Ashampoo WinOptimizer - A complete set of utilities for Windows systems optimizing, including the Hard disk clean up, Windows registry clean up, remove all the Internet navigation tracks, find and delete duplicated files, blocker for IP spam, access to standard Window tools (defrag, etc.), and the possibility of a "One click Optimizer" function.
The drive cleaner scans the Hard disk unit and shows all the folders, unnecessary, temporary, recent, and duplicated files, so the user decides which ones to delete permanently.
Before this action, the options can be set: folders to empty, file extensions to determine the files to show, and the possibility of deleting write protected files.
The user can also set which folders not to be scanned by the application (Windows/SysBack, Windows/Installer, etc.).
Once the options are set, there's the possibility of "Scan and Clean" directly.
Registry cleaner is full of options too, so the user can decide which entries should be zipped, and the possibility of making a Registry backup before the cleaning action takes place.
Internet cleaner also shows the options to set before cleaning browser history, cookies, etc. The user can also set the useful cookies not to be removed.
Within the tuning tools, the application offers Startup Tuner, Process Manager, Internet Tuner, Spam Blocker and the direct access to the standard Windows tools.
File Tools include Disk Space Explorer (with file format determination for each kind: audio, video, documents, etc. and the type of graphs to be shown after the scan: pie, bar, standard, etc.), File Wiper (really deletes the chosen files by using Standard, Gutmann or Military methods), File Spliter and Joiner,
and File Encrypt and Decrypt.
Tweaking Tools offer the tuning of System, Control Panel, Windows Explorer, Drives, Internet Explorer and Third party applications. Each action include options for the user to be set.
Defrag the selected hard drive.
System information: Processor, Main board, Display, Network, and USB ports. System information report can be exported in HTML web format.
System benchmark checks and shows the system performance and speed, and compare them with other computers.
The last utility supplied by this application is to change the visual aspect of the system items by replacing the representative icons and the transparency settings.
The One-click Optimization cleans the system up by itself, deleting duplicates and unnecessary files, bad registry entries, Internet trails, program libraries, etc.
- Complete set of tools for Windows cleaning and tuning
- One-click Optimization looks a little dangerous to use