WinUtilities Free Edition: New freeware version of WinUtilities comes with many useful features

WinUtilities is a popular name, especially among dotTechies, not only because it is continually given out on GOTD but also because it is a featured filled an reliable software. Although there was a short attempt by the developer of WinUtilities to make a freeware version of WinUtilities available last year, the attempt died out sooner rather than later, so WinUtilities has been a largly commercial product people have to pay for. Well this is true no longer.

Recently the developer of WinUtilities has transitioned WinUtilities into two version: WinUtilities Professional and WinUtilities Free. While of course the Professional version is the better one, the Free version itself has quiet a few handy features making it worth mentioning.

These are the major differences, as defined by the developer, between WinUtilities Professional and WinUtilities Free:

So what exactly consists of the “Basic PC Care” that WinUtilities Free has? All of this:

That is a fairly impressive feature list for a freeware software especially considering WinUtilities Free is bound to come with the reliability of WinUtilities we have all come to know and love. So yes having the Professional version of WinUtilities would be nice, but the Free version of WinUtilities itself is a winner.

You can get WinUtilities Free from the following links:

Version reviewed: v9.37

Supported OS: Windows 7, 2000, XP, Vista, 2003 Server.  32/64bit versions.

Download size: 6.3 MB

Update: Please note WinUtilities Free now comes bundled with Ask Toolbar. Be sure to not install it (if you don’t want it)!

WinUtilities Free homepage [download page]

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23 comments

  1. giovanni

    No way…TOOLWIZ CARE is far better than this…it even includes the award-winning Time Freeze besides of tons of other great features:

    http://www.toolwiz.com/

    Only TUNEUP UTILITIES 2012 (maybe) can beat it now!!

    Full review here:
    http://computelogy.com/2012/01/toolwiz-care-v1-keeps-windiows-pc-optimized-healthy-speedy-clean-freeware/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+computelogy%2FHnyu+%28COMPUTELOGY.com%29

    The freeware JETCLEAN and DISKMAX are also 2 great free alternatives that are worth a try:

    http://www.bluesprig.com/jetclean.html
    http://www.softpedia.com/get/Security/Secure-cleaning/DiskMax.shtml

    As FREE Disk defragmenter, the best one is definitely AUSLOGICS DISK DEFRAG PORTABLE:
    http://www.auslogics.com/en/software/disk-defrag/#portable

    Enjoy!!

  2. Sid

    What a day to post about WinUtilities Free edition. With update 10.44, free edition has been crippled, made unusable by developer unless you pay up for an upgrade!
    The links have been removed as well, so if you have direct links, that is the only way to reach Free edition page.

  3. William Neurauter

    I had ver. 9.3 from GOTD but it appears to have crashed & now I get error messages. my control panel shows ver. 6.4 is installed so perhaps something went wrong after installing 9.3…..
    I imagine I should try to uninstall it.

  4. reddy

    Still not sure what the difference is between free and pro. The developer might be a pretty good programmer (Win Utils is maybe better than some of its ilk) but he/she/they don’t know squat about marketing.

  5. Ashraf
    Author/Mr. Boss

    @theWeissguy: Perfect Utilities was just WinUtilities repackaged. So ya they should be similar.

    @Jerry: Norton is listing YLComputing.com (the website of the developer) as “unsafe”: http://safeweb.norton.com/report/show?url=ylcomputing.com. However, as far as I know WinUtilities is clean. But, if you are worried, here is a link to grab it from Download.com: http://download.cnet.com/WinUtilities-Free-Edition/3000-18512_4-75021441.html?part=dl-6275045&subj=dl&tag=button.

    @Refpeuk: Perfect Utilities is no more. As I said before, Perfect Utilities was just a repackage of WinUtilities and the developer has discontinued it.

    @Jyo: Ditto.

  6. Jyo

    @Refpeuk: Thing is, Perfect Utilities is no more, and it’s really hard to find another download source of this software. You can still find Perfect Utilities 2.01 in the Brothersoft website I think but that’s the latest version I can find. Unless you’ve found another mirror site?

  7. Jerry

    Ashraf,

    The moment I clicked on your download link my Norton Internet Security lit up and said that the site was unsafe, finding both spyware and a keylogger. (See attached report in PDF format.)

    What gives?

  8. theWeissguy

    The free version of Win Utilities looks like a repackaging of Perfect Utilities 3.03 without the update nag screen! It’s a great utility which I’ve used often – excellent registry cleaner among other features.