WinUtilities Free Edition

WinUtilities Free Edition

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  • Date Added:
    March 21, 2011
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  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003/Vista/7

Editors' Review


In our duties reviewing software for 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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  • 1 stars

    "Not free and doesn't work."

    October 20, 2014   |   By GraniteGrl14

    Version: WinUtilities Free Edition 11.23


    None - this has no redeeming qualities whatsoever.


    - Installs unnecessary hardware which does nothing to improve performance.
    - Once you run the diagnostic scan, you not only have to upgrade to the Pro version, but you have to PAY TO DO SO!
    - Even after uninstalling, malware, adware, and popups still linger.


    Don't be fooled by CNET's 5-star rating. This will not improve your performance, especially if you have an older Windows OS.

    Even as I type this review, clicking in each individual box triggers a flurry of pop-ups.

    I'd give this no stars if I could, but since you require some rating...0.5/5.

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    Full Specifications

    What's new in version 9.98
    Version 9.98 includes updated Database, improved Duplicate File Finder module and Windows Tools module, and Minor bug fixes.
    Publisher YL Software
    Publisher web site
    Release Date March 21, 2011
    Date Added March 21, 2011
    Version 9.98
    Category Utilities & Operating Systems
    Subcategory Maintenance & Optimization
    Operating Systems
    Operating Systems Windows, Windows 7, Windows NT, Windows Me, Windows Vista, Windows 2003, Windows 2000, Windows 98, Windows XP
    Additional Requirements None
    Download Information
    File Size 6.09MB
    File Name wufinstall.exe
    Total Downloads 1,877,826
    Downloads Last Week 1,734
    License Model Free
    Limitations Not available
    Price Free

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