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Ashampoo Magical Optimizer

CNET Editors' review

It requires very little skill to use this system cleanup tool, but that's not necessarily a good thing when you're dealing with the Registry. Ashampoo Magical Optimizer is so easy to use because it removes most of the control from the user.

The colorful interface gives you the option of automatic or manual optimization. What you won't find is a way to back up your files beforehand. This safety net is a standard feature for most Registry cleaners, and one we want in place before any files get deleted. You can select the kinds of files you want to include in the scanning process, but from there the program scans and deletes on its own. You can't retrieve files the program accidentally picks up, and with no backup, you may be in for an unpleasant surprise the next time you try to run the program needing that file. We didn't experience any problems as we put the program through its paces, and it was fast to scan and delete files, but we were nervous about leaving everything up to the program to decide.

Ashampoo Magical Optimizer comes with a 10-day trial period that can be extended to 40 days if you're willing to give them your e-mail address. While we're all for simplicity, we prefer a Registry tool that gives users more say in the process, and we're reluctant to recommend a program without basic safeguards in place.

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All User Reviews
  • All versions:

    3.6 stars

    out of 23 votes

    • 5 star: 9
    • 4 star: 4
    • 3 star: 4
    • 2 star: 3
    • 1 star: 3
  • Current version:

    3.1 stars

    out of 7 votes

    • 5 star: 2
    • 4 star: 1
    • 3 star: 1
    • 2 star: 2
    • 1 star: 1
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  • 5.0 stars

    "You avoid to waste time to understand the terrible o.s."

    April 20, 2011  |   By ermete22

    Version: Ashampoo Magical Optimizer 1.22

    Pros

    It works well. OK: maybe you take some risk as the control on what it cancells is rather loose. But if you need the computer to do other activities that mantaining its system, this software is perfect.

    Cons

    Every time it starts you hope your computer will not stop woking, but it's much better than wasting your time to study the demential complications of Microsoft O.S. (my is W7 (64)

    Summary

    FOR PEOPLE USING PC TO DO SOMETHING DIFFERENT THAN UNDERSTANDING HOW AND WHY IT WORKS

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  • 2.0 stars

    "Not my cup of tea !"

    April 7, 2011  |   By jim_zaker

    Version: Ashampoo Magical Optimizer 1.22

    Pros

    I did not give it a chance to see the pros.

    Cons

    I was not aware that it did its work automatically!
    I stopped the program as soon as I noticed it
    was running wild !

    Summary

    Perhaps I should have read the editors review more thoroughly,
    or the fact that it runs automatically as soon as its started.
    I did not like this program.

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  • 3.0 stars

    "Very aggressive program, is doing something??"

    November 27, 2010  |   By jrrobert

    Version: Ashampoo Magical Optimizer 1.22

    Pros

    simple, and fast

    Cons

    I do not know what was deleted

    Summary

    I would like it because is small but is very hard to say if is effective

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Very good product for a "basic" improvement of pictures"

    October 17, 2010  |   By LochAssynt

    Version: Ashampoo Magical Optimizer 1.22

    Pros

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    Cons

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  • 2.0 stars

    "I dont see that it do"

    May 17, 2010  |   By chapo6

    Version: Ashampoo Magical Optimizer 1.22

    Pros

    Quickly and all automatic (Dont like this)

    Cons

    no detail , no control

    Summary

    sigo probando

    Updated on May 17, 2010

    sigo probando

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  • 5.0 stars

    ""A Great bit of kit""

    July 26, 2009  |   By cfsimmons

    Version: Ashampoo Magical Optimizer 1.22

    Pros

    small size, just let it run, does everything for you, clears everything, COOL!!

    Cons

    none at all the software is great from www.Ashampoo.com

    Summary

    I got myself a few programes from www.Ashampoo.com because you know your going to get something good, and this is. thankyou ASHAMPOO!

    I Bought myself..


    1, Ashampoo FireWall FREE - cool
    2, Ashampoo StartUp Tuner 2
    3, Ashampoo AntiSpyWare 2
    4, Ashampoo Magical Defrag 2
    5, Ashampoo Magical Optimization
    6, Ashampoo Magical Security 2
    7, Ashampoo ClipFisher

    I got all these at a special price because ive bought something from them before, so they give you like 50% off some stuff, just go into you MyAshampoo, and keep clicking refesh on your IE, for some great prices. i did and got all these CHEAP.

    I be back soon doinf som more reviews, laters from Chris in Doncaster UK

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  • 1.0 stars

    "messed me up"

    February 28, 2009  |   By castella56

    Version: Ashampoo Magical Optimizer 1.22

    Pros

    LOOKED like it would be good

    Cons

    in one swift click it messed up my computer and website accesses, no chance to realize before it was too late.
    Uninstalled it immediately.

    Summary

    many other programs do these functions well. Stay clear of this one.

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