Ashampoo WinOptimizer 18 is available as a free download from our software library. Windows is good–but it could be better! Ashampoo® WinOptimizer 18 takes care of that! Operating systems tend to slow down over time, suffer from errors and become cluttered with junk files. In many cases, essential settings are either missing or buried deep in the system. And then there’s the privacy threat, as especially Windows 10 loves to phone home.
- System optimization, in-depth cleaning and diagnosis in one program!
- Dashboards for always up-to-date data and instant feature access
- Brand new Defrag without noticeable performance drain
- Merge free disk space with Defrag
- Extensive drive analysis and hardware review with Defrag
- Handy benchmark center for better clarity and faster test access
- Enhanced system details view with optimized hardware detection
- All cleaners up-to-date
- Full Microsoft Edge Chromium support
- New Internet Cleaner algorithm for improved detection of browsing traces
- Enhanced Browser Extension Manager
- More details on installed hardware during system analyses
- Faster module startup times
- Detailed analysis logs
Features of Ashampoo WinOptimizer 18 Full
The quick route to a better Windows!
You can feel the incredible optimization power of Ashampoo® WinOptimizer 18 right from the get-go! Take care of eight major problem areas of Windows in just a single click and kick your system into overdrive. Get rid of junk data, like web browsing traces, fix Registry errors, remove broken shortcuts and disable unnecessary services.
WinOptimizer 18 is your one-stop, one-click performance, security and stability booster! Optimize your security, system and autostart settings in just a single click! Reclaim your system resources and enjoy faster startup times and a smoother overall Windows experience thanks to more available memory. Naturally, all features are future-proof and ready for the latest Windows updates!
Use it on up to 10 PCs in your household
If you use Ashampoo® WinOptimizer 18 at home, a single license will allow you to install the software on up to 10 PCs! Buy once and let your entire family benefit from a leaner, faster and more secure Windows system! You’ll only need a separate license for each installation, if you use the software in a commercial setting.
Brand new: Dashboard overviews
Dashboards are the quickest way to get a detailed picture of your system and to instantly access essential features. “Clean, optimize and inform” always has the latest details on these vital tasks–including full feature access! There’s no longer any need to manually open modules to get the whole picture! You’ll find valuable details like status updates on your Registry, dubious services or privacy threats, all neatly arranged. Once you spot and area that requires action, a single click will take you right to the affected module. Experience a new and better way to navigate Ashampoo® WinOptimizer!
21st century defrag tool
WinOptimizer 18 marks the end of the old Defrag module and the beginning of a new era! No more system slowdowns, thanks to smart background processing! The new Defrag builds on the already available Windows algorithm and takes it to the max! Merge free space to shorten access times, automate drive analysis and defragmentation and have the process run in the background at low priority for uninterrupted use of your PC. The new Defrag is SSD-ready: Retrim makes sure your drive is used to its full capacity while ensuring high performance and long life!
Fresh out of our development team: Our new cleaners!
The cleaners built into our WinOptimizer line of products are arguably fan favorites. That’s why we never stop improving them! Version 18 is the first to support the new Microsoft Edge Chromium. Internet Cleaner now uses a new algorithm to detect junk files more efficiently and in all browser-related save locations. Reclaim precious disk space and use our new cleaners to eliminate web browsing traces, redundant files and Registry errors! All features are instantly accessible through the “Clean” dashboard!
All system parameters at a glance
Ashampoo® WinOptimizer provides an extensive look at what’s going on in your system, including your drives. Once health parameters deteriorate, you’ll instantly be notified to avert disaster. Discover bottlenecks and potential errors and spot potential enhancements with incredible ease. Track down resource hogs, find out all about your installed hardware and monitor all running background processes. It doesn’t get any easier! You can also easily access this program area through the “Inform” dashboard.
The Swiss army jackknife for your PC
Ashampoo® WinOptimizer 18 goes way beyond a mere tuneup and cleaning suite. It comes with a total of 37 powerful modules. From security maintenance to privacy protection and smart system analyses, WinOptimizer is the total package for you. Need to recover accidentally deleted files, permanently wipe sensitive data or put a muzzle on Windows 10’s chatty telemetry features? It’s all part of the package! All modules are refined and updated every year for best compatibility and performance with present and coming Windows updates. No other system optimization software even comes close to this enormous feature set, usefulness and easy handling!
Save time and effort automatically
A total of three automatic features take the major work off your shoulders! Auto-Clean not only rids your system of junk data but reduces clutter before it takes hold. As soon as you close your browser, or other application, this fully-automatic broom sweeps everything off your drives that doesn’t belong. Live Tuner provides a smart launch boost to all applications and allows for custom fine tuning to assign different priorities to individual applications, e.g. “high” for more performance. Game Booster does exactly what its name implies: It closes unnecessary background processes non-essential to gaming while your game is running and restarts them when you’re done playing so you can get back to work.
Continual evolution with Windows updates
Windows is continually evolving, thanks to updates, and so is Ashampoo® WinOptimizer! Our development team works hard to guarantee smooth operation before and after all Windows updates. Windows 10 received over a dozen updates in the past year and we analyze each one meticulously. Continual program updates ensure your WinOptimizer keeps up to speed with Windows, no matter what the change. This includes fixing errors introduced through Windows updates, because WinOptimizer not only cleans your PC but also repairs it.
Say no to unwanted browser extensions
Browsers are not only your window to the internet but threatened by malicious extensions that cause slowdowns or spy on you. You’re probably familiar with toolbars but chances are you’re far less familiar with the numerous extensions that may live in your browser, offering little to no use but threatening performance and your privacy.
Many even manage to stay hidden from browsers’ installed extensions lists! Browser Extension Manager puts a stop to this. It lists all installed extensions across your browsers and gives you the choice to delete them, if needed! It only takes a single click to rid your browsers of a malicious extension and make browsing the web a little safer!
Maximum security and privacy!
Windows still collects too much data about you and offers false compromises in terms of security. Windows 10 especially loves to phone home. Win10 Privacy Control and Antispy give you back full control over your system! You decide which passwords are stored, what telemetry data gets sent to Redmond and which photos you’d rather keep to yourself. And make sure not to go easy on unwanted geotracking, personalized ads or nosy programs either!
Fascinating insights into a hidden world with ADS Scanner
Have you heard of alternate data streams? This feature allows programs to attach hidden information to the files as they appear in Windows Explorer, e.g. to determine whether a file was downloaded or is part of the system.
Unfortunately, this feature can also be abused to attach malware to your files. ADS Scanner detects and lists alternate data streams to help you locate and remove dubious entries!
Create maintenance plans in seconds–and then just fire and forget!
Many of our customers love One Click Optimizer as well as the many other tools under “System Maintenance”. They help you find web browsing traces, hidden data junk, superfluous Registry entries and system settings that need tuning. Our handy task scheduler allows you to perform any of these functions at custom intervals and fully automatically. Keep your machine fit and healthy the easy way!
For a stronger PC
Ashampoo system software is synonymous with high use value and incredibly easy handling. Ashampoo® UnInstaller deletes programs down to the last byte and allows for risk-free software trials. Remove unwanted software installations with multi-level in-depth cleaning! Only a fully updated system guarantees speed and safety–and Ashampoo® Driver Updater is your ever watchful update provider. The software scans all of your system components and automatically compares your hardware against a giant driver database for always current drivers. Keep your system up-to-date, permanently! Archives in all available formats are the forté of Ashampoo® ZIP Pro. Get the world’s fastest ZIP engine and pack and unpack your files for space-saving storage and secure file transfers!