[Review] WinUtilities 7.0

Giveaway of the day for July 10, 2009 is:

WinUtilities 7.0

Version reviewed:

v7.0

Software description as per GOTD:

WinUtilities is an award winning collection of tools to optimize and speedup your system performance. This suite contains utilities to clean registry, temporary files on your disks, erase your application and internet browser history, cache and cookies. It also supports to defragment your disk drives and improve computer performance and stability. Built-in StartUp Cleaner allows you to control startup programs that load automatically with windows, find duplicate files, fix broken shortcuts and uninstall unneeded software. other features include secure file deletion, recycle bin shredding, system maintenance tasks scheduling and undelete deleted files.

Review

WinUtilities has been given out a few times on GOTD. I wrote a review on it when it was given out as v6.4 (click here) and v6.2 (click here). Today’s version is v7.0 and here are the changes are per the developer since v6.4:

WinUtilities version 6.5

* Improved compatibility for Windows XP 64 bit and Vista 64 bit
* Added 20+ new plug-ins for WinUtilities History Cleaner
* Fixed a bug in EXE Protector module
* Disk Cleaner supports to maximize window
* Registry Cleaner supports to maximize window
* Fix a bug in System Control Module
* Improved file undelete module

WinUtilities version 6.6

* Added a ’shut down when done’ function in One Click Maintenance module
* Added a ’shut down when done’ function in File Shredder module
* Disk Cleaner supports to clean restore points automatically
* Registry Cleaner supports to clean restore points automatically
* Added a ‘Clean Temp Files’ function in File Shredder moudle
* Disk Cleaner supports to clean unused Windows components
* Improved the scanning engine algorithms in Duplicate File Finder module

WinUtilities version 7.0

* Added a new disk drive defragment module
* Friendly WinUtilities launch user interface
* Improved 1-Click Maintenance module
* Added disk defragment supports for 1-Click Maintenance module
* WinUtilities Task Scheduler supports drive defragment
* Added new plug-ins for WinUtilities History Cleaner
* Added system tray – Quick Launcher supports
* Improved compatibility for Windows XP & Vista 64 bit
* Improved compatibility for Windows 7
* Minor bug fixes

Free Alternatives

Tuneup Utilities 2008
WinOptimizer 5
WinUtilities (v6.2)
Desktop Maestro 2
Glary Utilities
Advanced SystemCare Free

Final Verdict

WinUtilities is an excellent program. I have been using it ever since I got v6.2 from GOTD and am glad for the chance to upgrade to the latest v7.0. I recommend it to anyone.

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9 comments

  1. Notetaker

    Hi Ashraf,

    Thanks for the helpful review.

    Is there a reason to use CCleaner if you are already using ASC Pro? And if yes, what settings are safe (there are so many selection boxes to check and uncheck, and I’ve heard that even though CCleaner is generally quite safe, it can still cause trouble if you don’t set it the right way)?

  2. mario

    hummm.. although it updated without problems, it lost the “full” status, thus being transformed into a trial version. So, in the end, had to install the new GOTD version. Not so good anymore!

  3. etim

    I’d like to see a side by side comparison of this with the Advanced System Care, the Wise products (which are what I use)and the other products listed. That would be interesting!