What is uxtuneup.dll?

The genuine uxtuneup.dll file is a software component of TuneUp Theme Extension (UxTuneUp) by TuneUp Software.
TuneUp is a leading provider of intelligent software tools that allow users to fine-tune their operating systems and programs for optimum performance. TuneUp Utilities protects users from PC problems, while increasing PC performance and security. AVG Technologies acquired TuneUp in August 2011 as they share a common mission - to remove some of the headaches of digital life and enable digital worlds to become simpler to navigate and easier to secure.

UxTuneUp stands for Utility Extension TuneUp Theme

Uxtuneup.dll is a Windows DLL file. DLL is the abbreviation for Dynamic Link Library. DLL files are needed by programs or web browser extensions, because they contain program code, data, and resources. The following information can help you determine if uxtuneup.dll is a Windows system file or if it belongs to an application that you can trust.

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Uxtuneup.dll file information

The process known as TuneUp Theme Extension or AVG Theme Extension or TuneUp Designerweiterung

belongs to software TuneUp Theme Extension (UxTuneUp) or AVG Theme Extension (UxTuneUp) or TuneUp Design Expansion (UxTuneUp) or TuneUp Utilities (version 2011) or TuneUp Extension de thème (UxTuneUp)

by TuneUp Software ( or TuneUp Software GmbH ( or AVG ( or AVG Technologies (

Description: Uxtuneup.dll is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. Uxtuneup.dll is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 30,024 bytes (16% of all occurrences), 29,504 bytes and 22 more variants. 
The service can be started or stopped from Services in the Control Panel or by other programs. The program is not visible. The uxtuneup.dll file is a Verisign signed file. Uxtuneup.dll is certified by a trustworthy company. Uxtuneup.dll is not a Windows system file. Uxtuneup.dll is able to manipulate other programs and monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 10% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: You can do the following:

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Important: Some malware disguises itself as uxtuneup.dll, particularly when not located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the uxtuneup.dll 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

Belongs to TuneUp
It's for the AVG tune up/performance tool I think.
  Cyrill Largeocre  

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

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Best practices for resolving uxtuneup issues

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