WinUtilities Free Edition

WinUtilities Free Edition

Download Editors' Rating:
3.5
Very good
Average User Rating:
3.7
out of 631 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    11.27
  • Total Downloads:
    1,888,654
  • Date Added:
    November 26, 2014
  • File Size:
    6.09MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    2,182
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7/8

Editors' Review

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WinUtilities Free Edition collects system, disk, and Registry cleaners and optimizers in a single interface that gives you easy access to tools that are scattered throughout Windows. You can set One-Click Maintenance to run on a schedule and can customize it by unchecking options.

Pros

Clear UI: WinUtilities groups tools by function, such as Clean Up & Repair, Optimize & Improve, Privacy & Security, and Files & Folders, so you can easily find the tools you want to run.

Many helpful utilities: The BHO Remover identifies browser helper objects and lets you remove them with a click. The Context Menu Manager configures right-click menus in Windows. The EXE Protector prevents unauthorized running of executables. If you make a mistake in changing or cleaning your Registry, WinUtilities' Registry Backup & Restore can salvage it.

Windows standard tools: WinUtilities centralizes access to some built-in Windows diagnostic and configuration tools that can be hard to find, including RegEdit, the DirectX Diagnostic Tool, the Computer Management console, and System Configuration.

Cons

SSD defrag: WinUtilities's Disk Defrag tool included our solid-state drive (SSD) and did not show a warning, but SSDs shouldn't be defragmented -- the process doesn't help and can hurt.

Bottom Line

WinUtilities Free Edition collects utilities and Windows system tools in one convenient interface, making it a useful first stop when something needs fixing. Its cleaning, repair, and protection tools help keep your system free from trouble, too.

 
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User Reviews
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2 stars

"Strictly a promotional freebee"

November 17, 2014  |  By DDierdorf

 |  Version: WinUtilities Free Edition 11.26

Pros

There are none

Cons

Just junk.

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1 stars

"Not free and doesn't work."

October 20, 2014  |  By GraniteGrl14

 |  Version: WinUtilities Free Edition 11.23

Pros

None - this has no redeeming qualities whatsoever.

Cons

- 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.

Summary

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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5 stars

"Great Program"

September 10, 2014  |  By twinoak

 |  Version: WinUtilities Free Edition 11.16

Pros

Very easy to use. Cleaned registry and defragged my PC with no problems. Also comes with a free Driver Support program to help update drivers..

Cons

The only problem is that is your PC is as messed up as mine was, it will take a while for it to defrag the system.

Summary

I would recommend it to anyone

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5 stars

"Cleaned my computers."

February 26, 2014  |  By S_Bays

 |  Version: WinUtilities Free Edition 11.0

Pros

The program removed all my registry entries and errors. As well as my old shortcuts that didn't work. The program came with a Uninstall manager and disk cleaner. The program worked flawlessly. Would recommend to anyone to use.

Cons

So far I haven't found one yet.

Summary

Yes, I would recommend any one to use.

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4 stars

"It's a good tools for optimizing Windows."

December 29, 2013  |  By mingsentan

 |  Version: WinUtilities Free Edition 11.0

Pros

- Fast
- Rich Features

Cons

- Sometime inaccurate info, same registry error even right after fix.

Summary

Would be a better tool if without so call "offer" that I consider other type of spam.

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1 stars

"I would give it zero stars if that was an option"

November 17, 2013

 |  Version: WinUtilities Free Edition 10.62

Pros

It downloads...

Cons

Nothing here is free. You will install and uninstall it two minutes later unless you want to pay for something that is already on your system...

Summary

Cnet, you dropped the ball on this review.

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5 stars

"Excellent Software"

November 08, 2013  |  By tomclarke98

 |  Version: WinUtilities Free Edition 10.62

Pros

We should perform WinUtilities regularly in order to keep your computer in top-notch shape. Since doing all the related tasks manually can be a real hassle, we can opt for one of the many software solutions that can help you in this regard.

WinUtilities Professional Edition is one of the names on the list and it seems to include exactly the things you'll need when trying to clean up the PC and optimize it for the best performance.

The application has an rather nice looking interface, with every feature neatly organized. Clicking on each of them opens a new window in which you're prompted to select the drives or the elements you wish to be scanned either for fixing issues or for improving certain settings.

WinUtilities Professional Edition is also capable of optimizing the system for greater performance, enhancing privacy and security, controlling windows and folders, working with the Windows registry and scheduling tasks.

Cons

NO Problems Found.

Summary

Just Awesome

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1 stars

"TRUST US IT IS FREE"

November 04, 2013  |  By azloafer

 |  Version: WinUtilities Free Edition 10.62

Pros

Nothing here but a trick to get you to buy the full application.

Cons

It is just a partial program made to sell the Pro version. This program is not really free. I don't understand Cnet's praise for this program. Is Cnet changing and dropping our trust in them?

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1 stars

"Typical Junk! and we used to be able to trust Cnet!"

August 18, 2013  |  By lethal57

 |  Version: WinUtilities Free Edition 10.61

Pros

not much.............

Cons

loaded with spam and so called 'offers'. Shame cnet download.com!

Even tries top change home and search defaults!

Summary

do not touch this!

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5 stars

"So Useful!!"

June 10, 2013  |  By Saidro

 |  Version: WinUtilities Free Edition 10.61

Pros

Been using for a year now and WinUtilities Free Edition does it's job well: no more no less.

Cons

None no so far.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 11.27
  • Updates database for Process Security
  • Improves UI
  • Updates Russian language file
  • Updates Greek language file
General
Publisher YL Software
Publisher web site http://www.ylcomputing.com/
Release Date November 26, 2014
Date Added November 26, 2014
Version 11.27
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory Maintenance & Optimization
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP, Windows Server 2008, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 2000, Windows 8, Windows 2003, Windows
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 6.09MB
File Name wufinstall.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 1,888,654
Downloads Last Week 2,182
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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