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WinTools.net Extra

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Editors' Review

Download.com Staff Feb 27, 2009
Like a box of Cracker Jacks, WinTools.net Extra is great on its own, but the surprise at the bottom makes it even better. After installing the package, you'll find two new icons on your desktop: WinTools.net Extra, which you'd expect, and Armor Tools Extra, which you might not. WinTools.net Extra cleans up unwanted files from your hard disk and your Registry, allows you to select which programs launch on system start-up, and lets you kill running process. One of its most powerful tools, Clean Up, lets you completely remove program files and their Registry keys, even when their original uninstallers have failed. The Tweak UI function can change the appearance of system areas such as the desktop and the Start menu. Meanwhile, Armor Tools Extra handles security tasks; it encrypts drives (but not individual files or folders) using the 256-bit AES algorithm and wipes away system and online tracks (though it only supports Internet Explorer). We really like the Invisible Man feature, which is like Windows XP System Restore, but with file deletion. We do wish we could access all the tools from one window, but that's a minor complaint. WinTools.net Extra's powerful, plentiful feature set earns our recommendation.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 11.0.1

Version 11.0.1 adds System Status dialog, updates menu of program.


Date Added February 21, 2011
Version 11.0.1

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Additional Requirements None


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Developer's Description

A suite of tools for increasing the operating system performance. WinTools.net cleanly removes unwanted software from disk drives and dead references from the Windows registry. WinTools.net puts you in control of the Windows start up process, memory monitoring and gives you the power to customize desktop and system settings to fit your needs. Adds more speed and stability for your connection. Ensures your privacy and keep sensitive information secure. WinTools.net Professional contains tools: Clean Uninstaller, Scan Files, Scan Registry, Start Up, Tweak UI, Net Tweaker, The Privacy. Clean Uninstaller - This tool is used for both correctly removing software and for monitoring changes made to the hard drive, MS Windows registry and system files during program installations. Scan Files - This tool is used for periodic cleaning of your hard drive from dead references, junk and obsolete files produced by different software. These files and references remain on the hard disk and increase drive access time. Scan Registry - This tool is used for periodic cleaning of the MS Windows registry from unused applications remained after uninstallation and from invalid references which decrease system speed and system loading time. Start Up - This is a startup manager. This tool allows you to monitor, add, remove, enable and/or disable individual startup items. You can also adjust applications initialized during the loading process of the operating system. Tweak UI - This is a set of additional adjustments related to safety, system capacity and user preferences and which are not included into basic components of MS Windows. Net Tweaker - The tool is used for speed increasing of data transfer and for greater stability of connection by changing hidden network settings. The Privacy - This is a kit of tools which ensure your privacy and keep sensitive information secure. It consists of three basic parts: "Objects to Erase", "Invisible Man" and "File Shredder".