WinUtilities Free Edition

WinUtilities Free Edition


Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
3.7
out of 628 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
11.5
File Size:
6.04MB
Date Added:
July 25, 2014
Price:
Free
Operating Systems:
Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7/8
Total Downloads:
1,863,632
Downloads Last Week:
1,022
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Additional Requirements:
Not available

Editors' review

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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  • All Versions:

    3.7

    out of 628 votes

    • 5 star: 235
    • 4 star: 213
    • 3 star: 51
    • 2 star: 24
    • 1 star: 105
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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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  • 1 stars

    "Absolutely Awful!"

    May 01, 2013   |   By boganj

    Version: WinUtilities Free Edition 10.61

    Pros

    None that I could find. It's just a downloaded advertisement.

    Cons

    The free version does nothing. Everything is disabled. This is not a free version, you're just downloading an advertisement. Any company that does this type of thing, I could never trust their software.

    Summary

    Do not bother downloading.

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  • 1 stars

    "Not free at all"

    April 17, 2013   |   By karimbardee

    Version: WinUtilities Free Edition 10.61

    Pros

    I can't find one.

    Cons

    False advertising.

    Summary

    I just needed an app to fix and clean my registry, download it and installed it, after trying to fix my registry it said that my registry have several hundreds faults, when I asked the application to fix these faults, it just said I must upgrade to the pro version ( the non free version). There was no way to get use of this "FREE" application, it is a shame that the editors did not mention that in their praising.

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  • 1 stars

    "Downloads additional software w/o permission"

    January 29, 2013   |   By wcarr1

    Version: WinUtilities Free Edition 10.55

    Pros

    No pros for this software.

    Cons

    Downloaded additional software without asking permission, had to make a purchase of full version to be able to correct problems.

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