WinUtilities Free Edition

WinUtilities Free Edition

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

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    10.39
  • Total Downloads:
    1,892,719
  • Date Added:
    Dec. 18, 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

    4.1

    out of 7 votes

    • 5 star 5
    • 4 star 0
    • 3 star 1
    • 2 star 0
    • 1 star 1
  • 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, efficient and effective."

December 31, 2011  |  By merglerr

 |  Version: WinUtilities Free Edition 10.39

Pros

Straightforward and easy to use. Relatively speedy for what it does. Free (obviously). does not interfere with other installed programs other than use of computer resources. A wide variety of tools in one package.

Cons

Nothing much. No autoupdate but I'm not that lazy 8-).

Summary

One of the best multipurpose tools available and a staple in my arsenal. I've used similar tools that were purchased and WinUtilities is a great mix for me of functionality and efficiency.

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5 stars

"Excellent utility for Windows xp"

December 30, 2011  |  By new england

 |  Version: WinUtilities Free Edition 10.39

Pros

Intuitive, comprehensive, effective, and FREE. If you use this with ccleaner and a good anti-virus package, you will be well protected.

Cons

Does not always clean every registry error, but still does a very good job.

Summary

This program, with its many useful component tools, is as good a PC cleaner as others that charge full price. And it works just as well as they do.

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5 stars

"Fast with no problems as yet."

December 27, 2011  |  By spanner127

 |  Version: WinUtilities Free Edition 10.39

Pros

Ease of use.

Cons

Have not found any yet.

Summary

I like it.

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5 stars

"Great cleaning tool!"

December 27, 2011  |  By amentf

 |  Version: WinUtilities Free Edition 10.39

Pros

A very powerful tool. Over the years, I spent so much time focusing on malware, adware, viruses, and the like, I neglected all the clutter that accumulates on the PC over time. This tool does a fantastic job of cleaning in the "nooks and crannies" of your PC.

Cons

A very powerful tool. Be sure to review the options before you run any of the programs. It does have the potential to "over-clean" your PC if you're not careful.

Summary

I would not recommend this tool for beginner-novice users. However, if you are charged with working on PCs that beginner-novice PCs use, it can prove useful.

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1 stars

"I can't rate this program it didn't do anything"

December 27, 2011  |  By rethomas

 |  Version: WinUtilities Free Edition 10.39

Pros

There is no way to know, it shows errors but doesn't fix them. In order to see if it actually works you have to buy it.

Cons

It looks more like a bait & switch or a scam. I don't think a computer would run if their scan is correct.

Summary

I don't think that I would bother with this program.

It found OVER TWENTY THOUSAND ERRORS
I have removed it from my computer

Updated on Dec 27, 2011

The program may work but when I ran it it asked that Activate it before it would fix anything.
I already have similar product and have never had as many errors as this program says I have (Over 20,000)

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3 stars

"bit of bait-and-switch, trial version was very limited"

December 26, 2011  |  By jet-tekh

 |  Version: WinUtilities Free Edition 10.39

Pros

does the limited things well

Cons

bit of bait-and-switch, trial version was very limited

Summary

bit of bait-and-switch, trial version was very limited

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5 stars

"Excellent, does what it is supposed to do"

December 18, 2011  |  By stephfl

 |  Version: WinUtilities Free Edition 10.39

Pros

This is only one of several utilities that I use to keep my computer clean and working top notch. It does its job and the best part is its free!!

Cons

I have not found any

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 10.39
Version 10.39 improved shortcuts fixer module, history cleaner module, memory optimizer module, and updated process security database.
General
Publisher YL Software
Publisher web site http://www.ylcomputing.com/
Release Date December 18, 2011
Date Added December 18, 2011
Version 10.39
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory Maintenance & Optimization
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 2000, Windows 2003, Windows
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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