Solved How to update tune up definitions.

May 11, 2014 at 12:32:20
Specs: Windows Vista
I keep getting a notice that my tune-up definitions are out of date. How do I solve this problem? I'm 75 yrs. old and still in the learning process. HELP!!!! lol

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May 11, 2014 at 15:02:20
It is almost certainly something you have downloaded. I don't know of any tune-up application that requires definition updates. There only definitions that need regular up-dates are anti-virus definitions. Dell certainly don't provide tune-up definitions.

There are a lot of scammers out there trying to sell the unwary applications that they claim will manically tune up your computer and make it go faster. They are, without exception, a total waste of time. Computers are so complicated and varied they need the abstract reasoning of a human mind to get the best out of them. Mere logic as provided by a computer programme will not do it.

This Application isn't called System Mechanic by any chance. If so I hope you didn't pay good money for it.

Stuart

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May 11, 2014 at 14:15:42
Because you have some Tune Up program on there. If it is not something you have downloaded then it might be something that was pre-installed on the computer. It's unlikely to be very important.

Let us know your computer make and model number.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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May 11, 2014 at 14:27:31
My computer is Dell Dimensions E521. Windows Vista 7

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May 11, 2014 at 14:40:06
Unfortunately I don't know that computer. It does seem as if there might be a tune-up facility built in. Mostly there is an icon for those sort of things at the bottom right near the clock. If you can find it there will be a means provided to update it if you click around.

Otherwise, keep watching on here as someone else might recognise it.

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I'm assuming it is not something you downloaded because there are programs available with that name. I don't usually bother with them.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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May 11, 2014 at 15:02:20
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It is almost certainly something you have downloaded. I don't know of any tune-up application that requires definition updates. There only definitions that need regular up-dates are anti-virus definitions. Dell certainly don't provide tune-up definitions.

There are a lot of scammers out there trying to sell the unwary applications that they claim will manically tune up your computer and make it go faster. They are, without exception, a total waste of time. Computers are so complicated and varied they need the abstract reasoning of a human mind to get the best out of them. Mere logic as provided by a computer programme will not do it.

This Application isn't called System Mechanic by any chance. If so I hope you didn't pay good money for it.

Stuart

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May 11, 2014 at 15:12:25
Yes, true, "definition updates" does sound a bit odd.

Go to "Control Panel > Programs and Features" and see if Tune Up is mentioned on the list. If so the best bet is to uninstall it from the same place.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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#6
May 11, 2014 at 21:22:51
"manically" ??

:-)

-- Jeff, in Minneapolis


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May 12, 2014 at 00:18:26
"I keep getting a notice that my tune-up definitions are out of date"

Lets have a look at what is running on the comp. Hopefully you can work this out.

Download OTL, save & run from your Desktop.
http://oldtimer.geekstogo.com/OTL.exe
Double click the OTL icon to start the tool. (Note: If you are running on Vista or Windows 7 accept UAC alert)
1: When the window appears, underneath Output at the top, make sure Standard output is selected.
2: Select Scan all users
3: Change Drivers to All
4: Under the Extra Registry section, check Use SafeList
5: In the lower right corner, checkmark "LOP Check" and checkmark "Purity Check".
6: Click Run Scan and let the program run uninterrupted.
Screenshots ( SS ) of 1 - 6
http://i.imgur.com/rvTDUlL.gif
When the scan is complete, two text files will be created on your Desktop
OTL.Txt <- this one will be opened
Extras.txt <- this one will be minimized

Upload the logs using this. I upload to Imgur.com for images & load.to for files ( neither need an account ) Give us the links please.

Image Uploader
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How to use for files.
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http://www.filedropper.com/index.php
http://www.wikisend.com/
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http://www.megafileupload.com/


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#8
May 12, 2014 at 04:33:57
"manically" ??

ma·ni·a·cal (mə-nī′ə-kəl) also ma·ni·ac (mā′nē-ăk′)
adj.
1. Suggestive of or afflicted with insanity: a maniacal frenzy.
2. Characterized by excessive enthusiasm or excitement: a maniacal interest in gambling

Wasn't what I intended but it will fit the bill just as well.

Stuart


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