneUp Utilities 2011)

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If TuneUpUtilitiesApp32.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\Windows, the security rating is 52% dangerous. The file size is 9,540,608 bytes. It is an unknown file in the Windows folder. The program has no visible window. The file is not a Windows core file.

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as TuneUpUtilitiesApp32.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the TuneUpUtilitiesApp32.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.


User Comments

Clean the Windows
  P.Jaya Balan  
It is AVG Tuneup
TuneUpUtilitiesApp32.exe easily removed from the Avg Tuneup application 1) Avug Tuneup 2) all functions 3) Hard disk 4) Secure file deletion 5) ..... Eliminated!

Summary: Average user rating of TuneUpUtilitiesApp32.exe: based on 5 votes with 3 user comments. 3 users think TuneUpUtilitiesApp32.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous. One user thinks TuneUpUtilitiesApp32.exe is dangerous and recommends removing it.

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Best practices for resolving TuneUpUtilitiesApp32 issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with TuneUpUtilitiesApp32. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using 1cleanmgr and 2sfc /scannow, 3uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using 4msconfig) and enabling Windows' 5Automatic Update. Always remember to perform periodic backups, or at least to set restore points.

Should you experience an actual problem, try to recall the last thing you did, or the last thing you installed before the problem appeared for the first time. Use the 6resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off repairing of your installation or, for Windows 8 and later versions, executing the 7DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the TuneUpUtilitiesApp32.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: ASecurity Task Manager displays all running Windows tasks, including embedded hidden processes, such as keyboard and browser monitoring or Autostart entries. A unique security risk rating indicates the likelihood of the process being potential spyware, malware or a Trojan. BMalwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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