Ashampoo WinOptimizer 8

Ashampoo WinOptimizer 8

Average User Rating:
3.9
out of 1624 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    8.04
  • Total Downloads:
    4,599,100
  • Date Added:
    Apr. 08, 2011
  • Price:
    Free to try (40-day trial); $49.99 to buy (Buy it now)
  • File Size:
    32.89MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    269
  • Platform:
    Windows

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  • Current Version

    2.6

    out of 143 votes

    • 5 star 13
    • 4 star 35
    • 3 star 24
    • 2 star 18
    • 1 star 53
  • All Versions

    3.9

    out of 1624 votes

    • 5 star 713
    • 4 star 528
    • 3 star 140
    • 2 star 72
    • 1 star 171
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5 stars

"Simply perfect It actually does what it is supposed to!"

May 04, 2011  |  By dafreejohn

 |  Version: Ashampoo WinOptimizer 8 8.04

Pros

My laptop running on Vista normally took about four to five minutes to completely boot up, so I could surf, no matter what free program I tried. Now, with Ashampoo, it boots up in no more than a minute! I d/led the free trial and later purchased it.

Cons

None. I'm not a computer genius, I just wanted to turn on my computer and be able to be online or on Office, as quickly as possible, and this did it!

Summary

I've tried many registry repair, disk defragmenters, spy ware eliminators over the years and they end up slowing down my computer instead of speeding it up. This is the only program that actually got the job done. I'm really happy. The one click function is pretty convenient. I run the program every day before turning off my computer.
Bottom-line: My boot-up time (the time it takes for my computer to load up to be ready to go online,etc.) went from 4-5 minutes to a 1 minute max!
I love it!

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4 stars

"It's improved the performance of my 6 year old pc"

May 03, 2011  |  By dtremblay1949

 |  Version: Ashampoo WinOptimizer 8 8.04

Pros

Helps make my pc more efficient

Cons

it's the billing process - extra charges over and above cost of software. Usually you try before you buy but it seems that I'm having to pay for it over and again, even with a bundle.

Summary

I like what it does for my pc in particular. I just wish there was a better way to make you know what you're paying for before you decide to proceed. I am not too crazy about paying for something I don't need.

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4 stars

"so far seems to be superb"

May 02, 2011  |  By grandpe1

 |  Version: Ashampoo WinOptimizer 8 8.04

Pros

very fast does a great job

Cons

no weaknesses yet

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4 stars

"Only used the trial"

April 30, 2011  |  By dadgs

 |  Version: Ashampoo WinOptimizer 8 8.04

Pros

Like, it all optimization in one click

Cons

None so far

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3 stars

"It added stuff to my windows"

April 29, 2011  |  By tiredwaiting

 |  Version: Ashampoo WinOptimizer 8 8.04

Pros

Cheap and a little confusing to register

Cons

Added a popup window so everytime I looked at something on Ebay or any other internet site it would give a comparison price somewhere else.

Summary

I removed it and upgraded my internet security program.

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4 stars

"Great Program!"

April 29, 2011  |  By daniel.kuntz

 |  Version: Ashampoo WinOptimizer 8 8.04

Pros

There are tools in this program that I would never have thought existed. It keeps my computer running in great shape.

Cons

It is only a bit hard to navigate, but as with any program, once you get used to it, things run smoothly and predictably.

Summary

This is a program well worth the price. It is loaded with tools that will keep your computer from becoming obsolete as computers often do!

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2 stars

"Inconsistent interface, inconsistent performance."

April 27, 2011  |  By geonk

 |  Version: Ashampoo WinOptimizer 8 8.04

Pros

Has an impressive number of features and a well laid out interface (see Cons below). Allow for the adjustment of more configuration items than other computer optimization programs I've used.

Cons

An inconsistent interface (see below) makes it annoying to use. Some features are comprehensive, far more so than other software, while others feature are superficial, far less so than other software!

Summary

First off, I have a 1920x1200 screen. The inability to increase the font size, which is far too small to begin with, makes this very hard to use. In addition, the font chosen for the interface is terrible. I don't know if it's the font itself, or just poor ClearType settings, but it looks horrible.
Furthermore, UI itself is inconsistent. Some screens allow you to expand them, so that scroll boxes are easier to read, while others don't. There is NO reason for that inconsistency! While WinOptimizer allows you to configure a large number of system settings, more often than not it doesn't EXPLAIN those settings or, more importantly, what impact the different choices will have, either positive or negative. It's great that there are so many configuration choices, but not explaining them all in detail is inexcusable!
Finally, while the various features scan for ways to better optimize your system, some features find a lot more optimization settings than other software, while others find far less.

In then end, I have to say that this software shows great promise, but it is far too inconsistent for me to trust it with my system, while the user interface is far too inconsistent to make it easy to use!

I would expect that, by Version EIGHT, these inconsistencies would be a thing of the past!!

Updated on Apr 27, 2011

I wanted to add another issue with WinOptimizer. If you purchase this software, or any Ashampoo software, for that matter, they will hound you forevermore with email, trying to getting you to buy any other of their dozens of software titles! My suggestions is to unsubscribe to their advertisement emails immediately!

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4 stars

"excellent,concise,thorough especially removing IE trace"

April 26, 2011  |  By dmhernden60+

 |  Version: Ashampoo WinOptimizer 8 8.04

Pros

very thorough removing internet traces,cleaning register of dead ends,excellent collection of tools especially delete,windows tuner does a nice job reducing unnecessary startup programs.helps removes files that do not show up in add/rem programs

Cons

very powerfull. need to ecercise caution when deleting certain types of files.

Summary

excellent product and havn't had any problems or system anomalies. it finds and removes the thousands of temp internet files and pieces left on your computer. creates a register backup in case any problems do occur. collection of tools is very handy. used the tune up programs without a hitch. delete tool is especially handy removing files that do not show up in add/remove programs or that deny you access for removal. This program does not interfere with any program on my computer as most utilities tend to. bottom line powerfull,unobtrusive, and thorough

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5 stars

"simple and effective"

April 20, 2011  |  By ermete22

 |  Version: Ashampoo WinOptimizer 8 8.04

Pros

If you do not want to become an expert in the gigantically complex Microsoft Operational Systems as you use to cemputer to do something else (writing books e.g.), that's exactly what you need.

Cons

You don't have a lot of control on what the program will do once you stated it. Until now it has worked efficiently but I am aware that some risk exists.

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1 stars

"Waste Of Money"

April 20, 2011  |  By chucktaylor333

 |  Version: Ashampoo WinOptimizer 8 8.04

Pros

It only cost $2 with a cnet offer

Cons

Can do everything it does and more with free software

Summary

Annoying emails from ashampo, not to mention there customer database was hacked! Save your money, stay away.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 8.04
  • Improved Drive Cleaner algorithm.
  • Improved performance and stability.
  • Added new language files.
  • Fixed some minor problems.
  • General
    Publisher Ashampoo
    Publisher web site http://www.ashampoo.com
    Release Date April 08, 2011
    Date Added April 08, 2011
    Version 8.04
    Category
    Category Utilities & Operating Systems
    Subcategory System Utilities
    Operating Systems
    Operating Systems Windows 7, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows
    Additional Requirements None
    Download Information
    File Size 32.89MB
    File Name ashampoo_winoptimizer_11_e11.00.41_sm.exe
    Popularity
    Total Downloads 4,599,100
    Downloads Last Week 269
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    License Model Free to try
    Limitations 40-day trial
    Price $49.99

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