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Ashampoo WinOptimizer 14

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"Flawed software - even dangerous"

August 25, 2016  |  By Parpaluck

2016-08-25 09:15:03  |  By Parpaluck

 |  Version: Ashampoo WinOptimizer 14 14.0.2


Absolutely NONE!


I check a hard disk with the defragmenting utility in Windows 10 (64-bit). It reports the disk is 1% fragmented. I check the same disk in Ashampoo. It reports the disk is 12% fragmented.

I defragment the disk with Ashampoo Defrag3. It reports "Defragmenting finished" but it shows 11% fragmented. I refresh the drives and redo the defragmenting. At the end of the process, Ashampoo reports that the drive is 20% fragmented. That's insane!

2) Doing the cleanup operation on the start screen, I realize some important files are deleted. After the cleanup, Windows Defender asks to check my computer every time after I use Ashampoo to clean up! Ashampoo also changes the date in the folder of my Internet Favorites. It is one of the folders I always backup. That folder is always unnecessarily backed up after I do a cleanup in Ashampoo! Not good!


I use the paid version of Ashampoo Win Optimizer14. I sent several reports to the company. Once, they sent me a refund. Last time, two months ago, they acknowledged the flaws in the software were severe. The promised a fix - it has never come!

I will reiterate the comments of two other posters here, 'ganerd' and 'sinshenron':

"Fraudulent Claims = Fraudulent Company"

"Better of using a sledgehammer to optimize."

The devil is in the details. should test software thoroughly? a lot more thoroughly.

Updated on Aug 25, 2016

Windows, especially version 10 after 1511, has all necessary maintenance tools. They are built-in the operating system. It might take some tweaking for novices to find all the tools, all the time.

The alternative: third-party utilities. At best, such utilities are futile. At worst, ALL third-party utilities can be dangerous.

My verdict (and of most PC users'):
A PC user needs nothing more than Windows to take care of a Windows computer.

Ion Saliu
Issues Solved: Windows 10 Anniversary Update 2016 Version 1607
"A good man is an axiomatic man; an axiomatic man is a happy man. Be axiomatic!"

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Full Specifications

What's new in version 14.0.2
Version 14.0.2 may include unspecified updates, enhancements, or bug fixes.
Publisher Ashampoo
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Release Date July 13, 2016
Date Added July 19, 2016
Version 14.0.2
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory Maintenance & Optimization
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows Vista/7/8/10
Additional Requirements None
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File Size 27.15MB
File Name ashampoo_winoptimizer_14_e14.00.02_sm.exe
Total Downloads 4,616,081
Downloads Last Week 38
License Model Free to try
Limitations 40-day trial
Price $49.99

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