A staggering 65% of problems which a PC encounters (lockups, crashes, blue screens of death, computer is running slow, sluggish PC), whether in business or at home, are not caused by hardware problems, they are not caused by viruses, they are not caused by spyware — they are caused by background tasks belonging largely to legitimate and well-known software you use every day! For example: perhaps you have a laptop which works wirelessly in your home with no problems whatsoever. However, when you take it on your travels you are unable to connect to any wireless network.
The Ultimate Troubleshooter offers full-fledged diagnosis of system processes, evaluating each one and tagging those that are suspect or known to be troublesome. It will help rid your system of malware, clashing processes, and processes that slow your system down. It provides detailed advice and simple tools to ensure system stability. It is indispensable for those who require absolute stability on their systems.
You’re frustrated, you’ve asked a friend to help, you’ve been to the PC repair store — and still no joy — you can use wireless only in your own home !! This is where The Ultimate Troubleshooter (TUT) comes in : load it, and immediately it identifies for you the background task which is causing this nightmare. And the irony : the wireless router installation CD sent to you by your Internet Service Provider installed that task, and, naturally, you never suspected it might be the cause of all your problems. This is just one of the many benefits which have made The Ultimate Troubleshooter (TUT) the PC Tuning and PC Troubleshooting tool of choice for Home Users, Small Businesses, and IT Specialists and Large Corporations alike. TUT is PC healthcare, PC repair, PC tuning, and PC maintenance in Plain English.
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You can find all the above in our Libraries of Answers That Work to help you fix computer problems, speed up slow PCs, disable or remove unwanted background programs, fix computer errors, and tune up your PC. Also, through two decades of providing first class expert IT support, we have developed the award winning The Ultimate Troubleshooter PC Tuning, Task Manager Replacement, PC Optimizing, and PC Troubleshooting program.
What’s new in The Ultimate Troubleshooter :
After five months of testing we finally released TUT v4 (The Ultimate Troubleshooter v4), the next generation. We hope you will like it as much as we like it ourselves and that you will continue to enjoy the best PC tune-up and PC troubleshooting utility around.
Faster start-up time
TUT now starts up faster — 4 to 15 seconds, depending on the PC it is running on, compared to 30 to 60 seconds with version 3.
TUT now displays more information on the screen, yet the presentation is a lot spacier than it used to be, and we use bigger display fonts too.
Popup Help everywhere
Hover the mouse on most parts of the screen and TUT now has popup help.
TUT now shows your running tasks in real-time
The Ultimate Troubleshooter now shows your running tasks in real time. In the previous version of TUT, if you opened a program while TUT was open, TUT would not show the new program until you pressed the REFRESH toolbar button. This has now changed completely. The Tasks tab now operate in real-time. By default it will refresh the display every 10 seconds. You can quicken this refresh frequency to 3 seconds, or actual real-time (less than 1 second), or you can slow it down to 20 seconds. You will find the option under the “View Task Refresh Rate” or “Tools Preferences” menus.
Don’t like the green popup help depicted in the screenshots above ? No problem — change it through the “Tools Preferences” menu. There is also a choice of 5 colours for the highlight bar on the Tasks, Services, and Startups screens.
Real-time utilization graphs
In addition to the constantly updated memory and CPU utilization for each individual task shown on the Tasks screen, TUT now also has two graphs permanently visible at the top of the screen which show a constantly updated view of the CPU utilization (processor utilization) and memory utilization of your PC, thereby enabling you to accurately monitor the performance and health of your PC.
TUT shows program icons
TUT now shows program icons next to each task, service, or startup so that the experienced or regular TUT users can visually instantly recognize a task, service, or startup without needing to first read our write-up about it.
Display filtering options
You can filter the display of Tasks, Services, and Startups on the Manufacturer or Status columns so that, for example, you can choose to display only Microsoft Tasks, or display only Tasks with a Not OK status, etc..
TUT is strong on services too
TUT 3 was weak on SVCHOST hosted services. TUT 4 is now strong on SVCHOST hosted services and as a result provides a lot more scope for fine tuning and improving the performance of your PC thanks to our world renowned descriptions, explanations, and recommendations.
TUT can now remove services
TUT can now remove Windows services from the Services tab. Many users find themselves having uninstalled software they no longer want but with the uninstall program having left obsolete services behind. While TUT users have had the ability to disable services for a long time, being able to remove a service when you know that the software which owns it is no longer on your PC, is even better. With TUT 4 you can now remedy the situation with the Delete Service right-click menu option. Note that TUT will take you through 3 confirmation screens before allowing you to delete a service (remove the service), and there are specific Windows core services which it will never allow you to delete.
Ability to “suspend” a task
You can now suspend tasks. This is a very valuable feature. If you suspect an unusual process to be the cause for your slow downs, but you are not sure, you can suspend a process rather than terminate it outright, then observe the TUT CPU and Memory graphs. If they show the performance getting better, then you can go ahead and terminate the task outright (if you think it’s a nasty) or investigate why it is consuming so much of your resources. If there is no change in performance, then you can simply resume the task and check another possible culprit.
More comprehensive Log
TUT logs all changes you make to your PC setup and configuration, as well as specific actions such as terminating a task, running Housekeeping, etc… We have now made the logs even more comprehensive with fuller details. You can access the TUT log through the “View Log of changes you made with TUT” menu option.
A completely redesigned SYSTEM INFO tab
The System Info tab, previously called the Hardware tab, has been completely redesigned and now sports an amazing wealth of information, particularly in respect to the new Network Connections section as well as the much enhanced TCP/IP Ports and Connections section where Technically Advanced Users you can see which programs open which ports and where you can cross-reference the programs back to the Tasks tab. Check it all out for yourself.
Note: Run As Admin and once the program starts…hit the “Refresh” button to display Tasks and Services.