WinUtilities Free Edition

WinUtilities Free Edition

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

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    10.36
  • Total Downloads:
    1,892,719
  • Date Added:
    Oct. 20, 2011
  • Price:
    Free

Editors' Note: WinUtilities Free Edition includes optional bundled software that may trigger alerts from security software. WinUtilities Free Edition has been tested for malware by the CNET Download.com team and meets our security requirements.

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

    4.0

    out of 10 votes

    • 5 star 3
    • 4 star 4
    • 3 star 3
    • 2 star 0
    • 1 star 0
  • 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

"Excellent Product"

November 12, 2011  |  By halabernethy

 |  Version: WinUtilities Free Edition 10.36

Pros

I downloaded WinUtilities to see if it would clean up my XP desktop that hasn't worked properly since I cleaned out some malware last year. I was amazed at the difference in performance of my desktop after running WinUtilities and how quickly and thoroughly did it's job. This computer hasn't been this responsive in several years.

Cons

None Found

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5 stars

"Quick and Easy"

October 29, 2011  |  By frangail

 |  Version: WinUtilities Free Edition 10.36

Pros

This easy to understand program operates quickly and efffectively. The big plus is 1-Click Maintenance.

Cons

Regarding the program itself, I can't think of any cons. I wish they'd make it easier to download the new versions without almost downloading a program I don't want, but that can be said about many programs.

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4 stars

"Nice product used as a second product of similar type"

October 29, 2011  |  By ROBERTNEWSAM

 |  Version: WinUtilities Free Edition 10.36

Pros

Ideal to with similar software

Cons

Not the best as a stand alone product

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5 stars

"Easy to use, extensive options"

October 29, 2011  |  By munn1

 |  Version: WinUtilities Free Edition 10.36

Pros

Free editions works very well especially the one step tune up

Cons

None that I have found

Summary

I would definitely recommend it

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4 stars

"No difference noticed from previous edition."

October 29, 2011  |  By alfordtl

 |  Version: WinUtilities Free Edition 10.36

Pros

Easy to use.

Cons

Limited features.

Summary

Ok.

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3 stars

"Good, but not great"

October 28, 2011  |  By new england

 |  Version: WinUtilities Free Edition 10.36

Pros

Good user interface
Easy to use
Fast
Free
Very good memory manager

Cons

Does not fully clean Windows xp registry problems

Summary

CCleaner found, and cleaned, many registry errors that WinUtilities left behind

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4 stars

"One of the best products I've used."

October 28, 2011  |  By ephillips001

 |  Version: WinUtilities Free Edition 10.36

Pros

1. easy, 2. quick, 3. and understandable. sometimes it's hard to find a product that's free and, also easy to use.

Cons

none at this time.

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3 stars

"CNET WINUTILITIES and CNET in GENERAL install UTILITIES"

October 23, 2011  |  By coopertt

 |  Version: WinUtilities Free Edition 10.36

Pros

CNET gives a level of confidence that the download is viruses FREE and there is a trust in the products evaluation

Cons

WHY does ALL the CNET down loads and installs get front ended with all these hooks to load unwanted functions that the user has not asked for and most modify your system configurations and or internet configurations and impact your personal working environment. CNET at least ask me if I am interested in any of them and allow me to select the ones I am interested in and inform me if and what they will modify!!!!!!!!!!!

Summary

Lets get back to at least allowing the customer to accept or decline the marketeers and treat them as the mallware bandits they are NO MORE UNWANTED MARKETING PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!!!

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3 stars

"okay software"

October 21, 2011  |  By jeffreypopye

 |  Version: WinUtilities Free Edition 10.36

Pros

easy to use software

Cons

seems to be lacking in the cleaning of your system

Summary

i already have similar software installed sweepi,system ninja and
argente utilities they do a brilliant job,sadly win utilities comes
nowhere near those three.

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4 stars

"Tried on XP"

October 20, 2011  |  By jbofme

 |  Version: WinUtilities Free Edition 10.36

Pros

Very easy to use. Fast.

Cons

Noticed none

Summary

Prefer to use Glaries Util.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 10.36
Version 10.36 has fixed minor bugs.
General
Publisher YL Software
Publisher web site http://www.ylcomputing.com/
Release Date October 20, 2011
Date Added October 20, 2011
Version 10.36
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory Maintenance & Optimization
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 2003, Windows 2000
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 6.09MB
File Name wufinstall.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 1,892,719
Downloads Last Week 1,142
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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