Keeping your PC running like a champ requires a bit of maintenance now and again. For your money, you could do much worse than Ashampoo WinOptimizer, a clean, fast, and professional-looking application with a robust tool set.
The fastest route to optimization is from the One-Click Optimization feature, accessible from your desktop or from a tab on the program interface. The second fastest lets you run a quick or a full scan from the Overview tab. Either option starts diagnosing your system using common, customizable settings. For spot-checking or to oversee your own changes, you can click the Modules tab within the application and hand pick among the 21 included tools grouped smartly into six categories.
In addition to a laundry list of system tweaks you can manually or automatically configure, WinOptimizer backs up your registry so you can undo critical mistakes. New to version 6, it also stores a list of most-often used tools alongside some decent stats on your use of each module. Best of all, each tool in our tests ran quickly, smoothly and effectively without disrupting overall performance. Novices will appreciate the ease of use while pro users will find plenty of ways to get their hands dirty.
Ashampoo WinOptimizer 7 is designed to enable both novice and advanced users to cleanse and optimize their Windows system and adapt it to their own needs. The tool feels equally at home optimizing the Windows XP and Vista operating systems as it does under Windows 7. The extremely easy-to-use menus present the individual modules of the program and make it possible to measure system performance, deactivate annoying auto start entries, or delete unnecessary files, all with a click of the mouse. The latest generation of Ashampoo WinOptimizer has a fresh look and feel that is inspired by the user interface of Windows 7. The all-in-one interface allows fast access to the integrated function groups. The innovative online rating system pools the knowledge of all Ashampoo WinOptimizer users and enables direct online updating and synchronization. You benefit twofold: from our wealth of experience and the experiences of the community. The real-time system analysis that updates automatically when the program starts identifies which system components are currently in use. Redundant files and registry entries are displayed for evaluation directly. Unnecessary services are also evaluated and appropriate decision support tools are provided. Customized suggestions are put forward on the basis of existing tweaks and settings.
What's new in this version:
Version 7.0 includes new all-in-one interface for intuitive operation and efficient workflow, automatic system analysis on start of the program, disk Doctor for hard drive maintenance, and other enhancements, additions, and bug fixes.