What is TuneUpUtilitiesService32.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 TuneUpUtilitiesService32.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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TuneUpUtilitiesService32.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with TuneUpUtilitiesService32
TuneUpUtilitiesService32.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as TuneUp Utilities Service or AVG PC TuneUp Service

belongs to software TuneUp Utilities (version 2011, 2014, 2013, 2012) or AVG PC TuneUp (version 2014, 2015) or AVG Netherlands B.V or AVG Protection

by TuneUp Software ( or AVG ( or AVG Technologies ( or AVG Technologies CZ, s.r.o (

Description: TuneUpUtilitiesService32.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. TuneUpUtilitiesService32.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files" or sometimes in a subfolder of C:\. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 1,724,192 bytes (6% of all occurrences), 1,527,104 bytes and 37 more variants. 
The program is not visible. The TuneUpUtilitiesService32.exe file is a Verisign signed file. TuneUpUtilitiesService32.exe is certified by a trustworthy company. It is not a Windows system file. TuneUpUtilitiesService32.exe is able to monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 16% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: You can use the software publisher's support site [1][2] or uninstall the associated program (Start > Control Panel > Uninstall a Program > TuneUp Utilities 2011 or TuneUp Utilities).

Recommended: Identify TuneUpUtilitiesService32.exe related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as TuneUpUtilitiesService32.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the TuneUpUtilitiesService32.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

This app does nothing except exist Delete it.
I found that the program was taking up 50% of my processor time , ALL the time. Other programs were painfully slow as a result, especially PhotoShop and MS Office 2010. Removed TuneUp and got my speed back.

Summary: Average user rating of TuneUpUtilitiesService32.exe: based on 5 votes with 2 user comments. 3 users think TuneUpUtilitiesService32.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous. One user thinks TuneUpUtilitiesService32.exe is dangerous and recommends removing it.

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Best practices for resolving TuneUpUtilitiesService32 issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with TuneUpUtilitiesService32. 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 TuneUpUtilitiesService32.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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