WinUtilities Free Edition

WinUtilities Free Edition

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

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    10.42
  • Total Downloads:
    1,892,719
  • Date Added:
    Feb. 20, 2012
  • 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

    4.3

    out of 14 votes

    • 5 star 7
    • 4 star 6
    • 3 star 0
    • 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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1 stars

"WARNING Don't update to version 10.44"

March 08, 2012  |  By Several9920

 |  Version: WinUtilities Free Edition 10.42

Pros

This was a great software up until recently.

Cons

When you update to 10.44 certain features are no longer available

Summary

WARNING When you update the free version from 10.42 to 10.44 certain features like the history cleaner are no longer available. And cnet is the only website that has the 10.42 version for re download after you get tricked and need it back again. i give 1 star since i don't like being tricked.

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4 stars

"A very capable utility"

March 08, 2012  |  By tonyinaz

 |  Version: WinUtilities Free Edition 10.42

Pros

Free, with many features and functions. Does a great job.

Cons

I had been using version 10.42 for about a week. Today while running the cleaner it indicated there was a new version available, 10.44. So I clicked update and after downloading it asked for a reboot, and on restart informed me that the optimize module, which I had run on startup was no longer available in the free version, and did I want to upgrade now. I uninstalled. That is why the 3 1/2 stars.

Summary

I was so impressed with this utility that I uninstalled Glary utilities (which I'd had a number of years)in favor of it. I am very disappointed now that module(s)once part of the free version will now be only in the paid version. I uninstalled 10.44, but was I able to go back to 10.42. So I will keep it...worse case scenerio I'll return to Glary Utilities.

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5 stars

"This is a Keeper!"

March 08, 2012  |  By Slayer2012

 |  Version: WinUtilities Free Edition 10.42

Pros

Its just plain great.. perfect and east.

Cons

I have no cons.. no not one!

Summary

This is my main Cleaner Utility. I love it. Totally recommend it to anyone. Does a great job and its really fast.

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4 stars

"WHEN PITTED WITH OTHER SIMILAR PROGS WU WON EVERY TIME."

March 06, 2012  |  By worlpool

 |  Version: WinUtilities Free Edition 10.42

Pros

RUNS FAST & EASY

Cons

OPTIMIZER ISN'T VERY IMPRESSIVE TO ME.

Summary

YA CAN'T BEAT THE PRICE....

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4 stars

"Great Defrag"

March 05, 2012  |  By labelle42

 |  Version: WinUtilities Free Edition 10.42

Pros

As with all defrag, takes longer than I'd like.

Cons

Time factor.

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4 stars

"very fast, like speed of use"

March 05, 2012  |  By mjhufeld

 |  Version: WinUtilities Free Edition 10.42

Pros

very fast compare to others that I have used. does pretty good job

Cons

could be a little better, misses some and then I run CC to finish

Summary

would and have recommened to others

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4 stars

"The Best Free PC Tuneup and Optimizer Software..."

March 03, 2012  |  By Mush3179

 |  Version: WinUtilities Free Edition 10.42

Pros

Easy Options to use. User Friendly which any normal user can easily navigate.

Cons

There are no cons.

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4 stars

"Works well"

March 02, 2012  |  By jackplane5

 |  Version: WinUtilities Free Edition 10.42

Pros

Has alot to offer and doe's it very good.

Cons

none at all

Summary

try it.

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5 stars

"Another one of the better freebies out there."

February 28, 2012  |  By pro10

 |  Version: WinUtilities Free Edition 10.42

Pros

It's fast gives all it has and never causes a problem.

Cons

If there are any I haven't found them yet.

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5 stars

"Have had no problems in a few months."

February 28, 2012  |  By bobbyjsexton

 |  Version: WinUtilities Free Edition 10.42

Pros

This windows software does what it is supposed to do. I have been using this software for a few months. Haven't had one problem with using it.

Cons

I have no cons on this software.

Summary

I have been using this software for a few months, and not one problem with it. I run different modules almost everyday and have no complaints on any part of this software.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 10.42
Version 10.42 has updated database and improved language package.
General
Publisher YL Software
Publisher web site http://www.ylcomputing.com/
Release Date February 20, 2012
Date Added February 20, 2012
Version 10.42
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory Maintenance & Optimization
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows, Windows 7, Windows XP, Windows Vista, 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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