Ashampoo WinOptimizer 10 Review

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Have you ever wondered why your PC, laptop, or netbook isn't as fast as it was when you used it for the very first time?

If you've owned a computer for any length of time, you have inevitably downloaded, installed, and later gotten rid of program after program.

What you may not realize, though, is that adding and removing programs oftentimes leaves you with unwanted "leftovers" that irrefutably gunk up your system one way or another.

Left untouched, your system will begin to slow to a crawl, whether it's from fragmented files, wasted disk space, unoptimized system services, or programs that automatically inject themselves into your startup without consent and eat away at precious system resources.

Maintaining a PC: Why Tweaking + Optimizing the Operating System is Important

In the PC world, tweaking and optimizing are two similar terms. These techniques are used to maintain a system - both short and long term. To fully understand the concepts, it's important to understand the differences.

Tweaking the Operating System

Tweaking a PC usually refers to modifying the default settings of an operating system to fit the needs of a user.

Often times, tweaking is done to 'trim the fat' of the operating system by removing unwanted or unneeded operations. This essentially frees up system resources, and enhances the user experience.

For example, you might want to disable operating system services that aren't necessary for day-to-day operations.

The general rule of thumb is: the less services running on the PC, the more system resources available for other tasks. The opposite is also true; the fewer resources available, the longer it takes to process a task.

To illustrate this idea, let's look at the Windows File Indexing Service which is (by default) enabled in all versions of Windows Vista, 7 and 8.

File indexing is useful because it reduces the time it takes to search for a file; however, it runs often, creates significant overhead, is not an obligatory service, and may not be used by some users.

In terms of speed and efficiency of a computer: without indexing files, there are more resources available; as a result, other tasks are processed quicker. Utilizing fewer system resources also means battery life on a laptop or netbook will be extended.

Optimizing the Operating System

Compared to tweaking, optimizing a system usually refers to preventative system maintenance - usually a task that is scheduled during a time when the PC is not in use.

Optimization tasks are usually not instantaneous and require a repetitive, ongoing schedule.

Examples of optimization tasks include: defragmenting a hard drive, removing redundant and temporarily files, optimizing the system registry, monitoring resources, disabling startup programs, removing redundant programs, cleaning the system of spyware, and similar.

PC optimization tasks are equivalent to changing the oil in your car. You could operate the car without a scheduled oil change, but if left untouched and without proper inspection, there's a good chance that your engine might seize.

In terms of a PC: the engine is the operating system and it needs regular, ongoing maintenance, or performance will deteriorate over time - or worse.

Introducing Ashampoo WinOptimizer 10

Knowing how to tweak and optimize a PC isn't for the faint of heart - in fact, it is usually quite technical, and reserved for advanced users.

Thankfully, there's a program called Ashampoo WinOptimizer that makes tweaking and optimizing easy for all users, whether new, intermediate, or pro.

What is Ashampoo WinOptimizer?

In short, Ashampoo WinOptimizer 10 is one of the most complete, sophisticated, and easy to use Windows Optimizer and System Tweakers currently on the market.

WinOptimizer 10 is a specialized suite of utilities that work together to undo the damage as the result of daily wear and tear of your computer -- even if all you do is surf the web and read emails.

Together, WinOptimizer 10's cleaning, optimization, and tweaking modules help to eliminate all your Windows Operating System and PC bottlenecks, and are easily accessible under one interface.

"... if you want an all-in-one system optimizer that does a superb job, you'll find Ashampoo WinOptimizer is worth the money." ~ PC World

"... I have been a subscriber to your news letter since 2003 ... [In that time,] I have downloaded multiple versions of Win Optimizer through your recommendations [all at discounted prices] ... These utilities have exceeded my expectations. Kudos to you and also THANK YOU for such an excellent service ... keep those news letters coming!!!!! ~ Al P., Infopackets Reader

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What's New in WinOptimizer 10

The biggest difference of WinOptimizer 10 is the new user interface. Gone is the blue background, replaced now by a grey, stainless steel color.

The main screen provides users with 3 options: clean, optimize, and protect. From here, users can choose to do a one-click scan of the system and have WinOptimizer automatically apply suggested fixes (recommended for new and intermediate users); or, users can choose to tackle individual issues on their own (recommended for advanced users).

In WinOptimizer 10, four of the existing tools have been overhauled - namely, File Wiper, Internet Cleaner, Drive Cleaner, and the Registry Optimizer.

Both Internet Cleaner and Drive Cleaner have been optimized to provide faster results. The Drive and Registry Cleaner also provide improved detection rates.

For Windows 8 users, WinOptimizer 10 provides a significantly improved operating system tweaks section, with greater compatibility improvements.

Other improvements include better statistical information and user-definable favorites.

What WinOptimizer Does

Ashampoo WinOptimizer 10 includes well over 100 different ways to tweak and optimize your system and can be configured to run a regular or custom scheduled intervals.

Here's a quick run-down of some of the most essential utilities included:

  • One-Click Optimizer: Clean and tune up your entire Windows system with a single click. The latest version of WinOptimizer comes with a new compact overview and summary of results.
  • Hard Disk Defragmenter: re-arranges files on hard disk / makes for faster read / write operations.
  • Internet Cleaner: Remove all traces of your Internet surfing for increased privacy and security. This module also cleans up temporary files that waste valuable space on your hard drive. Ashampoo WinOptimizer 10 supports the latest generation of web browsers.
  • Registry Optimizer: makes Windows faster / removes redundant,  incorrect information.
  • Drive Cleaner: deletes temporary (junk) files, and maintains Internet privacy.
  • File Wiper: The new file wiper provides permanent deleting of data and detailed information as well as a direct link to the Windows recycle bin.
  • Startup Tuner: speeds up your boot time, removes unnecessary programs from launching at startup.
  • Antispy Module: restricts / reports which programs add themselves to the registry, maintains your online privacy.
  • Windows Tweaking Tools: customize windows, remove unwanted / unneeded Windows services . This will greatly speed up Windows' response time, free RAM, and greatly reduce startup time.
  • Context Menu Manager: Configure your "right click" Windows menu settings to further customize your computer's operation and give you direct access to important special functions. This is incredibly useful if you have a ton of programs installed on your PC and they've somehow injected themselves into your dialogue menus.

... plus much more!

"... each tool in our tests ran quickly, smoothly and effectively without disrupting overall performance. Novices will appreciate the ease of use while pro users will find plenty of ways to get their hands dirty." ~ CNET review

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WinOptimizer 10 works with Windows XP, Vista, 7, and 8 -- both 32-bit and 64-bit versions.


Operating system tweaking and system optimization doesn't have to be scary business -- but it is a necessary part of computer maintenance.

Whether you plan on upgrading to Microsoft's next operating system with your current PC and need a way to squeeze as much juice out of the old system as possible - or, you just want to make your existing system run faster, Ashampoo WinOptimizer is a utility you shouldn't be without.

WinOptimizer 10 is powerful, extremely comprehensive, and easy to use. This program has been in development since approximately 2004, and over the years, it has improved substantially.

For those of us who like our computers to "just run" without our having to make complicated adjustments, Ashampoo WinOptimizer 10 is the best way to take care of the dirty work.

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