As is often the case with Ashampoo products, shortly after they roll out new versions, you start seeing free offers for the previous versions.
There’s nothing wrong with that at all. I’ve used several Ashampoo products after free versions became available. I’ve found their offerings to be very good in most cases. Ashampoo WinOptimizer is also one of those cases.
What is WinOptimizer?
WinOptimizer is a PC cleaner and optimizer. After scanning the system, the software offers you opportunities to change the PC settings to increase performance. It also scans for unnecessary (junk) files and orphaned or corrupted registry keys.
Here are a few additional features:
- Icon Saver
- Real-time backup
- Registry Optimizer
- Drive Cleaner
- Tweaking Tools
- Process Manager
- StartUp Tuner
- File Wiper
- One-Click Optimization
WinOptimizer has consistently had a 4 out of 5 user rating at Download.com and is a popular download despite a normal cost of around $40 or $50 USD after a trial period.
In order to get it for free, you will have to jump through a few hoops. However, none of the hoops are on fire, and I’ll guide you through them step by step.