For nearly twenty years, Ashampoo WinOptimizer has been widely used by millions of PC users to keep their operating system in top condition. It offers a wealth of features designed to boost up their computer’s performance, remove all unwanted junk files, fix broken links and registry entries, improve their browsing experience, and to maintain their apps updated and secure.
The program scans your computer in just a few seconds and presents you with a comprehensive report of all the issues found. Its attractive dark-colored interface and the bright colors it uses to highlight the relevant messages makes it intuitive and a pleasure to use.
You can check the various issues one by one or simply tell the program to fix them all. They are neatly organized in four main areas – Junk data, System, Privacy, and Performance. A window showing the main System Analysis Results will pop up to tell you which sub-areas have been fixed and which require further assistance on your part.
WinOptimizer also provides you with specific tools to address specific issues. In the system maintenance section, you’ll find a One-Click Optimizer to perform a thorough clean-up of your drives, a Drive Cleaner to free up space, a Registry Optimizer, and an Internet Cleaner to remove all traces. In the Improve Performance section, you’ll find a Service Manager for Windows services, a StartUp Tuner, an Internet Tuner to improve your browsing speed, a Process Manager, an Uninstall Manager, and an SSD Wizard for making the most of your solid-state drive.
The Customize Windows area includes utilities to tweak your system settings, an AntiSpy tool to configure your privacy settings, a Win10 Privacy Control specific for Windows 10 users, a File Associator, and a Context Menu Manager for all your right-click menus. Analyze System is where you can find out more about your system information, a DiskSpace Explorer, a System Benchmark tool, an HDD Benchmark and an HDD Inspector to check the health of your hard drives, and a Font Manager. Finally, in the Tools section, you are offered a File Wiper to remove stubborn files for good, a File Manipulator to encrypt or split up files, and a Link Checker for program shortcuts.
But the news about Ashampoo WinOptimizer 2019 is not that a better and more comprehensive version of this classic tool has just been released – the real news is that it is now available for free from Ashampoo’s official website. This is a great chance for those who have always been reluctant to try this PC optimization tool – because of its price tag or otherwise – to take a close look at its wide range of cleaning, optimizing, and speed-up utilities.
- It is now a free tool
- Fixes all issues with just one click
- Can analyze your system every time you start it up
- Tools are neatly organized by areas
- Includes specific utilites for SSD and Windows 10 users
- Will not remove junk data smaller than one megabyte