Overview

In this review we will take a look at the recently released WinOptimizer 10 from the German software company Ashampoo. This program is intended to allow the end user to keep his or her computer running smoothly and in tip-top shape. The computer user who is interested in using a Windows system "all-in-one" optimization program is faced with quite a number of choices. Some of programs are good and some are not so good. In fact, we have found that some do far more harm than good. WinOptimizer 10 by Ashampoo fits in the good category. Our review finds it to be one of the more useful Windows system optimization applications available today. As is the case with a number of other Windows utility applications from Ashampoo, WinOptimizer 10 includes a number of other helpful tools to assist you in keeping your computer running smoothly.

 


Program Features and Screenshots

 This application was developed to be very easy to use for even the most novice computer user. When you first run the program you are not greeted by a daunting number of options. The interface is very clean, uncluttered, and easy to understand.

The screenshot below reveals the window that greets you when you first run the program. Notice that the program lets you know when it was last ran. When you run the program for the first time you will simply be alerted that you have not yet optimized your system.

Pressing the "Start search" button will cause the program to spring into action scanning your system for areas that need optimization.

When the scanning is complete, WinOptimizer will give you a summary of issues that it has found and give you the option to let it fix them. As you can see, the application found quite a number of issues with our computer.

If you click the "Fix now" button the program will automatically fix the issues found during the scanning process.

When WinOptimizer has fixed all of the issues found during the scanning process, it will let you know. If you happen to have your internet browser open during the cleaning process, the program will alert you that it cannot fix browser-related issues such as clearing history, cookies, etc. unless you close the browser.

Everything that takes place from the main window of the program takes place automatically minimal user interaction. For those who want more control as well as access to many more features of the program, pressing the button labeled "Modules" will take you to the next screen where you can see just how full-featured the application is.

As you can see the program has modules available to enable you to perform a large number of system-related tasks. On this screen there are 31 options from which to choose. Some of these functions, such as deleting internet traces are also handled by the optimization that you can run from the opening window of the program. Performing these functions from this window gives you a bit more control over the process.

WinOptimizer can also give you a picture of the history of its work on your system from the "Statistics" page.

Granted, this information will be more useful to some than to others, but it is available if you are interested.

Conclusion

We find Ashampoo Optimizer 10 to be a very good and helpful program. It is one of those rare applications that we recommend without hesitation. The application is regularly updated and the developers are responsive to questions and suggestions. We believe that you will find it to be helpful and easy to use.


Rating

Usefulness
Usability
Cost
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Score
18/20 [Highly Recommended]

How to Get WinOptimizer 10

Ashampoo WinOptimizer is a commercial program. You can downloaded a 30-day trial version for free from the program website. If you want to use the program beyond the 30-day trial, you must purchase a license.


Specifications

Program/Application
Ashampoo WinOptimizer 10
Developer/Website
Ashampoo; www.ashampoo.com
Cost
$39.99
Operating Systems Supported
Windows® XP, Windows Vista®, Windows® 7 and Windows® 8.
Synopsis
Like any other machine, computers require maintenance at regular intervals to ensure smooth operation. Relying on built-in facilities alone, though possible, is a daunting task that requires intricate knowledge as well as constant efforts to keep up to speed with technical developments. Don't let background tasks take time away from you! Let Ashampoo WinOptimizer 10 handle system complexity while you focus on what computers were made for - to get your work done!