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's extensive pool of knowledge about Windows optimization is the basis for Ashampoo WinOptimizer. The program is designed to enable both novice and advanced users to cleanse and optimize their Windows system and adapt it to their own needs. Easy-to-use menus present the individual modules of Ashampoo WinOptimizer and make it possible to measure system performance, deactivate annoying autostart entries, or delete unnecessary files, all with a mouse click.
Version 6 adds a new predictive disk defragmenter, a new anti-spy module, a new favorites tab, and other bug fixes.
What's new in this version:
Version 6 adds a new predictive disk defragmenter, a new 'anti-spy' module, a new favorites tab, and fixes numerous bugs.