Ashampoo WinOptimizer Free

Ashampoo WinOptimizer Free

Download Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
3.3
out of 7 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.0
  • Total Downloads:
    45,531
  • Date Added:
    May 04, 2012
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    18.49MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    73
  • 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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User Reviews
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1 stars

"Fraudulent Claims = Fraudulent Company"

April 29, 2015  |  By ganerd

 |  Version: Ashampoo WinOptimizer FREE 1.0.0

Pros

Easy to download and install. Big CLAIMS, like candy tempting a child :(

Cons

ADVERTISED as FREE yet behaved as trial version.
CLAIMS; WinOptimizer more UNOptimizer
Name should be changed to WinCrasher

Summary

A person or company is ONLY as good as their word. SO, if they will lie about ONE thing they will lie about ANYTHING! That eaves me wondering just WHAT damage, spy-ware or virus have they left in my system?

ABSOLUTELY cannot understand how CNET could rate these so height!! Reviews must now be bought off :(

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2 stars

"worked somewhat"

January 10, 2013  |  By salazarjohn

 |  Version: Ashampoo WinOptimizer FREE 1.0.0

Pros

found alot of un-needed files
was quick and easy to use
simple 1 button scan and fix

Cons

left a TON of registry errors
left a ton of security problems

Summary

I have been using Advanced system care AND glary utilities for several years. I run ASC first then when its done I run Glary just to make sure everything is taken care of. I wanted to see if something better was out there. This found a bunch of problems and found 2gb worth of un-needed files. UNFORTUNATELY Advanced System care found a ridiculously large amount of problems directly after running Ashampoo.

I'm going to keep it for a few weeks but my initial impression is that the two programs that I have been using for years are still the best combination for cleaning up and speeding up a computer.

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5 stars

"Fantastic!"

June 02, 2012  |  By midnightbirdgirl

 |  Version: Ashampoo WinOptimizer FREE 1.0.0

Pros

Does more than what you think a free program will. VERY easy to use!

Cons

No problems so far.

Summary

Could not use wireless on my laptop for days. Tried everything Microsoft Website said to do---NOTHING worked. Also, windows troubleshooter was not working. Not only did it fix those two things, but it cleaned up lots of other issues. Now my computer is acting perfect.
I liked it so much I downloaded it on my 7 y/o PC as well. Now, it is working GREAT!

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5 stars

"Optimizes ie, harddrive, and regeistry in one click."

October 18, 2010  |  By Dragon46

 |  Version: Ashampoo WinOptimizer 4 Free 4.54

Pros

I've used this product for some time, It's great recommend it to all family and friends.

Cons

Haven't found any!

Summary

Would recommend this product to anyone.

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4 stars

"Extremely Useful Tool"

June 20, 2010  |  By AncientTyke

 |  Version: Ashampoo WinOptimizer 4 Free 4.54

Pros

Speedy and efficient, meets all my system cleaning requirements.
Easy to navigate and operate the modules.

Cons

No serious defects.

Summary

Had successfully used a much earlier hard copy version of WinOptimizer for several years, but required something VISTA compatible, this new version met all my requirements.
The additional tools, File Encrypter, File Wiper, System Benchmark Check and Defragmenter are welcome, useful and easy to operate.
Some registry files are not removed with Registry Cleaner, this is prob due to my reluctance, through lack of expertise, to alter default settings.
The Disc Cleaner does not remove the Recent Shortcuts, but this is a minor problem. Overall excellent software.

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4 stars

"excellent free program"

January 11, 2010  |  By gregdecarlo

 |  Version: Ashampoo WinOptimizer 4 Free 4.54

Pros

gives all the basic items to improve the speed of your cpu, helps you delete uneccesary files from internet and computer. a great starter optimizer for windows 2000 to windows7. easy to use and basic for everyone.

Cons

none really for me

Summary

lots of features to optimize your computer! you can upgrade to WinOptimizer 5 or 6 if want extra features like colors and a few more! But great 1st starter for all ages to help improve and keep cpu in Optimised Performance!

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2 stars

"Fair product"

October 20, 2009  |  By bartonsteven

 |  Version: Ashampoo WinOptimizer 4 Free 4.54

Pros

Well displayed laytou

Cons

Did not improve system performance, use with caution

Summary

would not recommend

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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher Ashampoo
Publisher web site http://www.ashampoo.com
Release Date May 04, 2012
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 18.49MB
File Name ashampoo_winoptimizer_free_1.0.0_sm.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 45,531
Downloads Last Week 73
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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