Ashampoo WinOptimizer 8

Ashampoo WinOptimizer 8

Average User Rating:
3.9
out of 1625 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    8.0
  • Total Downloads:
    4,600,712
  • Date Added:
    Mar. 30, 2011
  • Price:
    Free to try (40-day trial); $49.99 to buy (Buy it now)
  • File Size:
    40.78MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    301
  • Platform:
    Windows

Editors' Note: Free registration with the publisher extends the original 10-day trial for another 30 days.

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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    3.1

    out of 58 votes

    • 5 star 11
    • 4 star 19
    • 3 star 9
    • 2 star 4
    • 1 star 15
  • All Versions

    3.9

    out of 1625 votes

    • 5 star 713
    • 4 star 528
    • 3 star 140
    • 2 star 72
    • 1 star 172
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3 stars

"Does not work as advertised."

March 31, 2011  |  By good2go7

 |  Version: Ashampoo WinOptimizer 8 8.0

Pros

Installs quickly. Scans quickly.

Cons

Disk Doctor and Defrag DOES NOT work. When the button is pressed I receives message that the process is not started yet, license error=0, reason: isregistered=0, reason: daysleft=13. This is the message received March 31, 2011, 2 days after install.

Summary

I would not buy any version of this program in the future unless the vendor corrected the problems noted. I would not recommend ANY ONE purchase any version of this program either. I have notified the vendor two days ago (March 29, 2011) of the discrepancies noted above and have not received a response as of yet. The discrepancies noted are totally unacceptable in that when I purchased the program and installed it with the Registration Key provided I received a message that I had purchased and installed the FULL UNLIMITED VERSION. If that is the case ALL FUNCTIONS of the program SHOULD work as advertised.

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4 stars

"Excellent program"

April 01, 2011  |  By djdude1327

 |  Version: Ashampoo WinOptimizer 8 8.0

Pros

Easy to use, works well with Win 7 64bit. Covers many areas of the computer.

Cons

Not the easiest task to figure out how to enter the full version license key. The email instructions aren't clear enough...had to send three additional emails to finally get the clarified instructions.

Summary

Once the clarified instructions email was received and implemented, the license key inserted correctly and the program worked flawlessly.

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4 stars

"Sped up my machine noticeably"

April 01, 2011  |  By safriedel00

 |  Version: Ashampoo WinOptimizer 8 8.0

Pros

Ran quickly and when it was done my PC was noticeably faster.

Cons

Wiped out my "recent items" list.

Summary

I've tried other products like this in the past and none of them seemed to make the machine any faster. So for the low offer price I gave it a go and sure enough my PC is better.

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3 stars

"Not impressed with the annoying tool bar"

March 31, 2011  |  By grutz_nz

 |  Version: Ashampoo WinOptimizer 8 8.0

Pros

Only installed it for a few days. I've found that ccleaner has all the facilities that you need to keep your computer clean and it is freeware.

Cons

A very annoying tool bar that doesn't work very well. You cannot configure for your local weather/temperature. Also when I opened on of the TV stations it was so out of date...the news cast was late December 2010

Summary

Only paid a few dollars but still not worth it. Now that they have this stupid tool bar in their software, I will not be buying anymore of their products.

Updated on Mar 31, 2011

Shame on your cNet for promoting this terrible software. I will be a lot more suspicious of you now.

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1 stars

"Uninstalled before really using after realizing scam"

March 31, 2011  |  By Erkanurken

 |  Version: Ashampoo WinOptimizer 8 8.0

Pros

who knows?

Cons

paying for a tial? that was a first! and a last!

Summary

I will never trust cnhet again. I should have known it was too good to be true but I believed it was something cnet may have done for its subscribers. After realizing I paid for a trial -who else does that? no reputable company i ever heard of!- I looked at the ad again. If it is stated there I sure don't see it. I buy a lot of software omline and I have never paid for a trial period. This was a first and last. cnet has been maked as SPAM and everything from them gets trashed from now on.

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4 stars

"Seems to be efficient and effective!"

March 31, 2011  |  By Thomas R. Packer

 |  Version: Ashampoo WinOptimizer 8 8.0

Pros

It has cleaned quite a bit of garbage from my system.

Cons

Still Evaluation

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4 stars

"Great for the Price"

March 31, 2011  |  By melcarek69

 |  Version: Ashampoo WinOptimizer 8 8.0

Pros

Easy to use and offers suggestions on many of the various parts.

Cons

Only used once so far but so far so good.

Summary

For the rock bottom price WinOptimizer8 can't be beat. But that's after a first use and restart. Maybe add more as time goes on.

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5 stars

"Easy to use with awesome results."

March 31, 2011  |  By gdmurphy

 |  Version: Ashampoo WinOptimizer 8 8.0

Pros

It's all good.

Cons

None yet.

Summary

Great product.

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1 stars

"Not Worth $2.99 Let Alone $49.99"

March 31, 2011  |  By chucktaylor333

 |  Version: Ashampoo WinOptimizer 8 8.0

Pros

Looks Nice

Cons

Noticed no advantage with it. Same things can be done with freeware eg. Ccleaner, Smart Defrag

Summary

Do not buy at any price.

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3 stars

"Experience so far, is positive."

March 31, 2011  |  By dibud

 |  Version: Ashampoo WinOptimizer 8 8.0

Pros

Easy to use

Cons

Non yet, with two uses.

Summary

Will continue to gain experience.

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1 stars

"Stay away from this one, unless you like spam."

March 31, 2011  |  By xxcourse

 |  Version: Ashampoo WinOptimizer 8 8.0

Pros

It seems to do the work it claims to. Maybe a slight increase in speed. Did not attempt to verify that all the stuff it claimed to find was there or just a decoy. Other scanners did not find as much. Tough to believe the difference.

Cons

All of the negatives in the other reviews were accurate. Particularly annoying are the changes to youir computer, even after specifying not to make the additions.

Summary

If you like getting loads of spam, use this program. I rarely get spam, but the day after using this program I started getting more spam than I normally would get in a month. Pretty clear this company and/or CNET is selling IDs to spammers.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 8.0
  • Tuning Assistant: Provides support during the selection of the most appropriate optimizations and the most suitable settings that can be applied to your system.
  • Live Tuner: Accelerates the start of applications and adjusts priorities for the best possible distribution of system resources.
  • Interface: Provides continuously improved and new functions within all modules as well as access with just a few mouse clicks.
  • Backup Management: For a clear organization of your backups and reports in the look and feel of our modules.
  • Registry Cleaner: Includes new categories on the basis of new algorithms and therefore achieves higher effectiveness at an increased speed.
  • Drive Cleaner: Was updated with the latest formats and applications, which might put additional strain on the system.
  • Internet Cleaner: Includes updated profiles of the most popular browsers plus support for Apple Safari and Google Chrome.
General
Publisher Ashampoo
Publisher web site http://www.ashampoo.com
Release Date March 30, 2011
Date Added March 30, 2011
Version 8.0
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory System Utilities
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows XP
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 40.78MB
File Name ashampoo_winoptimizer_11_e11.00.60_sm.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 4,600,712
Downloads Last Week 301
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations 40-day trial
Price $49.99

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