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WinUtilities Free Edition

Download Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
3.7
out of 631 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    9.81
  • Total Downloads:
    1,910,712
  • Date Added:
    Jul. 29, 2010
  • Price:
    Free; Paid upgrade available

Editors' Review

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In our duties reviewing software for Download.com we install and uninstall a lot of programs. As we're sure you can imagine, this creates a bit of a mess on our PC. Many programs leave files behind when they're uninstalled, and since we're constantly downloading and deleting things, we end up with a lot of invalid shortcuts, broken registry entries, etc. For this very reason, we were excited about trying WinUtilities Free Edition, a suite of tools designed to free up disk space and improve system performance. We were quite pleased with the program's results.

Some of what WinUtilities does--disk defragmenting and cleanup, for example--can be accomplished using the System Tools that come with Windows. But we liked the way the program combined these and other functions into one clean, intuitive interface, making all of the most useful Windows maintenance utilities easy to access. The program contains a full complement of features to help you manage your computer's performance and security, including a file shredder, duplicate file finder, task scheduler, and much more. The program's One-Click Maintenance feature allows users to run a variety of customizable buttons with the click of a single button. The program's built-in Help file is well written and thorough. Overall, we were quite impressed with WinUtilities, and we think it's a great tool for keeping your system in good shape and free of performance-hindering junk.

WinUtilities Free Edition is free. The program installs and uninstalls without issues. We highly recommend this program to all users.

 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    3.6

    out of 22 votes

    • 5 star 5
    • 4 star 11
    • 3 star 2
    • 2 star 1
    • 1 star 3
  • All Versions

    3.7

    out of 631 votes

    • 5 star 236
    • 4 star 213
    • 3 star 51
    • 2 star 25
    • 1 star 106
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5 stars

"Great product"

August 14, 2010  |  By jkpeel

 |  Version: WinUtilities Free Edition 9.81

Pros

very thorough with many features

Cons

hard to update unless through CNET downloads

Summary

Excellent product

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4 stars

"I really like it alot"

August 13, 2010  |  By tweety1953

 |  Version: WinUtilities Free Edition 9.81

Pros

I like it alot and will tell people about it

Cons

I don't have any cons

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5 stars

"awesome product"

August 12, 2010  |  By Arilik

 |  Version: WinUtilities Free Edition 9.81

Pros

efficient and quick, cleans everything out wonderfully

Cons

... pretty much nothing =P

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4 stars

"IT HELP SOLVE MY REGISTER PROBLEMS."

August 11, 2010  |  By smithhds1

 |  Version: WinUtilities Free Edition 9.81

Pros

IT IS VERY EASY TO USE,IT IS HIGHLY EFFECTIVE IN SPEEDING UP MY 2006 LAPTOP,TOSHIBA AND I CAN LEAVE THE PROGRAM RUNNING AND IT WILL SHUT DOWN MY COMPUTER WHEN FINISHED..

Cons

THERE ISN'T ANY THING I DON'T LIKE ABOUT THIS PRODUCT.

Summary

EASY TO USE AND INSTALL WITHOUT ANY PROBLEMS. THE INDIVUAL CONTROL MODULS ARE VERY GOOD.

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4 stars

"excellent for all it does"

August 10, 2010  |  By purpleflorida

 |  Version: WinUtilities Free Edition 9.81

Pros

very handy

Cons

not anything I remember

Summary

very handy to have for many important tasks

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4 stars

"Useful and worth updating"

August 08, 2010  |  By JIM1NOTE

 |  Version: WinUtilities Free Edition 9.81

Pros

The 1click makes it easy to scan frequently without demanding much attention.

Cons

Nothing I can think of, for now.

Summary

It runs quickly without overburdening the CPU

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4 stars

"All the utilties and more for system optimization"

August 08, 2010  |  By CaoimhinD

 |  Version: WinUtilities Free Edition 9.81

Pros

Amazingly full featured utilty, containing just about evey module you could want to clear out your rubbish files, tidy your registries and defrag your hard drive.

Cons

I believe it deleted a .dll file from one of my applications, so stay alert and make sure you know exactly what its doing. If in doubt use '1-Click'.

Summary

Because of its myriad and admirable array of functions its a qualified recommendation to perhaps intermediate and advanced computer users for WinUtilities. However, it does have a '1-Click' option which routines the only basic cleaning jobs if you don't feel confident about delving too deep in your system.

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5 stars

"This is an excellent easy to use program."

August 08, 2010  |  By tmangio

 |  Version: WinUtilities Free Edition 9.81

Pros

All the tools necessary to keep your PC in tip top shape.

Cons

I don't think WinUtilities has any bad features.

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5 stars

"A very useful utility."

August 07, 2010  |  By branchau

 |  Version: WinUtilities Free Edition 9.81

Pros

A free, easy to use and useful utility.

Cons

No major issue.

Summary

This is a very useful and easy to use Windows utility. It works like a charm.

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1 stars

"is it really a genuine product"

August 07, 2010  |  By macjworld

 |  Version: WinUtilities Free Edition 9.81

Pros

what i liked about it is that i dint install it.

Cons

zone alarm detected it as containing malware so i couldnt run it on my computer

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 9.81
Version 9.81 adds "View Usage Status" function for Process Security module.
General
Publisher YL Software
Publisher web site http://www.ylcomputing.com/
Release Date July 29, 2010
Date Added July 29, 2010
Version 9.81
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory Maintenance & Optimization
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 6.09MB
File Name wufinstall.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 1,910,712
Downloads Last Week 363
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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