About us

TuneUp is the 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 the performance and security of their computer.

This strong customer-centred approach and high level of attention to detail in product and service delivery has led to the acquisition of TuneUp by AVG Technologies.

AVG Technologies acquired TuneUp in August 2011 because it believes that they share a common mission - to remove some of the headaches of digital life and make our digital worlds simpler to navigate, easier to secure, and more enjoyable to live.

Adding the feedback from AVG’s 150+ million strong community to TuneUp’s 15 years of experience, will ensure that together, AVG Technologies & TuneUp continue to evolve to meet the needs of customers who go online.

History

TuneUp Software was founded with the vision of developing innovative software for sophisticated users that would set a new standard for security and user-friendliness in the utility software segment.

Year

Event

1996

Start of development for TuneUp 97, one of the first German-language tuning tools for Windows

1997

Founding of TuneUp Software GmbH by Tibor Schiemann and Christoph Laumann. Sales of product keys for the TuneUp 97 software

1998

TuneUp 97 is sold on the retail market in Germany, Austria and Switzerland

2002

The company headquarters move to Darmstadt

2003

TuneUp Utilities 2004 is released in German, English and French

2005

TuneUp Utilities 2006 is released in German, English, French and Dutch

2006

TuneUp Utilities 2006 is sold on the Spanish retail market

2007

TuneUp enters the British and the French retail market

2007

Spin-off of sales, marketing and public relations to TuneUp Distribution GmbH

2008

Market entrance in Italy, Poland and South Africa

2009

Market entrance in Canada, Australia, Belgium, Luxemburg, South America, Portugal and the United States

2010

Software localization into further languages and international expansion including Asia, among others

2010

TuneUp establishes TuneUp Corporation, headquartered in Miami, Florida, to serve the North American market

2011

TuneUp is acquired by AVG Technologies

Company information

International press


Positive reviews in the international press attest to the success of our product. Here are a few excerpts from the numerous awards that our products have been given since TuneUp was founded: