Softpedia Editor's Review for WinUtilities Free Edition
A collection of tools to optimize your system performance
Written by Elena Opris on March 26th, 2012
WinUtilities is a software that comes packed with the necessary tools for cleaning and optimizing your computer.
The program has a user-friendly interface in which you can access four main areas - "Modules", "1-Click Maintenance", "Scheduled Tasks" and "Status".
So, you can remove junk data, repair invalid registry entries, fix shortcuts and uninstall programs from your system.
But you can also defrag the Windows registry and disk drives, optimize memory, remove BHOs and manage applications which automatically run at system startup.
Moreover, you can clear online traces, monitor running processes, protect EXEs, as well as shred and undelete files.
In addition, you can locate duplicate files, protect information by adding a security password, split and join files, use a backup/restore system and search function for the registry, schedule tasks and automatic shutdowns, view system information and access Windows tools (e.g. Registry Editor, Disk Cleanup).
Furthermore, you can perform a one-click maintenance task regarding the system clipboard data, Recycle Bin items, Windows and Internet temporary files, Internet cookies, auto-complete forms and password data, the recent documents history, junk files, and others.
The program runs on low system resources, includes a complete help file with snapshots and takes a reasonable amount of system to finish a scanning, cleaning and optimizing task. No errors have occurred during our tests.
Too bad scheduling tasks is disabled in the free version. Otherwise, we highly recommend WinUtilities to all users who want to improve the performance level of their computer, whether they are novices or experienced.
WinUtilities Free Edition description
Here are some key features of "WinUtilities Free Edition":
· Defragment your disks and improve computer performance and stability
· Recovers deleted files on NTFS and FAT volumes.
· Cleans disks from information that clogs your system and reduces the performance of your computer.
· Scans the Windows registry and finds incorrect or obsolete information in the Windows Registry.
· Helps you to easily manage program execution at windows startup.
· Erases all traces of activity on your computer, save spaces and protect your privacy.
· Splits any type of file into smaller pieces and rejoin them to the original file.
· Erases files and make sure that no data thief can get his hands on your sensitive data.
· Protects any Windows executable file with a secure password.
· Optimizes the Memory Management of Windows. No special configuration is needed, Memory Optimizer will auto configure itself.
Duplicate Files Finder:
· Helps you to free disk space by finding and removing duplicate files from your system.
· Provides you with an easy way to address the invalid shortcuts and reports back to you so that you can remove it from your system.
· Allows you to check your system's performance and manage the running processes.
· Manages the programs installed on your system and uninstall unneeded software.
· Shows you the detailed information for your computer hardware and software.
· Back up and restore the Windows Registry.
· Searchs the Windows Registry by a specific wildcard. then you can delete or export them.
· Manages the BHOs that are currently installed.
· Schedules your computer for log off, stand by, hibernate, or shutdown at a specific time.
· Provides you an easy way to launch the utilities build in Windows.
· Organizes and manage your Windows Settings
· Graphics mode 800x600 with 16-bit colors
· 20 MB free hard disk space at least
· Intel Pentium or AMD K5 processor with 133 MHz
· 32 MB RAM
· Task scheduling is not available
What's New in This Release: [ read full changelog ]
· Added more languages
· Updated database
· Bugs fixed
· Improved 1-Click maintenance
Users are advised to pay attention while installing this ad-supported application:
· Offers to change the homepage for web browsers installed in the system
· Offers to change the default search engine for web browsers installed in the system
· Offers to install ASK Toolbar that the program does not require to fully function