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Ashampoo WinOptimizer Free

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Editors' Rating:
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
out of 8 votes out of 1 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.0
  • Total Downloads:
    47,346
  • Date Added:
    May 04, 2012
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    18.5MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    2
  • Platform:
    Windows

Editors' Review

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A decent system cleaner and optimizer can make a big difference in your PC's performance by tossing out junk files and tightening the Registry. A really good tool would also help you tune and tweak your system by disabling unnecessary features and settings. Ashampoo's WinOptimizer Free is one of the best such tools we've tried.

We started WinOptimizer with a Full Scan, which completed quickly. WinOptimizer made 15 recommendations over five categories, including three unnecessary startup entries in the StartUp-Tuner, seven superfluous system settings in the Tweaking tool, and 97MB of junk files flagged by the Drive Cleaner (a lot of space, even with today's drives). We reviewed each recommendation, which WinOptimizer explains in detail under each category, with the opportunity to deselect any item from the cleaning and optimizing process. We saw no red flags in WinOptimizer's selections, so we clicked Start Optimization. WinOptimizer tracked each process and marked its completion with a green check mark; the whole process took less than a minute. Having run the Full Scan and Optimization, we could run the Quick Scan for fast, regular touch-ups. But we could also run any of WinOptimizer's tools individually from the Modules tab, which groups the program's capabilities by need, such as Clean up system, Optimize performance, and Tune system settings. WinOptimizer's Backup feature lets you undo any critical changes that might affect your system's stability or security. The Favorites tab lets you select the tools you run most often for quick access. WinOptimizer's Scheduled Tasks tool programs the One-Click Optimizer and Hard Disk Defragmenter to run on a regular basis. An extensive Help file is available, too.

We've tried a lot of tools like Ashampoo WinOptimizer Free, and it stands among the best of them, not just because its cleaning tools and system tweaks proved safe and effective, but also because of the clear and extensive explanations the software offers at various steps. We were impressed with WinOptimizer's ability to wring further performance-enhancing tweaks from our test system. It's good to understand changes to your system before you make them, and Ashampoo WinOptimizer Free excels at providing them. Definitely recommended.

 
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3 stars

"Had a problem on 2nd use"

November 16, 2016  |  By howardferns

2016-11-16 15:39:06  |  By howardferns

 |  Version: Ashampoo WinOptimizer Free 1.0

Pros

It appeared to find junk that other similar apps have missed, and it found some unneccessary startup entries.

Cons

The installation added two shortcuts to my desktop, one for Winoptimizer and one for One-Click something or other. Why couldn't they be accessible from one shortcut and one UI? Anyway, they seemed to do different things so I let them be.
But the next time I tried to use the one-click thingy a big splash screen advertising Ashampoo Burning Studio 18 opened. I presume this was on top of the app but I'll never know because it was far too big for my 10.1 inch netbook screen and there was absolutely no way I could shrink it,hide it or turn it off. Nothing showed on Ctrl-Alt-Del and my only option was to do a Restart.
The next thing I did was to uninstall the software, partly because of the above annoyance and partly because although it seemed to have found some junk and optimized the machine I can't say I noticed any improvement in its performance. If in doubt leave it out, is my motto.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 1.0
General bugfixes
General
Publisher Ashampoo
Publisher web site http://www.ashampoo.com
Release Date November 06, 2015
Date Added May 04, 2012
Version 1.0
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory System Utilities
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP/Vista/7
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 18.5MB
File Name ashampoo_winoptimizer_free_21851.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 47,346
Downloads Last Week 2
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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