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Ashampoo WinOptimizer

CNET Editors' review

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.

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    • 4 star: 1
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  • 1.0 stars

    "Don't do it!"

    February 24, 2011  |   By orcaspainting1

    Version: Ashampoo WinOptimizer 6

    Pros

    Got it for free

    Cons

    Severely slowed down my computer and made it so some programs including web browsers no longer function. I am searching for a customer service number so they can help me undo whatever this product did to my pc.

    Summary

    Try something else.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "So far so good, it works as advertised."

    January 3, 2009  |   By daniel602602

    Version: Ashampoo WinOptimizer 6

    Pros

    WinOptimizer cleaned my registry, defragged my hard drive and sped up my sluggish system like no other program. Other programs I've used in the passed produced similiar results, but came with negative side effects, not so with WinOptimizer.

    Cons

    The price is high, but I received a email discount of 55% from Ashampoo, which I plan on using, a better then 50% discount works for me!

    Summary

    I'm about to purchase Ashampoo WinOptimizer because it sped up my sluggish computer system without any negative side effects and Ashampoo is willing to meet me halfway by offering a 55% discount, an offer I cannot refuse.

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  • 3.0 stars

    "I always try to be objective when it's Ashampoo but,"

    December 31, 2008  |   By The Sports Fan

    Version: Ashampoo WinOptimizer 6

    Pros

    I always try to be objective when it's Ashampoo but, theres nothing here I would pay money to have. The new defrag is the best thing about it. It's retty like all newer Ashampoo products. Cleaning tools are ones you need to be careful of.

    Cons

    Both disk & registry cleaning modules are over aggressive to me. It's over priced when considering tuneup Utilities is the same price. This remains true even at a discounted price for their members.Not enough customizations for the desktop.

    Summary

    I see no real improvements over last years version & the prise is to steep for me. The deik cleaner in v5 trashed my Vista system last year so am I supposed to really trust it now? No thank you.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Good Program well put together"

    December 18, 2008  |   By brain2028

    Version: Ashampoo WinOptimizer 6

    Pros

    minor tweaks to the media player and system files that i have never come across before..

    Cons

    but those minor tweaks are not worth $50 .. come on dont be greedy there are hundreds of programs out there for free..

    Summary

    easy to use , becareful with the internet tweaking.
    would recommended if the price was maybe 19.99

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  • 3.0 stars

    "Not worth the price"

    December 18, 2008  |   By LJ39

    Version: Ashampoo WinOptimizer 6

    Pros

    Easy interface

    Cons

    Price tag is a bit over the top.

    Summary

    Plenty of other free programs do the exact same thing.. just not worth what they're asking for. I'll stick with CCleaner and others alike.

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  • 3.0 stars

    "Not worth $50"

    December 18, 2008  |   By unknown unknown

    Version: Ashampoo WinOptimizer 6

    Pros

    Nice interface

    Cons

    Some of the tweaks are of questionably value, and there are free programs that will do the same tweaks and save you $50. Tools like Spybot and CCleaner will do valuable ones like getting ride of unnecessary files and registry keys.

    Summary

    Don't bother.

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  • 4.0 stars

    "GREAT PRODUCT"

    December 17, 2008  |   By j1p9m5d2

    Version: Ashampoo WinOptimizer 6

    Pros

    ... an exceptional all-in-one utility that does not appear to remove anything
    that does not need to be touched - (unlike some others !).. easy to use modules, for both the experienced user and the novice.

    Cons

    There is no indication of what has been done, once the 'Optimization' has been selected. You have to exit the program, then go back in and re-do the optimization again to actually see any difference. A Before/After screen would be a BIG PLUS !!!!!!

    Summary

    ...TRY IT ..... but I am not convinced -yet- that it is worth the purchase price.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Excellent utility to own"

    December 17, 2008  |   By lorenkjr

    Version: Ashampoo WinOptimizer 6

    Pros

    Has all the utilities one needs to keep your computer in good shape.

    Cons

    Anti-Spyware could be better described and better equipped to deal with potential Spyware.

    Summary

    Like I said this one has just about everything you need to keep your computer in good shape. One program I would recommend to everyone.

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